Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart John Guy

A long-overdue and dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians at work today.She was crowned Queen of Scotland at nine months of age, and Queen of...

Blood And Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur Ben Kiernan

For thirty years Ben Kiernan has been deeply involved in the study of genocide and crimes against humanity.

His writings have transformed our understanding not only of twentieth-century Cambo...

Mussolini: A New Life Nicholas Farrell

Drawing on freshly discovered material--including correspondence previously unavailable outside academia--the talented writer and journalist Nicholas Farrell has created a revelatory biography of t...

The Oregon Trail Francis Parkman

Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. Detailed accounts of the hardships experienced while traveling across mountains and prairi...

The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519 Christopher Hibbert

The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings the family and the world they lived inthe glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissanceto life.The...

The U-Boats Douglas Botting

1979 1st printing leatherette pictorial hardcover as shown with publisher's letter. Tight spine, clear crisp pages, no writing, smokefree.

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Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War Thomas G. Andrews

On a spring morning in 1914, in the stark foothills of southern Colorado, members of the United Mine Workers of America clashed with guards employed by the Rockefeller family, and a state militia b...

Asimov's Chronology of the World Isaac Asimov

From the world's greatest science writer, a history of the world from the Big Bang to 1945, told in irresistible short takes and highlighted by a timeline.

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Antony and Cleopatra Adrian Goldsworthy

The love affair between Antony and Cleopatra is one of the most famous stories from the ancient world, and has been depicted in count novels, plays and films.

As one of the three men in contr...

Abraham Lincoln George S. McGovern

America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil WarAbraham Lincoln towers above the others who have h...

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Neil Sheehan

This passionate, epic account of the Vietnam War centres on Lt Col John Paul Vann, whose story illuminates America's failures & disillusionment in SE Asia.

One of those reporters was Neil She...

1536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII Suzannah Lipscomb

1536 - focusing on a pivotal year in the life of the King - reveals a fuller portrait of this complex monarch, detailing the finer shades of humanity that have so long been overlooked.

A comp...

Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War Eric Foner

Since its publication twenty-five years ago, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men has been recognized as a classic, an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the causes of the American Civil...

The Last Trials of Clarence Darrow Donald McRae

Courtrooms have been dramatic settings for larger-than-life figures throughout history, but few have attained the almost mythical status of Clarence Darrow.

Darrow had been one of the most re...

The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War Thomas J. DiLorenzo

A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary WarMost Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history.

DiLorenzo uncovers a side of Lincoln not told...

Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution R.R. Palmer

The Reign of Terror continues to fascinate scholars as one of the bloodiest periods in French history, when the Committee of Public Safety strove to defend the first Republic from its many enemies,...

An Uncommon Woman - The Empress Frederick: Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm Hannah Pakula

An epic story of wars and revolutions, of the rise and fall of royal families, and of the birth of modern Germany is brilliantly told through the lives of the couple in the eye of the storm--Queen ...

Nehru: The Invention of India Shashi Tharoor

A portrait of the Indian secularist and spiritual companion of Mahatma Gandhi discusses his childhood as a member of a politically influential family, the Enlightenment philosophies that marked his...

From the Maccabees to the Mishnah Shaye J.D. Cohen

In this new edition of a best-selling classic, Shaye Cohen offers a thorough analysis of Judaism's development from the early years of the Roman Empire to the formative period of rabbinic Judaism.<...

The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence Martin Meredith

"The fortunes of Africa have changed dramatically in the fifty years since the independence era began.

As Europe's colonial powers withdrew, dozens of new states were launched amid much jubil...