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History's Greatest Hits: Famous Events We Should All Know More About (Unillustrated Edition)

by Joseph Cummins

In this unillustrated edition, Joseph Cummins recounts thirty-seven of the best-known episodes from the past. Not only does he relate and re-create these events in captivating fashion, he also analyzes their...


Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World

by Michael Fullilove

The remarkable untold story of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the five extraordinary men he used to pull America into World War II

In the dark days between Hitler's invasion of Poland in September 1939 and Japan's...


Ready For a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America

by Mark Kurlansky

Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote “Dancing in the Street.” The song was recorded at Motown’s Hitsville...


Holding Back the Sea

by Christopher Hallowell

Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and...


My Life Before the World War, 1860--1917: A Memoir

by John J. Pershing & John T. Greenwood

Few American military figures are more revered than General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing (1860--1948), who is most famous for leading the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The only soldier besides...


Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

by Robert W. Pringle

At its peak, the KGB (Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti) was the largest secret police and espionage organization in the world. It became so influential in Soviet politics that several of its directors moved...


Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

by Gino Moliterno

The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white...


Three Golden Ages: Discovering the Creative Secrets of Renaissance Florence, Elizabethan England, and America's Founding

by Alf J. Mapp

In this intriguing book, best-selling author Alf Mapp, Jr. explores three periods in Western history that exploded with creativity: Elizabethan England, Renaissance Florence, and America's founding. What enabled...


Morals And Independence - An Introduction To Ethics

by John Coventry

A perfect guide for all philosophy students wishing to better understand the field of ethics. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and...


Civil War Prisons

by William B. Hesseltine

First published in 1962 as a special edition of Civil War History journal, Civil War Prisons remains the standard on the topic. Editor Hesseltine tackles the historiography of northern and southern prisons during...


Ohio and Its People: Bicentennial Edition

by George Knepper

"A finely crafted comprehensive history of the Buckeye State, whose dominant theme is the representative character of the Ohio story to the national experience. Knepper captures the panorama of the Ohio experience...


Spectres of 1919: Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro

by Barbara Foley

With the New Negro movement and the Harlem Renaissance, the 1920s was a landmark decade in African American political and cultural history, characterized by an upsurge in racial awareness, artistic creativity,...


The SS Dirlewanger Brigade: The History of the Black Hunters

by Christian Ingrao & Phoebe Green

"An important look at the singularity of Nazi barbarism." -L'Humanité The Dirlewanger Brigade was an anti-partisan unit of the Nazi army, reporting directly to Heinrich Himmler. The first members of the brigade...


LBJ: The MasterMind of the JFK Assassination

by Phillip F. Nelson

The case against Lyndon B. Johnson and his role in Kennedy's assassination has never been sounder. LBJ aims to prove that Vice President Johnson played an active role in the assassination of President Kennedy...


3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It

by Sean Flynn

The unforgettable and heartbreaking true story of the firemen who bravely fought "the perfect fire" is now in paperback.


A Tale of Two Subs: An Untold Story of World War II, Two Sister Ships, and Extraordinary Heroism

by Jonathan J. McCullough

On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin, under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did...


Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory

by Edward G. Lengel

An entertaining and erudite history that offers a fresh look at America's first founding father, the creation of his legend, and what it means for our nation and ourselves

George Washington's death on December...


The Dead will Arise: Nongqawuse and the great Xhosa cattle killing 1856-7

by Jeff Peires

The Dead Will Arise tells the story of Nongqawuse, the young Xhosa girl whose prophecy of the resurrection of the dead lured an entire people to death by starvation. The Great Cattle-Killing of 1856-57, which...


On the Bridge of Goodbye: The Story of South Africa's discarded San Soldiers

by David Robbins

Set against the southern African canvas of war and upheaval, On the Bridge of Goodbye tells the story of the famous San (Bushman) soldiers who fought first for the Portuguese in Angola, and then for South Africa...


The World of Mary O'Connell 1778-1836

by Erin L. Bishop

In 1800 Daniel O'Connell, a young Kerry barrister who had just made his first forays into national politics, began a clandestine correspondence with his distant cousin Mary O'Connell of Tralee. Two years later...