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From Beirut to Jerusalem

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1989

by Thomas L. Friedman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2010)

This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new, updated epilogue.

One of the most thought-provoking books ever written...


The Englishman's Daughter

by Ben Macintyre Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 12, 2002)

"I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916

In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first...


Alexander the Great

by Jacob Abbott SC Active Business Development SRL (November 30, 2017)

This book is one of the best books ever written on Alexander the Great, his incredible conquests, his eventual downfall, and the aftermath of his death. 

It is filled with fascinating details and deep insights...


The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures

by John Henry Patterson Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Considered to be one of the most famous stories of man-eating lions in modern times, "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo" is the first-hand account of Lieutanant-Colonel John Henry Patterson's encounter with several man-eating...


De Bello Gallico and Other Commentaries (The War Commentaries of Julius Caesar: The War in Gaul and The Civil War)

by Caius Julius Caesar Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries (The War Commentaries of Julius Caesar: The War in Gaul and The Civil War)' is a collection of war writings by Julius Caesar. Included in this volume are the first hand...


One-Night Stands with American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents

by Richard Shenkman & Kurt Reiger HarperCollins e-books (June 07, 2011)

Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History!

This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt...


Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida HarperCollins e-books (May 17, 2011)

Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party....


Hubris

by Alistair Horne Harper (November 17, 2015)

“EMINENTLY PROVOCATIVE AND READABLE.”—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six...


The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by Richard Nelson Theatre Communications Group (December 08, 2014)

A Chekhovian quartet of plays examining the contemporary American experience.


Napoleon's Mameluke: The Memoirs of Roustam Raeza

by Roustam Raza & Jonathan North Enigma Books (August 24, 2015)

The colorful memoirs of Napoleon’s bodyguard, translated for the first time, provide a vivid picture of the general and emperor.


A History of Belarus

by Lubov Bazan Glagoslav Publications B.V. (November 30, 2014)

Rare materials on Belarus are a potential treasure trove for the English language reader. A blank spot on the map for many, Belarus is an undiscovered mystery in the heart of Europe - undiscovered, because little...


India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


The Excruciating History of Dentistry

by James Wynbrandt St. Martin's Press (January 27, 2015)

For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose...


Empire of Corruption: The Russian National Pastime

by Vladimir Soloviev Glagoslav Publications B.V. (November 30, 2014)

Empire of Corruption is Vladimir Soloviev's attempt to share his opinions on Russia's ways of dealing with corruption. With a certain irony, Soloviev calls the issue 'the Russian national pastime', explaining...


The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

by Jonathan Horn Scribner (January 06, 2015)

The “compelling…modern and readable perpective” (USA TODAY) of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington’s family but turned by war against Washington’s crowning achievement,...


Fallen Leaves

by Will Durant Simon & Schuster (December 09, 2014)

Praised as a “revelatory” book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death....


Silver Deceptions

by Sabrina Jeffries Pocket Books (December 30, 2014)

In New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries’s classic, revised novel, originally written as Deborah Martin, London Theater’s newest actress is determined to find out secrets about her past.

Arriving...


Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856

by Trevor Royle St. Martin's Press (December 23, 2014)

Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856 by Trevor Royle

The Crimean War is one of history's most compelling subjects. It encompassed human suffering, woeful leadership and maladministration on a grand scale....


14-18: Understanding the Great War

by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 23, 2014)

With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix...


Journey on the James: Three Weeks through the Heart of Virginia

by Earl Swift University of Virginia Press (December 19, 2014)

From its beginnings as a trickle of icy water in Virginia's northwest corner to its miles-wide mouth at Hampton Roads, the James River has witnessed more recorded history than any other feature of the American...


The Tangierman's Lament: and Other Tales of Virginia

by Earl Swift University of Virginia Press (December 19, 2014)

Go where the story is--that's one tenet of journalism Earl Swift has had little trouble living up to. In two decades of covering the commonwealth, Swift has hiked, canoed--even spelunked--a singular path through...


Hmayeak Shems: A Poet of Pure Spirit

by Vahé Baladouni & John Gery UPA (April 02, 2010)

This book presents the life and writings of Armenian poet Hmayeak Shems (1896-1952). The Armenian Genocide of 1915 devastated Shems, who lost his family and home and wandered for years in exile. Yet from debilitating...


Why We're All Romans: The Roman Contribution to the Western World

by Carl J. Richard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2010)

This lively account of Roman administration, law, engineering, architecture, art, and literature traces 1,200 years of history from Rome's inception to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. This engaging yet...


Leadership in American Academic Geography: The Twentieth Century

by Michael S. DeVivo Lexington Books (November 14, 2014)

DeVivo employs a historical narrative in offering a critical review of the most influential leaders in American academic geography during the twentieth century. Geographers with interest in the history of the...


A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religion: The Spiritual Journey and Esoteric Teachings of Charles Carleton Massey

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie Lehigh University Press (November 05, 2014)

This indispensable work combines Massey’s collected writings with never before published letters organized topically in order to define Massey’s unique world-view for a new generation of readers.


