James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent
Robert W. Merry Michael Prichard
Robert W. Merry, the president and publisher of Congressional Quarterly, Inc., examines how, in a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America's Manifest Destiny by expanding its territory across the continent.
The first book in a stunning debut series, A Darkness Forged in Fire introduces an unforgiving world of musket and cannon, bow and arrow, magic, diplomacy, and oaths—each wielding terrible power in an Empire teetering on the brink of war.
A well-liked, respected historian and archaeologist is bludgeoned to death and left half-buried in a field. Now it falls to Chief Inspector Banks to solve a seemingly motiveless murder—and stop a killer who's bound to kill again.
Ronald Takaki's critically acclaimed A Different Mirror is a dramatic retelling of our nation's past that relates the history of America in the voice of its non-Anglo peoples, from Native Americans to Muslim refugees from Afghanistan.
How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States
Geoffrey C. Ward Robertson Dean
The compelling, unknown, behind-the-scenes story of the greatest swindler of the Gilded Age, whose villainy bankrupted Ulysses S. Grant and stunned the world of finance—told by his great-grandson, the award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward.
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?
The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her. Now the pack is gathering for the first time in millennia to ravage and to rule. Suddenly, more than Rachel's soul is at stake.
The FBI, Being 'Deep Throat, ' and the Struggle for Honor in Washington
Mark Felt, John O'Connor Michael Prichard
This absorbing account of Mark Felt's FBI career, from the end of the great American crime wave through World War II, the culture wars of the 1960s, and his conviction for his role in penetrating the Weather Underground, provides a rich historical and personal context to the "Deep Throat" chapter of his life. It also provides Felt's personal recollections of the Watergate scandal, which he wrote in 1982 and kept secret, in which he explains how he came to feel that the FBI needed a "Lone Ranger" to protect it from White House corruption.