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Natural Rivals

by John Clayton & Richard Powers Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

This dynamic examination traces the lives of two of the most influential figures and their dueling approaches on America's natural landscape.

John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected...


Pandora’s Lab

Revolution 2.0

by Wael Ghonim & Sean Runnette Blackstone Publishing (January 17, 2012)

The revolutions sweeping the Middle East in 2011 were unlike any the world had ever seen. Brutal regimes that had been in power for many decades were suddenly swarmed by unstoppable mobs of freedom seekers....


Dancing in the Dark

by Morris Dickstein & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (September 06, 2010)

Hailed as one of the best books of 2009 by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, this vibrant portrait of 1930s culture masterfully explores the anxiety and hope, the despair and surprising optimism...


The First Signs

by Genevieve von Petzinger & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2016)

One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the...


Race to the Pole

by Ranulph Fiennes & David Povall Blackstone Publishing (May 18, 2017)

During the Golden Era of Exploration, Captain Robert Scott and his competitor Roald Amundsen conquered the unconquerable: Antarctica. Their perilous race to the South Pole claimed Scott's life and became the...


Over the Edge of the World

by Laurence Bergreen & Tim Jerome Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2006)

In 1519 Captain General Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet set sale on an epic journey that would irrevocably alter the path of history. Now, for the first time, award-winning biographer and journalist Laurence...


Paris to the Pyrenees

by David Downie & P. J. Ochlan Blackstone Publishing (January 15, 2014)

Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques then trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles,...


The Purpose of the Past

by Gordon S. Wood & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (March 13, 2008)

History is to society what memory is to the individual—without it, we don’t know who we are and we can’t make wise decisions about our future. But while the nature of memory is constant, the nature of...


How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

by Thomas E. Woods & Barrett Whitener Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

Ask a college student today what he knows about the Catholic Church and his answer might come down to one word: “corruption.” But that one word should be “civilization.”

Western civilization has given...


The Europeans

by Orlando Figes & James Langton Blackstone Publishing (January 07, 2020)

From the "master of historical narrative" (Financial Times), a dazzling, richly detailed, panoramic work--the first to document the genesis of a continent-wide European culture

The nineteenth century in Europe...


Vistas of History

by Samuel Eliot Morison & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (September 29, 2009)

In 1963, Samuel Eliot Morison, long one of our most distinguished historians, was awarded the first Balzan Prize in History, a prize that rivals the Nobel Prize in splendor and munificence. To receive the award,...


Rebellion

by Peter Ackroyd & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (December 02, 2014)

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of thegreatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history ofEngland, beginning the progress south of the...


Tudors

by Peter Ackroyd & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2015)

From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to theepic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page.

Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimedwriters, brings the age of the...


A Torch Kept Lit

by William F. Buckley, Tony Pasqualini & James Rosen Blackstone Publishing (October 04, 2016)

A unique collection of eulogies of the twentieth century's greatest figures, written by conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. and compiled by National Review and Fox News White House correspondent James Rosen....


The Fall of Heaven

by Andrew Scott Cooper & Assaf Cohen Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2016)

An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late shah's widow, Empress Farah

In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth...


The Unredeemed Captive

by John Demos & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 08, 2017)

The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavored to "civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 1704,...


The King's Bed

by Don Jordan, Michael Walsh & Steve West Blackstone Publishing (March 16, 2016)

From two veteran historians comes an intelligent and spirited history of Charles II's dissolute life and surprising legacy.

To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life...


The Lessons of History

by Ariel Durant, Will Durant, Grover Gardner & John Little Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2013)

The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful eleven-volume Story of Civilization. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant...


Screening Room

by Alan Lightman & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (February 10, 2015)

From the acclaimed authorof the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, here is a lyricalmemoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s: the music and the racism,the early days of the movies, and a powerful...


Practicing History

by Barbara W. Tuchman & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (November 23, 2009)

Master historian Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. This accessible introduction to the subject of history offers striking insights into American's past...


Strange Rebels

by Christian Caryl & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (April 30, 2013)

Few moments in history have seen as many seismictransformations as 1979. That one year marked the emergence of revolutionaryIslam as a political force on the world stage, the beginning of marketrevolutions in...


Drunks

by Christopher M. Finan & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2017)

A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the seventeenth century to the present day

Today, millions of Americans are struggling with alcoholism, but millions are also in long-term recovery. Alcoholics...


Ice Ghosts

by Paul Watson & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2017)

Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845-whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice-with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind...


Neutrino Hunters

by Ray Jayawardhana & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (December 10, 2013)

Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure intoneutrinos and the scientists who pursue them.

For more than eighty years, brilliant and eccentricscientists around the world have been searching for...


Conquistadors

by Michael Wood & John Telfer Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2013)

Following in the footsteps of the greatestSpanish adventurers, Michael Wood retraces the path of the conquistadors fromAmazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heightsof Machu Picchu....


