American History

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  1. Book ImageBrilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

    Eric Jay Dolin

    "What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four VoyagesMore

  2. Book Image"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

    "An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of BooksMore

  3. Book ImageThe King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

    David K. Randall

    "A true story of the battle for paradise…men and women fighting for a slice of earth like no other." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageThe Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

    Jack E. Davis

    Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History
    Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction
    A National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Finalist
    A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
    One of the Washington Post's Best Books of the YearIn this “cri de coeur about the Gulf’s environmental ruin” (New York Times), “Davis has written a beautiful homage to a neglected sea” (front page, New York Times Book Review).More

  5. Book ImageEternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles

    John Mack Faragher

    "[A] fascinating account of the twisted threads of murder, ethnic violence and mob justice in 19th century Southern California." —Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A History of Murder in America, in the Los Angeles TimesMore

  6. Book ImageDead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nations Leaders

    Brady Carlson

    "Entertaining…Carlson shifts deftly among sombre, macabre, and playful stories and shows how the death-tourism industry reveals more than amusing trivia." —The New YorkerMore

  7. Book ImageLet the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary

    Geoffrey Cowan

    The exhilarating, prescient story of the four-month campaign that changed American politics forever.More

  8. Book ImageRepublic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency

    David Greenberg

    “A brilliant, fast-moving narrative history of the leaders who have defined the modern American presidency.”—Bob WoodwardMore

  9. Book ImageWomen of the West

    Cathy Luchetti, Carol Olwell

    “An authentic, refreshing and even inspiring view of life on the frontier.” —San Francisco ChronicleMore

  10. Book ImageThe War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

    Lisa McGirr

    “[This] fine history of Prohibition . . . could have a major impact on how we read American political history.”—James A. Morone, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageVoices of Freedom: A Documentary History

    Eric Foner

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Chapters 1-15

    The best-selling companion reader to the Give Me Liberty! family of books.More

  12. Book ImageVoices of Freedom: A Documentary History

    Eric Foner

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 2 / Chapters 15-28

    The best-selling companion reader to the Give Me Liberty! family of books.More

  13. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Fifth AP® Edition

    A leading textbook for AP® US History and the perfect teaching tool.More

  14. Book ImageSt. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street

    Ada Calhoun

    A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks—the epicenter of American cool.More

  15. Book ImageFood City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York

    Joy Santlofer, Marion Nestle

    A 2017 James Beard Award Nominee: From the breweries of New Amsterdam to Brooklyn’s Sweet’n Low, a vibrant account of four centuries of food production in New York City.More

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