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Black Spartacus

by Sudhir Hazareesingh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 2020)

"Black Spartacus is a tour de force: by far the most complete, authoritative and persuasive biography of Toussaint that we are likely to have for a long time . . . An extraordinarily gripping read." --David...


Jayhawk

by Jay A Stout & George L Cooper Casemate (July 20, 2020)

Born in the Philippines to an American father and a Filipina mother, George Cooper is one of the few surviving veteran pilots who saw action over such fearsome targets as Rabaul and Wewak. Not just another flag-waving...


The Habsburgs

by Martyn Rady Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

The definitive history of the dynasty that dominated Europe for centuries

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world they built -- and then lost -- over nearly a millennium....


Frank Pantridge

by Cecil Lowry Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Countless thousands of men and women around the world have good reason to be thankful that Frank Partridge survived three and a half years of brutal Japanese captivity. Had he not, they too would in all probability...


Churchill's Flawed Decisions

by Stephen Wynn Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Winston Churchill is undoubtedly one of the most respected and best-loved characters the nation has ever known. However, much of how people view him is based on his leadership during the bleak and dire times...


What Really Happened: The Lincoln Assassination

by Robert J. Hutchinson & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2020)

After 150 years, many unsolved mysteries and enduring urban legends still surround the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by the popular stage actor John Wilkes Booth.

In a new look at the case, award-winning author...


Butch Cassidy

by Charles Leerhsen & Pete Simonelli Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and...


Butch Cassidy

by Charles Leerhsen Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2020)

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and...


A Champion Cyclist Against the Nazis

by Alberto Toscano Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Italy, 1943. Although allied with Hitler, there were those who refused to accept the fascist policies of racial discrimination and deportation. Among them was Gino Bartali.

A champion cyclist, he won the Giro...


Marching from Defeat

by Claus Neuber Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

In June 1944, in Belarus on the Eastern Front, the Red Army launched Operation Bagration, the massive offensive that crushed Hitler’s Army Group Centre. German soldiers who weren’t encircled and captured...


German Military and the Weimar Republic

by Karen Schaefer Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

General Hans von Seekt (1866-1936) was the military counterpart of the Weimar Republic, both attempted to restore Germany's international acceptance and security following defeat in World War I and the Treaty...


Churchill's Admiral in Two World Wars

by Jim Crossley Pen and Sword Maritime (May 30, 2020)

Roger Keyes was the archetype of 19th to 20th century Royal Navy officers. A superb seaman, inspiring leader and fearless fighter he immediately caught the eye of senior figures in the naval establishment as...


Dracula

by Kurt Treptow & Radu Florescu Center for Romanian Studies (May 06, 2020)

Dracula – the fifteenth century Romanian prince, also known as Vlad the Impaler [?epe?], is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even during his own lifetime, his true story became...


A Native's Return, 1945-1988

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

The prominent journalist, historian, and author--an eyewitness to some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century--tells the story of his final years.

In this last book of a three-volume series, William...


Peiper's War

by Danny S Parker Frontline Books (April 29, 2020)

‘A bad reputation has its commitments.’ So wrote home Jochen Peiper from the fighting front in the East in 1943, characterizing his battle-hardened command during the Second World War. Peiper’s War is...


Galileo

by Mario Livio & Jonathan Davis Simon & Schuster Audio (May 05, 2020)

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history’s greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. “We...


Captured by History

by John Toland & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2020)

Captured by History is an autobiography like none other, for few historians have interviewed as many men and women who helped shape the most momentous events of our century than John Toland. Here, for the first...


Machiavelli

by Miles J. Unger & David Colacci Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2020)

Niccolò Machiavelli is the most influential political writer of all time. His name has become synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power, but the real Machiavelli, says Miles Unger, was...


A Delayed Life

by Dita Kraus Feiwel & Friends (February 10, 2020)

A Delayed Life is the breathtaking memoir that tells the story of Dita Kraus, the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz.

Dita Kraus grew up in Prague in an intellectual, middle-class Jewish family. She went to school,...


Seneca : Story of the Philosopher, Dramatist and Roman Statesman

by Elbert Hubbard & H. E. Butler Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

This book deals with the story of Seneca who was one of the eminent Latin writers and philosophers of the Silver Age. Young, he was fascinated with the philosophical thoughts of the Stoics, to which sect he...


