THE CHARTERHOUSE OF PARMA
Translated by Margaret R. B. Shaw
This fictionalized account explores the intrigues within a small Italian court
during the time of Napoleon’s final exile.
Penguin Classic 496 pp. 0-14-044061-5 $11.95
THE DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOT SOLDIER
Edited and Introduced by Marc Raeff
The only memoir told from a footsoldier’s perspective, these diaries of
an 18-year-old German stonemason conscripted into the Grand Army of
Napoleon chronicle the grueling marches on Prussia and Poland.
Penguin 208 pp. 0-14-016559-2 $13.00
WAR AND PEACE
Translated by Ann Dunnigan
Introduced by J. O. Bayley
This epic presents a complete tableau of Russian society during the great
Napoleanic Wars, from 1805 to 1815.
Signet Classic 1456 pp. 0-451-52326-1 $9.95
Translated and Introduced by Rosemary Edmonds
Penguin Classic 1454 pp. 0-14-044417-3
Translated with an Introduction by Leonard Tanock
Zola’s only purely historical work, this realistic, detailed, and accurate account
of France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War is a testament to the human
horrors of war.
Penguin Classic 512 pp. 0-14-044280-4 $13.95
THE REASON WHY
The dramatic recreation of the personalities and events, the courage and
stupidity behind the immortal charge of the Light Brigade during the
Crimean War. Illustrations, Maps, Index.
Penguin 290 pp. 0-14-001278-8 $12.95
New in Paperback!
THE SPEEDWELL VOYAGE
A Tale of Piracy and Mutiny in the Eighteenth Century
“The fullest account of the voyage we have had and the only modern
account.... This book is eminently readable.”—Nathan Miller. 208 pp.
Berkley 208 pp. 0-425-17438-7 $12.00
THE PRIZE OF ALL THE OCEANS
The Dramatic True Story of Commodore Anson’s
Voyage Round the World and How He Seized
the Spanish Treasure Galleon
“A quite remarkably erudite and deeply informed
book.”—Patrick O’Brian. The power of the sea and
man’s fragility as he confronts it are terrifyingly portrayed
in this rousing, historic round-the-world treasure hunt.
Viking 288 pp.
E. A. RITTER
Biography of the founder of the Zulu Nation, a born leader
and a brilliant general whose achievements rivaled those of his
Penguin 416 pp. 0-14-004826-X
BAMBA SUSO AND BANNA KANUTE
Translated and Annotated by Gordon Innes
Edited with an Introduction and Additional Notes
by Lucy Durán and Graham Furniss
The stories of Sunjata’s adventures are one of the major epic oral traditions
of Africa and remain central to the culture of the Mande-speaking peoples.
This edition brings together translations of live performances by two leading
Gambian jalis (or bards). Map, notes, and lists of the characters
Penguin Classic 160 pp. 0-14-044736-9 $11.95
U.S. REVOLUTIONARY WAR
ANGEL IN THE WHIRLWIND
The Triumph of the American Revolution
“Written with lucidity and analytical savvy. The most accessible single-volume
narrative of the American Revolution available. A must read!”—Douglas
Brinkley. “Entertainingly but authoritatively lays out the texture of life at the
time.”—The New York Times Book Review. 3 Maps.
Penguin 560 pp. 0-14-027500-2 $15.95
GEORGE WASHINGTON, WRITINGS
Edited by John H. Rhodehamel
Brings together 450 letters, orders, addresses, and other vital historical documents, including both public and private records.
Library of America 1,100 pp. 1-883011-23-X $40.00
VOICES OF 1776
The Story of the American Revolution in the Words of Those Who Were There
Foreword by Bruce Catton
“An excellent book for the student, buff, and professional.”—American History
Illustrated. “This superior ‘living history’ is completely engrossing.”
Plume 448 pp. 0-452-01078-0 $15.95
IN THEIR OWN WORDS:
Collected and Edited by T. J. Stiles
Introduction by William Pencak
This latest—and final—addition to the series brings
to life the Revolutionary War, including first-hand
stories and commentaries from our Founding Fathers
as well as American and British soldiers.
Perigee 400 pp.