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Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time

by Stephen Fried

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three...


Courage: Portraits of Bravery in the Service of Great Causes

by Gordon Brown

From the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: eight fascinating portraits of men and women whose lives define the meaning of courage.


No Bad News for the King: The True Story of Cyclone Nargis and Its Aftermath in Burma

by Emma Larkin

An incisive, unprecedented report on life inside Burma from the author of Finding George Orwell in Burma

On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and killing...


Alfredo Catalani: Composer of Lucca

by Domenico Luigi Pardini, Valentina Relton & David Chandler

The full, tragic story of Puccini's great rival, now available in English for the first time. Born in Lucca four years before Puccini, Alfredo Catalani (1854-93) was the main hope of Italian opera in the 1880s....


Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--a Test of Will andFaith in World War I

by Louisa Thomas

It was a time of testing and uncertainty. Even before World War I, there was a sense that country was changing. As Louisa Thomas reveals in Conscience, for the Thomas brothers, the struggle did not only take...


A Soldier's Dream: Captain Travis Patriquin and the Awakening of Iraq

by William Doyle

For six months in 2006, a charismatic young U.S. Army captain and Arab linguist named Travis Patriquin unleashed a diplomatic and cultural charm offensive upon the Sunni Arab sheiks of Anbar province, the heart...


Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism

by Eric Burns

This lively, fascinating account of the surprisingly raucous journalism of the Revolutionary era—and how it helped to build a nation that has endured—offers new perspective on today's media wars


The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror

by George Soros

The legendary financier — and founder of the Open Society Institute — offers crucial insight into the real meaning of freedom, and how societies can best promote it.


The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa

by Adam Roberts

A real life version of THE DOGS OF WAR in which a band of mercenaries plots to over throw a venal government of the newly oil-rich nation of Equatorial Guinea


Andes

by Michael Jacobs

For centuries, the Andes have caught the imagination of travelers, inspiring fear and wonder. The groundbreaking scientist Alexander von Humboldt claimed that “everything here is grander and more majestic than...


The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China

by Eric Tamm

On July 6, 1906, Baron Gustaf Mannerheim boarded the midnight train from St. Petersburg, charged by Czar Nicholas II to secretly collect intelligence on the Qing Dynasty’s sweeping reforms that were radically...


Rural Transition in Azerbaijan

by Zvi Lerman

The book demonstrates that reform policies_including privatization of land and the shift from collective to individual farming_have a significant impact on agricultural growth, rural incomes, and poverty alleviation....


Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress

by Joseph Wheelan

When John Quincy Adams—the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat—was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a...


More Terrible Than Death: Drugs, Violence, and America's War in Colombia

by Robin Kirk

The only contemporary history of Colombia and the drug war and "a vividly written and often mesmerizing first-hand account of the violence" —The Wall Street Journal


Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776

by Ian Williams

Ian Williams describes in captivating detail how Rum and the molasses that it was made from was to the 18th century what oil is today.

Rum was used by the colonists to clear Native American tribes and to buy...


I Is for Infidel: From Holy War to Holy Terror in Afghanistan

by Kathy Gannon

A gripping, intimately-observed history of Afghanistan from 1986 to the present—by the longest-serving Western journalist in the region—overturns our conventional and simplistic understandings.


Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town

by Nate Blakeslee

Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize


Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country

by Michael Novak & Jana Novak

An exploration of George Washington's religious life


A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America

by James Horn

On the eve of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown colony, this authoritative history argues that Jamestown-not Plymouth-was the true birthplace of the American experience


Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Fraud American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and

by Peter Charles Hoffer

The past has never been more contentious, its interpreters never more publicly at war. Now a renowned historian provides an evocative examination of his profession, American style.