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  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...

  • Jefferson on Freedomby Thomas Jefferson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first time, is this historical American document, as well as several of his other famous writings. Included in this book are excerpts from his only... more...

  • Gottlandby Mariusz Szczygiel; Antonia Lloyd-Jones

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    Winner of the Europe Book Prize One of Europe?s most preeminent investigative journalists travels to the Czech Republic?the Czech half of the former Czechoslovakia, the land that brought us Kafka?to explore the surreal fictions and the extraordinary reality of its twentieth century. For example, there?s the story of the small businessman who adopted... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • What If? IIby Robert Cowley

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 15.95

    What if Lincoln didn't abolish slavery? What if an assassin succeeded in killing FDR in 1933? This volume presents 25 intriguing "what if..." scenarios by some of today's greatest historical minds-including James Bradley, Caleb Carr, James Chace, Theodore F. Cook, Jr., Carlos M.N. Eire, George Feifer, Thomas Fleming, Richard B. Frank, Victor Davis... more...

  • What Ifs? Of American Historyby Robert Cowley

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 14.95

    Did Eisenhower avoid a showdown with Stalin by not taking Berlin before the Soviets? What might have happened if JFK hadn't been assassinated? This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating "what if..." scenarios by such prominent historians as: Robert Dallek, Caleb Carr, Antony Beevor, John Lukacs, Jay Winick, Thomas Fleming, Tom... more...

  • The American Ideaby Robert Vare

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    ?What is ?the American idea?? It is the fractious, maddening approach to the conduct of human affairs that values equality despite its elusiveness, that values democracy despite its debasement, that values pluralism despite its messiness, that values the institutions of civic culture despite their flaws, and that values public life as something higher... more...

  • What They Think of Usby David Farber

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    It has never been more important for Americans to understand why the world both hates and loves the United States. In What They Think of Us , a remarkable group of writers from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America describes the world's profoundly ambivalent attitudes toward the United States--before and since 9/11. While many people... more...