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South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917

by Ernest Henry Shackleton

When Sir Henry Ernest Shackleton was beaten to the South Pole in 1912, he decided to trek across the continent via the pole instead. Before his ship even reached the continent it was crushed in pack ice. Shackleton...


Hero Tales from American History

by Henry Cabot Lodge & Theodore Roosevelt

Who needs tall tales, legends, and myths when the turmoil and tribulation that resulted in the birth of the United States is chock-full of inspiring deeds and triumphs? In this volume, noted historian and statesman...


Life in Dixie During the War: 1861-1865

by Mary A. H. Gay

The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating...


The Story of the Outlaw: A Study of Western Desperado

by Emerson Hough

Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild...


The Borgias: Celebrated Crime

by Alexandre Dumas

Nobody has ever detailed history's most ruthless rulers and tyrants with as much flair and passion as French writer Alexandre Dumas. This gripping exposition of the Borgias, the Italian clan that earned notoriety...


Battle for the North Atlantic: The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War II in Europe

by John R. Bruning

The Battle of the North Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 until the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, though it reached its peak from mid-1940 through the...


The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History

by A. Kenneth Curtis, J. Stephen Lang & Randy Petersen

Brush up on the people, places, and events every Christian should know about with this fascinating, accessible guide. Ideal for pastors and speakers.


A History of the Dora Camp: The Untold Story of the Nazi Slave Labor Camp That Secretly Manufactured V-2 Rockets

by Andre Sellier & Michael J. Neufeld

A former prisoner tells the untold story of the Nazi concentration camp that secretly manufactured V-2 rockets.


Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects

by Jordan Sand

Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning in the 1970s, Tokyo participated in this trend. However,...


Richard the Third

by Paul Murray Kendall

"The best biography of Richard III that has been written."—A. L. Rowse, Chicago Tribune Paul Murray Kendall's masterful account of the life of England's King Richard III has remained the standard biography...


God on Trial: Landmark Cases from America's Religious Battlefields

by Peter Irons

An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America divided?from the acclaimed author of The Courage of Their Convictions

As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both...


97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

by Jane Ziegelman

In 97 Orchard, Jane Ziegelman explores the culinary life that was the heart and soul of New York's Lower East Side around the turn of the twentieth century—a city within a city, where Germans, Irish, Italians,...


The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris

by Peter Beinart

In The Icarus Syndrome, Peter Beinart tells a tale as old as the Greeks -- a story about the seductions of success. Beinart describes Washington on the eve of three wars -- World War One, Vietnam, and Iraq --...


Dressed as in a Painting: Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform

by Kimberly Wahl

The impact of the Aesthetic movement on women and women’s fashion


Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam

by Jatswan S. Sidhu

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam substantially updates the first edition through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography,...


Peace and Bread in Time of War

by Jane Addams

First published in 1922 during the "Red Scare," by which time Jane Addams's pacifist efforts had adversely affected her popularity as an author and social reformer, this is her third to deal with her thoughts...


Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties

by Paul M. Johnson & Paul Johnson

The classic world history of the events, ideas, and personalities of the twentieth century.


The Course of Andean History

by Peter V. N. Henderson

The only comprehensive history of Andean South America from initial settlement to the present, this useful book focuses on Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, the four countries where the Andes have played...


Slavery: Where Did It Come From?

by Betty Evans

This book is about the origins of slavery, the many countries that participated, and a few things I personally experienced. Author Bio: I was the second child born to Clarence and Vera Wallace of Evergreen Alabama....


Gardens of a Chinese Emperor: Imperial Creations of the Qianlong Era, 1736-1796

by Victoria M. Siu

Qianlong’s Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) was a microcosm of his world, with lush plants, artificial mountains and lakes, and colorful buildings. From within these precincts, the emperor ruled...