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  • The Quiet Americans

    Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts

    *From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia—*the gripping story of four CIA agents during the early days of the Cold War—and how the United States, at the very pinnacle of its power, managed to permanently damage its moral standing in the world.“Enthralling … captivating reading.” —The New York Times Book Review**At the end of World War II, the United States was considered the victor over ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $5.99 USD

  • The Children's Blizzard

    by David Laskin ...
    “David Laskin deploys historical fact of the finest grain to tell the story of a monstrous blizzard that caught the settlers of the Great Plains utterly by surprise. . . . This is a book best read with a fire roaring in the hearth and a blanket and box of tissues near at hand.” — Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City“Heartbreaking. . . . This account of the 1888 blizzard reads like a ... Read more

    $13.49 USD

  • Europe's Last Summer

    Who Started the Great War in 1914?

    by David Fromkin ...
    When war broke out in Europe in 1914, it surprised a European population enjoying the most beautiful summer in memory. For nearly a century since, historians have debated the causes of the war. Some have cited the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; others have concluded it was unavoidable.In Europe’s Last Summer, David Fromkin provides a different answer: hostilities were commenced ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The War Behind Me

    Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

    In 2005, Deborah Nelson joined forces with military historian Nick Turse to investigate an extraordinary archive: the largest compilation of records on Vietnam-era war crimes ever to surface. The declassified Army papers were erroneously released and have since been pulled from public circulation. Few civilians have seen the documents.The files contain reports of more than 300 confirmed atrocities ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Teutonic Knights

    by William Urban ...
    The Teutonic Knights were powerful and ferocious advocates of holy war. Their history is suffused with crusading, campaigning and struggle. Feared by their enemies but respected by medieval Christendom, the knights and their Order maintained a firm hold over the Baltic and northern Germany and established a formidable regime which flourished across Central Europe for 300 years.This major new book ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • American Reckoning

    The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

    **“Few people understand the centrality of the Vietnam War to our situation as much as Christian Appy."—Ken BurnsThe critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam’s place in America’s self-image**.How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy, author of the widely praised oral history of the Vietnam War ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Price of Peace

    Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “outstanding new intellectual biography of John Maynard Keynes [that moves] swiftly along currents of lucidity and wit” (The New York Times), illuminating the world of the influential economist and his transformative ideas“A timely, lucid and compelling portrait of a man whose enduring relevance is always heightened when crisis strikes.”—The Wall Street Journal* ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Fight, Dig and Live

    The Story of the Royal Engineers in the Korean War

    The Korean War, which began with an unprovoked attack by North Korea in 1950, went on for three long years. Over 100,000 soldiers of the United Nations forces, including those of the Republic of Korea, were killed and three times that number wounded. United Kingdom casualties amounted to some 300 Officers and 4,000 Other Ranks. The Royal Engineers deployed a Field Squadron to Korea in the Autumn ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Battle for Europe

    How the Duke of Marlborough Masterminded the Defeat of the French at Blenheim

    A “wondrously enthralling” history of the bloody battle that ended Louis XIV’s dream of European domination (The Times, UK).In 1704, the armies of French King Louis XIV were poised to extend the French frontiers to the Rhine and install a French prince on the Spanish throne. But as French forces marched toward Vienna, allied armies commanded by John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and Prince ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Road to Yorktown

    The French Campaigns in the American Revolution, 1780–1783

    The fate of the American Revolution had yet to be decided when a remarkable 21-year-old Frenchman arrived in America. Louis-François-Bertrand, the Count of Lauberdière, belonged to an old noble family that traced its heritage back to the Crusades. His father, François-Charles-Mathieu, was musketeer of the guard of King Louis XV. More important, his uncle was General Rochambeau, the commander of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism

    A Short History

    by David Farber ...
    The story of modern conservatism through the lives of six leading figuresThe Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism tells the gripping story of perhaps the most significant political force of our time through the lives and careers of six leading figures at the heart of the movement. David Farber traces the history of modern conservatism from its revolt against New Deal liberalism, to its ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Passchendaele

    The Lost Victory of World War I

    by Nick Lloyd ...
    The definitive account of Passchendaele, the months-long battle that epitomizes the immense tragedy of the First World WarPasschendaele. The name of a small, seemingly insignificant Flemish village echoes across the twentieth century as the ultimate expression of meaningless, industrialized slaughter. In the summer of 1917, upwards of 500,000 men were killed or wounded, maimed, gassed, drowned, or ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Prophet's Prey

