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In the Wake of the Plague

by Norman F. Cantor Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2014)

Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts Simon & Schuster (September 23, 2014)

“Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the...


American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

by Wade Graham HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. . . . fusing sharp-edged analysis and graceful American prose.” —Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate:...


Bloodlust

by Russell Jacoby Free Press (April 05, 2011)

THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND ACROSS CULTURES, the most common form of violence is that between family members and neighbors or kindred communities—in civil wars writ large and small. From assault to genocide, from...


Supreme City

by Donald L. Miller Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Supreme City captures a vanished Gotham in all its bustle, gristle, and glory” (Vanity Fair). In the 1920s midtown Manhattan became the center of New York City, and the cultural and commercial capital of...


The Fight for the Four Freedoms

by Harvey J. Kaye Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

The fascinating story of Franklin Roosevelt, the Greatest Generation, and the freedoms they won, is a “stirring, heady dose of American history by a…progressive thinker” (Kirkus Reviews).

On January 6,...


Her Brilliant Career

by Rachel Cooke Harper (December 02, 2014)

An exuberant group biography—"a splendidly various collection of 'brief lives' written with both gusto and sensitivity" (The Guardian)—that follows ten women in 1950s Britain whose pioneering lives paved...


The English is Coming!

by Leslie Dunton-Downer Touchstone (September 14, 2010)

English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond—virtually any human activity...


The Greatest Knight

by Thomas Asbridge Ecco (December 02, 2014)

A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it.

Caught...


Village of Secrets

by Caroline Moorehead Harper (October 28, 2014)

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first...


GI Brides

by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi William Morrow Paperbacks (September 02, 2014)

For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany’s, an absorbing tale of romance and resilience—the true story of four British women who...


The Book That Started It All

by Anonymous Hazelden Publishing (September 03, 2013)

An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, with an introduction and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians. The many changes that were made...


Sexplosion

by Robert Hofler It Books (February 04, 2014)

After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion

The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers...


Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

by Sam Wasson HarperCollins (June 22, 2010)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2010

 

“So smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn” – People

 

“A bonbon of a book… As well tailored as the little black dress...


The Fishing Fleet

by Anne De Courcy Harper (March 11, 2014)

From the author of the critically acclaimed biographies Diana Mosley and The Viceroy's Daughters comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining account of the Victorian women who traveled halfway around the world...


Love Cemetery

by China Galland HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there,...


American Courage

by Herbert W. Warden, III HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Here is the American adventure. This extraordinary book reveals the intrepid spirit of Americans through-out their history -- from William Bradford's account of the Mayflower landing to the hardship of a pioneer...


Pioneer Women

by Joanna Stratton Touchstone (May 28, 2013)

From a rediscovered collection of autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of Kansas pioneer women in the early twentieth century, Joanna Stratton has created a collection hailed by Newsweek as “uncommonly...


A History Of The Wife

by Marilyn Yalom HarperCollins (May 19, 2009)

How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a...


The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

by Dr. Dan Ariely Harper (June 18, 2013)

The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest...


The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870

by Hugh Thomas Simon & Schuster (April 16, 2013)

After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes...


Serving Victoria

by Kate Hubbard Harper (April 30, 2013)

During her sixty-three-year reign, Queen Victoria gathered around herself a household dedicated to her service. For some, royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as an...


Behemoth

by Ronald B. Tobias Harper Perennial (October 08, 2013)

In the two hundred years since their arrival in America, elephants have worked on farms, mills, mines, and railroads, in Hollywood, and in professional baseball. They've contributed to the national discourse...


Unflinching Courage

by Kay Bailey Hutchison Harper (April 16, 2013)

In Unflinching Courage, former United States Senator and New York Times bestselling author Kay Bailey Hutchison brings to life the incredible stories of the resourceful and brave women who shaped the state of...


The New Mind of the South

by Tracy Thompson Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2013)

There are those who say the South has disappeared. But in her groundbreaking, thought-provoking exploration of the region, Tracy Thompson, a Georgia native and Pulitzer Prize finalist, asserts that it has merely...


Encountering America

by Jessica Grogan Harper Perennial (December 26, 2012)

A dramatic narrative history of the psychological movement that reshaped American culture

The expectation that our careers and personal lives should be expressions of our authentic selves, the belief that our...


The Untold History of the United States

by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick Gallery Books (October 30, 2012)

“Indispensable… There is much here to reflect upon.” —President Mikhail Gorbachev

“As riveting, eye-opening, and thought-provoking as any history book you will ever read. . . . Can’t recommend it...


The Warfare of Science: Struggle for the Liberty of Science

by Andrew Dickson White Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 05, 2019)

"I purpose to present an outline of the great, sacred struggle for the liberty of science — a struggle which has lasted for so many centuries, and which yet continues. A hard contest it has been; a war waged...


