Subject Index - History
This is list of all the history book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
A-F, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
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- 50 Battles that Changed the World, by William Weir.
An overview of fifty military battles that most influenced the course of history.
- 1776, by David McCullough.
In this powerful epic, historian David McCullough tells the historical account of the American forces who fought the British in the year of the Declaration of Independence.
- 1918: Year of Victory, edited by Ashley Ekins.
A collection of wide-ranging and authoritative essays by leading scholars that take '...a fresh look at the events of the crucial final year of the First World War'.
- 1938: Hitler's Gamble, by Giles MacDonogh.
Until 1938 Hitler could be dismissed as a ruthless but efficient dictator, a problem for Germany alone; after 1938 he was a threat to the whole of Europe and had set the world on a path toward cataclysmic war. Focusing on this single year, MacDonogh chronicles Hitler's rise to power.
- Across the Great Divide - Robert Stuart and the Discovery of the Oregon Trail, by Laton McCartney.
A biography of Stuart and his more than 3,000 mile transcontinental journey that led to the discovery of what later became known as the Oregon Trail.
- Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough, by Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss.
Over-consumption is rampant, and its time for the Western world to go on a diet. This book examines the causes and consequences of trying to perpetually out do the Joneses, and offers some advice on how to take your life - and your wallet - back.
- Afghanistan, by Stephen Tanner.
A Military History From Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban.
- Album of Memories, An: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw
In this volume, Brokaw has compiled a compelling and poignant collection of letters that chronicle the personal histories of the men and women who grew up during the Depression and who endured the horrors of WWII.
- All But My Life, by Gerda Weissmann Klein.
This is Gerda Weissmann's memoir of the six years she spent under Nazi tyranny, during which she spent three years in Nazi forced labor camp. This story also recounts her liberation and her meeting with Kurt Klein, the young man who was to become her husband. All But My Life is a horrific and heart wrenching story, yet it is also surprising uplifting. It is a classic of Holocaust literature.
- All Quiet on the Home Front, by Richard Van Emden and Steve Humphries.
An Oral History of Life in Britain During the First World War.
- All the Presidents' Children, by Doug Wead.
Wead examines the lives of the children of the presidents from John Quincy Adams to Bill Clinton. He tells how they handled stress of growing up being the son or daughter of one of the most powerful men in the world, and what became of them.
- America At War
Ever since the horrific events of September 11th, there has been a surge of patriotic fervor, not seen in America since the dark days of World War II. Radio Spirits' new collection, America At War, will give you a chance to listen to some of the most patriotic radio broadcasts that aired on American radio during World War II.
- American Revolution CD, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
History and Plays of Mercy Otis Warren, plus works by Jefferson, Paine, Franklin, Sam Adams, and others.
- The American West in Fiction and History, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This anthology contains more than 150 novels, short stories, and essays on the American West, plus about 50 purely historical works, covering topics ranging from Native American History to life in the West after the Civil War.
- Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge, by Antony Beevor.
A gripping retelling of the Battle of the Bulge that takes the reader into the field, and shows them what it was like for soldiers on both sides of the conflict and both the command and foot soldier levels.
- The Assassination of Julius Caesar, by Michael Parenti.
Why did a group of Roman senators gather near Pompey's theater on March 15, 44 B.C., to kill Julius Caesar? Was it their fear of Caesar's tyrannical power? Or were these aristocratic senators worried that Caesar's land reforms and leanings toward democracy would upset their own control over the Roman Republic?
- Australia: Literature and History, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This collection contains 13 works of Australian literature and 14 books that chronicle Australian history, all on one CD-ROM.
- Australian History for Dummies, by Alex McDermott.
A carefree, non-academic overview of Australian history covering its pre-European history up through 2010.
- The Avengers: A Jewish War Story, by Rich Cohen.
The unforgettable story of The Avengers, a group of Jewish partisans who inhabited the forests of Eastern Europe during the dark days of World War II and who later went on to fight for Israeli Independence.
- An Awkward Truth: The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942, by Peter Grose.
The Japanese attack on Darwin on 19 February 1942 was the first wartime assault on Australian soil. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only ten weeks earlier. There was a difference. More bombs fell on Darwin, more civilian targets were struck, and more ships were sunk. The raid led to the worst death toll from any event in Australia...
- Batavia, by Peter Fitzsimons.
The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, petty fascist dictatorship, murders most foul, survival, retribution, rescue, and so much more.
- Beating the Devil's Game, by Katherine Ramsland.
A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation.
- Black Americans and Slavery, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than sixty books on Slavery and the Black experience in America, all on one CD.
- The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss.
A compelling, and swashbuckling biography of General Alex Dumas, the father of the famed writer, Alexandre Dumas. Who based his novels, The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, at least in part, on his father's exploits.
- The Black Death, by John Hatcher.
This is a 'literary docudrama' that mixes rigorous historical research with elements of fiction in order to present an engrossing and informative overview of what life was like in a medieval rural village in England during the Black Death epidemic of 1345-1350.
