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The Origins of the Greek Public Debt

by Andreas Andreadis

This is a story written in 1904, which tells the vicissitudes of the Greek public debt since its own absolute beginning in 1824. At present this book, more than one hundred years old, is also a modern book,...


To Kingdom Come: An Epic Saga of Survival in the Air War Over Germany

by Robert J. Mrazek

The breathtaking, never-before-told, true story of a historic air- force bombing mission in 1943 Germany.

On September 6, 1943, three hundred and thirty-eight B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the American Eighth...


Educating Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana Asma'u 1793-1864

by Beverley Mack & Jean Boyd

Nana Asma’u (1793–1864) was a prolific Muslim scholar, poet, historian, and educator whose legacy in Nigeria and America continues today.


Polycentric Monarchies: How Did Early Modern Spain and Portugal Achieve and Maintain a Global Hegemony?

by Pedro Cardim, Tamar Herzog & Jose Javier Ruiz Ibanez

Having succeeded in establishing themselves in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, in the early 16th century Spain and Portugal became the first imperial powers on a worldwide scale. Between 1580 and 1640,...


Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500-1800

by Richard Cleminson & Francisco Vázquez García

Early modern European thought held that men and women were essentially the same. During the seventeenth century, medical and legal arguments began to turn against this 'one-sex' model, with hermaphroditism seen...


Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women

by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

Throughout history women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus during their lifetimes-turning...


The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of The New York Times

by Richard Reeves & Jill Abramson

The year 2013 is the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who still ranks as one of the top five presidents in every major annual survey. To commemorate the man and his time in office,...


NATO's Gamble: Combining Diplomacy and Airpower in the Kosovo Crisis, 1998-1999

by Dag Henriksen

In this revealing work, Dag Henriksen discloses the origins and content of NATO's strategic and conceptual thinking on how the use of force was to succeed politically in altering the behavior of the Federal...


The Battle of Tassafaronga

by Russell Crenshaw Jr.

The Battle of Tassafaronga, November 30, 1942, was the fifth and last major night surface action fought off Savo Island during World War II s Guadalcanal campaign. It ended a string of Japanese victories, but...


Character in Action: The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership

by Donald T. Phillips & James M. Loy

How does the U.S. Coast Guard create, instill, and maintain leadership throughout a 40,000 member force spread across the United States? A former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and a best-selling author...


Brief Points

by Ross H. MacKenzie

The Naval Academy's culture is a unique and sometimes baffling phenomenon to the outside world, but with this newly updated guide in hand relatives and friends of midshipmen will find answers to all the questions...


The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers

by Peter Tomsen

This revelatory, unprecedented, insider’s account of Afghanistan’s history since the 1970s, and of U.S. involvement, is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about the current war


Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare

by Lloyd C. Gardner

With Obama’s election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign...


Famous Crimes of Minnesota

by Michael Burgan

Fascinating accounts of more than 30 sensational crimes from across Minnesota that occurred between 1859 and modern times.


Death Wins in the Arctic: The Lost Winter Patrol of 1910

by Kerry Karram

A four-man patrol from the North West Mounted Police left Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, heading for Dawson City, Yukon, on December 21, 1910. The harrowing drama of their futile 52-day struggle to survive...


Willowdale: Yesterday's Farms, Today's Legacy

by Scott Kennedy

In 1855, Willowdale post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today it is a bustling urban environment. Scott Kennedy recounts the notable stories of what happened in between and who was there...


Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945

by Rana Mitter

The epic, untold story of China’s devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan in World War II.


Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

by Wendy Lower

A revelatory new history of the role of German women in the Holocaust, not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but as actual killers on the eastern front during World War II.


The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine

by Peter Thonemann & Simon Price

A stunning work of research and imagination that sheds new light of the ancient world.

The western world has long been fascinated by classical Greek and Roman cultures, whose ideas and achievements underpin...


Louisiana Haunted Forts

by Elaine Coleman

Although there are numerous books about Louisiana, little information about the forts are included and none combines the forts with ghost stories. Louisiana has five distinct regions, and all have historic forts,...