Subject Index - History
This is list of all the history book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
G-J, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
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- The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008, by Thomas E. Ricks.
Thomas Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officers in Iraq along with extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to document the inside story of the war in Iraq since late 2005.
- Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War, by Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad.
An in-depth look at America's secret biological warfare research and the current efforts underway to thwart a biological attack, and the threat posed by biological weapons, and bioterroism.
- Gettysburg - Day Three, by Jeffry D. Wert.
In Gettysburg - Day Three, Wert, a respected Civil War historian, chronicles, in exacting detail, the entirety of the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, a battle which was to change the course of a war.
- Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission, By Hampton Sides.(Audio)
In January of 1945, 121 U.S. Army Rangers, aided by two Filipino guerilla groups and countless civilians, rescued over 500 POW's from the Cabanatuan Prison Camp. Ghost Soldiers is the story of this daring rescue.
- Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission, by Hampton Sides.(Large Print)
Ghost Soldiers chronicles the daring rescue, from behind enemy lines, of 513 survivors of the Bataan Death March.
- Glory Denied: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War, by Tom Philpott.
This book chronicles Thompson's early life, his captivity, and the aftermath of his captivity.
- The Great Escape, by Kati Marton.
Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World. A joint biography of Edward Teller, John von Neumann, Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, Michael Curtiz, Alexander Korda, Robert Capa, Andre Kertesz, and Arthur Koestler. All nine were Hungarian Jews who fled their homeland due to antisemitism and the looming threat posed by the Nazis, and all went on to make significant contributions in the respective fields.
- The Great Escape, by Paul Brickhill.
You've seen the movie, now read the book that started it all! The Great Escape tells the true story behind the mass escape of POWs from Stalag Luft III and the months of planning that went into the events portrayed in the movie, and was written by one of the men who was there.
- The Great Mutiny: India 1857, by Christopher Hibbert.
In this book, Hibbert chronicles the causes of the mutiny, the course it took, and its aftermath of the 1857 mutiny in India that sparked a horrific conflict that resulted in the slaughter of thousands of innocent people - on both sides of the conflict.
- The Great Plague, by Stephen Porter.
In The Great Plague, Stephen Porter presents a clear and fascinating account of the Great Plague epidemic of 1665-66 and the effect that it had on English society.
- The Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw.
The stories of Americans during the Great Depression and the Second World War and how they went on to build and influence this great nation.
- The Greatest Generation Speaks, by Tom Brokaw.
Sequel to The Greatest Generation. More stories of Americans during the Great Depression and the Second World War and how they shaped this great country.
- The Greatest Threat, by Richard Butler.
Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Growing Crisis of Global Security.
- Greek and Roman Classics, compiled and indexed by Richard Seltzer.
Covering classical antiquity, this CD contains a plethora of texts dealing with the history, literature, religion, and philosophy of ancient Greece, Rome, Babylon, Phoenicia, and Roman Judea.
- The Greek Myths, Volumes I and II, by Robert Graves.
This is a massive book, and it is the standard reference book on Greek Mythology. It delves into the various creation myths, and births and lives of the various Greek gods, the role of the elemental forces in Greek mythology such as Chaos and Eros, as well as exploring the roles and stories of the Titans, the lesser gods, and other supernatural figures, such as witches.
- Hard Call, by John McCain with Mark Salter.
Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them.
- Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism, by Dore Gold.
A compelling and timely look at the history of Wahhabism and Saudi support of radical Islamic terrorist groups.
- Herodotus: The Histories, translated by George Rawlinson.
In this narrative, Herodotus presents his first hand-accounts of life and culture in Ancient Greece and in surrounding countries. This book also chronicles the histories of both Greece and Persian, the events leading up to the Greek - Persian War, and the war itself.
- A History of the Arab Peoples, by Albert Hourain.
This book offers a sweeping glimpse of Arab culture and society, presented within an historical framework that spans almost thirteen centuries.
- A History of The Middle East, by Peter Mansfield.
This work provides a sweeping survey of Middle Eastern history from the time of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt, in 1798, until the start of the Gulf War in the 1990's.
- The Holocaust, by Martin Gilbert.
In this classic work of Holocaust literature, Martin Gilbert chronicles the near destruction of European Jewry at the hands of the Nazi death machine. Following a chronologically driven format, Gilbert deftly interweaves mind numbing statistics with eyewitness accounts to tell the story of what happened during the Holocaust, and how and why these events occurred.
- Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan, by Doug Stanton.
Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way wrote this spellbinding history of the early American war efforts in Afghanistan. The book reads like a well-written novel.
- IBM and the Holocaust, by Edwin Black
A compelling look at IBM's collaboration with Nazi Germany, and the impact which it had upon the course of the war, and more importantly, on the Holocaust.
- In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, by Erik Larson.
The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.
- In the Land of White Death, By Valerian Albanov.
This epic story of survival chronicles the unbelievable 235-mile journey taken through Siberian Arctic, on foot, by a handful of men after their ship became trapped in the pack ice of the Kara Sea.
- In Time of War, by Pierce O'Donnell.
Code-named, Operation Pastorius, the Nazi's landed eight saboteurs on the east coast of America, while their mission was a complete failure, their capture and trial set precedents that are still affecting American politics. This book tells the story of their failed mission, and its aftermath.
- The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson.
A popular history of computing and the rise of the internet as told through the stories of the people who developed the ideas and technologies that went into creating the modern digital age.
- Inside SEAL Team Six, by Don Mann with Ralph Pezzullo.
In May, 2011, SEAL Team Six (ST6) [also known as United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), or DEVGRU] assassinated the al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden. This book delves into who and what SEAL Team Six is, and what goes into the making of a Navy SEAL.
- Islam: A Short History, by Karen Armstrong.
This book offers the reader a comprehensive, yet brief, overview of Islamic history, from its founding to the modern day.
- Island in a Storm, by Abby Sallenger.
A Rising Sea, A Vanishing Coast, and a Nineteenth-Century Disaster that Warns of a Warmer World. The account of this nineteenth-century disaster and its aftermath offers a vital historical lesson as we continue to develop precarious coastal locations whose vulnerability will only grow as sea levels rise across the globe.
- Island of Vice, by Richard Zacks.
In Island of Vice, Richard Zacks paints a vivid portrait of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the puritanical, cocksure police commissioner resolved to clean it up.
- Israel: A History, By Martin Gilbert.
This book primarily concentrates on the first fifty years of Israeli statehood, Gilbert also details the events and figures that contributed to the formation of the state, including the pogroms in Russia that helped to foster the growth of Zionism, and the Holocaust which made the establishment of the state so vital as a safe harbor for the survivors.
- Italian and Roman Literature and History, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 135 books, on one CD, organized into five main categories: Italian Literature, Latin / Roman Literature, General Histories of Ancient Rome, by non-Roman Authors, Italian History, and Historical Novels about Ancient Rome.
- The Jedburghs, by
Lt. Col. Will Irwin (Ret).
The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944.
- Jerusalem's Traitor, by Desmond Seward.
A rousing biography of the historian, Flavius Josephus, and a history of the momentous events that he witnessed, including the Roman beige of Masada and the Fall of Judea.
- Jews, God and History, by Max I. Dimont.
Organized chronologically, this eminently readable text covers 4,000 years of Jewish history.
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