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The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB

by James Risen & Milton Bearden

A landmark collaboration between a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, The Main Enemy is the dramatic inside story of the CIA-KGB spy wars, told through the actions of the...


A Piece of My Heart: The Stories of 26 American Women Who Served in Vietnam

by Keith Walker

A decade after America pulled out of Vietnam, the seeds of the often heart- wrenching oral history, A Piece of My Heart, were sown when writer and filmmaker Keith Walker met a woman who had been an emergency...


The Atlantic Sound

by Caryl Phillips

In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade.

Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own...


Cassidy's Run: The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas

by David Wise

Cassidy's Run is the riveting story of one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War—an espionage operation mounted by Washington against the Soviet Union that ran for twenty-three years. At the highest levels...


Thunderstruck

by Erik Larson

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City, a true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush”

In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories...


Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery

by Joel Lang, Jenifer Frank & Anne Farrow

Slavery in the South has been documented in volumes ranging from exhaustive histories to bestselling novels. But the North’s profit from–indeed, dependence on–slavery has mostly been a shameful and well-kept...


Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

by Edward J. Larson

“I often said before starting, that I had no doubt I should frequently repent of the whole undertaking.” So wrote Charles Darwin aboard The Beagle, bound for the Galapagos Islands and what would arguably...


Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard

by Neal Thompson

lan Shepard was the brashest, cockiest, and most flamboyant of America’s original Mercury Seven, but he was also regarded as the best. Intense, colorful, and dramatic—the man who hit a golf ball on the moon—he...


Civil War, A to Z: The Complete Handbook of America's Bloodiest Conflict

by Clifford L. Linedecker

With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves.

This encyclopedic...


Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age

by Arthur Herman

In this fascinating and meticulously researched book, bestselling historian Arthur Herman sheds new light on two of the most universally recognizable icons of the twentieth century, and reveals how their forty-year...


The Alabama Knights of Pythias of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia: A Brief History

by Marilyn T. Peebles

The Knights of Pythias fraternal organization was founded in 1865. African American men were denied membership and created their own organization in 1880. In Birmingham, Alabama, these Pythians became the cornerstone...


Racial Dynamics in Early Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

by Jason McDonald

Focusing upon the experiences of ethnoracial minorities, particularly African Americans and Mexican immigrants, in Austin, Texas, during the first three decades of the twentieth century, this book sheds new...


Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

by Paul Lettow

Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) has puzzled scholars and commentators. Some have claimed that it was a purely political maneuver, while others have explained it as a ruse conjured up by...


Black Swan: A Koorie woman's life

by Eileen Harrison & Carolyn Landon

A frank and powerful memoir of the life of an Aboriginal woman, from her early years on the Lake Tyers mission to discovery of her talent as a painter.


Tamil Tigress: My story as a child soldier in Sri Lanka's bloody civil war

by Niromi de de Soyza

In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married...


The Forgotten General: New Zealand's World War I Commander Major-General Sir Andrew Russell

by Jock Vennell

The biography of one of New Zealand's greatest military leaders, whose story has remained untold until now.


Infernal Triangle: Conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and The Levant - Eyewitness reports from the September 11 decade

by Paul McGeough

Writing on recent events in the Middle East from Australia's best known foreign correspondent - including the devastating Gaza Flotilla incident.


The Cruel City: Is Adelaide the murder capital of Australia?

by Stephen Orr

Why is it that Adelaide - a beautiful city of churches and lush gardens, a place renowned for its support of the arts and culture - has become better known as the epicentre of some of Australia's weirdest and...


Bravest: Australia's greatest war heroes and how they won their medals

by Robert Macklin

From the Boer War to the war in Vietnam, Bravest tells the story of 15 Australian war heroes and how they won the highest medals awarded for bravery.


Tasmanian Devil: A unique and threatened animal

by David Owen & David Pemberton

A fascinating look at this most famous Australian of marsupials.