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  1. Book ImageThe Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

    Edward L. Ayers

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize

    A landmark Civil War history told from a fresh, deeply researched ground-level perspective.More

  2. Book ImageAncient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

    Patrick E. McGovern, Sam Calagione

    One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food
    A Forbes Best Booze Book of the YearMore

  3. Book ImageThese Truths: A History of the United States

    Jill Lepore

    New York Times Bestseller

    In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.More

  4. Book ImageFrontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776

    Patrick Spero

    The untold story of the “Black Boys,” a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765 that sparked the American Revolution.More

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageAccessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang

    New York Times Bestseller

    An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.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 ImageForest Diplomacy: Cultures in Conflict on the Pennsylvania Frontier, 1757

    Nicolas W. Proctor

    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

  9. Book ImageEmpress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

    Ruby Lal

    Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire.More

  10. Book ImageNorthland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border

    Porter Fox

    Recommended by the New York Times Holiday Books Guide

    A quest to rediscover America’s other border—the fascinating but little-known northern one.More

  11. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi

    Second Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The essential framework for student success in American History.More

  12. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi

    Second Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Chapters 1-15

    The essential framework for student success in American History.More

  13. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi

    Second Edition / Volume(s): 2 / Chapters 15-30

    The essential framework for student success in American History.More

  14. Book ImageThe West: A New History

    David A. Bell, Anthony Grafton

    Volume(s): One-Volume

    Two outstanding historians rebuild the West at the center of the Western Civilizations courseMore

  15. Book ImageThe West: A New History

    David A. Bell, Anthony Grafton

    Volume(s): 2

    Two outstanding historians rebuild the West at the center of the Western Civilizations courseMore

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