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The Unnamable Present

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 09, 2019)

A decisive key to help grasp some of the essential points of what is happening around us.

The ninth part of Roberto Calasso’s work in progress, The Unnamable Present, is closely connected with themes of the...


The League of Wives

by Heath Hardage Lee St. Martin's Press (April 02, 2019)

"With astonishing verve, The League of Wives persisted to speak truth to power to bring their POW/MIA husbands home from Vietnam. And with astonishing verve, Heath Hardage Lee has chronicled their little-known...


The Canaris Conspiracy

by Roger Manvell & Heinrich Fraenkel Skyhorse (March 26, 2019)

July 20, 1944. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg carried a time bomb in a briefcase into a conference with Adolf Hitler. After wedging the briefcase directly in front of Hitler under a table, Stauffenberg took...


The Shortest History of Germany

by James Hawes The Experiment (March 19, 2019)

2,000 years of history in one riveting afternoon

A country both admired and feared, Germany has been the epicenter of world events time and again: the Reformation, both World Wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall....


Engineering Eden

by Jordan Fisher Smith & Jack E. Davis The Experiment (March 19, 2019)

The award-winning story of the century-and-half-long attempt to control nature in the American wilderness, told through the prism of a tragic death at Yellowstone—now in paperback

In the summer of 1972, 25-year-old...


When Brooklyn Was Queer

by Hugh Ryan St. Martin's Press (March 05, 2019)

The never-before-told story of Brooklyn’s vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day.

"A romantic, exquisite history of gay culture." —Kirkus Reviews, starred

“[A] boisterous,...


The Granite Men

by Jim Fiddes The History Press (March 01, 2019)

The great granite quarries of the North East are silent now, as are virtually all of the 100 granite yards that existed in Aberdeen around the year 1900. Granite is the most unyielding of building materials...


How to Hide an Empire

by Daniel Immerwahr Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2019)

A pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire

We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the...


The Darkest Year

by William K. Klingaman St. Martin's Press (February 19, 2019)

The Darkest Year is acclaimed author William K. Klingaman’s narrative history of the American home front from December 7, 1941 through the end of 1942, a psychological study of the nation under the pressure...


Wild Bill

by Tom Clavin St. Martin's Press (February 05, 2019)

The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City.

In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield,...


Torn Apart

by Ken Wharton The History Press (February 01, 2019)

As the fiftieth anniversary of the Troubles approaches, Ken Wharton takes a thorough look at the start of the Troubles, the precursors and the explosion of violence in 1969 that would last until the Good Friday...


The Beautiful Spy

by David Tremain The History Press (February 01, 2019)

Often described as ‘the most beautiful spy’, Vera Eriksen could almost rival First World War spy Mata Hari and the various ‘Bond girls’ who followed her. Perhaps the archetypal ‘femme fatale’ of...


Northumbria

by Robert Colls Phillimore & Co Ltd (February 01, 2019)

This is a book about both the ancient Anglian kingdom of Northumbria, which stretched from the Humber to the Scottish border, and the ways in which the idea of being a Northumbrian, or a northerner, or someone...


The Little History of Oxfordshire

by Paul Sullivan The History Press (February 01, 2019)

There is nothing ‘little’ about the history of Oxfordshire – with its close links to royalty, government and academia, it has taken a front-seat on the rollercoaster of English history. However, this small...


Women of the Durham Coalfield in the 19th Century

by Margaret Hedley The History Press (February 01, 2019)

The success of the Durham Coalfield and its important role in the Industrial Revolution is attributed to men of influence who owned the land and the pits, and men who worked in the coal-mining industry during...


The Indoctrination of the Wehrmacht

by Bryce Sait Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

Far from the image of an apolitical, “clean” Wehrmacht that persists in popular memory, German soldiers regularly cooperated with organizations like the SS in the abuse and murder of countless individuals...


Sisters and Spies: The True Story of WWII Special Agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne

by Susan Ottaway HarperElement (January 08, 2019)

Two sisters. Two special agents. One War.

Sisters and Spies is the incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, two sisters who risked everything to fight for our freedom during...


