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Young Castro

by Jonathan M. Hansen Simon & Schuster (June 18, 2019)

An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country in revolution and transfixed the world.

This book will change how you think about Fidel...


Barnum

by Robert Wilson Simon & Schuster (August 06, 2019)

“Robert Wilson’s Barnum, the first full-dress biography in twenty years, eschews clichés for a more nuanced story…It is a life for our times, and the biography Barnum deserves.” —The Wall Street Journal...


The Vagabonds

by Jeff Guinn Simon & Schuster (July 09, 2019)

The fascinating story of two American giants—Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even...


The Liberation of Paris

by Jean Edward Smith Simon & Schuster (July 23, 2019)

Prize-winning and bestselling historian Jean Edward Smith tells the dramatic story of the liberation of Paris during World War II—a triumph that was achieved through the remarkable efforts of Americans, French,...


The Pioneers

by David McCullough Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2019)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers...


1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

by Andrew Nagorski Simon & Schuster (June 04, 2019)

Bestselling historian Andrew Nagorski takes a fresh look at the decisive year 1941, when Hitler’s miscalculations and policy of terror propelled Churchill, FDR, and Stalin into a powerful new alliance that...


The Future Is Asian

by Parag Khanna Simon & Schuster (February 05, 2019)

In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being Asianized.

The “Asian Century” is even bigger than you think. Far greater...


Ten Caesars

by Barry Strauss Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2019)

Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers “an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire…much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)—a...


Midnight in Chernobyl

by Adam Higginbotham Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and...


Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?

by Tina Cassidy Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2019)

In this “heroic narrative” (The Wall Street Journal), discover the inspiring and timely account of the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight...


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...


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)

Journalist Rebecca Traister’s New York Times bestselling exploration of the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement is “a hopeful, maddening compendium...


1949 the First Israelis

by Tom Segev Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2018)

Renowned historian Tom Segev strips away national myths to present a critical and clear-eyed chronicle of the year immediately following Israel’s foundation.

“Required reading for all who want to understand...


Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom

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

The myth and the reality of Ethan Allen and the much-loved Green Mountain Boys of Vermont—a “surprising and interesting new account…useful, informative reexamination of an often-misunderstood aspect of...


Rome

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

“This magnificent love letter to Rome” (Stephen Greenblatt) tells the story of the Eternal City through pivotal moments that defined its history—from the early Roman Republic through the Renaissance and...


Empire of Democracy

by Simon Reid-Henry Simon & Schuster (June 25, 2019)

The first panoramic history of the Western world from the 1970s to the present day, Empire of Democracy is the story for those asking how we got to where we are.

Half a century ago, at the height of the Cold...


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.”...


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 2019 New-York Historical Society Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History

Winner of the 2018 American Academy of Diplomacy Douglas Dillon Award

Shortlisted for the 2018 Duff Cooper...


Smoketown

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

A brilliant, lively account of the Black Renaissance that burst forth in Pittsburgh from the 1920s through the 1950s—“Smoketown will appeal to anybody interested in black history and anybody who loves a...


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 Jeffrey 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 Scott J. Shapiro & Oona A. Hathaway 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...


Never Caught

by Erica Armstrong Dunbar Simon & Schuster (February 07, 2017)

Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of “extraordinary grit” (The Philadelphia...


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...