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The Medieval Soldier

by Vesey Norman

The author outlines the development of the undisciplined barbarian war bands of the Dark Ages into the feudal armies of the early Middle Ages. It deals with the arms and equipments of the soldier, not only from...


A Little History of the World

by E.H. Gombrich & Clifford Harper

E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the...


How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away With It: The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of the Most Feared Sea Rovers from 1500

by Benerson Little

Not simple retellings of the tried and true stories of buccaneers on the high seas, this book focuses on how pirating tactics of the 1500s through 1800s to give the reader a view of how pirates functioned through...


Captivity of the Oatman Girls: Being an Interesting Narrative of Life among the Apache and Mohave Indians

by Royal B. Stratton

A dramatic true story of captivity on the American frontier.

In 1851, on route to California in a covered wagon, the Oatman family was brutally attacked by Apache Indians. Six family members were murdered on...


Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II

by Stephen Fritz

" Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers....I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring...


The People of the Abyss

by Jack London

The beloved author of such works as The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf turns his keen eye to social realism in The People of the Abyss. In this fascinating volume, Jack London recounts his first-hand...


428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire

by Giusto Traina & Averil Cameron

This is a sweeping tour of the Mediterranean world from the Atlantic to Persia during the last half-century of the Roman Empire. By focusing on a single year not overshadowed by an epochal event, 428 AD provides...


World History: The Basics

by Peter N Stearns

Written by one of the founders of the field and addressing all of the major issues, World History: The Basics is both an ideal introduction to world history and an important statement about the past, present...


Historical Miniatures

by August Strindberg

Swedish polymath August Strindberg delivers a fascinating volume in Historical Miniatures. Just as the title implies, these are short vignettes drawn from history and presented in narrative form. You'll learn...


A Short History of Greek Philosophy (Illustrated)

by John Marshall

"For several centuries prior to the great Persian invasions of Greece, perhaps the very greatest and wealthiest city of the Greek world was Miletus. Situate about the centre of the Ionian coasts of Asia Minor,...


The Balkan Wars: 1912-1913, Third Edition

by Jacob Gould Schurman

For many countries in Europe, the early twentieth century was a maelstrom of conflict, as age-old alliances and feuds shifted and realigned in response to modernity, imperialism, colonialism, and myriad other...


Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea

by Jang Jin-Sung

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

As...


Bushido

by Inazo Nitobe

Bushido, often translated as Way of the Warrior, came from the Samurai way of life and moral code. It emphasized loyalty, skill, moderation and honor, and became a widespread influence throughout Japan. In Shogakukan...


War Stories of the Green Berets

by Hans Halberstadt

The US Army Special Forces, more familiarly known as the Green Berets, are the elite fighting force of the United States military. Their experiences in covert operations and unconventional warfare have been...


War Stories of the Tankers: American Armored Combat, 1918 to Today

by Michael Green

These are the war stories few can tell, the harrowing firsthand accounts of armored combat, from the days of the centurys first tanks to the latest encounter on the streets of Baghdad. Here are the still-vivid...


The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History: How Genghis Khan's Mongols Almost Conquered the World

by Thomas J. Craughwell

Emerging out of the vast steppe grasslands of Central Asia in the early 1200s, the Mongols, under their ferocious leader, Genghis Khan, quickly carved out an empire that by the late thirteenth century covered...


To Be a U. S. Navy Seal

by Cliff Hollenbeck

This is an introduction into what it really means to be a U.S. Navy SEAL in today's U.S. Navy-in the sea, in the air, and on the land. The U.S. Navy's elite specialists are among the most highly trained forces...


Operation Phantom Fury: The Assault and Capture of Fallujah, Iraq

by Dick Camp

The Second Battle for Fallujah, dubbed Operation Phantom Fury, took place over an almost two-month period, from November 7 to December 23, 2004. The Marine Corps’ biggest battle in Iraq to date, it was so...


12 Years a Slave

by Northup

This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American...


Bowling Alone

by Robert D. Putnam

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone...