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Never Alone

by Natan Sharansky & Gil Troy Public Affairs (September 01, 2020)

The epic life story of the man who embodied the single-minded fight for personal freedom over a tyrannous enemy; who spent nine years as a political prisoner, nine years as Israeli leader, nine years meeting...


Never Alone

by Natan Sharansky & Gil Troy PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

A classic account of courage, integrity, and most of all, belonging

In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist in the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration,...


The Mutual Admiration Society

by Mo Moulton & Lorna Bennett Blackstone Publishing (August 11, 2020)

A group biography of renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers and the Oxford women who stood at the vanguard of equal rights

Dorothy L. Sayers is now famous for her Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane detective...


Is Paris Burning?

by Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 11, 2020)

"Is Paris burning?" is the question Hitler asked over and over as the French Second and American Fourth Divisions battered their way into the city.

Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation...


The Unfathomable Ascent

by Peter Ross Range Little, Brown and Company (September 30, 2019)

The chilling and little-known story of Adolf Hitler's eight-year march to the pinnacle of German politics.

On the night of January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler leaned out of a spotlit window of the Reich chancellery...


Tudor

by Leanda De Lisle PublicAffairs (October 07, 2013)

The Tudors are England's most dramatic royal family-Henry VIII notoriously divorced his queen and broke with the church of Rome, and Elizabeth I became the greatest English queen in history. But they are a dynasty...


The Betrayal of the Duchess

by Maurice Samuels Basic Books (April 13, 2020)

Fighting to reclaim the French crown for the Bourbons, the duchesse de Berry faces betrayal at the hands of one of her closest advisors in this dramatic history of power and revolution.

The year was 1832, a...


The Fortress

by Alexander Watson Basic Books (February 24, 2020)

A prizewinning historian tells the dramatic story of the siege that changed the course of the First World War

In September 1914, just a month into World War I, the Russian army laid siege to the fortress city...


A New World Begins

by Jeremy Popkin Basic Books (December 09, 2019)

From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world

The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society -- even if, after...


Walter Ralegh

by Alan Gallay Basic Books (November 18, 2019)

From a Bancroft Prize-winning historian, a biography of the famed poet, courtier, and colonizer, showing how he laid the foundations of the English Empire

Sir Walter Ralegh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth....


Notre Dame de Paris

by Kathy Borrus Black Dog & Leventhal (October 28, 2019)

On April 15, 2019, the world looked on in horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedraloffers a fascinating look back at nearly...


Dominion

by Tom Holland Basic Books (October 28, 2019)

A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination

Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing...


The Berlin Mission

by Richard Breitman PublicAffairs (October 28, 2019)

An unknown story of an unlikely hero--the US consul who best analyzed the threat posed by Nazi Germany and predicted the horrors to come

In 1929, Raymond Geist went to Berlin as a consul and handled visas for...


Crucible

by Charles Emmerson PublicAffairs (October 14, 2019)

The gripping story of the years that ended the Great War and launched Europe and America onto the roller coaster of the twentieth century, Crucible is filled with all-too-human tales of exuberant dreams, dark...


The Compatriots

by Andrei Soldatov & Irina Borogan PublicAffairs (October 07, 2019)

The authors of The Red Web examine the shifting role of Russian expatriates throughout history, and their complicated, unbreakable relationship with the mother country--be it antagonistic or far too chummy.

The...


Escape from Paris

by Stephen Harding Da Capo Press (October 07, 2019)

This book is The Nightingale meets All the Light We Cannot See, only it's all true--a thrilling wartime adventure story of downed American aviators rescued by French resistance fighters, taken to Nazi-occupied...


What Was Liberalism?

by James Traub Basic Books (September 23, 2019)

A sweeping history of liberalism, from its earliest origins to its imperiled present and uncertain future

Donald Trump is the first American president to regard liberal values with open contempt. He has company:...


Double Crossed

by Matthew Avery Sutton Basic Books (September 23, 2019)

The untold story of the Christian missionaries who played a crucial role in the allied victory in World War II

What makes a good missionary makes a good spy. Or so thought "Wild" Bill Donovan when he secretly...


Hitler

by Brendan Simms Basic Books (September 30, 2019)

From a prize-winning historian, the definitive biography of Adolph Hitler

Hitler offers a deeply learned and radically revisionist biography, arguing that the dictator's main strategic enemy, from the start of...


The Names Heard Long Ago

by Jonathan Wilson Bold Type Books (September 16, 2019)

The story of the vibrant and revolutionary soccer culture in Hungary that, on the eve of World War II, redefined the modern game and launched a new era.

In the early 1950s, the Hungarian side was unbeatable,...


End of a Berlin Diary

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (July 28, 2020)

A radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William L. Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while on assignment in Europe during the 1930s. It...


The Habsburgs

by Martyn Rady Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

The definitive history of the dynasty that dominated Europe for centuries

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world they built -- and then lost -- over nearly a millennium....


The Unfathomable Ascent

by Peter Ross Range Little, Brown (August 11, 2020)

The chilling story of Adolf Hitler's eight-year march to the pinnacle of German politicsAdolf Hitler's insurgent path to power from 1925 to 1933 is one of the most dramatic, startling, and important stories...


The Last President of Europe

by William Drozdiak & Paul Hodgson Public Affairs (April 28, 2020)

A revelatory examination of the global impact of Emmanuel Macron's tumultuous presidency

A political novice leading a brand new party, in 2017 Emmanuel Macron swept away traditional political forces and emerged...


Chernobyl

by Serhii Plokhy & Ralph Lister Hachette Book Group (May 15, 2018)

From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion...


