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  • Saratoga

    Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War

    Historian Richard M. Ketchum's Saratoga vividly details the turning point in America's Revolutionary War.In the summer of 1777 (twelve months after the Declaration of Independence) the British launched an invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne. It was the campaign that was supposed to the rebellion, but it resulted in a series of battles that changed America's history and that of the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Stagecoach

    A Western Story

    by Max Brand ...
    Unlikely hero Sammy Gregg has never met a challenge he won’t face head on, but he hasn’t met outlaw Chester Furness!Born in Brooklyn, Sammy Gregg is small in stature and naive to the ways of the world, yet headstrong and resolute to save enough money to marry Susie Mitchell. Gregg calculates that he needs $15‚000 and figures he can earn enough in six months out west. Although he is a small man who ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Hillbilly Elegy

    A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    by J. D. Vance ...
    THE#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IS NOW A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING AMY ADAMS, GLENN CLOSE, AND GABRIEL BASSO**"You will not read a more important book about America this year.**"—The Economist"A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal**"Essential reading."—David Brooks,**New York TimesHillbilly Elegy is a passionate ... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • American Midnight

    The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis

    National Bestseller • New Yorker "Best Books of 2022" selection • New York Times Editor's Choice • a most anticipated book of Fall 2022: the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times and Chicago TribuneFrom legendary historian Adam Hochschild, a "masterly" (New York Times) reassessment of the overlooked but startlingly resonant period between World War I and the Roaring Twenties, when the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Revolution in the Andes

    The Age of Túpac Amaru

    Translated by David Frye ...
    series Latin America in Translation
    Revolution in the Andes is an in-depth history of the Túpac Amaru insurrection, the largest and most threatening indigenous challenge to Spanish rule in the Andean world after the Conquest. Between 1780 and 1782, insurgent armies were organized throughout the Andean region. Some of the oldest and most populous cities in this region—including Cusco, La Paz, Puno, and Oruro—were besieged, assaulted, ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • City of Quartz

    Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

    by Mike Davis ...
    This new edition of the visionary social history of Los Angeles is “as central to the L.A. canon as anything that . . . Joan Didion wrote in the seventies” (New Yorker)No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, “Los Angeles brings it all together.” To detractors, L.A. is a sunlit mortuary where “you can rot without feeling it.” To Mike Davis, the author of this ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • No-No Boy

    series Classics of Asian American Literature
    "No-No Boy has the honor of being among the first of what has become an entire literary canon of Asian American literature,” writes novelist Ruth Ozeki in her new foreword. First published in 1957, No-No Boy was virtually ignored by a public eager to put World War II and the Japanese internment behind them. It was not until the mid-1970s that a new generation of Japanese American writers and ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Sensational

    The Hidden History of America's “Girl Stunt Reporters”

    by Kim Todd ...
    "A gripping, flawlessly researched, and overdue portrait of America’s trailblazing female journalists. Kim Todd has restored these long-forgotten mavericks to their rightful place in American history."—Abbott Kahler, author (as Karen Abbott) of The Ghosts of Eden Park and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, SpyA vivid social history that brings to light the “girl stunt reporters” of the Gilded Age who went ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Bill of Rights

    The Fight to Secure America's Liberties

    by Carol Berkin ...
    “Narrative, celebratory history at its purest” (Publishers Weekly)—the real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a vivid account of political strategy, big egos, and the partisan interests that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and the states.Those who argue that the Bill of Rights reflects the founding fathers’ “original intent” are wrong. The Bill of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

    series Pivotal Moments in American History
    Today we hold the Constitution in such high regard that we can hardly imagine how hotly contested was its adoption. In fact, many of the thirteen states saw fierce debate over the document, and ratification was by no means certain. Virginia, the largest and most influential state, approved the Constitution by the barest of margins, and only after an epic political battle between James Madison and ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Revisiting Anne Marie

    How an Amerindian Woman of Seventeenth-Century Nova Scotia and a DNA Match Redefine American Heritage.

