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Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War

by David. A. Nichols

A gripping tale of international intrigue and betray-al, Eisenhower 1956 is the white-knuckle story of how President Dwight D. Eisenhower guided the United States through the Suez Canal crisis of 1956. The crisis...


TAN KAH-KEE: THE MAKING OF AN OVERSEAS CHINESE LEGEND (REVISED EDITION): The Making of an Overseas Chinese Legend (Revised Edition)

by Ching-Fatt Yong

For a Chinese immigrant in South-East Asia to make good is not unique, but what is unique in Tan Kah-kee's case is his enormous contribution to employment and economic development in Singapore and Malaya. He...


Hezbollah: A Short History

by Augustus Richard Norton

With Hezbollah’s entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi‘i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role...


God's Secret Agents: Queen Elizabeth's Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot

by Alice Hogge

One evening in 1588, just weeks after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, two young men landed in secret on a beach in Norfolk, England. They were Jesuit priests, Englishmen, and their aim was to achieve by force...


Stars and Strikes

by Dan Epstein

Dan Epstein scored a cult hit with Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ‘70s. Now he returns with a riotous look at the most pivotal season of the decade.

America,...


A Perfect Fit

by Jenna Weissman Joselit

A striking and inventive social history of the role of clothing in the making of modern Americans.

While fashions of the rich and famous have been lushly chronicled, little attention has been paid to the meaning...


The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1942-1945

by David Rubel & Douglas Brinkley

World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day...

We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding...


The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1939-1942

by David Rubel & Douglas Brinkley

Introducing a new series where history comes alive in riveting documents and images of great events as they occurred

We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of history and piece together...


Defending the City of God

by Sharan Newman

Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of three continents and has been continuously invaded for millennia. Yet, in the middle of one of the region’s most violent eras, the Crusades, an amazing multicultural  world...


Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment

by Sarah Eron

Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment reconsiders theories of apostrophe and poetic authority to argue that the Augustan age created a new form of inspiration, one that not only changed the relationship of...


The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat

by Paul Lendvai & Jefferson Decker

The Hungarians is the most comprehensive, clear-sighted, and absorbing history ever of a legendarily proud and passionate but lonely people. Much of Europe once knew them as "child-devouring cannibals" and...


The River Pollution Dilemma in Victorian England: Nuisance Law versus Economic Efficiency

by Leslie Rosenthal

Nineteenth-century Britain witnessed a dramatic increase in its urban population, as a hitherto largely rural economy transformed itself into an urban one. Though the political and social issues arising from...


Exit Berlin

by Charlotte R. Bonelli & Natascha Bodemann

Just a week after the Kristallnacht terror in 1938, young Luzie Hatch, a German Jew, fled Berlin to resettle in New York. Her rescuer was an American-born cousin and industrialist, Arnold Hatch. Arnold spoke...


Kiev: A Portrait, 1800-1917

by Michael F. Hamm

In a fascinating "urban biography," Michael Hamm tells the story of one of Europe's most diverse cities and its distinctive mix of Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and Jewish inhabitants. A splendid urban center...


American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

by Volker R. Berghahn

While America’s relationship with Britain has often been deemed unique, especially during the two world wars when Germany was a common enemy, the American business sector actually had a greater affinity with...


The Five Forks Campaign and the Fall of Petersburg: March 29 - April 1, 1865

by Edwin C. Bearss & Bryce Suderow

The wide-ranging and largely ignored operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting began in June of 1864, when advance elements from the Union...


Two Women: Anyentyuwe and Ekakise

by Henry Bucher

Anyentyuwe (an Mpongwe) and Ekâkise (a Benga) are feminists for their time, although their fathers set them on another path before they are age ten. The former is brought to Baraka mission for education and...


The European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography

by Alexander B. Murphy, Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov & Bella Bychkova Jordan

Now in a fully updated edition, this leading textbook has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping changes the past decade has brought to Europe and to incorporate new research and teaching approaches...


Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff

by James B. Stewart

Bestselling author James B. Stewart investigates our era's most high-profile perjurers, revealing the alarming extent of this national epidemic.

America faces a crisis: an explosion of perjury and false statements...


Byzantine Matters

by Averil Cameron

For many of us, Byzantium remains “byzantine”—obscure, marginal, difficult. Despite the efforts of some recent historians, prejudices still deform popular and scholarly understanding of the Byzantine civilization,...