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A Traitor to His Species

by Ernest Freeberg Basic Books (September 22, 2020)

From an award-winning historian, the outlandish story of the man who gave rights to animals.

In Gilded Age America, people and animals lived cheek-by-jowl in environments that were dirty and dangerous to man...


All About the Story

by Leonard Downie Jr PublicAffairs (September 22, 2020)

At a time when the role of journalism is especially critical, the former executive editor of the Washington Post writes about his nearly fifty years at the newspaper and the importance of getting at the truth....


Those Who Forget

by Géraldine Schwarz & Kathe Mazur Simon & Schuster Audio (September 22, 2020)

Those Who Forget, published to international awards and acclaim, is journalist Géraldine Schwarz’s riveting account of her German and French grandparents’ lives during World War II, an in-depth history...


Sex With Presidents

by Eleanor Herman & Emily Rankin HarperAudio (September 22, 2020)

In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings and The Royal Art of Poison uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising...


Sex with Presidents

by Eleanor Herman William Morrow (September 22, 2020)

In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings and The Royal Art of Poison uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising...


Venus and Aphrodite

by Bettany Hughes Basic Books (September 21, 2020)

A cultural history of the goddess of love, from a New York Times bestselling and award-winning historian.

Aphrodite was said to have been born from the sea, rising out of a froth of white foam. But long before...


Palestinian Walks

by Raja Shehadeh & Fajer Al-Kaisi Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2020)

Raja Shehadeh is a passionate hill walker. He enjoys nothing more than heading out into the countryside that surrounds his home. But in recent years, his hikes have become less than bucolic, and sometimes downright...


The House on Henry Street

by Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier, Kate Mulligan & Bill Clinton Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2020)

Chronicles the sweeping history of the storied Henry Street Settlement and its enduring vision of a more just society

On a cold March day in 1893, 26-year-old nurse Lillian Wald rushed through the poverty-stricken...


Dead Doubles

by Trevor Barnes & William Gaminara HarperAudio (September 15, 2020)

The astonishing but true story of one of the most notorious spy cases from the Cold War--and the international manhunt that seized global attention as it revealed the shadowy world of deep cover KGB operatives. ...


Grounded

by Jon Tester HarperAudio (September 15, 2020)

An inspiring and eye-opening memoir showing how Democrats can reconnect with rural and red-state voters, from Montana's three-term democratic senator.

Senator Jon Tester is a rare voice in Congress. He is the...


The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America

by Ellis Cose & Korey Jackson HarperAudio (September 15, 2020)

The critically acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rage of a Privileged Class explores one of the most essential rights in America--free speech--and reveals how it is crumbling under the combined...


Dead Doubles

by Trevor Barnes Harper (September 15, 2020)

The astonishing but true story of one of the most notorious spy cases from the Cold War—and the international manhunt that seized global attention as it revealed the shadowy world of deep cover KGB operatives. ...


A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling PublicAffairs (September 14, 2020)

A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears.

Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to...


Money

by Jacob Goldstein Hachette Books (September 08, 2020)

Co-host of the popular NPR podcast "Planet Money" provides a well-researched, entertaining, somewhat irreverent look at how money is a made-up thing that has evolved over time to suit humanity's changing needs....


Kleptopia

by Tom Burgis HarperAudio (September 08, 2020)

"A must-read for anyone wanting to better understand what has already happened here in America and what lies ahead if Trump is reelected in November.... A magisterial account of the money and violence behind...


MS-13

by Steven Dudley & Christian Barillas Harlequin Audio (September 08, 2020)

"A remarkable feat of reporting."--Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises

*WINNER OF THE LUKAS PRIZE*

The definitive account of the most notorious street gang in America--the MS-13--as seen through...


Republic of Wrath

by James A. Morone Basic Books (September 07, 2020)

A prize-winning political scientist untangles the deep roots of tribalism in America.

American politics seems to be in an unprecedented uproar. But in this revelatory work of political history, James A. Morone...


