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  • 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, Paperback
    A companion book to The History Channel(r) special series of ten one-hour documentaries 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America pinpoints pivotal days that transformed our nation. For the series and the book, The History Channel challenged a panel of leading historians, including author Steven M. ..
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  • 1066 and Before All That: The Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, Hardcover
    A riveting account of the most consequential year in English history, marked by bloody conflict with invaders on all sides. 1066 is the most famous date in history, and with good reason, since no battle in medieval history had such a devastating effect on its losers as the Battle of Hastings, which ..
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  • 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, Paperback
    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the ``Sea Peoples`` invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of th..
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  • 1215 and All That: Magna Carta and King John, Hardcover
    1215 is one of the most famous dates in English history, and with good reason, since it marks the signing of the Magna Carta by King John and the English barons, which altered the entire course of English and world history. John Lackland was born to King Henry II and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitane in ..
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  • 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance, Paperback
    The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result of a rediscovery of the ideas and ideals of classical Greece and Rome. But now bestselling historian Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that in the year 1434, China--th..
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  • 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History, Paperback
    For fans of the Netflix series The Crown, a meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II--now in paperback. Andrew Morton tells the story of the fe..
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  • 1795 to the Present, Paperback
    The most comprehensive survey of Polish history available in English, God's Playground demonstrates Poland's importance in European history from medieval times to the present. Abandoning the traditional nationalist approach to Polish history, Norman Davies instead stresses the country's rich multina..
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  • 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, Hardcover
    In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War, historian Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America s clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow w..
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  • 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, Hardcover
    The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair was the largest international exhibition ever built in the United States. More than one hundred fifty pavilions and exhibits spread over six hundred forty-six acres helped the fair live up to its reputation as ``the Billion-Dollar Fair.`` With the cold war in full..
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  • 1967: The Year of Fire and Ice, Hardcover
    Blazing hot meets icy cool in a momentous year in US history On New Year's Day in 1967, the 200 million Americans who lived in the United States were about to experience a fascinating, exciting, and sometimes bewildering twelve months that for many formed an iconic portion of their lives. Despite th..
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  • 200,000 Miles Aboard the Destroyer Cotten, Paperback
    In mid-June 1943, Snelling Robinson, a 20-year-old Harvard graduate and newly commissioned ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve, joined the pre-commissioning crew of the Fletcher class destroyer USS Cotten. The new crew trained for the remainder of the summer and then sailed to Pearl Harbor in time to j..
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  • 27 Articles, Hardcover
    27 Articles is Lawrence of Arabia's classic set of guidelines on military leadership in the Middle East. The 100th anniversary edition features a new introduction by foreign policy expert John Hulsman and a new afterword from CBS News President David Rhodes, addressing the articles' lasting lessons...
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  • 50 Things You Should Know about the Civil War, Paperback
    In 1860, the North and the South of the United States were very different societies. The North had abolished slavery in the early 19th century, while the South still relied on slaves to work on its farms and plantations. The first chapter will set the scene, showing how simmering tensions over the r..
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  • 900 Miles from Nowhere: Voices from the Homestead Frontier, Paperback
    It was on the vast American prairie that people from around the world seized the opportunity for personal and economic freedom promised by free land. Traveling across oceans and continents, these hard-nosed, pragmatic people began arriving in the 1860s with shovels and plows, convinced they were par..
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  • A Brief History of Japan: Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun, Paperback
    This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion. First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Mar..
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  • A Brief History of Russia, Paperback
    Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, this book provides a comprehensive account of this vast country's history. It includes coverage on the conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde; and the reign of terror by Iva..
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  • A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe's Encounter with North America, Hardcover
    When Europeans first arrived in North America, they faced a cold new world. The average global temperature had dropped to lows unseen in millennia, and its effects were stark and unpredictable: blizzards and deep freezes, droughts and famines, and winters when even the Rio Grande froze. This period ..
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  • A Concise History of Greece, Paperback
    Now re-issued in a third, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the modern history of Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. The current economic crisis has marked a turning point in the countr..
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  • A Concise History of Italy, Paperback
    Since its formation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction charts the country's history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the west to the present day and surveys..
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  • A Concise History of Japan, Paperback
    To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minor..
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  • A Concise History of the Netherlands, Paperback
    The Netherlands is known among foreigners today for its cheese and its windmills, its Golden Age paintings and its experimentation in social policies such as cannabis and euthanasia. Yet the historical background for any of these quintessentially Dutch achievements is often unfamiliar to outsiders. ..
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  • A Crime in the Family: A World War II Secret Buried in Silence--And My Search for the Truth, Hardcover
    In the spring of 1945, on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Late that night, they wal..
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  • A Culinary History of Iowa: Sweet Corn, Pork Tenderloins, Maid-Rites & More, Hardcover
    Iowa s delectable cuisine is quintessentially midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Classics like fresh sweet corn and breaded pork tenderloins are found on menus and in home kitchens across the state. At the world-famous Iowa State Fair, a dizz..
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  • A Disability History of the United States, Paperback
    The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disab..
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  • A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920, Paperback
    With America's current and ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor and the constant threat of the disappearance of the middle class, the Progressive Era stands out as a time when the middle class had enough influence on the country to start its own revolution. Before the Progressive Era most..
