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  • The Soul of Baseball

    A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

    by Joe Posnanski ...
    From the author of Baseball 100“A fascinating account of a man who outlasted the ignorance of a nation and persevered to become a beloved figure...One of the best baseball books in years, filled with depth style and clarity." —Cleveland Plain DealerAn award-winning sports columnist and a baseball legend tour the country to recapture the joys and wonders of two of America’s greatest pastimesWhen ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • American Demon

    Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper

    New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award-winner Daniel Stashower returns with American Demon, a historical true crime starring legendary lawman Eliot Ness.Boston had its Strangler. California had the Zodiac Killer. And in the depths of the Great Depression, Cleveland had the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.On September 5th, 1934, a young beachcomber made a gruesome discovery on the shores of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

    A reappraisal of the brief presidency of Gerald Ford, called to leadership in the midst of scandal, stagflation, and an energy crisis.For many Americans, Gerald Ford evokes an image of either an unelected president who abruptly pardoned his corrupt predecessor or an accident-prone klutz spoofed on Saturday Night Live. In this book, Yanek Mieczkowski reexamines Ford’s two and a half years in office ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Taste of Control

    Food and the Filipino Colonial Mentality Under American Rule

    Winner of the 2021 Gourmand Awards, Asian Section & Culinary History SectionFilipino cuisine is a delicious fusion of foreign influences, adopted and transformed into its own unique flavor. But to the Americans who came to colonize the islands in the 1890s, it was considered inferior and lacking in nutrition. Changing the food of the Philippines was part of a war on culture led by Americans as ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Chaos at Carnegie Hall

    The start of a BRAND NEW cozy mystery series from Kelly Oliver for 2022

    by Kelly Oliver ...
    Book 1 - A Fiona Figg & Kitty Lane Mystery
    'A fun, mix of whodunnit and thriller set amid American high society ' T. A. Williams'Fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek spy romp. Enjoy the ride.' Frances EveshamCan Fiona catch a killer and find a decent cup of tea before her mustache wax melts?New York.Notorious spy, Fredrick Fredricks, has invited Fiona to Carnegie Hall to hear a famous soprano. It’s an opportunity the War Office can’t turn down. ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Nineties

    A Book

    **An instant New York Times bestseller!From the bestselling author of But What if We’re Wrong, a wise and funny reckoning with the decade that gave us slacker/grunge irony about the sin of trying too hard, during the greatest shift in human consciousness of any decade in American history.**It was long ago, but not as long as it seems: The Berlin Wall fell and the Twin Towers collapsed. In between, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • They Didn't See Us Coming

    The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties

    From an award-winning scholar, a vibrant portrait of a pivotal moment in the history of the feminist movementFrom the declaration of the "Year of the Woman" to the televising of Anita Hill's testimony, from Bitch magazine to SisterSong's demands for reproductive justice: the 90s saw the birth of some of the most lasting aspects of contemporary feminism. Historian Lisa Levenstein tracks this time ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Marine Sniper

    93 Confirmed Kills

    The explosive true story of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legendary Marine sniper in the Vietnam War.There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has only been one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock.He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines—on their own ground. And each time, he emerged from the jungle having done his duty. His record is one of the finest in military history, with ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Peacemaker

    Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink

    **A masterful account of how Ronald Reagan and his national security team confronted the Soviets, reduced the nuclear threat, won the Cold War, and supported the spread of freedom around the world.“Remarkable… a great read.”—Robert Gates • “Mesmerizing… hard to put down.”—Paul Kennedy • “Full of fresh information… will shape all future studies of the role the United States played in ending the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Wright Brothers

    The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright.On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Impossible Presidency

    The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office

    by Jeremi Suri ...
    A bold new history of the American presidency, arguing that the successful presidents of the past created unrealistic expectations for every president since JFK, with enormously problematic implications for American politicsIn The Impossible Presidency, celebrated historian Jeremi Suri charts the rise and fall of the American presidency, from the limited role envisaged by the Founding Fathers to ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Desolate Angel

    Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation, And America

    "A blockbuster of a biography . . . absolutely magnificent."--San Francisco ChronicleJack Kerouac--"King of the Beats," unwitting catalyst for the '60s counterculture, groundbreaking author--was a complex and compelling man: a star athlete with a literary bent; a spontaneous writer vilified by the New Critics but adored by a large, youthful readership; a devout Catholic but aspiring Buddhist; a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Shadow Network

    Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right

    by Anne Nelson ...
    “Reveals a political trend that threatens both our form of government and our species.” - Timothy Snyder, author of ON TYRANNY"Riveting.... Want to understand how so many Americans turned against truth? Read this book." Nancy Maclean, author of DEMOCRACY IN CHAINSIn 1981, emboldened by Ronald Reagan's election, a group of some fifty Republican operatives, evangelicals, oil barons, and gun ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Times They Were a-Changin'

    1964, the Year the Sixties Arrived and the Battle Lines of Today Were Drawn

    An award-winning historian on the transformative year in the sixties that continues to reverberate in our lives and politics—for readers of Heather Cox Richardson.If 1968 marked a turning point in a pivotal decade, 1964—or rather, the long 1964, from JFK’s assassination in November 1963 to mid-1965—was the time when the sixties truly arrived. It was then that the United States began a radical ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The World Remade

    America in World War I

    by G. J. Meyer ...
    A bracing, indispensable account of America’s epoch-defining involvement in the Great War, rich with fresh insights into the key issues, events, and personalities of the periodAfter years of bitter debate, the United States declared war on Imperial Germany on April 6, 1917, plunging the country into the savage European conflict that would redraw the map of the continent—and the globe. The World ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Timothy Leary Project

    Inside the Great Counterculture Experiment

    The life of Timothy Leary is examined through papers and correspondence preserved in his archive.The first collection of Timothy Leary’s (1920–1996) selected papers and correspondence opens a window on the ideas that inspired the counterculture of the 1960s and the fascination with LSD that continues to the present. The man who coined the phrase “turn on, tune in, drop out,” Leary cultivated ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • To War with the 4th

    A century of valor among one of the finest infantry divisions ever to serve, vividly chronicled through extensive research and interviews with veterans.From the Great War to the War on Terror, the US 4th Infantry Division has always been there. To War with the 4th recounts a hundred years of combat, beginning with their first battle on September 14th, 1918. The men of the “Ivy” Division faced ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Dark Tide

    The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

    by Stephen Puleo ...
    Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-"Oh my God!" he shouted to the other men, "Run!"A 50-foot-tall steel tank filled ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • One Nation Under God

    How Corporate America Invented Christian America

    The provocative and authoritative history of the origins of Christian America in the New Deal eraWe're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the belief that America is fundamentally and formally Christian originated in the 1930s.To fight the "slavery" of FDR's New Deal, businessmen ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Hitler's American Friends

    The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States

    A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II.Americans who remember World War II reminisce about how it brought the country together. The less popular truth behind this warm nostalgia: until the attack on Pearl Harbor, America was deeply, dangerously ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • A People's History of the United States

    by Howard Zinn ...
    THE CLASSIC NATIONAL BESTSELLER"A wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." –Howard FastHistorian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schools—with its ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Quiet Odyssey

    A Pioneer Korean Woman in America

    by Mary Paik Lee ...
    series Classics of Asian American Literature
    Mary Paik Lee left her native country in 1905, traveling with her parents as a political refugee after Japan imposed control over Korea. Her father worked in the sugar plantations of Hawaii briefly before taking his family to California. They shared the poverty-stricken existence endured by thousands of Asian immigrants in the early twentieth century, working as farm laborers, cooks, janitors, and ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism

    A Short History

    by David Farber ...
    The story of modern conservatism through the lives of six leading figuresThe Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism tells the gripping story of perhaps the most significant political force of our time through the lives and careers of six leading figures at the heart of the movement. David Farber traces the history of modern conservatism from its revolt against New Deal liberalism, to its ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • American Caesars

    $15.99 USD