A gripping narrative of the Truman administration's response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's communist forces in 1949 - an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape east Asian politics to this day...
Get ready to learn everything you've ever wanted to know about world history! Find out• How long dinosaurs roamed the earth• What people ate during the Middle Ages• How colonists made money• All about Sir Isaac Newton• How cellophane was invented• What the Y2K bug was• And much, much more..
The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something trans..
Leonardo da Vinci was one of history's true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of The Da Vinci Code were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo's art. Math and the Mona Lisa picks up where The Da Vinci Code left ..
Inspired by Demos’s award-winning novel The Unredeemed Captive, Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl will captivate a young audience, providing a Native American perspective rather than the Western one typically taught in the classroom.As the armed conflicts between the English colonies in North America and th..
A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career Revelatory and groundbreaking, The Art of Intelligence will change the way people view the CIA, domestic and foreign intelligence, and international terrorism. Henry A. "Hank” Crumpto..
In this New York Times bestseller and longlist nominee for the National Book Award, “our greatest living chronicler of the natural world” (The New York Times), David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology affect our understanding of evolution and life’s history.In the mid-1970s..
In this indelible memoir that recalls the life of her remarkable ninety-five-year old grandmother, Guardian journalist Aida Edemariam tells the story of modern Ethiopia - a nation that would undergo a tumultuous transformation from feudalism to monarchy to Marxist revolution to democracy, over the c..
Donald Trump promised the American people a transformative change in economic policy after eight years of stagnation under Obama. But he didn’t adopt a conventional left or right economic agenda. His is a new economic populism that combines some conventional Republican ideas–tax cuts, deregulation, ..
The decisive encounters between the East and West- Islam and Christendom-in the fields of war or peace had the most far reaching effects on their destinies. This is one of the most important subjects of Islamic history, indeed perhaps the most important of all. Besides its abundant and eventful epis..
How awful!Captain Low, a legendary English pirate, cut off the lips of another man and fried them.The ancient Egyptian cure for bad eyesight was ground-up pigs' eyes put inside the patient's ear.The First Emperor of China burned everyone's books and buried alive the people who wrote them.The Aztecs ..