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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...


Las Abejas: Pacifist Resistance and Syncretic Identities in a Globalizing Chiapas: Pacifist Resistance and Syncretic Identities in a Globalizing Chiap

Using Computers in History: A Practical Guide to Data Presentation, Analysis and the Internet

by M.J. Lewis & Roger Lloyd-Jones

Using Computers in History is designed to introduce students to historical computing through practical workshop exercises. With topics such as the pattern of nineteenth century emigration from the UK, the performance...


Continental Strangers: German Exile Cinema, 1933-1951

by Gerd Gemünden

Hundreds of German-speaking film professionals took refuge in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s, making a lasting contribution to American cinema. Hailing from Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine,...


A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory

by Randy Roberts & James S. Olson

In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio López de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo and Tejano rebels at a mission known as the Alamo. The defenders...


An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention

by Matthew Kneale

What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived since, shaping thousands of generations of shamans, pharaohs, Aztec...


The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

by Paul Taylor & Pew Research Center

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.

America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values,...


Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945

by Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas takes us inside the naval war of 1941-1945 in the South Pacific in a way that blends the best of military and cultural history and riveting narrative drama. He follows four men throughout: Admiral...


The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945

by Michael R. Beschloss

From one of America's most respected historians, The Conquerors reveals one of the most important stories of World War II. As Allied soldiers fought the Nazis, Franklin Roosevelt and, later, Harry Truman fought...


Khomeini's Ghost

by Con Coughlin

From the bestselling author of Saddam comes the definitive biography of Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic revolution and how his fundamentalist legacy has forever influenced the course of Iran's relationship with...


The Greatest Knight

by Thomas Asbridge

A thrillingly intimate portrait of one of history's most illustrious knights—William Marshal—that vividly evokes the grandeur and barbarity of the Middle Ages

William Marshal was the true Lancelot of his...