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The Secret History of the United States: Conspiracies, Cobwebs and Lies

by Peter Kross

Everyone likes a good mystery, be it based in fact or fiction. The history of the United States is full of mysterious facts that are not taught in school, and most people don't know the untold stories surrounding...


Kent State/May 4

by Scott L. Bills

The reverberations of the rifle shots that killed four students on May 4, 1970 echoed across the nation and beyond. Nowhere, perhaps, did they echo with more persistence and poignancy than at the place where...


Bread and Hyacinths: The Rise and Fall of Utopian Los Angeles

by Lionel Rolfe & Nigey Lennon

This fascinating account of Los Angeles' buried past tells the story of Job Harriman, a former minister turned union organizer and attorney, who in 1911 was narrowly defeated as mayor of Los Angeles running...


Celebrity Secrets: Official Government Files on the Rich and Famous

by Nick Redfern

SEXUAL DEVIANTS, NAZI SPIES, DANGEROUS LONERS, COMMUNISTS, DRUG ADDICTS, TRAITORS, AND MOBSTERS.

THIS IS HOLLYWOOD. DECLASSIFIED.

It's tough being rich and famous -- stalked, photographed, hounded, and dissected....


Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family

by Lynne Cheney

In Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family, Lynne Cheney re-creates the years after World War II in a small town on the high plains of the West. Portraying an era that started with the Ink Spots...


A History of American Law: Third Edition

by Lawrence M. Friedman

In this brilliant and immensely readable book, Lawrence M. Friedman tells the whole fascinating story of American law from its beginnings in the colonies to the present day. By showing how close the life of...


Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises

by Henry Kissinger

By drawing upon hitherto unpublished transcripts of his telephone conversations during the Yom Kippur War (1973) and the last days of the Vietnam War (1975), Henry Kissinger reveals what goes on behind the scenes...


A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957 - The Space Race Begins

by Michael D'Antonio

A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey tells the remarkable story of America's first efforts to succeed in space, a time of exploding rockets, national space mania, Florida boomtowns, and interservice rivalries so fierce...


After the Martian Apocalypse: Extraterrestrial Artifacts and the Case for Mars Exploration

by Mac Tonnies

Part exo-archaeological treatise and part cultural commentary, After The Martian Apocalypse is an uncompromising and groundbreaking perspective on a cosmic controversy that has perplexed scientists and astronomers...


Closure

by William Keegan & Bart Davis

One of the four Operations Commanders of the World Trade Center site chronicles the rescue and recovery mission at Ground Zero from September 11, 2001, through the end of operations on May 30, 2002, while telling...


Body Snatchers in the Desert: The Horrible Truth at the Heart of the Roswell Story

by Nick Redfern

IT WAS A CONSPIRACY TO HIDE A SECRET EXPERIMENT

"RAAF captures flying saucer on ranch in Roswell region." Ever since this provocative headline appeared on July 8, 1947, conspiracy theorists have sincerely believed...


Afterwords: Stories and Reports from 9/11 and Beyond

by The Editors of Salon.com & David Talbot

AFTER September 11, 2001,

emotions couldn't be clearly defined.

There were no WORDS

strong enough to justify, avenge, explain, or express the sheer magnitude of

this horrifyingly unique moment in history....


Behind Bayonets: The Civil War in Northern Ohio

by David D. Van Tassel

Eminent Cleveland historian David Van Tassel had undertaken the challenge of writing an illustrated history of the Cleveland homefront during the Civil War. Unfortunately, he died in 2000 before completing his...


After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era

by Steven Brill

The story begins on September 12, 2001. It reads like a novel. But the characters in award-winning journalist Steven Brill's America are real. They don't have all the answers or all the virtues of fictional...


The Witch Hunts: A History of the Witch Persecutions in Europe and North America

by Robert Thurston

Tens of thousands of people were persecuted and put to death as witches between 1400 and 1700 - the great age of witch hunts. Why did the witch hunts arise, flourish and decline during this period? What purpose...


Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War

by Maury Klein

“Illuminating and well-written. . . . Deserves a place in the highest ranks of Civil War scholarship.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer 

In November 1860, telegraph lines carried the news that Abraham Lincoln...


Amoskeag

by Tamara K. Hareven

Through the prism of one turn-of-the-century factory-city, Tamara Hareven and Randolph Langenbach have captured the historic experience of millions of Americans. We hear for the first time the eloquent voices—sometimes...


Deficiency

by Andrew Neiderman

FLAWED PERFECTION

In the rugged mountains of upstate New York, a predator unlike any other is stalking and seducing his prey. Endowed with abilities and instincts far more advanced than any man, he is guided...


American Connections: The Founding Fathers. Networked.

by James Burke

Using the unique approach that he has employed in his previous books, author, columnist, and television commentator James Burke shows us our connections to the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence....


A Benjamin Franklin Reader

by Walter Isaacson

Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, this collection of Franklin's writings shows why he was the bestselling author of his day and remains America's favorite...