Story of Aesop : the Inventor of Fables

by Roger l’Estrange & Al Lmp–History and Civilization Coll (April 03, 2020)

This book deals with the history of Aesop, the inventor of fables.

"Famous for his Fables, Aesop was a native of Phrygia, in Asia Minor, and flourished in the time of Solon, about 560 B. C. A life of him was...


Galileo

by Mario Livio Simon & Schuster (May 05, 2020)

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history’s greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. “We...


I Escaped from Auschwitz

by Rudolf Vrba, Robin Vrba & Nikola Zimring Racehorse (April 21, 2020)

The Stunning and Emotional Autobiography of an Auschwitz Survivor

April 7, 1944—This date marks the successful escape of two Slovak prisoners from one of the most heavily-guarded and notorious concentration...


The Lady of Sing Sing

by Idanna Pucci & Lisa Flanagan Simon & Schuster Audio (March 10, 2020)

This “gripping social history” (Publishers Weekly), with all the passion and pathos of a classic opera, chronicles the riveting first campaign against the death penalty waged in 1895 by American pioneer...


Hitler's First Hundred Days

by Peter Fritzsche & Jim Seybert Basic Books (March 17, 2020)

The breathtaking rise of Hitler in 1933 -- and the making of the Nazis

Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring...


The Start, 1904-1930

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

William L. Shirer was a CBS foreign correspondent and renowned author of New York Times bestselling nonfiction about World War II, and this is the first part of his three-part autobiography.

A renowned journalist...


Love in the Blitz

by Eileen Alexander, Oswyn Murray, Stephanie Racine & Sian Clifford HarperAudio (May 26, 2020)

On July 17th 1939, Eileen Alexander, a bright young woman recently graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, begins a brilliant correspondence with fellow Cambridge student Gershon Ellenbogen that lasts five...


The Arrogant Years

by Lucette Lagnado & Joyce Bean HarperAudio (May 19, 2020)

"[Lagnado writes] in crystalline yet melodious prose."

--New York Times

Lucette Lagnado's acclaimed, award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit ("[a] crushing, brilliant book" --New York Times Book Review...


Searching for Hassan

by Terence Ward & Gibson Frazier Simon & Schuster Audio (March 10, 2020)

This “astonishing and deeply poignant” (The Washington Post) memoir of one man’s search for a beloved family friend explores the depth of Iranian culture and the sweep of its history, and transcends today’s...


Why Crime Does Not Pay

Fighting for Space

by Amy Shira Teitel Grand Central Publishing (February 18, 2020)

Spaceflight historian and creator of YouTube's "Vintage Space" Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space.

A book that will appeal...


Walter Ralegh

by Alan Gallay & Paul Hodgson Basic Books (January 07, 2020)

From a Bancroft Prize-winning historian, a biography of the famed poet, courtier, and colonizer, showing how he laid the foundations of the English EmpireSir Walter Ralegh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth....


Searching for Hassan

by Terence Ward Tiller Press (March 10, 2020)

This “astonishing and deeply poignant” (The Washington Post) memoir of one man’s search for a beloved family friend explores the depth of Iranian culture and the sweep of its history, and transcends today’s...


The Lady of Sing Sing

by Idanna Pucci Tiller Press (March 10, 2020)

This “gripping social history” (Publishers Weekly), with all the passion and pathos of a classic opera, chronicles the riveting first campaign against the death penalty waged in 1895 by American pioneer...


Hitler's First Hundred Days

by Peter Fritzsche Basic Books (March 17, 2020)

The breathtaking rise of Hitler in 1933-and the making of the Nazis

Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring...


Fighting for Space

by Amy Shira Teitel Grand Central Publishing (February 17, 2020)

Spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space.

When the space age dawned in the late 1950s, Jackie Cochran held...


The House of Yan

by Lan Yan & Sam Taylor Harper Paperbacks (January 28, 2020)

Through the sweeping cultural and historical transformations of China, entrepreneur Lan Yan traces her family’s history through early 20th Century to present day.

The history of the Yan family is inseparable...


The Art of Resistance

by Justus Rosenberg William Morrow (January 28, 2020)

99-year-old literature professor Justus Rosenberg escaped the Holocaust and spent four daring years in the French Underground during World War II. Now he finally writes his own unforgettable epic. 

“A gripping...