New Arrivals - History
Just over a century ago, British troops were fighting a war against Pashtun tribemen on the North West Frontier of modern-day Afghanistan. Con Coughlin tells the story of that campaign and of Winston Churchill, then a young cavalry lieutenant.
Offers advice on researching family history on the Web, including search strategies, data sharing, government records, genealogical software, and publishing the results on the Web.
Recounts the rise of the Tudors from obscure Welsh gentry to powerful English monarchs and relates the events of the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, which resulted in the death of Richard III and the victory of Henry Tudor.
A guide to conducting genealogical research is updated to cover the latest online tools including social networks and mobile apps to explain how to trace ancestral histories, locate family members and get information from government records.
Details how the U.S. government embarked on a covert operation to recruit and employ Nazi scientists in the years following World War II in an effort to prevent their knowledge and expertise from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union.
"An authoritative overview that explains how the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the evacuation and internment of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans; details living conditions in the camps; discusses the economic, emotional, and physical toll on interned Japanese-Americans; and ponders the legacy of internment on American society. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Tanzania has grown to be one of the top safari destinations in Africa. In this new edition of Northern Tanzania Africa expert, Philip Briggs, focuses solely on the northern region and Zanzibar, rather than the whole country. The guide includes extensive updates on the best accommodation in every price bracket and reflects the trend towards small exclusive eco-friendly camps in remote parts of the Serengeti and other reserves. There are new chapters on the North Coast and Usambara Mountains and in-depth coverage of Tanzania's wildlife. Philip Briggs keeps readers up-to-date with the controversial proposal for a highway through the Serengeti.
When a "neutral" United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs-- including an expert on germ warfare, a Harvard professor, and a brilliant, debonair spymaster-- devise a series of "mysterious accidents" using explosives and biological weapons, to bring down vital targets such as ships, factories, livestock, and even captains of industry like J.P. Morgan. New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department's Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them. Assembling a team of loyal operatives, the cunning Irish cop hunts for the conspirators among a population of more than eight million Germans. But the deeper he finds himself in this labyrinth of deception, the more Tunney realizes that the enemy's plan is far more complex and more dangerous than he suspected.
Focuses on the author's years as a journalist in Russia and personal stories by everyday people to examine the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries, offering insight into apparent paradoxes in Russian culture, policies, and politics.
A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln's White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants.
The story of the fierce public and personal struggle between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.
A companion to the NBC documentary in which 46 people remember the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated and speculate on what might have been since then.