This sweeping chronicle of one of the most enduring, most significant, and most controversial institutions in history covers the most important popes throughout the ages—from St. Peter to Benedict XVI.
Longtime Washington Post reporter Robert G. Kaiser follows the “Dodd-Frank” financial reform bill from its inception to its signing into law, revealing the intricate and often surprising inner workings of Congress.
A renowned military historian tells the story of the rise of airpower in the 20th century—and argues that its great days are over with the advent of warfare waged by terrorists, guerrillas and insurgents.
Unveiled in 1879, Thomas Edison’s incandescent lightbulb was arguably the most important invention of its era. Freeberg shows how it revolutionized the scientific process—and the development of modern America.
A Barcelona poultry farmer determined to oppose the Nazis, Juan Pujol became one of history’s most skilled double agents. Here is the story of the spy who matched wits with the best minds of the Third Reich—and won.
A former U.S. intelligence analyst employs in-depth knowledge of Soviet intelligence and recently released Hungarian and KGB archival material to shine a fresh light on one of history’s most famous espionage cases.
The story of a boy born on one of the notorious “coffin ships” during the Irish Potato Famine—and the heroic crew members who saved him and thousands of others from one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises.
Reveals the little-known story of one of the most mysterious conflicts in U.S. history: “The Tanker War,” waged against Iran for control of the Persian Gulf—an event that may have presaged further battles to come.
The spellbinding story behind the longest debate in U.S. Senate history: the Compromise of 1850, which brought together such Senate luminaries as Henry Clay and Stephen A. Douglas in a desperate effort to save the Union.
The story of Vietnam veteran and Phantom F-4 pilot Col. Gail Peck, who helped establish the “Constant Peg” program to ensure that we were unbeatable against our Cold War adversaries flying the legendary MiG fighter jets.
A renowned constitutional scholar explores the relationship between the written Constitution and the external factors that shape our interpretations of it as well as the practices that guide our political system.
In his first major work on the Civil War, military historian Keegan offers insights into psychology, ideology, demographics and economics that reveal dimensions of the conflict that have eluded earlier historiography.
The economic juggernaut awakened by World War II transformed the United States into an economic and military powerhouse. Freeman reveals the developments that set the stage for America’s rise to global dominance.
From the late Navy SEAL and author of American Sniper—a hands-on look at the ten most iconic guns in U.S. history, from the frontier-conquering American Long Rifle to the weapons used by today’s Special Forces.
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