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The Last Gunfight

by Jeff Guinn Simon & Schuster (May 17, 2011)

A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn’s definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and...


Johnny Appleseed

by Howard Means Simon & Schuster (April 12, 2011)

This portrait of Johnny Appleseed restores the flesh-and-blood man beneath the many myths. It captures the boldness of an iconic American life and the sadness of his last years, as the frontier marched past...


A Mountain of Crumbs

by Elena Gorokhova Simon & Schuster (January 12, 2010)

Elena Gorokhova’s A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by.

Elena’s country is no longer the majestic...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman Simon & Schuster (January 04, 2011)

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror.

The celebrated...


An American Life

by Ronald Reagan Simon & Schuster (November 15, 1990)

Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable.

Few presidents...


Lincoln Steffens

by Justin Kaplan Simon & Schuster (November 26, 2013)

The acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning biographer of Mark Twain and Walt Whitman brings alive the life and world of Lincoln Steffens, the original Muckraker and father of American investigative journalism.

Early...


The Man He Became

by James Tobin Simon & Schuster (November 12, 2013)

Here, from James Tobin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, is the story of the greatest comeback in American political history, a saga long buried in half-truth, distortion, and myth—Franklin...


The Butler

by Wil Haygood Simon & Schuster (July 30, 2013)

This mesmerizing companion book to the award-winning film The Butler traces the Civil Rights Movement and explores crucial moments of twentieth century American history through the eyes of Eugene Allen—a White...


Salinger

by David Shields & Shane Salerno Simon & Schuster (September 03, 2013)

Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people—and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein...


Daughter of Empire

by Pamela Hicks Simon & Schuster (September 03, 2013)

“Lady Pamela Hicks’s joyously entertaining new memoir, arguably the poshest book that ever has or will be written” (Newsweek), is a privileged glimpse into the lives and loves of some of the twentieth...


Bolivar: American Liberator

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2013

by Marie Arana Simon & Schuster (April 09, 2013)

It is astonishing that Simón Bolívar, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States. He freed six countries from Spanish rule, traveled more than 75,000 miles on horseback...


Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America's Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris

by Michael Hill & David McCullough Simon & Schuster (November 06, 2012)

This is the remarkable and inspiring story—told largely in his own words— of American diplomat Elihu Washburne, who heroically aided his countrymen and other foreign nationals when Paris was devastated by...


A Private War

by Marie Brenner Simon & Schuster (October 23, 2018)

Now a major motion picture starring Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci, and Jamie Dornan, A Private War is the story of legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war....


Frederick Douglass

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2018

by David W. Blight Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History**

*Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards*

Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York...


Mob Girl: A Woman's Life In the Underworld

by Teresa Carpenter Simon & Schuster (December 13, 2016)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Missing Beauty comes a fascinating inside look at the mafia.

Growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City, Arlyne Brickman associated...


Hannibal

by Patrick N Hunt Simon & Schuster (July 11, 2017)

Hannibal is “an exciting biography of one of history’s greatest commanders…a thrilling page-turner” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with...


The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home

by Sally Mott Freeman Simon & Schuster (May 09, 2017)

This extraordinary adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II is “liable to break the hearts of Unbroken fans, and it’s all true” (The New York Times)....


The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign

by Thomas Oliphant & Curtis Wilkie Simon & Schuster (May 09, 2017)

A “provocative reconstruction of John F. Kennedy’s ‘five-year campaign’ for the White House” (The New Yorker), beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956...


Wrestling With His Angel

by Sidney Blumenthal Simon & Schuster (May 16, 2017)

The “magisterial” (The New York Times Book Review) second volume of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during...


The Five of Hearts

by Patricia O'Toole Simon & Schuster (March 07, 2006)

The Five of Hearts, who first gathered in Washington in the Gilded Age, included Henry Adams, historian and scion of America's first political dynasty; his wife, Clover, gifted photographer and tragic victim...


Julius Caesar

by Philip Freeman Simon & Schuster (May 13, 2008)

More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as...


Champlain's Dream

by David Hackett Fischer Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2008)

Winner of the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de...


Her Own Woman

by Diane Jacobs Simon & Schuster (August 06, 2001)

Pioneering eighteenth-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft lived a life as radical as her vision of a fairer world. She overcame great disadvantages -- poverty (her abusive, sybaritic father squandered the family...


Walking Broad

by Bruce Buschel Simon & Schuster (July 31, 2007)

Wedged between the hustle of New York and the grandeur of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is America's smallest big city, America's biggest small city, and America's most American city. It is also a city in flux....


Lincoln at Home

by David Herbert Donald Simon & Schuster (January 25, 2001)

As Lincoln led the nation into the Civil War, managing the Union was effort, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, winning reelection in 1864, and planning the Reconstruction of the South, he also led a private...


