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Britain in India, 1858 1947

by Lionel Knight

‘Britain in India, 1858–1947’ seeks to trace the last 90 years of British rule in the light of modern historical debates. The volume examines the ambiguities of British rule that followed from the post-Mutiny...


America's Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919¿1923

by Robert Shenk

In a high-tempo series of operations throughout the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean, a small American fleet of destroyers and other naval vessels responded ably to several major international...


China's Uncertain Future

by Jean-Luc Domenach & George Holoch

Based on his experience as a scholar and diplomat stationed in China, Jean-Luc Domenach consults a wealth of archival and recent materials to examine China’s contemporary and future place in the world. A sympathetic...


Bridge at Dong Ha

by John Grider Miller

In his desperate attempt to blow up the bridge at Dong Ha and keep some 30,000 men and 200 tanks at bay, Ripley endured three hours of direct fire to rig some 500 pounds of explosives. Such a story of raw courage...


What Jefferson Read: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House

by Tevi Troy

From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural influences on our American presidents are powerful and plentiful. Thomas Jefferson famously said "I cannot live without books," and his library backed up the claim, later...


The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII

by Jack El-Hai

In 1945, after his capture at the end of the Second World War, Hermann Göring arrived at an American-run detention center in war-torn Luxembourg, accompanied by sixteen suitcases and a red hatbox. The suitcases...


The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian

by Robin Lane Fox

Armies and empires, statesmen and tyrants--the acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox vividly recounts the history of two great civilizations and one thousand years that forged the Western world


George Gallup in Hollywood

by Susan Ohmer

George Gallup in Hollywood is a fascinating look at the film industry's use of opinion polling in the 1930s and '40s. George Gallup's polling techniques first achieved fame when he accurately predicted that...


Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

by Clifford Ando

The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that stretched from the...


Writing the Mughal World

by Muzaffar Alam & Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an important introductory reflection. Stretching from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth...


War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World

by Max Boot

A monumental, groundbreaking work, now in paperback, that shows how technological and strategic revolutions have transformed the battlefield

Combining gripping narrative history with wide-ranging analysis,...


Changing Urban Landscapes

by Aa. Vv. & Marco Buttino

The vast territory from Asia to Eastern Europe that was part of or under the influence of the Soviet Union comprised cities, which have undergone profound changes in the last twenty years. The opening of borders...


Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

by Gordon S. Wood

In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, ?What made these men great???and...


If Not Now, When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need

by Jacobs (retired), Colonel Jack & Douglas Century

A Medal of Honor recipient looks back at his own service?and ahead to America?s future.

Jack Jacobs was acting as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Wounded,...


American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush

by Kevin Phillips

The Bushes are the family nobody really knows, says Kevin Phillips. This popular lack of acquaintance—nurtured by gauzy imagery of Maine summer cottages, gray-haired national grandmothers, July Fourth sparklers,...


Hurrah For The Blackshirts!

by Martin Pugh

Britain is celebrated for having avoided the extremism, political violence and instability that blighted many European countries between the two world wars. But her success was a closer thing than has been realized....


Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2008

by Barton Gellman

The landmark exposé of the most powerful and secretive vice president in American history

Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney?s domestic agenda in The...


Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick became an internationally renowned author with his National Book Award? winning In the Heart of the Sea, hailed as ?spellbinding? by Time magazine. In Mayflower, Philbrick casts his spell...


Politics: Observations and Arguments, 1966-2004

by Hendrik Hertzberg

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


The Bloody Shirt: Terror After the Civil War

by Stephen Budiansky

A gripping look at terrorist violence during the Reconstruction era

Between 1867, when the defeated South was forced to establish new state governments that fully represented both black and white citizens, and...