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Zombies from History: A Hunter's Guide

by Geoff Holder

Full details of where to find - and how to kill - all of Britain's most historic zombies. Fact files on the undead in history, including flesh-eating diseases, people who were buried alive and some ressurected...


The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story

by Dimitra Papagianni & Michael A. Morse

“Even-handed, up-to-date, and clearly written. . . . If you want to navigate between the Scylla and Charybdis of Neanderthal controversies, you’ll find no better guide.” —Brian Fagan, author of Cro-Magnon...


The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun

by Philip Matyszak

"Matyszak writes clearly and engagingly . . . nicely produced, with ample maps and illustrations." —Classical Outlook This engrossing book looks at the growth and eventual demise of Rome from the viewpoint...


Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual

by Philip Matyszak

An insider's guide: how to join the Roman legions, wield a gladius, storm cities, and conquer the world Your emperor needs you for the Roman army! The year is AD 100 and Rome stands supreme and unconquerable...


Eager to Be Roman: Greek Response to Roman Rule in Pontus and Bithynia

by Jesper Majbom Madsen

Eager to be Roman is an important investigation into the ways in which the population of Pontus et Bithynia, a Greek province in the northwestern part of Asia Minor (on the southern shore of the Black Sea),...


Changing War: The British Army, the Hundred Days Campaign and the Birth of the Royal Air Force, 1918

by Gary Sheffield & Peter Gray

In 1918, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) played a critical role in defeating the German army and thus winning the First World War. This 'Hundred Days' campaign (August to November 1918) was the greatest...


The Letters of John F. Kennedy

by Martin W. Sandler

John Fitzgerald Kennedy led his nation for little more than a thousand days, yet his presidency is intensely remembered, not merely as a byproduct of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered the nation away from the...


The Third Reich in Power

by Richard Evans

The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war

This magnificent second volume of Richard J. Evans's three-volume history of Nazi Germany...


On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History

by Nicholas A. Basbanes

A Best Book of the Year: Mother JonesBloomberg News, National PostKirkus Reviews 

A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and...


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...