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  1. Book ImageHow To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

    Ruth Goodman

    An erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, "Goodman's latest…is a revelation" (New York Times Book Review).More

  2. 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

  3. Book ImageWomen of the West

    Cathy Luchetti, Carol Olwell

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

  4. Book ImageAn Essay on the Principle of Population

    Thomas Robert Malthus, Joyce E. Chaplin

    The world’s population is now 7.4 billion people, placing ever greater demands on our natural resources. As we stand witness to a possible reversal of modernity’s positive trends, Malthus’s pessimism is worth full reconsideration.More

  5. Book ImageForged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain

    John Ferejohn, Frances McCall Rosenbluth

    Peace, many would agree, is a goal that democratic nations should strive to achieve. But is democracy, in fact, dependent on war to survive?More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageA Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

    Walter Alvarez

    Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us.More

  10. 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

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

    Joy Santlofer, Marion Nestle

    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

  12. Book ImageBlack Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

    Sophie Pinkham

    A distinctive writer’s fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region.More

  13. Book ImageA Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier

    David Welky

    A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2016

    A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the world’s most inhospitable places.More

  14. Book ImageThe Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World's Fair

    Margaret Creighton

    The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly awry.More

  15. Book ImageDietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives

    Karin Wieland, Shelley Frisch

    A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015
    A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2015

    Magisterial in scope, this dual biography examines two complex lives that began alike but ended on opposite sides of the century’s greatest conflict.More

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