    My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints

    by Sam Brower ...
    From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the conviction of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a façade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision.In Prophet's Prey, Brower ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Meet the Candidates 2020: Pete Buttigieg

    A Voter's Guide

    by Grant Stern ...
    series Meet the Candidates
    Who is Pete Buttigieg? The mayor of South Bend, Indiana emerged from relative obscurity to become a serious contender for president of the United States of America. Is he the right foil for Donald Trump?Mayor Pete Buttigieg has raised seven million dollars and captivated the nation in media and at town halls during his short time as candidate for president of the United States. He’s a veteran of ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Unhappy Catastrophes

    The American Revolution in Central New Jersey, 1776-1782

    series Emerging Revolutionary War Series
    “The Importance of the North River (the Hudson), and the sanguine wishes of all to prevent the enemy from possessing it, have been the causes of this unhappy catastrophe.” So wrote General George Washington in 1776 as the British invaded New Jersey. Worse was to come, as the British overran the state, and the Americans suffered one unhappy catastrophe after another.Central New Jersey witnessed ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Histories of Racial Capitalism

    series Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism
    The relationship between race and capitalism is one of the most enduring and controversial historical debates. The concept of racial capitalism offers a way out of this impasse. Racial capitalism is not simply a permutation, phase, or stage in the larger history of capitalism—since the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade and the colonization of the Americas, capitalism, in both material and ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Why the French Don't Like Headscarves

    Islam, the State, and Public Space

    by John R. Bowen ...
    The French government's 2004 decision to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs from public schools puzzled many observers, both because it seemed to infringe needlessly on religious freedom, and because it was hailed by many in France as an answer to a surprisingly wide range of social ills, from violence against females in poor suburbs to anti-Semitism. Why the French Don't Like ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Year One of the Russian Revolution

    by Victor Serge ...
    An eyewitness account of the world-changing uprising—from the author of Memoirs of a Revolutionary. “A truly remarkable individual . . . an heroic work” (Richard Allday of Counterfire).Brimming with the honesty and passionate conviction for which he has become famous, Victor Serge’s account of the first year of the Russian Revolution—through all of its achievements and challenges—captures both the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Class of Hope and Change

    A Walk with Millennials

    by Deji Komolafe ...
    Reclaiming their time. Sharing their lives. Speaking their truth.Millennials, the young people who entered adulthood during the first 18 years of the 21st century, have come of age during one of the most dramatic periods in modern human history. The rapid changes taking place in their individual lives parallel the rapid changes occurring in technology, culture, economics, and politics in societies ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • A Concise History of Modern Europe

    Liberty, Equality, Solidarity

    Highlighting the key events, ideas, and individuals that shaped modern Europe, this lively book provides a concise history of the continent from the Enlightenment to the present day. Drawing on the enduring theme of revolution, David S. Mason explores the political, economic, and scientific causes and consequences of revolution; the development of human rights and democracy; and issues of European ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Women Workers in the Second World War

    Production and Patriarchy in Conflict

    series Routledge Library Editions: Women's History
    The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work.This study challenges such a picture. The state approached the removal of women from the domestic sphere with extreme caution, in spite of the desperate need for women’s labour in war work. Women’s own preferences were ... Read more

    $52.99 USD

  • The Wars of German Unification

    series Modern Wars
    The Wars of German Unification is the definitive account of the three of the most decisive conflicts in the history of modern Europe. In this new edition, Dennis Showalter offers a thoroughly updated look at the wars and their context that will be invaluable for those interested in the military, social and political history of the period.Showalter explores how the Schleswig-Holstein conflict of ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

    by Richard Pipes ...
    **An authoritative history of the Russian Revolution and the "violent and disruptive acts" that created the first modern totalitarian regime, portraying the crisis at the heart of the tsarist empire"A deep and eloquent condemnation of the revolution and its aftermath." —The New York Times**Drawing on archival materials released in Russia, Richard Pipes chronicles the upheaval that began as a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • America's Victories

    Why America Wins Wars and Why They Will Win the War on Terror

    In America's Victories, Professor Larry Schweikart restores the truth about our amazing military heritage. Just as he did in his acclaimed previous book, A Patriot's History of the United States, Professor Schweikart cuts through the distortions passed along by academia and the media ... Read more

    $9.99 USD