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  • A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949, Hardcover
    A gripping narrative of the Truman Administration's response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's Communist forces in 1949--an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. In the opening months of 1949, U.S. President Harry..
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  • A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940, Paperback
    In 1939, tiny Finland waged war-the kind of war that spawns legends-against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true m..
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  • A General History of the Pyrates, Paperback
    Famed for his enduring fictional masterpieces Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe also possessed considerable expertise in maritime affairs. As a commission merchant, importer, shipowner, and an active journalist who reported ``ship news`` and interviewed surviving pirates, Defoe achieve..
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  • A Great Day to Fight Fire: Mann Gulch, 1949, Paperback
    Mann Gulch, Montana, 1949. Sixteen men ventured into hell to fight a raging wildfire; only three came out alive. Searing the fire into the nation's consciousness, Norman Maclean chronicled the Mann Gulch tragedy in his award-winning book Young Men and Fire. Still, the silence of the victims' familie..
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  • A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II, Paperback
    THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fig..
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  • A History Lover's Guide to New York City, Hardcover
    New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history. This tour of the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer visitors and residents alike a chance to walk b..
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  • A History Lover's Guide to New York City, Paperback
    New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history. This tour of the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer visitors and residents alike a chance to walk b..
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  • A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.: Designed for Democracy, Hardcover
    This tour of the nation's capital goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the federal district. Visit the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln's Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation ..
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  • A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day, Hardcover
    This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts ..
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  • A History of Modern Britain, Paperback
    This engaging volume tells the story of how the great political visions and idealisms of Victorian Britain came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity, and self-gratification. It explains how in each decade, political leaders found themselves confounded by the British people, who alwa..
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  • A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East, Paperback
    Across centuries, the Islamic Middle East hosted large populations of Christians and Jews in addition to Muslims. Today, this diversity is mostly absent. In this book, Heather J. Sharkey examines the history that Muslims, Christians, and Jews once shared against the shifting backdrop of state polici..
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  • A History of Popular Culture in Japan: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present, Paperback
    The phenomenon of 'Cool Japan' is one of the distinctive features of global popular culture of the millennial age. A History of Popular Culture in Japan provides the first historical and analytical overview of popular culture in Japan from its origins in the 17th century to the present day, using it..
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  • A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet, Hardcover
    Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Mo..
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  • A Journey Through Texas: Or a Saddle-Trip on the Southwestern Frontier, Paperback
    Before he became America's foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was by turns a surveyor, merchant seaman, farmer, magazine publisher, and traveling newspaper correspondent. In 1856-57 he took a saddle trip through Texas to see the country and report on its lands and people..
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  • A Life Crossing Borders:: Memoir of a Mexican-American Confederate / Las Memorias de Un Mexicoamericano En La Confederacin, Paperback
    In his memoir that he began in 1908, Santiago Tafolla recalls finding himself--along with his fellow Mexican Confederate soldiers--terrorized by white Confederates. When the ``americanos`` take up arms and threaten to eliminate all the ``greasers,`` Tafolla is forced to desert to Mexico in order to ..
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  • A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948, Paperback
    In the twentieth century, while fighting a common enemy in Europe, Britain and France were locked in a clandestine struggle for power in the Middle East. From the first agreement to divide the region between them to the birth of Israel, A Line in the Sand is a gripping narrative of the last gasp of ..
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  • A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret Diplomacy Changed the Course of History, Paperback
    A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master * A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy network he founded that would ultimately stall the Nazi war machine and help win World War II. Ian Fleming, bestsel..
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  • A Military History of Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror, Hardcover
    The history of Afghanistan is largely military history. From the Persians and Greeks of antiquity to the British, Soviet, and American powers in modern times, outsiders have led military conquests into the mountains and plains of Afghanistan, leaving their indelible marks on this ancient land at the..
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  • A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw During the First World War, Hardcover
    In A Minor Apocalypse, Robert Blobaum explores the social and cultural history of Warsaw's ``forgotten war`` of 1914-1918. Beginning with the bank panic that accompanied the outbreak of the Great War, Blobaum guides his readers through spy scares, bombardments, mass migratory movements, and the Russ..
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  • A Plague Upon Humanity: The Hidden History of Japan's Biological Warfare Program, Paperback
    From 1932 to 1945, in a headlong quest to develop germ warfare capability for the military of Imperial Japan, hundreds of Japanese doctors, nurses and research scientists willingly participated in what was referred to at the time as 'the secret of secrets' - horrifying experiments conducted on live ..
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  • A Pocket History of Scotland, Hardcover
    From prehistoric times to the present day this comprehensive history presents the story of Scotland in bite-size chunks. With full colour illustrations throughout this is an attractive and practical guide to Scotland's colourful history. Encompassing stories of some of Scotland's best known charact..
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  • A Reverence for Wood, Paperback
    This refreshing and delightfully written book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Charmingly illustrated with author Eric Sloane's own sketches, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood...
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  • A Reverence for Wood, Paperback
    Refreshingly written, delightfully illustrated book remarks expansively on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this valuable commodity - from the crafting of furniture, tools, and buildings to the use of such by-products as charcoal and medicine. ``One of Sloane's best books.`` -L..
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