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Midnight in Chernobyl

The Ship of Dreams

Checkpoint Charlie

The Zookeepers' War

The Brilliant Disaster

Oblivion or Glory

Churchill's Bomb

by Graham Farmelo & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Perhaps no scientific development has shaped the courseof modern history as much as the harnessing of nuclear energy. Yet thetwentieth century might have turned out differently had greater influence overthis...


Year Zero

by Ian Buruma & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (September 26, 2013)

Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the greatdrama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and anew, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come across Asia and all of continental...


Alone on the Ice

by David Roberts & Matthew Brenher Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2013)

His two companions were dead, his food and supplies had vanished in a crevasse, and Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp.

On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the...


Their Promised Land

by Ian Buruma Blackstone Publishing (January 19, 2016)

A family history of surpassing beauty and power, Their Promised Land is Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.

During the almost six years...


The Last Jew of Treblinka

by Chil Rajchman, Stefan Rudnicki, Solon Beinfeld & Samuel Moyn et al. Blackstone Publishing (July 04, 2017)

Quickly becoming a cornerstone of Holocaust historiography, this is a devastatingly stark memoir from one of the lone survivors of Treblinka.

Why do some live while so many others perish? Tiny children, old men,...


Potsdam

by Michael Neiberg & Arthur Morey Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2015)

After Germany's defeat in World War II, Europe lay in tatters. Millions of refugees were dispersed across the continent. Food and fuel were scarce. Britain was bankrupt, while Germany had been reduced to rubble....


The Return of History and the End of Dreams

by Robert Kagan & Holter Graham Blackstone Publishing (May 13, 2008)

Post-Cold War, the world remains "unipolar," but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats of regional conflict. Communism is dead, but...


Secret Warriors

by Taylor Downing & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (April 15, 2015)

A startling and vivid account of World War I, Secret Warriors uncovers how wartimecode-breaking, aeronautics, and scientific research laid the foundation for manyof the innovations of the twentieth century.

World...


Thinking the Twentieth Century

by Tony Judt, Ralph Cosham & Timothy Snyder Blackstone Publishing (February 02, 2012)

An unprecedented and original history of intellectual life throughout the past century

Thinking the Twentieth Century is the final book of unparalleled historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt. Where...


67 Shots

by Howard Means & Alan Sklar Blackstone Publishing (August 16, 2016)

At midday on May 4, 1970, after three days of protests, several thousand students and the Ohio National Guard faced off at opposite ends of the grassy campus commons at Kent State University. At noon, the Guard...


A Night to Remember

by Walter Lord & Fred Williams Blackstone Publishing (July 28, 2010)

The "unsinkable" Titanic was four city blocks long, with a French "sidewalk café," private promenade decks, and the latest, most ingenious safety devices ... but only twenty lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers...


Cursed Victory

by Ahron Bregman & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (May 15, 2015)

In a move that would forever alter the map of the MiddleEast, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip, and SinaiPeninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. Cursed Victory is the firstcomplete...


When Lions Roar

by Thomas Maier & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (October 28, 2014)

The firstcomprehensive history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of theChurchills and the Kennedys and what their special relationship meant forGreat Britain and the United States

When Lions Roar...


Sgt. Reckless

by Robin Hutton & Susan Boyce Blackstone Publishing (July 28, 2014)

This is the complete and captivating account of how a would-be Korean racehorse became one of the greatest Marine Corps wartime heroes.

Amid an inferno of explosives on a deadly minefield in theKorean War, a...


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...


Crossing the Borders of Time

by Leslie Maitland Blackstone Publishing (April 17, 2012)

Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees—the last two...


Cast of Characters

by Thomas Vinciguerra & Tony Pasqualini Blackstone Publishing (November 09, 2015)

The professional and personal lives of the pioneers of an enduring magazine, the New Yorker

From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, the New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country's...


The Last Battle

by Stephen Harding & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (August 30, 2013)

May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich is little morethan smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action againstthe Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-chargingCaptain...


Forgotten Ally

by Rana Mitter & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (September 10, 2013)

Theepic, untold story of China's devastating eight-year war of resistance againstJapan

For decades a major piece of World War IIhistory has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China two full yearsbefore...


The Interloper

by Peter Savodnik, Stefan Rudnicki & Claire Bloom Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Lee Harvey Oswald'sassassination of President Kennedy in 1963 remains one of the most horrifyingand hotly debated crimes in American history. Just as perplexing as theassassination is the assassin himself; the...