- Blood, Iron & Gold, by Christian Wolmar.
For both Train enthusiasts and historians alike, Blood, Iron & Gold presents a readable and compelling overview of the history of railroading and the impact that the railroads have had on societies around the world.
- Blood on the Table, by Colin Evans.
The Greatest Cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
- Botany Bay: The Real Story, by Alan Frost.
A detailed account of the events and political motivations that led to Botany Bay being selected, in 1786, as the new and primary destination for Britain's criminals.
- Boy Soldiers of the Great War, by Richard Van Emden.
The compelling story of the tens of thousands of underage British youths who joined up and served on active military duty during World War I, many of whom saw action in the trenches of Europe.
- The Brenner Assignment, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.
The Untold Story of the Most Daring Spy Mission of World War II, in which a three-man team parachuted behind enemy lines to sabotage and hopefully destroy the Brenner Pass.
- A Bridge at Arnhem, by Charles Whiting.
A popular history of the Battle of Arnhem, and the Allies failed attempt to wrench the Arnhem Bridge, guarded by SS Panzer Divisions, from the Germans.
- The Brigade, by Howard Blum.
A compelling history of the Jewish Brigade that chronicles its formation, and the Brigades activities both during and after World War II.
- Brothers in Arms, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anthony Walton.
The stories from surviving members of the 761st battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II. These heroes liberated over thirty towns and villages, as well as the concentration camp at Mauthausen, despite an extreemly high casualty rate and shortages of replacement personnel and equipment.
- Bush at War, by Bob Woodward.
Bob Woodward tells the story of how President George W. Bush led the nation to war on terror after September 11 and his vision for remaking the world.
- Canada: Literature and History, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of 26 works of Canadian literature and history, all on one CD-ROM.
- Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, by Cokie Roberts.
An insightful look into the lives and experiences of women living in Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War, told almost exclusively through their own words.
- The Captivity of the Oatman Girls Among the Apache and Mohave Indians, by Lorenzo D. Oatman and Olive A. Oatman.
Following the massacre of their family by Indians, Olive and Mary Ann Oatman where taken into captivity and forced to live as slaves. This is the story of their captivity and their brother's search to find the missing girls.
- Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700, by Susan Dwyer Amussen.
An engaging study that looks at the development of English, slaveholding colonies in the Caribbean and the far ranging impact that these colonies, and slavery, had on English society.
- Cavaliers and Roundheads:
The English Civil War 1642-1649, by Christopher Hibbert.
A compelling social and military history of the English Civil War, read by David Case.
- Chasing the Devil, by David Reichert.
Subtitle: My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer. A graphic account of this true-crime investigation.
- Children of War, by Susan Goodman.
Children of War: The Second World War through the Eyes of a Generation. A compelling social history of wartime Britain told from the viewpoint of the children who called Britain home from 1939-1945.
- Choice & Coercion, by Johanna Schoen.
Using the North Carolina eugenics program as a case study, Schoen examines the history of birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare programs in the United States, and the legacy that these programs have on current debates related to reproductive politics.
- Civil War, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
The American Civil War in History and Fiction, 47 books on one CD that explore the history and drama surrounding the Civil War.
- Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt, by Joyce Tyldesley.
Who was Cleopatra? In this book, Tyldesley strips away the myth to uncover the real story of the last queen of Egypt.
- The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, by David Halberstam.
This is a detailed, popular, narrative history of the Korean War and its aftermath, written by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.
- Combat Nurse, by Eric Taylor.
During World War II, numerous women volunteered to serve as military nurses. Often their jobs placed them at grave risk of injury or capture by the enemy, and all too often they met their deaths while doing their duty. In Combat Nurse, Eric Taylor has woven a riveting book that describes what it was like to be a British nurse, serving in combat areas, during World War II.
- The Coming Plague, by Laurie Garrett.
This impressive book examines the potentially catastrophic dangers presented by viruses and mans attempts to control the uncontrollable.
- Contested Medicine, by Gerald Kutcher.
A detailed look at Dr. Eugene Saenger's Cold War, total-body irradiation (TBI) experiments conducted on cancer patients at Cincinnati College of Medicine, while under contract to the Department of Defense to determine the effects of radiation on soldiers in the event of a nuclear attack. Both the experiments themselves, and their ethical implications are covered in this eye-opening study.
- The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, by Bernard Lewis.
Explores the Muslim mind set, and how historically centered resentments have constituted to the rise of terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism.
- Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam, by James M. McPherson.
Subtitled, The Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War, this compelling history chronicles the battle that took place on September 17, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland. This day remains the single most deadly days in American history, and the outcome of the battle was to change the course of the Civil War.
- Crucible 0311, by C. Wayne Standiford.
This narrative, which chronicles Standiford's experiences in Vietnam, is infused with unique observations of his surroundings and the men he worked and lived with. Throughout, Standiford speaks with an obvious sense of pride and patriotism concerning the contribution made by himself, and countless others like him, while serving their country.
