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Daring Missions of World War II

by William B. Breuer

Critical acclaim for William B. Breuer

"A first-class historian."

--Wall Street Journal

For Top Tales of World War II

"As evidenced time and again by the prolific Breuer, WWII continues to be a source of absorbing...


Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

by Elizabeth Emma Ferry

Elizabeth Emma Ferry traces the movement of minerals as they circulate from Mexican mines to markets, museums, and private collections on both sides of the US-Mexico border. She describes how and why these byproducts...


Outposts

by Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great....


The Fracture Zone

by Simon Winchester

A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come

The vast and mountainous area that makes...


General Sherman's Christmas

by Stanley Weintraub

From the author of the bestselling Silent Night comes a close look at the embattled holiday season of 1864, when Major General W. T. Sherman gave President Lincoln the city of Savannah and paved the way for...


The Sistine Secrets

by Benjamin Blech & Roy Doliner

The Shocking Secrets of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Artwork

The recent cleaning of the Sistine Chapel frescoes removed layer after layer of centuries of accumulated tarnish and darkness. The Sistine Secrets...


A Short History of the Korean War

by James L. Stokesbury

As pungent and concise as his short histories of both world wars, Stokesbury's survey of "the half war" takes a broad view and seems to leave nothing out but the details. The first third covers the North Korean...


India After Independence

by Bipan Chandra

This volume, a sequel to the best-selling India's Struggle for Independence, analyses the challenges India has faced and the successes it has achieved over the last five decades, in the light of its colonial...


Like It Happened Yesterday

by Ravinder Singh

Has anyone ever asked you—What were the best days of your life? That one period of your life you always wanted to go back to? And live that life . . . one more time? When asked this, I closed my eyes and went...


Rusty The Boy From The Hills

by Ruskin Bond

Charming tales of the growing-up years from India's best-loved children's writer For several decades now, Ruskin Bond's inimitable stories about Rusty have enthralled and entertained children. Rusty is a quiet,...


Waking Giant

by David S. Reynolds

America experienced unprecedented growth and turmoil in the years between 1815 and 1848. It was an age when Andrew Jackson redefined the presidency and James K. Polk expanded the nation's territory. Bancroft...


Gem In The Lotus

by Abraham Eraly

A comprehensive and compelling portrait of ancient India In Gem in the Lotus, Abraham Eraly, author of The Last Spring, the best-selling and critically acclaimed history of the Mughals, identifies and explores...


America's Prophet

by Bruce Feiler

The exodus story is America's story. Moses is our real founding father.

The pilgrims quoted his story. Franklin and Jefferson proposed he appear on the U.S. seal. Washington and Lincoln were called his incarnations....


Dissenters, Radicals, Heretics and Blasphemers: The Flame of Revolt That Shines Through English History

by John Hostettler

Shows the historical importance of challenges to the state and powerful groups. Demonstrates how rights we take for granted have been acquired and set into law over time thanks to the actions of committed men...


Anne Frank

by Francine Prose

In June 1942, Anne Frank received a red-and-white- checked diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in an Amsterdam attic to escape the Nazis. For two years, with...


Adversity the Spur: The History of Physiotherapy Education at Oswestry

by Marian Tidswell

One of the oldest schools of physiotherapy in the United Kingdom that now operates from a university base (at Keele University) is the one founded at Baschurch in Shropshire in 1909 by Dame Agnes Hunt. She was...


The Gentle Warrior: General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC

by Clifton La Bree

In November 1950, United Nations forces in Korea were stopped in their advance toward the Yalu River by Chinese Communist forces and were in danger of being overrun. Vastly outnumbered by enemy forces, the First...


Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politican in Uniform

by Richard L. Kiper

John A. McClernand was a leading Democratic congressman from Illinois who in 1861 became a brigadier general in the Union army. Although a political general, he proved himself on the battlefield until he ran...


Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men

by April Moore

From 1895 to 1937, 93 men were hanged at California’s Folsom State Prison, and this book is the first to tell all of their stories, recounting long-forgotten tales of murder and swift justice, or sometimes,...


Call Sign Rustic: The Secret Air War over Cambodia, 1970-1973

by Richard Wood

President Richard Nixon could not keep American ground troops in Cambodia beyond June 1970 without authorization from Congress, which was not forthcoming. Not wanting to desert the anti-communist Lon Nol regime,...