A history of Harvard Law School in the twentieth century, focusing on the school's precipitous decline prior to 1945 and its dramatic postwar resurgence amid national crises and internal discord.By the late nineteenth century, Harvard Law School had transformed legal education and become the preemin..
John W. O'Malley gives us the most comprehensive account ever written of the Society of Jesus in its founding years, one that heightens and transforms our understanding of the Jesuits in history and today. Following the Society from 1540 through 1565, O'Malley shows how this sense of mission evolved..
John Compton shows how evangelicals, not New Deal reformers, paved the way for the most important constitutional developments of the twentieth century. Their early-1800s crusade to destroy property that made immorality possible challenged founding-era legal protections of slavery, lotteries, and liq..
A Times Higher Education Book of the WeekOne of our foremost commentators on poetry examines the work of a broad range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century English, Irish, and American poets. The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar gathers two decades' worth of Helen Vendler's essays, book reviews, and..
A human rights lawyer travels to hot zones around the globe before and after 9/11 to document abuses by warlords, terrorists, and counterterrorism forces. John Sifton reminds us that human rights advocates can only shame the world into better behavior; to invoke rights is to invoke the force to upho..
The great themes woven through John Lukacs's spirited, concise history of the twentieth century are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the achievements and dangers of technology, the continuing democratizatio..
In 1939 Nazis identified Polish citizens of German origin and granted them legal status as ethnic Germans of the Reich. After the war Poland did just the opposite: searched out Germans of Polish origin and offered them Polish citizenship. John Kulczycki's account underscores the processes of inclusi..
The eastern Roman Empire was the largest state in western Eurasia in the sixth century. A century later, it was a fraction of its former size. Ravaged by warfare and disease, the empire seemed destined to collapse. Yet it did not die. John Haldon elucidates the factors that allowed the empire to sur..
As National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017) guided U.S. foreign policy at a critical juncture of the Cold War. But his impact on America's role in the world extends far beyond his years in the White House, and reverberates to this day. His geopolitical vis..
In a career that included Presidential Science Advisor to George W. Bush, John Marburger stood on the front line of battles that pulled science deep into the political arena. Science controversies, he discovered, are never just about science. As his reflections show, science can no longer be shielde..
By unlocking the evolutionary information contained in cells, biologists have been able to construct the Tree of Life and show that its three main stems are dominated by microbes. Plants and animals constitute a small upper branch in one stem. Soon we may know how life began over 3.5 billion years a..
If all measures of human advancement in the last hundred centuries were plotted on a graph, they would show an almost perfectly flat lineuntil the eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution would cause the line to shoot straight up, beginning an almost uninterrupted march of progress. In The..
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeUlysses is one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. It was not easy to find a publisher in America willing to take it on, and when Jane Jeap and Margaret Anderson started printing extracts from the book in th..
How Hawai'i became an emblem of multiculturalism during its journey to statehood in the mid-twentieth centuryGateway State explores the development of Hawai'i as a model for liberal multiculturalism and a tool of American global power in the era of decolonization. The establishment of Hawai'i stateh..
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction Winner of the John Leonard First Book Prize Selected as one of the best books of the year byThe New York Times Book Review,Time,Newsweek,The Washington Post Book World,Amazon, and more Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the ..
An acclaimed naval historian tells one of the most inspiring sea stories of World War II: the Japanese attack on the American oiler USS Neosho and the gutsy crews struggle for survival as their slowly sinking ship driftedlost, defenseless, and aloneon the treacherous Coral Sea.In May 1942, Admiral J..
The author of The Devils Posse returns with the tale of one mans journey from mines to mountain trails and the dangers hunting him every step of the way.After gunfire and fear of the law drive him away from his home, young John Slater Engels is forced to seek refuge in the mountains of Montana. Ther..
If it can happen in show business, its happened to Jon Cryer. Now hes opening up for the first time and sharing his behind-the-scenes stories in a warmly endearing, sharply observed, and frankly funny look at life in Hollywood.In 1986, Jon Cryer won over America as Molly Ringwalds loyal and lovable ..
A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover? John Hooper's entertaining and perceptive new book is the i..
The inspiration for a major two-part ABC documentary, KOKODA is set to win over a whole new audience 'Never in my life ... had I seen soldiers who looked so shocked and so tired and so utterly weary as those men' Brigadier John Rogers, Australia's Director of Military Intelligence, 1942Now a major t..
Christopher Rabbit turned the pages of the Bible, but it was getting dark and quite hard to read. Caravan Bear fetched an oil lamp. Whitby and Hector drew nearer. "e;Some wise men had heard about the birth of Jesus,"e; Christopher Rabbit said. "e;They wanted to see him..."e; Caravan ..
The Reformation marked a period of profound upheaval - one of the greatest turning points in the history of Christianity - and sent shock waves through the western world. In this book, Andrew Atherstone traces the dramatic and compelling story from the Renaissance to the sixteenth-century wars of re..
