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by Andrew Roberts HarperCollins (February 15, 2011)

June 18, 1815, was one of the most momentous days in world history, marking the end of twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. On the bloody battlefield of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon...

The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

by Mark Urban HarperCollins (November 23, 2010)

History books report—and rightly so—that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's...

The Rescue Artist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2006

by Edward Dolnick HarperCollins (November 16, 2010)

In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime...

Holding Back the Sea

by Christopher Hallowell HarperCollins (August 24, 2010)

Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and...

Life in a Medieval Castle

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies HarperCollins (August 03, 2010)

From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of this definitive classic on medieval castles, which was a source for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

“Castles are crumbly...

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

by Sam Wasson HarperCollins (June 22, 2010)




“So smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn” – People


“A bonbon of a book… As well tailored as the little black dress...

Lincoln's Men

by Daniel Mark Epstein HarperCollins (January 19, 2010)

“An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he seems to come alive on the page.”

Charleston Post & Courier


Lincoln’s Men by Daniel Mark Epstein offers a fascinating close-up view of the Abraham...


by Simon Winchester HarperCollins (October 27, 2009)

The New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman takes readers on a quirky and charming tour of the last outpost of the British empire

Originally published in 1985, Outposts...

The Fracture Zone

by Simon Winchester HarperCollins (October 27, 2009)

A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come

The vast and mountainous area that makes...

Waking Giant

by David S. Reynolds HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

Waking Giant is a brilliant, definitive history of America’s vibrant and tumultuous rise during the Jacksonian era from David S. Reynolds, the Bancroft Prize-winning author of Walt Whitman’s America. Casting...

For the Thrill of It

by Simon Baatz HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were...

The Greatest War Stories Never Told

by Rick Beyer HarperCollins (July 30, 2013)

Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted...

Understanding Iraq

by William R. Polk HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The Dramatic History of Iraq in One Concise Volume

The destinies of Iraq and America will be tightly intertwined into the foreseeable future due to the U.S. incursion into this complex, perplexing desert nation...

Sailors to the End

by Gregory A. Freeman HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and...

Becoming Charlemagne

by Jeff Sypeck HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

On Christmas morning in the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on the brow of a Germanic king named Karl. With one gesture, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever...

Dream Lucky

by Roxane Orgill HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The time: 1936-1938. The mood: Hopeful. It wasn't wartime, not yet. The music: The incomparable Count Basie and Benny Goodman, among others. The setting: Living rooms across America and, most of all, New York...

The Children's Blizzard

by David Laskin HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“David Laskin deploys historical fact of the finest grain to tell the story of a monstrous blizzard that caught the settlers of the Great Plains utterly by surprise. Using the storm as a lens, [he] captures...


by Paul Johnson HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson,...

Claim of Privilege

by Barry Siegel HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

On October 6, 1948, a U.S. Air Force B-29 Superfortress crashed soon after takeoff, killing three civilian engineers and six crew members. In June 1949, the engineers' widows filed suit against the government,...

In Siberia

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on...

I Didn't Do It for You

by Michela Wrong HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its...

Abraham Lincoln

by Stephen B. Oates HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“There is no better introduction to current thinking about Lincoln and his place in history.” —Newsday

An essential book for any student of Lincoln and American history, Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind...

Every Man a Speculator

by Steve Fraser HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Americans have experienced a love-hate relationship with Wall Street for two hundred years. Long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, the Street eventually came to be seen as an alluring pathway...

A History Of The Wife

by Marilyn Yalom HarperCollins (May 19, 2009)

How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a...


by Stephen Walker HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

A riveting, minute-by-minute account of the momentous event that changed our world forever

On a quiet Monday morning in August 1945, a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little Boy by its creators—was dropped from an American...

Prince Harry: The Inside Story

by Duncan Larcombe HarperCollins (June 15, 2017)

Prince Henry of Wales has emerged as the unexpected jewel in the crown of the modern British monarchy. Despite his unruly antics, for which he’s made headlines all over the world, Harry’s popularity rivals...

Enemies of the People

by Sam Jordison HarperCollins (June 01, 2017)

Something has gone wrong. We're living in an age of celebratory racism, extreme inequality, uncertainty and fear. We're governed by people who claim to be populist but who seem to hate everyone. There are idiots...

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed

by Mike Ripley & Lee Child HarperCollins (May 18, 2017)


An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals...

