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Who's Watching You: The Chilling Truth about the State, Surveillance, and Personal Freedom

by John Gibb & Mack Farren

The threat of terrorism and the corresponding climate of fear encouraged by the government have together eroded our freedom to live our lives in peace and quiet away from the prying eyes of hidden cameras. The...


Babes Remember: Unforgettable People, Places, and Things from the 50s and 60s

by Jill Larson Sundberg & Michael Larson

Sometimes we forget the goofy things that made us happy or the simplicity and possibility that was our past. Our lives are made up of fleeting moments--moments we wish we could've written down. Babes Remember...


The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal

by Julie Greene

A revelatory look at a momentous undertaking-from the workers' point of view

The Panama Canal has long been celebrated as a triumph of American engineering and ingenuity. In The Canal Builders, Julie Greene...


The Ballad of Abu Ghraib

by Philip Gourevitch

The first full reckoning of what actually happened at Abu Ghraib prison-"one of the most devastating of the many books on Iraq" (The New York Times Book Review)

A relentlesly surprising and perceptive account...


Arkansas Godfather: The Story of Owney Madden and How He Hijacked Middle America

by Graham Nown

Murder, mayhem, and a love story surround a feared mob boss


To Be Silent... Would be Criminal: The Antislavery Influence and Writings of Anthony Benezet

by Irv A. Brendlinger

Born in 1713 of French Huguenot stock, Philadelphia Quaker Anthony Benezet was probably the most significant force in advancing the cause against slavery and the African slave trade in the eighteenth century....


Under the Blue Beret: A U.N. Peacekeeper in the Middle East

by Terry "Stoney" Burke

From inexperienced soldier to seasoned veteran of nine U.N. missions in Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, Terry Burke gives us a detailed account of a peacekeeper's life in the ever-turbulent Middle East.


Hardscrabble: The High Cost of Free Land

by Donna E. Williams & J. Patrick Boyer

A tale of deception and adversity, Hardscrabble tells how unscrupulous politicians, emigration agents, and philanthropists lured impoverished emigrants to farm the Muskoka backwoods in the 1870s. What these...


Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

by Craig Nelson

Read Craig Nelson's posts on the Penguin Blog.

"Celebrates a bold era when voyaging beyond the Earth was deemed crucial to national security and pride."

-The Wall Street Journal

Restoring the drama, majesty,...


A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown

by Hobson Woodward

"At once a penetrating work of literary analysis and a riveting historical narrative." -Nathaniel Philbrick

Merging maritime adventure and early colonial history, A Brave Vessel charts a little-known chapter...


White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism

by Kevin M. Kruse

During the civil rights era, Atlanta thought of itself as "The City Too Busy to Hate," a rare place in the South where the races lived and thrived together. Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, however, so...


Napoleon: Ascent to Power: A Selection from Napoleon's Wars: An International History (Penguin Tracks)

by Charles Esdaile

A panoramic chronicle of Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power—excerpted from celebrated historian Charles Esdaile’s masterwork Napoleon’s Wars

Napoleon’s Wars offers a definitive account of the violent...


One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power

by Douglas V. Smith

Published to coincide with the centennial celebration of U.S. Navy aviation, this book details the history of U.S. Navy aviation from its earliest days, before the Navy s first aircraft carrier joined the fleet,...


Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation

by William F. Trimble

In this biography, William F. Trimble examines the pioneering work of Glenn Curtiss and his role in the originsof aviation in the U.S. Navy in the years up to and through World War I. A self-taught mechanic...


An American Adventure: From Early Aviation through Three Wars to the White House

by William Lloyd Stearman

A memoir of extraordinary scope, William Lloyd Stearman's reminiscences will attract those interested in early aviation, World War II in the Pacific, life as a diplomat behind the Iron Curtain, the Vietnam War,...


Rebecca Dickinson: Independence for a New England Woman

by Marla Miller

An engaging look into the life of Rebecca Dickinson and the paradoxes presented by an unmarried woman who earned her own living at the time of the American Revolution


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

Enormously popular and widely read pamphlet, first published in January of 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence....


The Age of Reason

by Thomas Paine

An Unabridged Edition (Parts I and II) From 'The Writings Of Thomas Paine,' Edited By Moncure Conway With All Charts and Tables, Notes and Footnotes, To Include A Chronology Of Paine's Life


The Vietnam War from the Other Side

by Cheng Guan Ang

Existing studies of the Vietnam War have been written mostly from an American perspective, using western sources, and viewing the conflict through western eyes. This book, based on extensive original research,...


Repairing the Damage: Possibilities and Limits of Transatlantic Consensus

by Dana H. Allin, Gilles Andréani & Gary Samore

The damage that has been done to the transatlantic alliance will not be repaired through grand architectural redesigns or radical new agendas. Instead, the transatlantic partners need to restore their consensus...