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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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


On the Shoulders of Giants

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld Simon & Schuster (January 30, 2007)

From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the...


The Men Who Stare at Goats

by Jon Ronson Simon & Schuster (June 28, 2011)

Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a...


Saturday Night

by Susan Orlean Simon & Schuster (August 16, 2011)

Twenty years ago, before she wrote The Orchid Thief or was hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post, Susan Orlean was a journalist with a question: What makes Saturday night so special? To...


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...


All the Single Ladies

by Rebecca Traister Simon & Schuster (March 01, 2016)

* NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION * BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NPR * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY *

The New York Times bestselling investigation into the...


The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle

by Lillian Faderman Simon & Schuster (September 08, 2015)

The sweeping story of the struggle for gay and lesbian rights—based on amazing interviews with politicians, military figures, and members of the entire LGBT community who face these challenges every day: “This...


The Making of Asian America: A History

by Erika Lee Simon & Schuster (September 01, 2015)

A “comprehensive…fascinating” (The New York Times Book Review) history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, by one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the subject.

In the past fifty...