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  1. Book ImageParkland

    Vincent Bugliosi

    Movie Tie-In Edition

    “Bugliosi has definitively explained the murder that recalibrated modern America.” —Jim Newton, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book ImageThe Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme

    Joe Sacco, Adam Hochschild

    From “the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist) comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I.More

  3. Book ImageSaving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

    Robert M. Edsel

    New York Times Bestseller

    "A poignant, fascinating story, bringing to life the soldier-scholars who saved Italy's treasures."—Evan Thomas, best-selling author of Ike’s Bluff and Sea of ThunderMore

  1. Book ImageMarching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

    Brian Matthew Jordan

    A groundbreaking investigation examining the fate of Union veterans who won the war but couldn’t bear the peace.More

  2. Book ImageSevered: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found

    Frances Larson

    A serious and seriously entertaining exploration of the dark and varied obsessions that the “civilized West” has had with decapitated heads and skulls.More

  3. Book ImageSeven Days in Syria

    Janine di Giovanni

    Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic.More

  4. Book ImageThe Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, The Isolationists, and the Road to World War II

    Nicholas Wapshott

    As World War II darkens Europe, FDR outfoxes homegrown opponents as he battles for the future of American foreign policy.More

  5. Book ImageVivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890–1923

    R. F. Foster

    A dramatic history of Ireland’s Easter Rising told through the lives of ordinary people who forged a revolutionary generation.More

  6. Book ImageCommander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War

    Jamie Malanowski

    The lead writer of the New York Times’s award-winning “Disunion” series introduces William Barker Cushing, the Civil War’s most celebrated naval hero.More

  7. Book ImageThe Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World

    Avi Shlaim

    updated edition

    “Fascinating. . . . Shlaim presents compelling evidence for a revaluation of traditional Israeli history.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageHow to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

    Ruth Goodman

    A delightful tour through the intimate details of life in Victorian England, told by a historian who has cheerfully endured them all.More

  9. Book ImageCensors at Work: How States Shaped Literature

    Robert Darnton

    A fresh perspective on censorship emerges in this elegant history by a superb conjurer of the past.More

  10. Book ImageMidnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul

    Charles King

    “Intrigue, violence, sex, and espionage, all set against the slow dimming of Ottoman magnificence. I loved this book.”—Simon WinchesterMore

  11. Book ImageWriting History in the Global Era

    Lynn Hunt

    With history in ferment, leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters and how it should be written.More

  12. Book ImageWinners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, and Ruins from the Vietnam War

    Gloria Emerson, Frances FitzGerald

    reissue

    The National Book Award–winning classic on the Vietnam War, reissued for the war’s fiftieth anniversary.More

  13. Book ImageThe Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis

    Arthur Allen

    From a laboratory in wartime Poland comes a fascinating story of anti-Nazi resistance and scientific ingenuity.More

  14. Book ImageOur Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

    Danielle Allen

    “Danielle Allen lays bare the Declaration’s history and significance, returning it to its true and rightful owners—you and me.”—Junot DíazMore

  15. Book ImageIntroducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

    Edith Hall

    What made the Greeks unique in their time and why their influence lives on today.More

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