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  • The Boys in the Boat

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

    door Daniel James Brown

    The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”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 nine working-class boys from the American West ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

    door Joshua B. Freeman

    “Freeman’s rich and ambitious Behemoth depicts a world in retreat that still looms large in the national imagination.… More than an economic history, or a chronicle of architectural feats and labor movements.”—Jennifer Szalai, New York TimesIn an accessible and timely work of scholarship, celebrated historian Joshua B. Freeman tells the story of the factory and examines how it has reflected both ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • How the Irish Saved Civilization

    door Thomas Cahill

    serie The Hinges of History
    The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe.Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Journey of Crazy Horse

    A Lakota History

    door Joseph M. Marshall en nog 1

    Drawing on vivid oral histories, Joseph M. Marshall’s intimate biography introduces a never-before-seen portrait of Crazy Horse and his Lakota communityMost of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who—with valor, spirit, respect, ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • England in the Age of Chivalry . . . And Awful Diseases

    The Hundred Years' War and Black Death

    door Ed West

    A revealing glimpse into the tumultuous history of England’s medieval period, full of knights in shining armor and terrible peasant suffering.Covering the violent and disease-ridden period between 1272 to 1399, England in the Age of Chivalry. . . And Awful Diseases covers the events, personages and ideas most commonly known as "medieval". This includes Geoffrey Chaucer, the Peasants revolt, the ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Life in Medieval Europe

    Fact and Fiction

    door Danièle Cybulskie

    “A lovely, witty treasure trove of a book, spilling over with historical gems . . . a very human history: sometimes weird, always wonderful.” —Dan Jones, New York Times-bestselling authorHave you ever found yourself watching a show or reading a novel and wondering what life was really like in the Middle Ages? What did people actually eat? Were they really filthy? And did they ever get to marry for ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Life After You

    A heart-warming Irish story of love, loss and family

    door Sian O'Gorman

    'Life After You really is the book with everything. A real 5 star read.' bestselling author, Claudia CarrollWhat if the person you've lost, is the one you need to find?Milly Bryne’s world came crashing down when she lost her beloved Dad and boyfriend in a matter of weeks.Losing her Dad broke her family. Losing her soulmate made her give up on life and love.After swerving from stability to chaos to ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Caste (Oprah's Book Club)

    The Origins of Our Discontents

    door Isabel Wilkerson

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York TimesThe Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Dear Bob . . .

    Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II

    door Martha Bolton en nog 1

    For five decades, comedian, actor, singer, dancer, and entertainer Bob Hope (1903–2003) traveled the world performing before American and Allied troops and putting on morale-boosting USO shows. Dear Bob . . . : Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II tells the story of Hope’s remarkable service to the fighting men and women of World War II, collecting personal letters, ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Boy at the Gate

    A Memoir

    door Danny Ellis

    Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. An acclaimed singer/songwriter, he is proud of the way he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the Artane Industrial School. He felt as though he had safely disposed of it all, until one night, while writing the powerful song that would launch his highly-praised album, 800 Voices ("A searing testament." ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Barbizon

    The Hotel That Set Women Free

    door Paulina Bren

    From award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the first history of New York’s most famous residential hotel—The Barbizon—and the remarkable women who lived there.WELCOME TO NEW YORK’S LEGENDARY HOTEL FOR WOMENLiberated from home and hearth by World War I, politically enfranchised and ready to work, women arrived to take their place in the dazzling new skyscrapers of Manhattan. But they did not want ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Not Just Jane

    Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature

    door Shelley DeWees

    “Not Just Jane restores seven of England’s most fascinating and subversive literary voices to their rightful places in history. Shelley DeWees tells each woman writer’s story with wit, passion, and an astute understanding of the society in which she lived and wrote.”**—**Dr. Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of Georgiana: Duchess of DevonshireJane Austen and the Brontës endure as ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • In Patagonia

    door Bruce Chatwin

    The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnightAn exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • A Promised Land

    door Barack Obama

    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy**#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Last Siege

    The Mobile Campaign, Alabama 1865

    door Paul Brueske

    An in-depth history of the Confederate Army’s last stand in Mobile, Alabama, a month after Gen. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House.It has long been acknowledged that Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender at the Battle of Appomattox ended the civil war in Virginia in April of 1865. However, the last siege of the war was the Mobile campaign, an often-overlooked battle that was nevertheless crucial ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

    door Scott H. Hendrix

    serie Very Short Introductions
    This introduction presents Martin Luther as historians now see him. Instead of singling him out as a modern hero, the book emphasizes the context in which Luther worked, the colleagues who supported him, and the opponents who adamantly opposed his agenda for change. Scott H. Hendrix explains the religious reformation and Luther's importance, without ignoring the political and cultural forces that ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • I Escaped from Auschwitz

    The Shocking True Story of the World War II Hero Who Escaped the Nazis and Helped Save Over 200,000 Jews

    door Rudolf Vrba en nog 2

    The Stunning and Emotional Autobiography of an Auschwitz SurvivorApril 7, 1944—This date marks the successful escape of two Slovak prisoners from one of the most heavily-guarded and notorious concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The escapees, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, fled over one hundred miles to be the first to give the graphic and detailed descriptions of the atrocities of Auschwitz ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Last Goodnight

    A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal

    door Howard Blum

    The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Dark Invasion, channels Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre in this riveting biography of Betty Pack, the dazzling American debutante who became an Allied spy during WWII and was hailed by OSS chief General “Wild Bill" Donovan as “the greatest unsung heroine of the war.”Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and intelligent—and she knew it. As an agent ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Splendid and the Vile

    A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

    door Erik Larson

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis“One of [Erik Larson’s] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment.”—Time • “A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.” ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Command and Control

    Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    door Eric Schlosser

    **The Oscar-shortlisted documentary Command and Control, directed by Robert Kenner, finds its origins in Eric Schlosser's book and continues to explore the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America's nuclear aresenal.A myth-shattering exposé of America’s nuclear weapons**Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Seven Fateful Moments When Great Men Met to Change the World

    door Charles L. Mee Jr.

    Throughout time, leaders at the pinnacle of power - popes and kings, presidents and prime ministers, czars and generals - have subscribed to the belief that they can change the course of history, not by the force of arms, but through charm, skillful negotiation, honesty, deceit, and all the other arts of peaceful human exchange. Award-winning author Charles L. Mee Jr. reproduces seven singular ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • In Cold Blood

    door Truman Capote

    serie Vintage International
    National BestsellerOn November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Fatal Vision

    A True Crime Classic

    door Joe McGinniss

    The electrifying true crime story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children—murders he vehemently denies committing...Bestselling author Joe McGinniss chronicles every aspect of this horrifying and intricate crime and probes the life and psyche of the magnetic, all-American Jeffrey MacDonald—a ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

    door Annalee Newitz

    A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them.In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, ... Read more

    $16.39 USD