|The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons|
by J. W. Powell
Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations. read more
|$14.95||The French Revolution|
by Thomas Carlyle
First published in 1837, Carlyle's authoritative and faithful account offers a dramatic and eloquent portrait of the events, heroes and villains, and the profound historical impact of the French Revolution..
|The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative|
by Mary Prince
Prince — a slave in the British colonies — vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her eventual escape in 1828 in England. read more
|$6.95||The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783|
by A. T. Mahan
Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, and other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.
|The London Underworld in the Victorian Period: Authentic First-Person Accounts by Beggars, Thieves and Prostitutes|
by Henry Mayhew
The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in 19th-century London, this survey features true stories of degradation, horror, and desperation that rival Dickensian fiction.
|$18.95||The Merchant Bankers|
by Joseph Wechsberg
Fascinating chronicle of the world's great financial families profiles the personalities behind seven legendary banking houses: Hambros, Barings, the Rothschilds, the Warburgs, Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, and Banca Commerciale Italiana. read more
|The Nature of the Judicial Process|
by Benjamin N. Cardozo
In this legal classic, a former Associate Supreme Court Justice explains the conscious and unconscious processes by which a judge decides a case and the ways rulings are guided and shaped.
|$9.95||The Naval War of 1812: A Complete History|
by Theodore Roosevelt
Engagingly written and comprehensively researched, the future president's analysis of naval combat between the United States and Great Britain from 1812–15 exercised considerable influence on the formation of the modern American Navy. read more
by Niccolò Machiavelli
Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power. Today, nearly 500 years after it was written, this calculating prescription for autocratic rule continues to be much read and studied. read more
|$3.00||The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism|
by Max Weber
Author's best-known and most controversial study relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the Puritan belief that hard work and good deeds were outward signs of faith and salvation. read more
|The Revolution Betrayed|
by Leon Trotsky
One of Marxism's most important texts, this 1936 polemic explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin's death. A brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism, it prophesies the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union.
|$16.95||The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan|
by Winston Churchill
Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, offering valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures. read more