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  1. 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

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

    Sophie Pinkham

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageBolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

    Simon Morrison

    An enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, where visionary performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage.More

  6. 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

  7. Book ImageDolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome

    Shawn Levy

    A romp through the worlds of film, fashion, and titillating journalism that made 1950s Rome the sexiest city on the planet.More

  8. Book ImageA Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

    Jane Kamensky

    This bold new history recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley.More

  9. Book ImageKilling a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

    Dan Ephron

    One of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year.More

  10. Book ImageThe Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

    Piu Eatwell

    “It’s Downton Abbey meets The Addams Family in [this] delightfully offbeat history.”—Library JournalMore

  11. Book ImageBlood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

    Patrick Phillips

    A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.More

  12. Book ImageTen Restaurants That Changed America

    Paul Freedman, Danny Meyer

    From Delmonico’s to Sylvia’s to Chez Panisse, a daring and original history of dining out in America as told through ten legendary restaurants.More

  13. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Seagull Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Chapters 1 - 15

    The leading text in the U.S. survey course.More

  14. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Seagull Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 2 / Chapters 15 - 28

    The leading text in the U.S. survey course.More

  15. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Full Fifth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The leading text in the U.S. survey course.More

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