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  • The Bastard Brigade

    The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

    by Sam Kean ...
    From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb.Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Hitler's Gift

    The True Story of the Scientists Expelled by the Nazi Regime

    The accomplishments of the Jewish scientists who were forced to flee Nazi Germany—including the research that turned the tide of World War II.Between 1901 and 1932, Germany won a third of all the Nobel Prizes for science. But with Hitler’s rise to power, and the introduction of racial laws, Jewish professors were forced to leave their jobs—effectively ending Germany’s fifty-year record of world ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The World Crisis: The Eastern Front

    series Winston S. Churchill World Crisis Collection
    The conclusion of the great statesman’s epic five-volume history of World War I.The fifth and final volume of Winston Churchill’s “remarkable” series, The World Crisis: The Eastern Front tells a gritty, true-to-life account of the combat in eastern Europe—written by someone whose decisions had a profound impact on the success of war efforts both in the East and in the West (Jon Meacham).While the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Hollywood Exile, or How I Learned to Love the Blacklist

    series Texas Film and Media Studies Series
    In this memoir, the American screenwriter recounts his time spent on the Hollywood blacklist in the mid-twentieth century.The Hollywood blacklist, which began in the late 1940s and ran well into the 1960s, ended or curtailed the careers of hundreds of people accused of having ties to the Communist Party. Bernard Gordon was one of them. In this highly readable memoir, he tells an engrossing insider ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Anatomy of a Killing

    Life and Death on a Divided Island

    by Ian Cobain ...
    “A concise and gripping history of the Troubles, revealing the people behind the pain and violence” from the award-winning investigative journalist (Vice).On the morning of Saturday 22nd April 1978, members of an Active Service Unit of the IRA hijacked a car and crossed the countryside to the town of Lisburn. Within an hour, they had killed an off-duty policeman in front of his young son.In ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Men Who Lost America

    British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire

    series The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
    Questioning popular belief, a historian and re-examines what exactly led to the British Empire’s loss of the American Revolution.The loss of America was an unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in Britain must have been to blame, but were they? This intriguing book makes a different argument. Weaving ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Six Day War

    The Breaking of the Middle East

    by Guy Laron ...
    The author of Origins of the Suez Crisis “mak[es] us look afresh at the events that led to conflict between Israel and its neighbors” (Financial Times).One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Many scholars have documented how the Six-Day War unfolded, but little has been done to explain why the conflict happened at all. Now, historian Guy Laron refutes the widely accepted ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook

    The newest edition of the Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook is perfect and practical for both soldiers and civilians. Nearly 140 comprehensive illustrations show the proper techniques for medical care, from basic first-aid and orthopedics to instructions for emergency war surgery and even veterinary medicine. Questions are listed so that the medic can obtain an accurate patient history ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • In Bed with the Georgians

    Sex, Scandal and Satire in the 18th Century

    by Mike Rendell ...
    In Bed with the Georgians provides a fascinating insight into life under the bed-clothes in Georgian England, where the Madams and pimps were able to thrive in the eighteenth century like never before. It looks at high-class seraglios as well as the brothels, jelly-houses and bagnios which flourished openly, especially in the area around Covent Garden. It looks at courtesans from the highest ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • The Dinosaur Artist

    Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy

    **In this 2018 New York Times Notable Book,**Paige Williams "does for fossils what Susan Orlean did for orchids" (Book Riot) in her account of one Florida man's attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia--a story "steeped in natural history, human nature, commerce, crime, science, and politics" (Rebecca Skloot).In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: "a superb ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Zero Fail

    The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

    by Carol Leonnig ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is one of those books that will go down as the seminal work—the determinative work—in this field. . . . Terrifying.”—Rachel MaddowThe first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6—by the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Europe

