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The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea

by John Pina Craven

The Cold War was the first major conflict between superpowers in which victory and defeat were unambiguously determined without the firing of a shot. Without the shield of a strong, silent deterrent or the intellectual...


Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

by Stephen E. Ambrose

In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations...


Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century

by Michael Hiltzik

As breathtaking today as the day it was completed, Hoover Dam not only shaped the American West but helped launch the American century. In the depths of the Great Depression it became a symbol of American resilience...


Southern African Liberation Struggles: New Local, Regional and Global Perspectives

by Hilary Sapire & Chris Saunders

Probing beyond the heroic portrayals of armed struggles and nationalist resistance, this collection of essays illustrates the intertwined histories of Southern African liberation struggles and those of regional...


Mercurino di Gattinara and the Creation of the Spanish Empire

by Rebecca Ard Boone

As Grand Chancellor to the Holy Roman Emperor, Mercurino di Gattinara (1465-1530) shaped the administration and aims of the Spanish Empire. Ard Boone situates Gattinara at the heart of Renaissance politics and...


Language of the Third Reich: Lti: Lingua Tertii Imperii

by Victor Klemperer

A labourer, journalist and a professor who lived through four successive periods of German political history � from the German Empire, through the Weimar Republic and the Nazi state through to the German Democratic...


Hitler's Scandinavian Legacy

by Jill Stephenson & John Gilmour

The Scandinavian [Nordic] countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland experienced the effects of the German invasion in April 1940 in very different ways. Collaboration, resistance, and co-belligerency...


Episcopal Appointments in England, c. 1214-1344: From Episcopal Election to Papal Provision

by Katherine Harvey

Bishops were central figures in medieval society and the circumstances of their appointments are of great historical importance. This book considers the theory and practice of free canonical election in its...


The Angry Island

by A.A. Gill

Think of England, and anger hardly springs to mind as its primary national characteristic. Yet in The Angry Island, A. A. Gill argues that, in fact, it is plain old fury that is the wellspring for England's...


Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama

by Stephen Sestanovich

From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global dominance. Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy in an unexpected...


The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt: Sources of Anti-Government Conservatism in the United States

by Elliot A. Rosen

Elliot Rosen's Hoover, Roosevelt, and the Brains Trust focused on the transition from the Hoover administration to that of Roosevelt and the formulation of the early New Deal program. Roosevelt, the Great Depression,...


Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia

by Lynn Rainville

In Hidden History, Lynn Rainville travels through the forgotten African American cemeteries of central Virginia to recover information crucial to the stories of the black families who lived and worked there...


Britain and France in Two World Wars: Truth, Myth and Memory

by Robert Tombs & Emile Chabal

France and Britain, indispensable allies in two world wars, remember and forget their shared history in contrasting ways. The book will examine key episodes in the relationship between the two countries, including...


Major-General Thomas Harrison: Millenarianism, Fifth Monarchism and the English Revolution 1616-1660

by David Farr

Thomas Harrison is today perhaps best remembered for the manner of his death. As a leading member of the republican regime and signatory to Charles I's death warrant, he was hanged, drawn and quartered by the...


Practical Predestinarians in England, c. 1590-1640

by Leif Dixon

The belief that God eternally and unalterably decrees the election of one part of humankind and the reprobation of the rest has not aged well, but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the doctrine of predestination...


Evolution and the Victorians: Science, Culture and Politics in Darwin's Britain

by Jonathan Conlin

Charles Darwin�s discovery of evolution by natural selection was the greatest scientific discovery of all time. The publication of his 1859 book, On the Origin of Species, is normally taken as the point at...


A Shorter History of Australia

by Geoffrey Blainey

A broad, concise and inclusive vision of Australia and Australians by one our most renowned historians. After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed...


The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

by David Brion Davis

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly fifty years in the making.

David Brion Davis is one of the...


Children of the Troubles: Our Lives in the Crossfire of Northern Ireland

by Laurel Holliday

In this remarkable second book in the Children of Conflict series, Laurel Holliday presents a powerful collection of young people's memories of growing up in the midst of the violence in Northern Ireland known...


Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de' Medici

by Miles J. Unger

Magnifico is a vividly colorful portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici, the uncrowned ruler of Florence during its golden age. A true "Renaissance man," Lorenzo dazzled contemporaries with his prodigious talents and...