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  1. Book ImageThe Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

    Jack E. Davis

    The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.More

  2. Book ImageThe King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

    David K. Randall

    “A true story of the battle for paradise . . . men and women fighting for a slice of earth like no other.”—New York TimesMore

  3. Book ImageGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Jared Diamond

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesMore

  4. Book ImageMarch 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

    Will Englund

    A riveting history of the month that transformed the world’s greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I.More

  5. Book ImageEternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles

    John Mack Faragher

    “[A] fascinating account of the twisted threads of murder, ethnic violence and mob justice in 19th century Southern California.”—Jill Leovy, Los Angeles TimesMore

  6. Book ImageThe Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond

    Stephen O'Shea

    A thrilling blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from “a graceful and passionate writer” (Washington Post).More

  7. Book ImageThe Sensational Past: How the Enlightenment Changed the Way We Use Our Senses

    Carolyn Purnell

    Sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch—as they were celebrated during the Enlightenment and as they are perceived today.More

  8. Book ImageDead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nations Leaders

    Brady Carlson

    An entertaining exploration into the death stories of our nation’s greatest leaders—and the wild ways we choose to remember and memorialize them.More

  9. Book ImageThe Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

    Diane Ackerman

    Movie Tie-in

    The movie The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on the New York Times bestselling book, opens March 2017.More

  10. Book ImageThe Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

    Plutarch, James Romm, Pamela Mensch, Et Al.

    A brilliant new translation of five of history’s greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography.More

  11. Book ImageWhy?: Explaining the Holocaust

    Peter Hayes

    A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.More

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageLet the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary

    Geoffrey Cowan

    The exhilarating, prescient story of the four-month campaign that changed American politics forever.More

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageWomen of the West

    Cathy Luchetti, Carol Olwell

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

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