The acclaimed biographer of Balzac and Victor Hugo reveals the secret history of Paris, from Marie Antoinette to Mitterand.
The author of Agent Zigzag reveals the true story of Britain's most ingenious WWII espionage ploy.
A scintillating, sweeping, and eye-opening account of the birth, maturity, and afterlife of the 18th Amendment.
The author of Ghost Soldiers tracks the astonishing trail of the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr.
For all his inspiring toughness, Churchill viewed combat as a species of entertainment.
Books that evoke the era of Victoria and Albert, in full flower – and rushing headlong to its end.
The author of The Pacific talks about the book, the HBO series, and the dark side of the "Good War."
The fascinating chronicle of a First Lady's journey across Europe—as an escaped Napoleon makes a renewed bid for power.
After his failed raid on Harper's Ferry, the man some called a traitor and others a hero was brought to a final, sensational trial.
The Berlin Airlift was supposed to be a stopgap measure until a diplomatic stalemate could be resolved. It became a pivotal victory in the Cold War.
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