    A Natural History

    by Tim Flannery ...
    A tale of cave bears and comet strikes and a hundred million years of history by the bestselling author of Here on Earth: “Marvelous.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)In Europe: A Natural History, world-renowned scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery applies the eloquent interdisciplinary approach he used in his ecological histories of Australia and North America to the story of ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Medieval Anarchy: History in an Hour

    by Kaye Jones ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.Nicknamed ‘The Anarchy' for its unprecedented levels of chaos and disorder, the succession crisis that followed the death of King Henry I in 1135 resulted in England's first civil war.‘The Medieval Anarchy: History in an Hour’ neatly covers all the major facts and events giving you a clear and straightforward overview of the plots and violence ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • It Was All a Lie

    How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump

    **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"In his bare-knuckles account, Stevens confesses to the reader that the entire apparatus of his Republican Party is built on a pack of lies... This reckoning inspired Stevens to publish this blistering, tell-all history... Although this book will be a hard read for any committed conservatives, they would do well to ponder it."--Julian E. Zelizer, The New York ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • City of Quartz

    Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

    by Mike Davis ...
    This new edition of the visionary social history of Los Angeles is “as central to the L.A. canon as anything that . . . Joan Didion wrote in the seventies” (New Yorker)No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, “Los Angeles brings it all together.” To detractors, L.A. is a sunlit mortuary where “you can rot without feeling it.” To Mike Davis, the author of this ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Normandy '44

    D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France

    by James Holland ...
    A history of World War II’s Operation Overlord, from the campaign’s planning to its execution, as Allied forces battled to take France back from Germany.D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the west—the object of books, films, television series, and documentaries. Yet as ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Palestine

    History of a Lost Nation

    by Karl Sabbagh ...
    “A vital yet unfamiliar perspective on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a heartfelt, judicious invitation to dialogue” (Publishers Weekly).Palestinians feature regularly in news headlines, but their country is much less known. In this humane and deeply compelling book, Karl Sabbagh traces Palestine and Palestinians from their roots in the mélange of tribes, ethnic groups, and religions ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Come Fly the World

    The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

    by Julia Cooke ...
    Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted upRequired to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, ajet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3" and 5′9", between 105 and 140 ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Cyber Privacy

    Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care

    "Chilling, eye-opening, and timely, Cyber Privacy makes a strong case for the urgent need to reform the laws and policies that protect our personal data. If your reaction to that statement is to shrug your shoulders, think again. As April Falcon Doss expertly explains, data tracking is a real problem that affects every single one of us on a daily basis." —General Michael V. Hayden, USAF, Ret., ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Putin's People

    How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West

    A New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller | A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceNamed a best book of the year by The Economist | Financial Times | New Statesman | The Telegraph"[Putin's People] will surely now become the definitive account of the rise of Putin and Putinism." —Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic</stro... ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • The Age of Justinian and Theodora (Vol.1&2)

    History of Byzantine Empire in Sixth Century A.D.

    The Age of Justinian and Theodora is a two-volume historical work written by British historian William Gordon Holmes and it presents a historical account of Byzantine Empire in 6th century A. D. Justinian the Great was the Byzantine emperor from 527 to 565 and his wife Theodora was very influential in the politics of the Empire. Justinian's reign is marked by the ambitious project known as the ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Turncoat

    Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty

    A historian examines how a once-ardent hero of the American Revolutionary cause became its most dishonored traitor.General Benedict Arnold’s failed attempt to betray the fortress of West Point to the British in 1780 stands as one of the most infamous episodes in American history. In the light of a shining record of bravery and unquestioned commitment to the Revolution, Arnold’s defection came as ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Gaiseric

    The Vandal Who Destroyed Rome

    by Ian Hughes ...
    While Gaiseric has not become a household name like other 'barbarian' leaders such as Attila or Genghis Khan, his sack of Rome in AD455 has made his tribe, the Vandals, synonymous with mindless destruction. Gaiseric, however, was no moronic thug, proving himself a highly skilful political and military leader and was one of the dominant forces in Western Mediterranean region for almost half a ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Undelivered

    The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History

    by Jeff Nussbaum ...
    A fascinating insight into notable speeches that were never delivered, showing what could have been if history had gone down a different pathFor almost every delivered speech, there exists an undelivered opposite. These "second speeches" provide alternative histories of what could have been if not for schedule changes, changes of heart, or momentous turns of events.In Undelivered, political ... Read more

    $14.99 USD