20th Century History

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  1. 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

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

    Gloria Emerson, Frances FitzGerald


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

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

    Sheila Miyoshi Jager

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageA Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914–1948

    James Barr

    “A provocative history . . . helps us to understand why the Arab spring is so important and valuable.”—David Ignatius, National InterestMore

  12. Book ImagePacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942

    Ian W. Toll

    Winner of the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction

    "Both a serious work of history…and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." —San Francisco ChronicleMore

  13. Book ImageThe Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes

    David Coleman

    A fly-on-the-wall narrative of the Oval Office in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, using JFK’s secret White House tapes.More

  14. Book ImageFlight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933–1946

    Debórah Dwork, Robert Jan van Pelt

    “An impressive and rich book that provides much-needed attention to Hitler’s other victims.”—Jewish Book WorldMore

  15. Book ImageDeath of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age

    Adrian Johns

    “A superb account of the rise of modern broadcasting.” —Financial TimesMore

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