20th Century History

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

    Arthur Allen

    “Thought-provoking…[Allen] writes without sanctimony and never simplifies the people in his book or the moral issues his story inevitably raises." —Wall Street JournalMore

  2. Book ImageThe Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century

    David Reynolds

    Winner of the 2014 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for the Best Work of History. "If you only read one book about the First World War in this anniversary year, read The Long Shadow. David Reynolds writes superbly and his analysis is compelling and original." —Anne Chisolm, Chair of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize Committee, and Chair of the Royal Society of Literature.More

  3. Book ImageGates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties

    Morris Dickstein

    Widely admired as the definitive cultural history of the 1960s, this groundbreaking work finally reappears in a new edition.More

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

    Nicholas Wapshott

    Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war.More

  5. Book ImageThe Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

    Gregory D. Johnsen

    “The best new book on al Qaeda . . . and the best book on Yemen in years.”—Bruce Riedel, Daily BeastMore

  6. Book ImageThe March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

    William P. Jones

    “Vivid and moving. . . . [Tells] a story all but lost in most civil rights histories.”—Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning NewsMore

  7. Book ImageWinners & 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

  8. Book ImageBrothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea

    Sheila Miyoshi Jager

    "The most balanced and comprehensive account of the Korean War." —The EconomistMore

  9. Book ImageCity of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia, and the Making of Modern New York

    Mason B. Williams

    “Fascinating. . . . Williams tells the story of La Guardia and Roosevelt with insight and elegance.”—Edward Glaeser, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageThe Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America

    John F. Kasson

    How the smile and fortitude of a child actress revived a nation.More

  11. Book ImageAlone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

    David Roberts

    "Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep SurvivalMore

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageAmerican Soldier of WWII: D-Day, A Visual Reference

    Denis Hambucken

    On June 6, 1944, 75,000 American men landed on the beaches of Normandy. The opening act in the liberation of Western Europe was the most ambitious military operation in history. This book provides an intimate look at soldiers’ day-to-day experience through period equipment, weapons, and personal belongings.More

  15. Book ImageTitanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner

    John Maxtone-Graham

    “Maxtone-Graham’s take on the Titanic will be catnip to the ship’s dedicated buffs.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

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