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Hardscrabble: The High Cost of Free Land

by Donna E. Williams & J. Patrick Boyer

A tale of deception and adversity, Hardscrabble tells how unscrupulous politicians, emigration agents, and philanthropists lured impoverished emigrants to farm the Muskoka backwoods in the 1870s. What these...


The King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners

by David Fromkin

An intimate look at two extraordinary figures and their secret collaboration?one that turned the alliance structure of the political world upside down

In this character-driven study, acclaimed historian and bestselling...


Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

by Craig Nelson

Read Craig Nelson's posts on the Penguin Blog.

"Celebrates a bold era when voyaging beyond the Earth was deemed crucial to national security and pride."

-The Wall Street Journal

Restoring the drama, majesty,...


A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown

by Hobson Woodward

"At once a penetrating work of literary analysis and a riveting historical narrative." -Nathaniel Philbrick

Merging maritime adventure and early colonial history, A Brave Vessel charts a little-known chapter...


While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement

by Carolyn Maull McKinstry & Denise George

On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of...


Fatal Rivalry: Flodden, 1513: Henry VIII and James IV and the Decisive Battle for Renaissance Britain

by George Goodwin

Flodden 1513: the biggest and bloodiest Anglo-Scottish battle. Its causes spanned many centuries; its consequences were as extraordinary as the battle itself. On September 9, 1513, the vicious rivalry between...


Mamluk Art. The Splendour and Magic of the Sultans

by Abdullah Abdel Hamid El-Attar, Salah El-Bahnasi & Mohamed Abd El-Aziz

From slaves to sultans, the history of the Mamluks is one of a prodigious rise to power, an epic worthy of a place alongside the most exciting of adventure novels. Palace uprisings, bloody intrigues, murders,...


After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements

by Gyan Prakash

After Colonialism offers a fresh look at the history of colonialism and the changes in knowledge, disciplines, and identities produced by the imperial experience. Ranging across disciplines--from history to...


Agents of Apocalypse: Epidemic Disease in the Colonial Philippines

by Ken De Bevoise

As waves of epidemic disease swept the Philippines in the late nineteenth century, some colonial physicians began to fear that the indigenous population would be wiped out. Many Filipinos interpreted the contagions...


The Mexican Revolution: Conflict and Consolidation, 1910-1940

by Sam W. Haynes, Douglas W. Richmond & John Mason Hart

In 1910 insurgent leaders crushed the Porfirian dictatorship, but in the years that followed fought among themselves, until a nationalist consensus produced the 1917 Constitution. This in turn provided the basis...


The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes

by Douglas K. Boyd & Nancy Adele Kenmotsu

In the fourteenth century, a culture arose in and around the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas that represents the last prehistoric peoples before the cultural upheaval introduced by European explorers. This...


War Makes Men of Boys: A Soldier's World War II

by Katherine I. Miller

Hundreds of novels have been written about young men coming of age in war. And millions of young men have, in fact, come of age in combat. This is the story of Joe Ted (Bud) Miller, as told by his daughter,...


White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism

by Kevin M. Kruse

During the civil rights era, Atlanta thought of itself as "The City Too Busy to Hate," a rare place in the South where the races lived and thrived together. Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, however, so...


Napoleon: Ascent to Power: A Selection from Napoleon's Wars: An International History (Penguin Tracks)

by Charles Esdaile

A panoramic chronicle of Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power-excerpted from celebrated historian Charles Esdaile's masterwork Napoleon's Wars

Napoleon's Wars offers a definitive account of the violent conflicts...


One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power

by Douglas V. Smith

Published to coincide with the centennial celebration of U.S. Navy aviation, this book details the history of U.S. Navy aviation from its earliest days, before the Navy s first aircraft carrier joined the fleet,...


Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation

by William F. Trimble

In this biography, William F. Trimble examines the pioneering work of Glenn Curtiss and his role in the origins

of aviation in the U.S. Navy in the years up to and through World War I. A self-taught mechanic...


Preparing for Victory: Thomas Holcomb and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps, 1936-1943

by David Ulbrich

This is the first book to examine Thomas Holcomb s crucial role as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Great Depression and World War II. It blends biographical, institutional, and operational history...


Struggle for the Middle Sea

by Vincent O'Hara

The Mediterranean Sea was the most intensely contested body of water in World War II. As the maritime crossroads where Europe, Asia, and Africa meet, more major naval actions were fought in the Mediterranean...


An American Adventure: From Early Aviation through Three Wars to the White House

by William Lloyd Stearman

A memoir of extraordinary scope, William Lloyd Stearman's reminiscences will attract those interested in early aviation, World War II in the Pacific, life as a diplomat behind the Iron Curtain, the Vietnam War,...


Fighting for Afghanistan: A Rogue Historian at War

by Sean M. Maloney

Sean Maloney, the first Canadian military historian to go into battle since the Korean War, brings the intensity of near-fatal experiences in southern Afghanistan to his description of events in 2006 when the...