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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 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...


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...


The Great Polar Fraud

by Anthony Galvin Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

In 1910 Roald Amundsen set off from Oslo toward the North Pole but soon received word that two Americans—Frederick Cook and Robert Peary—each claimed to have reached the Pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen...


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....


Presidential Ambition: Gaining Power At Any Cost

by Richard Shenkman HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

In this timely, illuminating, and often shocking book, Richard Shenkman reveals that it is not just recent presidents but all presidents who have been ambitious--and at times frighteningly so, willing to sacrifice...


The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War

by Andrew Roberts HarperCollins e-books (May 17, 2011)

"Roberts'spopulist approach makes for a rollicking good read and never comes at theexpense of accuracy. His mastery of the huge variety of subjects is trulyimpressive and his ability to marshal these subjects...


The Illustrated History of Guns

by The Berman Museum of World History, Chuck Wills & Robert Lindley Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

See the history of civilization through the world’s most deadly and fascinating firearms!

The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the often deadly, sometimes surprising, always fascinating...


The Forgotten Depression

by James Grant Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2014)

James Grant’s story of America’s last governmentally untreated depression: A bible for conservative economists, this “carefully researched history…makes difficult economic concepts easy to understand,...


From Pole to Pole

by Garth James Cameron Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

Roald Amundsen was the most successful polar explorer of his era using sledges, dogs, skis, and ships. He is mainly remembered for being the first man to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911. What is less...


The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15: making fair recognition a reality

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

The Lisbon Recognition Convention, developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, is the main international legal text on the international recognition of qualifications and has been ratified by more than 50...


The Edgeryders guide to the future

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

This publication is the result of the Edgeryders project, an online dialogue platform run by the Council of Europe with a view to promoting discussion with young people on the challenges of their transition...


The Council of Europe and Roma: 40 years of action

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The Council of Europe, after 40 years of activities with Roma, is intensifying its commitment to monitoring and improving their situation and to involving their representatives in the creation of the policies...


Human Rights of Roma and Travellers in Europe

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

In many European countries, the Roma and Traveller populations are still denied basic human rights and suffer blatant racism. They remain far behind others in terms of educational achievement, employment, housing...


History of the Council of Europe

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The Council of Europe, the oldest European organisation, was founded in 1949 with the aim of unifying the continent as a whole. The decision to establish its headquarters in Strasbourg was, moreover, symbolic...


Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic

by Phil Mason Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler’s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history...


In the Wake of the Plague

by Norman F. Cantor Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2014)

Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black...


Years of Renewal

by Henry Kissinger Simon & Schuster (June 21, 2011)

Perhaps the best-known American diplomatist of the twentieth century, Henry Kissinger is a major figure in world history, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and arguably one of the most brilliant minds ever placed...


Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

by Harold Holzer Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2014)

“Lincoln believed that ‘with public sentiment nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.’ Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln’s leadership by showing...


Last Men Out

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin Free Press (May 03, 2011)

A “thrilling narrative of bravery, bravado, and loss” (Kirkus Reviews) that tells the “gripping story of a handful of marines who formed the last body of Americans to leave Saigon on April 30, 1975”...


Blood and Smoke

by Charles Leerhsen Simon & Schuster (May 03, 2011)

One hundred years ago, 40cars lined up for the firstIndianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won.

The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was...


The Future and Its Enemies

by Virginia Postrel Free Press (May 10, 2011)

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...


The Concise Untold History of the United States

by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick Gallery Books (October 14, 2014)

A companion to Oliver Stone’s ten-part documentary series of the same name, this guide offers a people’s history of the American Empire: “a critical overview of US foreign policy…indispensable” (former...


A Doctor in The Great War

by Andrew Davidson Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (October 07, 2014)

Featuring 250 previously unknown photographs, this is the extraordinary true story of a young doctor whose photos left behind an astonishing firsthand account of life at the front of World War I.

As a twenty-five-year-old...


Rasputin

by Frances Welch Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (October 14, 2014)

Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin.

Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant...


The Real Hornblower

by Bryan Perrett Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

First published in 1997, The Real Hornblower offers a comprehensive and engaging account of the life and times of this great naval Admiral. Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began...


Prevail

by Jeff Pearce & Richard Pankhurst Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

It was the war that changed everything, and yet it’s been mostly forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It dominated newspaper headlines and newsreels. It inspired mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway,...


Captivity of the Oatman Girls

by Royal B. Stratton Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

A dramatic true story of captivity on the American frontier.

In 1851, on route to California in a covered wagon, the Oatman family was brutally attacked by Apache Indians. Six family members were murdered on...


Brick Greek Myths

by Amanda Brack, Monica Sweeney & Becky Thomas Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares...


The Kaiser's Pirates

by Nick Hewitt Skyhorse (October 07, 2014)

The Kaiser’s Pirates is a dramatic and little-known story of World War I, when the actions of a few men shaped the fate of nations. By1914 Germany had ships and sailors scattered across the globe, protecting...


Reagan's Journey

by Margot Morrell Threshold Editions (May 03, 2011)

A RENOWNED LEADERSHIP EXPERT EXAMINES THE LIFE OF R ONALD REAGAN, EXTRACTING THE KEY C OMPONENTS OF HIS IMMENSE S UCCESS—PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL—AND OFFERS AN ILLUMINATING MODEL F OR LEADERS AND MANAGERS...


Anti-Semitism

by Theodore Isaac Rubin Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

A groundbreaking work on the psychodynamics of bigotry and anti-Semitism.

As a child, Ted Rubin could not understand why some people hated him and his family only because they were Jews. He soon discovered that...


Circling the Square

by Wendell Steavenson Ecco (July 21, 2015)

What happened to the promise of Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring?

On January 25, 2011, the world was watching Cairo. Egyptians of every stripe came together in Tahrir Square to protest Hosni Mubarak's three...


Born Survivors

by Wendy Holden Harper (May 05, 2015)

The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too—a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost...


Population Control

by JIM MARRS William Morrow (June 23, 2015)

From the food we eat, the water we drink to the air we breathe, everything these days seems capable of killing us. Recently we have seen an unprecedented number of deaths due to medications for diseases that...


Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War

by Tim Rowland & J.W. Howard Skyhorse (September 01, 2011)

Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War is an entertaining look at the Civil War stories that don’t get told, and the misadventures you haven’t read about in history books. Share in all the humorous...


The Zulus at War

by Adrian Greaves & Xolani Mkhize Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area....


The Prairie Traveler

by Randolph B. Marcy Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

The first and finest handbook for travelers of the Old American West.

First published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler was the indispensable book for looking to follow the American dream, pull up stakes, head into...


Putin's Kleptocracy

by Karen Dawisha Simon & Schuster (September 30, 2014)

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power,...


Texas Rising

by Stephen L. Moore William Morrow (May 12, 2015)

The official nonfiction companion to HISTORY’s dramatic series Texas Rising (created by the same team that made the ratings record-breaker Hatfields & McCoys): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas...


The Hunter Killers

by Dan Hampton William Morrow (June 02, 2015)

At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times...


Inventing Scrooge

by Carlo Devito Cider Mill Press (September 30, 2014)

Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens’ own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale: A Christmas Carol.

When Charles Dickens created the story...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts Simon & Schuster (September 23, 2014)

“Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the...


Rebel Yell

by S. C. Gwynne Scribner (September 30, 2014)

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.

Stonewall Jackson...