by Tom Trumble
<p>February 1942. The Japanese invasion of Timor has begun and attempts to evacuate a group of 29 Australian airmen, charged with keeping an airfield operational until the last moment, are thwarted.</p> <p>Under the leadership of Bryan Rofe, a ...
Ronald Reagan's Transformation from Actor to Governor
by Kenneth Holden
<DIV><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">One week after Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for governor of California, the <I>San Francisco Chronicle</I> gibed: “It was simply a flagrant example of miscasting.” Reagan was tanking, and his ...
William G. McAdoo and Newton D. Baker, 1863–1941
by Douglas B. Craig
<P>In this dual biography, Douglas B. Craig examines the careers of two prominent American public figures, Newton Diehl Baker and William Gibbs McAdoo, whose lives spanned the era between the Civil War and World War II.</P><P>Both Baker and ...
The Story of Maundy Gregory
by Andrew Cook
<DIV>This book reveals the true story of Maundy Gregory, the man responsible for 'An Insult to the Crown'. It reveals the names of the individuals who purchased titles and influence from Lloyd George. Gregory's unearthed documents reveal the ...
The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
by Paul Collins
<p><i>Duel with the Devil</i> is acclaimed historian Paul Collins’ remarkable true account of a stunning turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensued – a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr ...
by Nigel Barley
Sir Stamford Raffles was a British colonial trader who, in 1819, founded the island city-state of Singapore. Today, Singapore is a world alpha city ranked alongside London, New York, and Tokyo. In this intriguing book - part history, part ...
A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War
by Louise Steinman
Louise Steinman’s American childhood in the fifties was bound by one unequivocal condition: “Never mention the war to your father.” That silence sustained itself until the fateful day Steinman opened an old ammunition box left behind after her ...
His World War II Letters Home
by Maurice Isserman & Walter Cronkite, IV
A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation" reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell ...
His Life and Times
by Lee Craig
As a longtime leader of the Democratic Party and key member of Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, Josephus Daniels was one of the most influential progressive politicians in the country, and as secretary of the navy during the First World War, he became ...
The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World
by Jim Lacey & Williamson Murray
Two modern masters of military history make their case for the twenty most pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting trip through the ages to those moments when the fate of the world hung in the balance.<br> <i> </i><br> In the grand tradition ...
The Yoga Master
by Kofi Busia