Daughters of the Winter Queen

by Nancy Goldstone & Laura Kirman Hachette Book Group (April 10, 2018)

The captivating story of four unforgettable sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth Stuart's life was transformed when her father, James I, ascended...


Wallis in Love

by Andrew Morton & Molly Parker Myers Hachette Book Group (February 13, 2018)

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the...


Fearless

by Jonathan Northcroft & Nathan Turner Hachette Original (November 22, 2016)

"The odds of the Foxes winning the Premier League at the start of the season were the same as the Yeti or the Loch Ness Monster being proven to exist, Christmas being the warmest day of the year in England or...


Miracles on the Water

by Tom Nagorski & Graeme Malcolm Hachette Books (August 25, 2015)

An unforgettable story of children in wartime, of heroism at sea, and--above all--of courage and the power of the human spirit.

On September 17, 1940, at a little after ten at night, a German submarine torpedoed...


Passionate Spirit

by Cate Haste Basic Books (September 09, 2019)

A new biography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964), revealing a woman determined to wield power in a world that denied her agency

History has long vilified Alma Mahler. Critics accused her of distracting Gustav Mahler...


Putin's World

by Angela Stent Twelve (February 25, 2019)

From renowned foreign policy expert Angela Stent comes a dissection of how Putin created a paranoid and polarized world -- and increased Russia's status on the global stage.

How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent...


A Short History of Europe

by Simon Jenkins PublicAffairs (March 04, 2019)

A sweeping, illustrated history of Europe--a continent whose imperial ambitions, internal clashes, and existential threats are as vital today as they were during the conquests of Alexander the Great

In just...


What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

by Leah Price Basic Books (August 19, 2019)

Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated

Do you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books...


The Bastard Brigade

by Sam Kean Little, Brown and Company (July 08, 2019)

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb....


The Royal Society

by Adrian Tinniswood Basic Books (June 03, 2019)

An engaging new history of the Royal Society of London, the club that created modern scientific thought

Founded in 1660 to advance knowledge through experimentally verified facts, The Royal Society of London...


Waffen-SS

by Adrian Gilbert Da Capo Press (June 24, 2019)

From an award-winning and bestselling historian, the first comprehensive military history in over fifty years of Hitler's famous and infamous personal army: the Waffen-SS.

The Waffen-SS was one of the most feared...


The Unsettling of Europe

by Peter Gatrell Basic Books (August 26, 2019)

An acclaimed historian examines postwar migration's fundamental role in shaping modern Europe

Migration is perhaps the most pressing issue of our time, and it has completely decentered European politics in recent...


Hitler's Last Hostages

by Mary M. Lane PublicAffairs (September 09, 2019)

Adolf Hitler's obsession with art not only fueled his vision of a purified Nazi state--it was the core of his fascist ideology. Its aftermath lives on to this day.

Nazism ascended by brute force and by cultural...


Hitler's Last Plot

by Ian Sayer & Jeremy Dronfield Da Capo Press (April 15, 2019)

Revealed for the first time: how the SS rounded up the Nazis' most prominent prisoners to serve as human shields for Hitler in the last days of World War II

In April 1945, as Germany faced defeat, Hitler planned...


The Death of Hitler

by Jean-christophe Brisard & Lana Parshina Da Capo Press (September 03, 2018)

On April 30, 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. Within four days the Soviets had recovered his body. But the truth about what the Russian secret services found...


Wallis in Love

by Andrew Morton Grand Central Publishing (February 12, 2018)

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the...


City of Light

by Rupert Christiansen Civitas Books (October 08, 2018)

A sparkling account of the nineteenth-century reinvention of Paris as the most beautiful, exciting city in the world

In 1853, French emperor Louis Napoleon inaugurated a vast and ambitious program of public...


The Moscow Rules

by Antonio J. Mendez & Jonna Mendez PublicAffairs (May 20, 2019)

From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo, discover the "real-life spy thriller" of the brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives who developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide...


Napoleon

by Adam Zamoyski Basic Books (October 15, 2018)

The definitive biography of Napoleon -- hailed as "magnificent" by The Economist.

"What a novel my life has been!" Napoleon once said of himself. Born into a poor family, the callow young man was, by twenty-six,...


Best of Enemies

by Eric Dezenhall & Gus Russo Twelve (October 01, 2018)

The thrilling story of two Cold War spies, CIA case officer Jack Platt and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko -- improbable friends at a time when they should have been anything but.

In 1978, CIA maverick Jack Platt...


Desperate Valour

by Flint Whitlock Da Capo Press (October 29, 2018)

A riveting and comprehensive account of the Battle of Anzio and the Alamo-like stand of American and British troops that turned certain defeat into victory

The four-month-long 1944 battle on Italy's coast, south...


Ghost Riders

by Mark Felton Da Capo Press (October 01, 2018)

It is April 1945 and the world's most prized horses are about to be slaughtered . . .

As the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about...


Sons of Freedom

by Geoffrey Wawro Basic Books (September 24, 2018)

The "stirring," definitive history of America's decisive role in winning World War I (Wall Street Journal).

The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and...


Never in Finer Company

by Edward G. Lengel Da Capo Press (September 17, 2018)

It was one of the most heroic events in American military history. Here is the larger-than-life story of World War I's "Lost Battalion" and the men who survived the ordeal, triumphed in battle, and fought the...


Then They Came for Me

by Matthew D Hockenos Basic Books (September 17, 2018)

"First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out-Because I was not a Communist . . . "

Few today recognize the name Martin Niemör, though many know his famous confession. In Then They Came for...