- Crusade in Europe, by Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In this informative book, Eisenhower supplies an insider's look at America's role in Europe during World War II, as seen through the eyes of the man who commanded the Allied Forces.
- D-Day to Berlin, by Andrew Williams.
A gripping military history that looks at the events from the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy to the final defeat of the Nazis and the fall of Berlin.
- Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson.
A compelling work of narrative nonfiction that chronicles the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, the events leading up to the tragedy, and its aftermath.
- Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard.
An account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy.
- Disaster! The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, by Dan Kurzman.
This is the compelling story of the great earthquake and fire that devastated San Francisco in 1906, and the epic struggle for a city's survival.
- A Doctor's War, by Aidan MacCarthy.
A riveting account of MacCarthy's experiences during World War II. A RAF doctor, he was captured by the Japanese and was to be one of the witnesses of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
- Dread, by Philip Alcabes.
How Fear and Fantasy have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu.
- An Edible History of Humanity, by Tom Standage.
A compelling, entertaining, and thoughtful look at how food has shaped human history, and human social development.
- Education and Child Rearing, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A single volume CD collection of sixty books, in plain text format, dealing with education, child rearing, and books on education-oriented philosophy, biographies, and fiction.
- Empire of the Blue Water, by Stephan Talty.
Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign.
- England's Mistress, by Kate Williams.
The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton. A popular history of one of the most famous women in eighteenth century England, who is perhaps best remembered as the very public mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson.
- The English Governess at the Siamese Court, by Anna Harriette Leonowens.
In 1862, Anna Harriette Leonowens ne Crawford and her young son arrived in the city of Bangkok. Bangkok was the capitol of Siam, a country which is now known as Thailand. She had been hired to act as governess King of Siam's children, a formidable task as the King had over sixty children at the time of her arrival. This book, The English Governess at the Siamese Court, recounts the almost six years that Anna spent at the Siamese Court.
- Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew, by Alex Kershaw.
This is the chilling story of the sinking of the U.S. Navy Submarine, Tang, and the heroic efforts made by the survivors of the sinking to escape from their watery tomb. Those that survived, literally jumped from the frying pan into the fire, when they were 'rescued' by a Japanese patrol boat and interned in one of the most notorious of Japan's POW camps. A camp that was know by the inmates as the Torture Farm.
- Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy, by Susan M. Reverby.
In this book, Reverby offers a comprehensive analysis of the notorious study of untreated syphilis that has become the American metaphor for medical racism, government malfeasance, and physician arrogance.
- The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, by Kitty Kelley.
Investigative biographer Kitty Kelley tell all about the Bush family.
- The Fighting 69th, by Sean Michael Flynn.
The unforgettable history of The Fighting 69th, a National Guard Army Battalion which had a glorious pass but which in recent years had become more of a joke than a fighting unit. In this book, Flynn examines how the events of 9-11 revitalized The Fighting 69th, and how this National Guard Unit went on to fight heroically in Iraq, and to gain respect of their military comrades.
- Fighting Terrorism, by Benjamin Netanyahu.
How Democracies can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorism.
- The Finest Hours, by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
This is the true story of how two ships split off the coast on New England in 1952 and how the U.S. Coast Guard made a daring and heroic sea rescue of most of the men aboard the four parts of the two ships that split in violent weather.
- Firestorm, by Marshall De Bruhl.
Allied Airpower and the Destruction of Dresden. A compelling, and unbiased account of the carpet bombing of Dresden in 1945, that explored why this campaign was so controversial, and how it affected the outcome of the war.
- The Floating Brothel, by Siān Rees.
The extraordinary story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts that were sent to Australia.
- Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918, by Gina Kolata.
In this book, Kolata offers the reader an in-depth look at the 1918 influenza pandemic; including what influenza is, the effects that the epidemic had both politically and culturally, and its long term aftereffects.
- Flyboys, by James Bradley.
The gripping story of eight American airmen, captured by the Japanese during a bombing mission of the island of Chichi Jima.
- Flying In, Walking Out, by Edward Sniders.
An RAF fighter pilot during World War II, Edward Sniders spent a good part of the war as a POW, interned Nazi Stalag. In this book, Sniders chronicles his life as a prisoner, and his numerous escape attempts.
- Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust, by Lyn Smith.
This book contains the short narratives by more than 100 contributors, both Jewish and non-Jewish, about their experiences during the Holocaust.
- Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, by Cokie Roberts.
Cokie Roberts brings us the stories of the women who fought for independence in the American Revolution.
- The Fourth Horseman, by Robert Koenig.
The chilling history of Dr. Anton Dilger, an all-American boy who became a German spy and saboteur who, in 1915, set up a secret bio-weapons lab in Washington, D.C. in order to grow anthrax to kill as many horse and mules as he could in hopes of impeding the American war effort.
- Franklin and Winston - An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, by Jon Meacham.
An intimate glimpse at the friendship that developed between FDR and Churchill, and how their friendship affected the outcome of World War II.
- Fraud of the Century, by Roy Morris, Jr.
Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876.
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