Frederick the Great A Military History

Frederick the Great is one of history's most important leaders. Famed for his military successes and domestic reforms, his campaigns were a watershed in the history of Europe,...

The Myth of Chinese Capitalism The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World

The untold story of how restrictive policies are preventing China from becoming the world's largest economyDexter Roberts lived in Beijing for two decades working as a reporter on...

The Rise of American Democracy Jefferson to Lincoln

A grand political history in a fresh new style of how the elitist young American republic became a rough-and-tumble democracy.In this magisterial work, Sean Wilentz traces a...

The Day the World Ended The Mount Pelee Disaster: May 7, 1902

In late April 1902, Mount Pelée, a volcano on the Caribbean island Martinique, began to wake up. It emitted clouds of ash and smoke for two weeks until violently erupting on May...

An Old Man's Game

When a controversial celebrity rabbi drops dead over his matzoh ball soup at the famed Canter's Deli in Los Angeles, retired private eye Amos Parisman—a sixtyish,...

Gaming the Game The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen

In June 2007, the FBI informed the NBA that one of its referees, Tim Donaghy, was the subject of a probe into illegal gambling. Within months, the public knew the broad outlines...

An Environmental History of the Civil War

This sweeping new history recognizes that the Civil War was not just a military conflict but also a moment of profound transformation in Americans' relationship to the natural...

Death In The A Shau Valley L Company LRRPs In Vietnam, 1969-1970

Featuring a new introduction by the author about his return to Vietnam, his reflections on the war, and his humanitarian work in Cambodia."The enemy had a single purpose: kill me...

Battle for Skyline Ridge The CIA Secret War in Laos

In late 1971, the People's Army of Vietnam launched Campaign "Z" into northern Laos, escalating the war in Laos with the aim of defeating the last Royal Lao Army troops. The NVA...

Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and James Madison, "Father of the Constitution," were two of the most important Founders of the United States as well...

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