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  • American Ulysses

    A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America’s greatest generals—and most misunderstood presidentsWinner of the William Henry Seward Award for Excellence in Civil War Biography • Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book PrizeIn his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Democracy Awakening

    Notes on the State of America

    **“Engaging and highly accessible.”—Boston Globe“A vibrant, and essential history of America's unending, enraging and utterly compelling struggle since its founding to live up to its own best ideals… It's both a cause for hope, and a call to arms.”--Jane Mayer, author Dark MoneyFrom historian and author of the popular daily newsletter LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN, a vital narrative that explains how ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • President Garfield

    From Radical to Unifier

    by CW Goodyear ...
    “An eloquent and moving biography of our twentieth President.” —James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom“A meticulously researched reappraisal.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve JobsThe first comprehensive biography in decades of the extraordinary, tragic life of America’s twentieth president—James Garfield.</stro... ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Differ We Must

    How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America

    by Steve Inskeep ...
    A compelling and nuanced exploration of Abraham Lincoln’s political acumen, illuminating a great politician’s strategy in a country divided—and lessons for our own disorderly presentIn 1855, with the United States at odds over slavery, the lawyerAbraham Lincoln wrote a note to his best friend, the son of a Kentucky slaveowner. Lincoln rebuked his friend for failing to oppose slavery. But he added: ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • Rocket Men

    The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

    by Robert Kurson ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind’s historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers.“Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Artemis**By August 1968, the American space ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • A Madman's Will: John Randolph, Four Hundred Slaves, and the Mirage of Freedom

    by Gregory May ...
    The untold saga of John Randolph’s 383 slaves, freed in his much-contested will of 1821, finally comes to light.Few legal cases in American history are as riveting as the controversy surrounding the will of Virginia Senator John Randolph (1773–1833), which—almost inexplicably—freed all 383 of his slaves in one of the largest and most publicized manumissions in American history. So famous is the ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Fifties

    This vivid New York Times bestseller about 1950s America from a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an engrossing sail across a pivotal decade” (Time).Joe McCarthy. Marilyn Monroe. The H-bomb. Ozzie and Harriet. Elvis. Civil rights. It’s undeniable: The fifties were a defining decade for America, complete with sweeping cultural change and political upheaval. This decade is also the focus of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • American Gun

    The True Story of the AR-15

    "A magisterial work of narrative history and original reportage . . . You can feel the tension building one cold, catastrophic fact at a time . . . A virtually unprecedented achievement." —Mike Spies, The New York Times Book ReviewOne of The New York Times's 33 Nonfiction Books to Read This FallNamed a most anticipated book of the fall by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and <s... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Boys in the Boat

    Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    **Soon to be a major motion picture directed by George ClooneyThe #1 New York Times–bestselling story about the American Olympic rowing triumph in Nazi Germany—from the author of Facing the Mountain.**For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Tombstone

    The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell

    by Tom Clavin ...
    series Frontier Lawmen
    THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER"Tombstone is written in a distinctly American voice." **—**T.J. Stiles, The New York Times“With a former newsman’s nose for the truth, Clavin has sifted the facts, myths, and lies to produce what might be as accurate an account as we will ever get of the old West’s most famous feud.” —Associated PressThe true story o... ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

    **WINNER • 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORYWinner • 2022 James Beard Foundation Book Award [Writing]The “stunning” (David W. Blight) untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America.**Just as The Color of Law provided a vital understanding of redlining and racial segregation, Marcia Chatelain’s Franchise investigates the complex interrelationship ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Deep Descent

    Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria

    An in-depth look at the danger of diving the Andrea Doria, the "Everest" of deep-sea diving, by an award-winning journalist and photographer.On a foggy July evening in 1956, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, bound for New York, was struck broadside by another vessel. In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor. Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Killing the Witches

    The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts

    series Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series
    With over 19 million copies in print and a remarkable record of #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers, Bill O'Reilly's Killing series is the most popular series of narrative histories in the world.Killing the Witches revisits one of the most frightening and inexplicable episodes in American history: the events of 1692 and 1693 in Salem Village, ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Continental Reckoning

    The American West in the Age of Expansion

    by Elliott West ...
    series History of the American West
    In Continental Reckoning renowned historian Elliott West presents a sweeping narrative of the American West and its vital role in the transformation of the nation. In the 1840s, by which time the United States had expanded to the Pacific, what would become the West was home to numerous vibrant Native cultures and vague claims by other nations. Thirty years later it was organized into states and ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Race Against Time

    A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

    “For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed.” —John Grisham, author of The GuardiansOn June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams

    by Stacy Schiff ...
    This "glorious" revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize winner is about the most essential Founding Father (Ron Chernow)—the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, “Samuel Adams was the man.” With high-minded ideals and bare-knuckle tactics, Adams led what could be called the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

    JFK to 911 is already a global phenomenon, having began as a Youtube video which achieved over a billion hits by becoming the first documentary in human history to untangle all the establishment lies and reveal the entire truth about the Kennedy Assassination and 911. These disclosures so frightened the powers-that-be that President Trump and the Queen of England took the joint decision to ban it ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 102 Minutes

    The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

    "102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at DawnHailed upon publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction is now ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The House of Morgan

    An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

    by Ron Chernow ...
    The National Book Award–winning history of American finance by the renowned biographer and author of Hamilton: “A tour de force” (New York Times Book Review).The House of Morgan is a panoramic story of four generations in the powerful Morgan family and their secretive firms that would transform the modern financial world. Tracing the trajectory of J. P. Morgan’s empire from its obscure beginnings ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $17.99 USD

  • 24 Hours in Charlottesville

    An Oral History of the Stand Against White Supremacy

    by Nora Neus ...
    A gripping account of racial justice activists who confronted violent white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA, and stirred the nationOn August 11 and 12, 2017, armed neo-Nazi demonstrators descended on the University of Virginia campus and downtown Charlottesville. When they assaulted antiracist counterprotesters, the police failed to intervene, and events culminated in the murder of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Across the Plains in 1884

    In April 1844 the Sager family took part in the great westward migration and started their journey along the Oregon Trail. During it, both Henry and Naomi lost their lives and left their seven children orphaned. Later adopted by Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, missionaries in what is now Washington, they were orphaned a second time, when both their new parents were killed during the Whitman massacre ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Roll Red Roll

    Rape, Power, and Football in the American Heartland

    ****A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection**An incisive narrative about a teen rape case that divided a Rust Belt town,** exposing the hostile and systemic undercurrents that enable sexual violence, and spotlighting ways to make change.In football-obsessed Steubenville, Ohio, on a summer night in 2012, an incapacitated sixteen-year-old girl was repeatedly assaulted by members of ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • My Fellow Soldiers

    General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War

    From the New York Times bestselling author of War Letters and Behind the Lines, Andrew Carroll’s My Fellow Soldiers draws on a rich trove of both little-known and newly uncovered letters and diaries to create a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing featured prominently in the foreground.Andrew Carroll’s intimate portrait of ... Read more

    $4.99 USD