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The Habsburgs

by Martyn Rady Basic Books (August 24, 2020)

The definitive history of a powerful family dynasty who dominated Europe for centuries -- from their rise to power to their eventual downfall.

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and...


Happy Jack

by Martin R Oliver Austin Macauley Publishers (January 08, 2021)

Happy Jack: Reflections of Growing Up During the Sixties ? A Decade of Rebellion, Change and Defining Moments are the memories of a young man from a working-class family coming of age during the sixties decade,...


A War Time Childhood And This is the Way I Saw It

by Avril Easton Austin Macauley Publishers (January 08, 2021)

I am in my eighties and have enjoyed reading books all of my life. I believe that those of us who enjoy reading books should write one and this is mine. As a child growing up during the Second World War, family...


Surviving Hiroshima

by Anthony Drago & Douglas Wellman WriteLife Publishing (September 01, 2020)

On August 6, 1945, 22-year-old Kaleria Pachikoff was doing pre-breakfast chores when a blinding flash lit the sky over Hiroshima, Japan. A moment later, everything went black as the house collapsed on her and...


My Father a Scot, My Mother French

by Ian MacCabe Austin Macauley Publishers (November 30, 2020)

This book depicts the origins of our two European families, (Scottish/Irish and French/Swiss) both affected by the great war of 1914-1918 and the events that followed. It is not an autobiography, but it expresses...


Sometimes You Have to Lie

by Leslie Brody Seal Press (November 30, 2020)

In this inspiring biography, discover the true story of Harriet the Spy author Louise Fitzhugh -- and learn about the woman behind one of literature's most beloved heroines.

Harriet the Spy, first published in...


Fighting for Space

by Amy Shira Teitel Grand Central Publishing (February 17, 2020)

Spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space.

When the space age dawned in the late 1950s, Jackie Cochran held...


Walter Ralegh

by Alan Gallay Basic Books (November 18, 2019)

From a Bancroft Prize-winning historian, a biography of the famed poet, courtier, and colonizer, showing how he laid the foundations of the English Empire

Sir Walter Ralegh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth....


Heirs of an Honored Name

by Douglas R Egerton Basic Books (October 28, 2019)

An enthralling chronicle of the American nineteenth century told through the unraveling of the nation's first political dynasty

John and Abigail Adams founded a famous political family, but they would not witness...


The Berlin Mission

by Richard Breitman PublicAffairs (October 28, 2019)

An unknown story of an unlikely hero--the US consul who best analyzed the threat posed by Nazi Germany and predicted the horrors to come

In 1929, Raymond Geist went to Berlin as a consul and handled visas for...


The Habsburgs

by Martyn Rady Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

The definitive history of the dynasty that dominated Europe for centuries

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world they built -- and then lost -- over nearly a millennium....


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...


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...


Daughters of the Winter Queen

by Nancy Goldstone & Laura Kirman Hachette Book Group (April 10, 2018)

The captivating story of four unforgettable sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth Stuart?s life was transformed when her father, James I, ascended...


Waco

by David Thibodeau, Leon Whiteson, Robert Fass & Aviva Layton Hachette Book Group (January 02, 2018)

To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the FBI?s siege at Waco compound and a tie-in to the Spike TV mini-series comes an updated reissue of the critically acclaimed A Place Called Waco by Branch Davidian...


Wallis in Love

by Andrew Morton & Molly Parker Myers Hachette Book Group (February 13, 2018)

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the...


Backstabbing for Beginners

by Michael Soussan & Maxwell Hamilton Hachette Original (September 20, 2016)

The year is 1997, Michael Soussan, a fresh-faced young graduate takes up a new job at the UN?s Oil-for-Food Program, the largest humanitarian operation in the organization?s history. His mission is to help Iraqi...


Goddess of Anarchy

by Jacqueline Jones & Nylsa Smallwood Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she lived

Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator...


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...


Machiavelli

by Miles J. Unger & David Colacci Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2020)

Niccolò Machiavelli is the most influential political writer of all time. His name has become synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power, but the real Machiavelli, says Miles Unger, was...


Thomas Paine and the Clarion Call for American Independence

by Harlow Giles Unger Da Capo Press (September 09, 2019)

From New York Times bestselling author and Founding Fathers' biographer Harlow Giles Unger comes the astonishing biography of the man whose pen set America ablaze, inspiring its revolution, and whose ideas about...


Where Are They Buried?

by Tod Benoit Black Dog & Leventhal (March 25, 2019)

The bestselling guide to the lives, deaths, and final resting places of our most enduring cultural icons, now revised and completely updated for 2019.

Where Are They Buried? has directed legions of fervent fans...


The Death of Hitler

by Jean-christophe Brisard & Lana Parshina Da Capo Press (September 03, 2018)

On April 30, 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. Within four days the Soviets had recovered his body. But the truth about what the Russian secret services found...


Wallis in Love

by Andrew Morton Grand Central Publishing (February 12, 2018)

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the...


Civil War Barons

by Jeffry D. Wert Da Capo Press (November 05, 2018)

Before the robber barons there were Civil War barons--a remarkable yet largely unknown group of men whose contributions won the war and shaped America's future.

The Civil War woke a sleeping giant in America,...


