A Noble Ruin: Mark Antony, Civil War, and the Collapse of the Roman Republic

This vivid biography pulses with energy and erudition.

Who Owns This Sentence?: A History of Copyrights and Wrongs

An astute survey of ever-evolving proprietorship laws.

Personality and Power

Assessing a dozen leaders’ pivotal (or not-so-pivotal) impact on the world.

By the Numbers: Numeracy, Religion, and the Quantitative Transformation of Early Modern England

Why ditching the tally sticks was such a bold step forward.

The Convoy: HG-76: Taking the Fight to Hitler’s U-Boats

How a Liverpool-bound British flotilla outmaneuvered Nazi subs.

The Counterfeit Countess: The Jewish Woman Who Rescued Thousands of Poles During the Holocaust

A fake aristocrat offered real salvation in WWII.

The Savage Storm: The Battle for Italy 1943

This illuminating account of a storied invasion fills in the gaps between strategy and reality.