Paris, City of Light: 1919–1939 (Text Only)

by Vincent Cronin HarperCollins (January 31, 2017)

Paris between the wars: our impression is one of gaiety, frivolity, fashion, of exuberant living - a city whose lights were put out by the terrifyingly rapid advance of the German panzers in 1940.

And so, in...

Now We Are 40

by Tiffanie Darke HarperCollins (February 23, 2017)

What happened to Generation X? Millenials dominate our Facebook feeds and people bang on about the baby boomers – but what about us? The lost generation, the middle youth, the middle child of today. Are we...

Stonehenge: Neolithic Man and the Cosmos

by John North HarperCollins (November 24, 2016)

‘The clearest and most detailed account of Stonehenge for a generation.’ Mail on Sunday

John North’s extraordinary book finally solves the riddle of Stonehenge.

How? By carefully reassessing the archaeological...

Crazy '08

by Cait N. Murphy HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From the perspective of 2007, the unintentional irony of Chance's boast is manifest—these days, the question is when will the Cubs ever win a game they have to have. In October 1908, though, no one would have...

The Perils of Peace

by Thomas Fleming HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

On October 19, 1781, Great Britain's best army surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown. But the future of the 13 former colonies was far from clear. A 13,000 man British army still occupied New...

The Fires of Jubilee

by Stephen B. Oates HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

“A penetrating reconstruction of the most disturbing and crucial slave uprising in America’s history.” —New York Times

The fierce slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals...

The Great Gamble

by Gregory Feifer HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

“Fascinating….A highly readable history of the conflict.” —New York Times Book Review

In The Great Gamble, a groundbreaking account of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, former NPR Moscow correspondent...

We'll Always Have Paris

by John Baxter HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

For more than a century, pilgrims from all over the world seeking romance and passion have made their way to the City of Light. The seductive lure of Paris has long been irresistible to lovers, artists, epicureans,...


by Lucy Moore HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The ideals of the French Revolution inflamed a longing for liberty and equality within courageous, freethinking women of the era—women who played vital roles in the momentous events that reshaped their nation...

Among the Russians

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography,...

The Secret Life of Lobsters

by Trevor Corson HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“Lobster is served three ways in this fascinating book: by fisherman, scientist and the crustaceans themselves. . . . Corson, who worked aboard commercial lobster boats for two years, weaves together these...

Clara's War

by Clara Kramer & Stephen Glantz HarperCollins (April 21, 2009)

In the classic vein of The Diary of Anne Frank—a heart-wrenching and inspiring story of a life lived in fear and cramped quarters—Clara’s War is a true story of the Holocaust.

Cara Kramer was a typical...

Making Gay History

by Eric Marcus HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. military to marriage and adoption, the gay civil rights movement has exploded on the national stage. Eric Marcus takes us back in time to the earliest days of that struggle in...

The Forgotten Man

by Amity Shlaes HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and...

God's Secretaries

by Adam Nicolson HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was...

The Forgotten Soldier (Part 3 of 3): He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

by Charlie Connelly HarperCollins (October 23, 2014)

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.


The Forgotten Soldier (Part 2 of 3): He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

by Charlie Connelly HarperCollins (October 23, 2014)

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.


In Defence of Aristocracy

by Peregrine Worsthorne HarperCollins (December 19, 2013)

In this controversial and hotly discussed book, Sir Peregrine presents a reactionary and playful look at the origins, evolution and demise of the aristocracy.

Every country has the aristocracy it deserves; so...

The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans: An A to Z of Tribes, Culture, and History

by Adele Nozedar HarperCollins (January 31, 2013)

A comprehensive guide to the history, culture, and religious beliefs and practices of America’s native people, The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans tells the varied and colourful stories of the tribes,...

The Element Encyclopedia of the Celts

by Rodney Castleden HarperCollins (January 31, 2013)

The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Celts explores the history, culture, and mythology of these great peoples.

A comprehensive guide of Celtic history...

Maureen’s story (Individual stories from THE SWEETHEARTS, Book 5)

by Lynn Russell & Neil Hanson HarperCollins (April 25, 2013)

This is Maureen’s story, one of five stories extracted from THE SWEETHEARTS.

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire.


Dorothy’s story (Individual stories from THE SWEETHEARTS, Book 4)

by Lynn Russell & Neil Hanson HarperCollins (April 25, 2013)

This is Dorothy’s story, one of five stories extracted from THE SWEETHEARTS.

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire.