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Wellington's Guns: The Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

by Nick Lipscombe

The history books have forgotten the artillery of Wellington's army during the Napoleonic Wars, but in this book Nick Lipscombe offers a study of the gunners through first-hand accounts, bringing life and color...


The Devil's Chariots: The Origins and Secret Battles of Tanks in the First World War

by John Glanfield

The Devil’s Chariots is the product of six years of research by author John Glanfield, who wanted to tell the story of the birth of the tank in World War I, and, importantly, the men behind it. Based on personal...


The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago

by Douglas Perry

From the author of Eliot Ness, the gripping true story of the murders that inspired the iconic musical Chicago.

With a thrilling, fast-paced narrative, award-winning journalist Douglas Perry vividly captures...


Year Zero: A History of 1945

by Ian Buruma

A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II

Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945....


Verdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I, 1914-1918

by John Mosier

The Battle of Verdun during the First World War stands as one of history�s greatest clashes. Yet it is also one of the most complex and misunderstood.

Although British historians have always seen Verdun as...


New Mexico: A History

by Marc Simmons

Today, as much as ever before, the red-rock, pinon-covered state of New Mexico remains tierra encantada, "the land of enchantment," to Indians, Anglos, and descendants of the conquistadores.  New Mexico's...


North Carolina: A History

by William Powell

Described by an early visitor as "the Goodliest Soile Under the Cope of Heaven," the land that would become North Carolina presented its first settlers with the promise of prosperity, wealth, and--with luck--liberty,...


Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

by Max Hastings

From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles—the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg—that marked the frenzied...


The Making of Victorian Values: Decency and Dissent in Britain: 1789-1837

by Ben Wilson

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Indonesia: The Great Transition

by John Bresnan & Annette Clear

In this timely work, leading scholars analyze the causes of the social, political, and economic crises that erupted in Indonesia in the late 1990s, the responses of the elite and civil society, and the prospects...


Hanged at Auschwitz: An Extraordinary Memoir of Survival

by Sam Kessel

Boxer and member of the French Resistance Kessel recounts the horrifying time he spent in Nazi captivity-almost three years-including an execution that he narrowly survived.


Wartime America: The World War II Home Front

by John W. Jeffries

The World War II home front revisited, with a skeptical appraisal of the "Good War" as a watershed in the nation's history. "A superb account...a starting point for future work on the war."-Journal of American...


From Munich to Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt's America and the Origins of the Second World War

by David Reynolds

Arguing that the period from 1938 to 1941 was a turning point in modern American history, Mr. Reynolds shows how Franklin Roosevelt led Americans into a new global perspective on foreign policy.


Making History: Czech Voices of Dissent and the Revolution of 1989

by Michael Long

Making History: Czech Voices of Dissent and the Revolution of 1989 brings together the personal narratives of eleven former dissidents who, though close associates of Václav Havel, operated without his international...


Savage Constructions: The Myth of African Savagery

by Wendy C. Hamblet

Savage Constructions challenges the popular Western assumption that violence is an essential quality of darker-skinned populations, arguing that Western imperialist projects are largely responsible for the current...


On the Border: Society and Culture between the United States and Mexico

by Andrew Grant Wood, Daniel D. Arreola & María S. Arbeláez

A stunningly beautiful backdrop where cultures meet, meld, and thrive, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands is one of the most dynamic regions in the Americas. On the Border explores little-known corners of this fascinating...


A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890

by Glen Jeansonne

In this lively and provocative synthesis, historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people events that shaped America in the twentieth century. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox analyzes the political, diplomatic,...


Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy

by David H. Kaplan, Christopher A. Airriess & Heike Alberts

Exploring the worldwide boom in immigration, this book traces the profound changes in urban areas as new arrivals have transformed inner cities and suburbs alike into bastions of new ethnic economic activity....


Of Camel Kings and Other Things: Rural Rebels Against Modernity in Late Imperial China

by Roxann Prazniak

From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth...


Keeping Democracy at Bay: Hong Kong and the Challenge of Chinese Political Reform

by Suzanne Pepper

This thoroughly researched study provides an invaluable account of Hong Kong's political evolution from its founding as a British colony to the present. Exploring the interplay between colonial, capitalist,...