The Birth of the FBI Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the Fight Over America's Premier Law Enforcement Agency

Most people believe the Federal Bureau of Investigation began under J. Edgar Hoover in the 1920s or 1930s. Many also naturally assume it was developed for the express purpose of...

Oliver Wendell Holmes A Life in War, Law, and Ideas

Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War when musket balls missed his heart and spinal cord by a fraction of an inch. He lived ever...

So Close To Freedom A World War II Story Of Peril And Betrayal In The Pyrenees

During World War II many escape-line organizations contributed to the Allied cause by funneling hundreds of servicemen trapped behind enemy lines out of occupied Europe. As the...

The Burr Conspiracy Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis

In 1805 and 1806, Aaron Burr, former vice president of the newly formed American republic, traveled through the Trans-Appalachian West gathering support for a mysterious...

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959....

The Roman

Raven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of Florentine vampyres, who are delivering them as a peace offering to the feared Curia in Rome. Though she's...

Armor and Blood The Battle of Kursk: the Turning Point of World War II

While the Battle of Kursk has long captivated World War II aficionados, it has been unjustly overlooked by historians. Drawing on the masses of new information made available by...

Hunting Che How a U.s. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary

By the mid-1960s, Guevera had become famous for his outspoken criticism of the United States and his support for armed Communist insurgencies. He had been one of the architects of...

The Boyfriend

Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while...

Rise to Greatness Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill....

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