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The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved

by Jonathan Fenby

No leader of modern times was more uniquely patriotic than Charles de Gaulle. As founder and first president of the Fifth Republic, General de Gaulle saw himself as “carrying France on [his] shoulders.” ...


Life in a Medieval Village

by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies

A lively, detailed picture of village life in the Middle Ages by the authors of Life in a Medieval City and Life in a Medieval Castle. "A good general introduction to the history of this period."--Los Angeles...


Mary Norton of New Jersey: Congressional Trailblazer

by David L. Porter

The book tells the compelling story of Mary Norton of New Jersey, who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives (1925-1951) and was the first female elected to the United States Congress...


The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War

by Rotem Kowner

The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War provides considerable breadth and depth of coverage based on Japanese, Russian, and Western sources. The breadth is accomplished through a wide-ranging introduction, a detailed...


Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps

by Romulus Hillsborough

Shinsengumi: The Shogun's last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun.

The only book in English about the Shinsengumi,...


Korea: A History

by Bong-youn Choy & Younghill Kang

This detailed, scholarly history of Korea is a comprehensive political and socioeconomic history from 57 B.C. to modern times, including North and South Korea.

Specializing in Korean industrial structure, economic...


Understanding Turkey's Kurdish Question

by Ali Sarihan, Fevzi Bilgin & Djene Rhys Bajalan

This volume, comprising chapters by leading academics and exports, delves into the complicated nature of Turkey’s Kurdish issue. The volume discusses the evolution of Kurdish nationalism, the contemporary...


Exceptional Leadership: Lessons from the Founding Leaders

by Gilbert W. Fairholm

America is best described by values of independence, freedom, and liberty. These values led our founding leaders to undertake revolution. America is American because being Americans each of us assimilates from...


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,...