From the Countess of Carnarvon comes the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for the PBS series Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon.
The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets
Tony Schwalm Corey Snow
Tony Schwalm, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces lieutenant colonel, provides an unbelievably gripping inside look into the grueling training that every army officer must endure to become one of America's elite Green Berets.
Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight over World War II, 1939-1941
Lynne Olson Robert Fass
From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world.
Journalist Bernard B. Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage eight-year conflict in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands of Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists.
From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
Thomas Hager Stephen Hoye
Fast-paced, suspenseful, and utterly satisfying, The Demon Under the Microscope is a sweeping history of the discovery of the first antibiotic and its dramatic effect on the world of medicine and beyond.
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Robert D. Kaplan Michael Prichard
In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.