Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone, Twain's uncensored autobiography is available in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event presents his authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended.
Bloody Crimes by James L. Swanson
In Bloody Crimes James L. Swanson tells the parallel stories of the hunt for Jefferson Davis who had fled the Confederate capital chased by Union cavalry intent on his capture. Within two weeks Lincoln was assassinated and massive preparations began for his funeral train from Washington to Springfield.
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants is the first novel in The Century Trilogy. It follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. $36
Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright and a Spy Saved the American Revolution is Joel Richard Paul’s unusual and unlikely historical tale of Silas Deane’s mission to get financing for the Revolutionary War from the French and how he was aided by Beaumarchais, the author of Marriage of Figaro, and an enigmatic chevalier. History that reads like a novel. $16
Washington: A Life
From National Book Award-winner Ron Chernow comes Washington: A Life, a landmark biography of George Washington--a richly nuanced portrait of the father of the nation featuring a breadth and depth unmatched by any other narrative. $40
First Family: Abilgail and John Adams
Joseph J. Ellis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America's preeminent first couple to life in First Family: Abigail and John Adams, a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic's tenuous early years. In Ellis's rich and striking new history, John and Abigail's relationship unfolds in the context of America's birth as a nation. $27.95
Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence
If you only know T.E. Lawrence from the movie then you’ve got the pleasure ahead of you of learning about the rest of his life in Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence by Michael Korda. Korda reveals an epic life on a grand scale but also a more understandable Lawrence set in the context of his life. $34.99