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A Short History of the Confederate States of America

by Jefferson Davis

A Short History of the Confederate States of America is a memoir written by Jefferson Davis, completed shortly before his death in 1889. Davis wrote most of this book while staying at Beauvoir along the Mississippi...


A Brave Black Regiment

by Captain Luis F. Emilio

In January 1863 the Union War Department authorized the creation of "a special corps" composed of "persons of African descent"—the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. Robert Gould Shaw....


Dubliners

by James Joyce

The debut of Ireland's greatest author and one of the most influential voices in modern literature It took nine years for James Joyce to find a publisher for this vivid, uncompromising, and altogether brilliant...


Bridge at Remagan: 9th Armoured Infantry Division

by Andrew Rawson

In Spring 1945 one final hurdle faced the American and British Armies under Ike's supreme command - the Rhine. This mighty river was literally the last ditch for the defence of Hitler's Germany. Crossing it...


La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

by Francis Parkman

René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687), one of the most legendary explorers of the New World, is best known for claiming the entire Louisiana Territory for France in 1682. Two years later, he was given...


1788: Text Classics

by Watkin Tench & Tim Flannery

In 1788 Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet. This curious young captain of the marines was an effortless storyteller. His account of the infant colony is the first classic of Australian...


The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiril Sor Jamed Gordon

by Bryan Perrett

Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began to delight and enthral readers, there has been speculation as to whether his adventures were based on the career of a real naval officer. Several...


Korea's Fight for Freedom

by A. Fred

Korea's Fight for Freedom Originally published in 1920, this is an exhaustive examnation of Korea's struggle for freedom from oppressive Japanese rule. 'In this book I describe the struggle of an ancient people...


Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809...


Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture

by Mehammed Amadeus Mack

Sexagon examines how Muslim immigrants from North Africa-as well as their French descendants-have had their level of assimilation to French Culture evaluated according to their attitudes about gender and sexuality....


A Short History of Scotland

by Andrew Lang

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a rich, diverse past. The nation’s recorded history began with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, when the province of Britannia reached...


High Albania

by M. Edith Durham

Mary Edith Durham (1863-1944) was a British traveller, artist and writer who became famous for her anthropological accounts of life in Albania in the early 20th century.

She sailed to Montenegro and began a love...


Dunkirk

by Joshua Levine

New York Times Bestseller

The epic true story of Dunkirk—now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance

In 1940, the Allies had...


The Confessions of Nat Turner (Illustrated)

by Nat Turner

Nat Turner (1800 - 1831) was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. His story is the basis for the controversial film The...


Obedient Unto Death: A Panzer-Grenadier of the Leibstandarte- SS Adolf Hitler Reports

by Werner Kindler

Between 1941 and 1944 Waffen-SS Oberscharführer (Sergeant) Werner Kindler took part in 84 days of close combat, qualifying him for the Close Combat Clasp in Gold, the Third Reich's highest decoration for a...


The Exploration Of The World

by Jules Verne, Leon Bennett, Paul Philippoteaux & Dora Leigh

Jules Verne, in this chief of his works, has set himself to tell the story of all the most stirring adventure of which we have any written record—to give the history, "from the time of Hanno and Herodotus...


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...


Panzer Combat Reports

by Bob Carruthers

"Tank units should move at night, and in the daytime they should move only when they can be hidden from enemy airplanes." 'Tactical Handbook for the Troop Commander' This fascinating compilation of wartime battlefield...


Magnificent Disaster: The Failure of  Market Garden, The Arnhem Operation, September 1944

by David Bennett

After Normandy, the most spectacular Allied offensive of World War II was Operation Market Garden, which saw three divisions of paratroopers dropped behind German lines, to be joined by massive armored columns...


U.S. Navy SEALs

by Hans Halberstadt

The U.S. Navy SEALs—named for the three environments from which they operate (SEa, Air, Land)—was organized and created during World War II and over the past seventy years have taken the lead in many special...