Money

by Jacob Goldstein Hachette Books (September 07, 2020)

The co-host of the popular NPR podcast Planet Money provides a well-researched, entertaining, somewhat irreverent look at how money is a made-up thing that has evolved over time to suit humanity's changing needs....


The Hollywood Canteen

by Bruce Torrence, Lisa Mitchell, Nat Segaloff & Joan Leslie BearManor Media (September 04, 2020)

The Hollywood Canteen was the jewel in the crown of World War II Hollywood. From 1942 to 1945, over three million servicemen came through its doors on their way to fight in the Pacific--some never to return....


Tragedy at Évian

by Tony Matthews Big Sky Publishing (September 02, 2020)

In July 1938 the United States, Great Britain and thirty other countries participated in a vital

conference at Évian-les-Bains, France, to discuss the persecution and possible emigration of the European Jews,...


VD

by Ian Howie-Willis Big Sky Publishing (September 02, 2020)

Sexually transmitted diseases, for centuries lumped together as ‘Venereal Disease’, or ‘VD’ for short, have always marched in lock-step with soldiers from all armies wherever they have served.

    ...


The Miracle Typist

by Leon Silver Simon & Schuster Australia (September 02, 2020)

In the tradition of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a heartbreaking true story of love, loss and survival against all odds during the Second World war.

Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler’s forces draw...


Never Alone

by Natan Sharansky & Gil Troy Public Affairs (September 01, 2020)

The epic life story of the man who embodied the single-minded fight for personal freedom over a tyrannous enemy; who spent nine years as a political prisoner, nine years as Israeli leader, nine years meeting...


The Deepest South of All

by Richard Grant & Matthew Lloyd Davies Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 2020)

Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other.

Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth...


The Unanswered Letter

by Faris Cassell Regnery History (September 01, 2020)

Dear Madam — You are surely informed about the situation of all Jews in Central Europe and this letter will not astonish you.

In August 1939, just days before World War II broke out in Europe, a Jewish man...


Power and the People

by Alev Scott Pegasus Books (September 01, 2020)

Democracy was born in Athens. From the city's founding myths to its golden age and chaotic downfall, this timely and well-informed political history is rich with lessons for contemporary America.

Why did vital...


The City on the Thames

by Simon Jenkins Pegasus Books (September 01, 2020)

By the former editor of the London Times, a vivid, evocative, and deeply knowledgeable history of this unique world capital.

London: a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by...


The Deepest South of All

by Richard Grant Simon & Schuster (September 01, 2020)

Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other.

Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth...


Liar's Circus

by Carl Hoffman & Charles Constant HarperAudio (September 01, 2020)

"A brilliant, riveting, funny, terrifying journey into the beating heart of Trumpland." --Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls

In this daring work of immersive journalism, based on hundreds of hours of reporting,...


Mad and Bad

by Bea Koch & Rengin Altay Grand Central Publishing (September 01, 2020)

Discover a feminist pop history that looks beyond the Ton and Jane Austen to highlight the Regency women who succeeded on their own terms and were largely lost to history -- until now.

Regency England is a world...


Continuity and Rupture in Roman Mediterranean Gaul

by Benjamin P. Luley Oxbow Books (August 31, 2020)

With the decline in popularity of the term “Romanization” as a way of analyzing the changes in the archaeological record visible throughout the conquered provinces of the Roman Empire, scholars have increasingly...


Widowmaker

by Tim Hillier-Graves Casemate (August 31, 2020)

“Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair...


Silk Roads

by Jeffrey D. Lerner & Yaohua Shi Oxbow Books (August 31, 2020)

In recent decades, there has been a new surge of interest in the history and legacies of the Silk Roads both within academic and public discourses. A field of Silk Roads Studies has come into its own. Consciously...


Never Alone

by Natan Sharansky & Gil Troy PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

A classic account of courage, integrity, and most of all, belonging

In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist in the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration,...


Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

by Neil Page Casemate (August 31, 2020)

Around 500 Luftwaffe fighter pilots were awarded the Knight's Cross, accumulating huge numbers of missions flown. A similar number achieved more than 40 victories—more than the two leading USAF and RAF fighter...


Mad and Bad

by Bea Koch Grand Central Publishing (August 31, 2020)

Discover a feminist pop history that looks beyond the Ton and Jane Austen to highlight the Regency women who succeeded on their own terms and were largely lost to history -- until now.

Regency England is a world...


The 3rd SS Panzer Regiment

by Pierre Tiquet Casemate (August 31, 2020)

The 3rd SS Panzer Regiment was part of the Totenkopf Division—one of the 38 Waffen-SS divisions active during World War II. Notorious for its brutality, most notably a mass execution of British prisoners in...


Mines and Miners of Cornwall and Devon

by Anthony Burton Pen and Sword History (August 30, 2020)

Tin mining has existed in Cornwall and parts of Devon from before the Romans arrived in Britain, this volume which is Anthony Burtons one hundredth book, marks a milestone in the authors writing career.

The book...


VCs of the Second World War

by Stephen Wynn Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

During the Second World War, the Victoria Cross - the highest honor to be given to British or Commonwealth forces - was awarded on 182 occasions to 181 recipients, 85 of which were bestowed posthumously.

Presented...


First Burma Campaign

by Colonel E C V Foucar Mc Frontline Books (August 30, 2020)

Shortly after the British and Indian forces had withdrawn from Burma in the face of the Japanese onslaught in 1942, Colonel E.C.V. Foucar MC was instructed to undertake a ‘special duty’, namely seek out...


Ancient Battle Formations

by Justin Swanton Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

Justin Swanton examines the principal battle-winning formations of the Ancient world, determining their composition, function and efficacy. An introductory chapter looks at the fundamental components of the...


The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan

by Stephen Wynn Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

The question is, how did a once great nation that built an empire lose it all? From the Meiji Restoration in 1868, restoring Imperial rule under Emperor Meiji, until Japan’s surrender at the end of the Second...


The Galatians

by John D Grainger Pen and Sword History (August 30, 2020)

The eastern Celtic tribes, known to the Greeks as Galatians, exploited the waning of Macedonian power after Alexander the Great’s death to launch increasingly ambitious raids and expeditions into the Balkans....


Leopard 2

by David Grummitt Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

When the Leopard 2, a third-generation main battle tank, first entered service with the Bundeswehr in 1979, at the height of the Cold War, it was indisputably the most advanced and potent tank in the world....


Great Western, King Class 4-6-0s

by David Maidment Pen and Sword Transport (August 30, 2020)

Built by Collett in 1927 after pressure to restore the GWR’s pre-eminence in motive power and cope with increasing traffic post-war to the Devon and Cornwall holiday resorts, the thirty Kings were the final...


The SAS in Occupied France

by Gavin Mortimer Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

In the world of military history there is no brand as potent as that of the SAS. They burst into global prominence in 1980 with their spectacular storming of the Iranian Embassy, and there have been hundreds...


Egyptomaniacs

by Nicky Nielsen Pen and Sword History (August 30, 2020)

The Greek historian Hecataeus of Abdera declared during the 4th century BCE that the Egyptian civilization was unsurpassed in the arts and in good governance, surpassing even that of the Greeks. During the Renaissance,...


Trump on Trial

by Kevin Sullivan, Mary Jordan, Fajer Al-Kaisi & Jackie Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (August 25, 2020)

A compelling and masterful account, based on fresh reporting, of the investigation, impeachment, and acquittal of President Donald Trump, a ferocious political drama that challenged American democracy itself....


Trump on Trial

by Kevin Sullivan & Mary Jordan Scribner (August 25, 2020)

A compelling and masterful account, based on fresh reporting, of the investigation, impeachment, and acquittal of President Donald Trump, a ferocious political drama that challenged American democracy itself....


The Habsburgs

by Martyn Rady Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

The definitive history of the dynasty that dominated Europe for centuries

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world they built -- and then lost -- over nearly a millennium....