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  • An Unfinished Love Story

    A Personal History of the 1960s

    #1 New York Times BestsellerThe perfect gift for Father’s Day!An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s by Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of America’s most beloved historians, artfully weaves together biography, memoir, and history. She takes you along on the emotional journey she and her husband, Richard (Dick) Goodwin embarked upon in the last years of his life.Dick and Doris Goodwin ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Last Ships from Hamburg The

    Business, Rivalry, and the Race to Save Russia's Jews on the Eve of World War I

    “A captivating group portrait of three ‘titans’ of industry who facilitated the steamship routes by which around 2 million Jewish refugees, fleeing pogroms and discrimination, immigrated from Europe to America between 1890 and 1921. . . . Ujifusa ties this intricate business history into a broader economic and diplomatic context and relates the experiences of regular people who made the crossings, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    by David Grann ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, “one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."—New York Magazine • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NOW A MARTIN SCORSESE PICTURE“A shocking whodunit…What more could fans of true-crime ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • When the Sea Came Alive

    An Oral History of D-Day

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Plane in the Sky and Pulitzer Prize finalist for Watergate comes the most up-to-date and complete account of D-Day—the largest seaborne invasion in history and the moment that secured the Allied victory in World War II.D-Day is one of history’s greatest and most unbelievable military and human triumphs. Though the full campaign lasted just ... Read more

    $16.99 USD


  • The Boys in the Boat

    Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    **Now a Major Motion Picture Directed by George ClooneyThe #1 New York Times–bestselling story about the American Olympic rowing triumph in Nazi Germany—from the author of Facing the Mountain.**For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Emerald Mile

    The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

    by Kevin Fedarko ...
    From one of Outside magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Carrying the Fire

    50th Anniversary Edition

    Reissued with a new preface by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 journey to the moonThe years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events—technical and spiritual—of our ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Last Innocents

    The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers

    by Michael Leahy ...
    Casey Award Winner: “Follows seven Dodgers, including Sandy Koufax, through the 1960s, telling a story about baseball and about larger cultural changes.” —The New York Times Book ReviewWinner, Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the YearFinalist, PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports WritingMaury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Dick Tracewski, and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • When All the World Was Young

    A Memoir

    A Washington Post Bestseller"Beautifully written . . . sharply detailed recollections . . . compelling, both touching and funny...Holland writes with breezy elegance and a sly wit."-The New York Times Book ReviewThe author deemed "a national treasure" finally tells her own story, with this sharp and atmospheric memoir of a postwar American childhood.Barbara Holland finally brings her wit and ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Sword and the Shield

    The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

    This “landmark” (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times–bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist) dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King transforms our understanding of the twentieth century’s most iconic African American leadersTo most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represent contrasting ideals: self-defense versus nonviolence, Black Power versus civil rights, the sword ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s

    “Not since Angela Davis’s 2003 book, Are Prisons Obsolete?, has a scholar so persuasively challenged our conventional understanding of the criminal legal system.” —Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Washington PostFrom one of our top historians, a groundbreaking story of policing and “riots” that shatters our understanding of the post–civil rights era.What began in spring 2020 as local protests in response ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 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

    $12.49 USD

  • Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

    With a new foreword: The New York Times–bestselling biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals.Featuring a 2018 foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning political historian that celebrates a reappraisal of Lyndon Johnson’s legacy five decades after his presidency, from the vantage point of our current, profoundly altered political culture and ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Deliberate Cruelty

    Truman Capote, the Millionaire's Wife, and the Murder of the Century

    This glittering, “wild romp of a story, boldly and beautifully told” (Neal Thompson, author of The First Kennedys) explores the intertwined fates of literary icon Truman Capote and infamous socialite Ann Woodward—featured in the hit TV series Feud: Truman Capote vs. The Swans—sweeping us to the upper echelons of Manhattan’s high society, where falls from grace are all the more shocking.When Ann ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Wilderness of Mirrors

    Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets that Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents

    At the dawn of the Cold War, the world’s most important intelligence agencies—the Soviet KGB, the American CIA, and the British MI6—appeared to have clear-cut roles and a sense of rising importance in their respective countries. But when Kim Philby, head of MI6’s Russian division and arguably the twenty-first century’s greatest spy, was revealed to be a Russian mole along with British government ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Loves of Theodore Roosevelt

    The Women Who Created a President

    A spirited and poignant family love story, revealing how an icon of rugged American masculinity was profoundly shaped by the women in his life, especially his mother, sisters, and wives.Theodore Roosevelt wrote in his senior thesis for Harvard in 1880 that women ought to be paid equal to men and have the option of keeping their maiden names upon marriage. It’s little surprise he’d be a feminist, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Wise Men

    Six Friends and the World They Made

    This “engrossing narrative” examines the six American statesmen who rebuilt the world after WWII—with a new introduction by the authors (The New York Times).Blending personal biography and geopolitical history*, Wise Men* introduces six close friends who used their power and influence to shape the role their country would play in the dangerous years following the Second World War. They were the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Making of the President 1960

    A Harper Perennial Political Classic, The Making of the President 1960 is the groundbreaking national bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the 1960 presidential campaign and the election of John F. Kennedy. With this narrative history of American politics in action, Theodore White revolutionized the way presidential campaigns are reported. Now back in print, freshly repackaged, and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Making of the President, 1968

    Series series The Landmark Political Series
    “White unites a novelist's knack of dramatization and a historian's sense of significance with a synthesizing skill that grasps the reader by the lapels.” —NewsweekThe third book in Theodore H. White's landmark series, The Making of the President 1968 is the compelling account of the turbulent 1968 presidential campaign, the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Making of the President, 1972

    Series series The Landmark Political Series
    “[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. BuckleyThe Making of the President 1972 is the fourth book in Theodore H. White’s landmark series, a riveting account of the 1972 presidential campaign and Richard M. Nixon’s precedent-shattering landslide victory. White had made history with his groundbreaking narrative The Making of the President 1960, winning the Pulitzer ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Making of the President, 1964

    Series series The Landmark Political Series
    “[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. BuckleyA national bestseller, The Making of the President 1964 is the critically acclaimed account of the 1964 presidential campaign, from the assassination of JFK though the battle for power between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater. Author Theodore H. White made history with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Astronaut Wives Club

    by Lily Koppel ...
    Discover the true story of the women who stood beside some of the greatest heroes of American space travel in this New York Times bestseller that delivers "a truly great snapshot of the times" (Publishers Weekly) that inspired a limited TV series on ABC!As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Just Kids

    An Autobiography

    by Patti Smith ...
    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDIt was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation.Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the ... Read more

    $12.49 USD $10.99 USD

  • Apollo 13

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER. Astronaut Jim Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger’s harrowing account of the Apollo 13 disaster. Serving as the basis for Ron Howard’s blockbuster Apollo 13, the book reveals true details not shown in the movie. Thrilling and evocative, you feel as though you’re alongside Lovell in the lunar module.Written with all the color and drama of the best fiction, Apollo 13 tells the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD