Publisher: pUniversity of Virginia PressBook Description
A shrewd, on-the-ground account of how political change is made—and unmade—by the author of Democracy in America.
Never published in de Tocqueville’s lifetime (1805-1859), his reflections on the collapse of Louis-Philippe’ ... more
by: Will Bashor
Publisher: pRowman & Littlefield PublishersBook Description
This scholarly work thoroughly documents Marie Antoinette’s imprisonment, trial, and execution. Bashor (Marie Antoinette’s Head, 2013, etc.), a professor of global issues at Franklin University, tells the story of Marie Antoinette’s l ... more
by: Stephen Harding
Publisher: pDa Capo PressBook Description
The story of the first ship sunk by a Japanese submarine that demonstrates the careful planning and remarkable success of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
In 1940, the Cynthia Olson was acquired by the Olson Steamship Company a ... more
Publisher: pLiverightBook Description
A sometimes-counterintuitive but always fascinating interrogation of the history and uses of war.
War—what is it good for? No, not nothing, absolutely or not. By the account of Ferejohn (Law/New York Univ.; Pork Barrel Politics: Riv ... more
by: Anthony Everitt
Publisher: pRandom HouseBook Description
A thick, lively popular history that tells a complex story without dumbing it down or devoting more than a modest effort to distinguishing fact from myth.
All ancient histories begin with prehistory, and veteran British historian Everitt ... more
by: Ian Davidson
Publisher: pPegasus BooksBook Description
What we don’t know about the French Revolution could fill a book; Davidson (Voltaire: A Life, 2010, etc.) has done just that—in spades.
In the 1780s, Louis XVI was running out of funds. His usual sources turned him down so he c ... more
by: Lloyd Clark
Publisher: pAtlantic Monthly PressBook Description
A leading British historian delivers a new history of Germany’s 1940 invasion of France.
Hitler’s invasion was a daring operation in which troops pierced the seemingly impassible Ardennes Forest and shattered the Allied army. This is ... more