Years of Upheaval

by Henry Kissinger Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2011)

In this second volume of Henry Kissinger’s “endlessly fascinating memoirs” (The New York Times), Kissinger recounts his years as President Nixon’s Secretary of State from 1972 to 1974, including the...


Sons of Providence

by Charles Rappleye Simon & Schuster (May 09, 2006)

In 1774, as the new world simmered with tensions that would lead to the violent birth of a new nation, two Rhode Island brothers were heading toward their own war over the issue that haunts America to this day:...


A Benjamin Franklin Reader

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2005)

A selection of Benjamin Franklin’s writings, with an introduction and commentary by renowned author Walter Isaacson.

Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin: An American Life...


Mr. Speaker!

by James Grant Simon & Schuster (May 10, 2011)

James Grant’s enthralling biography of Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House during one of the most turbulent times in American history—the Gilded Age, the decades before the ascension of reformer President...


Going Home To Glory

by David Eisenhower & Julie Nixon Eisenhower Simon & Schuster (October 26, 2010)

When President Dwight Eisenhower left Washington, D.C., at the end of his second term, he retired to a farm in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, that he had bought a decade earlier. Living on the farm with...


St. Patrick of Ireland

by Philip Freeman Simon & Schuster (March 17, 2004)

Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend: he drove the snakes out of Ireland; he triumphed over Druids and their supernatural powers; he used a shamrock to explain the Christian mystery of the...


Benjamin Franklin

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2003)

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character....


The Colonel and Little Missie

by Larry Mcmurtry Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

From the early 1800s to the end of his life in 1917, Buffalo Bill Cody was as famous as anyone could be. Annie Oakley was his most celebrated protégée, the 'slip of a girl' from Ohio who could (and did) outshoot...


Lincoln

by David Herbert Donald Simon & Schuster (December 20, 2011)

A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency.

Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from...


The House at Sugar Beach

by Helene Cooper Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2008)

Journalist Helene Cooper examines the violent past of her home country Liberia and the effects of its 1980 military coup in this deeply personal memoir and finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle...


Winter King

by Thomas Penn Simon & Schuster (March 06, 2012)

It was 1501. England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy, violence, murders, coups and countercoups. Through luck, guile and ruthlessness, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor kings, had clambered to the...


Pearl Buck in China

by Hilary Spurling Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

One of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary Americans, Pearl Buck was the first person to make China accessible to the West.

 

She recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in The Good Earth, an...


Louisa May Alcott

by Susan Cheever Simon & Schuster (November 02, 2010)

Louisa May Alcott never intended to write Little Women. She had dismissed her publisher’s pleas for such a novel. Written out of necessity to support her family, the book had an astounding success that changed...


When Pride Still Mattered

by David Maraniss Simon & Schuster (October 06, 1999)

In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.

More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football...


Magnifico

by Miles J. Unger Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2008)

Magnifico is a vividly colorful portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici, the uncrowned ruler of Florence during its golden age. A true "Renaissance man," Lorenzo dazzled contemporaries with his prodigious talents and...


Comrades

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (September 17, 2000)

Comrades is a celebration of male friendships. Acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward -- he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends, and the...


Machiavelli

by Miles J. Unger Simon & Schuster (June 14, 2011)

He is the most infamous and influential political writer of all time. His name has become synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power.

Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine diplomat and civil...


Who She Was

by Samuel G. Freedman Simon & Schuster (March 22, 2005)

When Samuel G. Freedman was nearing fifty, the same age at which his mother died of breast cancer, he realized that he did not know who she was. Of course, he knew that Eleanor had been his mother, a mother...


Angelic Music

by Corey Mead Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2016)

“Fascinating, insightful, and, best of all, great fun…with spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story” (The Washington Post) of Ben Franklin’s favorite invention:...


The Promise of Canada

by Charlotte Gray Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2016)

What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over our nation’s history, highlighting some of our most important stories.

From the acclaimed...


True Believer

by Kati Marton Simon & Schuster (September 06, 2016)

“Kati Marton’s True Believer is a true story of intrigue, treachery, murder, torture, fascism, and an unshakable faith in the ideals of Communism….A fresh take on espionage activities from a critical period...


A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. I, 1809 - 1849

by Sidney Blumenthal Simon & Schuster (May 10, 2016)

The first in a sweeping, multi-volume history of Abraham Lincoln—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, death, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War plan of reconciliation—“engaging and informative...


The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters

by Karl Rove Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2015)

A fresh look at President William McKinley from New York Times bestselling author and political mastermind Karl Rove—“a rousing tale told by a master storyteller whose love of politics, campaigning, and...


The Death of Caesar

by Barry Strauss Simon & Schuster (March 03, 2015)

In this story of the most famous assassination in history, “the last bloody day of the [Roman] Republic has never been painted so brilliantly” (The Wall Street Journal).

Julius Caesar was stabbed to death...


White House Years

by Henry Kissinger Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2011)

Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, the New York Times bestselling White House Years...