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  • A Madman's Will: John Randolph, Four Hundred Slaves, and the Mirage of Freedom

    by Gregory May ...
    The untold saga of John Randolph’s 383 slaves, freed in his much-contested will of 1821, finally comes to light.Few legal cases in American history are as riveting as the controversy surrounding the will of Virginia Senator John Randolph (1773–1833), which—almost inexplicably—freed all 383 of his slaves in one of the largest and most publicized manumissions in American history. So famous is the ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Rommel

    A Reappraisal

    How should history judge the life and career of Erwin Rommel, the most famous German general of the Second World War, seventy years after his death on 14 October 1944? In his own time and in the years immediately after the war his reputation as a great and chivalrous commander grew to the point where it took on almost legendary proportions, and the legend is still with us today. His apparent ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel

    Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I

    by Douglas Brunt ...
    The hidden history of one of the world’s greatest inventors, a man who disrupted the status quo and then disappeared into thin air on the eve of World War I—this book answers the hundred-year-old mystery of what really became of Rudolf Diesel.September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • American Ulysses

    A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America’s greatest generals—and most misunderstood presidentsWinner of the William Henry Seward Award for Excellence in Civil War Biography • Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book PrizeIn his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • American Prometheus

    The Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture OPPENHEIMER

    THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE OPPENHEIMER • "A riveting account of one of history’s most essential and paradoxical figures.”—Christopher Nolan#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • The definitive biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • At Dawn We Slept

    The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor; Revised Edition

    Revisit the definitive book on Pearl Harbor in advance of the 78th anniversary (December 7, 2019) of the "date which will live in infamy"At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • The Art of Community

    Seven Principles for Belonging

    This practical leadership guide offers seven timeless principles for building a supportive and inclusive community with a strong sense of purpose.Many people think of “community” as something that happens by accident or emerges naturally over time. But in The Art of Community, Charles Vogl shows that there are specific principles that leaders can use to create or strengthen communities. Drawing on ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

    Memory and the American Revolution

    George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Corky Lee Book

    Google Honor of US Asian American Photographer with a Doodle |Life, Legacy, and Interesting Facts About Him|

    by James Johnson ...
    "Corky Lee: Life, Legacy, and Interesting Facts About Him" is an engaging and instructive book that honors the astounding accomplishments of one of the most significant photographers in American history. Born in Queens, New York, Corky Lee grew up with a love for photography and a desire to utilize his work to promote social justice and equality.Throughout his life, Corky Lee captured the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Going Downtown

    The War Against Hanoi and Washington

    GOING DOWNTOWN: The War Against Hanoi and Washington by Jack Broughton. A combat aviation classic. “Going Downtown” was the term American combat pilots used to denote the almost daily and invariably dangerous combat missions against the North Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, and its environs. To Colonel Jack Broughton, a veteran of the Korean War, former leader of the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Mi amiga Anne Frank

    La verdadera Anne Frank, descrita por su mejor amiga

    Las conmovedoras memorias de Hannah Pick-Goslar, superviviente del holocausto, la mejor amiga de Anne Frank. Una mirada íntima a sus vidas y a su amistad.Con cinco años, Hannah Pick-Goslar huyó con su familia a Ámsterdam para escapar de la Alemania nazi. El primer día de cole allí, entabló amistad con una niña extrovertida y avispada llamada Anne Frank. Durante unos años maravillosos las dos ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Worldly Philosopher

    The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman

    Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change.Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman grew up amid the ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Black Hearts

    One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death

    by Jim Frederick ...
    “Riveting. . . a testament to a misconceived war, and to the ease with which ordinary men, under certain conditions, can transform into monsters.”—New York Times Book ReviewThis is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq’s so-called Triangle of Death, a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

    the classic true story from an SAS hero

    by Andy McNab ...
    In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO.Each man laden with 15 stone of equipment, they ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)

    by Anne Frank ...
    Among the most powerful accounts of the Nazi occupation, "The Diary of Anne Frank" chronicles the life of Anne Frank, a thirteen-year old girl fleeing her home in Amsterdam to go into hiding. Anne reveals the relationships between eight people living under miserable conditions: facing hunger, threat of discovery and the worst horrors the modern world had seen. In these pages, she grows up to be a ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Prairie Fires

    The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie booksMillions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Master of Disguise

    My Secret Life in the CIA

    From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action. In the first ever memoir by a top-level operative to be authorized by the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez reveals the cunning tricks and insights that helped save hundreds from deadly situations.Adept at creating new identities for anyone, anywhere, Mendez was involved in operations all over the world, from "Wild ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $12.49 USD

  • Charles I's Executioners

    Civil War, Regicide & the Republic

    by James Hobson ...
    This biographical history of the English Civil War profiles the lives and ultimate fates of the nearly 60 men who sentenced their king to death.On January 30th, 1649, King Charles I was executed on a scaffold outside the Banqueting House of Whitehall. The parliamentarian High Court of Justice declared him guilty of treason, disregarding the Divine Right of Kings. Fifty-nine commissioners signed ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Great Improvisation

    Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

    by Stacy Schiff ...
    Soon to be a streaming series ● In this dazzling work of history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his careerIn December of 1776 a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins an enthralling narrative account of how Benjamin Franklin--seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Swamp Fox

    How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution

    by John Oller ...
    This comprehensive biography of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, covers his famous wartime stories as well as a private side of him that has rarely been exploredIn the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign." Employing insurgent guerrilla tactics that became ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Charles Darwin

    Victorian Mythmaker

    by A.N. Wilson ...
    A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life.With the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin—hailed as the man who "discovered evolution"—was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo, Copernicus, and Newton. Eminent writer A. N. Wilson challenges this long-held assumption. Contextualizing Darwin and his ... Read more

    $13.49 USD

  • The Mirage Factory

    Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles

    by Gary Krist ...
    From bestselling author Gary Krist, the story of the metropolis that never should have been and the visionaries who dreamed it into realityLittle more than a century ago, the southern coast of California—bone-dry, harbor-less, isolated by deserts and mountain ranges—seemed destined to remain scrappy farmland. Then, as if overnight, one of the world’s iconic cities emerged. At the heart of Los ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Diary of Lady Murasaki

    The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki (c. 973-c. 1020), author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi. Told in a series of vignettes, it offers revealing glimpses of the Japanese imperial palace - the auspicious birth of a prince, rivalries between the Emperor's consorts, with sharp criticism of Murasaki's fellow ladies-in-waiting ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Red Baron of Arizona

    The Amazing True Story of James Reavis, Who Perpetrated One of the Greatest Swindles in History - and Almost Stole the State of Arizona from the U.S.

    The amazing true story of the most astonishing crime in American history: how a streetcar conductor from St. Louis devised a fraud that frightened millions, duped the smartest lawyers and—until the bubble burst—maintained him and his “baroness” in truly royal luxury and pomp while laying claim to nearly four and a half million acres of southwestern U.S. land.Beginning in 1881 and continuing for ... Read more

    $0.99 USD