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Bayonet to Barrage

by Stephen Manning Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

How did technical advances in weaponry alter the battlefield during the reign of Queen Victoria? In 1845, in the first Anglo-Sikh War, the outcome was decided by the bayonet; just over fifty years later, in...


Knight's Cross Winners of the Waffen SS

by Marc Rikmenspoel Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

Knight's Cross winners of the Waffen-SS details some of the most-decorated personalities of that infamous organization. Rare photos will portray men such Sepp Dietrich, Theodor Eicke, and Michael Wittmann. The...


War in Greek Mythology

by Paul Chrystal Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

Even though war, and conflict generally, feature prominently in Greek mythology, comparatively little has been written on the subject. This is surprising because wars and battles in Greek mythology are freighted...


Between Five Eyes

by Anthony R Wells & The Lord West of Spithead Casemate (September 30, 2020)

UK/US intelligence and the wider Five Eyes community of Canada, Australia and New Zealand is primarily about one main thing, relationships. In this remarkable book, Anthony Wells charts fifty years of change,...


Panther Tanks - German Army Panzer Brigades

by Dennis Oliver Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

In July 1944, with the Eastern Front crumbling and the first cracks appearing in the Normandy defenses, Hitler ordered the creation of a new type of unit based on the ad-hoc Kampfgruppen which the Germans used...


Religion & Classical Warfare

by Christopher Matthew, Matthew Dillon & Michael Schmitz Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

Religion was integral to the conduct of war in the ancient world and the Greeks were certainly no exception. No campaign was undertaken, no battle risked, without first making sacrifice to propitiate the appropriate...


Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck

by Evan McGilvray Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck is a study not only of the individual but also of how the British Army, Indian Army and the Empire were transformed during his long military career. Auchinleck was commissioned...


Warships After London

by John Jordan Seaforth Publishing (September 30, 2020)

The Washington Treaty of February 1922 put a cap on the construction of capital ships and aircraft carriers while failing to impose similar restraints on ‘auxiliary’ vessels or submarines. This led to a...


Railways of Oxford

by Laurence Waters Pen and Sword Transport (September 30, 2020)

This is a history of the railways of Oxford ,looking at the operations and development of services , from the opening of the Oxford Railway by the Great Western on 12 June 1844 through to the present day. This...


British Industrial Steam Locomotives

by David Mather Pen and Sword Transport (September 30, 2020)

The first steam locomotives used on any British railway, worked in industry.

The use of new and second hand former main line locomotives, was once a widespread aspect of the railways of Britain.

This volume covers...


L & S W R Drummond Passenger and Mixed Traffic Locomotive Classes

by David Maidment Pen and Sword Transport (September 30, 2020)

Dugald Drummond had a long career in locomotive and railway engineering, staring in Scotland, Drummond worked and also held high office on the Highland, London Brighton & South Coast Railway, North British and...


Public Schools and the Second World War

by Anthony Seldon & David Walsh Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

Following on from Public Schools and the Great War, Sir Anthony Seldon and David Walsh now examine those same schools in the Second World War. Privileged conservative traditions of private schools were challenged...


Class 66

by Fred Kerr Pen and Sword Transport (September 30, 2020)

When British Railways (BR) was privatised in April 1994 some of the freight companies were bought by English Welsh Scottish Railways (EWSR), which immediately reviewed the mixed locomotive fleet and led to the...


Fast Jets to Spitfires

by Ron Lloyd Air World (September 30, 2020)

How often have you glanced skywards at the sound of a passing aircraft and wondered what it would be like to fly one of those gleaming metal machines? Or admired the skill and the daring of the fighter pilot...


Rise Up

by Al Sharpton & Leon Nixon Harlequin Audio (September 29, 2020)

A rousing call to action for today's turbulent political moment, drawing on lessons learned from Reverend Sharpton's unique experience as a politician, television and radio host, and civil rights leader.

When...


On Treason

by Carlton F. W. Larson & Grover Gardner HarperAudio (September 29, 2020)

A concise, accessible, and engaging guide to the law of treason, written by the nation's foremost expert on the subject

The only crime defined in the United States Constitution, treason is routinely described...


