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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...

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...

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...


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...

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...

Radical Son

by David Horowitz & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (September 28, 2009)

David Horowitz was one of the founders of the New Left and an editor of Ramparts, the magazine that set the intellectual and revolutionary tone for the movement. From his vantage point at the center of the action,...

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,...

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 Man Who Knew Too Much

by David Leavitt & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2014)

A "skillful, literate" (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted geniuswho helped create the modern computer

To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day,Alan Turing proposed an imaginary...

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...

Alexander the Great

by Bill Yenne & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2010)

Alexander the Great is considered one of the most successful commanders of all time and was known to be undefeated in battle. He is mentioned in the Bible as well as the Qur’an and is on the shortest of short...

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...

By the Rivers of Water

by Erskine Clarke & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

In early November 1834, an aristocratic young couple fromSavannah and South Carolina sailed from New York and began a seventeen-year odyssey in West Africa. Leighton and Jane Wilson sailed along what was forthem...

The Aviators

by Winston Groom & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2013)

Gifted storyteller Winston Groom, the bestselling author of ForrestGump, has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes whodefined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh,...

Alone on the Ice

by David Roberts, Jenny Piening & Matthew Brenher Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2013)

His two companions were dead, his food and supplies had vanished in a crevasse, and Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp.

On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the...

John Quincy Adams

by Harlow Giles Unger & Johnny Heller Blackstone Publishing (September 04, 2012)

He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of...


by A. N. Wilson & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (March 27, 2012)

Written by acclaimed biographer A. N. Wilson, Hitler is a short, sharp, gripping account of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious figures. In it, Wilson offers a fresh interpretation of the life of...

Winter King

by Thomas Penn & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (March 06, 2012)

A fresh look at the endlessly fascinating Tudors—the dramatic and overlooked story of Henry VII and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty—filled with spies, plots, counter-plots, and an uneasy royal succession...

Kaffir Boy

by Mark Mathabane Blackstone Publishing (June 28, 2012)

The classic story of life in apartheid South Africa

Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa’s most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight...


by Frank Brady & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2011)

From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the bestselling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischer’s, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely...

These Few Precious Days

by Christopher Andersen & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2013)

They were the original power couple--outlandishly rich,impossibly attractive, and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kenne­dys in their final year together, #1 NewYork...

Tom Thumb

by George Sullivan & Barry Press Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2012)

When Charles S. Stratton was born in 1838, he seemed perfect in every way. But then he stopped growing. At age four, though a happy and mischievous child, he was just over two feet tall and weighed fifteen pounds--the...

George Whitefield

by Arnold A. Dallimore & Bob Souer Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2013)

This fast-paced, inspirational, easy-to-read narrative reveals how God used one man of great courage, discipline, and humility to bring countless souls to Christ.

God's accomplishments through George Whitefield...

Thaddeus Stevens

by Hans L. Trefousse & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2013)

One of the mostcontroversial figures in nineteenth-century American history, Thaddeus Stevensis best remembered for his role as congressional leader of the radicalRepublicans and as a chief architect of Reconstruction....

Henry Clay

by Harlow Giles Unger & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (September 29, 2015)

A compelling new biography of America's most powerful Speaker of the House, who held the divided nation together for three decades and who was Lincoln's guiding light

In a little known chapter of early American...

Their Promised Land

by Ian Buruma Blackstone Publishing (January 19, 2016)

A family history of surpassing beauty and power, Their Promised Land is Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.

During the almost six years...

Bound for the Promised Land

by Kate Clifford Larson & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2015)

Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history--a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. And yet in the century...

The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

by Christopher Hibbert & John Telfer Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2012)

The firstmajor biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latesthistory brings to life the family and the world they lived in: the glittering Romeof the Italian Renaissance.

The nameBorgia...

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

by Jennifer Teege, Nikola Sellmair, Robin Miles & Carolin Sommer Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2015)

The internationally bestselling memoir hailed as "authentically shocking" (Library Journal) and "an important document--proof that history never ends" (Profil)

When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened...

Over the Edge of the World

by Laurence Bergreen & Tim Jerome Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2006)

In 1519 Captain General Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet set sale on an epic journey that would irrevocably alter the path of history. Now, for the first time, award-winning biographer and journalist Laurence...

The Vanderbilts

by Jerry E. Patterson & Ray Childs Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2010)

In The Vanderbilts, the family's astounding story is told in full: from the farmstead beginnings of the Commodore on Staten Island to the pinnacle of wealth, fame, and social standing achieved by the legendary...

