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The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

by Jane S. Smith

The wide-ranging and delightful history of celebrated plant breeder Luther Burbank and the business of farm and garden in early twentieth- century America

At no other time in history has there been more curiosity...


Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan

by Hugh Thomas

From one of the greatest historians of the Spanish world, here is a fresh and fascinating account of Spain’s early conquests in the Americas. Hugh Thomas’s magisterial narrative of Spain in the New World...


A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II

by Cornelius Ryan

Here is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled for a single battle -- culminating in the most grandiose and devastatingly tragic struggle of World...


The U.S. South and Europe: Transatlantic Relations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Cornelis A. van Minnen & Manfred Berg

The U.S. South is a distinctive political and cultural force -- not only in the eyes of Americans, but also in the estimation of many Europeans. The region played a distinctive role as a major agricultural center...


Strongbow: The Norman Invasion of Ireland

by Conor Kostick

The coming of the Normans to Ireland from 1169 is a pivotal moment in the country’s history. It is a period full of bloodthirsty battles, both between armies and individuals. With colourful personalities and...


The Priest Hunters: The True Story of Ireland's Bounty Hunters

by Colin Murphy

A fascinating investigation the lives of four priest hunters – Sean na Sagart, Edward Tyrrell, Barry Lowe and John Garzia.

Ireland in the aftermath of Cromwell – during this period Catholicism and Irish nationalism...


Friedelind Wagner: Richard Wagner's Rebellious Granddaughter

by Eva Rieger & Chris Walton

She was not the 'black sheep' of her family, as often claimed, but a heroic rebel. Friedelind Wagner (1918-1991), Richard Wagner's independent-minded granddaughter, daughter of Siegfried and Winifred Wagner,...


Hadrian

by James Morwood

The Roman emperor Hadrian, who lived from 76 to 138 AD was a hugely influential figure whose architectural legacy is obvious even today. However, he was also contradictory and mysterious: he was a Spaniard who...


Assassination!: The Brick Chronicle of Attempts on the Lives of Twelve US Presidents

by Brendan Powell Smith

Creator of the bestselling The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament and The Brick Bible: The New Testament, author Brendan Powell Smith offers a new take on American history. For more than a decade,...


The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination

by Lamar Waldron

November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the tragedy that has haunted America ever since. For the first time, this concise and compelling book pierces the veil of secrecy to fully document the small,...


Impossible Mourning: HIV/AIDS and Visuality After Apartheid

by Kylie Thomas

Impossible Mourning focuses on disavowed loss and the difficulties of mourning in post-apartheid South Africa. The book transgresses disciplinary bounds to forge new ways of thinking and writing about the crisis...


America's First Chaplain: The Life and Times of the Reverend Jacob Duch

by Kevin J. Dellape

America’s First Chaplain studies the family background, education, ministerial career, ideology, political activities, exile to England, and return to America of Jacob Duché, Anglican minister of Philadelphia’s...


Chief of Staff, Vol. 2: The Principal Officers Behind History's Great Commanders, World War II to Korea and Vietnam

by David T. Zabecki

The two-volume Chief of Staff examines the history, development, and role of the military duty position of the chief of staff. Many books have studied history's great commanders and the art of command. None...


Chief of Staff, Vol. 1: The Principal Officers Behind History's Great Commanders, Napoleonic Wars to World War I

by David T. Zabecki

The two-volume Chief of Staff examines the history, development, and role of the military duty position of the chief of staff. Many books have studied history's great commanders and the art of command. None...


The Last Sentry: The True Story that Inspired The Hunt for Red October

by Gregory D Young & Nate Braden

Providing inspiration for Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October, the 1975 mutiny aboard the Soviet destroyer Storozhevoy (translated Sentry) aimed at nothing less than the overthrow of Leonid Brezhnev and the...


The Spectral Tide: True Ghost Stories of the U.S. Navy

by Eric Mills

Now, for the first time, comes a long-overdue book that presents all of the U.S. Navy's rich cargo of paranormal phenomena. There is the great Stephen Decatur, whose mournful apparition still stalks the halls...


Naval Innovation for the 21st Century: The Office of Naval Research Since the End of the Cold War

by Robert Buderi

The Office of Naval Research, known widely as ONR, was formed in 1946 largely to support the pursuit of basic science to help ensure future U.S. naval dominance—and as such, it set the model for the subsequently...


Amirs, Admirals & Desert Sailors: Bahrain, the U.S. Navy, and the Arabian Gulf

by David F. Winkler

Host to the U.S. Navy for nearly six decades, Bahrain has been a steadfast American ally in the turbulent Middle East. Its unique relationship with the United States evolved through a series of friendships between...


Steel and Blood: South Vietnamese Armor and the War for Southeast Asia

by Ha Mai Viet

Col. Ha Mai Viet presents a historically accurate and detailed account of the Vietnam War from the perspective of the South Vietnamese armor forces. Highly decorated for his valor and leadership of the armored...


A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War

by Richard Wheeler

If the U.S. Marines gave birth to a legend in the halls of Montezuma in the nineteenth century, they added glorious luster to it with their heroism and victories against the Japanese in World War II. For this...