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  • The Devil's Chessboard

    Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government

    by David Talbot ...
    An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers.America’s greatest untold story: the United States’ rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Indifferent Stars Above

    The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

    From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat and Facing the Mountain comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” — Mary Roach, New York Times Book ReviewIn April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Big Burn

    Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

    by Timothy Egan ...
    National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time.On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Lost Restaurant of Chicago

    by Greg Borzo ...
    A Chicago author’s tribute to the historic eateries and storied local haunts that the Windy City has loved and lost.Many of Chicago’s greatest or most unusual restaurants are “no longer taking reservations.” But even if they’re gone, they're definitely not forgotten. From steakhouses to delis, these dining destinations attracted movie stars, fed the hungry, launched nationwide trends and launched ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man

    A Pulitzer Prize winner's “magisterial” biography of the Civil War–era Massachusetts senator, a Radical Republican who fought for slavery’s abolition (The New York Times).In his follow-up to Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, acclaimed historian David Herbert Donald examines the life of the Massachusetts legislator from 1860 to his death in 1874.As a leader of the Radical Republicans, ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Destiny of the Republic

    A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The extraordinary account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from the bestselling author of The River of Doubt.James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • 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

  • Red Summer

    The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

    A narrative history of America's deadliest episode of race riots and lynchingsAfter World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity, and equality. Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War.Instead, an unprecedented wave of anti ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Pox Americana

    The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82

    The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birthA horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the American Revolution began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of the war in every colony and the lives of everyone in North ... Read more

    $2.99 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

  • When the World Seemed New

    George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

    **“Engel’s excellent history forms a standing—if unspoken—rebuke to the retrograde nationalism espoused by Donald J. Trump.”**—The New York Times Book ReviewThe collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest shock to international affairs since World War II. In that perilous moment, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and regimes throughout Eastern Europe and Asia teetered between democratic change and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Ledger and the Chain

    How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America

    An award-winning historian reveals the harrowing forgotten story of America's internal slave trade—and its role in the making of America.Slave traders are peripheral figures in most histories of American slavery. But these men—who trafficked and sold over half a million enslaved people from the Upper South to the Deep South—were essential to slavery's expansion and fueled the growth and prosperity ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Knights of the Sea

    The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812

    by David Hanna ...
    On a September day in 1813, as citizens watched from the rocky shore of Pemaquid, Maine, two of the last and bravest military sailing commanders engaged in a battle that would change the course of the War of 1812...Samuel Blyth was the youthful commander of His Britannic Majesty’s brig Boxer, and William Burrows, younger still, commanded the USS Enterprise. Both men valued honor above all, and on ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • History of the Civil War, 1861-1865

    series Civil War
    Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1917, James Ford Rhodes's History of the Civil War, 1861–1865 stands among the essential works in American history. Remarkable for its scholarly research, objectivity and engrossing narrative style, this volume is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding studies — and the first unbiased history — of the Civil War.The book presents a neutral approach to the ... Read more

    $16.95 USD

  • Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County

    A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

    by Kristen Green ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERCombining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the Brown v. Board of Education decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate.In the wake of the Supreme Court’s unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision, Virginia’s Prince ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • In the Looking Glass

    Mirrors & Identity in Early America

    “[An] utterly fascinating reading of the multiple uses and meanings of mirrors among European Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans.” —Journal of Social HistoryWhat did it mean, Rebecca K. Shrum asks, for people—long-accustomed to associating reflective surfaces with ritual and magic—to became as familiar with how they looked as they were with the appearance of other people? ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England

    From Flips & Rattle-Skulls to Switchel & Spruce Beer

    by Corin Hirsch ...
    New England food and drinks writer Corin Hirsch explores the origins and taste of the favorite potations of early Americans and offers some modern-day recipes to revive them today. Colonial New England was awash in ales, beers, wines, cider and spirits. Everyone from teenage farmworkers to our founding fathers imbibed heartily and often. Tipples at breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner were the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • A Hopi Social History

    “Incorporate[s] a multitude of theoretical approaches about Hopi sociological life . . . Ranging from prehistoric times until contemporary times.” —Indigenous Nations Studies JournalAll anthropologists and archaeologists seek to answer basic questions about human beings and society. Why do people behave the way they do? Why do patterns in the behavior of individuals and groups sometimes persist ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Ceely Rose Murders at Malabar Farm

    This chilling true crime history reveals the story of a young woman in nineteenth century rural Ohio who poisoned her family for love.It was a cold and rainy day in Ohio’s Pleasant Valley in the spring of 1896, one that began like any other for the Rose family. What they didn’t know was that young Ceely Rose was brooding. She’d been told to forget her obsession with handsome Guy Berry. She’d been ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Amateurs, to Arms!

    A Military History of the War of 1812

    series Major Battles and Campaigns
    “A gripping narrative of an unpopular and badly fought war—a century and a half before Vietnam—that will shock the uninformed reader.” —Military HistoryBegun in ignorance of the military reality, the War of 1812 was fought catch-as-catch-can with raw troops, incompetent officers, and appallingly inadequate logistics. From a feckless Congress to the treason of many citizens who fed and praised the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    by David Grann ...
    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z.In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • “If We Are Striking for Pennsylvania”

    The Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac March to Gettysburg - Volume 1: June 3–21, 1863

    Scott L. Mingus Sr. and Eric J. Wittenberg, the authors of more than forty Civil War books, have once again teamed up to present a history of the opening moves of the Gettysburg Campaign in the two-volume study “If We Are Striking for Pennsylvania”: The Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac March to Gettysburg. This compelling study is one of the first to integrate the military, ... Read more

    $15.09 USD

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  • Grant

    by Ron Chernow ...
    **The #1 New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017“Eminently readable but thick with import . . . Grant hits like a Mack truck of knowledge.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates*, The Atlantic***Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses S. Grant's life has ... Read more

    $16.99 USD