Heaven's Command

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering...

Heaven's Command

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering...

History of the Donner Party A Tragedy of the Sierra

C.F. McGlashan was the newspaper publisher of the local paper in Truckee, California, the closest town to the Donner Pass. McGlashan interviewed the survivors of the Donner Party,...

The Making of a Royal Romance William, Kate, and Harry--a Look Behind the Palace Walls

William and Harry was an overnight sensation when it was published a week before Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement announcement in November 2010. Now the author, a...

Between Giants The Battle For The Baltics In World War II

During World War II, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia found themselves trapped between the giants of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Over the course of the war these states were...

The Culper Ring The History and Legacy of the Revolutionary War's Most Famous Spy Ring

After the siege of Boston forced the British to evacuate that city in March 1776, Continental Army commander George Washington suspected that the British would move by sea to New...

Fire and Light How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World

In this engaging history, James MacGregor Burns brings to vivid life the two-hundred-year conflagration of the Enlightenment, during which audacious questions and astonishing...

Daring Young Men The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift---june 1948-may 1949

The Second World War had been over for three years when pilots, navigators, and air traffic controllers all over America were recalled to active duty to rescue Berlin. They were...

Tulipomania The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused

A vivid narration of the history of the tulip, from its origins on the barren, windswept steppes of central Asia to its place of honor in the lush imperial gardens of...

The British in India A Social History of the Raj

An immersive portrait of the lives of the British in India, from the seventeenth century to IndependenceWho of the British went to India, and why? We know about Kipling and...

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