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  • Oblivionby Héctor Abad; Anne McLean; Rosalind Harvey

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99

    Oblivion is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written memorial to the author?s father, Héctor Abad Gómez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life during one of the darkest periods... more...

  • Catherine The Greatby Robert K. Massie

    Head of Zeus 2012; US$ 8.01

    The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son... more...

  • Ponzi's Schemeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    You?ve heard of the scheme. Now comes the man behind it. In Mitchell Zuckoff's exhilarating book, the first nonfiction account of Charles Ponzi, we meet the charismatic rogue who launched the most famous and extraordinary scam in the annals of American finance. It was a time when anything seemed possible?instant wealth, glittering fame, fabulous... more...

  • Uncommon Valorby Dwight Jon Zimmerman; John D. Gresham; Ola Mize

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    A fascinating look at six of our bravest soldiers and the highest military decoration awarded in this country Since the Vietnam War ended in 1973, the Medal of Honor, our nation?s highest award for valor, has been presented to only eight men for their actions ?above and beyond the call of duty.? Six of the eight were young men who had fought... more...

  • Franklin Pierceby Michael F. Holt; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 25.99

    The genial but troubled New Englander whose single-minded partisan loyalties inflamed the nation's simmering battle over slavery Charming and handsome, Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire was drafted to break the deadlock of the 1852 Democratic convention. Though he seized the White House in a landslide against the imploding Whig Party, he proved... more...

  • The Hitler of Historyby John Lukacs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In this brilliant, strikingly original book, historian John Lukacs delves to the core of Adolf Hitler's life and mind by examining him through the lenses of his surprisingly diverse biographers. Since 1945 there have been more than one hundred biographies of Hitler, and countless other books on him and the Third Reich. What happens when so many people... more...

  • Meet George Washingtonby Joan Heilbroner

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary hero. more...

  • American Lionby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy.... more...

  • The Little Schoolby Alicia Partnoy; Julia Alvarez

    Cleis Press 1998; US$ 16.95

    One of Argentina's 30,000 "disappeared," Alicia Partnoy was abducted from her home by secret police and taken to a concentration camp where she was tortured, and where most of the other prisoners were killed. Her writings were smuggled out of prison and published anonymously in human rights journals. The Little School is Alicia Partnoy's memoir... more...

  • Army Wivesby Tanya Biank

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Army Wives goes beyond the sound bites and photo ops of military life to bring readers into the hearts and homes of today's military wives.   Biank tells the story of four typical Army wives who, in a flash, find themselves in extraordinary circumstances that ultimately force them to redefine who they are as women and wives. This is a true story... more...