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Das Reich: The March of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Through France, June 1944

by Max Hastings

World-renowned British historian Sir Max Hastings recounts one of the most horrific months of World War II. June 1944, the month of the D-Day landings carried out by Allied forces in Normandy, France. Germany's...


People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising

by Gilbert Achcar

"The people want . . .": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare...


Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

by Michael D. Coe & Rex Koontz

“Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.” —Library Journal

Michael D. Coe’s Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and...


Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

by Guo Jian, Yongyi Song & Yuan Zhou

The Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's...


Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968--1992

by Jeffrey Bloodworth

Many Americans consider John F. Kennedy's presidency to represent the apex of American liberalism. Kennedy's "Vital Center" blueprint united middle-class and working-class Democrats and promoted freedom abroad...


A Nation Rising: Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America's Hidden History

by Kenneth C. Davis

Following his New York Times bestseller America's Hidden History, Kenneth C. Davis explores the gritty first half of the nineteenth century—among the most tumultuous periods in this nation's short life.

In...


Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States: His Own Words, Selected and Arranged by Daniel Ruddy

by Daniel Ruddy

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas about the nation's early days and his own times can be found sprinkled throughout his voluminous writings, but these "pearls of thought" (as one of his book reviewers described them...


The Oligarchs: Money and Power in Capitalist Russia

by Claes Ericson & Hugh Rodwell

The story about extreme money and power in the world’s boldest capitalist experiment, where some young men became immensely rich.


Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around the World

by Joshua Slocum & Tim Flannery

Joshua Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed. This classic account of his voyage remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining travel narratives of all time, from encounters...


Lincoln: The Screenplay

by Tony Kushner & Doris Kearns Goodwin

A revealing drama about a great American president.


The Stewart Earls of Orkney

by Peter Anderson

For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate...


Boswell's Edinburgh Journals: 1767-1786

by Hugh M. Milne

James Boswell's relish for life, unflinching honesty and wide social contacts make him one of the raciest and most entertaining of all diarists.This is a one-volume edition of the journals he kept while making...


Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Revolution to Secession

by Debra J. Allen

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Revolution to Secession relates the events of this crucial period in American history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and several hundred cross-referenced...


The Manchester Book of Days

by Ben McGarr

Taking you through the year day by day, The Manchester Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the city. Ideal for dipping...


The Battle of the Frontiers: Ardennes 1914

by Terence Zuber

Like the Battle of Verdun, the Battle of the Frontiers has often been ignored by military historians, who assumed that the French lost the first battles of the First World War because they launched suicidal...


Tropics Bound: Elizabeth's Seadogs on the Spanish Main

by James Seay Dean

In the popular imagination, English colonisation in the Americas began with the founding of Jamestown in Virginia in 1607 (which recently celebrated its 400th anniversary). But the focus of English voyages to...


If War Should Come: Defence Preparations on the South Coast, 1935-1939

by Philip MacDougall

When Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939, it did not come as a surprise. Hitler's remilitarisation and repudiation of the Treaty of Versailles sounded a warning bell for what was to follow. Philip MacDougall...


The Pig War: The Most Perfect War in History

by E C Coleman

With a plot to grace any comic opera, the 1859-1872 'Pig War' broke out when an American living on a quietly disputed small island in the Gulf of Georgia shot a British pig he found rooting up his garden produce....


German Schoolboy, British Commando: Churchill's Secret Soldier

by Helen Fry

Claus Ascher's father, a German Jew, was one of Hitler's political opponents during the 1930s, which led to his arrest, imprisonment and murder in Dachau in 1937. Claus managed to escape to Britain, become a...


Odette: World War Two's Darling Spy

by Penny Starns

Odette Brailly had been the first woman to be awarded the GC, as well as the Legion d'Honneur. This biography reveals the story of this wartime heroine and the officer who posed as her husband. It also reveals...