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Men at War

by Bill Fawcett

Epic battles-as seen through the eyes of the men who fought them.

From Gettysburg to D-Day, history's most momentous battles have been recounted to the world on a grand scale. This book, for the first time...


Pyramid Quest: Secrets of the Great Pyramid and the Dawn of Civilization

by Robert M. Schoch

The Egyptologist acclaimed for re-dating the Great Sphinx at Giza sets his sights on one of the true mysteries of antiquity: the Great Pyramid of Giza.

What is the Great Pyramid of Giza? Ask that basic question...


Travels with Herodotus

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales.

In the 1950s, Ryszard...


Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love

by Elizabeth Prioleau

In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power, Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of history?s greatest seductresses. These are the women who ravished the world?from such...


Battle Ready

by Tom Clancy

Marine general Tony Zinni was known as the "Warrior Diplomat" during his nearly forty years of service. His credentials as a soldier were impeccable, whether he was leading troops in Vietnam, commanding hair-raising...


Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe

by Robert Gellately

A bold new accounting of the great social and political upheavals that enveloped Europe between 1914 and 1945—from the Russian Revolution through the Second World War.

In Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, acclaimed...


The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice

by Vanessa M. Gezari

A “sharp-eyed look at the complexities of war” (Parade), that explores the inner workings of the Human Terrain System, a Pentagon program that sends civilian social scientists into war zones to help soldiers...


Up from Conservatism

by Michael Lind

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie's Last Quarter

by Randy Roberts & Ed Krzemienski

The extraordinary story of how Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Joe Namath, his star quarterback at the University of Alabama, led the Crimson Tide to victory and transformed football into a truly national pastime....


Congo

by David van Reybrouck

The gripping saga of one of the world's most devastated countries

The Democratic Republic of Congo currently ranks among the world's most failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia. David Van Reybrouck's...


Conduct Under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisonersof the Japanese, 1941-1945

by John A. Glusman

The fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines are legendary in the annals of World War II. Those who survived faced the horrors of life as prisoners of

the Japanese.

In Conduct Under Fire...


A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's

by Michael Farquhar

We may say that honesty is the best policy, but history—to say nothing of business, politics, and the media—suggests otherwise. In this infinitely citable book, the author of two bestselling treasuries of...


Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Iraq

by Stephen Budiansky

No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers’ first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences...


Earth: An Intimate History

by Richard Fortey

In Earth, the acclaimed author of Trilobite! and Life takes us on a grand tour of the earth’s physical past, showing how the history of plate tectonics is etched in the landscape around us.

 

Beginning with...


Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage

by Stephanie Coontz

Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz...


The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

by Jonathan Phillips

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

by Nathaniel Philbrick

America?s first frontier was not the West; it was the sea?and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed...


Patriots

by Christian Appy

Having written two previous books about the Cold War, Appy here assembles recent perspectives on the Vietnam War from veterans, prisoners of war, peace activists, journalists, policymakers, generals, US and...


Honor Killing: Race, Rape, and Clarence Darrow's Spectacular Last Case

by David E. Stannard

In the fall of 1931, Thalia Massie, the bored, aristocratic wife of a young naval officer stationed in Honolulu, accused six nonwhite islanders of gang rape. The ensuing trial let loose a storm of racial and...


Paris: The Biography of a City

by Colin Jones

From the Roman Emperor Julian, who waxed rhapsodic about Parisian wine and figs, to Henry Miller, who relished its seductive bohemia, Paris has been a perennial source of fascination for 2,000 years. In this...