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Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

by Barbara Mertz

A fascinating, erudite, and witty glimpse of the human side of ancient Egypt—this acclaimed classic work is now revised and updated for a new generation

Displaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring...


Devil at My Heels

by Louis Zamperini & David Rensin

An "inspirational" and "extraordinary" memoir of one of the most courageous of the greatest generation, Devil at My Heels is a must-read for anyone who read and loved Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival,...


The American Reader

by Diane Ravitch

The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse.  The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were...


Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward

by Paul Johnson

The author of the masterly volumes Intellectuals, Creators, and Heroes returns with a collection of biographical portraits of the greatest humorists and wits in history.

In Intellectuals, Paul Johnson offered...


Letters on the Wall: Offerings and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

by Michael Sofarelli

Since its creation in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has become the most visited National Park Services site. Each year, 4.5 million people come to the Wall. Many of them leave letters or other special...


April 1865

by Jay Winik

One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days...


The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

by Mark Urban

History books report—and rightly so—that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's...


The Rescue Artist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2006

by Edward Dolnick

In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime...


Morning of Fire: John Kendrick's Daring American Odyssey in the Pacific

by Scott Ridley

Four years after the Revolutionary War, America's independence was still in doubt. To survive, the new nation needed money and a vital surge in trade. In the back rooms of Boston, a daring plan was launched...


Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War

by Thomas B. Allen & Mr. Thomas B. Allen

A Sweeping, Dramatic History of the Americans Who Chose to Side with the British in the Revolution

The American Revolution was not simply a battle between independence-minded colonists and the oppressive British....


Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

by Simon Winchester

Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, the New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa tells the breathtaking saga of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, setting it...


The Secret of Chanel No. 5

by Tilar J. Mazzeo

The unauthorized biography of the world's most famous, seductive, and successful perfume

With its rich golden hue, art deco–inspired bottle, and timeless, musky scent, Chanel No. 5 is the world's bestselling...


The Women Jefferson Loved

by Virginia Scharff

Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson constructed a seemingly impenetrable wall between his public legacy and his private life, a division maintained by his family and the several traditional biographies written...


A Short History of Reconstruction

by Eric Foner

An abridged version of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, the definitive study of the aftermath of the Civil War, winner of the Bancroft Prize, Avery O. Craven Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Award,...


The Lost Peace

by Robert Dallek

In a striking reinterpretation of the postwar years, Robert Dallek examines what drove the leaders of the most powerful and populous nations around the globe—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Mao, de Gaulle, and...


One Minute to Midnight

by Michael Dobbs

In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those...


The Mighty Fallen

by Larry Bond & f-stop Fitzgerald

The Mighty Fallen is a beautiful, evocative presentation of more than 150 never-before-seen photographs of the nation's greatest monuments and war memorials, along with text that describes the memorials and...


The Making of the President 1968

by Theodore H. White

In The Making of the President 1968, the third volume of the groundbreaking series that revolutionized American political journalism, Theodore H. White offers a compelling account of one of the most turbulent...


The Making of the President 1972

by Theodore H. White

In The Making of the President 1972, the fourth volume of narrative history of American politics in action, Theodore H. White brings his defining quartet of campaign narratives to a surprising and riveting close....


The Day Lincoln Was Shot

by Jim Bishop

At seven o'clock on the morning of April 14, 1865, President Lincoln came out of his bedroom, nodded to the night guard, and started down the hall to his office. At 7:22 the following morning Surgeon General...