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China: How the Empire Fell: How the Empire Fell

by Joseph W. Esherick & C.X. George Wei

The Qing dynasty was China's last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course...


Duel in the Sun: Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the Battle of Turn

by Michael Corcoran

In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually...


The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

by Bob Woodward

In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat -- the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 -- remained hidden...


Writing a Small Nation's Past: Wales in Comparative Perspective, 1850-1950

by Neil Evans & Huw Pryce

This is the first volume to examine how the history of Wales was written in a period that saw the emergence of professional historiography, largely focused on the nation, across Europe and in the United States....


Rosie the Rubber Worker: Women Workers in Akron's Rubber Factories during World War II

by Kathleen L. Endres

In this richly illustrated book Kathleen L. Endres examines the lives of women working in the rubber industry in World War II.Endres points out that women were not new to the factories of Akron. Years before...


Juvenile Nation: Youth, Emotions and the Making of the Modern British Citizen, 1880-1914

by Stephanie Olsen

In the first five months of the Great War, one million men volunteered to fight. Yet by the end of 1915, the British government realized that conscription would be required. Why did so many enlist, and conversely,...


The New York Times the Times of the Seventies: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities That Shaped the Decade

by The New York Times & Clyde Haberman

There is no better record of events then The New York Times, and now, The Times of the Seventies captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of hand-selected articles and...


Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

by Nicholas Griffin

THE SPRING OF 1971 heralded the greatest geopolitical realignment in a generation. After twenty-two years of antagonism, China and the United States suddenly moved toward a détente—achieved not by politicians...


Britain, Germany and the Battle of the Atlantic: A Comparative Study

by Dennis Haslop

The length, scale and intensity of the Battle of the Atlantic led the British and German navies to make substantial changes to their organisation, strategy and tactics. In this book, Dennis Haslop examines the...


Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America

by Kati Marton

"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full...


Munich, 1938: Appeasement and World War II

by David Faber

On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to London from his meeting in Munich with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler. As he disembarked from the aircraft, he held aloft a piece...


The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall

by Michael Meyer

ON THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, MICHAEL MEYER PROVIDES A RIVETING EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE THAT BRILLIANTLY REWRITES OUR CONVENTIONAL UNDERSTANDING...


The Farmer in England, 1650-1980

by Richard W. Hoyle

Farmers held a pivotal role in the capitalist agriculture that emerged in England in the eighteenth century, yet they have attracted little attention from rural historians. Farmers made agriculture happen. Our...


Ending the Vietnam War: A History of America's Involvement in and Extrication from the Vietnam War

by Henry Kissinger

The Definitive Account

Many other authors have written about what they thought happened -- or thought should have happened -- in Vietnam, but it was Henry Kissinger who was there at the epicenter, involved...


Churchill and America

by Martin Gilbert

In this stirring book, Martin Gilbert tells the intensely human story of Winston Churchill's profound connection to America, a relationship that resulted in an Anglo-American alliance that has stood at the center...


Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010

by Jeff Kingston

Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising from the ashes of defeat to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly...


Creating Wealth: Retire in Ten Years Using Allen's Seven Principles of Wealth

by Robert G. Allen

Popular speaker, multimillionaire, and author of the all-time bestselling real-estate book Nothing Down, Robert G. Allen knows how to bring you financial success. With his seminars sweeping the nation, Allen...


Bulletproof Monk

by J.M. Dillard

1943 -- the Year of the Ram. In the Temple of Sublime Truth, high in the Himalayas, a master monk prepares to transfer an ancient scroll to his young protégé. The scroll holds the key to an unspeakable power,...


Gentlemen & Players: The Death of Amateurism in Cricket

by Charles Williams

The inaugural Gentlemen v. Players first-class cricket match was played in 1806, subsequently becoming an annual fixture at Lord's between teams consisting of amateurs (the Gentlemen) and professionals (the...


The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Social History of Drugs

by Richard Davenport-Hines

A history of drug-taking, telling the story across five centuries of addicts and users: monarchs, prime ministers, great writers and composers, wounded soldiers, overworked physicians, oppressed housewives,...