20th Century History

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

    Michael K. Honey

    “A remarkable achievement—a work of serious scholarship that is also eminently readable.”—Clayborne Carson, author of Martin’s DreamMore

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageBluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers

    Preston Lauterbach

    The little-known story of an iconic photographer, whose work captured—and influenced—a critical moment in American history.More

  5. Book ImageFault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

    Kevin M. Kruse, Julian E. Zelizer

    Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America.More

  6. Book ImageRampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila

    James M. Scott

    The definitive history of one of the most brutal campaigns of the war in the Pacific.More

  7. Book ImageGorbachev: His Life and Times

    William Taubman

    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

    “Essential reading for the twenty-first [century].” —Radhika Jones, The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageA Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland

    Seth G. Jones

    The dramatic, untold story of one of the CIA’s most successful Cold War intelligence operations.More

  9. Book ImageOceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea

    John Lehman

    A thrilling story of the Cold War, told by a former navy secretary on the basis of recently declassified documents.More

  10. Book ImageThe Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

    David King

    “Gripping… a disturbing portrait of how an advanced country can descend into chaos.” —Frederick Taylor, Wall Street JournalMore

  11. Book ImageRAF: The Birth of the World's First Air Force

    Richard Overy

    A great historian’s masterful account of the origins of air power in the RAF.More

  12. Book ImageAsperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

    Edith Sheffer

    Shortlisted for the 2019 Mark Lynton History Prize

    A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.More

  13. Book ImageA Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

    Roland Philipps

    The first full biography of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious spies.More

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

    Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

    An Economist Best Book of 2018

    A spellbinding narrative of the high-stakes mission that changed the course of America, China, and global politics—and a rich portrait of the towering, complex figure who carried it out.More

  15. 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

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