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Night Fighter

by Charles W. Sasser, William H. Hamilton, Bill Thatcher & Craig Roberts Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

For readers of American Sniper, the stirring account of a life of service by the "father of the US Navy SEALs"

One month after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, when President John F. Kennedy pressed Congress about America's...


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...


Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England

by Annie Whitehead Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Many Anglo-Saxon kings are familiar. Æthelred the Unready is one, yet less is written of his wife, who was consort of two kings and championed one of her sons over the others, or his mother who was an anointed...


One Week in April

by Maggie Craig Birlinn (June 02, 2020)

In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on...


The Better Angels

by Robert C. Plumb, Kate Mulligan & Elisabeth Griffith Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2020)

Excellent biographies have been written about Clara Barton, Sarah Josepha Hale, Julia Ward Howe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman, but their lives have never been looked at together as they intertwined...


My Life as a Replica

by Sally Foster & Sian Jones Windgather Press (May 31, 2020)

In 1970 a concrete replica of the St John’s Cross arrived in Iona sitting incongruously on the deck of a puffer delivering the island’s annual supply of coal. What is the story behind this intriguing replica?...


Battle of Britain, 1940

by Dilip Sarkar Air World (May 30, 2020)

The summer of 1940 remains a pivotal moment in modern British history – still inspiring immense national pride and a global fascination.

The Fall of France was catastrophic. Britain stood alone and within range...


Georgian Recipes and Remedies

by Michael J Rochford Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Discover the recipes for Mrs. Rooke’s Very Good Plum Cake and Lady Harbord’s Marigold Cheese. Learn how to preserve gooseberries "as green as they grow" and make Sir Theodore Colladon’s Peach Flower Syrup....


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...


Fighting Through to Hitler's Germany

by Mark Forsdike Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

After landing on D-Day, 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment fought through France, Holland and into Germany as part of the 3rd (British) Infantry Division. Ever cheerful, the Battalion were opposed by an increasingly...


How to Survive in Ancient Greece

by Robert Garland Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Greece and you had to start a new life there. How would you fit in? Where would you live? What would you eat? Where would you go to have your hair done? Who...


Ladies of Magna Carta

by Sharon Bennett Connolly Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Magna Carta clause 39: No man shall be taken, imprisoned, outlawed, banished or in any way destroyed, nor will we proceed against or prosecute him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of...


Elizabeth I

by Laura Brennan Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Elizabeth I is arguably one of the greatest monarchs and women of English history. Against an uncertain political and religious backdrop of post-reformation Europe she ruled at the conception of social modernization,...


Living on the Edge of Empire

by Rob Collins Pen and Sword Archaeology (May 30, 2020)

Dr Rob Collins and the curators of the remarkable collections from Hadrian's Wall present a striking new contribution to understanding the archaeology of a Roman frontier.

This highly-illustrated volume showcases...


Hunting the Last Great Pirate

by Michael Edward Ashton Ford Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

In 1827 the Duke of Wellington – former Commander-in-Chief of the British Army and British Prime Minister – ordered the withdrawal of British soldiers from the island of Ceylon after years of bloody conflict...


Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica

by James C Hamilton Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Two hundred and fifty years ago Captain James Cook, during his extraordinary voyages of navigation and maritime exploration, searched for Antarctica – the Unknown Southern Continent. During parts of his three...


For King and Kaiser

by Andrew Lucas & Jurgen Schmieschek Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Following on from their pioneering account of the Saxon army in the First World War –Fighting the Kaiser’s War – Andrew Lucas and Jürgen Schmieschek have compiled this remarkable sequel which covers Saxony’s...


The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

by Maarten Otte Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

In 1870 France embarked on a war with Prussia and her allied German states that was to be a complete disaster. For Napoleon III, after his ignominious surrender with thousands of his troops from the Army of...


Seek and Strike

by Nigel Walpole Air World (May 30, 2020)

Seek and Strike – RAF Brüggen in War and Peace is an anecdotal history of the largest RAF station in Germany. Optimized for a new breed of aircraft, and to NATO requirements, this huge airfield was cut out...


Hellmira

by Derek Maxfield & Chris Mackowski Savas Beatie (May 15, 2020)

Long called by some the “Andersonville of the North,” the prisoner of war camp in Elmira, New York, is remembered as the most notorious of all Union-run POW camps. It existed for only a year—from the summer...


Living in Medieval England

by Kathryn Warner Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

1326 was one of the most dramatic years in English history. The queen of England, Isabella of France, invaded the country with an army of mercenaries to destroy her husband's powerful and detested lover, Hugh...


Word and context in Latin poetry

by A. J. Woodman & J. Wisse Cambridge Philological Society (May 31, 2020)

This volume of essays is intended to commemorate the eminent Latin scholar David West, best known for his work on Lucretius, Horace, Virgil and Shakespeare. The contributors – Francis Cairns, Ian Du Quesnay,...