Without Compromise

by Wayne Barrett & Eileen Markey Bold Type Books (September 28, 2020)

A collection of groundbreaking investigations by Wayne Barrett, the intrepid, muckraking Village Voice journalist who exposed corruption in New York City and beyond.

With piercing moral clarity and exacting rigor,...


This Isn't Happening

by Steven Hyden Hachette Books (September 28, 2020)

THE MAKING AND MEANING OF RADIOHEAD'S GROUNDBREAKING, CONTROVERSIAL, EPOCHDEFINING ALBUM, KID A. In 1999, as the end of an old century loomed, five musicians entered a recording studio in Paris without a deadline....


Thebes

by Paul Cartledge Abrams Press (September 22, 2020)

The riveting, de�nitive account of the ancient Greek city of Thebes, by the acclaimed author of The Spartans

 

Among the extensive writing available about the history of ancient Greece, there is precious...


Those Who Forget

by Géraldine Schwarz & Kathe Mazur Simon & Schuster Audio (September 22, 2020)

Those Who Forget, published to international awards and acclaim, is journalist Géraldine Schwarz’s riveting account of her German and French grandparents’ lives during World War II, an in-depth history...


Sex With Presidents

by Eleanor Herman & Emily Rankin HarperAudio (September 22, 2020)

In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings and The Royal Art of Poison uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising...


Venus and Aphrodite

by Bettany Hughes Basic Books (September 21, 2020)

A cultural history of the goddess of love, from a New York Times bestselling and award-winning historian.

Aphrodite was said to have been born from the sea, rising out of a froth of white foam. But long before...


A Traitor to His Species

by Ernest Freeberg Basic Books (September 21, 2020)

From an award-winning historian, the outlandish story of the man who gave rights to animals.

In Gilded Age America, people and animals lived cheek-by-jowl in environments that were dirty and dangerous to man...


All About the Story

by Leonard Downie Jr PublicAffairs (September 21, 2020)

At a time when the role of journalism is especially critical, the former executive editor of the Washington Post writes about his nearly fifty years at the newspaper and the importance of getting at the truth....


Palestinian Walks

by Raja Shehadeh & Fajer Al-Kaisi Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2020)

Raja Shehadeh is a passionate hill walker. He enjoys nothing more than heading out into the countryside that surrounds his home. But in recent years, his hikes have become less than bucolic, and sometimes downright...


The House on Henry Street

by Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier, Kate Mulligan & Bill Clinton Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2020)

Chronicles the sweeping history of the storied Henry Street Settlement and its enduring vision of a more just society

On a cold March day in 1893, 26-year-old nurse Lillian Wald rushed through the poverty-stricken...


Dead Doubles

by Trevor Barnes & William Gaminara HarperAudio (September 15, 2020)

The astonishing but true story of one of the most notorious spy cases from the Cold War--and the international manhunt that seized global attention as it revealed the shadowy world of deep cover KGB operatives. ...


Grounded

by Jon Tester HarperAudio (September 15, 2020)

An inspiring and eye-opening memoir showing how Democrats can reconnect with rural and red-state voters, from Montana's three-term democratic senator.

Senator Jon Tester is a rare voice in Congress. He is the...


The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America

by Ellis Cose & Korey Jackson HarperAudio (September 15, 2020)

The critically acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rage of a Privileged Class explores one of the most essential rights in America--free speech--and reveals how it is crumbling under the combined...


A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling PublicAffairs (September 14, 2020)

A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears.

Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to...


Money

by Jacob Goldstein Hachette Books (September 08, 2020)

Co-host of the popular NPR podcast "Planet Money" provides a well-researched, entertaining, somewhat irreverent look at how money is a made-up thing that has evolved over time to suit humanity's changing needs....


Kleptopia

by Tom Burgis HarperAudio (September 08, 2020)

"A must-read for anyone wanting to better understand what has already happened here in America and what lies ahead if Trump is reelected in November.... A magisterial account of the money and violence behind...


