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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

by Charles C. Mann

From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.

More than 200 million years...


Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel

by Maryjean Wall

Belle Brezing made a major career move when she stepped off the streets of Lexington, Kentucky, and into Jennie Hill's bawdy house -- an upscale brothel run out of a former residence of Mary Todd Lincoln. At...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced...


Cheating Death: Combat Rescues in Vietnam and Laos

by George Marrett

The colourful characters and daring rescues of downed pilots engaged in the Secret War in North Vietnam and Laos are vividly captured by one who was there, in some of the most exciting stories ever written about...


Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht

by Robert F. Dorr & Thomas D. Jones

Hell Hawks sets a new standard for histories of the tactical anti-war in Europe. Veteran authors Bob Dorr and Tom Jones combine masterfully crafted veteran interviews with the broader picture of the air war...


Afghan Guerrilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mjuahideen Fighters

by Ali Ahmad Jalali

When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, few experts believed the fledgling Mujahideen resistance movement had a chance of withstanding the modern, mechanized onslaught of the Soviet Army. But somehow,...


The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

by Deborah Blum

***PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook in January 2014***

Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious,...


Memoirs of a Stuka Pilot

by Helmit Mahlke

After recounting his early days as a naval cadet, including a voyage to the Far East aboard the cruiser Köln, and as the navigator/observer of the floatplane carried by the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer...


Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of theWar on Terror

by Erik Prince

No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to...


Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

by Greg Mortenson

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard

Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to...


Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: Interceptor/ Strike/ Reconnaissance Fighter

by Dave Windle

The Starfighter was once described as 'a delight to fly, but one mistake and it will kill you'. It is one of the world's fastest fighters with a top speed of Mach 2.2 and a service ceiling of 58,000 feet. First...


Hit and Run

by Robert Jackson

The book describes some of the most daring air attacks of World War II. Some were outstanding successes and some were unmitigated disasters. North Sea Battle: In the early weeks of World War II, Britain and...


The Case for Israel

by Alan Dershowitz

The Case for Israel is an ardent defense of Israel's rights, supported by indisputable evidence.

  • Presents a passionate look at what Israel's accusers and detractors are saying about this war-torn country.
  • Dershowitz...


The Viking Tales

by Jennie Hall

Jennie Hall is most noted for her fascinating travel memoirs of the late eighteenth century. She produced vibrant narratives and brilliantly vivid descriptions that have made her popular among readers who wish...


1491 (Second Edition): New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

by Charles C. Mann

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

 

Contrary to what so many Americans...


The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228

by Dick Couch

With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military

training in the world.

What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What...


The Untold History of the United States

by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick

A companion to Oliver Stone’s ten-part Showtime documentary series in the tradition of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States, this cutting-edge and provocative book challenges the status...


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...


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...


Secret Missions of the Civil War

by Philip Van Doren Stern

Civil War historian and celebrated author Philip Van Doren Stern presents an underground history woven from first hand accounts of Civil War spies, scouts, detectives and double agents. Secret Missions of the...