Hazardous drinking in the UK is widespread: 1 in 4 according to a recent government survey. More severe 'alcohol dependence' affects nearly 6% of the UK population - that's 1.8 million people. But for each alcoholic there is usually a family - estimates suggest that at least 3 people per alcohol abu..
The Clapham Sect was a group of evangelical Christians, prominent in England from about 1790 to 1830, who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and promoted missionary work at home and abroad. The group centred on the church of John Venn, rector of Clapham in south London. Its members included Wil..
The Beats. a title that Jack Kerouac coined to define the exhausted exaltation of a generation, produced a body of works infected with a new energy. Their spontaneous, often-unedited style epitomised their own era and their famed close-knit literary community continues to inspire writers today.Barry..
In Amy Garvey's sexy new collection, Mr. Right actually shows up--but, wouldn't you know it, with some deadly complications. . . "e;My Love Life is Killing Me"e; Recent divorcee Alex Ramsay is ready to plunge back into the dating pool, and Matt Crawford looks like one sexy splash of a blind ..
An American anatomist contends with body snatchers plaguing 1782 London in this historical mystery for fans of Caleb Carr. It is not just the living who are prey to Londons criminals and cutpurses. Corpses, too, are fair gamedug up from fresh graves and sold to unscrupulous men of science. Dr. Thoma..
Let James Beard Awardwinning authors and hometown heroes Matt Lee and Ted Lee be your culinary ambassadors to Charleston, South Carolina, one of America's most storied and buzzed-about food destinations. Growing up in the heart of the historic downtown, in a warbler-yellow house on Charleston's fabl..
4-Sided Love TriangleMichelle Hetzel, Keary Renner, and Devon Guzman were three high school girls who shared a secret: their lesbian desires. After high school, Michelle married Brandon Bloss, 25, while Keary and Devon lived together. Michelle used her husband's credit card to finance a trip for her..
Catching A Murderous Monster Ain't Going To Be Cheap. . . In Oklahoma Indian Territory just over the Kansas line, settlers are losing their heads. Literally, that is. Decapitated bodies are turning up and businessman Cyrus Warwick, who's aiming to make this town bigger than Dodge City, wants it to s..
';Rother is the next Ann Rule.' Gregg Olsen Chelsea King was a popular high school senior, an outstanding achiever determined to make a difference. Fourteen-year-old Amber Dubois loved books and poured her heart into the animals she cared for. Treasured by all who knew them, both girls disappeared i..
ARTThrough him, they'll live forever. His creation will be a testament to their perfection-and to his skill. Each victim has a rare innocence, worthy of being immortalized in his macabre work of art. A beauty worth killing for. . .IMITATESDetective John Stallings can't avoid getting drawn into his l..
From a Black Ops veteran and author of Deep Cover, a military thriller about a retired CIA agent forced back into action by a lethal conspiracy.Once a trained killer for the CIA, Dan Morgan has built a new life for himself. But when he receives a desperate plea from his former Black Ops partnerrepor..
Everyone Has What He WantsThe killer picks her up in a Manhattan night club. Another trendy victim of the latest downtown scene. Young. Fresh. Healthy. Perfect. The police find her body in a Bronx park. Pale as a ghost. Peaceful in death. Her life has been drained away. Slowly. Methodically. Brillia..
Only one man can stop a Black Friday terrorist strike in this pulse-pounding and timely thriller from the national bestselling author of American Jihad. America Is Under Attack And this time, it's not New York City or Washington. A sleeper cell of Middle Eastern terrorists is targeting the heartland..
A Deranged Killer's Twisted UrgesIn the streets of New York City, the Slasher chooses his victim--and makes his move. As he wraps his fingers around the girl's pretty throat, his power increases. As he carves into her skin, his words become flesh. As he arranges her lifeless body in a loving tableau..
Killing Is An ArtIn life, they were flawed. In death, they are perfect works of art--killed, preserved, and carefully molded into replicas of Michelangelo's most celebrated creations. Only The Sculptor can bring forth their true beauty and teach the world to appreciate his gift.He Is The MasterFBI S..
No one wants to be in the sights of these blood brothers. Rip-roaring Western adventure from the bestselling author of Brotherhood of the Gun. Young Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves became blood brothers on the day the rancher's son saved the warrior's life, forging a bond no one could ever break. And..
USA Today bestselling author: One man stands between a murderous gang and a fortune in gold bullion . . .Into a lawless town rode a hero named John Henry Sixkiller . . . Only William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone could tell a tale of violence and vengeance so real, so raw, it outdoes the legends..
Johnstone Justice. What America needs now. Bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone celebrate a legend of the American West-and the weapon that shaped a nation's destiny . . . As a teenager, John McMasters won the Medal of Honor as a sniper for the Union Army during the Civil War...
