Lost to the WestLost to the West
Lars Brownworth
Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as ...
Number of pages: 352 | Publication Date: 2010-06-01 | ISBN-13: 9780307407962

Lost to TimeLost to Time
Martin W. Sandler
Stories that history forgot… but readers will remember. “The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S. Truman, “is the history you don't know.” In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lo ...
Number of pages: 304 | Publication Date: 2014-10-07 | ISBN-13: 9781454913382

The Rarest BlueThe Rarest Blue
Baruch Sterman
For centuries, blue and purple dyed fabrics ranked among the ancient world’s most desirable objects, commanding many times their weight in gold. Few people knew their secrets, carefully guarding the valuable knowledge, and strict laws regulated their production and use. The Rarest Blue tells the incredible story of tekhelet, the elusive sky-blue ...
Number of pages: 320 | Publication Date: 2012-11-20 | ISBN-13: 9780762782222

Havana NocturneHavana Nocturne
T. J. English
To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob—with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket—owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching a ...
Number of pages: 432 | Publication Date: 2009-06-09 | ISBN-13: 9780061712746

Help Me to Find My PeopleHelp Me to Find My People
Heather Andrea Williams
After the Civil War, African Americans placed poignant "information wanted" advertisements in newspapers, searching for missing family members. Inspired by the power of these ads, Heather Andrea Williams uses slave narratives, letters, interviews, public records, and diaries to guide readers back to devastating moments of family separation during s ...
Number of pages: 264 | Publication Date: 2016-02-01 | ISBN-13: 9781469628363

The Lost History of the New Madrid EarthquakesThe Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes
Conevery Bolton Valencius
From December 1811 to February 1812, massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley, collapsing homes, snapping large trees midtrunk, and briefly but dramatically reversing the flow of the continent’s mightiest river. For decades, people puzzled over the causes of the quakes, but by the time the nation began to recover from the Civil War ...
Number of pages: 472 | Publication Date: 2015-03-24 | ISBN-13: 9780226273754

Sailing from ByzantiumSailing from Byzantium
Colin Wells
A gripping intellectual adventure story, Sailing from Byzantium sweeps you from the deserts of Arabia to the dark forests of northern Russia, from the colorful towns of Renaissance Italy to the final moments of a millennial city under siege….Byzantium: the successor of Greece and Rome, this magnificent empire bridged the ancient and modern worlds ...
Number of pages: 368 | Publication Date: 2007-07-31 | ISBN-13: 9780553382730

Lost KingdomLost Kingdom
Julia Flynn Siler
"Only one American state was formally a sovereign monarchy. In this compelling narrative, the award-winning journalist Julia Flynn Siler chronicles how this Pacific kingdom, creation of a proud Polynesian people, was encountered, annexed, and absorbed." —Kevin Starr, historian, University of Southern CaliforniaAround 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians ...
Number of pages: 415 | Publication Date: 2013-01-08 | ISBN-13: 9780802120700

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