The Song and the Silence

by Yvette Johnson & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (May 02, 2017)

"Have to keep that smile," said Booker Wright in the 1966 NBC documentary Mississippi: A Self-Portrait. At the time, Wright was a waiter in a whites-only restaurant and a local business owner who would become...

The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams & David Colacci Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2007)

As a journalist, historian, and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents of the United States, Henry Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. An immediate bestseller awarded...

The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov

by Andrea Pitzer & Susan Boyce Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2013)

A startling andrevelatory examination of Nabokov's life and works--notably Pale Fire andLolita--bringing new insight into one of the twentieth century's mostenigmatic authors.

Novelist Vladimir Nabokov witnessed...

Confucius in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Confucius taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-twentieth century. It would appear that his aim was to turn his pupils into good...

An Honest President

by H. Paul Jeffers & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2012)

Today, Grover Cleveland is chiefly known as the only president to have been elected to two nonconsecutive terms. But in his day, Cleveland was a renowned reformer: an enemy of political machines who joined forces...

The Inextinguishable Symphony

by Martin Goldsmith Blackstone Publishing (August 24, 2009)

In the spring of 1933, more than 8,000 Jewish musicians, actors, and other artists were expelled from their positions with German orchestras, opera companies, and theater groups. Later that year, the Jüdische...

Coming Out of the Ice

by Victor Herman & Christopher Hurt Blackstone Publishing (April 02, 2009)

In 1931, a young American named Victor Herman accompanied his parents to the Soviet Union, where his father was to set up a Ford Motor Company plant. In 1938, he was inexplicably thrown into a Soviet prison....

The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

by Robert Southey & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2008)

Having entered the British Navy at the age of twelve, Horatio Lord Nelson achieved the rank of captain at the age of twenty. As captain, he was quickly recognized as a magnetic and controversial figure. He triumphed...

Passionate Sage

by Joseph J. Ellis & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 24, 2009)

Here is a fresh look at an astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx.

John Adams, one of the Founding...

Julius Caesar

by J. F. C. Fuller & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2010)

Since the Renaissance, Julius Caesar has been idolized as a superman. While there is no doubt that Caesar was an extraordinary man, General Fuller points out that he was more extraordinary for his reckless ambition,...

The English Governess at the Siamese Court

by Anna Harriette Leonowens & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This 1870 memoir, which was the basis for the musical The King and I, vividly recounts the experiences of Anna Harriette Leonowens, who served as a governess for the sixty-plus children of King Mongkut of Siam...


by John Pollock & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (June 28, 2010)

Born in Hull in 1759, William Wilberforce was destined to become one of Britain’s most influential statesmen, having been influenced himself by men like Whitefield, Wesley, and, most of all, John Newton. Chiefly...

Two Years before the Mast

by Richard Henry Dana & Bernard Mayes Blackstone Publishing (December 02, 2010)

Richard Henry Dana referred to this book as "a voice from the sea." Influencing such authors as Conrad and Melville, it has become a maritime classic that has inflicted legions of men with a passion for the...


by James Reston & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (November 08, 2011)

For the last four hundred years, Galileo has fascinated and inspired writers, theologians, playwrights, historians, and scientists. As the founder of modern science and the embodiment of the conflict between...

The Life of Stonewall Jackson

by Mary L. Williamson & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (April 13, 2011)

Known for his military prowess and Christian character, Thomas Jackson was one of the Confederacy’s greatest commanders—and one of God’s most devoted warriors. Williamson’s biography traces the general’s...

Passages from the Diary of Samuel Pepys

by Samuel Pepys & Fred Williams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

"The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May one of our greatest historical records and...a major work of English literature," writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson.

A witness to...

Co. Aytch

by Sam R. Watkins & Pat Bottino Blackstone Publishing (January 21, 2009)

Early in May 1861, twenty-one-year-old Sam R. Watkins of Columbia, Tennessee, joined the First Tennessee Regiment. He fought in all of its major battles, from Shiloh to Nashville. Twenty years later, with a...

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay

by Emily Kimbrough, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Celeste Lawson & James Mustich Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2008)

"To know Emily is to enhance one's days with gaiety, charm and occasional terror."?Cornelia Otis Skinner of her coauthor, Emily Kimbrough

Actress Cornelia Otis Skinner and journalist Emily Kimbrough offer a lighthearted,...

Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (December 14, 2010)

The Mississippi River, known as “America’s river,” and Mark Twain are practically synonymous in American culture. The popularity of Twain’s steamboat and steamboat pilot on the ever-changing Mississippi...