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Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated...


Ships, Clocks, and Stars

by Richard Dunn & Rebekah Higgitt

A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to...


Navy SEALs

by Dick Couch & William Doyle

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs—from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror—written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare...


The Gods of Olympus

by Barbara Graziosi

An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present day

The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek...


Encounters at the Heart of the World

Pulitzer Prize for History 2015

by Elizabeth A. Fenn

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History

Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at...


Vietnam Rising: Culture and Change in Asia's Tiger Cub

by William Ratliff

From Vietnam’s recent acceptance into the World Trade Organization to its post-Vietnam War reform and socialist ideals, this overview concisely examines the cultural, political, and economic changes currently...


Chief of Staff

by W. Marvin Watson & Sherwin Markman

Chief of Staff to the President is perhaps the most important political appointment in our nation's government. Aside from handling the myriad of day to day details that keep the White House running, the Chief...


The Story of World War II: Revised, expanded, and updated from the original t

by Henry Steele Commager & Donald L. Miller

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror...


Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

by Tony Kushner

Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama, 1993. The first part of Tony Kushner's epic drama of America in the 1980s. "A vast, miraculous play.... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting.... a searching and radical rethinking...


Shepherds of the Empire: Germany's Conservative Protestant Leadership--1888-1919

by Mark R. Correll

The accomplishments of the 20th Century’s most-discussed literary superstars entered the canon of theatrical classics during the heyday of Broadway and sexual censorship in Hollywood. But the inside spin on...


Cuban Anarchism: The History of a Movement

by Frank Fernández & Charles Bufe

This inspiring history of the Cuban anarchist movement is also a history of the Cuban labor movement. It covers both from their origins in the mid-19th century to the present, and ends with an enlightening analysis...


Islamic Crosspollinations: Interactions in the Medieval Middle East

by James Montgomery, Anna Akasoy & Peter E. Pormann

Islam as a cultural, intellectual, and religious venture appears in the popular imagination as a monolithic entity. Orientalists of the traditional ilk have tended to describe it in essentialist terms, whilst...


The Rise and Fall of National Women's Hospital: A History

by Linda Bryder

In this major history, Linda Bryder traces the annals of National Women’s Hospital over half a century in order to tell a wider story of reproductive health. She uses the varying perspectives of doctors, nurses,...


The Maps of Antietam: The Battle of Shepherdstown, September 18-20, 1862

by Bradley Gottfried

The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign is the eagerly awaited companion volume to Bradley M. Gottfried's bestselling The Maps of Gettysburg (2007) and The Maps of First Bull Run...


Election Year 1968: The Turning Point

by Dennis D. Wainstock

Election year 1968 revisited and analyzed.

The candidates were Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace.

Riots in Chicago streets.


The City in Which I Love You

by Li-Young Lee

Lee's poems are made from his life with his life, his poems are earned. He dares to be simple.


Rose

by Li-Young Lee & Gerald Stern

Winner of the 1990 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award.


Smokescreen: A True Adventure

by Robert Sabbag

With his drug-smuggling documentary short on financing, moving marijuana seemed the obvious way for cinematographer Allen Long to raise the necessary cash. Millions of dollars later the film had not been made,...


The Knox Brothers

by Penelope Fitzgerald

Here is a biography whose eccentric genius perfectly matches that of its subjects. Penelope Fitzgerald tells the lives of four extraordinary Englishmen-her father and his brothers-with style and wit. Here is...


Admiral Arleigh (31-Knot) Burke: The Story of a Fighting Sailor

by Ken Jones & Hubert Kelly Jr.

Burke's World War II heroics and unprecedented three terms as chief of naval operations are recounted in this stirring biography.