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Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856

by Trevor Royle St. Martin's Press (December 23, 2014)

Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856 by Trevor Royle

The Crimean War is one of history's most compelling subjects. It encompassed human suffering, woeful leadership and maladministration on a grand scale....

How Far From Austerlitz?

by Alistair Horne St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

A London Sunday Times Book of the Year

A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year

The Battle of Austerlitz was Napoleon's greatest victory, the culmination of one of the greatest military campaigns of all time. It was...

Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

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

A Sweet and Glorious Land

by John Keahey St. Martin's Press (July 15, 2014)

In the winter of 1897-1898, Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the Ionian Sea, in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece...

Tudors Versus Stewarts

by Linda Porter St. Martin's Press (July 01, 2014)

The war between the fertile Stewarts and the barren Tudors was crucial to the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth century. The legendary struggle, most famously embodied by the relationship between...

Queen Victoria

by Matthew Dennison St. Martin's Press (June 24, 2014)

Queen Victoria is Britain's queen of contradictions. In her combination of deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology;...

The Spanish Armada

by Robert Hutchinson St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe, including Spain. In October 1585, King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy...

Once Upon a Time in Great Britain

by Melanie Wentz St. Martin's Press (May 13, 2014)

Visiting England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales? Don't miss Narnia, Wonderland, Hogwarts and Middle-Earth!

If you're planning a trip abroad--or just a flight of fancy into literature's best-loved magical lands--Melanie...

How the Scots Made America

by Michael Fry St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

Ever since they first set foot in the new world alongside the Viking explorers, the Scots have left their mark. In this entertaining and informative book, historian Michael Fry shows how Americans of Scottish...


by Christopher Lee St. Martin's Press (February 04, 2014)

1603 was the year that Queen Elizabeth I, the last of the Tudors, died. Her cousin, Robert Carey, immediately rode like a demon to Scotland to take the news to James VI. The cataclysmic time of the Stuart monarchy...

Elizabeth's London

by Liza Picard St. Martin's Press (January 28, 2014)

Liza Picard immerses her readers in the spectacular details of daily life in the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603). Beginning with the River Thames, she examines the city on the north bank, still largely...

Dr. Johnson's London

by Liza Picard St. Martin's Press (January 28, 2014)

An enthralling review of an exhilarating era, Dr. Johnson's London brilliantly records the strangeness and individuality of the past--and continually reminds us of parallels with the present day.

The practical...

Churchill's First War

by Con Coughlin St. Martin's Press (January 28, 2014)

Churchill's First War by Con Coughlin is a fascinating account of Winston Churchill's early military career fighting in the 1890 Afghan campaign, offering fresh and revealing parallels into today's war in Afghanistan...

The Rise of the Tudors

by Chris Skidmore St. Martin's Press (January 14, 2014)

On the morning of August 22, 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart...

The Affair of the Poisons

by Anne Somerset St. Martin's Press (January 14, 2014)

The Affair of the Poisons, as it became known, was an extraordinary episode that took place in France during the reign of Louis XIV. When poisoning and black magic became widespread, arrests followed. Suspects...

London 1945

by Maureen Waller St. Martin's Press (December 31, 2013)

London at the outset of World War II in 1939 was the greatest city in the world, the heart of the British Empire. By 1945, it was a drab and exhausted city, beginning the long haul back to recovery.

The defiant...

With the Heart of a King

by Benton Rain Patterson St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2013)

Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and...

Sovereign Ladies

by Maureen Waller St. Martin's Press (November 26, 2013)

Maureen Waller has written a fascinating narrative history---a brilliant combination of drama and biographical insight on the British monarchy---of the six women who have ruled England in their own names.


The True German

by Werner Otto Mueller-Hill & Benjamin Carter Hett St. Martin's Press (September 24, 2013)

Werner Otto Müller-Hill served as a military judge in the Werhmacht during World War II. From March 1944 to the summer of 1945, he kept a diary, recording his impressions of what transpired around him as Germany...

Swastika Nation

by Arnie Bernstein St. Martin's Press (September 03, 2013)

In the late 1930s, the German–American Bund, led by its popinjay dictator Fritz Kuhn, was a small but powerful national movement in pre-World War II America, determined to conquer the United States government...

Frederick the Great

by Giles MacDonogh St. Martin's Press (July 30, 2013)

Piet and soldier, misanthrope and philospher, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable man. His conquests made him one of the most formindable and feared leaders of his era. But as a patron...

Shakespeare's Pub

by Pete Brown St. Martin's Press (May 21, 2013)

A history of Britain told through the story of one very special pub, from "The Beer Drinker's Bill Bryson" (Times Literary Supplement)

Welcome to the George Inn near London Bridge; a cosy, wood-paneled, galleried...

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

by Lawrence James St. Martin's Press (September 15, 1997)

Great Britain's geopolitical role has undergone many changes over the last four centuries. Once a maritime superpower and ruler of half the world, Britain now occupies an isolated position as an economically...

Death in the Baltic

by Cathryn J. Prince St. Martin's Press (April 09, 2013)

The worst maritime disaster ever occurred during World War II, when more than 9,000 German civilians drowned. It went unreported.

January 1945: The outcome of World War II has been determined. The Third Reich...

Paris Reborn

by Stephane Kirkland St. Martin's Press (April 02, 2013)

Stephane Kirkland gives an engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history

Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous...

