John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. Evan Thomas draws on Jones' wide-ranging correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the American Revolution - John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson - to paint a compelling portrait of a tortured warrior who was that most interesting and essential of American figures, the entirely self-made man.
John Paul Jones: sailor, hero, father of the American navy
by Evan Thomas
An account of the critical World War II tank battle reveals the high stakes and large-scale military commitments that rendered it a pivotal conflict, exploring the strategies and agendas of leaders on both sides and how the battle's outcome shaped the rest of the war.
Armor and blood: the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II
by Dennis E. Showalter
Certain works of art--Mona Lisa, the Statue of Liberty, Rodin's The Thinker, Grant Wood's American Gothic, Whistler's Mother--are famous to everyone: those who love art and those who are generally indifferent to it. This volume considers 29 works of art and examines the ways in which they have transcended the art world and become facets of the popular imagination.
Famous works of art in popular culture: a reference guide
by Lynda Joy Sperling
Examines the life of the French scientist who proved the role of germs in causing disease, developed vaccines for anthrax and rabies, and invented the process to prevent spoilage that we call pasteurization.
Louis Pasteur and the hidden world of microbes
by Louise Robbins