First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

A major film, co-written and directed by Angelina Jolie Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights and being cheeky to her parents. When Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge […]

Five Chimneys: A Woman Survivor’s True Story Of Auschwitz [Illustrated Edit…

Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birkenau. This book is a necessary reminder of one of the ugliest chapters in the history of human civilization. […]

Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

A New York Times bestseller from the author of Band of Brothers: The biography of two fighters forever linked by history and the battle at Little Bighorn. On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward the banks of Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, where three thousand Indians […]

Encyclopedia of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A New Era of Modern Warfa…

This encyclopedia examines insurgencies–and the counterinsurgency efforts they prompt–through history, addressing military actions and the techniques and technologies employed in each conflict, significant insurgency leaders, and the leading theorists, with emphasis on the “small wars” of the 20th century and most recent decades. The clear, concise entries provide a breadth of coverage that ranges from […]

Optimism Over Despair

An essential overview of the problems of our world today — and how we should prepare for tomorrow — from the world’s leading public intellectualWe have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist, and maybe […]