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Another Country, Another Life: Calumny, Love, and the Secrets of Isaac Jelfs

by J. Patrick Boyer

Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many hard lives, his escape from each wrapped in deep secrecy. In 1869 he reached Toronto and started his new life with his new wife and his new name. His great-grandson follows that journey,...


Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City

by Barbara Miner

In a magisterial work of narrative nonfiction that weaves together the racially fraught history of public education in Milwaukee and the broader story of hypersegregation in the rust belt, Lessons from the Heartland...


Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get It Right

by Ray Raphael

Americans of late have taken to waving the Constitution in the air and proclaiming, "The founders were on MY side! See, it’s all right here!" But these phantom constitutions bear little relation to the historical...


The Ranch That Was Us

by Becky Crouch Patterson & Willie Nelson

Braiding strands of earthen insight with uproarious storytelling, Texas Hill Country legendary author Becky Patterson recreates the history of the Steiler Hill Ranch in twenty-four anecdotal chapters interspersed...


Billy Ruffian

by David Cordingly

This is the story of the Bellerophon, a ship of the line known to her crew as the Billy Ruffian. Under fourteen captains, she played a conspicuous part in three of the most famous of all sea battles: the battle...


Dispatches from the Occupation: A History of Change

by Stephen Collis

Investigates one of philosophy's ongoing preoccupations—change—articulating its patterns across disciplines and through eras, from Ancient Rome to the Occupy Movement.


The Janissaries

by Godfrey Goodwin

From the fifteenth to the sixteenth century, the janissaries were the scourge of Europe. With their martial music, their muskets and their drilled march, it seemed that no one could withstand them. Their loyalty...


Robert Duncan in San Francisco

by Michael Rumaker

A revealing portrait of a major poet of the SF Renaissance and a gripping account of late ’50s gay life.


National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

by Melvin A. Goodman

Former CIA analyst reveals why pumping more money into US military spending destabilizes both the economy and long-term national security


Private World of Ottoman Women

by Godfrey Goodwin

Recovering the oft-neglected role of women in Ottoman high society and power politics, this book brings to life the women who made their mark in a male domain. Though historical records tend to favour the glitter...


Oman's Insurgencies: The Sultanate's Struggle for Supremacy

by J. E. Peterson

Oman today is a rapidly modernizing and peaceful country on the fringes of a region in turmoil. It does, however, have a long history of internal strife. In the twentieth century, this strife took the form of...


Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt

by John Anthony West

John Anthony West's revolutionary reinterpretation of the civilization of Egypt challenges all that has been accepted as dogma concerning Ancient Egypt. In this pioneering study West documents that:

Hieroglyphs...


The Black Russian

by Vladimir Alexandrov

The Black Russian is the incredible true story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, born in 1872 to former slaves who became prosperous farmers in Mississippi. After his father was brutally murdered, Frederick left the...


Finding Florida

by T. D. Allman

Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

Over the centuries, Florida has been many things: an unconquered realm protected by geography, a wilderness that ruined...


The Templars and the Grail: Knights of the Quest

by Karen Ralls

Who were the medieval Knights Templar?

What are the connections between the Templars and the Grail?

Did the Templars excavate under the Temple of Solomon and find lost artifacts or the treasures of Jerusalem,...


A History of the Modern Middle East

by William L Cleveland & Martin Bunton

 This definitive history of the modern Middle East includes significant new material covering major transformative developments over the past four years.


Alice Paul: Equality for Women

by Christine Lunardini

An engaging, accessible introduction to Alice Paul’s struggle for female equality and the dominant role she played in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote


Big Red: Inside The Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine

by Douglas C. Waller

Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced:...


Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia

by Andrei Znamenski

Many know of Shambhala, the Tibetan Buddhist legendary land of spiritual bliss popularized by the [date] film, Shangri-La. But few may know of the role Shambhala played in Russian geopolitics in the early twentieth...


Poltergeist Over Scotland

by Geoff Holder

In 1945 the celebrated psi-researcher Harry Price published Poltergeist Over England, popularising the word poltergeist (German for 'noisy ghost') and making famous the kind of physical haunting characterised...