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  1. Book ImageParkland

    Vincent Bugliosi

    Movie Tie-In Edition

    “As good a second-by-second reconstruction of the assassination and its aftermath as I’ve read.” Bryan Burrough, The New York TimesMore

  2. Book ImageThe Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme

    Joe Sacco, Adam Hochschild

    From “the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist) comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I.More

  3. Book ImageSaving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

    Robert M. Edsel

    New York Times Bestseller

    "A poignant, fascinating story, bringing to life the soldier-scholars who saved Italy's treasures."—Evan Thomas, best-selling author of Ike’s Bluff and Sea of ThunderMore

  1. Book ImageTarget Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

    James M. Scott

    The dramatic account of one of America’s most celebrated— and controversial—military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid.More

  2. Book ImageBeale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

    Preston Lauterbach

    The dramatic rise and fall of Beale Street, the legendary Memphis thoroughfare that shook American culture.More

  3. Book ImageLincoln's Body: A Cultural History

    Richard Wightman Fox

    A groundbreaking, magisterial study that explains why, like Walt Whitman, we “love the President personally.”More

  4. Book ImageMarching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

    Brian Matthew Jordan

    A groundbreaking investigation examining the fate of Union veterans who won the war but couldn’t bear the peace.More

  5. Book ImageVivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890–1923

    R. F. Foster

    A dramatic history of Ireland’s Easter Rising told through the lives of ordinary people who forged a revolutionary generation.More

  6. Book ImageGateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

    Eric Foner

    The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More

  7. Book ImageSevered: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found

    Frances Larson

    A serious and seriously entertaining exploration of the dark and varied obsessions that the “civilized West” has had with decapitated heads and skulls.More

  8. Book ImageThe Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II

    Nicholas Wapshott

    Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war.More

  9. Book ImageCommander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War

    Jamie Malanowski

    The lead writer of the New York Times’s award-winning “Disunion” series introduces William Barker Cushing, the Civil War’s most celebrated naval hero.More

  10. Book ImageThe Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World

    Avi Shlaim

    Updated and Expanded

    “Fascinating. . . . Shlaim presents compelling evidence for a revaluation of traditional Israeli history.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageHow to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

    Ruth Goodman

    A delightful tour through the intimate details of life in Victorian England, told by a historian who has cheerfully endured them all.More

  12. Book ImageCensors at Work: How States Shaped Literature

    Robert Darnton

    This absorbing history by a brilliant scholar and writer deepens our understanding of how censorship works.More

  13. Book ImageMidnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul

    Charles King

    “Intrigue, violence, sex, and espionage, all set against the slow dimming of Ottoman magnificence. I loved this book.”—Simon WinchesterMore

  14. Book ImageWriting History in the Global Era

    Lynn Hunt

    Leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters in today’s global world and how it should be written.More

  15. Book ImageThe March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

    William P. Jones

    “Vivid and moving. . . . [Tells] a story all but lost in most civil rights histories.”—Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning NewsMore

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