MS-13

by Steven Dudley & Christian Barillas Harlequin Audio (September 08, 2020)

"A remarkable feat of reporting."--Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises

*WINNER OF THE LUKAS PRIZE*

The definitive account of the most notorious street gang in America--the MS-13--as seen through...


Republic of Wrath

by James A. Morone Basic Books (September 07, 2020)

A prize-winning political scientist untangles the deep roots of tribalism in America.

American politics seems to be in an unprecedented uproar. But in this revelatory work of political history, James A. Morone...


Money

by Jacob Goldstein Hachette Books (September 07, 2020)

The co-host of the popular NPR podcast Planet Money provides a well-researched, entertaining, somewhat irreverent look at how money is a made-up thing that has evolved over time to suit humanity's changing needs....


The Hollywood Canteen

by Bruce Torrence, Lisa Mitchell, Nat Segaloff & Joan Leslie BearManor Media (September 04, 2020)

The Hollywood Canteen was the jewel in the crown of World War II Hollywood. From 1942 to 1945, over three million servicemen came through its doors on their way to fight in the Pacific--some never to return....


Tragedy at Évian

by Tony Matthews Big Sky Publishing (September 02, 2020)

In July 1938 the United States, Great Britain and thirty other countries participated in a vital

conference at Évian-les-Bains, France, to discuss the persecution and possible emigration of the European Jews,...


VD

by Ian Howie-Willis Big Sky Publishing (September 02, 2020)

Sexually transmitted diseases, for centuries lumped together as ‘Venereal Disease’, or ‘VD’ for short, have always marched in lock-step with soldiers from all armies wherever they have served.

    ...


Never Alone

by Natan Sharansky & Gil Troy Public Affairs (September 01, 2020)

The epic life story of the man who embodied the single-minded fight for personal freedom over a tyrannous enemy; who spent nine years as a political prisoner, nine years as Israeli leader, nine years meeting...


The Deepest South of All

by Richard Grant & Matthew Lloyd Davies Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 2020)

Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other.

Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth...


The Unanswered Letter

by Faris Cassell Regnery History (September 01, 2020)

Dear Madam — You are surely informed about the situation of all Jews in Central Europe and this letter will not astonish you.

In August 1939, just days before World War II broke out in Europe, a Jewish man...


Power and the People

by Alev Scott Pegasus Books (September 01, 2020)

Democracy was born in Athens. From the city's founding myths to its golden age and chaotic downfall, this timely and well-informed political history is rich with lessons for contemporary America.

Why did vital...


The City on the Thames

by Simon Jenkins Pegasus Books (September 01, 2020)

By the former editor of the London Times, a vivid, evocative, and deeply knowledgeable history of this unique world capital.

London: a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by...


The Deepest South of All

by Richard Grant Simon & Schuster (September 01, 2020)

Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other.

Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth...


Liar's Circus

by Carl Hoffman & Charles Constant HarperAudio (September 01, 2020)

"A brilliant, riveting, funny, terrifying journey into the beating heart of Trumpland." --Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls

In this daring work of immersive journalism, based on hundreds of hours of reporting,...


Mad and Bad

by Bea Koch & Rengin Altay Grand Central Publishing (September 01, 2020)

Discover a feminist pop history that looks beyond the Ton and Jane Austen to highlight the Regency women who succeeded on their own terms and were largely lost to history -- until now.

Regency England is a world...


Continuity and Rupture in Roman Mediterranean Gaul

by Benjamin P. Luley Oxbow Books (August 31, 2020)

With the decline in popularity of the term “Romanization” as a way of analyzing the changes in the archaeological record visible throughout the conquered provinces of the Roman Empire, scholars have increasingly...


Widowmaker

by Tim Hillier-Graves Casemate (August 31, 2020)

“Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair...


Silk Roads

by Jeffrey D. Lerner & Yaohua Shi Oxbow Books (August 31, 2020)

In recent decades, there has been a new surge of interest in the history and legacies of the Silk Roads both within academic and public discourses. A field of Silk Roads Studies has come into its own. Consciously...


Never Alone

by Natan Sharansky & Gil Troy PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

A classic account of courage, integrity, and most of all, belonging

In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist in the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration,...