Category Archives: Ebook

Gulag

In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag, from its origins in the Russian Revolution, through its expansion under Stalin, to its collapse in the era of glasnost. The Gulag–a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners–was a system… Read More »

Moreshet – The Journal for the Study Journal of the Holocaust and Antisemitism

MORESHET, The Journal for the Study of the Holocaust and Antisemitism is published  annually through the cooperative efforts of The Mordechai Anielevich Memorial, Holocaust  Study and Research Center, in conjunction with the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study  of Antisemitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University. This edition of MORESHET, Winter  2010, includes the following… Read More »

قصة الحضارة – الأول (١/١٠)

قصة الحضارة هي كتاب موسوعي تاريخي من تأليف الفيلسوف والمؤرخ الأمريكي ويل ديورانت وزوجته أريل ديورانت بالغة الانجليزية، يتكون من عشرة اجزاء يتحدث فيه عن قصة جميع الحضارات البشرية منذ بدايتها وحتى القرن التاسع عشر ويتسم بالموضوعية، وبالمنهج العلمي. فهي موسوعة في فلسفة التاريخ، قضى مؤلفها عشرات السنين في إعدادها، فقرأ لذلك عشرات المؤلفات وطاف… Read More »

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a full sequence of prayers, songs, and incantations that are employed at funerals, and by the individual in his journey beyond the tomb. The Egyptians have always been impressed by the reality of human mortality, and much of their religious faith and sacred ritual is taken up with… Read More »

Lords of the North

The third installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series. The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex defeat the invading… Read More »

Thirteen Days in September

A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty–the first treaty in the modern Middle East, and one which endures to this day. With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the… Read More »

Timeline

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this thriller from the author of Jurassic Park, Sphere, and Congo, a group of young scientists travel back in time to medieval France on a daring rescue mission that becomes a struggle to stay alive.    “Compulsive reading . . . brilliantly imagined.”—Los Angeles Times   In an Arizona desert, a… Read More »

The Burning Land

The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series. At the end of the ninth century, with King Alfred of Wessex in ill health and his… Read More »

Dagger 22

The sequel to New York Times bestseller Level Zero HeroesLevel Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky’s bestselling account of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, was just the beginning for these now battle-hardened special operations warriors.The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, callsign Dagger 22,… Read More »

A History of the World in 100 Objects

“An enthralling and profoundly humane book that every civilized person should read.” —The Wall Street Journal  The blockbuster New York Times bestseller and the companion volume to the wildly popular radio seriesWhen did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated, and why do we feed their milk to our… Read More »

With Wings Like Eagles

“[With Wings Like Eagles is] bold and refreshing… Korda writes with great elegance and flair.”—Wall Street Journal From the New York Times bestselling author of Ike and Horse People, Michael Korda, comes With Wings Like Eagles, the harrowing story of The Battle of Britain, one of the most important battles of World War II. In… Read More »

The Perfect Weapon

“An important—and deeply sobering—new book about cyberwarfare” (Nicholas Kristof, New York Times), now updated with a new chapter. The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious… Read More »

The Sound of Gravel

An instant New York Times bestseller“A haunting, harrowing testament to survival.” — People Magazine “An addictive chronicle of a polygamist community.” — New York Magazine “Unforgettable” — Entertainment Weekly The thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, Ruth Wariner grew up in polygamist family on a farm in rural Mexico. In The Sound of Gravel, she… Read More »

A Child’s History of England

Charles Dickens dedicated this engaging volume to his own children, in whom he hoped to inspire an interest in history. Written with Dickens’s characteristic eye for detail, the history covers the period from 50 B.C. to 1689, ending with a chapter summarizing events from then until Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne in 1837.

Sticky Fingers

A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible, with candid look backs at the era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elton John, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and others.   The story of Jann… Read More »

The Empty Throne

The eighth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series. Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland and turmoil… Read More »

Rubicon

A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of… Read More »

In The Company Of Heroes

Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk over Somalia, Michael Durant was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade on October 3, 1993. With devastating injuries, he was taken prisoner by a Somali warlord. With revealing insight and emotion, he tells the story of what he saw, how he survived, and the courage and heroism that… Read More »

A People’s History of the American Revolution

“The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read.” —Howard Zinn   Upon its initial publication, Ray Raphael’s magisterial A People’s History of the American Revolution was hailed by NPR’s Fresh Air as “relentlessly aggressive and unsentimental.” With impeccable skill, Raphael presented a wide array of fascinating scholarship within a single volume, employing a bottom-up approach that has… Read More »

The Cutthroat

Isaac Bell may be on the hunt for the greatest monster of all time in this riveting action-adventure novel from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Clive Cussler.   The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to… Read More »

Sherman’s March

A New York Times–bestselling author’s account of the devastating military campaign that broke the Confederacy’s back in the last months of the Civil War. In November 1864, just days after the reelection of President Abraham Lincoln, Gen. William T. Sherman vowed to “make Georgia howl.” The hero of Shiloh and his 65,000 Federal troops destroyed… Read More »

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers

The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments in American history, this time telling the heart-stopping story of America’s fight for Texas.… Read More »

Never Quit

“That Others May Live” is a mantra that defines the fearless men of Alaska’s 212th Pararescue Unit, the PJs, one of the most elite military forces on the planet. Whether they are rescuing citizens injured and freezing in the Alaskan wilderness or saving wounded Rangers and SEALS in blazing firefights at war, the PJs are… Read More »

Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell

A finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell, is surfer and former war reporter Chas Smith’s wild and unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu’s North Shore—a riveting, often humorous, account of beauty, greed, danger, and crime. For two months every winter, when… Read More »

Modern American Snipers

Most people think of snipers as shooters perched in urban hides, dealing out death unseen from a considerable distance. But this description barely scratches the surface. Special operations snipers are men with stacked skill sets who have the ability to turn the tide of battles, even when they aren’t pulling the trigger. Snipers have played… Read More »

The Unwinding

The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times BestsellerSelected by New York Times’ critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013One of Amazon’s Best Books of 2013A New York Times Notable Book of 2013A Washington Post Best Political Book of 2013An NPR Best Book of 2013A New Republic Best Book of 2013One of Publishers… Read More »

The Searchers

New York Times BestsellerNamed one of the best books of the year by:ParadeThe GuardianKirkusLibrary Journal The true story behind the classic Western The Searchers by Pulitzer Prize-wining writer Glenn Frankel that the New York Times calls “A vivid, revelatory account of John Ford’s 1956 masterpiece.” In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was… Read More »

Full Body Burden

Both a memoir and a brilliant work of investigative journalism, Full Body Burden is a detailed, shocking account of the government’s sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats, and of local residents’ vain search for justice. Kristen Iversen grew up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky… Read More »

Suicide of the West

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An urgent argument that America and other democracies are in peril because they have lost the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity.   “Epic and debate-shifting.”—David Brooks, New York Times   Only once in the last 250,000 years have humans stumbled upon a way to lift ourselves… Read More »