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In Search of Churchill: A Historian's Journey

by Martin Gilbert Wiley (February 01, 1997)

Penetrating . . . beautifully rounds out and humanizes the character of the greatest statesman of the twentieth century. -San Francisco Chronicle

"A multifaceted gem, sparkling with anecdotes and insights about...


American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond

by E. Howard Hunt Wiley (March 01, 2007)

Think you know everything there is to know about the OSS, the Cold War, the CIA, and Watergate? Think again. In American Spy, one of the key figures in postwar international and political espionage tells all....


The Calling of Katie Makanya: A Memoir of South Africa

by Margaret McCord Wiley (February 09, 1998)

Winner of the Johannesburg Sunday Times Alan Paton Prize for Nonfiction

Discover a people's enduring power through the inspiring life of a fascinating woman.

Critical acclaim for The Calling of Katie Makanya

"A...


The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

by Martin Goldsmith Wiley (August 24, 2007)

Advance Praise for the Inextinguishable Symphony "A Fascinating Insight into a Virtually Unknown Chapter of Nazi Rule in Germany, Made all the More Engaging through a Son's Discovery of His Own Remarkable Parents."...


Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot

by Harlow Giles Unger Wiley (March 01, 2000)

"Noah Webster was a truly remarkable man, shrewd, passionate, learned and energetic, God-fearing and patriotic. Mr. Unger has done a fine job reintroducing him to a new generation of Americans." --Washington...


Behind the Burqa: Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom

by Batya Swift Yasgur Wiley (May 02, 2008)

Advance Praise for Behind the Burqa

"Whenever and wherever adults make war, children die and women are subjected to fear and humiliation. This is true of Afghanistan too. Read this harrowing book. The tragic...


Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate

by Angus Konstam Wiley (April 21, 2008)

"A thorough, exciting examination of 18th-century pirate life,with wonderful details."

--Publishers Weekly

"Interesting and exciting . . . a thoroughly enjoyable chronicle of an interesting life and interesting...


Jacqueline Bouvier: An Intimate Memoir

by John H. Davis Wiley (April 21, 2008)

Critical Acclaim for Jacqueline Bouvier John Davis's intimate memoir of his beloved first cousin "Readers longing for a dignified and elegant approach to Jackie's early years will enjoy this biographical gem...


Gandhi: A Life

by Yogesh Chadha Wiley (April 21, 2008)

The Internationally Acclaimed Biography of One of History's Monumental Figures Gandhi: A Life The first biography of this important figure in over twenty years, Gandhi: A Life rescues the man from the myth,...


Martha Washington: First Lady of Liberty

by Helen Bryan Wiley (August 03, 2007)

"A contempary anecdote not only confirms that Martha commanded respect in her own right during her lifetime, but also suggests an awkward truth later historians have preferred to ignore-that without Martha and...


Beyond the Stone Arches: An American Missionary Doctor in China, 1892-1932

by Edward Bliss, Jr. Wiley (July 20, 2007)

Advance Praise for Beyond the Stone Arches

"Now the world can share the life of this great man. In its intimate detail, this is a fascinating story that serves as a valuable introduction to the people of a country...


Lafayette

by Harlow Giles Unger Wiley (August 03, 2007)

Acclaim for Lafayette

"I found Mr. Unger's book exceptionally well done. It's an admirable account of the marquis's two revolutions-one might even say his two lives-the French and the American. It also captures...