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  1. Book ImageThe Prince: A Norton Critical Edition

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Wayne A. Rebhorn

    Third Edition

    “A highly-readable translation and very inclusive selection of critical responses, making this the best edition of the text for an undergraduate readership.”  —Christian M. Billing, University of Hull  “It is quite thorough for one semester, and bears up well for ongoing study. This is a very well-thought-out concept for such a seminal work.  It more than meets the requirements for my upper-level undergraduate courses.”  —Jeff Steele, Principia CollegeMore

  2. Book ImageFrederick Douglass, Slavery, and the Constitution, 1845

    Mark Higbee, James Brewer Stewart

    Reacting to the Past is an award-winning series of immersive role-playing games that actively engage students in their own learning. Students assume the roles of historical characters to practice critical thinking, primary source analysis, and both written and spoken argument. Reacting games are flexible enough to be used across the curriculum, from first-year general education classes and discussion sections of lecture classes to capstone experiences and honors programs.More

  3. Book ImageSisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America

    Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

    Three sisters from the South wrestle with orthodoxies of race, sexuality, and privilege.More

  4. Book ImageBlack Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague

    David K. Randall

    A spine-chilling saga of virulent racism, human folly, and the ultimate triumph of scientific progress.More

  5. Book ImageThe Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern

    Robert Morrison

    A surprising and lively history of an overlooked era that brought the modern world of art, culture, and science decisively into view.More

  6. Book ImageThe Role of the Scroll: An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle Ages

    Thomas Forrest Kelly

    A beautifully illustrated, full-color guide to scrolls and their uses in medieval life.More

  7. Book ImageThe Shining Path: Love, Madness, and Revolution in the Andes

    Orin Starn, Miguel La Serna

    A narrative history of the unlikely Maoist rebellion that terrorized Peru even after the fall of global Communism.More

  8. Book ImageThe China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945-1947

    Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

    An Economist Best Book of 2018
    New York Times Book Review Editor’s Pick

    “Gripping [and] splendid.… An enormous contribution to our understanding of Marshall.”—Washington PostMore

  9. Book ImageTo the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

    Michael K. Honey

    “This is a dangerous book.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom DreamsMore

  10. Book ImageChaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

    Liza Picard

    The Middle Ages re-created through the cast of pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales.More

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

    Martin Doyle

    “An original and thought-provoking exploration of the sinuous course that water has carved through our economic and political landscape.” —Gerard Helferich, Wall Street JournalMore

  12. Book ImageGirl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement

    Jessie Morgan-Owens

    The riveting, little-known story of Mary Mildred Williams—a slave girl who looked “white”—whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement.More

  13. Book ImageManual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

    Kate Brown

    A chilling exposé of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl.More

  14. Book ImageArmy of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

    Paul Scharre

    Winner of the 2019 William E. Colby Award

    "The book I had been waiting for. I can't recommend it highly enough." —Bill GatesMore

  15. Book ImageLove and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era

    Roxane Gay, Jason Baumann, Kay Tobin Lahusen, Et Al.

    More than one hundred vivid photographs of the LGBTQ revolution—and its public and intimate moments in the 1960s and 70s—that lit a fire still burning today.More

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