JOHN LUTZ IS . . ."e;A MAJOR TALENT."e; -John Lescroart"e;AMONG THE BEST."e; -San Diego Union"e;IN RARE FORM."e; -The New York Times Book Review THE UNKNOWN SPYOfficially, Thomas Laker is an employee of the NSA. His real employer, known as the Gray Outfit, is not listed-anywh..
"e;If you appreciate a good story and good writing, grab anything Tim Bryant writes and prepare to be hooked and fully entertained."e;-Joe R. Lansdale In Texas, every man has his price. For a young man of seventeen, Wilkie John Liquorish has lived one sorry life. From his ill-fated stint in ..
USA Today bestselling author: A Colorado cattleman wages all-out war on a gang of ruthless rustlers . . .The kind of man for whom God created the gun, Smoke Jensen stands as a force of will in the brutal, lawless west . . .Nothing will stand in his waySmoke Jensen has a good woman by his side. Now a..
In a critical Cold War moment, Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency suddenly changed when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite. What Ike called "e;a small ball"e; became a source of Russian pride and propaganda, and it wounded him politically, as critics charged that h..
This collection of short mysteries by the international-bestselling author of Dust and Shadow ';belongs on the top shelf with the very best of Doyle's' (Nicholas Meyer, author of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution). Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, Edgar Awardfinal..
';The most comprehensive and comprehendible history of the West Virginia Coal War I've ever read.' John Sayles, writer and director of Matewan On September 1, 1912, the largest, most protracted, and deadliest working-class uprising in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were po..
You Will Feel The Heat From This Gripping Tale From Ground Zero At Katrina. --Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. On the night of August 27, 2005, Dr. Demaree Inglese was one of many New Orleans residents convinced that approaching Hurricane Katrina would pass with minimal impact. The next few days' events would pro..
Once you're dead, you're made for life. --Jimi HendrixHendrix. Janis. Morrison. Elvis. Lennon. Cobain. Garcia. Their reckless brilliance held the key to their self-destruction. Their deaths had much in common--and, surprisingly, so did their lives. From lonely childhoods marred by loss to groundbrea..
Meet the men who murdered for the mob-and made John Gotti the most powerful and deadly crime boss in America . . . They called him the "e;Teflon Don."e; But in his short reign as the head of the Gambino crime family, John Gotti wracked up a lifetime of charges from gambling, extortion, and t..
"e;They're coming to get you, Barbara. . ."e; These five words unleashed a terrifying movie classic on an unsuspecting public in 1968, stunning audiences with endless nightmares. George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead raised the bar for onscreen violence. Moviegoers were bludgeoned with..
New York City, November 25, 1864. Confederate officers attempt to destroy the city with a series of lethal fires that will forever diminish it to a mere speck of an island. What fueled these Southern patriots' rage? And what if they had succeeded?This terrifying scenario almost became a reality foll..
The men and women who shaped our world-in their own words. The Wisdom Library invites you on a journey through the lives and works of the world's greatest thinkers and leaders. Compiled by scholars, this series presents excerpts from the most important and revealing writings of the most remarkable ..
It's Not Just the Facts When it comes to climate change, this truly is a golden ageof fake news, post-truths, pluralistic ignorance, conspiracy theories, a willfully ignorant administration, and the Cranky Uncle. You know him. We all have one. That exasperating Thanksgiving blusterer digs in his hee..
In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5-6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two Civil War commanders--one that would finally end, eleven months later, with L..
To Americans living in the early twentieth century, E. H. Harriman was as familiar a name as J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie. Like his fellow businessmen, Harriman (1847-1909) had become the symbol for an entire industry: Morgan stood for banking, Rockefeller for oil, Carnegie..
Longleaf forests once covered 92 million acres from Texas to Maryland to Florida. These grand old-growth pines were the "e;alpha tree"e; of the largest forest ecosystem in North America and have come to define the southern forest. But logging, suppression of fire, destruction by landowners,..
In Two Captains from Carolina, Bland Simpson twines together the lives of two accomplished nineteenth-century mariners from North Carolina--one African American, one Irish American. Though Moses Grandy (ca. 1791- ca. 1850) and John Newland Maffitt Jr. (1819-1886) never met, their stories bring to vi..
In Columbia Rising, Bancroft Prize-winning historian John L. Brooke explores the struggle within the young American nation over the extension of social and political rights after the Revolution. By closely examining the formation and interplay of political structures and civil institutions in the up..
An intellectual dialogue of the highest plane achieved in America, the correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson spanned half a century and embraced government, philosophy, religion, quotidiana, and family griefs and joys. First meeting as delegates to the Continental Congress in 1775, ..
This collection of seventeen original essays reshapes the field of early American legal history not by focusing simply on law, or even on the relationship between law and society, but by using the concept of "e;legality"e; to explore the myriad ways in which the people of early America order..