From the earliest settlements seven thousand years ago to the eclipse of Babylon in the sixth century BCE, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of the birthplace of civilization—and of the glorious city at its center.
An exploration of early modern English and American warfare, looking at the 16th-century wars in Ireland, the English Civil War, the colonial Anglo-Indian wars, the American Revolution and the American Civil War.
From the rewriting of “Dixie” to promote the Confederate cause to the celebration of Sherman’s campaigns with “Marching Through Georgia,” McWhirter analyzes the ways music influenced popular culture during the Civil War.
A photographic journey through 34 of Europe’s most legendary battlefields—from Alesia (52 BC) to Waterloo (June 1815) to Seelow Heights (April-May 1945)—featuring full-bleed panoramic images, candid shots and more.
In 1953 the Topps Company introduced the “Bazooka Joe and his Gang” mini-comics to their packets of bubble gum. The story of this iconic figure includes extensive essays and reproductions of more than 100 classic comics.
The Eisenhower administration’s attempt to defeat a communist-led insurgency in Laos in the decade preceding the first U.S. combat operations in Vietnam—the first step on the path to the wider war in Southeast Asia.
Using rare photographs from Russian and German sources, Cornish traces the course of the entire campaign, from the clashes fought in East Prussia, eastern Germany and Hungary to the epic battle for Berlin itself.
Caught between the Soviet Union and the Third Reich, the Baltic States suffered more than nearly any other region during World War II. Here is the story of how the Baltics became pawns in the battle for Eastern Europe.
Published during WWII to amuse and distract Britons during the nightly black-outs, this delightful miscellany—featuring games, puzzles, jokes and literary snippets—sheds fascinating light on the British homefront.
On February 23, 1836, 200 brave Americans stood tall against an overwhelmingly superior Mexican force. Here is a gripping chronicle of the iconic battle that inspired a nation—and the rallying cry “Remember the Alamo!”
Much has been written about the colonists who fought in the American Revolution, but very little about their adversaries. These nine firsthand narratives profile the diverse range of soldiers who fought for the Crown.
Produced by the editors of LIFE, Brought to Justice combines authoritative text and dramatic photographs to tell the story of Osama bin Laden’s campaign against America, and our quest to find and bring him to justice.
In June 1775, skirmishes between colonists and British troops gave way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape in a riveting narrative of the origins of America.
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