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Goodbye Madame Butterfly: Sex, Marriage and the Modern Japanese Woman

by Sumie Kawakami & Yuko Enomoto

Japan's sexual hang-ups exposed as women liberate themselves from joyless, sexless marriages.

They're Playing Our Song: Conversations with America's Classic Songwriters

by Max Wilk

Originally published in 1973, when it won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award , reprinted and revised several times since, They're Playing Our Song is a classic oral history of American popular music. Now further updated...

Time's Magpie: A Walk in Prague

by Myla Goldberg

Sometimes a city can be like a bird. Just as the magpie is an inveterate collector, hoarding beautiful eclectic bits to line its nest, so Prague retains fragments from bygone regimes and centuries past to create...

Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church

by H.W.Iii Crocker

For 2,000 years, Catholicism—the largest religion in the world and in the United States—has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution. But until now, Catholics interested in their...

Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852

by James C. C. Klotter & Daniel Rowland

Originally established in 1775 the town of Lexington, Kentucky grew quickly into a national cultural center amongst the rolling green hills of the Bluegrass Region. Nicknamed the "Athens of the West," Lexington...

Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair

by Richard Moran

In this amazing story of high stakes competition between two titans, Richard Moran shows how the electric chair developed not out of the desire to be more humane but through an effort by one nineteenth-century...

"They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance

by Anthony Pitch

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is a central drama of the American experience. Its impact is felt to this day, and the basic story is known to all. Anthony Pitch’s thrilling account of the Lincoln conspiracy...

Secret Missions of the Civil War

by Philip Van Doren Stern

Civil War historian and celebrated author Philip Van Doren Stern presents an underground history woven from first hand accounts of Civil War spies, scouts, detectives and double agents. Secret Missions of the...

The Annals & The Histories

by Alfred Church, Moses Hadas & Shelby Foote

Cornelius Tacitus brilliantly chronicles the moral decline and rampant civil unrest in the Roman Empire in a period when the earliest foundations of modern Europe were being laid. The Annals commence in a.d....

By the Knife: The Early Years

by S. F. Partridge


Written by a man who loves sailing ships and history, this is the story of two young men. One is a product of the London slums, who was abused as a child and turns to prostitution, murder and piracy....

The Battle for Pusan: A Memoir

by Addison Terry

“A great read [that] has frozen the events in print that molded great men who stood alone on the mainland of Asia against the first Asian Communist Army to engage the West.”

–From the Foreword by Brig....

Showbiz, and More

by Allan Wargon & Bowen Bailie &

This novella, poetry and these short stories cover the entire range of human emotion.

The novella, Showbiz, tells the story of an unusual man's great achievements and reach for an ideal, only to have everything...

Utrillo's Children; A Memoir of Paris In 1969

by Robert Dick & R. H. Dick

For those who hung around the streets, parks and bridges of Paris in the late 60's, the street artist, Maurice Utrillo, was an inspiration. In Utrillo's Children the author shares his memories of a time when...

Semper Fi: Vietnam: From Da Nang to the DMZ, Marine Corps Campaigns, 1965-1975

by Edward F Murphy

From their early days in 1965 when the order of the day was to drive the insurgent Viet Cong from the villages around Da Nang to the final, dramatic evacuation of Saigon ten years later, Semper Fi—Vietnam...

The Long Shadows

by Andrew Erlich & Cara van Miriah

The Long Shadows: A True-Life Novel

The Long Shadows is a fascinating true-life novel about Jacob Reuben Erlich, who, at 8 foot 6, was among the tallest men in the world. Best known by his stage name, Jack Earle,...

Nostradamus: 2012 Events & Beyond

by Wence Horak & Keana Texeira

Almost 500 years ago Nostradamus reintroduced to the world prophecies, most like contained in the last of the twelve books of such predictions, once guarded for millennia by the Roman Sybils.

These books, by...

I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters

by Bayard Rustin, Michael G. G. Long & Julian Bond

Bayard Rustin's life story told in his own words through his intimate correspondence, published on the centennial of his birth.

The Meaning of Mecca: The Politics of Pilgrimage in Early Islam

by Ph.D. M E E McMillan

The hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is a religious duty to be performed once in a lifetime by all Muslims who are able. The Prophet Muhammad set out the rituals of hajj when he led what became known as the...

Everyman's England

by Victor Canning

Recollected observations of England between World War I and II In this series of pen–portraits of England, commissioned by the Daily Mail in the 1930s, the pattern and color of the "great fabric of English...

Twentieth-Century Spies

by Neil Root

The deadly world of high-level espionage is on full display in this heart-pumping exposé on the world's most glamorous and dangerous jobs


A unique investigation of the most important cases of the twentieth...