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A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy

by Thomas J. Cutler

Adopted by the U.S. Navy for issue to all new Sailors, A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy brings to life the events that have shaped and inspired the Navy of today while highlighting the roles of all Sailors—from...


Iraq in Turmoil: Historical Perspectives of Dr. Ali al-Wardi, From the Ottoman Empire to King Feisal

by Youssef H., Aboul-Enein

This is a unique collection of essays highlighting Iraq’s social, political and military history from a purely Iraqi perspective. Dr. Ali al-Wardi (1913-1995) attended the American University of Beirut in...


Guiding Lights: Monuments and Memorials at the U.S. Naval Academy

by Nancy Arbuthnot

In this easy-to-use reference, Naval Academy English professor Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot tells the stories behind sixty of the Academy's monuments and memorials. To personalize the memorials and the naval figures...


Little Rock: Race and Resistance at Central High School

by Karen Anderson

The desegregation crisis in Little Rock is a landmark of American history: on September 4, 1957, after the Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called...


Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

by Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Jr. Newell

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for...


Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

by Ray Suarez

THE COMPANION BOOK TO THE PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the...


Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

by Michael Burleigh

A sweeping history of the Cold War's many "hot" wars born in the last gasps of empire

The Cold War reigns in popular imagination as a period of tension between the two post-World War II superpowers, the United...


Calcutta: Two Years in the City

by Amit Chaudhuri

The award-winning author Amit Chaudhuri has been widely praised for the beauty and subtle power of his writing and for the ways in which he makes “place” as complex a character as his men and women. Now...


Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

by Scott Anderson

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

New York TimesChristian Science Monitor • NPR • Seattle TimesSt. Louis Dispatch

National Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable...


Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History

by Andrew Carroll

Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll’s eye-opening – and at times hilarious -- journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals...


DREAM OF DELIVERANCE

by Mona Harrington

In this major work of historical and political analysis, Mona Harrington examines curcial missteps and uncertainties in the American statecraft from Woodrow Wilson’s time to Ronald Reagan’s, and traces them...


Enlightenment Volume 2

by Peter Gay

The Science of Freedom completes Peter Gay's brilliant reinterpretation begun in The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism. In the present book, he describes the philosophes' program and their views of...


Enlightenment Volume 1

by Peter Gay

The eighteenth century Enlightenment marks the beginning of the modern age when the scientific method and belief in reason and progress came to hold sway over the Western world. In the twentieth century, however,...


Never Call Retreat

by Bruce Catton

"A magnificent stylist . . . a first-rate historian. Familiarity with subject matter resulting from many years of study and narrative talents exceeding those of any other Civil War historian enable him to move...


The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon

by Stanley I. Kutler

This is the first truly comprehensive history of the political explosion that shook America in the 1970s, and whose aftereffects are still being felt in public life today. Drawing on contemporary documents,...


Rebel to Realist

by Mark Kennedy

Stephen Harper began as a conservative renegade with explicit principles advocating a fiscal and democratic revolution. But over time, he appeared to bend those principles to the demands of political power....


Mission at Nuremberg

by Tim Townsend

The gripping story of the American army chaplain sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg

Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke was fifty years old when he enlisted as an army chaplain during World...


A World Apart: Imprisonment in a Soviet Labor Camp During World War II

by Gustaw Herling

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Jane Austen's England

by Lesley Adkins & Roy Adkins

An authoritative account of everyday life in Regency England, the backdrop of Austen's beloved novels

Nearly two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains the most cherished of all novelists in the English...


Europe in the High Middle Ages

by William Chester Jordan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA