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Royal Affairs: A Lusty Romp Through the Extramarital Adventures That Rocked the British Monarchy

by Leslie Carroll

A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty history of 1,000 years of bedroom-hopping secrets and scandals of Britain?s royals.

Insatiable kings, lecherous queens, kissing cousins, and wanton consorts?history has...


The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000

by Fred Anderson & Andrew Cayton

Americans often think of their nation’s history as a movement toward ever-greater democracy, equality, and freedom. Wars in this story are understood both as necessary to defend those values and as exceptions...


The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

by Deborah J. Swiss

The convict women who built a continent..."A moving and fascinating story." -Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost

The Tin Ticket takes readers to the dawn of the nineteenth century and into the lives...


Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor

To most , Robert E. Lee is a beloved tragic figure of a bygone war-remembered by history as stoic and brave but without a true emotional life. Recently, however, historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor uncovered important...


Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East

by Robin Wright

The transformation of the Middle East is an issue that will absorb-and challenge-the world for generations to come; Dreams and Shadows is the book to read to understand the sweeping political and cultural changes...


What Ifs? Of American History

by Robert Cowley

Did Eisenhower avoid a showdown with Stalin by not taking Berlin before the Soviets? What might have happened if JFK hadn't been assassinated? This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating...


The Pentagon's New Map

by Thomas P.M. Barnett

Since the end of the Cold War, America's national security establishment has been searching for a new operating theory to explain how this seemingly "chaotic" world actually works. Gone is the clash of blocs,...


The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

by Sarah Chayes

As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue, she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan...


Inside the Nazi War Machine: How Three Generals Unleashed Hitler's Blitzkrieg Upon the World

by Bevin Alexander

In 1940, as Hitler plotted to conquer Europe, only one nation posed a serious threat to the Third Reich's domination: France. The German command was wary of taking on the most powerful armed force on the continent....


Future Weapons

by Kevin Dockery

On the battlefield, a soldier's best friends are his gun and his gear-because his life depends on them. But what will it take to fight and survive on the battlefields of tomorrow? What will those combat arenas...


The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid--America's First World War II Victory

by Craig Nelson

Immediately after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo. On April...


The Portable Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Delbanco

Celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth with this new edition of his greatest speeches and writings

Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but...


Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe

by Nancy Goldstone

For fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser,acclaimed author Nancy Goldstone’s thrilling history of the royal daughters who succeeded in ruling—and shaping—thirteenth-century Europe

Set against the backdrop...


The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

by Antony Beevor

A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall Of Berlin 1945

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War's outbreak, Antony Beevor has...


Brave Battalion

by Mark Zuehlke

Brave Battalion presents the story of four Canadian Highland regiments that were banded together as the 16th Battalion. Ninety years after the end of WWI, this work honours those soldiers and makes their stories...


State of Failure

by Jonathan Schanzer

The biggest obstacle to Palestinian statehood may not be Israel

 

In September 2011, president Mahmoud Abbas stood before the United Nations General Assembly and dramatically announced his intention to achieve...


Sea Venture

by Kieran Doherty

In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to life the true story of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and ensured England's place in the New World. When...


Marianne in Chains

by Robert Gildea

A startling and original view of the occupation of the French heartland, based on a new investigation of everyday life under Nazi rule

In France, the German occupation is called simply the “dark years.” There...


The Island of Seven Cities

by Paul Chiasson

The Island of Seven Cities unveils the first tangible proof that the Chinese settled in the New World before Columbus.

In the summer of 2003, architect Paul Chiasson decided to climb a mountain he had never explored...


In the Shadow of the Rising Dragon

by Xu Youyu & Hua Ze

Over the last decade China has undergone a transformation. After the dark days of the Cultural Revolution, it has emerged as one of the twenty-first century’s most powerful economies, with millions of citizens...