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Soul of a People: The Wpa Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America

by David A. Taylor

Soul of a People is about a handful of people who were on the Federal Writer's Project in the 1930s and a glimpse of America at a turning point. This particular handful of characters went from poverty to great...


Presidents at War: From Truman to Bush, the Gathering of Military Powers to Our Commanders in Chief

by Gerald Astor & John P. Murtha

The Korean War, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lebanon, El Salvador, Grenada, Iran-Contra, Nicaragua, Panama, the Gulf War, Somalia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq

What do these events...


Twilight and History

by Nancy Reagin

The first look at the history behind Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight series, timed to release with the third movie, Eclipse

The characters of the Twilight Saga carry a rich history that shapes their identities...


This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America

by Ryan Grim

Everything we know about drugs-from acid to epidemics to DARE and salvia-turns out to be wrong

Stock up on munchies and line up your water bottles: journalist Ryan Grim will take you on a cross-country tour of...


Hero of the Pacific: The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone

by James Brady

From New York Times bestselling author James Brady-the story of Marine legend John Basilone, one of three main characters in HBO's The Pacific

Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone was a Marine legend who received the...


The Ides: Caesar's Murder and the War for Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Unraveling the many mysteries surrounding the murder of Julius Caesar

The assassination of Julius Caesar is one of the most notorious murders in history. Two thousand years after it occurred, many compelling...


Shadows on the Mountain: The Allies, the Resistance, and the Rivalries That Doomed WWII Yugoslavia

by Marcia Kurapovna

An in-depth look at a crucial, little-known World War II episode-the failed Allied policy in Yugoslavia and its ramifications in the Balkans and beyond

Winston Churchill called it one of his biggest wartime failures-the...


Gilded: How Newport Became America's Richest Resort

by Deborah Davis

A beautifully written history of high society in Newport, Rhode Island, from the acclaimed author of Party of the Century

Newport is the legendary and beautiful home of American aristocracy and the sheltered...


1959: The Year Everything Changed

by Fred Kaplan

Acclaimed national security columnist and noted cultural critic Fred Kaplan looks past the 1960s to the year that really changed America

While conventional accounts focus on the sixties as the era of pivotal...


The Case Against Israel's Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace

by Alan Dershowitz

The New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Israel takes on the greatest threats faced by Israel today

In addition to Hamas, which provoked the recent war and Gaza with its rocket attacks on Israeli...


The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy

by Jo Marchant

Unraveling the mysteries of Tutankhamun’s mummy—a story of history, archaeology, crime, business, politics, and science


The Immobile Empire

by Alain Peyrefitte

In 1793, Lord George Macartney and an enormous delegation—including diplomats, doctors, scholars, painters, musicians, soldiers, and aristocrats—entered Beijing on a mission to open China to British trade....


A Companion to Richard M. Nixon

by Melvin Small

This companion offers an overview of Richard M. Nixon’s life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the evolution and current state, of Nixon scholarship.

  • Examines the central arguments and...


Popular Culture in Ancient Rome

by J. P. Toner

The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance...


Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement

by Beverley Milton-Edwards & Stephen Farrell

Declared a terrorist menace yet elected to government in a free election, Hamas now stands as the most important Sunni Islamist group in the Middle East.

How did Hamas grow to be so powerful? Who supports it?...


Disease and the Modern World: 1500 to the Present Day

by Mark Harrison

In this lively and accessible book, Mark Harrison charts the history of disease from the birth of the modern world around 1500 through to the present day.


The Strange Non-death of Neo-liberalism

by Colin Crouch

Winner of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung prize

The financial crisis seemed to present a fundamental challenge to neo-liberalism, the body of ideas that have constituted the political orthodoxy of most advanced...


Power in the 21st Century: Conversations with John Hall

by Michael Mann

Michael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists writing today. His three-volume work The Sources of Social Power, the third volume of which has just been completed, has transformed our way of thinking...


India and Pakistan: Continued Conflict or Cooperation?

by Stanley Wolpert

Beginning in 1947, when "India and Pakistan were born to conflict," renowned India scholar Stanley Wolpert provides an authoritative, accessible primer on what is potentially the world's most dangerous crisis....


The World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

by James Fergusson

The first authoritative account of the Somali region, its history, and the Islamic extremists operating there today