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  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    **NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this beautifully written masterwork, the Pulitzer Prize–winnner and bestselling author of Caste chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.“Profound, necessary and an absolute ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Nazi Billionaires

    The Dark History of Germany's Wealthiest Dynasties

    by David de Jong ...
    “Meticulously researched …compels us to confront the current-day legacy of these Nazi ties.” —Wall Street JournalA groundbreaking investigation of how the Nazis helped German tycoons make billions off the horrors of the Third Reich and World War II—and how America allowed them to get away with it.In 1946, Günther Quandt—patriarch of Germany’s most iconic industrial empire, a dynasty that today ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Nazi Conspiracy

    The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"An absolute home run! You will never look at WWII the same way again." —Brad Thor, #1 bestselling author"Meltzer and Mensch are masters." —Jon Meacham, author The Soul of America"A true story that reads like a thriller." —Alexander S. Vindman, LT. Col., U.S. Army (Ret.)"An outstanding and memorable reading experience....a true page-... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • An American Sickness

    How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

    **A New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of 2017/NPR Best Books of 2017/Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017"This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The GeneAt a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • This America: The Case for the Nation

    by Jill Lepore ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice SelectionOne of President Bill Clinton’s “Best Things I’ve Read This Year”From the acclaimed historian and New Yorker writer comes this urgent manifesto on the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century.At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation ... Read more

    $13.99 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 • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE“A shocking whodunit…What more could fans of true ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Disordered Cosmos

    A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

    From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science.Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & TechnologyWinner of the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in ScienceWinner of the 2022 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles AwardA Finalist for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardA ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Shocking Story of Helmuth Schmidt

    Michigan's Original Lonely Hearts Killer

    by Tobin T. Buhk ...
    The author of True Crime: Michigan “tells the tale of an alleged World War I German spy and love-ad bandit from Royal Oak who killed to cover up his work” (C&G News).In the fall of 1916, New York housemaid Augusta Steinbach fell in love with a man she met through a matrimonial advertisement in her local newspaper. She traveled to Detroit to marry her correspondent, but in March 1917, she ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Reinhold Niebuhr: Major Works on Religion and Politics (LOA #263)

    Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic / Moral Man and Immoral Society / The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness / The Irony of American History

    A definitive collection of writings by the theologian and public intellectual who was the conscience of the American Century“One of my favorite philosophers,” remarked Barack Obama about the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) in 2007. President Obama is but one of the many American political leaders—including Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr.—to be influenced by Niebuhr’s writings. ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Life of Black Hawk, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak

    Dictated by Himself

    A rediscovered, defiant work of Native American literature, presented here on the 175th anniversary of its first publicationUpon its publication in 1833, this unflinching narrative by the vanquished Sauk leader Black Hawk was the first thoroughly adversarial account of frontier hostilities between white settlers and Native Americans. Black Hawk, a complex, contradictory figure, relates his life ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Geek Wisdom

    The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture

    THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH.Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going, we don ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Lincoln's Lie

    A True Civil War Caper Through Fake News, Wall Street, and the White House

    This “delicious, suspenseful . . . and cleverly written romp through a dramatic and forgotten moment in American history” reveals how Lincoln manipulated the media during the Civil War—shining new light on the current ‘fake news’ crisis (Elizabeth Gilbert)In 1864, during the bloodiest days of the Civil War, two newspapers published a call, allegedly authored by President Lincoln, for the immediate ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Nineties

    A Book

    **An instant New York Times bestseller!From the bestselling author of But What if We’re Wrong, a wise and funny reckoning with the decade that gave us slacker/grunge irony about the sin of trying too hard, during the greatest shift in human consciousness of any decade in American history.**It was long ago, but not as long as it seems: The Berlin Wall fell and the Twin Towers collapsed. In between, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Puppeteers

