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What Really Happened: The Lincoln Assassination

by Robert J. Hutchinson & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2020)

After 150 years, many unsolved mysteries and enduring urban legends still surround the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by the popular stage actor John Wilkes Booth.

In a new look at the case, award-winning author...


The Flying Tigers

by John Toland & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2020)

During World War II, a group of American fighter pilots roamed the skies over China and Burma, menacing the Japanese war effort without letup. Flamboyant, daring, and courageous, they were called the Flying...


We Are Not Such Things

by Justine van der Leun & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (August 09, 2016)

Justine van der Leun reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth and reconciliation, loyalty, justice, race, and class.

The...


This Ain't No Holiday Inn

by James Lough, Alex Hyde-White, Gabrielle de Cuir & Robertson Dean et al. Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2020)

During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone.

This...


Walking the Old Road

by Staci Lola Drouillard Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2020)

The story of a once vibrant, now vanished off-reservation Ojibwe village--and a vital chapter of the history of the North Shore

At the turn of the nineteenth century, one mile east of Grand Marais, Minnesota,...


Night Fighter

by Charles W. Sasser, William H. Hamilton, Bill Thatcher & Craig Roberts Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

For readers of American Sniper, the stirring account of a life of service by the "father of the US Navy SEALs"

One month after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, when President John F. Kennedy pressed Congress about America's...


The Better Angels

by Robert C. Plumb, Kate Mulligan & Elisabeth Griffith Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2020)

Excellent biographies have been written about Clara Barton, Sarah Josepha Hale, Julia Ward Howe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman, but their lives have never been looked at together as they intertwined...


Arnhem

by Iain Ballantyne & Ralph Lister Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

"It was a bridge too far, and perhaps the whole plan was doomed to failure from the start, but we had to try, didn't we?"

September 17, 1944: 30,000 airborne soldiers prepare to drop sixty-four miles behind enemy...


But Not in Shame

by John Toland & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

December 7, 1941--at exactly 7:55 a.m. on a seemingly peaceful Sunday morning, the United States was plunged into the greatest war in history!

What were the events which determined the Pearl Harbor catastrophe?...


A Native's Return, 1945-1988

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

The prominent journalist, historian, and author--an eyewitness to some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century--tells the story of his final years.

In this last book of a three-volume series, William...


The Purple Diaries

by Joseph Egan & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (November 22, 2016)

The year 1936 was a great year for the movie industry. The financial setbacks of the Great Depression were subsiding, so theater attendance was up. Americans everywhere were watching the stars, and few stars...


The Nile

by Toby Wilkinson & Peter Ganim Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2020)

The Nile, like all of Egypt, is both timeless and ever-changing. In these pages, renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey downriver that is both history and travelogue. We begin at the First...


Flames in the Field

by Rita Kramer & Kate Reading Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2020)

This is the true story of four brave women secretly sent into the darkness of Nazi-occupied France to carry out Winston Churchill's plan to "set Europe ablaze." Caught in a web of deception surrounding the preparations...


Captured by History

by John Toland & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2020)

Captured by History is an autobiography like none other, for few historians have interviewed as many men and women who helped shape the most momentous events of our century than John Toland. Here, for the first...


It Wasn't about Slavery

by Samuel W. Mitcham & John McLain Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2020)

Was the Civil War really about slavery? Or was it a war fought over money? Civil War historian Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. (Vicksburg, Bust Hell Wide Open) opens his fascinating new book, It Wasn't About Slavery,...


The Art of War

by Sun Tzu, Gabra Zackman & Michael Nylan Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2020)

For the first time in any modern language, a female scholar and translator reimagines The Art of War.

Sun Tzu's ancient book of strategy and psychology has as much to tell us today as when it was first written...


A Deadly Affair

by Tom Henderson & Richard Powers Blackstone Publishing (December 12, 2017)

A promising young attorney and a dedicated family man, Michael Fletcher seemed to have it all. But in the summer of 2000, Michael found himself standing trial for the murder of his pregnant wife, Leann. The...


Natural Rivals

by John Clayton & Richard Powers Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

This dynamic examination traces the lives of two of the most influential figures and their dueling approaches on America's natural landscape.

John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected...


Policing the Open Road

by Sarah A. Seo & Nancy Wu Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 2020)

How the rise of the car, the symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing-with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system.

When Americans...


The Black Man on the Titanic

by Serge Bilé & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 2020)

Joseph Laroche was an anomaly among the passengers of the Titanic. He was exceptionally well-educated in a time when few black men had access to an education-and when even fewer were able to travel on a luxurious...


(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living

Eye of the Tiger

by John Edmund Delezen & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)

"We live together under the thick canopy, each searching for the other; the same leeches and mosquitoes that feed on our blood feed on his blood." John Edmund Delezen felt a kinship with the people he was to...


