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Changing War: The British Army, the Hundred Days Campaign and the Birth of the Royal Air Force, 1918

by Gary Sheffield & Peter Gray

In 1918, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) played a critical role in defeating the German army and thus winning the First World War. This 'Hundred Days' campaign (August to November 1918) was the greatest...


American History Through Hollywood Film: From the Revolution to the 1960s

by Melvyn Stokes

American History through Hollywood Film offers a new perspective on major issues in American history from the 1770s to the end of the twentieth century and explores how they have been represented in film. Melvyn...


Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland: The Kindness of Strangers

by Christine Kinealy

The Great Irish Famine was one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters of the nineteenth century. In a period of only five years, Ireland lost approximately 25% of its population through a combination...


The Letters of John F. Kennedy

by Martin W. Sandler

John Fitzgerald Kennedy led his nation for little more than a thousand days, yet his presidency is intensely remembered, not merely as a byproduct of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered the nation away from the...


The Third Reich in Power

by Richard Evans

The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war

This magnificent second volume of Richard J. Evans's three-volume history of Nazi Germany...


On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History

by Nicholas A. Basbanes

A Best Book of the Year: Mother JonesBloomberg News, National PostKirkus Reviews 

A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and...


Royal Affairs: A Lusty Romp Through the Extramarital Adventures That Rocked the British Monarchy

by Leslie Carroll

A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty history of 1,000 years of bedroom-hopping secrets and scandals of Britain?s royals.

Insatiable kings, lecherous queens, kissing cousins, and wanton consorts?history has...


The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000

by Fred Anderson & Andrew Cayton

Americans often think of their nation’s history as a movement toward ever-greater democracy, equality, and freedom. Wars in this story are understood both as necessary to defend those values and as exceptions...


The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

by Deborah J. Swiss

The convict women who built a continent..."A moving and fascinating story." -Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost

The Tin Ticket takes readers to the dawn of the nineteenth century and into the lives...


Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor

To most , Robert E. Lee is a beloved tragic figure of a bygone war-remembered by history as stoic and brave but without a true emotional life. Recently, however, historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor uncovered important...


Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East

by Robin Wright

The transformation of the Middle East is an issue that will absorb-and challenge-the world for generations to come; Dreams and Shadows is the book to read to understand the sweeping political and cultural changes...


What Ifs? Of American History

by Robert Cowley

Did Eisenhower avoid a showdown with Stalin by not taking Berlin before the Soviets? What might have happened if JFK hadn't been assassinated? This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating...


The Pentagon's New Map

by Thomas P.M. Barnett

Since the end of the Cold War, America's national security establishment has been searching for a new operating theory to explain how this seemingly "chaotic" world actually works. Gone is the clash of blocs,...


The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

by Sarah Chayes

As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue, she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan...


Inside the Nazi War Machine: How Three Generals Unleashed Hitler's Blitzkrieg Upon the World

by Bevin Alexander

In 1940, as Hitler plotted to conquer Europe, only one nation posed a serious threat to the Third Reich's domination: France. The German command was wary of taking on the most powerful armed force on the continent....


Future Weapons

by Kevin Dockery

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


The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid--America's First World War II Victory

by Craig Nelson

Immediately after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo. On April...


The Portable Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Delbanco

Celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth with this new edition of his greatest speeches and writings

Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but...


Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe

by Nancy Goldstone

For fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser,acclaimed author Nancy Goldstone’s thrilling history of the royal daughters who succeeded in ruling—and shaping—thirteenth-century Europe

Set against the backdrop...


The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

by Antony Beevor

A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall Of Berlin 1945

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War's outbreak, Antony Beevor has...