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Deathride

by John Mosier Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

The German invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, began a war that lasted nearly four years and created by far the bloodiest theater in World War II. In the conventional narrative of this war, Hitler...


D-Day Illustrated Edition

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Now illustrated with an extraordinary collection of over 125 photos, Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, June 6, 1944, the day that changed the course...


The Story of World War II

by Henry Steele Commager & Donald L. Miller Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror...


Duel in the Sun

by Michael Corcoran Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually...


Enemies of the People

by Kati Marton Simon & Schuster (October 20, 2009)

"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full...


Munich, 1938

by David Faber Simon & Schuster (September 01, 2009)

On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to London from his meeting in Munich with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler. As he disembarked from the aircraft, he held aloft a piece...


Out For Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in Ame

by Dudley Clendinen & Adam Nagourney Simon & Schuster (July 30, 2013)

With a New Preface Written in 2016 by Adam Nagourney

This is the definitive account of the last great struggle for equal rights in the twentieth century. From the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969,...


Stephen E. Ambrose The Men of War E-book Box Set

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (June 11, 2013)

“This e-book box set includes the following books by Stephen E. Ambrose, bringing into focus the men and women who fought in World War II:

The Victors: A breathtaking work that follows the momentous events...


1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

by Andrew Nagorski Simon & Schuster (June 04, 2019)

Bestselling historian Andrew Nagorski takes a fresh look at the decisive year 1941, when Hitler’s miscalculations and policy of terror propelled Churchill, FDR, and Stalin into a powerful new alliance that...


Midnight in Chernobyl

by Adam Higginbotham Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and...


Empire of Democracy

by Simon Reid-Henry Simon & Schuster (June 25, 2019)

The first panoramic history of the Western world from the 1970s to the present day, Empire of Democracy is the story for those asking how we got to where we are.

Half a century ago, at the height of the Cold...


Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

by Omer Bartov Simon & Schuster (January 23, 2018)

“A substantive contribution to the history of ethnic strife and extreme violence” (The Wall Street Journal) and a cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level—turning neighbors,...


Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

by Anne Nelson Simon & Schuster (October 17, 2017)

One of the untold stories of the Holocaust—the nail-biting drama of Suzanne Spaak, who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz “vividly...


The Secret Man

by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster (July 06, 2005)

In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat -- the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 -- remained hidden...


First Man

by James R. Hansen Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2005)

Marking the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong—the man whose...


The Wild Blue

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2001)

Stephen E. Ambrose, acclaimed author of Band of Brothers and Undaunted Courage, carries us along in the crowded and dangerous B-24s as their crews fought to destroy the German war machine during World War II....


The Path Between the Seas

by David McCullough Simon & Schuster (October 27, 2001)

The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master...


The Great Escape

by Kati Marton Simon & Schuster (October 17, 2006)

Extravagantly praised by critics and readers, this stunning story by bestselling author Kati Marton tells of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced...


Human Smoke

by Nicholson Baker Simon & Schuster (March 11, 2008)

Bestselling author Nicholson Baker, recognized as one of the most dexterous and talented writers in America today, has created a compelling work of nonfiction bound to provoke discussion and controversy -- a...


A Covert Affair

by Jennet Conant Simon & Schuster (April 05, 2011)

Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child’s experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous...


The Silent War

by John Pina Craven Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2002)

The Cold War was the first major conflict between superpowers in which victory and defeat were unambiguously determined without the firing of a shot. Without the shield of a strong, silent deterrent or the intellectual...


Daring Young Men

by Richard Reeves Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2010)

In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new...


Einstein

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2007)

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how...


To America

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2002)

In To America, Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American historian and explains what an historian's job is all about. He celebrates America's...


Savage Peace

by Ann Hagedorn Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2007)

Written with the sweep of an epic novel and grounded in extensive research into contemporary documents, Savage Peace is a striking portrait of American democracy under stress. It is the surprising story of America...


The Victors

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (July 15, 1999)

From America’s preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes the definitive telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945.

This authoritative...


War Against War

by Michael Kazin Simon & Schuster (January 03, 2017)

A dramatic account of the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in the First World War—and came close to succeeding.

In this “fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) narrative, Michael Kazin brings...


Making Monte Carlo

by Mark Braude Simon & Schuster (April 12, 2016)

“A brisk historical tour of the marketing and selling of the small principality of Monaco and its famous city…A well-researched, dramatic rags-to-riches urban tale” (Kirkus Reviews) of Monte Carlo’s...


Hell and Good Company

by Richard Rhodes Simon & Schuster (February 03, 2015)

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, “The most extraordinary book about the Spanish Civil War ever encountered” (The Washington Post).

The Spanish Civil...


God's Bankers

by Gerald Posner Simon & Schuster (February 03, 2015)

A deeply reported, New York Times bestselling exposé of the money and the clerics-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican—the world’s biggest, most powerful religious institution—from an acclaimed...