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Survivors

by Zalin Grant

This book may well be the most unusual document to come out of the Viet Nam war. It is the moving story of nine American soldiers and pilots who were captured and held prisoner for five years. It could only...


Pleasure Wars: The Bourgeois Experience Victoria to Freud (The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud)

by Peter Gay

A master historian shows us a new side of the Victorian Era--the role of the Bourgeois as reactionaries, revolutionaries, and middle-of-the-roaders in the passage of high culture toward modernism. The Victorians...


The Sack of Rome: Media + Money + Celebrity = Power = Silvio Berlusconi

by Alexander Stille

Award-winning author Alexander Stille has been called ?one of the best English-language writers on Italy? by the New York Times Book Review, and in The Sack of Rome he sets out to answer the question: What happens...


Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics

by Gino Segre

A physicist himself, Gino Segrè writes about what scientists do?and why they do it?with intimacy, clarity, and passion. In Faust in Copenhagen, he evokes the fleeting, magical moment when physics?and the world?was...


Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34

by Bryan Burrough

Coming in Summer 2009, the major motion picture from Universal Studios

"ludicrously entertaining" (Time), Public Enemies is the story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle...


Stalkers and Shooters: A History of Snipers

by Kevin Dockery

Now in paperback! From the author of the Navy SEALs Oral History series-an intimate look at the world's most efficient and deadly warriors.

Snipers have a rich history. This fascinating book follows their tasks...


The Secrets of Inchon

by Eugene Clark

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


Another River, Another Town: A Teenage Tank Gunner Comes of Age in Combat--1945

by John P. Irwin

Many narrative accounts of men in combat during World War II have conveyed the horrors and emotions of warfare. However, not many reveal in such an intimate way the struggle of innocent youth to adapt to the...


The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century

by David Laskin

The author of the The Children's Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family

In tracing the roots of this family-his own family-Laskin...


The Grandchildren of Solano Lopez: Frontier and Nation in Paraguay, 1904-1936

by Bridget María| Chesterton

Bridget María Chesterton's in-depth examination of Paraguay's unique nationalism and the role of the frontier in its formation places the debate over López in the context of larger themes of Latin American...


1943: The Victory That Never Was

by John Grigg

On June 6 1944 - 'D-Day' - Allied troops landed in France, opening a way to eventual victory. In this provocative reappraisal of the Second World War, John Grigg suggests that the Allied invasion could have...


Fatal Path

by Ronan Fanning

This is a magisterial narrative of the most turbulent decade in Anglo-Irish history: a decade of unleashed passions that came close to destroying the parliamentary system and to causing civil war in the United...


Dear Old Blighty

by E. S. Turner

'So the recruiters, rolling up their sleeves, varied the appeal to pride, honour, manliness and vengeance with warnings to eschew shame, disgrace, betrayal, sloth and cowardice. From a poster showing the ruins...


The Jewish People: Their History and Their Religion

by David J. Goldberg & John D. Rayner

'This handsomely produced and interestingly illustrated volume is two works in one. The first part offers a survey of Jewish history and literature. The second part presents what the preface describes as 'a...


The Conservative Party From Peel to Major

by Robert Blake

There was no more appropriate person to write this book. Robert Blake was the doyen of Tory historians being most famous for his unsurpassed biography of Disraeli (to be reissued in Faber Finds). His history...


Air-Sea Rescue: 1941-1952

by FastPencil Premiere

World War II arrived at a time when airplanes were scarcely thirty years old. Engines were small, passenger capacity was limited and only the biggest of the flying boats had the fuel tanks and safety features...


Jack's Journey: An Anzac's Descent Into Death, Disaster and Controversy at Gallipoli

by Kit Cullen

The moving and extraordinary story of an unheralded and virtually unknown Anzac action that occurred in Death Trap Valley on May 1st and 2nd 1915 during the period of the landing at Gallipoli and how the truth...


Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

by R. A. Scotti

In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter?s Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius...


The Maps of Chickamauga: The Tullahoma Campaign, June 22 - July 1, 1863

by David Powell

The Maps of Chickamauga explores this largely misunderstood battle through the use of full-color maps, graphically illustrating the complex tangle of combat's ebb and flow that makes the titanic bloodshed of...


The Maps of Antietam: The Battle of Shepherdstown, September 18-20, 1862

by Bradley Gottfried

The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign is the eagerly awaited companion volume to Bradley M. Gottfried's bestselling The Maps of Gettysburg (2007) and The Maps of First Bull Run...