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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography

by Peter Green

Until recently, popular biographers and most scholars viewed Alexander the Great as a genius with a plan, a romantic figure pursuing his vision of a united world. His dream was at times characterized as a benevolent...


The Everything Founding Fathers Book: All You Need to Know about the Men Who Shaped America

by Meg Greene & Paula Stathakis

George Washington. John Adams. Benjamin Franklin. These great leaders--and many others--made innumerable contributions that laid the groundwork for our nation. But who were they really?

In actuality, the founding...


The Everything Theodore Roosevelt Book: The extraordinary life of an American icon

by Arthur G. Sharp

You probably know bits and pieces about Theodore Roosevelt: He was the President of the United States, led the charge up San Juan Hill, had something to do with the "Bull Moose" party, and is represented on...


The Famine and the Fear

by Reg Corns

It was 1845 in Ireland when the potato famine struck. Its impact on two of the many Irish families was devastating. All they had was the potato, it was their provider until the blight came that is, then starvation...


The Fall of Berlin 1945

by Antony Beevor

Acclaimed for his vivid re-creations of some of the twentieth century's most significant battles, Antony Beevor is one of the best known and respected military historians writing today. He now offers readers...


A Legacy of Innovation: Governors and Public Policy

by Ethan G. Sribnick

Top scholars examine the changing role of state governors over the course of the twentieth century. This volume of essays tracks the evolution of gubernatorial leadership as it has dealt with critical issues,...


Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70

by Polly Jones

Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, Polly Jones offers an innovative, comprehensive account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. Jones...


A Restatement of Religion: Swami Vivekananda and the Making of Hindu Nationalism

by Jyotirmaya Sharma

In this third installment of his comprehensive history of “India’s religion” and reappraisal of Hindu identity, Professor Jyotirmaya Sharma offers an engaging portrait of Swami Vivekananda and his relationship...


Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo

by Thomas J. Reigstad

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he was later known, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful...


The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution

by Jonathan D. Spence

"A milestone in Western studies of China." (John K. Fairbank)

In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its...


Blundering to Glory: Napoleon's Military Campaigns

by Owen Connelly

Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal...


Between Empire and Alliance: America and Europe during the Cold War

by Marc Trachtenberg

Written by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, the work discusses the role European dependence on American support played in the history of European unification.


As If It Were Glory: Robert Beecham's Civil War from the Iron Brigade to the Black Regiments

by Michael E. Stevens

In this powerful and moving memoir, Robert Beecham tells of his Civil War experiences, both as an enlisted man in the fabled Iron Brigade of the Army of the Potomac and as an officer commanding a newly raised...


How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Protests, Graffiti & Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia

by Iain McIntyre & Andrew Hansen

Exploring Australia’s radical past through more than 300 images and 500 stories of social activism, this book reveals a hidden inspirational history through Indigenous resistance, convict revolts, student...


A Rose by Many Other Names: Rose Cherami & the JFK Assassination

by Todd C. Elliott

Shifting the focus away from the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, to 48 hours prior in Eunice, Louisiana, this book explores the prediction made by Melba Marcades, aka Rose...


Jazz and Machine-Age Imperialism: Music, "Race," and Intellectuals in France, 1918-1945

by Jeremy F. Lane

Jeremy F. Lane's Jazz and Machine-Age Imperialism is a bold challenge to the existing homogenous picture of the reception of American jazz in world-war era France. Lane's book closely examines the reception...


State Capitalism and World Revolution

by C. L. R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya & Grace Lee Boggs

Originally published in 1950, this analysis by three respected activists successfully predicted the future course of Marxism. Their revolutionary critique of industrial civilization possessed a striking originality...


A Place to Remember: Using History to Build Community

by Robert R. Archibald

Well-known public historian Robert Archibald's personal exploration of the intersections of history, memory, and community reveals how we participate in the making and sustaining of community as well as how...


Anzio: The Gamble That Failed

by Martin Blumenson

Historian Blumenson examines the 1943 Battle of Anzio, which turned into a disaster for the Allies.


A. Philip Randolph: A Life in the Vanguard

by Andrew E. Kersten

Before the emergence of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., there were several key leaders who fought for civil rights in the United States. Among them was A. Philip Randolph, who perhaps best embodied the hopes,...