Subject Index - History
This is list of all the history book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
S-Z, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
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- Scourge - The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox, by Jonathan B. Tucker.
A history Smallpox: how it spread around the globe, how it affected civilization, and how Smallpox was eradicated. Plus a look at what might happen if smallpox wherever used as a bioweapon.
- The Sea and Ships, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 175 books related to the sea and maritime lore, all on one CD.
- Sea of Thunder, by Evan Thomas.
Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945. A history of the Battle of Leyte Gulf told from the viewpoint of four different commanders, two American and two Japanese.
- Secret Agent, by David Stafford.
This riveting book offers the readers an in-depth look at ultra-secret World War II 'spy' organization called the Special Operations Executive. Details range from the groups formation, to the work that it carried out during the war, along with detailed profiles of its agents and auxiliary staff.
- The Secrets of the FBI, by Ronald Kessler.
Insider information on the FBI that covers topics ranging from Watergate and the death of Marilyn Monroe to the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and how J. Edgar Hoover abused his position.
- Shadow Divers, by Robert Kurson.
The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II.
- Silent Rebels, By Marion Schreiber.
The true story of the raid on the twentieth train that left the Mechelen transit camp carrying 1,618 Belgium Jews to Auschwitz.
- The Sinking of the Eastland, by Jay Bonansinga.
A fascinating narrative on one of the worst disasters in American history - which occurred in 1915, when a steamship filled with 2,500 picnickers capsized at the dock, killing 844 men, women, and children.
- Smallpox, Syphilis and Salvation: Medical Breakthroughs that Changed the World, by Sheryl Persson.
A history of some of the most momentous medical breakthroughs of the modern age from the vaccine for smallpox to the discovery of penicillin, interwoven with biographies of the researchers who made these breakthroughs possible.
- Soldiers and Slaves - American POWs Trapped by the Nazis' Final Gamble, by Roger Cohen.
The unforgettable story of the 350 American POWs, captured during the Battle of the Bulge, who were sent to the Nazi Concentration Camp at Berga where they were forced to work as slave laborers.
- Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America, by Laura Shapiro.
A social and culinary history of America's changing attitudes toward food during the 1950's, including how prepackaged foods became common fare and how these convenience foods affected the lives of women.
- Somme Mud, by E.P.F. Lynch.
This is a slightly fictionalized memoir of an Australian Infantryman who served in France from 1916-1919. His story vividly brings the reality what life was like for common soldiers in the muddy trenches that epitomized the fighting on the Western Front, during World War I.
- A Special Mission, by Dan Kurzman.
Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII. A popular account of the 1943 Nazi plot to seize the treasures of the Vatican and silence the pope.
- Sputnik: The Shock of the Century, by Paul Dickson.
This is not only a riveting account of the launch of Sputnik and its aftermath, but it is also fascinating account of the development of rocket technologies, and the space race 'waged' between the Soviet Union and the United States.
- Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare, by Mark McNeilly.
Over two thousand years ago, Sun Tzu wrote a treatise on warfare and statecraft that became an instant classic. In this work, McNeilly has extracted what he considers the six key elements of Sun Tzu's holistic approach to strategy of warfare and statecraft.
- Target Tirpitz, by Patrick Bishop.
The unforgettable story of the British efforts to hunt down and sink the German Battleship Tirpitz, a story that is more amazing and filled with more daring-do than the efforts expended to sink her sister ship, the Bismarck.
- They Dared Return, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.
The True Story of Jewish Spies Behind the Lines in Nazi Germany.
- They Made America, by Harold Evans.
From the Steam Engine to the Internet Revolution: Two Centuries of Innovators.
- Tiger Force, by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss.
A riveting account of the war crimes committed by the Tiger Force in Vietnam, and the government cover-up of their actions.
- Titanic's Last Secrets, by Brad Matsen.
The amazing story of John Chatterton and Richie Kohler deep-water search for new insights into the sinking of the Titanic, and how their discoveries have rewritten the Titanic's story.
- To Hell and Back, by Susanna and Jake de Vries.
The Banned Account of Gallipoli by Sydney Loch. Comprising a slightly abridged version of The Straits Impregnable, a biography of Loch, and a history of his book and how it came to be banned.
- Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War, by Douglas Brinkley.
Historian Douglas Brinkley gives his account of John Kerry's experiences during the Vietnam War including his commanded two Swift boat crews on river patrols and earning a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts.
- Trafalgar: The Men, The Battle, The Storm, by Tim Clayton & Phil Craig.
A rousing account of the Battle of Trafalgar and the men and ships that saw action during this bloody sea battle that turned the tide of the Napoleonic wars in favor of the British.
- Triangle - The Fire That Changed America, by David Von Drehle.
This history of fire at the Triangle Waist Company is more than just a story about the horrific effects of fire - it is also a story about sweatshops and work place safety, or the lack thereof. It is also a story about the American labor movement, political corruption, greed, and most important, it is the story of the people who worked, and died, at the Triangle factory.
- Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, by James M. McPherson.
A compelling account of Lincoln's role as a military leader, and the unprecedented political, constitutional, and moral issues that he had to deal with during the American Civil War.
- True Stories of C.S.I., by Katherine Ramsland.
The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show. Twenty-five C.S.I episodes and the real life crimes that inspired them, are chronicled in this gripping book.
- Tyburn - London's Fatal Tree, by Alan Brooke & David Brandon.
