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  • 1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina, Paperback
    With a new foreword by the author on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina--Chris Rose's New York Times bestselling collection: "A gripping book about life's challenges in post-Katrina New Orleans...packed with heart, honesty, and wit" (New Republic). Celebrated as a local classic and heaped wi..
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  • 100 Hispanic-Americans, Paperback
    This book includes people from diverse backgrounds who have made their marks in various fields such as the early explorers (Pedro Menendez de Aviles and Juan Bautista de Anza); politics (Pio de Jesus Pico and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen); sports (Oscar de la Hoya and Roberto Clemente); entertainment (Desi A..
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  • 1000 Amazing Facts about the Negro, Paperback
    First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers' columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley's popular Believe It or Not the multiple vignettes in each episode recount short items f..
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  • 1000 Years of Annoying the French
    This is a new updated edition. Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers. Did the French write "God Save the Quee..
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  • 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History: The People, Places, Culture, and Tradition of the Emerald Isle, Paperback
    Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasion..
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  • 102 Minutes: The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, Paperback
    ""102 Minutes" does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, "A Night to Remember" . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling." Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "An Army at Dawn"Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant c..
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  • 1066: The Year of the Conquest, Paperback
    The year 1066 is one of the most important dates in the history of the Western world: the year William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings and changed England and the English forever. The events leading to-and following-this turning point in history are shrouded in mystery. ..
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  • 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, Paperback
    In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the US government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic hea..
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  • 1421: The Year China Discovered America, Paperback
    On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to -proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas.- When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chao..
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  • 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West, Paperback
    Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and comprehensive account of the battle between ..
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  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Hardcover
    A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus's landing had crossed the Bering Strait..
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  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Paperback
    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wildernes..
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  • 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, Paperback
    A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and ..
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  • 1776, Hardcover
    America's beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation's birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war again..
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  • 1776, Paperback
    America's beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation's birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war again..
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  • 1812: The Navy's War, Paperback
    When war broke out between Britain and the United States in 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. British naval aggression made it clear that the ocean would be the war's primary battlefield--but America's navy, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British fleet of more than a thousand men..
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  • 1812: The War That Forged a Nation, Paperback
    Although frequently overlooked between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 tested a rising generation of American leaders; unified the United States with a renewed sense of national purpose; and set the stage for westward expansion from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. U..
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  • 1913: The Year Before the Storm, Paperback
    An International Bestseller "An absolute gem of a book." --"The Observer "Just before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century's most exciting year . . . It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet. It w..
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  • 1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar, Paperback
    The Roaring Twenties is the only decade in American history with a widely applied nickname, and our collective fascination with this era continues. But how did this surge of innovation and cultural milestones emerge out of the ashes of The Great War? No one has yet written a book about the decade's ..
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  • 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, Paperback
    To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation g..
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  • 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement, Paperback
    "Social history is, most elementally, food history. Jane Ziegelman had the great idea to zero in on one Lower East Side tenement building, and through it she has crafted a unique and aromatic narrative of New York's immigrant culture: with bread in the oven, steam rising from pots, and the family ga..
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  • A Brief History of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of an Island Paradise, Paperback
    This book tells the story of Bali--the "paradise island of the Pacific"--its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world. Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home to a fascinating people with a long and dramatic history of interactions with foreigners..
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  • A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation, Paperback
    Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of the World's Largest Archipelago Indonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth largest population in the world after the United States. Indonesian history and culture are especially relevant today as the Island natio..
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  • A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Paperback
    25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION. One of the most acclaimed books of our time--the definitive Vietnam War expose. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterprise riddled with a..
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  • A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order, Paperback
    This Book is a Gripping Account of the Murky World of the Anglo-American Oil Industry and its Hidden Role in World Politics. -- William Engdahl takes the reader through the history of how seven giant oil companies - five American and two British - developed a controlling grip on the world's economy ..
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  • A Child's History of Texas, Paperback
    What other state has been governed under six flags? What other state has lived independently as a republic? Or been influenced by so many diverse cultures? There is much for children to learn about the great state of Texas, and it's all here in capsulized version that is filled with fun, colorful il..
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  • A Concise History of the Russian Revolution, Paperback
    Richard Pipes's authoritative history of the "violent and disruptive acts" that created the first modern totalitarian regime portrays the crisis at the heart of the tsarist empire. Drawing on archival materials newly released in Russia, he chronicles the upheaval that began as a conservative revolt ..
