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The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-hunting

by John Demos

With the vision of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize?winning author John Demos explores the social, cultural, and psychological roots of the scourge that is witch-hunting, both in the remote past...

Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times

by Lucy Lethbridge

“A ridiculously diverting glimpse of downstairs life in Edwardian England. . . . Most gratifying.”—Laura Miller, Salon From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate and the lonely maid-of-all-work...

Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation

by James E. Genova

Cinema and Development in West Africa shows how the film industry in Francophone West African countries played an important role in executing strategies of nation building during the transition from French rule...

Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal

by Keel Hunt & John L. Seigenthaler

Coup is the behind-the-scenes story of an abrupt political transition, unprecedented in U.S. history. Based on 163 interviews, Hunt describes how collaborators came together from opposite sides of the political...

Black Rock and Blue Water: The Wreck of the Royal Mail Ship Rhone in St. Narciso's Hurricane of October 1867

by Andrew C. Jampoler

RMS Rhone, just three years old then and the pretty queen of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company’s fleet, sank in the great St. Narciso hurricane of late October 1867, a devastating category three storm that...

21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era

by Benjamin Armstrong

Alfred Thayer Mahan’s The Influence of Seapower upon History is well known to students of naval history and strategy, but his other writings are often dismissed as irrelevant to today’s problems. This collection...

The Patton Papers: 1940-1945

by Martin Blumenson

"One of World War II's most brilliant and controversial generals, George S. Patton (1885-1945) fought in North Africa and Sicily, as commander of the Third Army, spearheaded the Allies' spectacular 194"

The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means For The United States

by Ross Terrill

By looking at China's past, Terrill has provided an excellent road map for understanding its future.- BusinessWeek

In the Lands of the Enchanted Moorish Maiden: Islamic Art in Portugal

by Cláudio Torres, Santiago Macías & Susana Gómez

Portugal is a terrain particularly propitious for salutary re-evaluations in order that some highly damaging clichés may be challenged. In the Iberian Peninsula, for instance, the first major rupture of civilisation...

The Umayyads: The Rise of Islamic Art

by Gazi Bisheh, Fawzi Zayadine & Mohammad al-Asad

Far from abolishing the freedom of local cults and undermining existing town plans, the Umayyads acknowledged the aesthetic language already in place on their arrival in Jordan (661), and re-invented its forms...

Siculo-Norman Art. Islamic Culture in Medieval Sicily

by Nicola Giuliano Leone, Eliana Mauro & Ettore Sessa

Sicily was won from the Aghlabids in 827 and passed to the Fatimids in 948. The Norman Conquest of 1061 finally ousted the Muslims from the Island. Organised into three administrative valla - Val di Mazara,...

The True German

by Werner Otto Mueller-Hill & Benjamin Carter Hett

Werner Otto Müller-Hill served as a military judge in the Werhmacht during World War II. From March 1944 to the summer of 1945, he kept a diary, recording his impressions of what transpired around him as Germany...

The Party Forever

by Rowan Callick

A century after its underground beginnings, the Chinese Communist Party today exerts far-reaching control over every aspect of private life. Beyond its legendary control of the internet within China's borders,...

The Lincolns in the White House

by Jerrold M. Packard

From the day of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, a nation divided by savage conflict confronted the new president. But what many don't know was that within the White House's walls, the Lincoln's family would...

Africa Lost

by Dan Tharp, SOFREP & Brandon Webb

The Lost Chapter of Special Operations History: Rhodesia.

Some of the most explosive combat in Special Operations history is almost completely unknown to the Western World. Everyone knows about Navy SEALs and...

And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

by Agnes Kamara-Umunna

When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army...

The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd

by Richard Zacks

Everybody knows the legend of Captain Kidd, America's most ruthless buccanneer. Few people realize that the facts of his life make for a much better tale. Kidd was actually a tough New York sea captain hired...

The Seven-Day Scholar: The Civil War: Exploring History One Week at a Time

by Peter Gaffney & Dennis Gaffney

"A bite of history a day, all year long."

Flawless storytelling, expert research, and a whole new way of providing history in intriguing, one-page essays makes The Seven-Day Scholar: The Civil War a book that...

Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

by Bruce Watson

A majestic history of the summer of '64, which forever changed race relations in America

In the summer of 1964, with the civil rights movement stalled, seven hundred college students descended on Mississippi...

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

by David Halberstam

"In a grand gesture of reclamation and remembrance, Mr. Halberstam has brought the war back home."

--The New York Times

David Halberstam's magisterial and thrilling The Best and the Brightest was the defining...