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Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace

by Nikki Brown, Alisha Knight & Brian M. Jack

Born in the 1880s in Jefferson, Texas, Lillian B. Jones Horace grew up in Fort Worth and dreamed of being a college-educated teacher, a goal she achieved. But life was hard for her and other blacks living and...


The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception

by H. Keith Melton & Robert Wallace

Magic or spycraft? In 1953, against the backdrop of the Cold War, the CIA initiated a top-secret program, code-named MKULTRA, to counter Soviet mind-control and interrogation techniques. Realizing that clandestine...


The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

by Thomas Fleming

A compelling, intimate look at the founders—George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison—and the women who played essential roles in their lives

With...


1492: The Year the World Began

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

The world would end in 1492—so the prophets, soothsayers, and stargazers said. They were right. Their world did end. Ours began.

In this extraordinary, sweeping history, Felipe Fernández-Armesto traces key...


The Making of the President 1960

by Theodore H. White

The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicle

The Making of the President 1960 is...


The Map That Changed the World

by Simon Winchester

In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped...


The Ellan Vannin Story: Story of the Loss of the SS Ellan Vannin

by Richard Stafford

The SS Ellan Vannin sank on 3rd December 1909, approaching the Mersey in hurricane force winds and giant seas. All 35 passengers and crew were lost, and it was a national tragedy for the Isle of Man. This riveting...


Never to Return

by Hampton Creer

The remarkable story of Manx prisoners sent to the penal colonies during the 18th and 19th Centuries. The stories of their trials and subsequent journeys to Australia and Tasmania is remarkable, and this book...


False Alarm: The Truth about the Epidemic of Fear

by Marc Siegel

Life today for citizens of the developed world is safer, easier, and healthier than for any other people in history thanks to modern medicine, science, technology, and intelligence. So why is an epidemic of...


The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East

by Barry Rubin

Praise for The Long War for Freedom

"An extremely important book. The Long War for Freedom finally presents to the Western world an in-depth portrait of those 'small voices' in the Arab world waging the most...


Until the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing

by Gene Smith

Critical Praise for Gene Smith On Until the Last Trumpet Sounds

"The best recent compact study of the commander of the American Expeditionary Force of World War I." Booklist

"A six-star effort . . . captures Pershing...


Fatal Treasure: Greed and Death, Emeralds and Gold, and the Obsessive Search for the Legendary Ghost Galleon Atocha

by Jedwin Smith

"In real life-especially off the Florida coast-things can have fatal consequences. Fatal Treasure is a truly compelling read."

-Aphrodite Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Sacrifice and All She...


The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II

by Greg King

Praise for The Court of the Last Tsar

"Any book by Greg King is a book to be kept and savored. He has not only given us a fresh, clear-eyed, and often startling new look at the life of the last Romanovs, but...


Trafalgar's Lost Hero: Admiral Lord Collingwood and the Defeat of Napoleon

by Max Adams

Trafalgar's Lost Hero introduces the man whose real-life exploits have been attributed to the likes of Horatio Alger and Jack Aubrey. Never seeking the public acclaim craved by his closest friend and comrade...


Cradle of Violence: How Boston's Waterfront Mobs Ignited the American Revolution

by Russell Bourne

They did the dirty work of the American Revolution

Their spontaneous uprisings and violent actions steered America toward resistance to the Acts of Parliament and finally toward revolution. They tarred and feathered...


The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education

by The Editors of Black Issues in Higher Ed, James Anderson & Dara N. Byrne

Praise for The Unfinished Agenda of Brown V. Board of Education

"My father, Oliver L. Brown, for whom Brown v. Board of Education is named, was a proud member of a group of a few hundred people, across the country,...


Twilight at Little Round Top: July 2, 1863--The Tide Turns at Gettysburg

by Glenn W. LaFantasie

THE BATTLE OF LITTLE ROUND TOP AS IT HAS NEVER BEFORE SEEN-THROUGH THE EYES OF THE SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT THERE

"Here is the real story of the epic fight for Little Round Top, shorn of the mythology long obscuring...


Cognac: The Seductive Saga of the World's Most Coveted Spirit

by Kyle Jarrard

"Rich in history and admirable scholarship. . . . It's a fine grande champagne of a book, to be savored over and over."

-Patricia Wells, author of The Provence Cookbook

Called the "brandy of the gods" by Victor...


The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army that Won the Revolution

by John Buchanan

Acclaim for The Road to Valley Forge

"Buchanan is a master of the historical narrative . . . a host of new insights into George Washington as a leader of men."

-Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty!: The American...


What Israel Means to Me: By 80 Prominent Writers, Performers, Scholars, Politicians, and Journalists

by Alan Dershowitz

Personal and Passionate Reflections on the Land and Its People

"The Mediterranean landscape, the exuberance of the Israelis, the way politics is a matter of life and death there-all these things beguiled me."...