The Assassination of the Archduke

by Sue Woolmans, Greg King, Malcolm Hillgartner & Sophie Von Hohenberg Blackstone Publishing (September 03, 2013)

Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King andWoolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassinationthat sparked World War I.

In the summer of 1914, three great empires...


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...


Patton at the Battle of the Bulge

by Leo Barron & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (November 04, 2014)

December 1944. For thebesieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out ...

Hitler's forces had pressed in on the small Belgian town ina desperate offensive designed to push back the Allies, starting...


Escape from Paris

by Stephen Harding & Maxwell Hamilton Da Capo Press (October 08, 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...


Act of War

by Jack Cheevers & Jeffrey Kafer Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2013)

In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on adangerous mission to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of NorthKorea. Packed with advanced surveillance equipment and classifiedintelligence...


Six Days of War

by Michael B. Oren & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2005)

In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War, or simply as “the Setback.” Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides...


The Proud Tower

by Barbara W. Tuchman & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

The fateful quarter century leading up to World War I was a time when the world of privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of protest was “heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.”...


A World Destroyed

by Martin J. Sherwin & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2010)

Continuously in demand since its first, prize-winning edition was published in 1973, this is the classic history of Hiroshima and the origins of the arms race, from the development of the American atomic bomb...


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...


Last Stand at Khe Sanh

by Gregg Jones & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2014)

The vivid, fast-paced account of the siege of Khe Sanh toldthrough the eyes of the men who lived it.

For seventy-seven days in 1968, amid fears that Americafaced its own disastrous Dien Bien Phu, six thousand...


Battle

by John Toland & Dan Butler Blackstone Publishing (April 15, 2014)

Battle: The Story ofthe Bulge, John Toland's first work of military history, recounts the sagaof beleaguered American troops as they resisted Hitler's deadly counteroffensivein World War II's Battle of the Bulge--and...


The Burning Shore

by Ed Offley & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (March 25, 2014)

On June 15, 1942, as thousands of vacationers lounged in thesun on Virginia Beach, a massive fireball erupted from a convoy of oil tankerssteaming into Chesapeake Bay. By the next day, three ships lay at the...


The Twilight of the American Enlightenment

by George M. Marsden & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2014)

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood ata precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led toastonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture alsothreatened...


Operation Swallow

by Mark Felton & Fred Sanders Center Street (October 15, 2019)

The true story of American POWs in a Nazi concentration camp and their daring escape.

Operation Swallow is the story of how a small group of American soldiers, led by a charismatic but reluctant leader named...


Forgotten Fifteenth

by Barrett Tillman & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2014)

November 1943 to May1945. The US Army Air Forces waged an unprecedentedly dogged and violentcampaign against Hitler's vital oil production and industrial plants on theThird Reich's southern flank. Flying from...


A Christmas Far from Home

by Stanley Weintraub & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (October 28, 2014)

From an acclaimed historian comes the dramatic story of theChristmas escape of thousands of American troops overwhelmingly surrounded bythe enemy in Korea's harsh terrain.

Just before Thanksgiving in 1950, five...


A Night to Remember

by Walter Lord & Martin Jarvis Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2012)

Over one hundred years ago, the mightiest "unsinkable" ship began her maiden voyage to cross the Atlantic. An engineering feat eleven stories high, the Titanic contained a list of passengers collectively worth...


Roosevelt and Churchill

by David Stafford & Richard McGonagle Blackstone Publishing (March 20, 2013)

Anintriguing look behind the congenial façade of Franklin D. Roosevelt andWinston Churchill, this work reveals how each leader jealously guardedknowledge from the other in pursuit of separate national interests....


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...


To Build a Better World

A World without Heroes

by George Roche & Robert Morris Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 1998)

An elegant essay in the tradition of Chesterton, Lewis, Merton, and Muggeridge, George Roche’s A World without Heroes rebukes secular humanism as the most dehumanizing force of our modern age. This ringing...


Only Yesterday

by Frederick Lewis Allen & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2010)

Prohibition. Al Capone. The President Harding scandals. The revolution of manners and morals. Black Tuesday. These are only an inkling of the events and figures characterizing the wild, tumultuous era that was...


The Human Tide

by Paul Morland & Zeb Soanes PublicAffairs (March 05, 2019)

A dazzling new history of the irrepressible demographic changes and mass migrations that have made and unmade nations, continents, and empires

The rise and fall of the British Empire; the emergence of America...