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Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005

by James T. Campbell

Penguin announces a prestigious new series under presiding editor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Many works of history deal with the journeys of blacks in bondage from Africa to the United States along the ?middle...


The City of Falling Angels

by John Berendt

Twelve years ago, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list (longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction...


One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa

by John Wukovits

In the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the island's Japanese defenses. But when the Marines landed, the Japanese...


The Tiger that Swallowed the Boy

by John Simons

Looking at zoological gardens, private menageries, circuses, and natural history museums, this fascinating account explores the surprising extent of the exotic-animal trade in 19th-century England and its colonies....


Rossetti's Wombat

by John Simons

Rossetti's Wombat tells the story of 'Top', a wombat who lived with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Chelsea for a few months in 1869. The book also describes the strange history of the European...


Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

by David Hunt

Winner of the 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction.

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia...

In this hilarious history, David Hunt tells the real story of Australia's past from megafauna...


Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview: How the Nazi Eugenic Crusade for a Superior Race Caused the Greatest Holocaust in World History

by Jerry Bergman

This book takes a fresh look at Germany's most influential Nazi leaders, examining their backgrounds, education and convictions. It provides compelling evidence that the rising influence of Darwinism, eugenics...


Journey to the Arctic: The True Story of the Disastrous 1871 Mission to the North Pole

by Euphemia Vale Blake & Peter Stark

An astonishing tale of being stranded in the Arctic Ice. "While floating down on the ice-floe, in the midst of dirt and darkness, hungry and cold... I wondered at myself that I could have learned, in a few short...


Reflections on the Revolution in France: Volume 2 Paperback

by Edmund Burke

Originally published by Oxford University Press in the 1890s, the famed three-volume Payne edition of Select Works is universally revered by students of English history and political thought. Faithfully reproduced...


History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: In Two Volumes

by Mercy Otis Warren

A modern edition of Warren's History is indeed a publishing event. Because Warren was deeply engaged in the political and moral issues of her day, her writing represents a treasure trove, especially for those...


Hitler's Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic

by Henrik Lunde

Among the many controversies of World War II, prominent is the debate over Germany's strategy in the north of the Soviet Union, as the tide of war turned, and gigantic Russian armies began to close in on Berlin....


The A to Z of the Non-Aligned Movement and Third World

by Guy Arnold

Just what the Non-Aligned Movement and Third World sought_and at times achieved_is set forth in this unique reference work, with its over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, organizations,...


Gambling on Ore: The Nature of Metal Mining in the United States, 1860-1910

by Kent Curtis

Gambling on Ore examines the development of the western mining industry from the tumultuous and violent Gold Rush to the elevation of large-scale copper mining in the early twentieth century, using Montana as...


The Essential Legends and Sagas Collection

by Thomas Bulfinch

The Essential Legends and Sagas Collection, classics in one book:

The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights- James Knowles

Four Arthurian Romances- Chretien DeTroyes

Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut- Wace...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations

by Donald E. Weatherbee

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations and places them in the context of the complex...


The Left Transformed in Post-Communist Societies: The Cases of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine

by Jane Leftwich Curry & Joan Barth Urban

One of the most unexpected outcomes of the Soviet bloc's transition out of communism is the divergent but important paths followed by once ruling communist parties. In The Left Transformed this ideological split...


Debating the Kennedy Presidency

by James N. Giglio & Stephen G. Rabe

Debating the Kennedy Presidency examines the successes and failures of Kennedy's foreign and domestic policies. The differing viewpoints of the two authors, as well as the supplementary documents, allow readers...


The Autobiography of Santa Claus

by Jeff Guinn

It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who...


Clash of The Carriers

by Barrett Tillman

In June, 1944, American and Japanese carrier fleets made their way through the Philippine Sea, both hoping to take control of the vital Marianas Islands. When they met, they embarked upon a naval engagement...


A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE

by Jonathan M. Hall

A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE.

  • Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical...