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  1. Book ImageOceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea

    John Lehman

    A thrilling story of the Cold War, told by a former navy secretary on the basis of recently declassified documents.More

  2. Book ImageThe Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

    David King

    “Gripping… a disturbing portrait of how an advanced country can descend into chaos.” —Frederick Taylor, Wall Street JournalMore

  3. Book ImageRAF: The Birth of the World's First Air Force

    Richard Overy

    A great historian’s masterful account of the origins of air power in the RAF.More

  4. Book ImageA Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

    Roland Philipps

    The first full biography of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious spies.More

  5. Book ImageAsperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

    Edith Sheffer

    A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.More

  6. Book ImageArmy of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

    Paul Scharre

    A Pentagon defense expert and former U.S. Army Ranger explores what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision of life or death.More

  7. Book ImageBroadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

    Fran Leadon

    An eye-opening history of Manhattan told through its most celebrated street.More

  8. Book ImageCity of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

    Holly Tucker

    “Tucker writes with gusto . . . high drama.”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageLexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

    George C. Daughan

    An award-winning historian reinterprets the battle that launched the American Revolution.More

  10. Book ImageThunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

    Daniel J. Sharfstein

    “Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.”—Brenda Wineapple, author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877More

  11. Book ImageTo the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

    Michael K. Honey

    To the Promised Land helps us to remember King as a prophet for poor and working-class people, as we carry on that campaign against racism and poverty in our own times. A terrific book.” —Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett TillMore

  12. Book ImageThe Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond

    Stephen O'Shea

    “An entertaining, turbocharged race among the high mountain passes of six alpine countries.”—Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageBehemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

    Joshua B. Freeman

    A sweeping, global history of the rise of the factory and its effects on society.More

  14. Book ImageThe Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

    Martin Doyle

    How rivers have shaped American politics, economics, and society from the beginnings of the Republic to today.More

  15. Book ImageSiege of Khe Sanh: The Story of the Vietnam War's Largest Battle

    Robert Pisor, Mark Bowden

    A war correspondent’s masterful blow-by-blow account of the Battle of Khe Sanh, reissued with a new preface by Mark Bowden for the battle’s 50th anniversary.More

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