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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageThe Games: A Global History of the Olympics

    David Goldblatt

    “A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi

    High School Second Edition

    The essential framework for student success in American History.More

  13. Book ImageThe Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

    Plutarch, James Romm, Pamela Mensch, Et Al.

    “Plutarch regularly shows that great leaders transcend their own purely material interests and petty, personal vanities. Noble ideals actually do matter, in government as in life.” —Michael Dirda, Washington PostMore

  14. Book ImageWhy?: Explaining the Holocaust

    Peter Hayes

    “Superbly written and researched, synthesizing the classics while digging deep into a vast repository of primary sources.” —Josef Joffe, Wall Street JournalMore

  15. Book ImageCræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts

    Alexander Langlands

    An archaeologist takes us into the ancient world of traditional crafts to uncover their deep, original histories.More

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