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Forgotten Voices of Mao's Great Famine, 1958-1962: An Oral History

by Xun Zhou

In 1958, China’s revered leader Mao Zedong instituted a program designed to transform his giant nation into a Communist utopia. Called the Great Leap Forward, Mao’s grand scheme—like so many other utopian...


A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

by William M. Schniedewind

More than simply a method of communication shared by a common people, the Hebrew language was always an integral part of the Jewish cultural system and, as such, tightly interwoven into the lives of the prophets,...


The Field of Cloth of Gold

by Glenn Richardson

Glenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy,...


Our Last Best Chance: A Story of War and Peace

by King Abdullah II of Jordan

A newsbreaking memoir that tackles head-on the toughest challenge in the world today.

When a dying King Hussein shocked the world by picking his son rather than his brother, the longtime crown prince, to be...


Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America

by Glenn Beck

History as it's supposed to be told: true and thrilling.History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is, as more than half of the word suggests, about the story. And, told in the right way, it is...


A Short History of the World

by Geoffrey Blainey

Here is a masterly account of the grand adventure of human history, brilliantly narrated by a distinguished historian.


The Tsar's Travels

by ECS Banks

The third instalment of ECS Banks Romanov series mainly concerns Tsar Nicholas II - father to the Grand Duchesses. ECS Banks touches on his childhood, growing up within the confines of a traditional medieval...


Road to Revolution

by ECS Banks

This is the second part of a trilogy concerning the real story of the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia. The story carries on through the Russo-Japanese war, the Russian Revolution of 1905 and...


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