American History

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  1. Book ImageThe City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway

    New York Transit Museum, Vivian Heller

    A newly discovered cache of magnificent historical photographs.More

  2. Book ImageMillionaires, Mansions, and Motor Yachts: An Era of Opulence

    Ross Mactaggart

    A re-creation of a time of fantastic wealth through never-before-seen photographs.More

  3. Book ImageA Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

    Laura Schenone

    A stunningly illustrated book that celebrates the power of food throughout American history and in women's lives.More

  4. Book ImageThe Eagle and the Rising Sun: The Japanese-American War, 1941-1943: Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal

    Alan Schom

    A fresh and provocative account of the greatest naval campaign of the twentieth century.More

  5. Book ImageNixon's Shadow: The History of an Image

    David Greenberg

    How an image-obsessed president transformed the way we think about politics and politicians.More

  6. Book ImageIn the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1864

    Edward L. Ayers

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize: Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War.More

  7. Book ImageA Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial

    Suzanne Lebsock

    "[Makes] history, with all its messiness, ugliness, and even humanity, come vividly alive."—Chicago TribuneMore

  8. Book ImageCatholicism and American Freedom: A History

    John T. McGreevy

    "[McGreevy] has written the best intellectual history of the Catholic Church in America."—CommonwealMore

  9. Book ImageThe 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

    Authorized Edition

    Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil.

  10. Book ImageBeyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words

    Larry Smith, H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Eddie Adams

    This first oral history of living Medal of Honor winners evokes Flags of Our Fathers with stirring accounts of patriotic valor.More

  11. Book ImageStar-Spangled Manners: In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette (For a Change)

    Judith Martin

    "Wonderfully wicked....A bracingly sensible guide to living peaceably together."—Francine Prose, ElleMore

  12. Book ImageUlysses S. Grant: An Album

    William S. McFeely

    A pictorial biography by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian that presents Ulysses S. Grant in new and fascinating ways.More

  13. Book ImageAmerican Slavery, American Freedom

    Edmund S. Morgan

    "Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageMilitant Islam Reaches America

    Daniel Pipes

    One of the most far-reaching examinations of militant Islam written to date.More

  15. Book ImageKennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice: The Civil Rights Tapes

    Jonathan Rosenberg, Zachary Karabell

    Peer inside the White House as Presidents Kennedy and Johnson grapple with racial injustice in America.More

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