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  • I Am a Bacha Posh

    My Life as a Woman Living as a Man in Afghanistan

    Translated by Peter E. Chianchiano Jr. ...
    A 2015 Amelia Bloomer List Selection"You will be a son, my daughter." With these stunning words Ukmina learned that she was to spend her childhood as a boy.In Afghanistan there is a widespread practice of girls dressing as boys to play the role of a son. These children are called bacha posh: literally "girls dressed as boys." This practice offers families the freedom to allow their child to shop ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Saratoga

    Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War

    Historian Richard M. Ketchum's Saratoga vividly details the turning point in America's Revolutionary War.In the summer of 1777 (twelve months after the Declaration of Independence) the British launched an invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne. It was the campaign that was supposed to the rebellion, but it resulted in a series of battles that changed America's history and that of the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Splendid and the Vile

    A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

    by Erik Larson ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis“One of [Erik Larson’s] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment.”—Time • “A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.” ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Racecraft

    The Soul of Inequality in American Life

    Hailed by Zadie Smith and Ta-Nehisi Coates, this new edition of the celebrated contemporary work on race and racism “ought to be positioned at the center of any discussion of race in American life” (Bookforum).Most people assume racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Crimean War

    A History

    by Orlando Figes ...
    Please note that the maps available in the print edition do not appear in the ebook.From "the great storyteller of modern Russian historians," (Financial Times) the definitive account of the forgotten war that shaped the modern ageThe Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale—these are the enduring icons of the Crimean War. Less well-known is that this savage war (1853-1856) killed almost ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Lightning Down

    A World War II Story of Survival

    by Tom Clavin ...
    An American fighter pilot doomed to die in Buchenwald but determined to survive.On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his forty-fourth combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Tom Clavin's Lightning Down tells this largely untold and riveting true story ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • His Truth Is Marching On

    John Lewis and the Power of Hope

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of AmericaNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND COSMOPOLITANJohn Lewis, who at age twenty-five ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Arc of Justice

    A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

    by Kevin Boyle ...
    An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggleIn 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Need to Know

    World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence

    **A New Yorker "Best Books of 2022" selection“Need to Know is the most thorough and detailed history available on the origins of U.S. intelligence.” —Michael Morell, former Deputy Director and Acting Director, CIAHistorian and former CIA officer Nicholas Reynolds, the New York Times bestselling author of Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy, uncovers the definitive history of American intelligence during ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $13.99 USD

  • Waging a Good War

    A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968

    #1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas E. Ricks offers a new take on the Civil Rights Movement, stressing its unexpected use of military strategy and its lessons for nonviolent resistance around the world."Ricks does a tremendous job of putting the reader inside the hearts and souls of the young men and women who risked so much to change America . . . Riveting." ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Patton, Third Army And Operational Maneuver

    On 16 December 1944, the German Army launched an offensive in the Ardennes to split Allied forces and retake the ports of Antwerp and Liege. The German advance split the XII Army forces and left the 101st Airborne Division surrounded at Bastogne. To relieve the encircled units in the Ardennes and defeat the German offensive, Third Army conducted an impressive counterattack into the flank of the ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • World War 2 Afrika Korps

    series World War 2
    AFRIKA KORPS: When the Italian Dictator Mussolini’s forces were chased across the North African desert into Libya by inferior British forces, Hitler decided to halt the route by sending a few “light” divisions into Africa to stem another Italian defeat. “The Afrika Korps,” as this force came to be called, was suppose to halt the British advance and stabilize the front lines for the Italians. But ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Kemp: An Arrow for the Crown

    by Jonathan Lunn ...
    Book 5 - Arrows of Albion
    There’s no way out this time… An unputdownable medieval adventure from a master of the genreHaunted by guilt and his sins, archer Martin Kemp is in Scotland to collect on a debt when war breaks out afresh. The border erupts in bloody violence.Stalked through heather and forest by French men-at-arms sent to stir up the Scots against the English, Kemp and his friend Ieuan find themselves roped into ... Read more

    $5.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • The Confidence Men

    How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

    by Margalit Fox ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Great Escape for the Great War: the astonishing true story of two World War I prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.FINALIST FOR THE EDGAR® AWARD • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR • “Fox unspools Jones and Hill’s delightfully elaborate scheme in nail-biting episodes that advance like a narrative Rube Goldberg ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Personality And Strategy:

