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A History of the Vikings

by T. D. Kendrick

Enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account by a leading authority on the subject chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries....


The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

by Winston Churchill

Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, offering valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures.


First Voyage to America: From the Log of the "Santa Maria"

by Christopher Columbus

Fascinating historical document includes Columbus' own words documenting voyage, discouraged crew, landfall in the Bahamas, natives, more. 44 illustrations, some from rare sources. Publisher's note.


The Wit and Humor of Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde & Alvin Redman

More than 1,000 ripostes, paradoxes, and epigrams on sin, society, genius, wealth, men, women, religion, America, education, and smoking: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes," "I can resist everything...


The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

by Mohandas Gandhi & Homer A. Jack

This selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha —...


The Book of the Courtier

by Baldassare Castiglione

An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.


Famous Civil War Documents and Speeches

by Bob Blaisdell

Key documents and memorable speeches include the Gettysburg Address, Lee's "Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia," plus campaign reports, private letters, and more. A must for buffs!


The Essential Marx

by Karl Marx & León Trotsky

Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.


Celtic Mythology

by John Arnott MacCulloch

Illustrations from rare sources enhance this treasury detailing the strife and mythic powers of the gods, their loves and aid to mortals, and of famed heroes, pagans, and Christians.


Mutiny on the Bounty

by William Bligh

In this time-honored classic, William Bligh offers his vivid account of a routine voyage to Tahiti that turned into the world's most famous mutiny — and a perilous struggle for survival.


Wulf the Saxon: A Story of the Norman Conquest

by G. A. Henty

This exciting, historically accurate tale of loyalty and courage in 11th-century Britain recounts a thane's bravery in service to his Saxon king — a duty that culminates at the Battle of Hastings.


American Strategy in Vietnam: A Critical Analysis

by Harry G Summers

A politico-military assessment of the Vietnam War analyzing the U.S. Army's strategic and tactical ideologies. Particularly relevant today, it stresses the futility of any military action without the full support...


The Confederate Reader: How the South Saw the War

by Richard B. Harwell

Carefully chosen and annotated selection of contemporary battle reports, general orders, letters, articles, sermons, songs, travel observations, much more. Wonderful self-portrait of the Confederacy. Illustrated....


Jews and Arabs: A Concise History of Their Social and Cultural Relations

by S.D. Goitein

Fascinating study by eminent scholar explores 3,000 years of relations between Jews and Arabs. Topics include Jewish traditions in Islam, Islamic influence on Jewish philosophy, Jewish and Islamic mysticism...


John Hunt Morgan and His Raiders

by Edison H. Thomas

Whether one things of him as dashing cavalier or shameless horse thief, it is impossible not to regard John Hunt Morgan as a fascinating figure of the Civil War. He collected his Raiders at first from the prominent...


The Improbable Era: The South since World War II

by Charles P. Roland

In this concise yet comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and crisply written study, The Improbable Era places developments over the last three decades in Southern economics, politics, education, religion, the...


Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War

by Judith Brockenbrough McGuire & James I. Jr. Robertson

Judith Brockenbrough McGuire's Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War is among the first of such works published after the Civil War. Although it is one of the most-quoted memoirs by a Confederate woman,...


The Currents of War: A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941

by Sidney L. Pash

From 1899 until the American entry into World War II, U.S. presidents sought to preserve China's territorial integrity in order to guarantee American businesses access to Chinese markets -- a policy famously...


The Graves County Boys: A Tale of Kentucky Basketball, Perseverance, and the Unlikely Championship of the Cuba Cubs

by Marianne Walker & Joe B. Hall

In 1952, just one year after Coach Adolph Rupp's University of Kentucky Wildcats won their third national championship in four years, an unlikely high school basketball team from rural Graves County, Kentucky,...


The Civil War in Popular Culture: Memory and Meaning

by Lawrence A. Jr. Kreiser & Randal Allred

Dividing the nation for four years, the American Civil War resulted in 750,000 casualties and forever changed the country's destiny. The conflict continues to resonate in our collective memory, and U.S. economic,...