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Alien Crash at Roswell: The UFO Truth Lost in Time

by Jesse Marcel

The most enigmatic and universally known UFO incident in history needs only one name - ROSWELL. Roswell will never fade as it represents the true ushering in of the UFO phenomenon for time immemorial. Dwarfing...


Battle of Britain: A day-to-day chronicle, 10 July-31 October 1940

by Patrick Bishop

Battle of Britain is a riveting chronicle of the epic struggle between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe. It is the story of Britain's fight for national survival, from the shock defeat and evacuation from...


Lies They Teach in School: Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies

by Herb Reich

It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did....


Seven Days: The Emergence of Robert E. Lee and the Dawn of a Legend

by Clifford Dowdey & Robert K. Krick

The Seven Days Campaign was a series of battles fought near Richmond at the end of June 1862. General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had routed General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac....


The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives

by Brian Fleming

During the German occupation of Rome from 1942–1944, Irishman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty ran an escape organization for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. Safe within the Vatican state, he regularly...


The FBI File on Steve Jobs

by Federal Bureau of Investigation

Steven Paul Jobs (1955–2011) was a founder and leader of Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer Inc.) and one of the world’s most successful businessmen. In 1991, Jobs was considered for an appointed position...


Nightcap at Dawn: American Soldiers' Counterinsurgency in Iraq

by J B. Walker

A group of U.S. soldiers emailed their observations and experiences from Iraq and their candid opinions on fighting an insurgency. This book is the result. This startling collection of emails is a thoughtful...


At the Water's Edge: Defending Against the Modern Amphibious Assault

by Theodore Gatchel

The amphibious assault against a defended beach is fully explored from the perspective of the defender.


Oliver Hazard Perry: Honor, Courage, and Patriotism in the Early U.S. Navy

by David C. Skaggs

Hailed for his decisive victory over a Royal Navy squadron on Lake Erie in September 1813 and best known for his after-action report proclamation We have met the enemy and they are ours, Oliver Hazard Perry...


The Architecture of Leadership

by Donald T. Phillips & James M. Loy

The Architecture of Leadership is a simple but effective toolkit for leaders, whose main theme is "preparation = performance." Using the elements of architecture, they begin with a foundation of character and...


America's First Frogman: The Draper Kauffman Story

by Elizabeth Kauffman Bush

Although bad eyesight kept him from receiving a commission in the U.S. Navy when he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1933, Draper Kauffman became a hero of underwater demolition in World War II and went on...


Benjamin Franklin Isherwood, Naval Engineer: The Years as Engineer in Chief, 1861-1869

by Edward William Sloan III

A classic account of the 40-year Naval career of Benjamin Franklin Isherwood, whose contributions to Naval engineering helped usher in the development of the modern American Navy. Focusing on the years during...


A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy

by Thomas J. Cutler

Adopted by the U.S. Navy for issue to all new Sailors, A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy brings to life the events that have shaped and inspired the Navy of today while highlighting the roles of all Sailors—from...


They Shall Not Have Me: The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II

by Jean Helion, Deborah Rosenthal & Jacqueline Helion

The French painter Jean Hélion’s unique and deeply moving account of his experiences in Nazi prisoner-of-war camps prefigures the even darker stories that would emerge from the concentration camps. This serious...


Pacific War Remembered: An Oral History Collection

by John T. Mason Jr.

In this remarkable oral history collection, thirty-three participants in the turbulent epic that began with the day of infamy at Pearl Harbor and ended with the signing of the surrender documents in Tokyo Harbor...


Iraq in Turmoil: Historical Perspectives of Dr. Ali al-Wardi, From the Ottoman Empire to King Feisal

by Youssef H., Aboul-Enein

This is a unique collection of essays highlighting Iraq’s social, political and military history from a purely Iraqi perspective. Dr. Ali al-Wardi (1913-1995) attended the American University of Beirut in...


Guiding Lights: Monuments and Memorials at the U.S. Naval Academy

by Nancy Arbuthnot

In this easy-to-use reference, Naval Academy English professor Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot tells the stories behind sixty of the Academy's monuments and memorials. To personalize the memorials and the naval figures...


Little Rock: Race and Resistance at Central High School

by Karen Anderson

The desegregation crisis in Little Rock is a landmark of American history: on September 4, 1957, after the Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called...


The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic

by Peter Linebaugh & Marcus Rediker

Winner of the International Labor History Award

Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured...


Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

by Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Jr. Newell

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for...