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  • The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

    This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Scotland in one special volume. Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers.From the Spaeman’s peculiar advice and a laird who is transformed into a frog, to a fugitive hiding in a dark cave and the stoor worm battling with Assipattle, ... Read more

    $9.74 USD $0.99 USD

  • The Emperor of All Maladies

    A Biography of Cancer

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, this New York Times bestseller is “an extraordinary achievement” (The New Yorker)—a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

    The most powerful, important historical novel of 2022

    by Erin Litteken ...
    Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo."A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraine’s tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken.” Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond EyeIn the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • A People's History of the American Revolution

    How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence

    by Ray Raphael ...
    “The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read.” —Howard ZinnUpon its initial publication, Ray Raphael’s magisterial A People’s History of the American Revolution was hailed by NPR’s Fresh Air as “relentlessly aggressive and unsentimental.” With impeccable skill, Raphael presented a wide array of fascinating scholarship within a single volume, employing a bottom-up approach that has ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Gangsters vs. Nazis

    How Jewish Mobsters Battled Nazis in WW2 Era America

    The stunning true story of the rise of Nazism in America in the years leading to WWII—and the fearless Jewish gangsters and crime families who joined forces to fight back. With an intense cinematic style, acclaimed nonfiction crime author Michael Benson reveals the thrilling role of Jewish mobsters like Bugsy Siegel in stomping out the terrifying tide of Nazi sympathizers during the 1930s and ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Divider

    Trump in the White House, 2017-2021

    The inside story of the four years when Donald Trump went to war with Washington, from the chaotic beginning to the violent finale, told by revered journalists Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker—an ambitious and lasting history of the full Trump presidency that also contains dozens of exclusive scoops and stories from behind the scenes in the White House, from ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • The Destructionists

    The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party

    by Dana Milbank ...
    A scathing history of twenty-five years of Republican attempts to hold on to political power by any means necessary, by a hugely popular Washington Post political columnistIn 1994, more than 300 Republicans under the command of obstructionist and rabble-rouser Congressman Newt Gingrich stood outside the U.S. Capitol to sign the Contract with America and put bipartisanship on notice. Twenty-five ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II

    The true story of the US Army’s Comanche Code Talkers, from their recruitment and training to active duty in World War II and postwar life.Among the allied troops that came ashore in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, were thirteen Comanches in the 4th Infantry Division, 4th Signal Company. Under German fire they laid communications lines and began sending messages in a form never before heard in ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Bad Sex

    Truth, Pleasure, and an Unfinished Revolution

    **Named a Most Anticipated Book by Bustle, Esquire, Nylon, and The Millions“Intimate, thoughtful, and accessible to anyone struggling with the persistent, maddening inequities of contemporary sex.” –Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of Good and MadFrom Teen Vogue sex and love columnist Nona Willis Aronowitz, a blend of memoir, social history, and cultural criticism that probes ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Fourth of July and the Founding of America

    The Startling Truth Behind the Birth of Our Country

    A history of the holiday and an “elegant, ironic, brief but deeply researched meditation on what makes America America” (Financial Times).Holidays of all sorts are celebrated in the United States, many rooted in the country’s great diversity of ethnicities, religions, and cultures. But one day unites all Americans: the Fourth of July. Every year, Independence Day revelers mark the founding of the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • A History Lover's Guide to Washington, DC

    Designed for Democracy

    Experience the history of America’s capitol with this uniquely engaging and informative guidebook.Alternating between site visits and brief historical narratives, this guide tells the story of Washington, DC, from its origins to current times. From George Washington’s Mount Vernon to the Kennedy Center, trek through each era of the federal district, on a tour of America’s most beloved sites. Go ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Savages & Scoundrels

    The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire through Indian Territory

    The author of Coyote Warrior demolishes myths about America’s westward expansion and uncovers the federal Indian policy that shaped the republic.What really happened in the early days of our nation? How was it possible for white settlers to march across the entire continent, inexorably claiming Native American lands for themselves? Who made it happen, and why? This gripping book tells America’s ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

    Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceFinalist for the Oklahoma Book AwardA Publishers Weekly Holiday Guide History Pick“A book so gripping it can scarcely be put down.... Superb.” —New York Times Book Review"WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!"In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prep... ... Read more

    $13.09 USD $2.99 USD

  • Black Earth

    The Holocaust as History and Warning

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[Timothy] Snyder identifies the conditions that allowed the Holocaust—conditions our society today shares. . . . He certainly couldn’t be more right about our world.”—The New RepublicA “gripping [and] disturbingly vivid” (The Wall Street Journal) portrait of the defining tragedy of our time, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of On TyrannyONE OF THE... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Cool

    How Air Conditioning Changed Everything

    “[A] history of air conditioning, chronicling the numerous gimmicks, failed attempts, con jobs, and eventual successes . . . a surprisingly interesting journey.” —San Francisco Book ReviewThe air conditioner is often hailed as one of the modern world’s greatest inventions—yet nearly as often blamed for global disaster. It has changed everything from architecture to people’s food habits; saved ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Devil in the White City

    A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America

    by Erik Larson ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true tale of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the cunning serial killer who used the magic and majesty of the fair to lure his victims to their death.“Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel .... It doesn’t hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction.” —The New York TimesCombining meticulous ... Read more

    $13.99 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

  • The Viking Heart

    How Scandinavians Conquered the World

    by Arthur Herman ...
    “An absorbing and humane account . . . Mr. Herman is at pains to remind us that the Viking world was never just a stage for mayhem. It was, he says, ‘about daring to reach for more than the universe had gifted you, no matter the odds and the obstacles.’ In short: We might all take our own life’s cue from the Viking heart.”—The Wall Street JournalFrom a New York Times best-selling historian and ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Johnstown Flood

    The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Lincoln and the Abolitionists

    John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

    by Fred Kaplan ...
    "Anyone who wants to understand the United States' racial divisions will learn a lot from reading Kaplan's richly researched account of one of the worst periods in American history and its chilling effects today in our cities, legislative bodies, schools, and houses of worship." — St. Louis Post-DispatchThe acclaimed biographer Fred Kaplan returns with a controversial exploration of how Abraham ... Read more

    $18.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Great Plague

    A People's History

    by Evelyn Lord ...
    Focusing on Britain’s peasants, shopkeepers, and other commoners, this history of the deadly Black Plague is a “local account of the countrywide calamity” (The Times).In this intimate history of the extraordinary Black Plague pandemic that swept through the British Isles in 1665, Evelyn Lord focuses on the plague’s effects on smaller towns, where every death was a singular blow affecting the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Cult of the Saints

    Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity, Enlarged Edition

    by Peter Brown ...
    A new edition of the “brilliantly original and highly sophisticated” study of saint worship after the fall of the Roman Empire (Library Journal).In this groundbreaking work, Peter Brown explores how the worship of saints and their corporeal remains became central to religious life in Western Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. During this period, earthly remnants served as a heavenly ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • After the Fall

    Being American in the World We've Made

    by Ben Rhodes ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Vital reading for Americans and people anywhere who seek to understand what is happening ‘after the fall’ of the global system created by the United States” (New York Journal of Books), from the former White House aide, close confidant to President Barack Obama, and author of The World as It IsAt a time when democracy in the United States is endangered as never before, ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Code Girls

    The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

    by Liza Mundy ...
    The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post).Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during ... Read more

    $3.99 USD