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This Has Happened

by Piera Sonnino, Ann Goldstein, David Denby & Mary Doria Russell St. Martin's Press (December 08, 2014)

Five years after her return home from Auschwitz, Piera Sonnino found the courage to tell the story of the extermination of her parents, three brothers, and two sisters by the Nazis. Discovered in 2005 in Italy...

God's Bestseller

by Brian Moynahan St. Martin's Press (March 17, 2014)

The English Bible--the most familiar book in our language--is the product of a man who was exiled, vilified, betrayed, then strangled, then burnt.

William Tyndale left England in 1524 to translate the word of...


by Hugo Vickers St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2013)

"In 1953, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Alice was dressed from head to foot in a long gray dress and a gray cloak, and a nun's veil. Amidst all the jewels, and velvet and coronets, and the...

The Twelve Caesars

by Matthew Dennison St. Martin's Press (June 24, 2013)

An unforgettable depiction of the Roman empire at the height of its power and reach, and an elegantly sensational retelling of the lives and times of the twelve Caesars

One of the them was a military genius,...


by Sam Pivnik St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2013)

Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the extraordinary story of how he survived the Holocaust

Sam Pivnik is the ultimate survivor from a world that no longer exists. On fourteen occasions...

Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor

by Adrian Fort St. Martin's Press (January 21, 2013)

A new biography of Nancy Astor, American socialite and social crusader who blazed a trail through British society amid two World Wars

In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first female Member of Parliament elected...

Napoleon and the Rebel

by Marcello Simonetta & Noga Arikha St. Martin's Press (June 06, 2011)

Lucien was the most talented of the Bonaparte brothers, who not only can be credited for helping Napoleon seize power, but who also had a promising political career of his own. He was a romantic, an idealist,...

Peter the Great

by Derek Wilson St. Martin's Press (January 04, 2010)

There has never been a more remarkable national leader in modern history than Peter the Great (1672?1725). He was a giant in every way. In physical stature, willpower, enthusiasm, energy, libertinism, and refusal...

Unto the Daughters

by Karen Tintori St. Martin's Press (July 07, 2008)

Karen Tintori thought she knew her family tree.

Her grandmother Josie had emigrated from Sicily with her parents at the turn of the century. They settled in Detroit, and with Josie's nine siblings, worked to...

Angel of Vengeance

by Ana Siljak St. Martin's Press (December 07, 2009)

In the Russian winter of 1878 a shy, aristocratic young woman named Vera Zasulich walked into the office of the governor of St. Petersburg, pulled a revolver from underneath her shawl, and shot General Fedor...

Revolutionary Brothers

by Tom Chaffin St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2019)

In a narrative both panoramic and intimate, Tom Chaffin captures the four-decade friendship of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette.

Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette shared a singularly...

Agent Jack

by Robert Hutton St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2019)

"An appealing mix of accessibility and research. [Hutton] has illuminated a fascinating and often appalling side of the war at home." ? Wall Street Journal

The never-before-told story of Eric Roberts, who infiltrated...

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

by Donald Robertson St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2019)

"This book is a wonderful introduction to one of history's greatest figures: Marcus Aurelius. His life and this book are a clear guide for those facing adversity, seeking tranquility and pursuing excellence."...

Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life

by Lucy Worsley St. Martin's Press (January 07, 2019)

The story of the queen who defied convention and defined an era

A passionate princess, an astute and clever queen, and a cunning widow, Victoria played many roles throughout her life. In Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four...

The Race to Save the Romanovs

by Helen Rappaport St. Martin's Press (June 25, 2018)

In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was...

The Shadow Emperor

by Alan Strauss-Schom St. Martin's Press (May 28, 2018)

A breakout biography of Louis-Napoleon III, whose controversial achievements have polarized historians.

Considered one of the pre-eminent Napoleon Bonaparte experts, Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian Alan Strauss-Schom...

A Dangerous Woman

by Susan Ronald St. Martin's Press (February 19, 2018)

A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi collaborator in 1940?s Paris.

Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French parents,...

Captured By History

by John Toland St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2017)

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...

