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  • The German Genius

    Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century

    by Peter Watson ...
    The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson (Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer to Nietzsche, Freud, and Einstein, from the arts and humanities to science and philosophy, The German Genius is a lively and accessible review of over 250 years of German ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

    by Brian McGinty ...
    The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • A Queer History of the United States

    Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfictionThe first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early 1800s, changed her name to ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • On This Day in History Sh!t Went Down

    by James Fell ...
    Sh!t happens. Every day.Mae West was sent to jail for “corrupting the morals of youth” with her first Broadway play. When participation in the Hitler Youth became mandatory in Germany, groups of teen “pirates” rebelled. Muhammad Ali refused to “drop bombs and bullets on brown people” in Vietnam. A dog sled relay carried life-saving medicine 674 miles through –50 temperatures to rescue children ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • How the Word Is Passed

    A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

    by Clint Smith ...
    Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. "The Atlantic writer drafts a history of slavery in this country unlike anything you’ve read before” (Entertainment Weekly).Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

    by Wendy Warren ...
    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in HistoryA New York Times Notable BookA New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice SelectionA Providence Journal Best Book of the YearWinner of the Organization of American Historians Merle Curti Award for Social HistoryFinalist for the Harriet Tubman PrizeFinalist for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize"This book is an original achievem... ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Forget the Alamo

    The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

    **“Lively and absorbing. . ." — The New York Times Book Review"Engrossing." —Wall Street Journal“Entertaining and well-researched . . . ” —Houston ChronicleThree noted Texan writers combine forces to tell the real story of the Alamo, dispelling the myths, exploring why they had their day for so long, and explaining why the ugly fight about its meaning is now coming to a head.**Every nation needs ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Before He Wakes

    A True Story of Money, Marriage, Sex and Murder

    by Jerry Bledsoe ...
    New York Times**–bestselling author: “In the art of true-crime reportage, Jerry Bledsoe is the best in the country . . . Before He Wakes has the suspense of a novel” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).**Barbara Stager was known as a devoted mother, loving wife, and dedicated church leader in her Durham, North Carolina, community. When she “accidentally” shot her husband, popular high school coach, ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Hero of Two Worlds

    The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

    by Mike Duncan ...
    From the massively popular podcaster and New York Times bestselling author comes the story of the Marquis de Lafayette's lifelong quest to protect the principles of democracy, told through the lens of the three revolutions he participated in: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Revolution of 1830.Few in history can match the breadth and depth of the revolutionary career of the ... Read more

    $17.99 USD


  • How to Slay a Dragon

    A Fantasy Hero's Guide to the Real Middle Ages

    Grab your magical sword and take the place of your favorite fantasy character with this fun and historically accurate how-to guide to solving epic quests.What should you ask a magic mirror? How do you outwit a genie? Where should you dig for buried treasure? Fantasy media’s favorite clichés get new life from How to Slay a Dragon: A Fantasy Hero’s Guide to the Real Middle Ages, a historically ... Read more

    $10.99 USD


  • The Perfect Police State

    An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future

    by Geoffrey Cain ...
    A riveting investigation into how a restive region of China became the site of a nightmare Orwellian social experiment—the definitive police state—and the global technology giants that made it possibleBlocked from facts and truth, under constant surveillance, surrounded by a hostile alien police force: Xinjiang’s Uyghur population has become cursed, oppressed, outcast. Most citizens cannot discern ... Read more

    $17.99 USD


  • The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

    A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017

    A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family historyIn 1899, Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, mayor of Jerusalem, alarmed by the Zionist call to create a Jewish national home in Palestine, wrote a letter aimed at Theodore Herzl: the country had an indigenous people who would not easily ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Soul City

    Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia

    by Thomas Healy ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors’ **ChoiceThe fascinating, forgotten story of the 1970s attempt to build a city dedicated to racial equality in the heart of “Klan Country”**In 1969, with America’s cities in turmoil and racial tensions high, civil rights leader Floyd McKissick announced an audacious plan: he would build a new city in rural North Carolina, open to all but intended primarily to ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Mythology Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    series Big Ideas
    Enter the world of myths and legends with this unforgettable compendium that spans the centuries and crosses the continents to share the greatest stories of all time.Sit back and enjoy more than 80 classic myths retold for the modern reader with engaging text and eye-catching graphics.Part of the Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book introduces the great and the good, from the gods of ancient ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Ingenious Victorians

    Weird and Wonderful Ideas from the Age of Innovation

    by John Wade ...
    We all know that some of the greatest inventions came from the Victorian age, the successors of which are still with us today. But this book is not entirely about those. Its more about some of the weird and wonderful inventions, ideas and projects some successful, others less so that have largely been forgotten. Where well-known inventions or design concepts are included, it is from a perspective ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Why We Love Pirates

    The Hunt for Captain Kidd and How He Changed Piracy Forever

    by Rebecca Simon ...
    A historian presents “an excellent guide to how pirates became the outlaw celebrities of the high seas” (Greg Jenner, host of the You’re Dead to Me podcast).During his life and even after his death, Captain William Kidd’s name was well known in England and the American colonies. He was infamous for the very crime for which he was hanged, piracy. In this book, historian Rebecca Simon dives into the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Last Best Hope

    America in Crisis and Renewal

    by George Packer ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice"[George Packer's] account of America’s decline into destructive tribalism is always illuminating and often dazzling." —William Galston, The Washington PostAcclaimed National Book Award-winning author George Packer diagnoses America’s descent into a failed state, and envisions a path toward overcoming our injustices, paralyses, and dividesIn the year ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Tragedy of the Templars

    The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States

    by Michael Haag ...
    From Michael Haag, bestselling author of The Templars: The History and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, an exciting new look at the rise of Templar power and the saga of their destruction.Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was a religious order dedicated to defending the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims in the decades after the First Crusade. Legendary ... Read more

    $9.49 USD

  • The Prize

    The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

    by Daniel Yergin ...
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and hailed as “the best history of oil ever written” by Business Week, Daniel Yergin’s “spellbinding…irresistible” (The New York Times) account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power addresses the ongoing energy crisis.Now with an epilogue that speaks directly to the current energy crisis, The Prize recounts the panoramic history of the world’s most important ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Infinite Powers

    How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

    From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus—how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn’t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket.Though many of us were scared away from ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Triumph of the City

    How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

    **Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Best Book of the Year Award in 2011“A masterpiece.” —Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics“Bursting with insights.” —The New York Times Book ReviewA pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities**America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • On Juneteenth

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Texas native.Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • The Gay Revolution

    The Story of the Struggle

    “This is the history of the gay and lesbian movement that we’ve been waiting for.” —The Washington PostThe sweeping story of the struggle for gay and lesbian rights—based on amazing interviews with politicians, military figures, and members of the entire LGBT community who face these challenges every day.The fight for gay and lesbian civil rights—the years of outrageous injustice, the early ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • In the Garden of Beasts

    Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

    by Erik Larson ...
    Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant ... Read more

    $14.99 USD