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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,...


Bowling Alone

by Robert D. Putnam

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone...


Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

by Doug Stanton

From the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory.

Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account...


Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

Shadow Warriors: Inside The Special Forces

by Tom Clancy & Carl Stiner

An unconventional war requires unconventional men—the Special Forces.

 

Green Berets • Navy SEALS • Rangers •

Air Force Special Operations • PsyOps • Civil Affairs •

and other special-mission units...


The Concise History of the Crusades

by Thomas F. Madden

What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden...


Armored Cav

by Tom Clancy

A penetrating look inside an armored cavalry regiment -- the technology, the strategies, and the people . . . profiled by Tom Clancy.

His first non-fiction book, Submarine, captured the reality of life aboard...


Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit

by Tom Clancy

An in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps-in the New York Times bestselling tradition of Submarine, Armored Cav, and Fighter Wing

Only the best of the best can be Marines. And only Tom Clancy can tell...


Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

by Walker Evans & James Agee

In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration...


Profiles of Flight: Vought Corsair: F4U-1, F4U-1A, FG-1D, F4U-4, F4U-5NL, F4U-7, F2G-1

by Dave Windle

The Vought F4U was the best carrier based fighter of WW2. 12,571 aircraft were built and downed 2,140 enemy aircraft for the loss of only 189 Corsairs. It was developed early in 1938 for the US Navy. The designer,...


Sink the French!: At War with Our Ally - 1940

by David Wragg

The victorious German Blitzkrieg assault on Holland, Belgium and Northern France placed Anglo-French relations under huge strain. The Vichy surrender raised real British fears that the Germans would force the...


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 Truth about Trudeau

by Bob Plamondon

Finally, after over 30 years of hagiographies, comes a book that sets the record straight and tells us the truth about Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

In this unprecedented and meticulously researched sweep of the record,...


How to Lose a War at Sea

by Bill Fawcett

An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters

From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land....


Detroit: An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff

An explosive exposé of America’s lost prosperity—from Pulitzer Prize­–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff

 

Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins...


The Invisible War: The Untold Secret Story of Number One Canadian Special Wireless Group

by Gil Murray

While the Second World War raged in Europe, an equally fierce war was taking place with Japan in the Far East.


MacArthur: A Biography

by Richard B. Frank & Wesley K. Clark

Douglas MacArthur is best remembered for his ability to adapt, a quality that catalyzed his greatest accomplishments. Adaptability has become an indispensable trait for military leadership in an era of technological...


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...


Firehouse

by David Halberstam

“If you have tears, prepare to shed them.”

--Frank McCourt

"In the firehouse, the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's...


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...