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End of a Berlin Diary

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (July 28, 2020)

A radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William L. Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while on assignment in Europe during the 1930s. It...


A Brief Natural History of Civilization

by Mark Bertness & Stephen Bowlby Blackstone Publishing (July 21, 2020)

A compelling evolutionary narrative that reveals how human civilization follows the same ecological rules that shape all life on Earth

Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and...


Reprehensible

by Mikey Robins Simon & Schuster Australia (August 05, 2020)

Rollicking and informative, Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour is your guide through some of the most shameful behaviour indulged in by humanity’s most celebrated figures, as told by Mikey Robins,...


Going Home

by Raja Shehadeh & Fajer Al-Kaisi Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2020)

In a dazzling mix of reportage, analysis, and memoir, the leading Palestinian writer of our time reflects on aging, failure, the occupation, and the changing face of Ramallah.

In Going Home, Raja Shehadeh, the...


War, Memory, and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion

by Thomas R. Flagel & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2020)

Union and Confederate veterans meet at Gettysburg on the fiftieth anniversary of the battle.

This reunion drew over fifty-five thousand official attendees who descended upon a town of four thousand during the...


A Dirty Year

by Bill Greer & Peter Berkrot Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2020)

As 1872 opened, the New York Times headlined four stories that symptomized the decay in public morals that the editors so frequently decried: financier Jim Fisk was gunned down in a love triangle; suffragist...


Deep Delta Justice

by Matthew Van Meter Little, Brown (July 28, 2020)

The unforgettable story of one lawyer and his defendant who together changed American law during the height of the Civil Rights era

In 1966 in a small town in Louisiana, a 19-year-old black man named Gary Duncan...


The Indomitable Florence Finch

by Robert J. Mrazek Hachette Books (July 21, 2020)

The riveting story of an unsung World War II hero who saved countless American lives in the Philippines.

When Florence Finch died at the age of 101, few of her Ithaca, NY neighbors knew that this unassuming Filipina...


Last Mission to Tokyo

by Michel Paradis & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (July 28, 2020)

A thrilling narrative that introduces a key but underreported moment in World War II: The Doolitte Raids and the international war crimes trial in 1945 that defined Japanese-American relations and changed legal...


What Really Happened: The Lincoln Assassination

by Robert J. Hutchinson & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2020)

After 150 years, many unsolved mysteries and enduring urban legends still surround the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by the popular stage actor John Wilkes Booth.

In a new look at the case, award-winning author...


The Flying Tigers

by John Toland & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2020)

During World War II, a group of American fighter pilots roamed the skies over China and Burma, menacing the Japanese war effort without letup. Flamboyant, daring, and courageous, they were called the Flying...


Shuttle, Houston

by Paul Dye Hachette Books (July 14, 2020)

From the longest-serving Flight Director in NASA's history, comes a revealing first-person account of the high-stakes work of Mission Control and the captivating story of the Space Shuttle program that has redefined...


Tip of the Spear

by Ryan Hendrickson Center Street (July 07, 2020)

The inspiring story of a US Special Forces soldier who was medically retired after stepping on an IED, and his incredible return to active duty.

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ryan Hendrickson is a brave, determined,...


The Golden Thread

by Ravi Somaiya 12/Twelve (July 07, 2020)

A true story of spies and intrigue surrounding one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th century, investigative reporter Ravi Somaiya uncovers the story behind the death of renowned diplomat and...


We Are Not Such Things

by Justine van der Leun & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (August 09, 2016)

Justine van der Leun reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth and reconciliation, loyalty, justice, race, and class.

The...


Australia's Greatest Escapes

by Colin Burgess & Steve Shanahan Simon & Schuster Australia (July 22, 2020)

Australia's greatest escape stories from two world wars 

 

Australia’s Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience – escape. Here is all...


Butch Cassidy

by Charles Leerhsen & Pete Simonelli Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and...


Promised Land

by David Stebenne & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

A timely work of groundbreaking history explains how the American middle class ballooned at mid-century until it dominated the nation, showing who benefited and what brought the expansion to an end.

In Promised...


Stranger in the Shogun's City

by Amy Stanley & Joy Osmanski Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo--the city that would become Tokyo--and a portrait of a great city...


The Year of Dangerous Days

by Nicholas Griffin & Pete Simonelli Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

In the tradition of The Wire, the harrowing story of the cinematic transformation of Miami, one of America’s most bustling cities--rife with a drug epidemic, a burgeoning refugee crisis, and police brutality--from...


14 Miles

by DW Gibson & Ramón de Ocampo Simon & Schuster Audio (July 07, 2020)

An esteemed journalist delivers a compelling on-the-ground account of the construction of President Trump’s border wall in San Diego--and the impact on the lives of local residents.

In August of 2019, Donald...


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...


The S.S. Officer's Armchair

by Daniel Lee Hachette Books (June 16, 2020)

Based on documents discovered concealed within a simple chair for seventy years, this gripping investigation into the life of a single SS officer during World War Two encapsulates the tragic experience of a...


Walking the Old Road

by Staci Lola Drouillard Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2020)

The story of a once vibrant, now vanished off-reservation Ojibwe village--and a vital chapter of the history of the North Shore

At the turn of the nineteenth century, one mile east of Grand Marais, Minnesota,...


The King of Confidence

by Miles Harvey & Rengin Altay Little, Brown (July 14, 2020)

The riveting story of the most infamous American con man you've never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, until his assassination in 1856.

In...


