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A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation

by David W. Blight

Slave narratives, some of the most powerful records of our past, are extremely rare, with only fifty-five post–Civil War narratives surviving. A mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away...


Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire

by Alex Abella

Born in the wake of World War II, RAND quickly became the creator of America’s anti-Soviet nuclear strategy. A magnet for the best and the brightest, its ranks included Cold War luminaries such as Albert Wohlstetter,...


The Joe Public Guide to Being English

by Colin Richardson

This second edition of The Joe Public Guide to Being English is an interesting and informative celebration of the achievements of England and the English across the years. It examines the English contribution...


A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780

by Carl P. Borick

A detailed account of the tactics, strategy, and far-reaching consequences of a pivotal Revolutionary War campaign


The Great Task Remaining: The Third Year of Lincoln's War

by William Marvel

A critical examination of the third year of Lincoln's administration, challenging popular explanations for the origin of the conflict and uncovering a greater breadth of corruption and cynical exploitation than...


Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic

by David Howard

A thrilling blend of history and detective story, LOST RIGHTS takes us inside the world of historical documents—a world of obsessives, con men, archivists, and thieves—through the incredible story of an...


Hello, Everybody!: The Dawn of American Radio

by Anthony Rudel

Long before the internet, another young technology was transformed--with help from a colorful collection of eccentrics and visionaries--into a mass medium with the power to connect millions of people.

When amateur...


A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam

by Lewis Sorley

Neglected by scholars and journalists alike, the years of conflict in Vietnam from 1968 to 1975 offer surprises not only about how the war was fought, but about what was achieved. Drawing on authoritative materials...


Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist

by Thomas Levenson

In 1695, Isaac Newton—already renowned as the greatest mind of his age—made a surprising career change. He left quiet Cambridge, where he had lived for thirty years and made his earth-shattering discoveries,...


The Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II

by Judith M. Heimann

November 1944: Their B-24 bomber shot down on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast, a scattered crew of Army airmen cut themselves loose from their parachutes—only to be met by loincloth-wearing...


The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement

by Susan Ferriss & Ricardo Sandoval

A “vivid, well-documented account of the farmworkers movement”(Philadelphia Inquirer) and its prime mover, Cesar Chavez. Edited by Diana Hembree with a foreword by Gary Soto and essays by Carey McWilliams,...


One Man Great Enough

by John C. Waugh

The award-winning historian John C.Waugh takes us on Lincoln’s road to the CivilWar. From Lincoln’s first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with...


The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren

by Jonathan Lopez

It's a story that made Dutch painter Han van Meegeren famous worldwide when it broke at the end of World War II: A lifetime of disappointment drove him to forge Vermeers, one of which he sold to Hermann Goering...


The Konkans

by Tony D'Souza

Francisco D’Sai is a firstborn son of a firstborn son—all the way back to the beginning of a long line of proud Konkans, the “Jews of India,” who abandoned their Hindu traditions, knelt before Vasco...


One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

by Nathaniel C. Fick

If the Marines are “the few, the proud,” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Nathaniel Fick’s career begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. He leads a...


Forgotten Voices: The Expulsion of the Germans from Eastern Europe After World War II

by Ulrich Merten

More than sixty years ago the German Nazi regime committed great crimes against innocent civilian victims: Jews, Poles, Russians, Serbs, and other people of Central and Eastern Europe. At war’s end, however,...


One Country, Two Systems: Cross-Border Crime Between Hong Kong and China

by Kam C. Wong

This book provides the first systematic, comprehensive, and in-depth analysis of how Chinese, British, Hong Kong, and international law were applied in the "Big Spender" case. The "Big Spender"...


Public-Private Relations in Totalitarian States

by Gabriel A. Barhaim

This book argues that the disappearance of major ideologies and the disintegration of the state and its institutions have contributed to the redefinition of the social order. The author regards the social order...


Harvest of a Decade: Disraelia and Other Essays

by Walter Laqueur

This is a selection of essays written by a figure widely acknowledged as the conscience of European liberalism. In Walter Laqueur’s lifetime, there have been more acutely dangerous situations, such as...


Haiti: The God of Tough Places, the Lord of Burnt Men

by Richard Frechette

As a priest and a physician, Father Richard Frechette has carried out his double ministry in Haiti over the past twenty-five years in settings of extreme poverty, violence, social upheaval, and natural disasters....