The Three Graces of Val-Kill

Sparta’s First Attic War

In the Cauldron

by Lew Paper & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2020)

This is not just another book about Pearl Harbor. It is the story of Joseph Grew, America's ambassador to Japan, and his frantic effort in the months before the Pearl Harbor attack to orchestrate an agreement...


American Demagogue

Empire of Mud

Codeword Overlord

Oblivion or Glory

Pandora’s Lab

Golf's Greatest Championship

by Julian I. Graubart & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2009)

The 1960 US Open Golf Championship played atCherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado, remains perhaps the mostdramatic, competitive, and passionate of all US Open championships. In 1960,the young lions...


Paris in the Fifties

by Stanley Karnow & Christopher Hurt Blackstone Publishing (February 13, 2012)

In June 1947, fresh out of college and long before he would win the Pulitzer Prize and become known as one of America’s finest historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay...


Jefferson the Virginian

by Dumas Malone & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2009)

This is the first volume of distinguished historian Dumas Malone’s Pulitzer Prize–winning six-volume work on the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. Based on vast resources, it covers Jefferson’s ancestry,...


Topsy

by Michael Daly & Mark Peckham Blackstone Publishing (July 02, 2013)

In 1903 at the soon-to-open Luna Park on Coney Island, anelephant named Topsy was electrocuted, likely with advice from Thomas Edison,whose film crew recorded the horrible event. Over the past century, thisbizarre,...


Young Mr. Roosevelt

by Stanley Weintraub & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

In Young Mr.Roosevelt Stanley Weintraub evokes Franklin Delano Roosevelt's politicaland wartime beginnings. An unpromising patrician playboy appointed assistantsecretary of the Navy in 1913, Roosevelt learned...


The Witch

by Ronald Hutton & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (September 05, 2017)

Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history.

The witch came to prominence--and often a painful death--in early...


Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

by Lisa J. Shannon & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (February 03, 2015)

International human rights activist Lisa Shannonspent many afternoons at the kitchen table having tea with her friend FranciscaThelin, who often spoke of her childhood in Congo. Thelin would conjure vividimages...


Crucible of Command

by William C. Davis & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (January 06, 2015)

A dual biography of two iconic leaders: how they fought abloody, brutal war then forged a lasting peace that fundamentally changed ournation

They met in person only four times, yet these two mendetermined the...


A Concise History of the Middle East, Ninth Edition

by Arthur Goldschmidt, Lawrence Davidson & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (May 24, 2010)

The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent...


Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

by Wallace Stegner & Mark Bramhall Blackstone Publishing (August 12, 2010)

Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner recounts the remarkable career of Major John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland...


Berlin Diary

by William L. Shirer & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (June 20, 2011)

By the acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day, eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is the private, personal,...


Stealing the General

by Russell S. Bonds & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (April 12, 2011)

On April 12, 1862—one year to the day after Confederate guns opened on Fort Sumter and started the Civil War—a tall, mysterious smuggler and self-appointed Union spy named James J. Andrews and nineteen infantry...


The Patriot's History Reader

by Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty, Michael Allen & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (June 28, 2011)

An original collection of the most influential documents in American history from the bestselling authors of A Patriot’s History of the United States

Since 2005, A Patriot’s History of the United States has...


The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire

by H. W. Crocker & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (October 25, 2011)

Nothing offends liberals and leftists more than Western imperialism--it is racism, sexism, and chauvinism all in one. And of course the epitome of Western imperialism is the British Empire, the biggest empire...


Churchill's Bomb

by Graham Farmelo & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Perhaps no scientific development has shaped the courseof modern history as much as the harnessing of nuclear energy. Yet thetwentieth century might have turned out differently had greater influence overthis...


The Great Debate

by Yuval Levin & Mike Chamberlain Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2013)

For more than two centuries, our political life has beendivided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In TheGreat Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the Left-Right divide byexamining...


The Brothers

by Stephen Kinzer & David Cochran Heath Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2013)

A joint biography ofJohn Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseenwar that decisively shaped today's world

During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, twoimmensely powerful...


JFK, Conservative

by Ira Stoll & Paul Boehmer Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2013)

John F. Kennedy is lionized by liberals. Heinspired Bill Clinton to go into politics and Lyndon B. Johnson to push forlandmark civil rights laws. His champions insist he would havedone great liberal things had...


Over the Top

by Arthur Guy Empey & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (May 21, 2013)

In 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was making its way from NewYork to Liverpool when it was sunk by a German U-boat, shocking the world withthe massive death toll. Infuriated by the tragedy, Arthur Guy...


Year Zero

by Ian Buruma & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (September 26, 2013)

Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the greatdrama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and anew, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come across Asia and all of continental...