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The Bomb in the Basement

by Michael Karpin

THE BOMB IN THE BASEMENT tells the fascinating story of how Israel became the Middle East's only nuclear power and -- unlike Iraq and Iran -- succeeded in keeping its atomic program secret.

Veteran Israeli...


Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa

by Edward Berenson

During the decades of empire (1870-1914), legendary heroes and their astonishing deeds of conquest gave imperialism a recognizable human face. Henry Morton Stanley, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Charles Gordon,...


My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope

by L. Paul Bremer & Malcolm Mcconnell

"BAGHDAD WAS BURNING."

With these words, Ambassador L. Paul "Jerry" Bremer begins his gripping memoir of fourteen danger-filled months as America's proconsul in Iraq. My Year in Iraq is the only senior insider's...


Messengers of the Lost Battalion: The Heroic 551st and the Turning of the Tide at th

by Gregory Orfalea

The author of Before the Flames and the son of a member of the ill-fated infantry battalion discusses America's 551st Battalion and their heroic, little-known role during World War II's Battle of the Bulge.


Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

by John M. Barry

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known...


Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers

by James F. Simon

The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. James Simon, author...


Lees Lieutenants 3 Volume Abridged: A Study in Command

by Douglas Southall Freeman & Stephen W. Sears

A towering landmark in Civil War literature, long considered one of the great masterpieces of military history -- now available in a one-volume abridgment.

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful...


Education-at-Large: Student Life and Activities in Singapore 1945â¿¿1965

by CHEOW THIA CHAN & HUAY LENG LEE

The first part of the book contains documentation of a groundbreaking exhibition held in 2007 on student activities and societal engagements during post-war Singapore 1945–1965 and transcripts of forums held...


The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Isreal and the Origin of Sacred Texts

by Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman

In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors....


State Facts for Fun! Colorado

by Wyatt Michaels

State Facts for Fun! Colorado is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within, while parents will love that their children...


A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II

by William Stevenson

The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.

A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation...


The Fate of the Masterpiece: How the Monuments Men Rescued the Mystic Lamb from the Nazis

by Noah Charney

This short e-book, adapted from Noah Charney's book Stealing the Mystic Lamb, tells the dramatic story of the rescue of The Ghent Altarpiece from Nazi pillagers.

As the Nazis stormed across Europe during the...


The Last Battle: The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin

by Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich -- newly in print for the 50th anniversary of VE Day.

The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European...


Austen Chamberlain and the Commitment to Europe: British Foreign Policy 1924-1929

by Dr Richard S Grayson & Richard S. Grayson

This is a study of Austen Chamberlain's term of office as Stanley Baldwin's Foreign Secretary from 1924-29. It is argued that Chamberlain's priority was a two-stage policy in Western Europe, which aimed at pacifying...


Sage, Saint and Sophist: Holy Men and Their Associates in the Early Roman Empire

by Graham Anderson

Holy men, both pagan and Christian are persistent and puzzling figures in the religious life of the Roman Empire. In this first historical study of Holy Men for more than half a century, Dr Anderson applies...


Gender, Kinship and Power: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary History

by Mary Jo Maynes, Ann Waltner & Birgitte Soland

Through twenty engaging essays exploring cultures ranging from ancient Judaic civilization to contemporary Brazil, Gender, Kinship and Power places important contemporary issues related to kinship--such as parental...


Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture (10th Anniversary Edition)

by Lisa Duggan & Nan D. Hunter

This book is a collection of essays written during the 1980s and 1990s, generated as parts of other, larger activist efforts going on at the time. Read together, the essays trace the progress of the conversations...


An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930

by Denise Lowe

Examine women’s contributions to film—in front of the camera and behind it!

An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930 is an A-to-Z reference guide (illustrated with over 150 hard-to-find...


Out of Iraq: A Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now

by George McGovern & William R. Polk

Former senator George McGovern and William R. Polk, a leading authority on the Middle East, offer a detailed plan for a speedy troop withdrawal from Iraq.

During the phased withdrawal, to begin on December...


The Contested Theological Authority of Thomas Aquinas: The Controversies Between Hervaeus Natalis and Durandus of St.. Pourcain 1307-1323: The Controv

by Elizabeth Lowe

This book explains how the authority Thomas Aquinas's theological teachings grew out of the doctrinal controversies surrounding it within the Dominican Order. The adoption and eventual promotion of the teachings...