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A lavishly illustrated survey of the most remarkable archaeological finds in the world. With its beautiful illustrations and informative, approachable text, this book is packed with fascinating information.

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"The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced account we have."— Boston Globe . "Superb, balanced in interpretation... immensely readable and full of new and interesting detail."—George Herring, Univ. of Kentucky.

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Edward Gibbon's six-volume History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88) is among the most magnificent and ambitious narratives in European literature. Its subject is the fate of one of the world's greatest civilizations over thirteen centuries…

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In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome, through fifteenth-century France, up to such notorious contemporary cases as…

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Historians are in general agreement that the Russian war effort to defeat the invading Axis powers was the decisive factor for securing an Allied victory and ending World War II. Now with exclusive access to previously unavailable information from the former KGB,…

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‘The only things of value which we have at present are our arms and our courage’ In The Persian Expedition , Xenophon, a young Athenian noble who sought his destiny abroad, provides an enthralling eyewitness account of the attempt by a Greek mercenary…

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Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever." The conflicts…

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Although frequently vilified, Iran is a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world. Its political impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbors in the Middle East but also throughout the…

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Despite its prestigious reputation as the longest-established and most-admired monarchy in Europe, the history of the British royal family is punctuated by scandal, murders, betrayals, plots and treason. Since William the Conqueror seized the crown in 1066,…

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Now in paperback! The New York Times bestseller and war memoir from the commander of the legendary Band of Brothers??now with a new preface from Dick Winters. They were called Easy Company?but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers,…

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In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, the October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned,…

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Translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt with an introduction and Notes by John M. Marincola. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics…