History

Pages: 1 2 3 4 ... 71 NextSORT BY: Date | Title | Author
  1. Book ImagePresent at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

    Dean Acheson

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

    With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.More

  2. Book ImageThe Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

    Diane Ackerman

    The New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain.

    A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.More

  3. Book ImageThe Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

    Diane Ackerman

    Movie Tie-in

    The movie The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on the New York Times bestselling book, opens March 2017.More

  4. Book ImageWithout Precedent

    John G. Adams

    “[A] terse and compelling book. . .The entire bizarre story is here, a model of careful selection; McCarthy’s political biography reduced to its essentials. . . Adams has presented a précis of a demagogue’s rise to power. . .absolutely authoritative. . .It adds an essential dimension to our understanding of contemporary American history.” —Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageThe Land and Literature of England: A Historical Account

    Robert M. Adams

    “Professor Adams seems to have read the whole library and yet. . .retained his pith, vigor, suppleness, and good cheer. In addition, he knows how to tell a story. . . .One of the pleasure. . .lies in [the book’s] rich texture of cross-references between history and literature. . . .Exhilarating.” —Daniel Albright, New York Review of BooksMore

  6. Book ImageMoral Values and Political Behaviour in Ancient Greece: From Homer to the End of the Fifth Century

    A. W H Adkins

    Greek society developed more rapidly than did its values or the presuppositions on which the values were based. By the end of the fifth century the Greeks faced serious problems, not because they had abandoned traditional values to which they needed to be recalled, but because they retained them in a situation far different from that in which the values had developed and were appropriate.More

  7. Book ImageAlberuni's India

    Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Biruni

    Alberuni's India is one of the greatest achievements of medieval scholarship. Not for nearly eight hundred years would any other writer match Alberuni's profound understanding of almost all aspects of Indian life.More

  8. Book ImageEmpires of the Indus: The Story of a River

    Alice Albinia

    “Alice Albinia is the most extraordinary traveler of her generation. . . . A journey of astonishing confidence and courage.”—Rory StewartMore

  9. Book ImageReagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship

    Richard Aldous

    An iconic friendship, an uneasy alliance—a revisionist account of the couple who ended the Cold War.More

  10. Book ImageThe Future of Warfare

    Bevin Alexander

    "With the planet no longer cleanly divided into 'us' and 'them,' leaders are distracted by a thousand conflicting claims and ambitions. We inhabit a much more disorderly world. Disputes within and between nations are frequently violent, divisive, and dangerous..." --from The Future of WarfareMore

  11. Book ImageSun Tzu at Gettysburg: Ancient Military Wisdom in the Modern World

    Bevin Alexander

    “The world’s most fascinating battles and how they were won or lost, according to the Chinese sage.”—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  12. Book ImageHow Great Generals Win

    Bevin Alexander

    "An astute military historian's appraisal of what separates the sheep from the wolves in the great game of war."—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  13. Book ImageZinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War

    Svetlana Alexievich

    Winner of the Nobel Prize: “For her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” —Swedish Academy, Nobel Prize citationMore

  14. Book ImageVaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver

    Arthur Allen

    "A timely, fair-minded and crisply written account."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageThe Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis

    Arthur Allen

    “Thought-provoking. . . . [Allen] writes without sanctimony and never simplifies the people in his book or the moral issues his story inevitably raises.”—Wall Street JournalMore

Pages: 1 2 3 4 ... 71 Next