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History of Banking in the United States (Vol.2): The Bank War

by Graham W. Sumner Lm Publishers (September 11, 2018)

This book deals with the US history of banking in the 19th century. This volume is the continuation of the "History of banking in America - Vol.1", which dealt with the Beginning and Development of bank system...


Women and China's Revolutions

by Gail Hershatter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 29, 2018)

If we place women at the center of our account of China’s last two centuries, how does this change our understanding of what happened? This deeply knowledgeable book illuminates the places where the Big History...


The Tango War

by Mary Jo McConahay St. Martin's Press (September 18, 2018)

One of WW2 Reads "Top 20 Must-Read WWII Books of 2018" • A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of September

"A long-overdue history...a fascinating read." —Jon Lee Anderson, Staff Writer, The New Yorker,...


The Field of Blood

by Joanne B. Freeman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 11, 2018)

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress....


Pandemic 1918

by Catharine Arnold St. Martin's Press (August 28, 2018)

Before AIDS or Ebola, there was the Spanish Flu — Catharine Arnold's gripping narrative, Pandemic 1918, marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history.

In January 1918, as World War I...


Architects of Death

by Karen Bartlett St. Martin's Press (August 21, 2018)

A sobering story of an industrial family’s cold efficiency behind the design of the ovens at Auschwitz

Architects of Death tells the astonishing story of how the gas chambers and crematoria that facilitated...


Brazil: A Biography

by Lilia M. Schwarcz & Heloisa M. Starling Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 21, 2018)

A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the present

For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary...


The Last Englishmen

by Deborah Baker Graywolf Press (August 21, 2018)

A sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in India

John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map...


Paris on the Brink

by Mary McAuliffe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 13, 2018)

Paris on the Brink vividly portrays the City of Light during the tumultuous 1930s, from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to war and German Occupation. This was a dangerous and turbulent decade, during which workers...


Europe in Flames

by John Matusiak The History Press (September 03, 2018)

‘War,’ wrote Cardinal Richelieu, ‘is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men’. Yet the prelate’s mournful observation scarcely begins to encapsulate the full complexity and...


Norfolk Folk Tales for Children

by Dave Tonge The History Press (September 03, 2018)

From dark dangerous dogs and wily wicked wyrms, to poor penniless pedlars and lanky, long-limbed lads, Norfolk is steeped in stories. Some had their beginnings here, growing in the telling until they were as...


101 Things You Didn't Know about World War I

by Erik Sass Adams Media (September 04, 2018)

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, here are 101 little-known and fascinating facts about its history.

In this informative, accessible look at World War I, you'll find a complete overview...