The Story of the Fens

by Frank Meeres Phillimore & Co Ltd (January 02, 2019)

Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as Peterborough City Council, all lay claim to a part of the Fens. Since Roman times, man has increased the land mass in this area by one third of the...


Spitfire Saga

by Angus Mansfield The History Press (January 01, 2019)

Rodney Scrase’s life in the RAF began in an old airship shed where he took the King’s shilling in May 1941. He learnt to fly at a BFTS in America and went on the fly Spitfires with Nos 72 and 1 Squadrons,...


The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State

by Nils Edling Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

In discussions of economics, governance, and society in the Nordic countries, “the welfare state” is a well-worn analytical concept. However, there has been much less scholarly energy devoted to historicizing...


Views of Violence

by Jörg Echternkamp & Stephan Jaeger Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

The twenty-first-century vision of historical violence has been immeasurably influenced by cultural representations of the Second World War. Within Europe, one of the key sites for such representation has been...


The Arkansas Regulators

by Charles Adams & Christoph Irmscher Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

The Arkansas Regulators is a rousing tale of frontier adventure, first published in German in 1846, but virtually lost to English readers for well over a century. Written in the tradition of James Fenimore...


Southern History on Screen

by Bryan M. Jack, Kwakiutl Dreher, Erik Alexander & Caroline Schroeter et al. The University Press of Kentucky (December 03, 2018)

Hollywood films have been influential in the portrayal and representation of race relations in the South and how African Americans are cinematically depicted in history, from The Birth of a Nation (1915) and...


Contemplating Historical Consciousness

by Anna Clark & Carla L. Peck Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

The last several decades have witnessed an explosion of new empirical research into representations of the past and the conditions of their production, prompting claims that we have entered a new era in which...


Law, History, and Justice

by Annette Weinke Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

Since the nineteenth century, the development of international humanitarian law has been marked by complex entanglements of legal theory, historical trauma, criminal prosecution, historiography, and politics....


Germany and the Middle East

by Rolf Steininger Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For over a century, the Middle East has weathered seemingly endless conflicts, ensnaring political players from around the world. And perhaps no nation has displayed a greater range of policies toward, and...


Humanitarianism and Media

by Johannes Paulmann Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For as long as humanitarianism has been understood as a distinct human endeavor, mass media have helped to shape its forms, strategies, and contexts, whether mobilizing public sentiment over suffering in distant...


Dreams of Germany

by Neil Gregor & Thomas Irvine Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For many centuries, Germany has enjoyed a reputation as ‘land of music’. But just how was this reputation established and transformed over time, and to what extent was it produced within or outside of Germany?...


Conceptualizng the World

by Helge Jordheim & Erling Sandmo Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

What is—and what was—“the world”? Though often conceived of as interchangeable with the ongoing and inexorable progress of globalization, metaphors of “world,” “globe,” or “earth” instead...


The Politics of Richard Wright

by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, Jane Anna Gordon, Kevin Gaines & Marilyn Nissim-Sabat et al. The University Press of Kentucky (November 28, 2018)

A pillar of African American literature, Richard Wright is one of the most celebrated and controversial authors in American history. His work championed intellectual freedom amid social and political chaos....


Electrical Palestine

by Fredrik Meiton University of California Press (November 20, 2018)

Electricity is an integral part of everyday life, so integral that we rarely think of it as political. There has been almost no understanding of the power and infrastructure dynamics at the beginning of the...


Greek Mythology Explained

by Marios Christou & David Ramenah Mango (November 15, 2018)

Greek mythology explored like never before

Fans of George R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire series and the Game of Thrones TV series will love Greek Mythology Explained, a unique retelling of Greek mythological...


The Last Division

by Ann Tusa & Raymond Seitz Skyhorse (November 13, 2018)

“A brilliant paper chase—an excellent book.”—Library Journal

JFK, Khrushchev, Reagan, and a city divided.

Berlin has played a major role in world politics since the Nazi era and continues to be in the...


The Barbary Corsairs

by Jacques Heers Skyhorse (November 13, 2018)

The Barbary corsairs first appeared to terrorize shipping at the end of the fifteenth century. These Muslim pirates sailed out of the ports of North Africa, primarily Sal?, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli....


