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American Heritage History of World War I

• <b>Author:</b> S.L.A. Marshall<p>"In the Bosnian town of Sarajevo on the morning of June 28, 1914, a chauffeur misunderstood his instructions, made the wrong turn, tried too late to correct his blunder, and in so doing, delivered his passengers to a point where a waiting assassin did not have to take aim to …

Prohibition

• <b>Author:</b> Edward Behr<p>From the bestselling author of <i>The Last Emperor</i> comes this rip-roaring history of the government’s attempt to end America’s love affair with liquor—which failed miserably. On January 16, 1920, America went dry. For the next thirteen years, the Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the …

A Distant Mirror

• <b>Author:</b> Barbara W. Tuchman<p><b>Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe.</b> <b></b><br>The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory …

Operation Mincemeat

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Macintyre<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF</b> <i>A SPY AMONG FRIENDS</i><br>In 1943, from a windowless basement office in London, two brilliant intelligence officers conceived a plan that was both simple and complicated— Operation Mincemeat. The purpose? To deceive the Nazis into thinking that …

The Day of Battle

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Atkinson<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the harrowing story of the campaigns in Sicily and Italy</b><p>In <i>An Army at Dawn</i>—winner of the Pulitzer Prize—Rick Atkinson …

The Wars of the Roses

• <b>Author:</b> Alison Weir<p>Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the British monarchy. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names were ruined while rising dynasties seized power and lands. The war …

A Spy Among Friends

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Macintyre & John le Carré<p><b>Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story.</b><p>Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet …

An Army at Dawn

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Atkinson<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North Africa</b><p>The liberation of Europe and the destruction …

The Guns at Last Light

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Atkinson<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II</b><p>It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe …

If You Survive

• <b>Author:</b> George Wilson<p>"If you survive your first day, I'll promote you."<p>So promised George Wilson's World War II commanding officer in the hedgerows of Normandy -- and it was to be a promise dramatically fulfilled. From July, 1944, to the closing days of the war, from the first penetration of the …

Citizens of London

• <b>Author:</b> Lynne Olson<p>The acclaimed author of <i>Troublesome Young Men</i> reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of CBS News in …

Islands of the Damned

• <b>Author:</b> R.V. Burgin & Bill Marvel<p><b>The true story of R.V. Burgin, the real-life World War II Marine Corps hero featured in HBO®'s The Pacific.</b><p><b>“Read his story and marvel at the man...and those like him.”—Tom Hanks</b><br>When R.V. Burgin joined the U.S. Marines on November 13th, 1942, he never imagined what …

The Hotel on Place Vendome

• <b>Author:</b> Tilar J. Mazzeo<p>Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris’s world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance—from Tilar J. …

The Guns of August

• <b>Author:</b> Barbara W. Tuchman<p><b>Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time</b><p><b>The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era</b><p>In this landmark, Pulitzer …

In the Heart of the Sea

• <b>Author:</b> Nathaniel Philbrick<p><b>From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick.</b><p>Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the …

Bunker Hill

• <b>Author:</b> Nathaniel Philbrick<p><b>The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and Valiant Ambition, tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective." (Boston Globe)</b><br>Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by …