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The Hunt for Pancho Villa - The Columbus Raid and Pershing#s Punitive Expedition 1916-17

by Alejandro Quesada & Peter Dennis

On March 9, 1916, troops under the command of Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico and its local detachment of the US 13th Cavalry Regiment, killing 18 people and burning the town. Six days later, on orders...

Great Lakes Warships 1812-1815

by Mark Lardas & Paul Wright

When war broke out in 1812, neither the United States Navy nor the Royal Navy had more than a token force on the Great Lakes. However, once the shooting started, it sparked a ship-building arms race that continued...

Napoleon's Swiss Troops

by David Greentree & Gerry Embleton

Ever since the 15th century Switzerland had been exporting professional soldiers to serve as mercenaries for foreign monarchies. Napoleon, therefore, was not the first to make full use of the martial qualities...

Georgy Zhukov

by Robert Forczyk & Adam Hook

Zhukov was the dominant figure in the Red Army during World War II even though his actual job title varied from day to day. Serving as a senior General Staff representative from the Stavka, Zhukov moved from...

Metz 1944: Patton's fortified nemesis

by Steven Zaloga & Steve Noon

General George Patton's most controversial campaign was the series of battles in autumn 1944 along the German frontier which centered on the fortified city of Metz. It took nearly four months, from September...

Hamas: From Resistance to Government

by Paola Caridi & Andrea Teti

When the radical Islamist group Hamas was elected to lead Palestine in 2006, the Western world was shocked. How had the majority of Palestinians come to support an extremist organization and how would the group’s...

War of Numbers: An Intelligence Memoir

by Sam Adams & David Hackworth

Sam Adams loved intelligence work, and that enthusiasm shines throughout this memoir of his years with the Central Intelligence Agency. His career was dominated by an epic struggle over Vietnam -- over military...

Vanished Smile

by R.A. Scotti

On August 21, 1911, the unfathomable happened–Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre. More than twenty-four hours passed before museum officials realized she was gone. The prime suspects...

The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation

by Nancy Rubin Stuart

Praised by her mentor John Adams, Mercy Otis Warren was America's first woman playwright and female historian of the American Revolution. In this unprecedented biography, Nancy Rubin Stuart reveals how Warren's...

Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty

by Cassandra Pybus

Cassandra Pybus adds greatly to the work of [previous] scholars by insisting that slaves stand at the center of their own history . . . Her 'biographies' of flight expose the dangers that escape entailed and...

Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's  Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York

by Richard Zacks

When young Theodore Roosevelt was appointed police commissioner of New York City, he had the astounding gall to try to shut down the brothels, gambling joints, and after-hours saloons. This is the story of how...

March Was Made of Yarn: Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown

by Elmer Luke & David Karashima

In time for the one year anniversary of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, a collection of essays and stories by Japanese writers on the devastating disaster, its aftermath, and the resolve of a people to rebuild....

Escape from Alcatraz

by J. Campbell Bruce

In 1963, just weeks before the original publication of this book, the last prisoner was escorted off Devil’s Island and Alcatraz ceased to be a prison. Author J. Campbell Bruce chronicles in spellbinding detail...

Native American History

by Judith Nies



Native American History is a breakthrough reference guide, the first book of its kind to recognize and explore...

Clash of Wings

by Walter J. Boyne

Boyne resurrects the war of the skies in all its heroic and tragic drama, while supplying insightful, expert conclusions about previously overlooked aspects of the war, including the essential role of American...

Reinventing Politics

by Vladimir Tismaneanu

Reinventing Politics gives an account of East European politics from the time of Soviet domination to the 1989-90 revolutions, and considers the effect of tyranny on East European culture and politics, the chances...

Strategy and Power in Russia 1600-1914

by Jr., William C. Fuller

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West

by Timothy Garton Ash

“We, the free, face a daunting opportunity. Previous generations could only dream of a free world. Now we can begin to make it.” In his welcome alternative to the rampant pessimism about Euro-American relations,...

A Confederate Soldier At War 1862 - 1865

by Wayland Fuller Dunaway & Bob Carruthers

Wayland Fuller Dunaway was born in Lancaster County, Virginia on December 26th 1841. 20 years later he joined the Confederate army with the rank of lieutenant in Company F, Virginia Infantry and fought in many...

A Union Soldier At War 1861 - 1863

by Leander Stillwell & Bob Carruthers

Composed more than 50 years after the war, Leander Stillwell's classic "The Story Of A Common Soldier' remains as fascinating and insightful as ever. Based on the letters he sent home and the diary that he kept,...