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Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon

Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway’s conviction that bullfighting was more than mere sport...

Secret Lives of the First Ladies

Secret Lives of the First Ladies

This newly updated collection of biographies showcases all the secrets, scandals, and trivia from America’s first ladies.   Whether she’s a leading lady, loyal spouse, or lightning rod for scandal, the First Lady of the United States has always...

Seven Events That Made America America

Seven Events That Made America America

A conservative historian examines some of the pivotal, yet often ignored, moments that shaped our history All students of American history know the big events that dramatically shaped our country. The Civil War, Pearl Harbor, the assassination of John...

A Fifty-Year Silence

A Fifty-Year Silence

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents’ mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences   In 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for...

Sniper Elite

Sniper Elite

A gritty, no-holds-barred behind-the-scenes memoir of life as one of the world’s top snipers In Sniper Elite, Rob Maylor takes readers inside the closed world of the elite Special Forces sniper, detailing Maylor’s dedication to the dark art of...

The Painted Girls

The Painted Girls

A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris and the young woman forever immortalized as muse for Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. 1878 Paris. Following their father’s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their...

On Grace and Free Will

On Grace and Free Will

This translated version of On Grace and Free Will maintains all of the features and thoughts of St. Augustine while providing an iBooks friendly experience. St. Augustine’s writings continue to influence the western world, and you can now have...

Get Capone

Get Capone

The real story of how the federal government finally apprehended and convicted America’s most notorious criminal, Al Capone. Drawing on recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone’s handwritten personal letters, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig...

How Not to Be Wrong

How Not to Be Wrong

The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by...

On War

On War

Carl von Clausewitz entered the Prussian military at the age of twelve as a Lance-Corporal and would go on to obtain the rank of Major-General. In "On War", Clausewitz draws upon his experiences fighting in the French Revolution and...

The Orientalist

The Orientalist

Part history, part cultural biography, and part literary mystery, The Orientalist traces the life of Lev Nussimbaum, a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince and became a best-selling author in Nazi Germany.  Born in 1905 to a...

Cicero

Cicero

When we speak, in the language of our title page, of the ‘Ancient Classics’, we must remember that the word ‘ancient’ is to be taken with a considerable difference, in one sense. Ancient all the Greek and Roman authors...

The World’s Greatest Books — Volume 12 — Modern History

The World's Greatest Books — Volume 12 — Modern History

The first man to discover the shores of the United States, according to Icelandic records, was an Icelander, Leif Erickson, who sailed in the year 1000, and spent the winter somewhere on the New England coast. Christopher Columbus, a...

A Short History of World War I

A Short History of World War I

World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground — places like Ypres and the Somme —...

America’s War for the Greater Middle East

America's War for the Greater Middle East

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades from retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich From the end of...

Watergate Nixon 1968-1972

Watergate Nixon 1968-1972

This book is designed to supplement the classroom teaching of the Nixon administration during the years 1968-1972.  The Watergate scandal and subsequent investigation and resignation of Nixon is covered in this book with numerous visual aids.

Thomas Becket

Thomas Becket

A revisionist new biography reintroducing readers to one of the most subversive figures in English history—the man who sought to reform a nation, dared to defy his king, and laid down his life to defend his sacred honor  NEW...

The Old Ways

The Old Ways

From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places and Underland, an exploration of walking and thinking In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and...

Berlin 1961

Berlin 1961

In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin “the most dangerous place on earth.” He knew what he was talking about. Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later, but the Berlin Crisis of 1961 was...

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.   The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction.    A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials...

Jefferson’s Daughters

Jefferson's Daughters

The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters—two white and free, one black and enslaved—and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America FINALIST FOR THE GEORGE WASHINGTON PRIZE • “Beautifully written . . . To a...

History of the English People, Volume I

History of the English People, Volume I

The story from the landing of Hengest, 449 To the Death of Elizabeth I, 1610. “Milton’s couplet from the Sonnet to Cromwell might well describe Green’s monumental work, the aim of which is so aptly defined by its full...

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers

Lincoln's Grave Robbers

A true crime thriller — the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton,...

The House Of Medici

The House Of Medici

It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the...

A Time to Stand

A Time to Stand

The #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Miracle of Dunkirk tells the story of the Texans who fought Santa Anna’s troops at the Battle of the Alamo. Looking out over the walls of the whitewashed Alamo, sweltering in the...

Life in Ancient Rome

Life in Ancient Rome

“. . . gracefully written” – The New York Times Award-winning historian Lionel Casson paints a vivid portrait of life in ancient Rome – for slaves and emperors, soldiers and commanders alike – during the empire’s greatest period, the...

Red Blood, Black Sand

Red Blood, Black Sand

A story of heroism, friendship, and courage in World War 2—as seen in the award-winning HBO miniseries The Pacific. In 1944, the U.S. Marines were building the 5th Marine Division—also known as “The Spearhead”—in preparation for the invasion of...

Ireland, Historic and Picturesque

Ireland, Historic and Picturesque

The Shelf Life Irish Folklore and History Collection is a unique set of materials focused on Irish history, people and culture in the late 18th to early 20th centuries. Firsthand accounts tell of life during Ireland’s tumultuous 19th century,...

Franklin & Washington

Franklin & Washington

A landmark new work of American history: From Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson a groundbreaking dual biography of America’s two pre-eminent Founders—Benjamin Franklin and George Washington—examining in fresh detail how their underexplored relationship forged the United States. In Franklin...

The Medici Renaissance in Florence

The Medici Renaissance in Florence

The Medici Renaissance in Florence was written as my master degree’s thesis project and is loaded with photos, professional videos, and interviews with Italian historians in Florence. The Medici Renaissance in Florence tells the story of how a few...