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Mandela: A Film and Historical Companion

by Keith Bernstein

This official companion book to the epic major feature film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom retraces the life of Nelson Mandela, weaving together his own words and historic humanitarian efforts with cinematic...


In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

by Kathryn Lee Johnson, Bernard Jr. LaFayette & Congressman John Robert Lewis

Bernard LaFayette Jr. (b. 1940) was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King...


Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005

by Thomas E. Ricks

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

One of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the Year

One of Time's 10 Best Books of the Year

USA Today's Nonfiction Book of the Year

A New York Times Notable Book...


Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941

by Ian Kershaw

The newest immensely original undertaking from the historian who gave us the defining two-volume portrait of Hitler, Fateful Choices puts Ian Kershaw?s analytical and storytelling gifts on dazzling display....


Spice Islands

by Ian Burnet

Cloves and nutmeg are indigenous to the Spice Islands of Eastern Indonesia. The book tells of the many uses of these exotic spices and the history of their trade over a period of more than 2000 years. It describes...


Toward A Better Life: America's New Immigrants in Their Own Words From Ellis Island to the Present

by Peter Morton Coan

This book offers a balanced, poignant, and often moving portrait of America’s immigrants over more than a century. The author has organized the book by decades so that readers can easily find the time period...


American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America's Influence in the Middle East

by Brian VanDeMark

American Sheikhs is the story of a great institution—the American University of Beirut (AUB)—and the families who created and fostered it for almost 150 years. Author Brian VanDeMark’s vivid narrative...


Head Shot: The Science Behind the JFK Assassination

by G. Paul Chambers

After more than four decades and scores of books, documentaries, and films on the subject, what more can be said about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? A great deal, according to the author. This...


Framing a Legend: Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

by M. Andrew Holowchak

A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom.

It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with...


Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis

by Thomas C. Danisi

The critically acclaimed biography Meriwether Lewis, coauthored by Thomas C. Danisi, was praised for its meticulous research and for shedding new light on the adventurous life and controversial death of the...


Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln and the Election of 1864

by David Alan Johnson

In the summer of 1864, the American Civil War had been dragging on for over three years with no end in sight. Things had not gone well for the Union, and the public blamed the president for the stalemate against...


The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family

by Martha Raddatz

The First Cavalry Division came under surprise attack in Sadr City on April 4, 2004, now known as "Black Sunday." On the homefront, over 7,000 miles away, their families awaited the news for forty-eight hellish...


That's Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America's Right Wing

by Michael Austin

This book examines dozens of books, articles, speeches, and radio broadcasts by such figures as Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Larry Schweikart, and David Barton to expose the deep historical flaws in...


When War Played Through: Golf During Wolrd War II

by John Strege

World War II transformed the American home front, and golf was no exception. The world-famous Masters course at Augusta National became a farm to ease food shortages. Ben Hogan and Sam Snead were drafted, and...


A Professor, A President, and A Meteor: The Birth of American Science

by Cathryn J. Prince

When a fiery meteor crash in 1807 lit up the dark early-morning sky in Weston, Connecticut, it did more than startle the few farmers in the sleepy village. More importantly, it sparked the curiosity of Benjamin...


A Comprehensive History Of Western Ethics: What Do We Believe?

by Warren Ashby

Our intellectual history spans more than 2,000 years, yet, surprisingly, we have had no adequate history of Western ethics. A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics fills this void by providing an engaging,...


Cover-Up

by Seymour M. Hersh

The Pulitzer Prize winner who first disclosed the massacre at My Lai 4 uncovers the full story of how those involved - from private to general - kept it secret. What he reveals is shocking - from the amorphous...


The Course of Modern Jewish History

by Howard M. Sachar

When this encyclopedic history of the Jews was first published in 1958, it was hailed as one of the great works of its kind, a study that not only chronicled an assailed and enduring people, but assessed its...


Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader

by Various & Mason Lowance

Assembles more than forty speeches, lectures, and essays critical to the abolitionist crusade. Features William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe,...


Women and Children First: International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945: International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945

by Valerie Fildes, Lara Marks & Hilary Marland

First published in 1992, this book explores the efforts to counteract the high maternal and infant death rates present between the end of the nineteenth century and the Second World War. It looks at the problem...