John Henry Newman and the Crisis of Modernity

by Danielle Nussberger, Brian W. Hughes, Timothy P. Muldoon & Benjamin J. King et al. Fortress Academic (November 08, 2018)

This book blends historical, theological, and philosophical inquiries into what “modernity” means with the aim of showing how Newman can analyze, critique, and explain fruitful ways forward within a diverse...


The War of Atonement

by Herzog Chaim & Herzog Michael Skyhorse (November 06, 2018)

This is the authoritative account of the Israeli army’s performance in the bitter Yom Kippur War of 1973. The origins of the war amid the turbulent history of competing powers in the Middle East are fully...


The Man Who ''Invented'' The Aztec Crystal Skulls

by Jane MacLaren Walsh & Brett Topping Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Eugène Boban began life in humble circumstances in Paris, traveled to the California Gold Rush, and later became a recognized authority on pre-Columbian cultures.  He also invented an entire category of archaeological...


The CSCE and the End of the Cold War

by Nicolas Badalassi & Sarah B. Snyder Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Since its inception, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe has faced controversy. Today it is widely regarded as a contributing factor in the end of the Cold War, with some observers even claiming...


From Weimar to Hitler

by Hermann Beck & Larry Eugene Jones Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Though often depicted as a rapid political transformation, the Nazi seizure of power was in fact a slow process, beginning with the appointment of the Papen cabinet in the early summer of 1932 and extending...


German Histories and Pacific Histories

by Hartmut Berghoff, Frank Biess & Ulrike Strasser Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Traditionally, Germany has been considered a minor player in Pacific history before World War II: its trade there was more limited than that of other nations, and whereas its European rivals established themselves...


Embers of Empire

by Paul Miller & Claire Morelon Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

The end of World War I and the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy marked a period of radical change for East-Central European political structures and national identities. Yet after the dust had cleared, this...


Nigeria–United States Relations, 1960–2016

by Olayiwola Abegunrin & Ambassador E. Olusola Sanu Lexington Books (October 24, 2018)

This book examines relations between Nigeria and the United States, analyzing the levels of collaboration and interaction between the two countries since Nigerian independence in 1960. The central objective...


The Last Investigation

by Gaeton Fonzi, Dick Russell & Marie Fonzi Skyhorse (October 16, 2018)

A shocking exposé looking into the failure of our government to investigate the assassination of a president.

Now featuring a foreword from New York Times bestselling author Dick Russell.

Gaeton Fonzi’s masterful...


Dirty Tricks

by Shane O'Sullivan Hot Books (October 09, 2018)

The victory of Richard Nixon in the US presidential election of 1968 swung on an “October Surprise”— a treasonous plot engineered by key figures in the Republican Party to keep the South Vietnamese government...


War's End

by Charles W. Sweeney, James A. Antonucci & Marion K. Antonucci Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

On August 9, 1945, on the tiny island of Tinian in the South Pacific, a twenty-five-year-old American Army Air Corps major named Charles W. Sweeney climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress in command of his first...


Wilderness of Mirrors

by David Martin Skyhorse (September 15, 2018)

At the dawn of the Cold War, the world’s most important intelligence agencies—the Soviet KGB, the American CIA, and the British MI6—appeared to have clear-cut roles and a sense of rising importance in...


The Watchdogs Didn't Bark

by Ray Nowosielski & John Duffy Hot Books (September 11, 2018)

The Shocking Reexamination of Unexplored Failures by Government Officials to Use Available Intelligence to Stop the Events of September 11th

In 2009, documentarians John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski arrived at...


The Art of War with Study Guide

by Sun Tsu & Theresa Puskar G&D Media (September 01, 2018)

This Chinese treatise on war was written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century B.C. Each one of the 13 chapters is devoted to a different aspect of warfare, making it the definitive work on military strategies and tactics...


Custer

by Longacre Edward G. Skyhorse (August 14, 2018)

The name George Armstrong Custer looms large in American history, specifically for his leadership in the American Indian Wars and unfortunate fall at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But before his time in the...


Woodstock 1969

by Jason Lauré & Ettagale Blauer Skyhorse (August 07, 2018)

As the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock festival nears, Woodstock 1969 stands out for its singular voice. Photojournalist Jason Lauré followed his unerring instinct for being in the right place at the...