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This Ain't No Holiday Inn

by James Lough, Alex Hyde-White, Gabrielle de Cuir & Robertson Dean et al. Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2020)

During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone.

This...


Jerry on Jerry

by Dennis Mcnally, Jerry Garcia & Trixie Garcia Hachette Original (November 24, 2015)

These never-before-published interviews with Jerry Garcia reveal his thoughts on religion, politics, his past and personal life, and his creative process. Jerry on Jerry provides new insight into the beloved...


The Dinosaur Artist

by Paige Williams & Ellen Archer Hachette Books (September 11, 2018)

New Yorker staff writer Paige Williams delves into the riveting and sometimes perilous world of the international fossil trade through the true story of one man's devastating attempt to sell a Gobi Desert dinosaur...


The Girl on the Velvet Swing

by Simon Baatz & Christine Lakin Hachette Book Group (January 16, 2018)

In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, the pinup girl and penniless young actress, dined with Stanford White, the legendary architect whose works defined the New York landscape, at his 24th St. apartment. Evelyn drank champagne...


Fortress America

by Elaine Tyler May & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Book Group (December 12, 2017)

An award-winning historian untangles the roots of America's culture of fear, and argues that it imperils our democracy

For the last sixty years, fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own...


Homeward Bound

by Elaine Tyler May & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Book Group (December 19, 2017)

A revised edition of the classic, myth-shattering exploration of American family life during the Cold War.

When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine...


Uncommon Grounds

by Mark Pendergrast Basic Books (July 08, 2019)

The definitive history of the world's most popular drug

Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic...


Talking to Strangers

by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company (September 09, 2019)

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers...


Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

The Moon

by Oliver Morton The Economist (June 03, 2019)

An intimate portrait of the Earth's closest neighbor--the Moon--that explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with it

Every generation has looked towards the heavens and wondered at the beauty...


The Unsettling of Europe

by Peter Gatrell Basic Books (August 26, 2019)

An acclaimed historian examines postwar migration's fundamental role in shaping modern Europe

Migration is perhaps the most pressing issue of our time, and it has completely decentered European politics in recent...


The Amusement Park

by Stephen M. Silverman Black Dog & Leventhal (May 06, 2019)

Experience the electrifying, never-before-told true story of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, and meet the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who are responsible for their enchanting...


Upheaval

by Jared Diamond Little, Brown and Company (May 06, 2019)

A "riveting and illuminating" Bill Gates Summer Reading pick about how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't (Yuval Noah Harari), by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the landmark bestseller...


She the People

by Jen Deaderick & Rita Sapunor Seal Press (March 04, 2019)

A sweeping, smart, and smart-ass graphic history of women's ongoing quest for equality

In March 2017, Nevada surprised the rest of America by suddenly ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment--thirty-five years after...


A Woman's Place

by Deepi Ahluwalia, Stef Ferrari & Jessica Olah Little, Brown and Company (March 04, 2019)

Discover the trailblazing women who changed the world from their kitchens.

If "a woman's place is in the kitchen," why is the history of food such an old boys' club?

A Woman's Place sets the record straight,...


The Human Tide

by Paul Morland PublicAffairs (March 04, 2019)

A dazzling new history of the irrepressible demographic changes and mass migrations that have made and unmade nations, continents, and empires

The rise and fall of the British Empire; the emergence of America...


Victory City

by John Strausbaugh Twelve (December 03, 2018)

From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era.

New York City during World War II wasn't just a place of servicemen, politicians,...


Theater of the World

by Thomas Reinertsen Berg & Alison McCullough Little, Brown and Company (December 03, 2018)

A beautifully illustrated full-color history of mapmaking across centuries -- a must-read for history buffs and armchair travelers.

Theater of the World offers a fascinating history of mapmaking, using the visual...


Camelot's End

by Jon Ward Twelve (January 21, 2019)

From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time.

The Carter...


Unruly Waters

by Sunil Amrith Basic Books (December 10, 2018)

From a MacArthur "Genius," a bold new perspective on the history of Asia, highlighting the long quest to tame its waters

Asia's history has been shaped by her waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith...


Forget "Having It All"

by Amy Westervelt Seal Press (November 12, 2018)

A clear-eyed look at the history of American ideas about motherhood, how those ideas have impacted all women (whether they have kids or not), and how to fix the inequality that exists as a result.

After filing...


Behold, America

by Sarah Churchwell Civitas Books (October 08, 2018)

A Smithsonian Magazine Best History Book of 2018

The unknown history of two ideas crucial to the struggle over what America stands for

In Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of twentieth-century...


The Dinosaur Artist

by Paige Williams Hachette Books (September 10, 2018)

In this 2018 New York Times Notable Book, Paige Williams "does for fossils what Susan Orlean did for orchids" (Book Riot) in her account of one Florida man's reckless attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from...


The Animal's Companion

by Jacky Colliss Harvey Black Dog & Leventhal (April 01, 2019)

A unique and compelling exploration of why humans need animal companions -- from dogs and cats to horses, birds, and reptiles -- through the eyes of a New York Times bestselling historical detective author....


Sword and Scimitar

by Raymond Ibrahim & Victor Davis Hanson Da Capo Press (August 27, 2018)

This sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West sheds a revealing light on current hostilities.

The West and Islam -- the sword and scimitar -- have clashed since the mid-seventh...


