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A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation

Craig Harline · Oxford University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

October 2017 marks five hundred years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg and launched the Protestant Reformation. At least, that's what the legend says. But with a figure like Martin Luther, who looms so large in the historical imagination, it's...
A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Alexis Okeowo · Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Absolutely essential reading, period."---Alexandra Fuller, bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo--a vivid narrative...
The American: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

KHIZR KHAN · Random House
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family's pursuit of the American dream and why - especially in these tumultuous times - we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most. The American is an intensely...
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

Brian Kilmeade · Sentinel
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling...
Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One

ALISON WEIR · Ballantine Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with incident - love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare - but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and moralizing. Now, in the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author and esteemed biographer...
Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder

Amy Knight · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Ever since Vladamir Putin came to power in Russia, his critics have turned up dead on a regular basis. According to Amy Knight, this is no coincidence. In Orders to Kill, the KGB scholar ties dozens of victims together to expose a campaign of political murder during Putin's reign that even...
The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's 81 Days of Captivity in Syria -- A Story of Survival

Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013.Capturing history was Jonathan...
Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities

Daniel Golden · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage -- and why that is troubling news for our nation's security.Grounded in extensive research and reporting, Spy Schools reveals how academia has emerged as a frontline...
Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life...
So Great a Prince

LAUREN JOHNSON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A vivid and original portrait of the year the young Henry VIII assumes the throne, revealing a kingdom at a crossroads between two dynamic monarchs and two ages of history. England, 1509. Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, is dead; his successor, the seventeen-year-old Henry VIII, offers...