Every Army Man Is with You: The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed

by Nicolaus Mills Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book by historian Nicolaus Mills links the biographies of players on the 1964 Army team from the time they spent on the field together to the years they spent stationed around the country and the world,...


British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...


The Politics of Crisis Management in China: The Sichuan Earthquake

by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo Lexington Books (November 14, 2014)

This book studies the Chinese government and military’s rapid mobilization and coordination work in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. It is a comparative and historical analysis for scholars and...


49 Myths about China

by Marte Kjær Galtung & Stig Stenslie Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This engaging book highlights 49 prevalent myths about China’s past, present, and future and weighs their truth or fiction. Leading a thoughtful and entertaining tour, the authors debunk widespread “knowledge”...


Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati

by Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Msia Kibona Clark, Sheba Lo & Rico Chapman et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

This book explores the role of hip hop in grassroots changes occurring today in Africa. It argues that artists use hip hop to confront social structures and reveals the complexity and dynamic nature of African...


Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation

by Jonathan J. Den Hartog University of Virginia Press (January 12, 2015)

In Patriotism and Piety, Jonathan Den Hartog argues that the question of how religion would function in American society was decided in the decades after the Constitution and First Amendment established a legal...


Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania History

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire Hamilton Books (October 30, 2014)

Sisterly Love tells the stories of women who have made or are making significant contributions to Pennsylvania history, from the state’s early decades to the present day. In these essays you will meet artists,...


The Haitian Revolution: History For Fools

by Fatima Ahmed SM Publishing LLC (August 19, 2014)

Exactly how did a tiny half-island full of slaves overpower the lawmakers, generals, and soldiers of France - not to mention the devious brother-in-law of Napoleon? The answer: through the Haitian Revolution....


Me and My Dad's '50 Mercury

by John Mahoney FastPencil (November 20, 2014)

"Me and My Dad's '50 Mercury" is the continuing story of a young boy's fascination with cars. The book's point of view is the author's own life as he was growing up in the 1950's. He recollection of the family...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Kathryn Lowerre & Jade Higa et al. Bucknell University Press (October 31, 2014)

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain

by Derek Wilson Quercus (December 09, 2014)

Plantagenet is the name given to the English royal house descended from the union of Queen Matilda of England and her second husband Geoffrey of Anjou. The name derived from Geoffrey's nickname, which came from...


Samurai: An Illustrated History

by Mitsuo Kure Tuttle Publishing (November 25, 2014)

Samurai: An Illustrated History brings the violent, tumultuous, and, at the same time, elegant world of the medieval Japanese samurai to life.

This book of Japanese history traces the story of a unique historical...


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


The Secret of Hoa Sen

by Nguyen Phan Que Mai & Bruce Weigl BOA Editions Ltd. (November 17, 2014)

Presented in bilingual English and Vietnamese, these poems build bridges between two cultures inextricably bound together by war and destruction.


River of Ink: [An Illustrated History of Literacy]

by Thomas Christensen Counterpoint (October 20, 2014)

Thomas Christensen’s previous title 1616: The World in Motion looked at a single year in the age of early maritime globalism--PW gave it a starred review, calling it “a stunning overview of the nascent modern...


Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom

by Aaron Chapman Arsenal Pulp Press (March 16, 2015)

The untold story of a rock’n’roll landmark in Vancouver that has hosted a who’s who of music greats.


The Storm of the Century

by Al Roker William Morrow (August 11, 2015)

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism,...


The Devil's Diary

by Robert K. Wittman & David Kinney Harper (March 29, 2016)

A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by one of Adolf Hitler’s top aides—Alfred Rosenberg,...


Forgotten

by Linda Hervieux Harper (October 27, 2015)

The injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history—a story that pays tribute to the valor of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions...


Between Utopia and Dystopia: Erasmus, Thomas More, and the Humanist Republic of Letters

by Hanan Yoran Lexington Books (April 19, 2010)

Between Utopia and Dystopia offers a new interpretation of Erasmian humanism. It argues that Erasmian humanism created the identity of the universal and critical intellectual, but that this identity undermined...


Winds of Eden

by Catrin Collier Accent Press (November 10, 2014)


Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History: To 1877

by Blaine T. Browne & Robert C. Cottrell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2010)

Lives and Times is a biographical reader designed for use in American history courses, with each volume consisting of thirteen chapters in which two significant individuals are examined in the context of a major...


Canadian Heroines 2-Book Bundle: 100 Canadian Heroines / 100 More Canadian Heroines

by Merna Forster Dundurn (November 12, 2014)

This special bundle collects the two 100 Canadian Heroines volumes, in which Merna Forster presents 200 stories of amazing women who changed our country.


Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization

by Andrew Lawler Atria Books (December 02, 2014)

Veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a “fascinating and delightful…globetrotting tour” (Wall Street Journal) with the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization—the chicken....