Tin Cans and Greyhounds The Destroyers that Won Two World Wars

This action-packed narrative history of destroyer-class ships begins with destroyers' first incarnation as torpedo boats in 1898 through the last true combat service of the ships...

Tidal Wave From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay

The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that, had the navy faced a different enemy, the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte...

The Gulf The Making of An American Sea

Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction—the tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental...

Pacific Thunder The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944

On 27 October 1942, four "Long Lance" torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes...

Benjamin Franklin The Religious Life of a Founding Father

Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson. Born to...

From Bacteria to Bach and Back The Evolution of Minds

What is human consciousness and how is it possible? This question fascinates thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. From Bacteria...

Fueling Freedom Exposing the Mad War on Energy

Fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world. Before the Industrial Revolution, humanity depended on burning wood and candle wax. But with the ability to harness the...

High Returns From Low Risk A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox

High Returns from Low Risk proves that low-volatility, low-risk portfolios beat high-volatility portfolios hands down and shows you how to take advantage of this paradox to...

Dinner in Camelot The Night America's Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House

In April 1962, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine Nobel Prize winners—along with many other prominent scientists, artists, and writers—at a famed White House...

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World

Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother...

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