The Fighting Irish

by Tim Newark St. Martin's Press (March 05, 2013)

"Tells the story of the Irish fighting man with wit, clarity, and scholarship." —Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War

For hundreds of years, Irish soldiers have sought their destiny abroad. Wherever they've...

The Nazi Séance

by Arthur J. Magida St. Martin's Press (November 29, 2011)

World War I left Berlin, and all of Germany, devastated. Charlatans and demagogues eagerly exploited the desperate crowds. Fascination with the occult was everywhere – in private séances, personalized psychic...


by Nigel Jones St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2012)

A dazzling history of the Tower of London, one of the world's busiest tourist attractions, and the people who populated it.

Castle, royal palace, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, home to the...

Young Henry

by Robert Hutchinson St. Martin's Press (October 30, 2012)

Set during the same years of Henry VIII's life as The Tudors, this book charts his rise as a magnificent and ruthless monarch

Immortalized as a domineering king, notorious philanderer, and the unlikely benefactor...


by Peter Ackroyd St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2012)

The first book in Peter Ackroyd's history of England series, which has since been followed up with two more installments, Tudors and Rebellion.

In Foundation, the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames,...

The Pope's Jews

by Gordon Thomas St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2012)

This revelatory account of how the Vatican saved thousands of Jews during WWII shows why history must exonerate "Hitler's Pope"

Accused of being "silent" during the Holocaust, Pope Pius XII and the Vatican of...


by Luke Harding St. Martin's Press (May 22, 2012)

In 2007 Luke Harding arrived in Moscow to take up a new job as a correspondent for the British newspaper, The Guardian. Within months, mysterious agents from Russia's Federal Security Service --the successor...

Savage Continent

by Keith Lowe St. Martin's Press (July 03, 2012)

The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years...

The end of the Second World War in Europe is one of the twentieth century's most iconic moments....

The Story of Ireland

by Neil Hegarty St. Martin's Press (March 13, 2012)

In this groundbreaking history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland's past. Comprehensive and engaging, The Story of Ireland is an eye-opening account of a nation that has long been...

The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys

by Gregory A. Freeman St. Martin's Press (May 24, 2011)

Before the famed Nuremberg Tribunal, there was Rüsselsheim, a small German town, where ordinary civilians were tried in the first War Crimes Trial of World War II.

As the tide of World War II turned, a hitherto...

Paris Under Water

by Jeffrey H. Jackson St. Martin's Press (January 05, 2010)

In the winter of 1910, the river that brought life to Paris quickly became a force of destruction. Torrential rainfall saturated the soil, and faulty engineering created a perfect storm of conditions that soon...


by Carolly Erickson St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

In Lilibet, master biographer Carolly Erickson turns her skill at writing un-put-downable narrative to telling the remarkable story of Elizabeth II, Queen of England.

With her customary psychological insight,...

When the Guillotine Fell

by Jeremy Mercer St. Martin's Press (June 24, 2008)

How long did the guillotine's blade hang over the heads of French criminals? Was it abandoned in the late 1800s? Did French citizens of the early days of the twentieth century decry its brutality? No. The blade...


by Peter Ackroyd St. Martin's Press (October 09, 2018)

"Ackroyd, as always, is well worth the read." —Kirkus, starred review

Dominion, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo...

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...

The Fear and the Freedom

by Keith Lowe St. Martin's Press (October 24, 2017)

Bestselling historian Keith Lowe's The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world.

The Fear and the Freedom is Keith Lowe’s follow-up to Savage...


by Peter Ackroyd St. Martin's Press (October 10, 2017)

The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England, beginning in 1688 with a revolution and ending in 1815 with a famous victory.

In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's...

How the French Saved America

by Tom Shachtman St. Martin's Press (September 12, 2017)

Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in How the French Saved America Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America.

To the rebelling colonies,...

Castle of the Eagles

by Mark Felton St. Martin's Press (July 18, 2017)

Vincigliata Castle, a menacing medieval fortress set in the beautiful Tuscan hills, has become a very special prisoner of war camp on Benito Mussolini’s personal order. Within are some of the most senior officers...

Caught in the Revolution

by Helen Rappaport St. Martin's Press (February 07, 2017)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left...

Bears in the Streets

by Lisa Dickey St. Martin's Press (January 31, 2017)

**One of Bustle's 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017 and Men's Journal's 7 Best Books of January**

"Brilliant, real and readable." —former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

**A USA...

The Story of French

by Jean-Benoit Nadeau & Julie Barlow St. Martin's Press (January 08, 2008)

Why does everything sound better if it's said in French? That fascination is at the heart of The Story of French, the first history of one of the most beautiful languages in the world that was, at one time,...

Born to Rule

by Julia P. Gelardi St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is an historical tour de force that weaves together the powerful and moving stories of the five royal granddaughters of Queen Victoria. These five women were all married to reigning...

The Holocaust by Bullets

by Father Patrick Desbois & Paul A. Shapiro St. Martin's Press (August 19, 2008)

The poignant story of how a Catholic priest uncovered the truth behind the murder of one and a half million Ukrainian Jews

Father Patrick Desbois documents the daunting task of identifying and examining all the...

Great Harry

by Carolly Erickson St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

St. Martin's Griffin is proud to reissue acclaimed biographer Carolly Erickson's lives of the Tudor monarchs.

In this full-scale popular biography of Henry VIII, Carolly Erickson re-creates the extravagant life...