The Undivided Past

by David Cannadine & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (April 09, 2013)

From one of our most acclaimed historians comes an account of human solidarity throughout the ages, provocatively arguing against the received wisdom that history is best understood as a chronicle of groups...


Inventing the Middle Ages

by Norman F. Cantor & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

In this groundbreaking work, Norman Cantor explains how our current notion of the Middle Ages--with its vivid images of wars, tournaments, plagues, saints and kings, knights and ladies--was born in the twentieth...


Endurance

by Alfred Lansing & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2008)

This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic....


A Call to Heroism

by Peter H. Gibbon, Brian Emerson & Peter J. Gomes Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

What do we look for in our heroes of today? And what are we to expect of heroes in our uncertain future? In this book, Gibbon traces the evolution of our collective vision of greatness from the age of our founders...


The Fall of Che Guevara

by Henry Butterfield Ryan & Richard McGonagle Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

This book tells the story—for the first time—of the United States government’s response to Guevara’s ill-starred insurgency in Bolivia in 1967. Henry Butterfield Ryan argues that Guevara’s life must...


Civilization and Its Enemies

by Lee Harris & Barrett Whitener Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

Civilization and Its Enemies is an extraordinary tour de force by America’s reigning philosopher of 9/11, Lee Harris. In it, Harris focuses on the next great conflict: the war between the civilized world and...


Dancing in the Streets

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

From bestselling social commentator and cultural historian Barbara Ehrenreich comes this fascinating exploration of one of humanity’s oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy, historically expressed...


Nazi Terror

by Eric A. Johnson & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (March 03, 2011)

Who were the Gestapo officers? Were they merely banal paper shufflers, or were they recognizably evil? Were they motivated by an eliminationist anti-Semitism? Did the average German know about the mass murder...


Reappraisals

by Tony Judt & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (April 17, 2008)

The accelerating changes of the past generation have been accompanied by a similarly accelerated amnesia. The twentieth century has become “history” at an unprecedented rate. The world of 2007 is so utterly...


South

by Ernest Shackleton & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In 1911, veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to lead the first expedition across Antarctica, the last unknown continent. Instead, his ship, the Endurance, became locked in sea ice, and for nine months,...


The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization

by Anthony Esolen & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (May 27, 2008)

Christianity, Judaism, dead white males, old-fashioned morality, the traditional family, tradition itself--everything the liberals hate can be summed up in two words: Western civilization. Here is the ultimate...


Fallen Leaves

by Will Durant & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (December 09, 2014)

The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize-winningauthor and historian Will Durant--discovered thirty-two years after his death--isa message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or...


The Third Horseman

by William Rosen & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (May 15, 2014)

How a seven-yearcycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in Europeanhistory

In May 1315 it started to rain. It didn't stop anywhere innorth Europe until August. Next came the four coldest...


The Most They Ever Had

by Rick Bragg Blackstone Publishing (October 07, 2009)

In the spring of 2001, a community of people in the Appalachian foothills had come to the edge of all they had ever been. Now they stood looking down, bitter, angry, afraid. Across the South, padlocks and logging...


The Georgetown Set

by Gregg Herken & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (October 28, 2014)

This fascinating,behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington is a rich and colorful portraitof the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials whowaged the Cold War over cocktails and...


Endurance

by Alfred Lansing & Tim Pigott-Smith Blackstone Publishing (March 20, 2013)

In August 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew set sail from England for Antarctica, where Shackleton hoped to be the first man to cross the uncharted continent on foot. Five months later, the Endurance...


The Half Has Never Been Told

by Edward E. Baptist & Ron Butler Blackstone Publishing (September 09, 2014)

In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Edward E.Baptist reveals the alarming extent to which slavery shaped our countrypolitically, morally, and most of all, economically. Until the Civil War, ourchief form...


Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (October 10, 2017)

In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes listeners from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George...


Mapping the Cold War

by Timothy Barney & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (April 13, 2015)

In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography,Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideologicaltensions between American national interests and international aspirations.Barney...


Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

by Danzy Senna & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (May 12, 2009)

When Danzy Senna’s parents got married in 1968, they seemed poised to defy history. A white woman with a blue-blood Bostonian lineage and a black man raised by a struggling single mother, these two beautiful...


Reckoning

by Linda Hirshman & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (June 11, 2019)

The first history--incisive, witty, fascinating--of the fight against sexual harassment, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law

Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social movements,...


Heroes

by Paul Johnson & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2007)

In this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson continues his engaging history series. As he has done in previous books, he approaches the subject of heroism by example. Here are men and women from...


The Worst Journey in the World

by Apsley Cherry-Garrard & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This gripping story of courage and achievement is an account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard tells...