John Marshall

by Richard Brookhiser Basic Books (November 12, 2018)

The life of John Marshall, Founding Father and America's premier chief justice.

In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth chief justice of the United States....


The Rise of Andrew Jackson

by David S Heidler & Jeanne T. Heidler Basic Books (October 22, 2018)

The story of Andrew Jackson's improbable ascent to the White House, centered on the handlers and propagandists who made it possible

Andrew Jackson was volatile and prone to violence, and well into his forties...


Dr. Benjamin Rush

by Harlow Giles Unger Da Capo Press (September 10, 2018)

A gripping, often startling biography of the Founding Father of an America that other Founding Fathers forgot--an America of women, African Americans, Jews, Roman Catholics, Quakers, indentured workers, the...


Then They Came for Me

by Matthew D Hockenos Basic Books (September 17, 2018)

"First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out-Because I was not a Communist . . . "

Few today recognize the name Martin Niemör, though many know his famous confession. In Then They Came for...


The Lady Queen

by Nancy Goldstone Little, Brown and Company (August 31, 2018)

The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial -- and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages.

On March 15, 1348, twenty-two-year-old Joanna I, Queen of Naples, stood trial...


Waco

by David Thibodeau, Leon Whiteson & Aviva Layton Hachette Books (January 01, 2018)

The basis of the celebrated Paramount Network miniseries starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch -- Waco is the critically-acclaimed, first person account of the siege by Branch Davidian survivor, David Thibodeau....


Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope

by Kerry Kennedy Center Street (June 04, 2018)

The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy shares personal remembrances of her father and through conversations with politicians, media personalities, celebrities and leaders, explores the influence that he continues...


From Broken Glass

by Brian Wallace, Steve Ross, Glenn Frank & Ray Flynn Hachette Books (May 14, 2018)

From the survivor of ten Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, a "devastating...inspirational" memoir (The Today Show) about finding strength in the face of despair....


Daughters of the Winter Queen

by Nancy Goldstone Little, Brown and Company (April 09, 2018)

The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe.

From the great courts, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the seventeenth century comes the story of four spirited sisters...


Stamped from the Beginning

by Ibram X. Kendi Bold Type Books (April 11, 2016)

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.

Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is...


Empress of the East

by Leslie Peirce Basic Books (September 18, 2017)

The "fascinating . . . lively" story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empire (New York Times).

In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce...


Trials of the Earth

by Mary Mann Hamilton Little, Brown and Company (July 11, 2016)

The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family, and make a home in the early American South.

Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 -...


The Strategy of Victory

by Thomas Fleming Da Capo Press (October 09, 2017)

A sweeping and insightful grand strategic overview of the American Revolution, highlighting Washington's role in orchestrating victory and creating the US Army

Led by the Continental Congress, the Americans...


A Crime in the Family

by Sacha Batthyány Da Capo Press (October 09, 2017)

A memoir of brutality, heroism, and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of World War II

One night in March of 1945, on the Austrian-Hungarian border,...


Toussaint Louverture

by Philippe Girard Basic Books (November 21, 2016)

The definitive biography of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, leader of the only successful slave revolt in world history

Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction....


Goddess of Anarchy

by Jacqueline Jones Basic Books (December 04, 2017)

From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she lived

Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator...


American Aristocrats

by Harry S Stout Basic Books (November 20, 2017)

The story of an ambitious family at the forefront of the great middle-class land grab that shaped early American capitalism

American Aristocrats is a multigenerational biography of the Andersons of Kentucky,...


Jefferson

by John B. Boles Basic Books (April 24, 2017)

From an eminent scholar of the American South, the first full-scale biography of Thomas Jefferson since 1970

Not since Merrill Peterson's Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation has a scholar attempted to write...


Sting-Ray Afternoons

by Steve Rushin Little, Brown and Company (July 02, 2017)

This is a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Of brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five...


The Swamp Fox

by John Oller Da Capo Press (October 24, 2016)

This comprehensive biography of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, covers his famous wartime stories as well as a private side of him that has rarely been explored

In the darkest days of the American Revolution,...


Genghis Khan

by Frank McLynn Da Capo Press (July 13, 2015)

A definitive and sweeping account of the life and times of the world's greatest conqueror -- Genghis Khan -- and the rise of the Mongol empire in the 13th century

Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with...


Becoming Hitler

by Thomas Weber Basic Books (November 06, 2017)

An award-winning historian charts Hitler's radical transformation after World War I from a directionless loner into a powerful National Socialist leader

In Becoming Hitler, award-winning historian Thomas Weber...


Hitler's First Hundred Days

by Peter Fritzsche & Jim Seybert Basic Books (March 17, 2020)

The breathtaking rise of Hitler in 1933 -- and the making of the Nazis

Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring...


The Start, 1904-1930

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

William L. Shirer was a CBS foreign correspondent and renowned author of New York Times bestselling nonfiction about World War II, and this is the first part of his three-part autobiography.

A renowned journalist...


Mozart

by Jan Swafford & Tim Campbell HarperAudio (December 08, 2020)

From the acclaimed composer and biographer Jan Swafford comes the definitive biography of one of the most lauded musical geniuses in history, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

At the earliest ages it was apparent that...