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Maginot Line 1940
Maginot Line 1940
Written by Marc Romanych and Martin Rupp, Illustrated by John White
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Maginot Line 1940
Battles on the French Frontier
Written by Marc Romanych and Martin Rupp
Illustrated by John White


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
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Constructed throughout the 1930s, the Maginot Line was supposed to form the ultimate defense against a German invasion of France. However, different sections of the line were built at different times and the strength of various sections varied widely. During their Blitzkrieg invasion, the Germans were able to identify these weak... Read more >
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Vampire Forensics
Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend
Written by Mark Collins Jenkins


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2010
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Mark Jenkins’s engrossing history draws on the latest science, anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing gripping historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient... Read more >
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Vampire Forensics
Vampire Forensics
Written by Mark Collins Jenkins
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ISBN: 9781426206078
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Vampire Forensics
Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend
Written by Mark Collins Jenkins


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2010
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Mark Jenkins’s engrossing history draws on the latest science, anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing gripping historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient... Read more >
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Tulipomania
Tulipomania
Written by Mike Dash
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ISBN: 9780307560827
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Tulipomania
The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
Written by Mike Dash


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2010
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In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens from every walk of life were caught up in an extraordinary frenzy of buying and selling. The object of this unprecedented speculation was the tulip, a delicate... Read more >
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Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
Written by Robert Gellately
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ISBN: 9780307537126
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Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
The Age of Social Catastrophe
Written by Robert Gellately


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2009
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A bold new accounting of the great social and political upheavals that enveloped Europe between 1914 and 1945—from the Russian Revolution through the Second World War.

In Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, acclaimed historian Robert Gellately focuses on the dominant powers of the time, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, but also analyzes... Read more >
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Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean
Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean
Written by John Weal, Illustrated by John Weal
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Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean

Written by John Weal
Illustrated by John Weal


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $22.95

This volume follows the Luftwaffe's twin-engined Wunderbomber southwards to describe its deployment in North Africa and the Mediterranean Theater during World War II (1939-1945), from the Straits of Gibraltar in the west, via the beleaguered island of Malta, to the Aegean and the Suez Canal in the east. It is a... Read more >
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Master of Shadows
Master of Shadows
Written by Mark Lamster
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ISBN: 9780385532235
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Master of Shadows
The Secret Diplomatic Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens
Written by Mark Lamster


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $14.99

Although his popularity is eclipsed by Rembrandt today, Peter Paul Rubens was revered by his contemporaries as the greatest painter of his era, if not of all history.  His undeniable artistic genius, bolstered by a modest disposition and a reputation as a man of tact and discretion, made him a favorite...

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Uncivil Society
Uncivil Society
Written by Stephen Kotkin, Contribution by Jan Gross
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ISBN: 9781588369178
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Uncivil Society
1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment
Written by Stephen Kotkin
Contribution by Jan Gross


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $11.99

Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. In one of modern history’s most miraculous occurrences, communism imploded–and not with a bang, but with a whimper. Now two of the foremost scholars of East European and Soviet affairs, Stephen Kotkin and Jan T. Gross, drawing upon two decades of reflection, revisit this... Read more >
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The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
Written by Paul Strathern
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ISBN: 9780553906899
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The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped
Written by Paul Strathern


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $13.99

Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Cesare Borgia—three iconic figures whose intersecting lives provide the basis for this astonishing work of narrative history. They could not have been more different, and they would meet only for a short time in 1502, but the events that transpired when they did would significantly...

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The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
Written by Paul Strathern
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ISBN: 9780553807523
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The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped
Written by Paul Strathern


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $30.00

The Renaissance was a child of many fathers—none more important than the three iconic figures whose intersecting lives provide the basis for this astonishing work of narrative history: Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli and Cesar Borgia. Each could not have been more different. They would meet only for a short time... Read more >
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My Father's Country
My Father's Country
Written by Wibke Bruhns
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ISBN: 9781400096701
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My Father's Country
The Story of a German Family
Written by Wibke Bruhns


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $16.95

In this gripping memoir, the daughter of a man who conspired to assassinate Hitler tells the story of three generations of her family and offers unparalleled insight into the German experience in the last century.

On August 15, 1944, Major Hans Georg Klamroth was tried for treason for his part in... Read more >
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Reflections on the Revolution In Europe
Reflections on the Revolution In Europe
Written by Christopher Caldwell
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ISBN: 9780385529242
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Reflections on the Revolution In Europe
Immigration, Islam, and the West
Written by Christopher Caldwell


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $13.99

This provocative and unflinching analysis of Europe’s unexpected demographic revolution focuses on the increasingly assertive Muslim populations shaping the continent’s future.
 