Hitler's V-Weapons

by An Official History Frontline Books (May 30, 2020)

At 04.08 hours on the morning of 13 June 1944, two members of the Royal Observer Corps were on duty at their post on the top of a Martello tower on the seafront at Dymchurch in Kent. At that moment they spotted...


The Irish War of Independence and Civil War

by John Gibney Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

In the aftermath of the First World War, a political revolution took place in what was then the United Kingdom. Such upheavals were common in postwar Europe, as new states came into being and new borders were...


Augustus and the destruction of history

by Ingo Gildenhard, Ulrich Gotter, Wolfgang Havener & Louise Hodgson Cambridge Philological Society (May 15, 2020)

Augustus and the Destruction of History explores the intense controversies over the meaning and profile of the past that accompanied the violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the Augustan principate....


Arnhem

by Iain Ballantyne & Ralph Lister Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

"It was a bridge too far, and perhaps the whole plan was doomed to failure from the start, but we had to try, didn't we?"

September 17, 1944: 30,000 airborne soldiers prepare to drop sixty-four miles behind enemy...


But Not in Shame

by John Toland & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

December 7, 1941--at exactly 7:55 a.m. on a seemingly peaceful Sunday morning, the United States was plunged into the greatest war in history!

What were the events which determined the Pearl Harbor catastrophe?...


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...


Let's Review Regents: Global History and Geography 2020

by Mark Willner, George Hero, Mary Martin & David Moore et al. Barrons Educational Series (June 05, 2020)

Written by experienced, award-winning teachers of Global History from throughout New York State, Let's Review Regents: Global History and Geography 2020 has been fully updated to review the “Transition Exam”...


Phillies 1980!

by Lew Freedman Sports Publishing (June 02, 2020)

How the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies Won the First World Series Championship in Franchise History

The road was rocky and the suspense intense as a make-or-break 1980 baseball season unfolded for the Philadelphia...


The Deviant's War

by Eric Cervini Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 01, 2020)

A Publishers Weekly most anticipated spring book

From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall.

In 1957, Frank Kameny,...


Prophetic City

by Stephen L. Klineberg Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2020)

Sociologist Stephen Klineberg presents fascinating and groundbreaking research that shows how the city of Houston has emerged as a microcosm for America’s future--based on an unprecedented thirty-eight-year...


Revolver

by Jim Rasenberger & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (May 26, 2020)

A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt--the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)--which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the...


Prophetic City

by Stephen L. Klineberg & Danny Campbell Simon & Schuster Audio (June 02, 2020)

Sociologist Stephen Klineberg presents fascinating and groundbreaking research that shows how the city of Houston has emerged as a microcosm for America’s future--based on an unprecedented thirty-eight-year...


40 Thieves on Saipan

by Joseph Tachovsky Regnery History (June 02, 2020)

Before there were Navy SEALs, before there were Green Berets, there were the 40 Thieves: the elite Scout Sniper Platoon of the Sixth Marine Regiment during World War II. 

Behind enemy lines on the island of...


Revolver

by Jim Rasenberger Scribner (May 26, 2020)

A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt--the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)--which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the...


Sunny Days

by David Kamp & David Sadzin Simon & Schuster Audio (May 12, 2020)

From bestselling writer David Kamp, the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children’s TV programs Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,...


Man of Tomorrow

by Jim Newton Little, Brown (May 12, 2020)

Visionary. Iconoclast. Political Survivor. The extraordinary story of the life and political career of Governor Jerry Brown.

Jerry Brown is no ordinary politician. Like his state, he is eclectic, brilliant, unpredictable...


A Decade of Disruption

by Garrett Peck Pegasus Books (June 02, 2020)

An eye-opening history evoking the disruptive first decade of the twenty-first century in America.

Dubya. The 9/11 terrorist attacks. Enron and WorldCom. The Iraq War. Hurricane Katrina. The disruptive nature...


Sunny Days

by David Kamp Simon & Schuster (May 12, 2020)

From bestselling writer David Kamp, the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children’s TV programs Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,...


The Jakarta Method

by Vincent Bevins & Tim Paige Public Affairs (May 19, 2020)

The hidden story of the wanton slaughter - in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world - backed by the United States.

In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million...


China's New Youth

by Alec Ash & Karoline Kan Arcade (June 02, 2020)

“Paints a telling portrait of this most restless generation raised in a system that has provided them with unprecedented personal opportunities while denying them political ones. . . . A gifted observer.”—...


History's 9 Most Insane Rulers

by Scott Rank Regnery History (May 12, 2020)

Few mixtures are as toxic as absolute power and insanity. When nothing stands between a leader's delusional whims and seeing them carried out, all sorts of bizarre outcomes are possible.

This book will look...


Heroes

by Stephen Fry Chronicle Books (June 02, 2020)

In this sequel to the bestselling Mythos, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry moves from the exploits of the Olympian gods to the deeds of mortal heroes.

Perseus. Jason. Atalanta. Theseus. Heracles. Rediscover...