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Secret Commandos

by John L. Plaster Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a “comprehensive, informative, and often exciting…account of an important...


Frederick Douglass

by David W. Blight Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and TIME TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave...


The Library Book

by Susan Orlean Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who...


Valley Forge

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin Simon & Schuster (October 02, 2018)

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is return with one of the most inspiring—and underappreciated—chapters in American history: the story of the Continental Army’s...


Good and Mad

by Rebecca Traister Simon & Schuster (October 02, 2018)

***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***

***BEST BOOKS OF 2018 SELECTION BY***

* WASHINGTON POST * People * NPR * ESQUIRE * ELLE * WIRED * REFINERY 29 *

“In a year when issues of gender and sexuality dominated the national...


The Chosen Wars

by Steven R. Weisman Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2018)

“Weisman’s meticulously researched and fluently argued book is a compelling story of a glorious past. It is also a guide to the foreseeable future. The chosen wars rage on, but now, at least, we have a manual...


Arthur Ashe

by Raymond Arsenault Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2018)

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis—a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier,...


Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom

by Christopher S. Wren Simon & Schuster (May 08, 2018)

The story of Ethan Allen and the much-loved Green Mountain Boys of Vermont and their role in the American Revolution—the myth and the reality. A rare look at a corner of the Revolutionary War.

In Those Turbulent...


Rome

by Matthew Kneale Simon & Schuster (May 15, 2018)

"Kneale's account is a masterpiece of pacing and suspense. Characters from the city's history spring to life in his hands." —The Sunday Times (London)

Novelist and historian Matthew Kneale, a longtime resident...


The Brink

by Marc Ambinder Simon & Schuster (July 10, 2018)

The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so...


Indianapolis

by Lynn Vincent, Sara Vladic & John Bedford Lloyd Simon & Schuster (July 10, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.” —USA Today * “A WONDERFUL BOOK.” —Christian Science Monitor * “ENTHRALLING.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * “A MUST-READ.”...


The Monarchy of Fear

by Martha C. Nussbaum Simon & Schuster (July 03, 2018)

From one of the world’s most celebrated moral philosophers comes a thorough examination of the current political crisis and recommendations for how to mend our divided country.

For decades Martha C. Nussbaum...


Where Did You Get This Number?

by Anthony Salvanto Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2018)

CBS News’ Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto takes you behind the scenes of polling to show you how to think about who we are and where we’re headed as a nation.

As Elections and Surveys Director...


The Explorers

by Martin Dugard Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and “a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of history’s most famous explorers…[with] infusions...


Putin's Kleptocracy

by Karen Dawisha Simon & Schuster (September 30, 2014)

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power,...


Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

by Omer Bartov Simon & Schuster (January 23, 2018)

“A substantive contribution to the history of ethnic strife and extreme violence” (The Wall Street Journal) and a cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level—turning neighbors,...


The Marshall Plan

by Benn Steil Simon & Schuster (February 13, 2018)

Winner of the 2018 American Academy of Diplomacy Douglas Dillon Award

The award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight,...


Smoketown

by Mark Whitaker Simon & Schuster (January 30, 2018)

Smoketown brilliantly offers us a chance to see this other black renaissance and spend time with the many luminaries who sparked it…It’s thanks to such a gifted storyteller as Whitaker that this forgotten...


Movie Nights with the Reagans

by Mark Weinberg Simon & Schuster (February 27, 2018)

Former special advisor and press secretary to President Ronald Reagan shares an intimate, behind-the-scenes look inside the Reagan presidency—told through the movies they watched together every week at Camp...


Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

by Anne Nelson Simon & Schuster (October 17, 2017)

One of the untold stories of the Holocaust—the nail-biting drama of Suzanne Spaak, who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz “vividly...


Her Little Majesty

by Carolly Erickson Simon & Schuster (March 14, 2017)

A “vivid” (Kirkus Reviews) and multilayered biography of Queen Victoria chronicling the life of the longest-reigning British monarch who ruled for sixty-four years, offering an intimate portrait of a woman...


The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

by David McCullough Simon & Schuster (April 18, 2017)

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many...


Janesville

by Amy Goldstein Simon & Schuster (April 18, 2017)

* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize​ * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book...


The Chairman: John J McCloy & The Making of the American Establishment

by Kai Bird Simon & Schuster (January 10, 2017)

“Exhaustively researched and remarkably evenhanded.” —The New York Times

“Absorbing…the definitive life story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A fascinating study.” —Los Angeles Times

In The Chairman, the...


Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary

by Walter Stahr Simon & Schuster (August 08, 2017)

New York Times bestselling author Walter Stahr tells the story of Edwin Stanton, who served as Secretary of War in Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet. “This exhaustively researched, well-paced book should take its...


Patrick Henry

by Jon Kukla Simon & Schuster (July 04, 2017)

“A brilliant orator, a firebrand for freedom and individual rights, Henry stands as an American luminary, and Kukla’s magisterial biography shines the glow of achievement on subject and author alike” (...


President McKinley: Architect of the American Century

by Robert W. Merry Simon & Schuster (November 07, 2017)

Acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley in a “measured, insightful biography that seeks to set the record straight…a deft character study of a president”...


Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

by John Avlon Simon & Schuster (January 10, 2017)

“A vivid portrait…and thoughtful consideration of George Washington’s wisdom that couldn’t be timelier” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). A revealing look at the first President’s Farewell Address,...


Stronger Together

by Hillary Rodham Clinton & Tim Kaine Simon & Schuster (September 06, 2016)

For more than a year, Hillary Clinton has laid out an ambitious agenda to improve the lives of the American people and make our country stronger and safer. Stronger Together presents that agenda in full, relating...


Ike and McCarthy

by David A. Nichols Simon & Schuster (March 21, 2017)

The full, little-known story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy is “a gripping, detailed account of how the executive branch...


Agent 110

by Scott Miller Simon & Schuster (March 07, 2017)

The “lively and engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) story of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles built an underground network determined to take down Hitler and destroy the Third Reich.

Agent 110 is Allen Dulles,...


The Blood of Emmett Till

by Timothy B. Tyson Simon & Schuster (January 31, 2017)

* Longlisted for the National Book Award * Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Los Angeles Times Best Book...


The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World

by Oona A. Hathaway & Scott J. Shapiro Simon & Schuster (September 12, 2017)

“An original book…about individuals who used ideas to change the world” (The New Yorker)—the fascinating exploration into the creation and history of the Paris Peace Pact, an often overlooked but transformative...


Wrestling With His Angel

by Sidney Blumenthal Simon & Schuster (May 16, 2017)

The “magisterial” (The New York Times Book Review) second volume of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during...


The Courage of Their Convictions

by Peter H. Irons Simon & Schuster (July 05, 2016)

The Courage of their Convictions cites sixteen landmark civil liberties cases and the individuals who challenged laws that they felt impinged upon their personal freedom and who took their battles to the nation’s...


Casanova

by Laurence Bergreen Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2016)

“Sexy, surprising, funny, insightful, and wildly entertaining” (Huffington Post)—the definitive biography of Giacomo Casanova, the impoverished boy who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and...


The Third Reich

by Thomas Childers Simon & Schuster (October 10, 2017)

“Riveting…An elegantly composed study, important and even timely” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) history of the Third Reich—how Adolf Hitler and a core group of Nazis rose from obscurity to power and...


Waging War

by David J. Barron Simon & Schuster (October 04, 2016)

An “ambitious...deep history and a thoughtful inquiry into how the constitutional system of checks and balances has functioned when it comes to waging war and making peace” (The Washington Post)—here is...


A Great Place to Have a War

by Joshua Kurlantzick Simon & Schuster (January 24, 2017)

The untold story of how America’s secret war in Laos in the 1960s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy.

January, 1961: Laos,...


War Against War

by Michael Kazin Simon & Schuster (January 03, 2017)

A dramatic account of the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in the First World War—and came close to succeeding.

In this “fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) narrative, Michael Kazin brings...


Eight Flavors

by Sarah Lohman Simon & Schuster (December 06, 2016)

“Very cool…a breezy American culinary history that you didn’t know you wanted” (Bon Appetit) reveals a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed...


Lucky 666

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin Simon & Schuster (October 25, 2016)

“A fast-paced, well-researched…irresistible” (USA TODAY) World War II aviation account of friendship, heroism, and sacrifice that reads like Unbroken meets The Dirty Dozen from the authors of the #1 New...


The Promise of Canada

by Charlotte Gray Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2016)

What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over our nation’s history, highlighting some of our most important stories.

From the acclaimed...


Countdown to Pearl Harbor

by Steve Twomey Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2016)

This “riveting” (Los Angeles Times), “crackerjack read” (Smithsonian) turns the lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking time-bomb thriller. Never before has a story you thought...


The Assassination Complex

by Jeremy Scahill & The Staff of The Intercept Simon & Schuster (May 03, 2016)

“A searing, facts-driven indictment of America’s drone wars and their implications for US democracy and foreign policy. A must-read for concerned citizens” (Library Journal, starred review) from bestselling...


The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right

by Michael J. Graetz & Linda Greenhouse Simon & Schuster (June 07, 2016)

A revelatory look at the Warren Burger Supreme Court finds that it was not moderate or transitional, but conservative—and it shaped today’s constitutional landscape. It is an “important book…a powerful...


Bush

by Jean Edward Smith Simon & Schuster (July 05, 2016)

Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year

Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a “comprehensive and compelling” (The New York Times) life of George W. Bush, showing how...


Life Moves Pretty Fast

by Hadley Freeman Simon & Schuster (June 14, 2016)

From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers,...


Spiral

by Mark Danner Simon & Schuster (June 14, 2016)

In “a clear-eyed and shrewd examination…of how the US seems to be mired in a losing and intractable battle against global terrorism” (Publishers Weekly), Mark Danner describes a nation forever altered...


American Amnesia

by Jacob S. Hacker & Paul Pierson Simon & Schuster (March 29, 2016)

A “provocative” (Kirkus Reviews), timely, and topical work that examines what’s good for American business and what’s good for Americans—and why those interests are misaligned.

In American Amnesia,...