Europe’s half century of mass immigration has failed to produce an American melting pot and is now faced with a serious problem for which there is no easy solution. Based on... Read more >
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History of the Present
History of the Present
Written by Timothy Garton Ash
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ISBN: 9780307530844
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History of the Present
Essays, Sketches, and Dispatches from Europe in the 1990s
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $11.99

The 1990s. An extraordinary decade in Europe. At its beginning, the old order collapsed along with the Berlin Wall. Everything seemed possible. Everyone hailed a brave new Europe. But no one knew what this new Europe would look like. Now we know. Most of Western Europe has launched into the unprecedented... Read more >
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That Sweet Enemy
That Sweet Enemy
Written by Robert Tombs and Isabelle Tombs
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ISBN: 9780307547989
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That Sweet Enemy
Britain and France: The History of a Love-Hate Relationship
Written by Robert Tombs and Isabelle Tombs


Format: eBook, 816 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2009
Price: $18.99

That Sweet Enemy brings both British wit (Robert Tombs is a British historian) and French panache (Isabelle Tombs is a French historian) to bear on three centuries of the history of Britain and France. From Waterloo to Chirac’s slandering of British cooking, the authors chart this cross-channel entanglement and the unparalleled... Read more >
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England's Mistress
England's Mistress
Written by Kate Williams
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ISBN: 9780307484291
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England's Mistress
The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton
Written by Kate Williams


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2009
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She was the most famous woman in England–the beautiful model for society painters Joshua Reynolds and George Romney, an icon of fashion, the wife of an ambassador, and the mistress of naval hero Horatio Nelson. But Emma Hamilton had been born to the poverty of a coal-mining town and spent her... Read more >
The Illustrious Dead
The Illustrious Dead
Written by Stephan Talty
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ISBN: 9780307459756
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The Illustrious Dead
The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army
Written by Stephan Talty


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $11.99

“Gripping . . . a compelling story of personal hubris and humbling defeat.”
—Jack Weatherford,author of the New York Times bestseller Genghis Khan and the Making of the
Modern World


In a masterful dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, New York Times bestselling... Read more >
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The Illustrious Dead
The Illustrious Dead
Written by Stephan Talty, Read by Stephen Hoye
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The Illustrious Dead
The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army
Written by Stephan Talty
Read by Stephen Hoye


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $17.50

“Gripping . . . a compelling story of personal hubris and humbling defeat.”
—Jack Weatherford,author of the New York Times bestseller Genghis Khan and the Making of the
Modern World


In a masterful dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, New York Times bestselling... Read more >
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Dark Continent
Dark Continent
Written by Mark Mazower
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ISBN: 9780307555502
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Dark Continent
Europe's Twentieth Century
Written by Mark Mazower


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2009
Price: $13.99

"A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles Times

Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century, one in which the triumph of democracy was anything... Read more >
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Empires of the Sea
Empires of the Sea
Written by Roger Crowley
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ISBN: 9780812977646
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Empires of the Sea
The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World
Written by Roger Crowley


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $16.00

In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic clash between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world. In Empires... Read more >
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Gandhi & Churchill
Gandhi & Churchill
Written by Arthur Herman
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ISBN: 9780553383768
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Gandhi & Churchill
The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $20.00



In this fascinating and meticulously researched book, bestselling historian Arthur Herman sheds new light on two of the most universally recognizable icons of the twentieth century, and reveals how their forty-year rivalry sealed the fate of India and the British Empire.

They were born worlds apart: Winston Churchill to Britain’s most glamorous... Read more >
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In Europe
In Europe
Written by Geert Mak
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ISBN: 9780307496096
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In Europe
Travels Through the Twentieth Century
Written by Geert Mak


Format: eBook, 896 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2009
Price: $16.99

From the First World War to the waning days of the Cold War, a poignant exploration on what it means to be European at the end of the twentieth-century. Geert Mak crisscrosses Europe from Verdun to Berlin, Saint Petersburg to Srebrenica in search of evidence and witnesses of the last hundred... Read more >
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Vanished Smile
Vanished Smile
Written by R.A. Scotti
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ISBN: 9780307271549
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Vanished Smile

Written by R.A. Scotti


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $11.99

On August 21, 1911, the unfathomable happened–Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre. More than twenty-four hours passed before museum officials realized she was gone. The prime suspects were as shocking as the crime: Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire, young provocateurs of a new art. As French detectives using... Read more >
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Vanished Smile
Vanished Smile
Written by R.A. Scotti, Read by Kathe Mazur
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Vanished Smile
The Mysterious Theft of the Mona Lisa
Written by R.A. Scotti
Read by Kathe Mazur


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $17.50

On August 21, 1911, the unfathomable happened–Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre. More than twenty-four hours passed before museum officials realized she was gone. The prime suspects were as shocking as the crime: Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire, young provocateurs of a new art. As French detectives using... Read more >
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Vienna, 1814
Vienna, 1814
Written by David King
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ISBN: 9780307337177
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Vienna, 1814
How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna
Written by David King


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $16.99

“Reads like a novel. A fast-paced page-turner, it has everything: sex, wit, humor, and adventures. But it is an impressively researched and important story.”
—David Fromkin, author of Europe’s Last Summer


Vienna, 1814 is an evocative and brilliantly researched account of the most audacious and extravagant peace conference in modern European history. With... Read more >
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Passionate Minds
Passionate Minds
Written by David Bodanis
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ISBN: 9780307497246
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Passionate Minds
Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire, and the Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment
Written by David Bodanis


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

It was 1733 when the poet and philosopher Voltaire met Emilie du Châtelet, a beguiling—and married—aristocrat who would one day popularize Newton’s arcane ideas and pave the way for Einstein’s theories. In an era when women were rarely permitted any serious schooling, this twenty-seven-year-old’s nimble conversation and unusual brilliance led Voltaire... Read more >
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