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Doctor at War: The Story of Colonel Martin Herford: the Most Decorated Doctor of World War II

by Matthew Hall

Doctor at War charts the fascinating account of one man's wartime experiences. Born in Geneva in 1909, Colonel Martin Herford served in the Spanish Civil War, then, on the outbreak of World War II, he saw service...


Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century

by Dennis Showalter

General George S. Patton and General Erwin Rommel. They served their countries through two World Wars. Their temperaments, both on and off the battlefield, couldn't be further apart from each other-but their...


Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

by Linda Holiday & Motomichi Anno

Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and...


Matamoros and the Texas Revolution

by Craig H. Roell

The traditional story of the Texas Revolution remembers the Alamo and Goliad but has forgotten Matamoros, the strategic Mexican port city on the turbulent lower Rio Grande. In this provocative book, Craig Roell...


Jews and the Military: A History

by Derek Penslar

Jews and the Military is the first comprehensive and comparative look at Jews' involvement in the military and their attitudes toward war from the 1600s until the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. Derek...


Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power

by Xuetong Yan, Daniel A. Bell & Sun Zhe

The rise of China could be the most important political development of the twenty-first century. What will China look like in the future? What should it look like? And what will China's rise mean for the rest...


A Living From The Land

by , William Budington Duryee

The present movement of people back to the land is of a different type and has different objectives from those which prevailed when a continent was to be conquered and exploited. Today we know that many urban...


The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople

by Susan Wise Bauer

A lively and fascinating narrative history about the birth of the modern world. Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume—the third in the series that began with The History of...


Allied Master Strategists: The Combined Chiefs of Staff in World War II

by David Rigby

Calling the Combined Chiefs of Staff the glue that held the British-American alliance together in World War II, David Rigby describes the vital contributions to Allied victory made by the organization, which...


America's Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919¿1923

by Robert Shenk

In a high-tempo series of operations throughout the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean, a small American fleet of destroyers and other naval vessels responded ably to several major international...


China's Uncertain Future

by Jean-Luc Domenach & George Holoch

Based on his experience as a scholar and diplomat stationed in China, Jean-Luc Domenach consults a wealth of archival and contemporary materials to examine China’s place in the world. A sympathetic yet critical...


The Bridge at Dong Ha

by John Grider Miller

In his desperate attempt to blow up the bridge at Dong Ha and keep some 30,000 men and 200 tanks at bay, Ripley endured three hours of direct fire to rig some 500 pounds of explosives. Such a story of raw courage...


What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House

by Tevi Troy

From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural influences on our American presidents are powerful and plentiful. Thomas Jefferson famously said "I cannot live without books," and his library backed up the claim, later...


The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII

by Jack El-Hai

In 1945, after his capture at the end of the Second World War, Hermann Göring arrived at an American-run detention center in war-torn Luxembourg, accompanied by sixteen suitcases and a red hatbox. The suitcases...


The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian

by Robin Lane Fox

Armies and empires, statesmen and tyrants--the acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox vividly recounts the history of two great civilizations and one thousand years that forged the Western world


George Gallup in Hollywood

by Susan Ohmer

George Gallup in Hollywood is a fascinating look at the film industry's use of opinion polling in the 1930s and '40s. George Gallup's polling techniques first achieved fame when he accurately predicted that...


Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

by Clifford Ando

The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that stretched from the...


Writing the Mughal World

by Muzaffar Alam & Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an important introductory reflection. Stretching from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth...


War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World

by Max Boot

A monumental, groundbreaking work, now in paperback, that shows how technological and strategic revolutions have transformed the battlefield

Combining gripping narrative history with wide-ranging analysis,...


Changing Urban Landscapes

by Aa. Vv. & Marco Buttino

The vast territory from Asia to Eastern Europe that was part of or under the influence of the Soviet Union comprised cities, which have undergone profound changes in the last twenty years. The opening of borders...