This year's finest biographies brought fresh insight to previously trodden lives and uncovered those that history has forgotten.
These legends live on.
Vlad III Dracula's reign looks monstrously cruel to today's eyes, but he was revered by his people.
By Orrin Grey
Discover the legendary wild child of France.
Punks destroyed their jeans, their shirts...and the power structures that surrounded them.
Christian Europe teamed up to prevent the Ottoman empire's expansion through Vienna.
From the Pacific theater to the coast of France, discover the greatest World War II books.
By Dave Adams
All told, the city has seen 115 different wars and been razed to the ground 44 times.