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Quest for the Lost Roman Legions

by Tony Clunn

In 9 A.D., the 17th, 18th, & 19th Roman legions and their auxiliary troops under the command of Publius Quinctilius Varus vanished in the boggy wilds of Germania. They died singly and by the hundreds over several...


The Wehrmacht in Russia

by Bob Carruthers

On June 22nd 1941 three huge German Army Groups launched a surprise attack on Soviet Russia. The most barbaric and brutal struggle in history was about to be played out to the death. History is always written...


No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

by Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer

The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.

From the streets...


Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior

by Rorke Denver

Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs--the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission...


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2010

by Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an...


The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War I

by Jon E. E. Lewis

The spectre of the Great War still haunts us. No other conflict so dramatically illustrates the waste of life, and the slaughter of innocents, as that of 1914-18. And none has so dramatically shaped the modern...


The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle - Illustrated and Annotated

by James Ingram & Bob Carruthers

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is one of the most important sets of historical documents concerning the history of the British Isles. Without these vital accounts we would have virtually no knowledge of some of the...


The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

by Thomas Asbridge

From a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (The New Yorker) comes the most authoritative, readable single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land.

Nine hundred years ago, a...


Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire

by Caroline Finkel

The complete history of the Ottoman empire, written for the general reader


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 King's Messenger

by David B Ottaway

"Just how oil, arms, and Allah have served over time either to bind or sunder the United States and Saudi Arabia relationship is the focus of this book," writes David Ottaway, who has chronicled "the special...


Spice: The History of a Temptation

by Jack Turner

A brilliant, original history of the spice trade—and the appetites that fueled it.

It was in search of the fabled Spice Islands and their cloves that Magellan charted the first circumnavigation of the globe....


The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori

by Mark Ravina

The dramatic arc of Saigo Takamori's life, from his humble origins as a lowly samurai, to national leadership, to his death as a rebel leader, has captivated generations of Japanese readers and now Americans...


Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

The Cuban Connection: Nixon, Castro, and the Mob

by William Weyand Turner

In April 1959, Fidel Castro toured the United States at the invitation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Though he was wary, Castro entertained some hope of establishing a rapprochement with Washington....


They Killed Our President: 63 Facts That Prove a Conspiracy to Kill JFK

by Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell & David Wayne

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past fifty years, you’re aware of the many hypotheses that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not done by one man. Whether you’ve read one...


LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination

by Phillip F. Nelson

LBJ aims to expose Vice President Johnson’s active role in the assassination of President Kennedy and how he began planning his takeover of the U.S. presidency even before being named the vice presidential...


Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

by Mark Pendergrast

Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. In this updated edition of the classic work, Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes...


The A-Z of Curious Somerset

by Geoffrey Body

This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the county of Somerset, bringing to life seventy of the little known but fascinating and unusual aspects of a much-loved county. It tells, in a single volume,...


Fighter! Fighter! Corkscrew Port!: Vivid Memories of Bomber Aircrew in World War Two

by Pat Cunningham

The young men who flew with RAF Bomber Command in World War Two were a complex mixture of individuals but they all shared the gift of teamwork. A crew of seven may have comprised all non-commissioned men and...