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Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie's Last Quarter

by Randy Roberts & Ed Krzemienski

The extraordinary story of how Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Joe Namath, his star quarterback at the University of Alabama, led the Crimson Tide to victory and transformed football into a truly national pastime....


Congo

by David van Reybrouck

The gripping saga of one of the world's most devastated countries

The Democratic Republic of Congo currently ranks among the world's most failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia. David Van Reybrouck's...


Conduct Under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisonersof the Japanese, 1941-1945

by John A. Glusman

The fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines are legendary in the annals of World War II. Those who survived faced the horrors of life as prisoners of

the Japanese.

In Conduct Under...


A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's

by Michael Farquhar

We may say that honesty is the best policy, but history—to say nothing of business, politics, and the media—suggests otherwise. In this infinitely citable book, the author of two bestselling treasuries of...


Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Iraq

by Stephen Budiansky

No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers’ first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences...


Earth: An Intimate History

by Richard Fortey

In Earth, the acclaimed author of Trilobite! and Life takes us on a grand tour of the earth’s physical past, showing how the history of plate tectonics is etched in the landscape around us.

 

Beginning with...


Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage

by Stephanie Coontz

Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz...


The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

by Jonathan Phillips

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

by Nathaniel Philbrick

America?s first frontier was not the West; it was the sea?and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed...


Patriots

by Christian Appy

Having written two previous books about the Cold War, Appy here assembles recent perspectives on the Vietnam War from veterans, prisoners of war, peace activists, journalists, policymakers, generals, US and...


Honor Killing: Race, Rape, and Clarence Darrow's Spectacular Last Case

by David E. Stannard

In the fall of 1931, Thalia Massie, the bored, aristocratic wife of a young naval officer stationed in Honolulu, accused six nonwhite islanders of gang rape. The ensuing trial let loose a storm of racial and...


Paris: The Biography of a City

by Colin Jones

From the Roman Emperor Julian, who waxed rhapsodic about Parisian wine and figs, to Henry Miller, who relished its seductive bohemia, Paris has been a perennial source of fascination for 2,000 years. In this...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates

by Gail Selinger

A view of pirate life-from the crow's nest


The Bloodstained Throne

by Baburam Acharya & Madhav Acharya

To the palace by the sword Nepal, the land of Buddhism and misty mountains, is not a nation whose history one would expect to be filled with blood. And yet, the struggle to gain and keep the control over the...


Besieged

by Mahmood Farooqui

Translated by Mahmood Farooqui, with notes on the Mutiny Papers and governance in Delhi 1857 by the translator When Delhi lay under siege for five harrowing months in the summer of 1857, the people of the city...


10 Judgements That Changed India

by Zia Mody

Who was Shah Bano and why was her alimony pertinent to India’s Secularism? Does the fundamental right to life include the right to livelihood and shelter? Where there is the right to live, is there also the...


Let Freedom Ring

by Kitty Kelley

A bestselling author and legendary photographer present an illuminating look at a pivotal moment in our nation's history: The March on Washington

 

Despite the heat and humidity, people came in droves from across...


A History of Ancient Egypt

by John Romer

The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime...


Franco's Crypt

by Jeremy Treglown

An open-minded and clear-eyed reexamination of the cultural artifacts of Franco’s Spain

True, false, or both?

Spain’s 1939–75 dictator, Francisco Franco, was a pioneer of water conservation and sustainable...


The Culture of Defeat

by Wolfgang Schivelbusch & Jefferson Chase

A fascinating look at history's losers-the myths they create to cope with defeat and the steps they take never to be vanquished again

History may be written by the victors, Wolfgang Schivelbusch argues in his...