Books in History

Shadows on the Mountain

Shadows on the Mountain The Allies, the Resistance, and the Rivalries that Doomed WWII Yugoslavia

Marcia Kurapovna

An in-depth look at a crucial, little-known World War II episode—the failed Allied policy in Yugoslavia and its ramifications in the Balkans and beyond ...

Twilight and History

Twilight and History

Nancy R. Reagin

The first look at the history behind Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight series, timed to release with the third movie, Eclipse ...

Common Nonsense

Common Nonsense Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

Alexander Zaitchik

Who is this guy and why are people listening? ...

This Is Your Country on Drugs

This Is Your Country on Drugs The Secret History of Getting High in America

Ryan Grim

Everything we know about drugs-from acid to epidemics to DARE and salvia-turns out to be wrong ...

A Thousand Hills

A Thousand Hills Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It

Stephen Kinzer

A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It is the story of Paul Kagame, a refugee who, after a generation of exile, found his way home. Learn about President Kagame, who...

All the News Unfit to Print

All the News Unfit to Print How Things Were... and How They Were Reported

Eric Burns

A premature newswire report announces the end of World War I, spurring wild celebrations in American streets days before the actual treaty was signed. A St. Louis newspaper prints reviews of...

1959

1959 The Year Everything Changed

Fred Kaplan

Acclaimed national security columnist and noted cultural critic Fred Kaplan looks past the 1960s to the year that really changed America ...

Soul of a People

Soul of a People The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America

David A. Taylor

Soul of a People is about a handful of people who were on the Federal Writer's Project in the 1930s and a glimpse of America at a turning point. This particular handful of characters went from...

The Resurrection of the Romanovs

The Resurrection of the Romanovs Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal Mystery

Greg King

The truth of the enduring mystery of Anastasia's fate-and the life of her most convincing impostor The passage of more than ninety years and the publication of hundreds of books in dozens of...

Hero of the Pacific

Hero of the Pacific The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone

James Brady

From New York Times bestselling author James Brady-the story of Marine legend John Basilone, one of three main characters in HBO's The Pacific ...

The Great Raid on Cabanatuan

The Great Raid on Cabanatuan Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor

William B. Breuer

From the critically acclaimed author whom The Wall Street Journal called a first-class historian, here is a riveting account of one of the most spectacular rescue operations in history. On January 30,...

Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors The Covert War in Korea

William B. Breuer

Praise for The Great Raid on Cabanatuan An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate storyteller. --Publishers Weekly Acclaim for Feuding Allies An absorbing look at the impact of Alliance politics...

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