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Barbarian Tides: The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire

by Walter Goffart

Barbarian Tides radically subverts the grand narrative of a "Germanic" migration and reinvents the role of barbarians in the Later Roman Empire. Goffart sets out how the fragmented foreign peoples once living...


No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

Pulitzer Prize for History 1995

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary...


A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2009

by E. Benjamin Skinner

To be a moral witness is perhaps the highest calling of journalism, and in this unforgettable, highly readable account of contemporary slavery, author Benjamin Skinner travels around the globe to personally...


Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution

by Richard Brookhiser

Since 1996, Richard Brookhiser has devoted himself to recovering the Founding for modern Americans. The creators of our democracy had both the temptations and the shortcomings of all men, combined with the talents...


New World Coming: The 1920s and the Making of Modern America

by Nathan Miller

"To an astonishing extent, the 1920s resemble our own era, at the turn of the twenty-first century; in many ways that decade was a precursor of modern excesses....Much of what we consider contemporary actually...


Napoleon: A Political Life

by Steven Englund

This sophisticated and masterful biography, written by a respected French history scholar who has taught courses on Napoleon at the University of Paris, brings new and remarkable analysis to the study of modern...


Boeing B-29 Superfortress

by Mantelli - Brown - Kittel - Graf

New revised edition, updated and expanded. The Boeing B 29 Superfortress will be remembered as the device to have made use of atomic weapons in war action; were, in fact, this type of aircraft that dropped the...


The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election

by Todd Gitlin & Liel Leibovitz

Americans and Israelis have often thought that their nations were chosen, in perpetuity, to do God’s work. This belief in divine election is a potent, living force, one that has guided and shaped both peoples...


One-Night Stands with American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents

by Richard Shenkman & Kurt Reiger

Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History!

This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt...


Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

by Bernard Bailyn

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always...


Screening Room: Family Pictures

by Alan Lightman

From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams, here is a stunning, lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s that includes the early days of the movies and a...


A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences

 

In 1948, after surviving World...


Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida

Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party....


Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream

by Guy Walters

The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers and artists from all over the world. But behind the scenes, they were a dress rehearsal for the horrors of the...


The Manner of Men: 9 PARA's Heroic D-Day Mission

by Stuart Tootal

In June 1944, an elite unit of British paratroopers was sent on a daring and highly risky behind-the-lines mission, which was deemed vital to the success of D-Day. Dropping ahead of the main Allied invasion,...


Latino Stats: American Hispanics by the Numbers

by Idelisse Malavé & Esti Giordani

At a time when politics is seemingly ruled by ideology and emotion and when immigration is one of the most contentious topics, it is more important than ever to cut through the rhetoric and highlight, in numbers,...


Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady: The Origins of Chabad Hasidism

by Immanuel Etkes & Jeffrey M. Green

The only biography in English of the founder of the Chabad movement in Hasidism


U.S. History 101: Historic Events, Key People, Improtant Locations, and More!

by Kathleen Sears

The stories of politicos and historic events are often turned into snooze-worthy lectures that even Benjamin Franklin would reject. This guide cuts out all the boring details and instead provides you with a...


The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by Richard Nelson

A Chekhovian quartet of plays examining the contemporary American experience.


Chado the Way of Tea: A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac

by Sasaki Sanmi

Chado the Way of Tea: A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac is a translation of the Japanese classic Sado-saijiki, first published in 1960.

Covering tea-related events in Japan throughout the year, Master Sasaki provides...