The second novel in the chronology of Vidal's epic CHRONICLES OF EMPIRE, embodying the passage of American history.
|Author:||Ian Hudson, Gavin Menzies|
Building on the startling revelations of 1421, iconic historian Gavin Menzies explores the possibility that mankind made transcontinental voyages centuries before the supposed discoveries of European explorers. With meticulous research and an adventurer's spirit, Menzies has uncovered astounding new evidence that calls into q... read more
The murder that shocked the world.On 22nd November 1963, the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and his wife Jackie were taking part in a presidential motorcade through Dallas. Thousands lined the streets cheering; other... read more
From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum - out of many, one - has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become 'one nation, indivisible'? In this ... read more
Thurston Clarke's gripping account of the last months of the life of President John F. Kennedy weaves together his public and private life and addresses the most tantalizing mystery of all - not who killed him but who he was when he was killed, and where he would have led his country and the world. This re-examination of a cr... read more
It was the year that Cold War protagonists sought a truce, the race into space stepped up a gear, feminism and civil rights flexed their political muscles, and President Kennedy's assassination numbed the world. But as the front pages of history were being printed, the scoop of the century slipped by unnoticed. On January 13t... read more
|Author:||Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick|
"The Untold History of the United States" is filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick's riveting landmark account of the rise and decline of the American empire - the most powerful and dominant nation the world has ever seen. Probing the dark corners of the administrations of 17 presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to Ba... read more
A groundbreaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction w... read more
From award-winning historian Hugh Thomas, "Cuba: A History" is the essential work for understanding one of the most fascinating and controversial countries in the world. Hugh Thomas' acclaimed book explores the whole sweep of Cuban history from the British capture of Havana in 1762 through the years of Spanish and United Stat... read more
This is the runaway number one bestseller. This is the book that set Washington ablaze. This is the new non-fiction classic. Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, crazy, unique political campaign.... read more
The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water -- the Atlantic. One hundred and ninety million years ago, the shifting of two of the world's tectonic plates led to the creation of an immense chasm. This giant gash in the flanks of the planet slowly opened up and eventually evolved into the most importan... read more
'If the 1960s were a wild weekend and the 1980s a hectic day at the office, the 1970s were a long Sunday evening in winter, with cold leftovers for supper and a power cut expected at any moment.' A jaw-droppingly brilliant account of how the seventies was defined by mass paranoia told with Francis Wheen's wonderfully acute s... read more
A group biography of the twelve caesars of our time: American Presidents from Roosevelt to George W. Bush.
The twentieth century has been called 'the American Century'. Not since the days of the Roman emperors has there been such a succession of rulers holding the fate of the world in their hands. Now, award-winning ... read more
Bread, cash, dosh, dough, and loot. Call it what you like, it matters now more than ever. In "The Ascent of Money", Niall Ferguson shows that finance is the foundation of all human progress and the lifeblood of history. From the cash injection that funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that sparked the Fre... read more
Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America." "You could say we're the #1 nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around-... read more
The American Civil War was one of the longest and bloodiest of modern wars. It is also one of the most mysterious. It has captured the imagination of writers, artists and film-makers for decades but the reality of it confuses and divides historians even today. In this magisterial history of the first modern war, the distingui... read more
For almost two centuries, the last stand at the Alamo has been recognized as a defining moment in America's history. On February 23, 1836, a Mexican army thousands of soldiers strong attacked a makeshift garrison of about 200 Texas settlers-among them, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis-holed up in the aban... read more
In a landmark work of history, Shorto presents astonishing information on thefounding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of theDutch in making America what it is today.
|Author:||Donald L. Barlett|
In The Great American Tax Dodge, a book that should infuriate and galvanize citizens everywhere, the best-selling authors of America: What Went Wrong? expose the millions of Americans who are dodging their income taxes at every honest taxpayer's expense. With the clarity, insight, and readability that earned them two Pulitzer... read more
All-powerful, brilliant, decisive, ruthlessly effective...this is the image of the CIA as portrayed in countless films and novels. It is wrong. This shocking book, based on thousands of declassified documents and interviews with agents at all levels, shows the reality behind the glamorous myth: a blundering, chaotic and dange... read more