The Natural History of the Newspaper

by Robert E. Park Lm Publishers (September 05, 2019)

The newspaper has a history; but it has, likewise, a natural history. The press, as it exists, is not, as our moralists sometimes seem to assume, the willful product of any little group of living men. On the...


Football for Player and Spectator : Origin and Development of American Football

by Fielding Yost Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

This book presents the Origin and Development of American Football. Football, although indefinitely known as a sport to Greek and Roman antiquity, did not come into existence as a school or college game until...


A History of Courtship

by Tania O'Donnell Skyhorse (January 09, 2018)

Tania O’Donnell takes the reader on a journey from medieval Courtly Love, through to the sexual license of the Restoration, and Victorian propriety. Pick up historical ‘dating tips,’ from how to court...


1967

by Victor Brooks Skyhorse (November 21, 2017)

Blazing hot meets icy cool in a momentous year in US history

On New Year’s Day in 1967, the 200 million Americans who lived in the United States were about to experience a fascinating, exciting, and sometimes...


Wardrobe Crisis

by Clare Press Skyhorse (February 20, 2018)

Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer it was the seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street—or you made them yourself. Today, we rarely know the origins of the clothes...


1969

by Rob Kirkpatrick Skyhorse (January 24, 2011)

In 1969, man landed on the moon; the “Miracle Mets” captivated sports fans; students took over college campuses and demonstrators battled police; America witnessed the Woodstock music festival; Hollywood...


Fake Politics

by Jason Bisnoff Skyhorse (May 28, 2019)

In “grassroots” campaigns, the grass isn’t always green—or natural.

In today’s chaotic world, where the multiplication of information sources creates competing narratives, credibility is the key to...


1969

by Rob Kirkpatrick Skyhorse (May 07, 2019)

FEATURING A NEW INTRODUCTION, THIS IS THE SEMINAL AND CLASSIC BOOK ON THE YEAR THAT DEFINED A GENERATION!

 

1969. The very mention of this year summons indelible memories. Woodstock and Altamont. Charles Manson...


Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?

by Tina Cassidy Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2019)

In this “heroic narrative” (The Wall Street Journal), discover the inspiring and timely account of the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight...


Defining Moments in Black History

by Dick Gregory Amistad (September 18, 2018)

NAACP 2017 Image Award Winner

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events...


Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific

by Martin A. Lee Scribner (August 14, 2012)

A bestselling author of Acid Dreams tells the great American pot story— a panoramic, character-driven saga that examines the medical, recreational, scientific, and economic dimensions of the world’s most...


The Victims' Revolution

by Bruce Bawer Broadside e-books (September 04, 2012)

Respected author, critic, and essayist Bruce Bawer—whose previous book, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within, was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Critics...


The Library Book

by Susan Orlean Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who...


Good and Mad

by Rebecca Traister Simon & Schuster (October 02, 2018)

Journalist Rebecca Traister’s New York Times bestselling exploration of the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement is “a hopeful, maddening compendium...


Steps in the Evolution of Religion

by Frank Sargent Hoffman & James Thompson Bixby Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

This book deals with the steps in the evolution of religion and the Influence of the Environment on Religion. The most remarkable thing yet discovered about this planet is the fact that human beings exist upon...


A Short History of Scientific Instruction

by Joseph N. Lockyer Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

"It is perhaps the more necessary to insist upon stern necessity as being the origin of learning, because it is so difficult for us now to put ourselves in the place of those early representatives of our race...


Israelites and Indians

by Garrick Mallery Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

Many authors have contended that the North American Indians were descendants of the "ten lost tribes of Israel." Prominent among them was James Adair, whose work, highly useful with regard to the customs of...


Walls

by David Frye Scribner (August 21, 2018)

“A lively popular history of an oft-overlooked element in the development of human society” (Library Journal)—walls—and a haunting and eye-opening saga that reveals a startling link between what we build...


The Crowd Pleasers

by Peter Fusco Skyhorse (January 02, 2018)

An adventure-filled romp through one of aviation’s most notable, dangerous and entertaining pursuits: airshows! In the early days of aviation, all flights were airshows. Spectators gathered whenever a new...


Enemies of the People

by Sam Jordison HarperCollins (June 01, 2017)

Something has gone wrong. We're living in an age of celebratory racism, extreme inequality, uncertainty and fear. We're governed by people who claim to be populist but who seem to hate everyone. There are idiots...


Season of the Witch

by David Talbot Free Press (May 08, 2012)

Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from...


Now We Are 40

by Tiffanie Darke HarperCollins (February 23, 2017)

What happened to Generation X? Millenials dominate our Facebook feeds and people bang on about the baby boomers – but what about us? The lost generation, the middle youth, the middle child of today. Are we...