The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence
A. J. Langguth Grover Gardner
This dramatic account of the War of 1812 fills a surprising gap in the popular literature of the nation's formative years. It is this second and final war of independence that established the young nation as a permanent power. Full of fascinating characters, A. J. Langguth's riveting account covers a vast panorama of battles, from the American sacking of Toronto and the British burning of the White House and the Capitol, to the thrilling war at sea and on the Great Lakes and the final spectacular American victory at New Orleans.
The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare
Stephen Budiansky John Lee
From Stephen Budiansky comes the exciting history of a small group of British and American scientists who, during World War II, developed a new field of operational research to turn back the tide of German submarines.
With Redemption Ark, the sequel to his critically acclaimed Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds pushes the boundaries and confirms his reputation as "the most exciting space opera writer working today."
Dick Couch offers a fascinating inside look at the mentally and physically grueling education of the Army Special Forces—a vivid portrait of the process that forges America's most versatile and valuable fighting force.
An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
Stephen Kinzer Michael Prichard
In a cloak-and-dagger story of spies, saboteurs, and secret agents, Stephen Kinzer reveals the involvement of Eisenhower, Churchill, Kermit Roosevelt, and the CIA in Operation Ajax, which restored Mohammad Reza Shah to power in Iran.