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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...


The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945

by Vincent P. O'Hara

The German Fleet at War relates the little-known history of the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet with a focus on the sixty-nine surface naval battles fought by Germany's major warships against the large warships...


Rulers of India: Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan, 1618-1707

by Stanley Lane-Poole

Originally published in 1893. Author: Lane-Poole, Stanley, 1854-1931 Language: English Keywords:Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan, 1618-1707 India -- Kings and rulers Biography Mogul Empire India -- History 1526-1765...


Advice to Wives on the Management of Themselves, During the Periods of Pregnancy, Labour and Suckling

by Pye Henry Chavasse

A historic guide for young women who may not have understood the changes their bodies would go through during and after pregnancy. A fascinating read for any fan of medical history, an interesting window on...


Dynamic Meteorology and Hydrology

by Vilhelm Bjerknes

A fascinating and in-depth scientific treatise on the study of dynamic systems inside meteorology and hydrography.


Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and theExtraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It

by Jill Jonnes

The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world's fair that introduced it

In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham...


Spartacus

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

The uprising of the slaves against the Romans in 73 BC, led by the gladiator Spartacus, has been an inspiration to generations of people who have stood up against oppression. By the time he was captured by Marcus...


Rebecca Dickinson: Independence for a New England Woman

by Marla Miller

An engaging look into the life of Rebecca Dickinson and the paradoxes presented by an unmarried woman who earned her own living at the time of the American Revolution


Boy Republic: Patrick Pearse and the Weapon of Education

by Brendan Walsh

Patrick Pearse, teacher, poet, and one of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising has long been a central figure in Irish history. The book provides a radically new interpretation of Patrick Pearse's work in...


York Murder & Crime

by Summer Strevens

Discover the shadier side of York's history with this remarkable collection of true-life crimes from across the city. Featuring all factions of the criminal underworld, this macabre selection of tales includes...


East of the Oder: A German Childhood under the Nazis and Soviets

by Luise Urban

Luise Urban was born into a world about to be turned upside down. Her family lived east of the river Oder, and as the Third Reich crumbled and the Soviet Red Army advanced, she was one of 15 million Germans...


Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

by Keith McCloskey

In January 1959, ten experirenced young skiers set out to travel to a mountain named Mount Otorten in the far north of Russia. The name Otorten translates as 'Don't go there' in the local Mansi language. One...


The Scarborough Book of Days

by Robert Woodhouse

Taking you through the year day by day, The Scarborough Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping into,...