    Spanning two centuries, from the early 1600s to the mid-1700s, Revisiting Anne Marie engages the reader in the history of a Family cut from European and Amerindian (Mi'kmaq) cloth, from the family's brave beginnings in Nova Scotia to its exile in Snow Hill, Maryland, following the Grand Deportation of 1755. The story of Anne Marie's family comes to life with art, source citations and references, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town

    A chilling investigation of America’s only alleged case of blood libel, and what it reveals about antisemitism in the United States and Europe.On Saturday, September 22, 1928, Barbara Griffiths, age four, strayed into the woods surrounding the upstate village of Massena, New York. Hundreds of people looked everywhere for the child but could not find her. At one point, someone suggested that ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • John Tyler

    The American Presidents Series: The 10th President, 1841-1845

    by Gary May ...
    series The American Presidents
    The first "accidental president," whose secret maneuverings brought Texas into the Union and set secession in motionWhen William Henry Harrison died in April 1841, just one month after his inauguration, Vice President John Tyler assumed the presidency. It was a controversial move by this Southern gentleman, who had been placed on the fractious Whig ticket with the hero of Tippecanoe in order to ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Free the Beaches

    The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline

    The story of our separate and unequal America in the making, and one man’s fight against itDuring the long, hot summers of the late 1960s and 1970s, one man began a campaign to open some of America’s most exclusive beaches to minorities and the urban poor. That man was anti-poverty activist and one-time presidential candidate Ned Coll of Connecticut, a state that permitted public access to a mere ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • One Brief Shining Moment

    Remembering Kennedy

    A New York Times–bestselling historian looks back on the Camelot of the early 1960s, and “make[s] the Kennedy days look glamorous again” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).In his renowned biographies Portrait of a President and The Death of a President, William Manchester intimately and meticulously detailed the life and death of President John F. Kennedy. One Brief Shining Moment is a celebration ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle: One FBI Agent's View of the JFK Assassination

    The personal and professional story of a former FBI agent, this is the journey Don Adams has taken over the past 50 years that has connected him to the assassination of the 35th president of the United States. On November 13, 1963, Adams was given a priority assignment to investigate Joseph Milteer, a man who had made threats to assassinate the president. Two weeks later John F. Kennedy was dead, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents

    Which president broke the law to prevent enslaved people from being freed? Who said, "When the president does it,that means it's not illegal"? Why does America have a president?From the heated debates among the framers of the Constitution in 1787 over an "elected king," to the creation of the presidency, and on through rich profiles of each man who has held the office, New York Times bestselling ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Brooklyn's Most Wanted

    The Top 100 Criminals, Crooks and Creeps from the County of the Kings

    by Craig McGuire ...
    A collected history of the 100 most notorious criminals to walk the streets of the New York City borough.Brooklyn’s Most Wanted parades an impressive perp walk of 100 of the borough’s most notorious, ranking them meticulously from bad to worst. From crime bosses to career criminals to corrupt politicians, pedophile priests to Ponzi scammers, this is not your usual crime chronicle. You want labor ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Kentucky Bloodbath

    Ten Bizarre Tales of Murder from the Bluegrass State

    series WildBlue Press True Crime
    The author of The Bundy Murders and Unnatural Causes shares ten strange but true tales of homicide from the state of Kentucky.From the author of Vampire: The Richard Chase Murders comes an excursion into the weird and the bizarre. Learn about a medieval-esque murder in a small-town museum. Meet a jilted boyfriend who decides that his former girlfriend needs to die on her twenty-first birthday. ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon

    A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened

    by Bill McKibben ...
    One of the New Yorker's Best Books of 2022 So Far**Bill McKibben—award-winning author, activist, educator—is fiercely curious.“I’m curious about what went so suddenly sour with American patriotism, American faith, and American prosperity.”**Like so many of us, McKibben grew up believing—knowing—that the United States was the greatest country on earth. As a teenager, he cheerfully led American ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Nature of Childhood

    An Environmental History of Growing Up in America since 1865

    When did the kid who strolled the wooded path, trolled the stream, played pick-up ball in the back forty turn into the child confined to the mall and the computer screen? How did "Go out and play!" go from parental shooing to prescription? When did parents become afraid to send their children outdoors? Surveying the landscape of childhood from the Civil War to our own day, this environmental ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • The Underground Railroad and the Geography of Violence in Antebellum America

    As runaway slaves fled from the South to escape bondage, slave catchers followed in their wake. The arrival of fugitives and slave catchers in the North set off violent confrontations that left participants and local residents enraged and embittered. Historian Robert H. Churchill places the Underground Railroad in the context of a geography of violence, a shifting landscape in which clashing norms ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERNew York Times Book Review • 100 Notable Books of 2022Best Books of 2022 — New Yorker, Kirkus ReviewsLonglisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence“I can only wish that, when I was that lonely college junior and was finishing Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, I’d had Hämäläinen’s book at hand.” —David Treuer, The New Yorker“[T]he single best book I have ever read on ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams

    by Stacy Schiff ...
    ONE OF WALL STREET JOURNAL'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about the most essential Founding Father— the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution."A glorious book that is as entertaining as it is vitally important.” —Ron Chernow"A beautifully crafted, invaluable biography…Schiff ingeniously connects the past ... Read more

    $14.99 USD