House of Abraham Lincoln and the Todds, a Family Divided by War

For all the talk of the Civil War "pitting brother against brother," until now there has never been a single book that traces the story of one family ravaged by that conflict. And...

Hong Kong

This time, for Admiral Jake Grafton, the stakes are chillingly personal...Admiral Jake Grafton takes his wife, Callie, along when the U.S. government sends him to Hong Kong to...

Tears in the Darkness The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath

For the first four months of 1942, U.S., Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought what was America's first major land battle of World War II, the battle for the tiny Philippine...

The Last Stand of Fox Company A True Story of U.s. Marines in Combat

November 1950, the Korean Peninsula. After General MacArthur ignores Mao's warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find...

The Indifferent Stars Above The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

From the number one best-selling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier.In April of 1846, 21-year-old...

South Pacific Cauldron World War Ii's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds

Authoritative, yet written in a highly readable narrative style, South Pacific Cauldron is the first complete history embracing all land, sea, and air operations in the Pacific...

Cronkite's War His World War II Letters Home

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...

Papillon

Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the...

Twilight of the Mammoths Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America

As recently as 11,000 years ago—"near time" to geologists—mammoths, mastodons, gomphotheres, ground sloths, giant armadillos, native camels and horses, the dire wolf,...

Cavalryman of the Lost Cause A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart

Mortally wounded in battle when he was only thirty-one, the dashing J. E. B. Stuart, the South's "plumed warrior knight," stands with Stonewall Jackson as one of the Confederacy's...

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