History & Military History
of the Ottoman Empire’s collapse, when
a storied city stumbled into the modern
world and reshaped the meaning of cosmopolitanism.
How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-
Dusk Guide to Victorian Life by Ruth
Goodman (Oct. 6, hardcover, $29.95,
ISBN 978-0-87140-485-5). Drawing on
her own adventures living in re-created
Victorian conditions, Goodman serves as
our bustling guide to 19th-century life.
Severed: A History of Heads Lost and
Heads Found by Frances Larson (Nov. 17,
hardcover, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-87140-
454-1) explores in a serious and seriously
entertaining manner the dark and varied
obsessions that the “civilized West” has
had with decapitated heads and skulls.
A History of War in 100 Battles by
Richard Overy (Nov. 3, hardcover, $34.95,
ISBN 978-0-19-939071-7). A military
historian plumbs more than 3,000 years
of history, from the fall of Troy in 1200
B.C.E. to the fall of Baghdad in 2003, to
locate the 100 battles that he believes are
the most momentous.
Gaza: A History by Jean-Pierre Filiu
(Sept. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-
0-19-020189-0) offers the first complete
history of Gaza, beginning with the
Hyksos in 18th century B.C.E., up to
modern times and the ongoing disputes
of the region.
Knife Fights: An Education in
Modern War by John A. Nagl (Oct. 16,
hardcover, $27.95, ISBN 978-1-59420-
498-2). A memoir from the foremost
expert in counterinsurgency recounting
the revolution in warfare he helped lead,
in combat and in Washington.
Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis
as Commander in Chief by James M.
McPherson (Oct. 7, hardcover, $32.95,
ISBN 978-1-59420-497-5). The dean of
Civil War historians and Pulitzer Prize–
winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom
provides a powerful new reckoning with
Jefferson Davis as military commander of
Stalin, Vol. I: Paradoxes of Power,
1878–1928 by Stephen Kotkin (Nov. 6,
hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-59420-379-
4). The first volume in Kotkin’s biography
on the Soviet dictator proves that there is
still much to learn about Stalin’s monstrous
power and of Russian power in the world.
One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon
at War by Bing West (Sept. 9, hardcover,
$27, ISBN 978-1-4000-6874-6). The
Marine combat veteran and former assistant
secretary of defense offers an account of one
Marine platoon attempting to control the
most violent district in Afghanistan, and
the policy makers who failed them.
Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion,
and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
by S.C. Gwynne (Sept. 30, hardcover, $35,
ISBN 978-1-4516-7328-9). From the
author of Empire of the Summer Moon comes
the story of how Civil War general Thomas
“Stonewall” Jackson became a great and
tragic American hero.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Thirteen Soldiers by John McCain and
Mark Salter (Nov. 11, hardcover, $28, ISBN
978-1-4767-5965-4) tells the history of
Americans at war, through the stories of 13
remarkable American soldiers who fought
in the nation’s major military conflicts.
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of
Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick
Perlstein (Aug. 5, hardcover, $37.50, ISBN
978-1-4767-8241-6). The bestselling
author of Nixonland portrays America on
the verge of a nervous breakdown in the
tumultuous political and economic times
of the 1970s.
The West Point History of the Civil
War by Timothy Strabbing with the
United States Military Academy (Oct.
21, hardcover, $45, ISBN 978-1-4767-
8262-1). The first volume in a new series
of military histories authorized by West
Point combines the expertise of preeminent
historians, hundreds of maps uniquely
created by cartographers, and numerous
images selected from the archives.
Nixon’s Secrets: The Truth About
Watergate and the Pardon by Roger
Stone with Mike Colapietro (Sept. 2,
hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-62914-
603-4) examines the bungled Watergate
break-in to determine what exactly Nixon’s
agents were looking for and how the CIA
infiltrated the burglar team and sabotaged
Berlin: Portrait of a City Through
the Centuries by Rory MacLean (Oct.
21, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-250-
05186-8) tells the city’s volatile history over
five centuries through a series of intimate
portraits of two dozen key residents.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA
The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the
Oxford Union: A Transatlantic Story of
Antiracist Protest by Stephen Tuck (Nov.
20, hardcover, $23.95, ISBN 978-0-520-
27933-9). Weeks before his assassination,
Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union, the
prestigious student debating organization in
the United Kingdom. This book brings to
life the dramatic events surrounding the visit.
The Deluge: The Great War, America
and the Remaking of the Global Order,
1916–1931 by Adam Tooze (Nov. 13,
hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0-670-02492-
6). A century after the outbreak of WWI,
Tooze revisits this seismic moment in
history, challenging the existing narrative
of the war, its peace, and its after-effects.
Founders as Fathers: The Private
Lives and Politics of the American
Revolutionaries by Lorri Glover (Sept.
30, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-300-
17860-9). As the bold fathers of the
American Revolution left behind their
private lives to become public nation-builders, this book relates what happened
to their families.