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  1. Book ImageThe Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

    Karl Jacoby

    A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur.More

  2. Book ImageRevolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence

    George C. Daughan

    The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War.More

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

    David King

    The never-before-told story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.More

  4. Book ImageAmerican Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

    David Baron

    Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.More

  5. Book ImageThe Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

    Michael Wallis

    Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America’s westward expansion.More

  6. Book ImageDetroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back

    Nathan Bomey

    What happens when an iconic American city goes broke?More

  7. Book ImagePaper: Paging Through History

    Mark Kurlansky

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today’s world.More

  8. Book ImageThe Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics

    Sean Wilentz

    One of our most eminent historians reminds us of the commanding role party politics has played in America’s enduring struggle against economic inequality.More

  9. Book ImageHe Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

    S Jonathan Bass

    A heroic reconstruction of the forgotten life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of racial injustice in the civil rights era.More

  10. Book ImageThe Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

    Janine di Giovanni

    A New York Post Best Book of 2016
    Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award
    Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose

    "Destined to become a classic." —Lisa Shea, ElleMore

  11. Book ImageBe Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World

    Erica Benner

    The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli—arguably the most misunderstood thinker of all time—fought to change his corrupt world.More

  12. Book ImageNew England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

    Wendy Warren

    A New York Times Editor’s Choice

    "This book is an original achievement, the kind of history that chastens our historical memory as it makes us wiser." —David W. BlightMore

  13. Book ImageKentucky, 1861: Loyalty, State, and Nation

    Nicolas W. Proctor, Margaret Storey

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  14. Book ImageThe Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

    Richard Rothstein

    "Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." —William Julius WilsonMore

  15. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

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

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

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