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Encountering Gorillas: A Chronicle of Discovery, Exploitation, Understanding, and Survival

by James L. Newman

James L. Newman brings a lifetime of study to this powerful exploration of the rich and varied interaction between gorillas and humans since earliest contact. Tragically, most free-living gorillas—facing habitat...


We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance

by David Howarth & Stephen E. Ambrose

We Die Alone recounts one of the most exciting escape stories to emerge from the challenges and miseries of World War II. In March 1943, a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from northern England...


Disequilibrium, Polarization, and Crisis Model: An International Relations Theory Explaining Conflict

by Isabelle Dierauer

This book adds a social psychological component to the analysis of why nations, sections, or states enter into armed conflict. The Disequilibrium, Polarization, and Crisis Model is introduced, drawing from prospect...


Black Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall

by Andrew Meier

"That Black Earth is an extraordinary work is, for anyone who has known Russia, beyond question."-George Kennan"A compassionate glimpse into the extremes where the new Russia meets the old," writes Robert Legvold...


The American Future

by Simon Schama

Acclaimed historian and award-winning author Simon Schama offers an essential historical perspective on the crucial 2008 presidential election and its importance for reclaiming America's original ideal.

It's...


Under Two Dictators: Prisoner of Stalin and Hitler

by Nikolaus Wachsmann & Margarete Buber-Neumann

This book is a unique account by a survivor of both the Soviet and Nazi concentration camps: its author, Margarete Buber-Neumann, was a loyal member of the German Communist party. From 1935 she and her second...


Birth of the Chess Queen

by Marilyn Yalom

Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals...


A History Of The Wife

by Marilyn Yalom

How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a...


Gender and Jewish Difference from Paul to Shakespeare

by Lisa Lampert

Gender and Jewish Difference from Paul to Shakespeare provides the first extended examination of the linkages of gender and Jewish difference in late medieval and early modern English literature, focusing on...


The Lost Chalice

by Vernon Silver

A pulse-pounding real-life chase for an ancient masterpiece of immeasurable value . . .

Sotheby's. New York City. June 19, 1990.

Nothing of its kind had been sold to the public in more than a century. On a warm...


Fatal Decision

by Carlo D'Este

Fatal Decision is a powerful, dramatic, moving, and ultimately definitive narrative of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II. In the winter of 1943-44, Anzio, a small Mediterranean resort and port...


The Supper Club Book: A Celebration of a Midwest Tradition

by Dave Hoekstra & Garrison Keillor

The phenomenon of the supper club—as unique to the Upper Midwest as great lakes, cheese curds, and Curly Lambeau—is explored for the first time in this attractive and engaging book. Revealing the rich history...


Passport Not Required: U.S. Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941

by Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & Ronald White

Before America entered World War II, twenty-two U.S. citizens went to England and volunteered with the Royal Navy. Commissioned between September 1939 and November 1941, they fought in the Battle of the Atlantic...


The Ablest Navigator: Lieutenant Paul N. Shulman USN, Israel's Volunteer Admiral

by J. Wandres

This action-packed biography focuses on a 1944 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who was one of only fifty Jewish midshipmen commissioned in his class during World War II. In the Pacific, Lt. Shulman s destroyer...


The Royal Navy and the Battle of Britain

by Anthony J. Cumming

This persuasive study attacks the key myths surrounding the Battle of Britain to revise the relative status of maritime and aviation factors in the defense of Britain. Without denigrating the heroism of the...


Racing the Sunrise: The Reinforcement of America's Pacific Outposts, 1941-1942

by Glen M. Williford

Glen Williford lends new insight into the reasons for America s relatively quick comeback from the attack on Pearl Harbor. For the first time, he tells the complete story of American efforts to build and reinforce...


Big Guns and Brave Men: Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa

by Rodney Earl Walton

Although it was the largest and final battle of the Pacific War, the Battle for Okinawa has long been overshadowed by other dramatic events in 1945. The books that have been written about it emphasize the role...


Fallujah Awakens: Marines, Sheiks, and the Battle Against al Qaeda

by Bill Ardolino

The cradle of an insurgency that plunged Iraq into years of chaos and bloodshed, Fallujah conjures up images of the brutal house-to-house fighting that occurred during the 2004 U.S. invasion of the iconic city....


Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832

by Antonia Fraser

Antonia Fraser’s Perilous Question is a dazzling re-creation of the tempestuous two-year period in Britain’s history leading up to the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832, a narrative which at times...


Once Upon a Time in the Sixties

by Peter Maddick

Peter Maddick remembers most of the sixties - the King's Road, Chelsea; the trendy models and hip photographers; the ad men; the road to St. Tropez; the hippy trail from Kathmandu. And let's not forget what...