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21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era

by Benjamin Armstrong

Alfred Thayer Mahan’s The Influence of Seapower upon History is well known to students of naval history and strategy, but his other writings are often dismissed as irrelevant to today’s problems. This collection...


The Patton Papers: 1940-1945

by Martin Blumenson

"One of World War II's most brilliant and controversial generals, George S. Patton (1885-1945) fought in North Africa and Sicily, as commander of the Third Army, spearheaded the Allies' spectacular 194"


The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means for the United States

by Ross Terrill

By looking at China's past, Terrill has provided an excellent road map for understanding its future.- BusinessWeek


SOE's Balls of Steel: Operation Rubble, 147 Willing Volunteers and 25,000 tons of ball bearings

by Sophie Jackson

In 1940 the Nazis hoped to cripple the British war effort by blockading Swedish cargo ships containing ball bearings, steel and tools vital for making arms and equipment. In desperation the newly formed SOE...


The Little Book of Norfolk

by Neil R Storey

The Little Book of Norfolk is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about one of England's most colourful counties. It is an essential to the born and bred...


Got Any Gum Chum: The GIs in World War II

by Helen D Milligate

An insight into the impact Gis had on the British during the Second World War - from stockings to gum.


The 1953 Essex Flood Disaster: The People's Story

by Patricia Rennoldson-Smith

On a stormy evening in January 1953, Peggy Morgan kissed her five-year-old son goodnight, blissfully unaware of the impending catastrophe. Before sunrise the next morning the North Sea had destroyed her home...


In the Lands of the Enchanted Moorish Maiden: Islamic Art in Portugal

by Cláudio Torres, Santiago Macías & Susana Gómez

Portugal is a terrain particularly propitious for salutary re-evaluations in order that some highly damaging clichés may be challenged. In the Iberian Peninsula, for instance, the first major rupture of civilisation...


The Umayyads: The Rise of Islamic Art

by Gazi Bisheh, Fawzi Zayadine & Mohammad al-Asad

Far from abolishing the freedom of local cults and undermining existing town plans, the Umayyads acknowledged the aesthetic language already in place on their arrival in Jordan (661), and re-invented its forms...


Siculo-Norman Art. Islamic Culture in Medieval Sicily

by Nicola Giuliano Leone, Eliana Mauro & Ettore Sessa

Sicily was won from the Aghlabids in 827 and passed to the Fatimids in 948. The Norman Conquest of 1061 finally ousted the Muslims from the Island. Organised into three administrative valla - Val di Mazara,...


The True German

by Werner Otto Mueller-Hill & Benjamin Carter Hett

Werner Otto Müller-Hill served as a military judge in the Werhmacht during World War II. From March 1944 to the summer of 1945, he kept a diary, recording his impressions of what transpired around him as Germany...


The Party Forever

by Rowan Callick

A century after its underground beginnings, the Chinese Communist Party today exerts far-reaching control over every aspect of private life. Beyond its legendary control of the internet within China's borders,...


The Lincolns in the White House

by Jerrold M. Packard

From the day of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, a nation divided by savage conflict confronted the new president. But what many don't know was that within the White House's walls, the Lincoln's family would...


Africa Lost

by Dan Tharp, SOFREP & Brandon Webb

The Lost Chapter of Special Operations History: Rhodesia.

Some of the most explosive combat in Special Operations history is almost completely unknown to the Western World. Everyone knows about Navy SEALs and...


And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

by Agnes Kamara-Umunna

When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army...


The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd

by Richard Zacks

Everybody knows the legend of Captain Kidd, America's most ruthless buccanneer. Few people realize that the facts of his life make for a much better tale. Kidd was actually a tough New York sea captain hired...


The Seven-Day Scholar: The Civil War: Exploring History One Week at a Time

by Peter Gaffney & Dennis Gaffney

"A bite of history a day, all year long."

Flawless storytelling, expert research, and a whole new way of providing history in intriguing, one-page essays makes The Seven-Day Scholar: The Civil War a book that...


Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

by Bruce Watson

A riveting account of one of the most remarkable episodes in American history.

In his critically acclaimed history Freedom Summer, award- winning author Bruce Watson presents powerful testimony about a crucial...


The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

by David Halberstam

"In a grand gesture of reclamation and remembrance, Mr. Halberstam has brought the war back home."

--The New York Times

David Halberstam's magisterial and thrilling The Best and the Brightest was the defining...


Unhooked Generation: The Truth About Why We're Still Single

by Jillian Straus

"If every man and woman under 40 who is not in a happy, committed relationship reads Jillian Straus's shocking, heartbreaking, and persuasive exploration of love among the Unhooked Generation, far fewer romances...