Night Fighter

by Charles W. Sasser, William H. Hamilton, Bill Thatcher & Craig Roberts Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

For readers of American Sniper, the stirring account of a life of service by the "father of the US Navy SEALs"

One month after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, when President John F. Kennedy pressed Congress about America's...


The Better Angels

by Robert C. Plumb, Kate Mulligan & Elisabeth Griffith Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2020)

Excellent biographies have been written about Clara Barton, Sarah Josepha Hale, Julia Ward Howe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman, but their lives have never been looked at together as they intertwined...


Not a Gentleman's Work

by Gerard Koeppel Hachette Books (June 16, 2020)

The story of the most notorious murder in American nautical history--a uniquely grotesque triple murder for which guilt was never settled--and the long journey to truth

The Herbert Fuller, a three-masted sailing...


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...


Arnhem

by Iain Ballantyne & Ralph Lister Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

"It was a bridge too far, and perhaps the whole plan was doomed to failure from the start, but we had to try, didn't we?"

September 17, 1944: 30,000 airborne soldiers prepare to drop sixty-four miles behind enemy...


But Not in Shame

by John Toland & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

December 7, 1941--at exactly 7:55 a.m. on a seemingly peaceful Sunday morning, the United States was plunged into the greatest war in history!

What were the events which determined the Pearl Harbor catastrophe?...


A Native's Return, 1945-1988

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

The prominent journalist, historian, and author--an eyewitness to some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century--tells the story of his final years.

In this last book of a three-volume series, William...


The Purple Diaries

by Joseph Egan & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (November 22, 2016)

The year 1936 was a great year for the movie industry. The financial setbacks of the Great Depression were subsiding, so theater attendance was up. Americans everywhere were watching the stars, and few stars...


Revolver

by Jim Rasenberger & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (May 26, 2020)

A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt--the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)--which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the...


The Last President of Europe

by William Drozdiak & Paul Hodgson Public Affairs (April 28, 2020)

A revelatory examination of the global impact of Emmanuel Macron's tumultuous presidency

A political novice leading a brand new party, in 2017 Emmanuel Macron swept away traditional political forces and emerged...


War Fever

by Randy Roberts, Johnny Smith & Craig A. Hart Basic Books (March 24, 2020)

A vivid portrait of Boston in the throes of World War I, and three men whose lives were forever changed by it

In the fall of 1918, a fever gripped Boston. The streets emptied as paranoia about the deadly Spanish...


Pale Rider

by Laura Spinney & Paul Hodgson Public Affairs (September 12, 2017)

In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska, and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive...


The Force

by Saul David & Matthew Waterson Hachette Books (September 03, 2019)

A riveting WWII narrative about the group of elite US and Canadian soldiers -- mountainmen, lumberjacks, hunters, and explorers -- who sacrificed everything to accomplish a crucial but nearly impossible mission....


Opium

by John Halpern, John H. Halpern, David Blistein & Peter Ganim Hachette Books (August 13, 2019)

"A landmark project." -- Dr. Andrew Weil

"Engrossing and highly readable." -- Sam Quinones

"An astonishing journey through time and space." -- Julie Holland, MD

"The most important, provocative, and challenging...


Come from Away: Welcome to the Rock

by David Hein, Irene Sankoff, Laurence Maslon & a full cast et al. Hachette Books (September 24, 2019)

Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock - a fully illustrated companion volume to the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 38 planes and 6,579 passengers that...


Topgun

by Dan Pedersen & Jim Meskimen Hachette Books (March 05, 2019)

Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, aka "TOPGUN," the founder of the program shares the untold story of how he and eight other young pilots revolutionized...


Under Red Skies

by Karoline Kan & Allison Hiroto Hachette Books (March 12, 2019)

Karoline Kan, a young former reporter at the New York Times in Beijing, offers a deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted, troubled, and impoverished past as it emerges...


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...


Going to the Mountain

by Ndaba Mandela & Michael Boatman Hachette Book Group (June 26, 2018)

The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of a child who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela's life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians...


The Man Who Walked Backward

by Ben Montgomery & MacLeod Andrews Hachette Books (September 18, 2018)

Like most Americans at the time, Plennie Wingo was hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression. When the bank foreclosed on his small restaurant in Abilene, he found himself suddenly penniless with nowhere...


See You Again in Pyongyang

by Travis Jeppesen & Will Collyer Hachette Book Group (May 29, 2018)

From ballistic missile tests to stranger-than-fiction stories of purges and assassinations, news from North Korea never fails to dominate the global headlines. But what is life there actually like?

In See You...


House of Rain

by Craig Childs Hachette Book Group (September 25, 2018)

In this landmark work on the Anasazi tribes of the Southwest, naturalist Craig Childs dives head on into the mysteries of this vanished people.

The various tribes that made up the Anasazi people converged on...


The Price of Greatness

by Jay Cost & Dan Woren Hachette Book Group (June 05, 2018)

An incisive account of the tumultuous relationship between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and of the origins of our wealthy yet highly unequal nation.

In the history of American politics there are few stories...


Chernobyl

by Serhii Plokhy & Ralph Lister Hachette Book Group (May 15, 2018)

From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion...


Assad or We Burn the Country

by Sam Dagher & Gary Tiedemann Hachette Book Group (May 28, 2019)

From a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist specializing in the Middle East, this groundbreaking account of the Syrian Civil War reveals the never-before-published true story of a 21st-century humanitarian disaster....