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  • The Proud Tower

    A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series

    The 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 eraDuring the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass was “heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.” In The ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Allies Strike Back, 1941–1943

    by James Holland ...
    series The War in the West
    Volume two in this “expert, anecdote-filled, thoroughly entertaining” history of WWII follows The Rise of Germany as the Allied forces turn the tides (Kirkus).James Holland’s The Rise of Germany, the first volume in his War in the West trilogy, was widely praised for his impeccable research and lively narrative. Covering the dawn of World War II, it ended at a point when the Nazi war machine ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

    FINALIST • 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTIONAn immersive tale of the killing of a Native American man and its far-reaching implications for the definition of justice from early America to today.On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked an Indigenous hunter and left him for dead near ... Read more

    $18.89 USD

  • The Rise of Germany, 1939–1941

    The War in the West

    by James Holland ...
    An account of the early years of World War II based on extensive new research: “A genuinely fresh approach . . . exceptional” (The Wall Street Journal).James Holland, one of the leading young historians of World War II, has spent over a decade conducting new research, interviewing survivors, and exploring archives that have never before been so accessible to unearth forgotten memoirs, letters, and ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The World War II Collection

    The Miracle of Dunkirk, Day of Infamy, and Incredible Victory

    by Walter Lord ...
    Full-length accounts of three decisive WWII events—Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the evacuation of Dunkirk—from a #1 New York Times–bestselling author.In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler’s blitzkrieg, retreated to the beach at Dunkirk. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered an evacuation on May 26, expecting to save no more than a handful of his men. But ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • The 9.9 Percent

    The New Aristocracy That Is Entrenching Inequality and Warping Our Culture

    A scorching, trenchant, analysis of how the wealthiest group in American society is making life miserable for everyone—including themselves.In 21st century America, the top 0.1% of the wealth distribution have walked away with the big prizes even while the bottom 90% have lost ground. What’s left of the American Dream has taken refuge in the 9.9% that lies just below the tip of extreme wealth. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Captured at the Imjin River

    The Korean War Memoirs of a Gloster

    by David Green ...
    The author, a young conscript, fought with The Glorious Glosters at the legendary Imjin River battle. Heavily outnumbered by the Chinese and subjected to 'human-wave' infantry attacks, he and his colleagues suffered the trauma of being overrun and the vast majority of those who were not killed became POWs. This serious reverse of fortunes shocked postwar Britain but the bravery of the Battalion ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • 1913

    In Search of the World Before the Great War

    Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features -- last summers in grand aristocratic residences -- or its most destructive ones: the unresolved ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Rising Sun

    The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945

    by John Toland ...
    series Modern Library War
    “[The Rising Sun] is quite possibly the most readable, yet informative account of the Pacific war.”—Chicago Sun-TimesThis Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author’s words, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Unsettled

    What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters

    "Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts.""Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent.""Climate change will be an economic disaster."You've heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading.When it comes to climate change, the media, politicians, and other prominent voic... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin

    Honor in International Relations

    Since Russia has re-emerged as a global power, its foreign policies have come under close scrutiny. In Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin, Andrei P. Tsygankov identifies honor as the key concept by which Russia's international relations are determined. He argues that Russia's interests in acquiring power, security and welfare are filtered through this cultural belief and that different ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • From the Monastery to the World

    The Letters of Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal

    Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal were both poets and priests, wholly committed to a life of spiritual contemplation which was never far from the gritty work that lead them to risk life and reputation in order to raise worldwide consciousness concerning issues of social justice and the abuse of human rights. From the Monastery to the World collects the complete correspondence between these ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Butchering Art

    Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

    Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science WritingShort-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book PrizeA Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers WeeklyA Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead WakeIn The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris ... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley

    African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner

    Florida Historical Society Charlton Tebeau AwardIn this revised and expanded edition of Anna Kingsley’s remarkable life story, Daniel Schafer draws on new discoveries to prove true the longstanding rumors that Anna Madgigine Jai was originally a princess from the royal family of Jolof in Senegal. Captured from her homeland in 1806, she became first an American slave, later a slaveowner, and ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Abandoned

    Foundlings in Nineteenth-Century New York City

    by Julie Miller ...
    Two interesting items:The author's article in New York ArchivesA letter regarding foundlings in The Riverdale PressIn the nineteenth century, foundlings—children abandoned by their desperately poor, typically unmarried mothers, usually shortly after birth—were commonplace in European society. There were asylums in every major city to house abandoned babies, and writers made them the heroes of ... Read more

    $26.59 USD

  • The Year of Peril

    America in 1942

    A fascinating chronicle of how the character of American society revealed itself under the duress of World War IIThe Second World War exists in the American historical imagination as a time of unity and optimism. In 1942, however, after a series of defeats in the Pacific and the struggle to establish a beachhead on the European front, America seemed to be on the brink of defeat and was beginning ... Read more

    $21.59 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

  • 90s Bitch

    Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality

    Finalist for the Los Angeles Press Club Book Award, muse to a Givenchy fashion collection, and recommended by the The New York Times, The Skimm, US Weekly, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Refinery 29, Book Riot, Bitch Media, and more."Yarrow’s biting autopsy of the decade scrutinizes the way society reduced — or “bitchified” — women at work, women at home, women in court, even women on ice ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Empire and Holy War in the Mediterranean

    The Galley and Maritime Conflict between the Habsburgs and Ottomans

    In the century after 1530 the empires of the Habsburgs of Spain and the Ottoman Turks fought a maritime war that seemed destined to lead nowhere:: lasting peace was as unlikely as final triumph, in part because the salient feature of this conflict was a violent form of piracy practiced by the 'corsairs' of North African and Malta. It was fundamentally a war of unequal means, since the Habsburgs of ... Read more

    $28.19 USD

  • Lieutenant Nun

    Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World

    One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. During her ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • 1969

    The Year Everything Changed

    In 1969, man landed on the moon; the “Miracle Mets” captivated sports fans; students took over college campuses and demonstrators battled police; America witnessed the Woodstock music festival; Hollywood produced Easy Rider; Kurt Vonnegut published Slaughterhouse-Five; punk music was born; and there was murder at Altamont Speedway. Compelling, timely, and a blast to read, 1969 chronicles the year ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A History of France

    **An “engaging, enthusiastic, sympathetic, funny” journey through French history from the New York Times–bestselling author of Absolute Monarchs (The Wall Street Journal).Beginning with Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul in the first century BC, this study of French history comprises a cast of legendary characters―Charlemagne, Louis XIV, Napoleon, Joan of Arc, and Marie Antoinette, to name a few―as ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Never in Finer Company

    The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion

    Uncover the larger-than-life story of World War I's "Lost Battalion" and the men who survived the ordeal, triumphed in battle, and fought the demons that lingered.In the first week of October, 1918, six hundred men attacked into Europe's forbidding Argonne Forest. Against all odds, they surged through enemy lines—alone. They were soon surrounded and besieged. As they ran out of ammunition, water, ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $3.99 USD