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The Great Fire of London: In That Apocalyptic Year, 1666

by Neil Hanson

Acclaim for The Great Fire of London

"Popular narrative history at its best, well researched, imaginatively and dramatically written. . . . The author marshals his story and his mass of contemporary quotations...


The Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II

by Steven Trent Smith

Praise for The Rescue

"Steven Trent Smith grapples boldly with several big subjects: the Japanese occupation of the Philippines; the capture of Japan's 'Z Plan' (the decisive-battle strategy for destroying the...


The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam's Nuclear Mastermind

by Mahdi Obeidi & Kurt Pitzer

Acclaim for the Bomb in My Garden

"This one book will tell you more about Iraq's quest for weapons of mass destruction than all U.S. intelligence on the subject. It is a fascinating and rare glimpse inside Saddam...


The Air-Raid Warden Was a Spy: And Other Tales from Home-Front America in World War II

by William B. Breuer

Critical acclaim for William B. Breuer

"A first-class historian."

-The Wall Street Journal

Top Secret Tales of World War II

"A book for rainy days and long solitary nights by the fire. If there were a genre for...


Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins

"A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesar's Legio X-arguably the most famous legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from...


The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker

by Bill Neeley

Critical acclaim for The Last Comanche Chief

"Truly distinguished. Neeley re-creates the character and achievements of this most significant of all Comanche leaders." -- Robert M. Utley author of The Lance and...


Bradford Washburn, An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon

by Bradford Washburn & Lew Freedman

Here at last is the thrilling memoir of the legendary mountaineer Bradford Washburn, one of the last surviving explorers and adventurers of the twentieth century. Drawing from decades of memories, journals,...


The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War

by Richard Rubin

For the past decade, Richard Rubin sought every last living American veteran of World War I—and uncovered a forgotten great generation, and their war.


Hitler

by Joachim C. Fest

A bestseller in its original German edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen languages, this book has become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era. Index. Translated by Richard...


The Liberated Bride

by A. B. Yehoshua & Hillel Halkin

Yochanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, is a man of boundless and often naïve curiosity. His wife, Hagit, a district judge, is tolerant of almost everything but her husband's faults and prevarications....


Five Seasons

by A. B. Yehoshua & Hillel Halkin

In the autumn, Molkho's wife dies and his years of loving attention are ended. But his newfound freedom is filled with the erotic fantasies of a man who must fall in love. Winter sees him away to the operas...


Outrage

by Eileen McGann & Dick Morris

Half of all illegal immigrants came into this country legally—and we have no way of knowing they’re still here!

Congressmen are putting their wives on their campaign payrolls—so that campaign contributions...


October Fury

by Peter A. Huchthausen

"Huchthausen knows the hidden history of the Cuban missile crisis . . . October Fury contains startling revelations."

-- TOM CLANCY

Drama on the high seas as the world holds its breath

It was the most spectacular...


The Louisiana Purchase

by Thomas Fleming

From The Louisiana Purchase

Like many other major events in world history, the Louisiana Purchase is a fascinating mix of destiny and individual energy and creativity. . . . Thomas Jefferson would have been less...


The Jungle War: Mavericks, Marauders and Madmen in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II

by Stephen Brookes

Praise for Gerald Astor

"No one does oral history better than Gerald Astor. . . . Great reading."

-Stephen Ambrose on The Mighty Eighth

"Gerald Astor has proven himself a master. Here, World War II is brought to...


Secret History of the Iraq War

by Yossef Bodansky

In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months...


An Armchair Traveller's History of Apulia

by Desmond Seward & Susan Mountgarret

A historical guide to the landscapes, cave towns, frescoed churches, Romanesque cathedrals, and Gothic castles of Apulia.


Neither Sharks Nor Wolves: The Men of Nazi Germany's U-boat Army, 1939-1945

by Timothy Mulligan

A character study of the German submarine force that challenges traditional and revisionist views of the service.


Angel of Dien Bien Phu: The Lone French Woman at the Decisive Battle for Vietnam

by Genevieve de Galard

As the only French woman among some 11,000 defenders at Dien Bien Phu, Geneviève de Galard had a unique perspective of the siege and fall of the French fortress. This memoir about her years as a flight nurse...


A Question of Choice: Roe V. Wade 40th Anniversary Edition

by Sarah Weddington

The incredible story of how a twenty-seven-year-old lawyer won Roe v. Wade, and what it means forty years later.