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Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

by Clifford Ando

The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that stretched from the...


Writing the Mughal World

by Muzaffar Alam & Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an important introductory reflection. Stretching from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth...


War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World

by Max Boot

A monumental, groundbreaking work, now in paperback, that shows how technological and strategic revolutions have transformed the battlefield

Combining gripping narrative history with wide-ranging analysis,...


Changing Urban Landscapes

by Aa. Vv. & Marco Buttino

The vast territory from Asia to Eastern Europe that was part of or under the influence of the Soviet Union comprised cities, which have undergone profound changes in the last twenty years. The opening of borders...


Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

by Gordon S. Wood

In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, ?What made these men great???and...


If Not Now, When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need

by Jacobs (retired), Colonel Jack & Douglas Century

A Medal of Honor recipient looks back at his own service?and ahead to America?s future.

Jack Jacobs was acting as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Wounded,...


American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush

by Kevin Phillips

The Bushes are the family nobody really knows, says Kevin Phillips. This popular lack of acquaintance—nurtured by gauzy imagery of Maine summer cottages, gray-haired national grandmothers, July Fourth sparklers,...


Hurrah For The Blackshirts!

by Martin Pugh

Britain is celebrated for having avoided the extremism, political violence and instability that blighted many European countries between the two world wars. But her success was a closer thing than has been realized....


The Pankhursts

by Martin Pugh

The suffragettes outraged Victorian society but their personal lives were just as dramatic as their public actions. In this gripping and incisive account of the Pankhursts, Martin Pugh reveals the full story...


Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2008

by Barton Gellman

The landmark exposé of the most powerful and secretive vice president in American history

Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney?s domestic agenda in The...


Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

by Nathaniel Philbrick

From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as bestselling author Nathaniel...


Politics: Observations and Arguments, 1966-2004

by Hendrik Hertzberg

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


The Bloody Shirt: Terror After the Civil War

by Stephen Budiansky

A gripping look at terrorist violence during the Reconstruction era

Between 1867, when the defeated South was forced to establish new state governments that fully represented both black and white citizens, and...


The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire

by Joe Jackson

The amazing tale of one of history's most daring acts of biopiracy-and how it changed history

In this thrilling real-life account of bravery, greed, obsession, and ultimate betrayal, award- winning writer Joe...


Spare Parts: From Campus to Combat: A Marine Reservist's Journey from Campus to Combat in 38 Days

by Buzz Williams

A compelling look into the world of reservists--more than just the "spare parts" of our nation's military--as seen through one manís transformation from weekend warrior to combat marine

In 1989, Buzz Williams...


The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory

by Robert V. Remini

The Battle of New Orleans was the climactic battle of America's "forgotten war" of 1812. Andrew Jackson led his ragtag corps of soldiers against 8,000 disciplined invading British regulars in a battle that delivered...


Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels

by Jill Jonnes

"Superb. [A] first-rate narrative" (The Wall Street Journal ) about the controversial construction of New York's beloved original Penn Station and its tunnels

As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and...


This Man's Army

by Andrew Exum

The first combat memoir of the War on Terrorism: the gripping story of a young man’s transformation into a twenty-first-century warrior.

Born into a family with a long history of military service dating back...


Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers

by Jim Dann, Tracy Sugarman & John Harris

In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi,...


Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reaga n

by Jeff Greenfield

The New York Times bestseller from Jeff Greenfield, the renowned CBS News senior political correspondent and veteran of CNN and ABC news, offering an alternative history of America. These things are true: *...