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Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

by Petie Kladstrup & Donald Kladstrup

The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II.

"To be a Frenchman means to fight...


Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

by Studs Terkel

In recording this oral history, Studs Terkel interviewed over 100 individuals who shared their thoughts or experiences of the Great Depression. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's...


A Short History of Nearly Everything

by Bill Bryson

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods...


Hitler

by A.N. Wilson

From eminent biographer A.N. Wilson, an incisive, penetrating portrait of Adolf Hitler.


Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal

by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill

A new edition of the riveting New York Times and Boston Globe bestseller, updated with a new chapter on the capture of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger


World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis, and the West

by Laurence Rees

In this revelatory chronicle of World War II, Laurence Rees documents the dramatic and secret deals that helped make the war possible and prompted some of the most crucial decisions made during the conflict....


The Battle of Mogadishu: First Hand Accounts From the Men of Task Force Ranger

by Matt Eversmann & Dan Schilling

“No matter how skilled the writer of nonfiction, you are always getting the story secondhand. Here’s a chance to go right to the source. . . . These men were there.”

–MARK BOWDEN (from the Foreword)

It...


Sun Tzu's: Art of War

by Hwang Chung-Mei & Khoo Kheng-Hor

Recognised as the oldest and most popular military treatise of all time, Sun Tzu's ART OF WAR has been studied by world leaders, military strategist and business executive all over the world. Why are Japanese...


Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom inthe West

by Blaine Harden

The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped

 

North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s...


A Motorcycle Courier in the Great War

by Captain W.H.L. Watson & Bob Carruthers

W.H.L. Watson was a British Army, motorcycle despatch rider in the World War I. He saw active service during the key battles of 1914 and early 1915. Watson and his colleagues formed part of the Royal Engineers...


The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

by Shelby Foote

This first volume of Shelby Foote’s classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United States Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as...


The King's Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America's Tangled Relationship With Saudi Arabia

by David B Ottaway

"As a study of the larger-than-life figure who served as broker of the strange, complex and conflicted marriage between America and Arabia, Mr Ottaway's work is surely definitive." -The Economist


Day of the Panzer

by Jeff Danby

This is a rarely detailed "you are there" account of World War II combat, describing a brief but bloody tank/infantry action in August 1944. Based on six years of research-drawing from interviews, primary documents,...


Vulcan Test Pilot: My Experiences in the Cockpit of a Cold War Icon

by Tony Blackman

In June 2007 a very special event will happen in the aviation world. A restored Avro Vulcan Mark 2 - XH558 - will take to the air again to help commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. To...


Adventures in My Youth

by Armin Scheiderbauer

The author could be described as a 'veteran' in every sense of the word, even though he was only aged 21 when the war ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry Division,...


Panzer Lehr Division 1944-45

by Fred Steinhardt

The Panzer Lehr Division was one of the most élite German armoured formations in existence in early 1944. Its baptism of fire was in the deadly Normandy bocage. Although suffering heavy losses in Normandy,...


Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guide Book

by Nicholas Van Wormer

Air Force basic training is now more challenging than ever, both mentally and physically. In the past few years the Air Force has redesigned its basic military training requirements to prepare airmen for the...


Hitler's Malta Option: A Comparison of the Invasion of Crete (Operation Merkur) and the Proposed Invasion of Malta (Operation Hercules)

by Stephen L.W. Kavanagh

In 1941, after the conquest of Yugoslavia and Greece, senior German military leaders were considering two airborne operations, one for the invasion of Crete and the other for the invasion of Malta. The invasion...


Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

by Robert K. Massie

“[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal

 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra,...


101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . butDidn't!

by Tim Maltin & Eloise Aston

April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

People have an endless fascination with the Titanic, yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one...