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  1. 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

  2. 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

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

    Nicolas W. Proctor, Margaret Storey

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageBrilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

    Eric Jay Dolin

    "What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four VoyagesMore

  7. Book ImageLooking Backward: A Photographic Portrait of the World at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

    Michael Lesy

    A transporting work of photographic history that offers a haunting vision of how Americans viewed the world at the dawn of the twentieth century.More

  8. Book Image"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

    "An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of BooksMore

  9. Book ImageThe Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

    Christopher de Bellaigue

    A revelatory and game-changing narrative that rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world.More

  10. Book ImageThunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

    Daniel J. Sharfstein

    The epic clash of two American legends—their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.More

  11. Book ImageThe Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

    Tara Zahra

    “A masterpiece of modern history.”—Larry Wolff, author of Inventing Eastern EuropeMore

  12. Book ImageCity of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

    Holly Tucker

    “A fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution… Thanks to Tucker’s sympathetic necromancy and her luscious resurrection of everyday detail, even in gilded palaces the human psyche seems familiarly deceitful and self-justifying.” —Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte’s Web and Arthur and SherlockMore

  13. Book ImageIce Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

    Paul Watson

    The spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history—and how the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge finally led to the recent discovery of the shipwrecks.More

  14. 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

  15. 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

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