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Savage Continent

by Keith Lowe

The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years...

The end of the Second World War in Europe is one of the twentieth century’s most iconic moments. ...


Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

by Richard Lyman Bushman

Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract...


Understanding Arabs: A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society

by Margaret K. Nydell

Perhaps now more than ever, Margaret Nydell's Understanding Arabs is a must-read. The fifth edition of this classic introduction to Arab culture has been completely revised and updated to help readers understand...


Cheshire Murders

by Alan Hayhurst

Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind the most notorious murders in Cheshire's history. Alan Hayhurst re-examines some of the crimes that shocked not only the county but Britain as a...


A Single Shard

by Linda Sue Park

In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated...


The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly...


Firehouse

by David Halberstam

“If you have tears, prepare to shed them.”

--Frank McCourt

"In the firehouse, the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's...


Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

by John W. Young & James R. Hansen

He walked on the Moon. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. He served with NASA for more than four decades. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut."

Enthusiasts...


Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster

by Melissa Fay Greene

The deepest coal mine in North America was notoriously unpredictable. One late October evening in 1958, it "bumped" - its rock floors heaving up and smashing into rock ceilings. A few miners staggered out, most...


Black Mass: The Irish Mob The Boston FBI and a Devil's Deal

by Lehr Dick & O'neill Gerard

Two boys - John Connolly and James "Whitley" Bulger - grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the mid-1970s, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's...


Britain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Paul Norbury

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive...


D-Day Hero: CMS Stanley Hollis VC

by Mike Morgan

D-Day's only Victoria Cross winner, Stanley Hollis was uniquely recommended for this coveted award twice on 6 June. A tough, working-class rebel, Hollis was no model soldier: he was forever being 'busted' to...


Monarchs, Murders & Mistresses: A Calendar of Royal Days

by David Hilliam

Which 'ill-prepared' monarch was on the English throne at the turn of the last millenium? How many English monarchs have been crowned on St George's Day? When, how and why did England 'lose' eleven days? "Monarchs,...


Kings, Queens, Bones & Bastards: Who's Who in the English Monarchy from Egbert to Elizabeth II

by David Hilliam

Who invented the 'House of Windsor' as a royal name? Who founded Westminster Abbey? Which king had twenty-one illegitimate children? David Hilliam answers all of these questions and more. Here is a continuous...


Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage

by Joseph E. Persico

Despite all that has already been written on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Persico has uncovered a hitherto overlooked dimension of FDR's wartime leadership: his involvement in intelligence and espionage...


Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

by Petie Kladstrup & Donald Kladstrup

The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II.

"To be a Frenchman means to fight...


Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

by Studs Terkel

In recording this oral history, Studs Terkel interviewed over 100 individuals who shared their thoughts or experiences of the Great Depression. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's...


A Short History of Nearly Everything

by Bill Bryson

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods...


Hitler

by A.N. Wilson

From eminent biographer A.N. Wilson, an incisive, penetrating portrait of Adolf Hitler.


Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal

by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill

A new edition of the riveting New York Times and Boston Globe bestseller, updated with a new chapter on the capture of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger