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Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II

by Gerald Astor

Gerald Astor, author of THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, draws on the raw, first-hand accounts of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire to recount the dramatic and gripping story of the last major battle of World...


Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

by Catherine Bailey

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families

Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating,...


Master Chief: Diary of a Navy Seal

by Alan Maki & Gary Smith

IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE

WHEN YOU'RE SERVING WITH THE VERY BEST

For UDT/SEAL team member Gary R. Smith, just being part of an elite military organization wasn't enough--he had to be in the thick of the action. Because...


A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It

by Gerald Astor

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


How Outer Space Made America: Geography, Organization and the Cosmic Sublime

by Daniel Sage

In this innovatory book Daniel Sage analyses how and why American space exploration reproduced and transformed American cultural and political imaginations by appealing to, and to an extent organizing, the transcendence...


Companion Encyclopedia of Medicine in the Twentieth Century

by Roger Cooter

During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state,...


All Eyes are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn

by Jason Sokol

From the 19th century, when northern cities were home to strong abolitionist communities and served as a counterpoint to the slaveholding South, through the first half of the 20th century, when the North became...


When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

by Janet Poole

Taking a panoramic view of Korea’s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression...


Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

by Liora R. Halperin

The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew, traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study, was a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine in the years following World War I. Viewing...


The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2014

by Adam Tooze

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

Finalist for the Kirkus Prize - Nonfiction

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath

In the depths of the Great...


America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation

by Elaine Tyler May

A revealing new look at the groundbreaking form of contraception that enabled women to control their lives and transform the world


Cavalry of the Air: An Illustrated Introduction to the Aircraft and Aces of the First World War

by Norman S. Leach & John Melbourne

Though storytelling, period and contemporary photos and the words of the flying aces themselves, this book brings the history of WWI air combat to life.


Access to History: Votes for Women Third Edition

by Paula Bartley

This new edition combines all the strengths of the second edition with a new design and features to allow all your students access to the content and study skills they need to achieve well in their exams. The...


Twelve Days

by Victor Sebestyen

The Hungarian Revolution in 1956 is a story of extraordinary bravery in a fight for freedom, and of ruthless cruelty in suppressing a popular dream. A small nation, its people armed with a few rifles and petrol...


England's Last War Against France: Fighting Vichy 1940-42

by Colin Smith

Genuinely new story of the Second World War - the full account of England's last war against France in 1940-42.

Most people think that England's last war with France involved point-blank broadsides from sailing...


One Morning In Sarajevo: 28 June 1914

by David James Smith

Sarajevo, 28 June 1914: The story of the assassination that changed the world.

A historical account of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Using newly available sources and older material, David James...


The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the Holocaust

by Michael Hirsh

At last, the everyday fighting men who were the first Americans to know the full and horrifying truth about the Holocaust share their astonishing stories. Rich with powerful never-before-published details from...


China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice

by Richard Bernstein

A riveting account of the watershed moment in America’s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations

As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China’s...


The Sixties

by Arthur Marwick

If the World Wars defined the first half of the twentieth century, the sixties defined the second half, providing the pivot on which modern times have turned. From popular music to individual liberties, the...


First World War

by Frank Furedi

That the conflicts unleashed by Great War did not end in 1918 is well known. World War II and the Cold War clearly constitute key moments in the drama that began in August 1914. This book argues that the battle...