An eye-opening, and thought-provoking study of Tyburn, where over a nearly 600-year period, more than 50,000 condemned prisoners were publicly hanged.
- Understanding Islam, by Thomas W. Lippman.
This book not only offers the reader a detailed introduction to the tenets of Islamic faith, but it also covers its founding, the various factions that exist within Islam, and the role that Islam plays in the internal and external affairs of Islamic countries.
- Vanished! Explorers Forever Lost, by Evan Balkan.
Vanished! dives deep into the true and harrowing accounts of adventurers who never came home. From the disappearance in Utah of cowboy roamer Everett Ruess to the loss of billionaire explorer Michael Rockefeller in the wilds of New Guinea.
- Victoriana: Advice, Etiquette, and Textbooks, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Twenty-three books on one CD that explore the social and educational mores of the Victorian era, covering everything from the rules of dueling to how to write a proper letter.
- Victoriana Science and Technology, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of over 200 books, on one CD, that span the breadth of Victorian science and technology from the theories of Charles Darwin to the development of dirigibles.
- The Virtue of Selfishness, by Ayn Rand.
There are nineteen articles in this volume that explore the principles of Objectivism, and the application of this philosophy.
- Virus Ground Zero, by Ed Regis.
This book offers a fascinating, insiders look at the Centers for Disease Control, and at the arsenal at the disposal of the 'Texas Rangers' of the virus world as they stuggle to defeat such foes as Malaria, Ebola, and Smallpox.
- A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World, by Tony Horwitz.
What happened in America between Columbus's landing in 1492 and the arrival of English colonists at Jamestown? This book answers this intriguing question and provides a glimpse into an overlooked period in American history.
- WAR, by Sebastian Junger.
In this book, Junger gives breathtaking insight into the truths of war - the fear, the honor, and the trust among men. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.
- War Books on CD - History, Fiction, & Theory, Compiled by Richard Seltzer
The full text of 283 books on warfare; including histories, fiction, and military theory.
- The War That Made America, by Fred Anderson.
A concise history of the French and Indian War that focuses on the 'American' aspects of the war and how the outcome of the war is directly is connected to the start of the American Revolution.
- What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures, by Malcolm Gladwell.
Nineteen thought-provoking essays that were drawn from Gladwell's numerous works that previously appeared in The New Yorker magazine.
- When Dickens Was News - Classic Magazines, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of hundreds of issues of various Victorian era magazines, including The Strand, The Atlantic Monthly, Punch, and the Mirror of Literature, all on one CD, in plain text format.
- When This Bloody War is Over, by Max Arthur.
Historically annotated lyrics to nearly 100 songs from World War I.
- The White and the Gold: The French Regime in Canada, By Thomas B. Costain.
In this book, Costain explores the early history of French Regime in Canada, up to the end of French and Indian War.
- White Coolies, by Betty Jeffrey.
On February 12, 1942 the Vyner Brooke left Singapore carrying a full complement of refugees, including 65 Australian nursing sisters. Two days later, the ship was sunk by the Japanese. Fifty-three nurses reached Bangka Island. Of these, 21 were machined gunned to death after surrendering to the Japanese. The remaining 32 nurses were taken prisoners and spent the next three and half years struggling to survive. White Coolies is the story of their epic ordeal.
- With Wings of Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain, by Michael Korda.
This is a popular history of the Battle of Britain, which presents a chronological account of the battle, along with details about the men and machines, from both sides of the conflict.
- Wolfe at Quebec, by Christopher Hibbert.
In this short work, Hibbert chronicles the last year of Major-General James Wolfe's life, and his leadership at the battle for Quebec at the decisive engagement fought between the British and the French on the Plains of Abraham. When the battle ended, Quebec was to fall to English hands, and Wolfe, at the advanced age of 32, was destined to die from the wounds he received in the battle.
- Women Sailors & Sailors' Women, by David Cordingly.
In this marvelously written history, Cordingly recounts the tales of the women who served as sailors on a variety of British and American sailing vessels, and the handful of women who became pirates. He also looks at the women who went to sea with their husbands and lovers, as well as the women who waited on shore. This unique maritime history also takes into account the numerous women who served as lighthouse keepers, as well as the myths surrounding mermaids and sirens.
- World History and Literature - From the Middle Ages through the 18th Century, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Four interrelated CD's containing hundreds of books written in, or related to, specific periods in World History - the Medieval / Renaissance period, the Medieval / Renaissance period, the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries.
- World War I, by S. L. A. Marshall.
This book provides a solid historical overview of the causes, prosecution, and consequences of World War I. Written in an energetic and authoritative style, this book is eminently readable.
- World War One: A Short History, by Norman Stone.
A brief, yet a succinct overview of World War One, as well as its causes and consequences. Ideal for use as a brief introduction on the subject or as part of a general survey course on World War One, 20th Century World, or European history.
- Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination, by Lee Clarke.
How are disasters represented in the public's imagination? Why do some disasters, such as the sinking of the Titanic, resonate with people and remain 'popular' long after the event happened, while similar events are ignored? These, and more questions about how people think about, and react to, disasters, are discussed in this thought-provoking book.
- The Year 1000, by By Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger.
A brief, but concise, overview of what life was like in England in the year 1000.
- Your World on CD-ROM, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Over 2200 documents from the United Nations, over 1200 from NATO, plus the 2001 CIA World Factbook. (CD)
- ZigZag, by Nicholas Booth.
The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman - who was awarded the Iron Cross by the Germans for his exploits while spying on them for the British.
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