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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

by Jimmy Carter

“A warm and detailed memoir.” —Los Angeles Times

Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor,...

Götterdämmerung - The Last Days of the Werhmacht in the East

by Bob Carruthers

"Most of the men were veterans of World War I" Major Schwark, plant protection battalion This fascinating collection of primary source accounts focuses on the combat actions of the Wehrmacht in the final battles...

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

by Candice Millard

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on...

Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Twenty folk tales represent hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination. Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.

Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

by Marilynne K. Roach

A narrative that allows readers to experience the history of the Salem witch trials through the eyes of those who lived it

The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War

by Library Congress, Margaret Wagner & Gary Gallagher

With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that...

The Witches: Salem, 1692

by Stacy Schiff

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.

It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter...

Silvered Wings: The Memoirs of Air Vice-Marshal Sir John Severne KCVO OBE AFC DL

by John Severne

John Severne joined the RAF in 1944 and gained his wings two months after World War II ended. This book captures the author's great passion for flying, whether it be in jet-fighters, light aircraft, helicopters...

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...

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...

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2006

by Timothy Egan

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows.


The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains...

The Physics of Sorrow

by Georgi Gospodinov & Angela Rodel

Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.

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...

F-111 & EF-111 Units in Combat

by Peter Davies & Rolando Ugolini

The General Dynamics F-111 was one of the most technically innovative designs among military aircraft, introducing the variable-sweep wing, terrain-following radar, military-rated afterburning turbofan engines...

No.131 (County of Kent) Squadron 1941 - 1945

by Phil H. Listemann

A deep study of this unit which includes history, the men who flew with it, details on losses, claims, statistics with plenty of photos and colour profiles. Three printable posters are also included.

Constant Battles

by Steven A. LeBlanc, Steven Le Blanc, Katherine E. Register & Steven A. Le Blanc

With armed conflict in the Persian Gulf now upon us, Harvard archaeologist Steven LeBlanc takes a long-term view of the nature and roots of war, presenting a controversial thesis: The notion of the "noble savage"...

Andalusian Morocco: A Discovery in Living Art

by 'Abdelaziz Touri, Naïma El-Khatib Boujibar & Kamal Lakhdar

As early as the beginning of the eighth century, having just reached this extreme territory of the Maghreb, Moroccan Islam started to cast its eye to the other side of the Straits of Gibraltar and shortly after...

The Life of George Washington

by John Marshall

Within eight years of the death of George Washington in 1799, the first major biography of “the father of his country” was written by John Marshall and published in five volumes. Marshall, who later became...

Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950

by Sarah Downing

Exhibiting enormous power or inspiring incredible devotion, throughout history beauty has been women's chief asset. Each age has required its own standard - a gleaming white brow during the Renaissance, the...

The Strange Death of Liberal England

by George Dangerfield

This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.