History

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  1. Book ImageBehemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

    Joshua B. Freeman

    A sweeping, global history of the rise of the factory and its effects on society.More

  2. Book ImageThe Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

    Martin Doyle

    How rivers have shaped American politics, economics, and society from the beginnings of the Republic to today.More

  3. Book ImageSiege of Khe Sanh: The Story of the Vietnam War's Largest Battle

    Robert Pisor, Mark Bowden

    A war correspondent’s masterful blow-by-blow account of the Battle of Khe Sanh, reissued with a new preface by Mark Bowden for the battle’s 50th anniversary.More

  4. Book ImageThe Games: A Global History of the Olympics

    David Goldblatt

    “A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi

    High School Second Edition

    The essential framework for student success in American History.More

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

    Paul Watson

    "Intriguing [and] enjoyable." —Ian McGuire, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageWhy?: Explaining the Holocaust

    Peter Hayes

    “Superbly written and researched, synthesizing the classics while digging deep into a vast repository of primary sources.” —Josef Joffe, Wall Street JournalMore

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageThe Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

    Plutarch, James Romm, Pamela Mensch, Et Al.

    “Plutarch regularly shows that great leaders transcend their own purely material interests and petty, personal vanities. Noble ideals actually do matter, in government as in life.” —Michael Dirda, Washington PostMore

  10. 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

  11. 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

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

    John Patrick Coby

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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