The Death of an Heir

by Philip Jett St. Martin's Press (September 25, 2017)

The Death of an Heir is Philip Jett's chilling true account of the Coors family?s gilded American dream that turned into a nightmare when a meticulously plotted kidnapping went horribly wrong.

In the 1950s and...

The Women Who Flew for Hitler

by Clare Mulley St. Martin's Press (July 17, 2017)

Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley?s The Women Who Flew for Hitler?a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots.

Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous,...

Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

by Cate Lineberry St. Martin's Press (June 19, 2017)

***Finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize***

Henry Louis Gates, Jr: "A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history."

Candice Millard: ?Be Free or Die makes you want to stand up and cheer.?

The astonishing...

The Mistress of Paris

by Catherine Hewitt St. Martin's Press (January 23, 2017)

Catherine Hewitt's The Mistress of Paris is a fantastically readable biography of a nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan who harbored an incredible secret.

?A gorgeous, smart, ambitious, hard-working, steely...

Samuel Adams

by Mark Puls St. Martin's Press (July 27, 2015)

Winner of the 2007 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award!

Samuel Adams is perhaps the most unheralded and overshadowed of the founding fathers, yet without him there would have been no American Revolution. A genius...

Pioneer in Tibet

by Douglas Wissing St. Martin's Press (March 16, 2015)

Dr. Albert Shelton was a medical missionary and explorer who spent nearly twenty years in the Tibetan borderlands at the start of the last century. During the Great Game era, the Sheltons' sprawling station...

In the Lion's Court

by Derek Wilson St. Martin's Press (December 01, 2014)

The story of Henry VIII and his six wives is a well-known example of the caprice and violence that dominated that king's reign. Now Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships that more vividly illustrate just...

The Lost King of France

by Deborah Cadbury St. Martin's Press (October 22, 2003)

Royalty, revolution, and scientific mystery---the dramatic true account of the fate of Louis XVII, son of Marie Antoinette, and an extraordinary detective story that spans more than two hundred years.


Ungrateful Daughters

by Maureen Waller St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2007)

In 1688, the birth of a Prince of Wales ignited a family quarrel and a revolution. James II's drive towards Catholicism had alienated the nation and his two staunchly Protestant daughters by his first marriage,...

Through a Howling Wilderness

by Thomas A. Desjardin St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2007)

In September 1775, eleven hundred soldiers boarded ships in Newburyport, bound for the Maine wilderness. They were American colonists who had volunteered for a secret mission to paddle and march nearly two hundred...

John and Caroline

by James Spada St. Martin's Press (September 26, 2016)

They were America's children, symbolic of hope and youth, then of tragedy, and finally of the enduring power of the Kennedy legacy. In the 255 vibrant photographs in this book - mostly never before published...

Imperfect Presidents

by Jim Cullen St. Martin's Press (March 19, 2007)

When people make bad decisions, odd remarks, and just plain silly mistakes, the results are sure to haunt them. But when these things happen to the president of the United States, they can change the course...


by Peter Hathaway Capstick & Fiona Capstick St. Martin's Press (January 14, 1998)

Peter Hathaway Capstick died in 1996. At the time of his death, the world-renowned adventure writer was putting the finishing touches on this, a stirring and vivid biography of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen,...

Edward VII: The Last Victorian King

by Christopher Hibbert & Hugh Thomas St. Martin's Press (June 11, 2007)

A riveting biography that vividly captures the life and times of the last Victorian king.

To his mother, Queen Victoria, he was "poor Bertie," to his wife he was "my dear little man," while the President of France...

Shanghai Grand

by Taras Grescoe St. Martin's Press (June 13, 2016)

On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon....


by Christine El Mahdy St. Martin's Press (January 27, 2014)

When Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered in 1922, even the most experienced archaeologists joined the international community in marveling at the incredible wealth--and seemingly bizarre rituals--of ancient Egypt....

The China Collectors

by Karl E. Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac St. Martin's Press (March 09, 2015)

Thanks to Salem sea captains, Gilded Age millionaires, curators on horseback and missionaries gone native, North American museums now possess the greatest collections of Chinese art outside of East Asia itself....