    The People Who Control the People Who Control Ameri

    Why does it feel like no matter what happens in American politics, the Democrats still get their way?When he left Congress in 2017, Jason Chaffetz still thought elections could save us. For generations, conservatives have hoped that freedom-loving congressional majorities could turn back the tide and restore America’s liberties and prosperity.But now, he says, winning elections will not be enough ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • Sedition Hunters

    How January 6th Broke the Justice System

    The January 6th attack is an unprecedented crime in American history. Sprawling and openly political, it can't be handled by the traditional rules and norms of law enforcement--threatening the very idea of justice and its role in society.The attack on the Capitol building following the 2020 election was an extraordinarily large and brazen crime. Conspiracies were formed on social media in full ... Read more

    $18.99 USD


  • The Perfection Trap

    Embracing the Power of Good Enough

    by Thomas Curran ...
    In the bestselling tradition of Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection, this illuminating book by an acclaimed professor at the London School of Economics explores how the pursuit of perfection can become a dangerous obsession that leads to burnout and depression—keeping us from achieving our goals.Today, burnout and depression are at record levels, driven by a combination of intense workplace ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • Raw Dog

    The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs

    by Jamie Loftus ...
    **A NEW YORK TIMES AND INDIE BESTSELLER!Part travelogue, part culinary history, all capitalist critique—comedian Jamie Loftus's debut, Raw Dog, will take you on a cross-country road trip in the summer of 2021, and reveal what the creation, culture, and class influence of hot dogs says about America now.Featured in: NPR Weekend Edition • Bon Appétit • Glamour • USA Today • Boston Globe • Eater • ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • American Demon

    Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper

    New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award-winner Daniel Stashower returns with American Demon, a historical true crime starring legendary lawman Eliot Ness.Boston had its Strangler. California had the Zodiac Killer. And in the depths of the Great Depression, Cleveland had the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.On September 5th, 1934, a young beachcomber made a gruesome discovery on the shores of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Screening Stephen King

    Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television

    by Simon Brown ...
    **“Gathers together the unruly mess of King adaptations . . . And places it within the sociocultural and industrial context of four decades of horror.” —**Philip L. Simpson, author of Psycho PathsStarting from the premise that Stephen King has transcended ideas of authorship to become his own literary, cinematic, and televisual brand, Screening Stephen King explores the impact and legacy of over ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Women's House of Detention

    A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison

    by Hugh Ryan ...
    This singular history of a prison, and the queer women and trans people held there, is a window into the policing of queerness and radical politics in the twentieth century.The Women’s House of Detention, a landmark that ushered in the modern era of women’s imprisonment, is now largely forgotten. But when it stood in New York City’s Greenwich Village, from 1929 to 1974, it was a nexus for the tens ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • a kaur's Story

    Arvinder’s book is a compilation of stories, of and from Sikh immigrant women who have created a new life in the USA. They have undergone life‐altering events, learned a new way of life, compromised, and adjusted to make a home for themselves and their families. With a lifetime of experiences between them, these women bring to life challenges uniquely faced by women as they seek respect and ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night

    by Lisa Belkin ...
    **A Next Big Idea Club Must-Read Book for May 2023The multigenerational tale of three families whose paths collide one summer night in 1960 with the murder of a police officer.**Independence Day weekend, 1960: a young cop is murdered, shocking his close-knit community in Stamford, Connecticut. The killer remains at large, his identity still unknown. But on a beach not far away, a young Army doctor ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • De Indische doofpot

    Waarom Nederlandse oorlogsmisdaden in Indonesië nooit zijn vervolgd

    by Maurice Swirc ...
    Waarom zijn Nederlandse soldaten nooit vervolgd voor de oorlogsmisdaden die ze tussen 1945 en 1949 pleegden in toenmalig Nederlands-Indië? Tijdens onderzoek voor De Groene Amsterdammer stuitte Maurice Swirc op documenten (met de status ‘zeer geheim’), die laten zien dat de hoogste militaire leiding en de regering in Den Haag door Nederlandse militairen gepleegde oorlogsmisdaden in de doofpot ... Read more

    $18.85 USD or Free with Kobo Plus