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  1. 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

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

    Walter Alvarez

    "A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history." —Sean B. CarrollMore

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageRevolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

    Russell Shorto

    From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today.More

  5. Book ImageThe Constitutional Convention of 1787: Constructing the American Republic

    John Patrick Coby

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  6. Book ImageRed Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty

    Jace Weaver, Laura Adams Weaver

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  7. Book ImageThe Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

    Edward L. Ayers

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize

    A landmark Civil War history told from a fresh, deeply researched ground-level perspective.More

  8. Book ImageIndelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of Americas Free Press

    Richard Kluger

    “Vivid storytelling built on exacting research.”—Bill Keller, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageSchlesinger: The Imperial Historian

    Richard Aldous

    The first major biography of preeminent historian and intellectual Arthur Schlesinger Jr., a defining figure in Kennedy’s White House.More

  10. Book ImageAngels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

    Robert Gandt

    The gripping story of how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state.More

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

    Jane Kamensky

    "A stunning biography…[A] truly singular account of the American Revolution." —Amanda Foreman, author of A World on FireMore

  12. Book ImageAmerican Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

    Alan Taylor

    “Excellent . . . deserves high praise. Mr. Taylor conveys this sprawling continental history with economy, clarity, and vividness.”—Brendan Simms, Wall Street JournalMore

  13. Book ImageAlone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

    Michael Korda

    Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.More

  14. Book ImageFractured Continent: Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West

    William Drozdiak

    A Financial Times Best Political Book of 2017

    An urgent examination of how the political and social volatility in Europe impacts the United States and the rest of the world.More

  15. Book ImageThe Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Stephen Greenblatt—Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World—investigates the life of one of humankind’s greatest stories.More

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