    How The Personalities Of General MacArthur And Admiral King Shaped Allied Strategy In The Pacific In World War Two

    This thesis examines the impact that the dominant personalities of General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Ernest King had in shaping Allied strategy in the Pacific during the Second World War. The concept of dominant personality is defined as containing three essential elements: arrogance, tenacity, and supreme competence. The lives of MacArthur and King are examined, demonstrating that the actions ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Ring of Steel

    Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I

    A prize-winning, magisterial history of World War I from the perspective of the defeated Central Powers**For the Central Powers, the First World War started with high hopes for an easy victory. But those hopes soon deteriorated as Germany's attack on France failed, Austria-Hungary's armies suffered catastrophic losses, and Britain's ruthless blockade brought both nations to the brink of starvation ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Where Poppies Blow

    The British Soldier, Nature, the Great War

    Winner of the 2017 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writingThe natural history of the Western Front during the First World War'If it weren't for the birds, what a hell it would be.'During the Great War, soldiers lived inside the ground, closer to nature than many humans had lived for centuries. Animals provided comfort and interest to fill the blank hours in the trenches - bird ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Operational Leadership As Practiced By Field Marshal Erwin Rommel During The German Campaign In North Africa, 1941-1942

    : Success Or Failure?

    The Germans entered the North African theater to alleviate pressure on the Italians and prevent the collapse of the Italian Fascist regime. Rommel arrived in North Africa, and despite orders to establish a blocking force, immediately went on the offensive with the objective of forcing the Allies out of North Africa. After two years of fighting, Rommel and his forces were defeated.This paper ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Fannie Lou Hamer

    America's Freedom Fighting Woman

    series Library of African American Biography
    "[T]his is a testimonial to a courageous woman and her deep commitment to human rights." Booklist**, Starred Review** •An accessible biography of Fannie Lou Hamer that reveals pivotal moments within a remarkable life that spanned 59 tumultuous years in the history of American race relations.In 1964, Fannie Lou Hamer delivered a heart-wrenching testimony before the Democratic National Convention’s ... Read more

    $30.99 USD

  • Nazi Gold

    The Full Story of the Fifty-Year Swiss-Nazi Conspiracy to Steal Billions from Europe's Jews and Holocaust Survivors

    by Tom Bower ...
    A “compelling [and] carefully researched” account of greed, duplicity, and an unholy partnership between Switzerland and the Third Reich (The Washington Times).In the third and fourth decades of the twentieth century, the European continent fell, nation by nation, to Nazi Germany’s invincible war machine. But Switzerland remained neutral during World War II, taking no side and bowing to no master. ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • From Siege to Surgical:

    The Evolution of Urban Combat from World War II to the Present and Its Effect on Current Doctrine

    This study investigates what effect the evolution of urban combat from World War II to the present has had on current urban combat doctrine. Urban combat operations have played a pivotal role in the conflicts of the twentieth century, and will continue to be a crucial part of future U.S. power projection operations. It is imperative that lessons learned from previous urban combat operations be ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Seizing Power

    The Strategic Logic of Military Coups

    How coups happen and why half of them fail.While coups drive a majority of regime changes and are responsible for the overthrow of many democratic governments, there has been very little empirical work on the subject. Seizing Power develops a new theory of coup dynamics and outcomes, drawing on 300 hours of interviews with coup participants and an original dataset of 471 coup attempts worldwide ... Read more

    $30.99 USD

  • The Storm Before the Storm

    The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

    by Mike Duncan ...
    The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Courage Under Fire

    The 101st Airborne’s Hidden Battle at Tam Ky

    by Ed Sherwood ...
    “A thorough examination of Operation Lamar Plain from the point of view of the soldiers on the ground, particularly those of Sherwood’s company.” —ARMY MagazineCourage Under Fire is the first book published about Operation Lamar Plain. After 50 years, the story of the renowned 101st Airborne’s major offensive near Tam Ky, South Vietnam remains largely unknown. Fighting at Tam Ky by the 1st Brigade ... Read more

    $15.99 USD