The Most Dangerous Man in America

by Bill Minutaglio & Steven L. Davis Twelve (January 08, 2018)

From Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, authors of the PEN Center USA award-winning Dallas 1963, comes a madcap narrative about Timothy Leary's daring prison escape and run from the law.

On the moonlit evening...


The Fair Chase

by Philip Dray Basic Books (April 30, 2018)

An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity.

From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred-but also...


Underground Worlds

by David Farley Black Dog & Leventhal (May 14, 2018)

A visual and anecdotal exploration of the curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, including ancient cities, salt mine cathedrals, underground amusement parks, and more.

From bone-filled catacombs to sculpted...


Asking for a Friend

by Jessica Weisberg Bold Type Books (April 02, 2018)

A delightful history of Americans' obsession with advice--from Poor Richard to Dr. Spock to Miss Manners

Americans, for all our talk of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, obsessively seek advice on matters...


It's Better Than It Looks

by Gregg Easterbrook PublicAffairs (February 19, 2018)

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever?

Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series...


Hoax: A History of Deception

by Ian Tattersall & Peter Névraumont Black Dog & Leventhal (March 19, 2018)

An entertaining collection of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities.

World history is littered...


The Heavens Might Crack

by Jason Sokol Basic Books (March 19, 2018)

A vivid portrait of how Americans grappled with King's death and legacy in the days, weeks, and months after his assassination

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony...


The Birth of a Movement

by Dick Lehr PublicAffairs (January 09, 2017)

At the dawn of the modern civil rights movement, Monroe Trotter, a journalist agitator, and D.W. Griffith, a technically brilliant filmmaker, incited a public confrontation that roiled America, pitting black...


The Lost City of the Monkey God

by Douglas Preston Grand Central Publishing (January 02, 2017)

The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, named one of the best books of the year by The Boston Globe and National Geographic: acclaimed journalist Douglas Preston takes readers on a true adventure...


Atlas of Lost Cities

by Aude de Tocqueville Black Dog & Leventhal (April 04, 2016)

Explore more than forty forsaken urban destinations around the world in a "highly entertaining read ... for history buffs, mystery fanatics and travel junkies alike" (GoNomad).

Cities are mortal, but the traces...


Atlas of Cursed Places

by Olivier Le Carrer Black Dog & Leventhal (October 05, 2015)

Atlas Obscura says this lushly illustrated New York Times bestselling guide to dozens of dangerous, eerie, and infamous locations is the perfect gift for "those who believe the world is still full of mysteries...


Jerry on Jerry

by Dennis Mcnally & Trixie Garcia Black Dog & Leventhal (November 23, 2015)

Listen in on hours of revelatory conversations with Jerry Garcia, one of the most beloved and missed figures in the world of music, with JERRY ON JERRY. More than twenty years after his death, at too young an...


When We Rise

by Cleve Jones Hachette Books (November 28, 2016)

2017 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER

The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series!

"You could read Cleve Jones's book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights...


The Kingdom of Speech

by Tom Wolfe Little, Brown and Company (August 29, 2016)

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.

Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey...


Istanbul

by Bettany Hughes Da Capo Press (September 18, 2017)

Istanbul has long been a place where stories and histories collide, where perception is as potent as fact.

From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul--resonates...


The Girl on the Velvet Swing

by Simon Baatz Mulholland Books (January 15, 2018)

From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world.

In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect...


Island of the Blue Foxes

by Stephen R. Bown Da Capo Press (November 06, 2017)

The story of the world's largest, longest, and best financed scientific expedition of all time, triumphantly successful, gruesomely tragic, and never before fully told

The immense 18th-century scientific journey,...


Wild Nights

by Benjamin Reiss Basic Books (March 06, 2017)

Why the modern world forgot how to sleep

Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? Why do we spend so much time and money managing and medicating it, and training ourselves and our children to do it correctly?...


The Unruly City

by Mike Rapport Basic Books (May 01, 2017)

A lauded expert on European history paints a vivid picture of Paris, London, and New York during the Age of Revolutions, exploring how each city fostered or suppressed political uprisings within its boundaries...


The Seeds of Life

by Edward Dolnick Basic Books (June 05, 2017)

Why cracking the code of human conception took centuries of wild theories, misogynist blunders, and ludicrous mistakes

Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: men and...


The Russian Revolution

by Sean McMeekin Basic Books (May 29, 2017)

The definitive, single-volume history of the Russian Revolution, from an award-winning scholar

In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered...


The Interpretation Of Cultures

by Clifford Geertz & Robert Darnton Basic Books (August 14, 2017)

One of the twentieth century's most influential books, this classic work of anthropology offers a groundbreaking exploration of what culture is

With The Interpretation of Cultures, the distinguished anthropologist...


Fortress America

by Elaine Tyler May Basic Books (December 11, 2017)

An award-winning historian argues that America's obsession with security imperils our democracy in this "compelling" portrait of cultural anxiety (Mary L. Dudziak, author of War Time).

For the last sixty years,...


Endurance

by Alfred Lansing Basic Books (April 28, 2014)

Discover one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age: the harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole.

In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton...


On This Date

by Carl M. Cannon Twelve (July 17, 2017)

Forget what you were taught in seventh grade-this riveting book takes readers down American history's back alleys and side streets.

From the arrival of the Mayflower through the 2016 election, On This Date explores...