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  • A Concise History of the World, Paperback
    This book tells the story of humankind as producers and reproducers from the Paleolithic to the present. Renowned social and cultural historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks brings a new perspective to world history by examining social and cultural developments across the globe, including families and kin gro..
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  • A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, Paperback
    The Fort Mims massacre changed the course of American history in many ways, not the least of which was the ensuing rise of one Andrew Jackson to the national stage. The unprecedented Indian victory over the encroaching Americans who were bent on taking their lands and destroying their culture horrif..
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  • A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906, Paperback
    Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the le..
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  • A Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes, Paperback
    The deadliest campaign of vigilante justice in American history erupted in the Rocky Mountains during the Civil War when a private army hanged twenty-one troublemakers. Hailed as great heroes at the time, the Montana vigilantes are still revered as founding fathers.Combing through original sources, ..
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  • A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials, Paperback
    This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad. Antonia Fraser called it "a grisly read and an engrossing..
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  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Paperback
    Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States--Native Ame..
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  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, Paperback
    Barbara W. Tuchman--the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Guns of August--once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe. The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one ha..
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  • A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World, Paperback
    Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and..
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  • A Fate Worse Than Death: Indian Captivities in the West, 1830-1885, Paperback
    Captivity narratives have been a standard genre of writings about Indians of the East for several centuries. This title presents a collection of vivid and often brutal accounts of what happened to those men and women and children who were captured by marauding Indians during the settlement of the We..
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  • A General History of the Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates, Paperback
    Originally published in 1724 and now with an introduction and commentary by David Cordingly, best-selling author of the pirate classic Under the Black Flag this famous account of the most notorious pirates of the day was an immediate success. Written by the mysterious Captain Johnson, it appeared in..
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  • A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland, Paperback
    In 1755, New England troops embarked on a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking Acadians ("the neutral French") from Nova Scotia, killing thousands, separating innumerable families, and driving many into forests where they waged a desperate guerrilla resistance. The right of neutr..
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  • A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest, Paperback
    The Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest inhabit a vast region extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and from California to British Columbia. For more than two decades, A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest has served as a standard reference on these diverse peo..
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  • A Handbook of Norse Mythology, Paperback
    From the world's creation out of the earliest fog-country and fire-land to the final battle between the gods, this book paints a full and fascinating portrait of primitive Scandinavian lore. Its captivating tales recount the birth and ascendancy of the gods, with profiles of the chief deities and th..
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  • A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind, Paperback
    Iran is a land of contradictions. It is an Islamic republic, but one in which only 1.4 percent of the population attend Friday prayers. Iran's religious culture encompasses the most censorious and dogmatic Shi'a Muslim clerics in the world, yet its poetry insistently dwells on the joys of life: wine..
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  • A History of Japan to 1334, Paperback
    This is a straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization to 1334 by the author of Japan: A Short Cultural History. While complete in itself, it is also the first volume of a three-volume work which will be the first large-scale, comprehensive history of Japan. Taken as a whole..
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  • A History of Japan, 1334-1615, Paperback
    This is a straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization from 1334 to 1615 by the author of Japan: A Short Cultural History. While complete in itself, it is also the first volume of a three-volume work which will be the first large-scale, comprehensive history of Japan. Taken ..
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  • A History of Opera: The Last 400 Years
    Abbate and Parker's A History of Opera is the first full new history of opera in sixty years - now in paperback in an updated second edition. "The best single volume ever written on the subject." (The Times Literary Supplement). Why has opera transfixed and fascinated audiences for centuries? Caroly..
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  • A History of Reading, Paperback
    At one magical instant in your early childhood, thepage of a book that string of confused, alien ciphers shivered into meaning, and at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, areader. Noted essayist and editor Alberto Manguelmoves from this essential moment to explore thesix-th..
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  • A History of Scotland, Paperback
    The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television historian, Neil Oliver. Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badl..
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  • A History of the American People, Paperback
    -The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures, - begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. -No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind.- Johnson's history is a reinterpreta..
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  • A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Paperback
    "This history will endure; not only because Sir Winston has written it, but also because of its own inherent virtues -- its narrative power, its fine judgment of war and politics, of soldiers and statesmen, and even more because it reflects a tradition of what Englishmen in the hey-day of their empi..
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