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The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori

by Mark Ravina

The dramatic arc of Saigo Takamori's life, from his humble origins as a lowly samurai, to national leadership, to his death as a rebel leader, has captivated generations of Japanese readers and now Americans...


The Case for Israel

by Alan Dershowitz

The Case for Israel is an ardent defense of Israel's rights, supported by indisputable evidence.

  • Presents a passionate look at what Israel's accusers and detractors are saying about this war-torn country.
  • Dershowitz...


Kandahar Tour: The Turning Point in Canada's Afghan Mission

by Lee Windsor & David Charters

"Our Mission was the people of Kandahar and keeping the Taliban from interfering with rebuilding. When we did use force, we had to be discriminate Killing innocent civilians would be mission failure. I had the...


Columbus in the Americas

by William Least Heat-Moon

A stirring tale of adventure and tragedy

"They brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down, and they gave everything for anything that...


Star Trek and History

by Nancy Reagin

A guide to the history that informs the world of Star Trek?just in time for the next JJ Abrams Star Trek movie

For a series set in our future, Star Trek revisits the past constantly. Kirk and Spock battle Nazis,...


Prophets and Princes: Saudi Arabia from Muhammad to the Present

by Mark Weston & Wyche Fowler

Saudi Arabia: oil-rich, devoutly Muslim, and a vital ally

To many in the West, Saudi Arabia is easy to criticize. It is the birthplace of Osama bin Laden and fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. Saudi women...


Brave Battalion: The Remarkable Saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War

by Mark Zuehlke

An Excerpt From Brave Battalion.

The company was completely bunched in front of the wire. Some men threw bombs toward the German trench while others tried to beat down the wooden stakes supporting the wire with...


Battle for Europe: How the Duke of Marlborough Masterminded the Defeat of the French at Blenheim

by Charles Spencer

A compelling history of the bloody battle that ended Louis XIV's dream of European domination and changed the course of history

"Had it not been for Blenheim, all Europe might at this day suffer under the effect...


Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential

by James Moore & Wayne Slater

Praise for Bush's Brain

"Love him or hate him, Karl Rove is one of the most brilliant and successful political consultants of all time. In this riveting account, Wayne Slater and Jim Moore tell how he got there."...


Primes of the Form x2+ny2: Fermat, Class Field Theory, and Complex Multiplication

by David A. Cox

An exciting approach to the history and mathematics of number theory

“. . . the author’s style is totally lucid and very easy to read . . .the result is indeed a wonderful story.” —Mathematical Reviews...


The Beatles Come to America

by Martin Goldsmith

When the Beatles touched down in New York on February 7, 1964 for their first visit to America, they brought with them a sound that hadn't been heard before. By the time they returned to England two weeks later,...


Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

by Frederick Kaufman

A prominent food journalist follows the trail from Big Pizza to square tomatoes to exploding food prices to Wall Street, trying figure out why we can't all have healthy, delicious, affordable food

In 2008, farmers...


Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

by Charles Pellegrino

On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, a prominent Titanic researcher offers a final chance to see the ship before it disappears forever

The Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious passenger ship...


False Alarm: The Truth about the Epidemic of Fear

by Marc Siegel

Life today for citizens of the developed world is safer, easier, and healthier than for any other people in history thanks to modern medicine, science, technology, and intelligence. So why is an epidemic of...


The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East

by Barry Rubin

Praise for The Long War for Freedom

"An extremely important book. The Long War for Freedom finally presents to the Western world an in-depth portrait of those 'small voices' in the Arab world waging the most...


Until the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing

by Gene Smith

Critical Praise for Gene Smith On Until the Last Trumpet Sounds

"The best recent compact study of the commander of the American Expeditionary Force of World War I." Booklist

"A six-star effort . . . captures Pershing...


Fatal Treasure: Greed and Death, Emeralds and Gold, and the Obsessive Search for the Legendary Ghost Galleon Atocha

by Jedwin Smith

"In real life-especially off the Florida coast-things can have fatal consequences. Fatal Treasure is a truly compelling read."

-Aphrodite Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Sacrifice and All She...


The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II

by Greg King

Praise for The Court of the Last Tsar

"Any book by Greg King is a book to be kept and savored. He has not only given us a fresh, clear-eyed, and often startling new look at the life of the last Romanovs, but...


Trafalgar's Lost Hero: Admiral Lord Collingwood and the Defeat of Napoleon

by Max Adams

Trafalgar's Lost Hero introduces the man whose real-life exploits have been attributed to the likes of Horatio Alger and Jack Aubrey. Never seeking the public acclaim craved by his closest friend and comrade...


Cradle of Violence: How Boston's Waterfront Mobs Ignited the American Revolution

by Russell Bourne

They did the dirty work of the American Revolution

Their spontaneous uprisings and violent actions steered America toward resistance to the Acts of Parliament and finally toward revolution. They tarred and feathered...