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Not a Gentleman's Work

by Gerard Koeppel Hachette Books (June 15, 2020)

The true story of the most notorious crime in American nautical history -- a uniquely grotesque triple murder -- and the long journey to truth.

The Herbert Fuller, a three-masted sailing ship loaded with New...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby Basic Books (March 30, 2020)

This fascinating three-thousand-year history of the census traces the making of the modern survey and explores its political power in the age of big data and surveillance.

In April 2020, the United States will...


Patriots Twice

by Stephen M. Hood Savas Beatie (July 21, 2020)

The long and bloody American Civil War claimed the lives of more than 700,000 men. When it ended, former opponents worked to rebuild their reunified nation and moved into the future together. Many people will...


Napoleon in 100 Objects

by Gareth Glover Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

For almost two decades, Napoleon Bonaparte was the most feared, and revered, man in Europe. At the height of his power, the land under his control stretched from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, and encompassed...


Chasing Chopin

by Annik LaFarge Simon & Schuster (August 11, 2020)

A modern take on a classical icon: this original, entertaining, well-researched book uses the story of when, where, and how Chopin composed his most famous work, uncovering many surprises along the way and showing...


Stranger in the Shogun's City

by Amy Stanley Scribner (July 14, 2020)

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo--the city that would become Tokyo--and a portrait of a great city...


Seceding from Secession

by Eric J. Wittenberg, Edmund A. Sargus & Penny L. Barrick Savas Beatie (June 09, 2020)

“West Virginia was the child of the storm,” concluded early Mountaineer historian and Civil War veteran, Maj. Theodore F. Lang. The northwestern third of the Commonwealth of Virginia finally broke away in...


Wellington and the British Army's Indian Campaigns 1798 - 1805

by Martin R Howard Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

The Peninsular War and the Napoleonic Wars across Europe are subjects of such enduring interest that they have prompted extensive research and writing. Yet other campaigns, in what was a global war, have been...


The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

by Maarten Otte Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

In 1870 France embarked on a war with Prussia and her allied German states that was to be a complete disaster. For Napoleon III, after his ignominious surrender with thousands of his troops from the Army of...


Hellmira

by Derek Maxfield & Chris Mackowski Savas Beatie (May 15, 2020)

Long called by some the “Andersonville of the North,” the prisoner of war camp in Elmira, New York, is remembered as the most notorious of all Union-run POW camps. It existed for only a year—from the summer...


The French at Waterloo: Eyewitness Accounts

by Andrew W Field Pen and Sword Military (July 19, 2020)

Andrew Field, who has published four best-selling books on the Battle of Waterloo, has established himself as one of the leading experts on the French perspective of the campaign. Using selected extracts from...


Europe Against the Jews, 1880-1945

by Gotz Aly Metropolitan Books (April 06, 2020)

From the award-winning historian of the Holocaust, Europe Against the Jews, 1880-1945 is the first book to move beyond Germany's singular crime to the collaboration of Europe as a whole.

The Holocaust was perpetrated...


The Anatomy of a Spy

by Michael Smith Arcade (January 21, 2020)

For fans of both real spy dramas and fictional ones—both Ben Macintyre and John le Carré—the story of why spies spy.

 

Why do people put their lives at risk to collect intelligence? How do intelligence...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby Basic Books (March 31, 2020)

In April 2020, the United States will embark on what has been called "the largest peacetime mobilization in American history": the decennial population census. It is part of a long, if uneven, tradition of counting...


The Anatomy of a Spy

by Michael Smith Arcade (January 21, 2020)

For fans of both real spy dramas and fictional ones—both Ben Macintyre and John le Carré—the story of why spies spy.

 

Why do people put their lives at risk to collect intelligence? How do intelligence...