American History

Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham's Civil Rights Days T. K. Thorne

BEHIND THE MAGIC CURTAIN: SECRETS, SPIES, AND UNSUNG WHITE ALLIES OF BIRMINGHAM'S CIVIL RIGHTS DAYS reveals never-before-told names, deeds, and places involved in the Civil Rights struggle at the birthplace of much of the fight. Award-winninng author and former Birmingham Police Captain T.K. Thorne spent ten years...

The Pacific War Trilogy Ian W. Toll

THE PACIFIC WAR TRILOGY is a prize-winning and best-selling trilogy that is the first complete history of the Pacific War in more than twenty-five years, and the first multivolume history of the Pacific naval war in over fifty years. Remarkably insightful and masterfully written, this is the new definitive history of...

Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 Ian W. Toll

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is the final volume of Ian W. Toll's Pacific War trilogy, beginning in July 1944 at the Honolulu Conference, where President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Pacific Theater commanders strategized the endgame of the war, and closes with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that...

The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 Ian W. Toll

THE CONQUERING TIDE delves into the period between mid-1942 to mid 1944 in the Pacific theater of World War II, where many of the greatest and bloodiest battles of the war took place. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and primary sources from both the military and the political sphere, Toll paints a complete and stunning...

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 Vol. 1 Ian W. Toll

PACIFIC CRUCIBLE is an amazing account of the first year of the Pacific theater of World War II. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and primary sources, Toll paints a complete and stunning portrait of the conflict on both sides, from Pearl Harbor to the Americans re-seizing the strategic initiative, through examining the...

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy Larry Tye

DEMAGOGUE is a masterful portrait of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who led the Red Scare to uproot a...

Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World Chris Wallace

COUNTDOWN 1945 begins on April 12, 1945, the day of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death, and follows the new president Harry Truman as he winds down the war in Europe and wrestles with the newly discovered knowledge of the atomic bomb. Over the 116 days between FDR's passing and the end of the war in Japan, Wallace...

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is a brilliant portrait of the hidden system that has shaped our country. This deeply researched narrative allows the reader to easily grasp the rigid hierachy of human rankings. The book also delves into how the Nazis studied America's plan of outcasting Jews and Blacks. In...