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  • Stamped from the Beginning

    The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

    The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America -- it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Dereliction of Duty

    Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    "The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D.C." —H. R. McMaster (from the Conclusion)Dereliction Of Duty is a stunning analysis of how and why the United States became involved in an all-out and disastrous war in Southeast Asia. Fully and convincingly researched, based on transcripts ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Dee Brown on the Civil War

    Grierson's Raid, The Bold Cavaliers, and The Galvanized Yankees

    by Dee Brown ...
    Three true tales of Civil War combat, as recounted by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.The acclaimed historian of the American West turns his attention to the country’s bloody civil conflict, chronicling the exploits of extraordinary soldiers who served in unexpected ways at a pivotal moment in the nation’s history.Grierson’s Raid: The definitive work on one ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • The Florida Cracker Cookbook

    Recipes & Stories from Cabin to Condo

    series American Palate
    This Florida Book Awards Gold Medal-winner in the Cooking category celebrates the Sunshine State’s culinary heritage—from turtle soup to boiled peanuts.Though starting in one-story shacks in the piney woods of the Panhandle, Cracker cooking in Florida has evolved with our tastes and times and is now just as home in high-rise apartments along the glistening waterways.When supplies were limited and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Riding for the Brand

    A Western Trio

    by Louis L'Amour ...
    Louis L’Amour’s Western stories are beloved worldwide. Now, collected together for the first time in a single volume, are three of his finest tales of the West. The texts have been restored to their original appearances in magazines.In The Lion Hunter and the Lady,” Cat Morgan is plying his trade-trying to bag a mountain lion alive in order to sell it to a circus or zoo. As he and Long John ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Lost Kingdom

    Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure

    The New York Times–bestselling author delivers “a riveting saga about Big Sugar flexing its imperialist muscle in Hawaii . . . A real gem of a book” (Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot).Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Kingdom brings to life the clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • American Gun

    A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FOLLOW-UP TO AMERICAN SNIPERJoin Chris Kyle on a journedy to discover “how 10 firearms changed United States history” (New York Times Book Review)Drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combat experience, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the story of America—from the Revolution to the present ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

    series REVISIONING HISTORY #3
    **Now part of the HBO docuseries "Exterminate All the Brutes," written and directed by Raoul Peck2015 Recipient of the American Book AwardThe first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples**Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Boys Will Be Boys

    The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty

    by Jeff Pearlman ...
    New York Times bestsellerGQ Best Books of the YearThe Bad Guys Won author Jeff Pearlman’s rollicking, completely unabashed account of the glory days of “America’s Team”.The legendary NFL Dallas Cowboys team of the 1990s is now chronicled by celebrated sports writer Jeff Pearlman. Uncovering the truth behind the uncensored exploits of Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman,... ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Comanche Empire

    series The Lamar Series in Western History
    A groundbreaking history of the rise and decline of the vast and imposing Native American empire.In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico. This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians, eclipsed its various European rivals in military ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Starvation Heights

    A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest

    by Gregg Olsen ...
    In this true story—a haunting saga of medical murder set in an era of steamships and gaslights—Gregg Olsen reveals one of the most unusual and disturbing criminal cases in American history.In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, arrived at a sanitorium in the forests of the Pacific Northwest to undergo the revolutionary “fasting treatment” of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Deep in the Woods

    The 1935 Kidnapping of Nine-Year-Old George Weyerhaeuser, Heir to America’s Mightiest Timber Dynasty

    In 1935, nine-year-old George Weyerhaeuser, heir to one of the wealthiest families in America, is snatched off the streets two blocks from his home. The boy is kept manacled in a pit, chained to a tree, and locked in a closet. The perps—a career bank robber, a petty thief, and his nineteen-year-old never-been-in-trouble Mormon wife—quickly become the targets of the biggest manhunt in Northwest ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    by Jon Meacham ...
    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg BusinessweekIn this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Liars' Club

    A Memoir

    by Mary Karr ...
    “Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet's ear.” –Oprah.comThe New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation.The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Founding Brothers

    The Revolutionary Generation

    In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellisexplores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Changes in the Land

    Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

    Winner of the Francis Parkman PrizeChanges in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • In the Devil's Snare

    The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

    Award-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reexamines the Salem witch trials in thisstartlingly original, meticulously researched, and utterly riveting study.In 1692 the people of Massachusetts were living in fear, and not solely of satanic afflictions. Horrifyingly violent Indian attacks had all but emptied the northern frontier of settlers, and many traumatized refugees—including the main accusers ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • John Adams

    In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Bowling Alone: Revised and Updated

    The Collapse and Revival of American Community

    Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone*,* which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement."Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Malintzin's Choices

    An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico

    series Diálogos Series
    Malintzin was the indigenous woman who translated for Hernando Cortés in his dealings with the Aztec emperor Moctezuma in the days of 1519 to 1521. "Malintzin," at least, was what the Indians called her. The Spanish called her doña Marina, and she has become known to posterity as La Malinche. As Malinche, she has long been regarded as a traitor to her people, a dangerously sexy, scheming woman who ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Heart of Creation

    The Mesoamerican World and the Legacy of Linda Schele

    This accessible, state-of-the-art review of Mayan hieroglyphics and cosmology also serves as a tribute to one of the field's most noted pioneers.The core of this book focuses on the current study of Mayan hieroglyphics as inspired by the recently deceased Mayanist Linda Schele. As author or coauthor of more than 200 books or articles on the Maya, Schele served as the chief disseminator of ... Read more

    $32.39 USD

  • Boss

    Richard J. Daley of Chicago

    by Mike Royko ...
    "The best book ever written about an American city, by the best journalist of his time.”— Jimmy BreslinNew edition of the classic story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss of the Democratic Party machine. A bare-all account of Daley’s cardinal ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Black New Orleans, 1860-1880

    Reissued for the first time in over thirty years, Black New Orleans explores the twenty-year period in which the city’s black population more than doubled. Meticulously researched and replete with archival illustrations from newspapers and rare periodicals, John W. Blassingame’s groundbreaking history offers a unique look at the economic and social life of black people in New Orleans during ... Read more

    $28.79 USD

  • The True Story of The Harpes America's First Serial Killers

    by E. Don Harpe ...
    Warning: This account contains graphic violence and bloodshed, and may not be for everyone. In born wolf DIE WOLF, I wrote the fictionalized account of Micajah and Wiley Harpe, two of the most ruthless murderers this country has ever seen. In this story, I bring you the true, no frills account of these two violent men who are called America's First Serial Killers ... Read more

    $1.99 USD