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  • The Wild Blue

    The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-1945

    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 young men who flew the B-24s over Germany in World War II fought against horrific odds, and, in The Wild Blue, Ambrose recounts their extraordinary heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Cultural Revolution

    A People's History, 1962—1976

    **The concluding volume--following Mao's Great Famine and The Tragedy of Liberation--in Frank Dikötter's award-winning trilogy chronicling the Communist revolution in China.After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958–1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat ... Read more

    $13.59 USD

  • From Shanghai to the Burma Railway

    The Memoirs & Letters of Richard Laird, A Japanese Prisoner of War

    by Rory Laird ...
    A graphic record of one man’s experience in an infamous POW camp during World War II, and how he survived being forced to build the “Death Railway.”Captured after fighting in the Malayan Campaign, Richard Laird was incarcerated in Changi before being drafted as slave labor with “F” Force on the notorious Burma Railway. He was one of only 400 out of 1600 to survive Songkurai No. 2 Camp, despite ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • From Front Porch to Back Seat

    Courtship in Twentieth-Century America

    From gentleman callers to big men on campus, from Coke dates to "parking," From Front Porch to Back Seat is the vivid history of dating in America. In chronicling a dramatic shift in patterns of courtship between the 1920s and the 1960s, Beth Bailey offers a provocative view of how we sought out mates-and of what accounted for our behavior. More than a quarter-century has passed since the dating ... Read more

    $22.09 USD

  • Why Liberalism Failed

    series Politics and Culture
    Has liberalism failed because it has succeeded?Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism’s proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • My Opposition

    The Diary of Friedrich Kellner - A German against the Third Reich

    This is a truly unique account of Nazi Germany at war and of one man's struggle against totalitarianism. A mid-level official in a provincial town, Friedrich Kellner kept a secret diary from 1939 to 1945, risking his life to record Germany's path to dictatorship and genocide, and to protest his countrymen's complicity in the regime's brutalities. Just one month into the war he notes how soldiers ... Read more

    $11.89 USD

  • Diario de Berlín. 1936-1941

    Diario de Berlín es un clásico, la mejor crónica de la Europa de entreguerras, un libro que sigue siendo de lectura obligada para conocer el período más oscuro y fascinante del siglo XX.Publicado por vez primera en 1941, la clarividencia, la pasión y la tensión de Diario de Berlín encontraron un público ávido de información y lo convirtieron de inmediato en un texto de referencia sobre el torrente ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Warburgs

    The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family

    by Ron Chernow ...
    From the Pulitzer Prize–winning bestselling author of Alexander Hamilton, the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical, comes this definitive biography of the Warburgs, one of the great German-Jewish banking families of the twentieth century.Bankers, philanthropists, scholars, socialites, artists, and politicians, the Warburgs stood at the pinnacle of German (and, later, of German-American) Jewry. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • A Night to Remember

    The Sinking of the Titanic

    by Walter Lord ...
    series The Titanic Chronicles #1
    #1 New York Times Bestseller: The definitive book on the sinking of the Titanic, based on interviews with survivors, by the author of The Miracle of Dunkirk.At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world’s most famous ocean liner striking an ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Emigrants

    by W. G. Sebald ...
    Translated by Michael Hulse ...
    "A masterpiece."—Richard Eder, The New York Times.Published to enormous critical acclaim in the US, The Emigrants has been acclaimed as "one of the best novels to appear since World War II" (Review of Contemporary Fiction) and three times chosen as the 1996 International Book of the Year. The poignant and acclaimed novel about the beauty of lost things, while the protagonist traces the lives of ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War

    by Philip Bell ...

    $20.19 USD

  • Smyrna, September 1922

    One American's Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century's First Genocide

    by Lou Ureneck ...
    The harrowing story of a Methodist Minister and a principled American naval officer who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians—a tale of bravery, morality, and politics, published to coincide with the genocide’s centennial.The year was 1922: World War I had just come to a close, the Ottoman Empire was in decline, and Asa Jennings, a YMCA ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • T-54/55

    The Most-Produced Tank in Military History

    series TankCraft
    A guide that blends the history behind this Soviet, Cold War-era battle tank with resources for military vehicle modeling enthusiasts.During the Cold War, the T-54/55 series of tanks represented the most serious threat to NATO land forces in Europe. Available in huge quantities, it formed the core of the Warsaw Pact armored warfare doctrine, which envisaged massed tank attacks against the weakest ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Airlines at War

    British Civil Aviation, 1939–1944

    The brave efforts of the pilots and crew of the RAF during the Second World War are well-known but there was another body of aviators that played a significant role in the conflict the men and women of the civilian airlines.The British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was formed shortly after the outbreak of war in November 1939 by the amalgamation of Imperial Airways and British Airways. ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Blood and Ruins

    The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945

    by Richard Overy ...
    'Overy has written many fine books, but Blood and Ruins is his masterpiece. It puts all previous single-volume works of the conflict in the shade' Saul David, The Times'This book is Richard Overy's magnum opus ... It would be difficult to overstate the brilliance with which argument and insight are interwoven in a fast-paced narrative' John Darwin, Times Literary SupplementA bold new approach to ... Read more

    $45.69 USD

  • La CIA y la guerra fría cultural

    Una historia apasionante de un sistema de mecenazgo clandestino que no tiene precedentes en la historia contemporánea.Durante la guerra fría los escritores y los artistas se enfrentaron a un gran reto. En la esfera soviética, se esperaba que produjeran obras que exaltaran la militancia, la lucha y un optimismo sin límites. En Occidente, la libertad de expresión era la virtud más preciada de las ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Speech (Nutuk) English Edition

    The Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923 as a modern nation‐state. The years preceding this, 1919 to 1922, are seen by the Turks as the years of their struggle for independence (millî mücadele), led by Mustafa Kemal (1881–1938), later known as Atatürk and the first president of the republic. On October 15–20, 1927, Mustafa Kemal presented his famous six‐day speech (Nutuk) at the General Congress ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Avenue of Spies

    A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

    by Alex Kershaw ...
    The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II.The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Guns of August

    The Outbreak of World War I; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War eraIn this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Black Diamonds

    The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

    From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest familiesFans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England’s aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • On Tyranny

    Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    #1 New York Times Bestseller • A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Midnight in Chernobyl

    The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

    A New York Times Best Book of the YearA Time Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence WinnerOne of NPR’s Best Books of 2019Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful in... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Russia in Revolution

    An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928

    by S. A. Smith ...
    The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth century. Historian S. A. Smith presents a panoramic account of the history of the Russian empire, from the last years of the nineteenth century, through the First World War and the ... Read more

    $22.79 USD $12.39 USD

  • December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World

    31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World

    by Craig Shirley ...
    December 1941 traces, day-by-day, the most important 31 days in the history of America's participation in WWII, which snuffed out the lives of millions and changed history forever.From December 1, 1941, until the morning of December 7, 1941, America was at peace and-with the exception of the stubborn and persistent high unemployment of the Great Depression-was a relatively happy country. By the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD