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The Human Story

by James C. Davis

Has there ever been a history of the world as readable as this?

In The Human Story, James C. Davis takes us on a journey to ancient times, telling how peoples of the world settled down and founded cities, conquered...


Flory: Survival in the Valley of Death

by Flory Van Beek

In 1939, as the Nazi occupation grew from threat to reality, the Jewish population throughout Europe faced heart-wrenching decisions—to flee and lose their homes or to go into hiding, hoping against all odds...


Frost/Nixon

by David Frost

Following the resounding success of the eponymous West End and Broadway hit play, Frost/Nixon tells the extraordinary story of how Sir David Frost pursued and landed the biggest fish of his career—and how...


The Copa

by Charles Pignone & Mickey Podell-Raber

This beautifully illustrated history of Jules Podell's legendary club Copacabana features colorful characters, romance, and intrigue from the golden age of nightclubs.

In this fascinating look behind the scenes...


The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance

by Paul Robert Walker & Paul R. Walker

A lively and intriguing tale of the competition between two artists, culminating in the construction of the Duomo in Florence, this is also the story of a city on the verge of greatness, and the dawn of the...


The Crusader

by Paul Kengor

Based on extraordinary research: a major reassessment of Ronald Reagan's lifelong crusade to dismantle the Soviet Empire–including shocking revelations about the liberal American politician who tried to collude...


The Great Deluge

by Douglas Brinkley

In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On...


Honoring Sergeant Carter

by Robert L. Allen & Allene Carter

Allene Carter's father-in-law was a decorated veteran. Yet it was not until the Carter family received a call from the White House that she discovered he was a heroic force in the Rhineland campaign. President...


A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500

by John M. Riddle

This clear and comprehensive text covers the Middle Ages from the classical era to the late medieval period. John M. Riddle provides a cogent analysis of the rulers, wars, and events—both natural and human—that...


Following Our Bliss

by Don Lattin

Renowned journalist Don Lattin, longtime reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and more recently the San Francisco Chronicle, interprets the American spiritual and religious landscape since the 60s with insight,...


Journey to a Revolution

by Michael Korda

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was perhaps the most dramatic single event of the Cold War and a major turning point in history. Though it ended unsuccessfully, the spontaneous uprising of Hungarians against...


Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce

by Kent Nerburn

Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as...


1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler¿the Election amid the Storm

by Susan Dunn

In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency—Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented...


The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History

by David G. Sansing

"There is a mystique about Ole Miss," David G. Sansing says in his new book The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History (University Press of Mississippi, cloth $37.00).

Sansing, a professor emeritus...


The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis

by Kevin Dougherty & J. Michael Moore

The largest offensive of the Civil War, involving army, navy, and marine forces, the Peninsula Campaign has inspired many history books. No previous work, however, analyzes Union general George B. McClellan's...


Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination

by Bridget T. Heneghan

Even before mass marketing, American consumers bought products that gentrified their households and broadcast their sense of "the good things in life."

Bridging literary scholarship, archaeology, history, and...


Golden Days: Reminiscences of Alumnae, Mississippi State College for Women

by Mississippi University for Wo Institute & Bridget Smith Pieschel

Golden Days includes twenty oral histories of women who graduated from Mississippi State College for Women (now Mississippi University for Women) at least fifty years ago. From Mary Ellen Weathersby Pope's (1926)...


The Twentieth Century

by Howard Zinn

Containing just the twentieth-century chapters from Howard Zinn's bestselling A People's History of the United States, this revised and updated edition includes two new chapters -- covering Clinton's presidency,...


The Cunning of History

by Richard E. Rubenstein

Richard Rubenstein writes of the holocaust, why it happened, why it happened when it did, and why it may happen again and again.


For the Thrill of It

by Simon Baatz

It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were...