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The Wolf: How One German Raider Terrorized the Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of WWI

by Richard Guilliatt & Peter Hohnen

On November 30, 1916, an apparently ordinary freighter left harbor in Kiel, Germany, and would not touch land again for another fifteen months. It was the beginning of an astounding 64,000-mile voyage that was...


Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift-June

by Richard Reeves

In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new...


Abigail Adams

by Woody Holton

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice

American Heritage, Best of 2009

In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft...


Fire & Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834

by Nancy Lusignan Schultz

In the midst of a deadly heat wave during the summer of 1834, a woman clawed her way over the wall of a Roman Catholic convent near Boston, Massachusetts and escaped to the home of a neighbor, pleading for protection....


The Great Starvation Experiment: The Heroic Men Who Starved so That Millions Could Live

by Todd Tucker

What does it feel like to starve? To feel your body cry out for nourishment, to think only of food? How many fitful, hungry nights must pass before dreams of home-cooked meals metastasize into nightmares of...


Inferno: The Fiery Destruction of Hamburg, 1943

by Keith Lowe

In the summer of 1943, British and American bombers launched an attack on the German city of Hamburg that was unlike anything the world had ever seen. For ten days they pounded the city with over 9,000 tons...


Copies in Seconds: How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg--Chester Carlson and the

by David Owen

The first plain-paper office copier -- which was introduced in 1960 and has been called the most successful product ever marketed in America -- is unusual among major high-technology inventions in that its central...


The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War Over Europe 1940-1945

by Richard Overy

The ultimate history of the Allied bombing campaigns in World War II

Technology shapes the nature of all wars, and the Second World War hinged on a most unpredictable weapon: the bomb. Day and night, Britain...


Rocket Dreams: How the Space Age Shaped Our Vision of a World Beyond

by Marina Benjamin

In 1958, mankind's centuries-long flirtation with space flight became a torrid love affair. For a decade, tens of millions of people were enraptured -- first, by the U.S.-Soviet race to the moon, and finally,...


Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran--A Journey Behind the Headlines

by Scott Peterson

NO OTHER COUNTRY SO DOMINATES THE HEADLINES: Iran is portrayed as a nuclear threat, a terrorist nation, a charter member of the Axis of Evil bent on the destruction of Israel. But behind those headlines—and...


Selling Your Father's Bones: America's 140-Year War against the Nez Perce Tribe

by Brian Schofield

Part historical narrative, part travelogue, and part environmental plea, Selling Your Father's Bones recounts one of the most astonishing journeys in the history of the American West.

The year 1877 bore witness...


Scream of Eagles: The Dramatic Account of the U.S. Navy's Top Gun Fighter Pilots and How They Took Back the Skies Over Vietnam

by Robert K. Wilcox

The mission:

Become the most skilled, highly-trained, and deadliest

fighter pilots in the world.

The place: TOP GUN

In the darkest days of the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy's kill ratio had fallen to 2:1 -- a...


History's Daughter: A Memoir from the only child of Terence MacSwiney

by Maire MacSwiney Brugha

Máire MacSwiney Brugha is the only child of Terence MacSwiney, one of the greatest figures in Ireland's history, who died after seventy-three days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison on 25 October 1920. His...


U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth

by Jordan Vause

An exceptional figure in the history of the German Navy, Wolfgang Luth was one of only seven men in the Wehrmacht to win Germany's highest combat decoration, the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds....


The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class

by Fred Siegel

This short book rewrites the history of modern American liberalism. It shows that what we think of liberalism today—the top-and-bottom coalition we associate with President Obama—began not with Progressivism...


The Hallway Trilogy

by Adam Rapp

A harrowing trilogy from the OBIE Award-winning author of Red Light Winter.


The King's Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route That Made America

by Eric Jaffe

A VIVID AND FASCINATING LOOK AT AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST STORIED HIGHWAY, THE BOSTON POST ROAD

 

During its evolution from Indian trails to modern interstates, the Boston Post...


Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1550

by Wim Blockmans & Peter Hoppenbrouwers

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1500 provides a comprehensive survey of this complex and varied formative period of European history. Covering themes as diverse as barbarian migrations, the impact of Christianization,...


The Book of the Kings of Egypt - Vol. I: Dynasties I - XIX: Vol. I: Dynasties I - XIX

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


The Book of Kings of Egypt - Vol II: Dynasties XX - XXX: Vol II: Dynasties XX - XXX

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...