Union General is the first biography of Samuel Ryan Curtis, the most important and most successful general on either side in the Civil War west of the Mississippi River. Curtis was a West Point graduate, Mexican War veteran, and determined foe of secession who gave up his seat in Congress to fight for the Union.
“When Ranulph Fiennes produces a book about Ernest Shackleton, it should get our attention. I found that the best way to read this book is to imagine that you are in a pub sharing a beer with Sir Ranulph while he regales you with his tale about Ernest Shackleton.
"No matter what topic Morris covered over the course of her nearly eight-decade career--from travel to history to her own transition--she did so with insight, elegance and unflinching honesty." --Stuart Emmrich, Vogue
The first ever biography of a world famous author and transgender pioneer.
The closest friend of Lee Harvey Oswald and his Soviet wife Marina upon the couple's arrival in Texas breaks a sixty-year silence with a riveting story of his time with JFK's assassin and his candid assessment of the murder that marked a turning point in our country's history.
A LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER
A BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2021
Booker Prize-shortlisted and New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster's comprehensive, landmark biography of the great American writer Stephen Crane.
A lyrical portrait of a young Irish woman reinventing herself at the turn of the twentieth century in America
A dual biography of Julius Caesar and Cato the Younger that offers a dire warning: republics collapse when partisanship overrides the common good.
In Uncommon Wrath, historian Josiah Osgood tells the story of how the political rivalry between Julius Caesar and Marcus Cato precipitated the end of the Roman Republic.
With an epic career that spanned two-thirds of the twentieth century, C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999) was a historian of singular importance. A brilliant writer, his work captivated both academic and public audiences.
Master historian David McCullough’s classic book about some of history’s most daring and accomplished figures from Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped the course of history and changed how we see the world.
"Makes the case that we should consider Gerber not an asterisk, but a forefather of the gay-rights movement—one who would influence later generations of activists."—The Atlantic
Born in 1892 in Germany, Henry Gerber was expelled from school as a boy and lost several jobs as a young man because of his homosexual activities.
Dispelling the myths around this legendary queen, this biography of Henrietta Maria, queen consort of King Charles I, retells the dramatic story of the English Civil War from the perspective of this dynamic woman.
Henrietta Maria is British history’s most reviled queen consort.