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Classical Mythology A to Z

by Annette Giesecke & Jim Tierney Black Dog & Leventhal (October 05, 2020)

An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology.

Classical Mythology...


A Central Florida Historical Cornucopia

by Herb Piper Austin Macauley Publishers (September 25, 2020)

This historical compilation of selected Central Florida events starts with the arrival of the first Europeans in 1513 and ends in contemporary Florida. An extensive and diverse array of topics has been eclectically...


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...


A Traitor to His Species

by Ernest Freeberg Basic Books (September 21, 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...


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....


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...


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....


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...


In Defense of Looting

by Vicky Osterweil Bold Type Books (August 24, 2020)

A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy.

Looting -- a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods -- is one of the more extreme actions...


Show Them You're Good

by Jeff Hobbs, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Christian Barillas & Tim Chiou et al. Simon & Schuster Audio (August 18, 2020)

The bestselling, critically acclaimed, award-winning author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace presents a brilliant and transcendent work that closely follows four Los Angeles high school boys as they...


Reprehensible

by Mikey Robins Simon & Schuster Australia (August 05, 2020)

Rollicking and informative, Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour is your guide through some of the most shameful behaviour indulged in by humanity’s most celebrated figures, as told by Mikey Robins,...


Ancient High Tech

by Frank Joseph Bear & Company (August 04, 2020)

A detailed look into ancient advanced technology, science, and medicine--some of which has yet to be reproduced today

• Explores countless examples of ancient high tech, including robotics, artificial intelligence,...


Captain John Smith, Adventurer

by R E Pritchard Pen and Sword History (July 30, 2020)

Captain John Smith is best remembered for his association with Pocahontas, but this was only a small part of an extraordinary life filled with danger and adventure. As a soldier, he fought the Turks in Eastern...


Heroes and Villains of the British Empire

by Stephen Basdeo Pen and Sword History (July 30, 2020)

From the sixteenth until the twentieth century, British power and influence gradually expanded to cover one quarter of the world’s surface. The common saying was that “the sun never sets on the British Empire”....


A Brief Natural History of Civilization

by Mark Bertness & Stephen Bowlby Blackstone Publishing (July 21, 2020)

A compelling evolutionary narrative that reveals how human civilization follows the same ecological rules that shape all life on Earth

Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and...


Promised Land

A Dark History of Tea

by Seren Charrington Hollins Pen and Sword History (July 08, 2020)

A Dark History of Tea looks at our long relationship with this most revered of hot beverages. Renowned food historian Seren Charrington-Hollins digs into the history of one of the world’s oldest beverages,...


The White Cockade

by Stuart McHardy Birlinn (June 30, 2020)

An essential read for fans of Outlander.

During the first half of the eighteenth century, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his diehard supporters – the Jacobites – almost changed the course of British history. Their...


A Most Wicked Conspiracy

by Paul Starobin & Neil Hellegers PublicAffairs (June 30, 2020)

A tale of Gilded Age corruption and greed from the frontier of Alaska to America's capital.

In the feverish, money-making age of railroad barons, political machines, and gold rushes, corruption was the rule,...


The Search for Life on Mars

by Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth Arcade (June 23, 2020)

Published to coincide with the launch of NASA’s Perseverance rover mission this summer, the definitive account of our quest to find life on the Red Planet.

From The War of the Worlds to The Martian and to...


This Ain't No Holiday Inn

by James Lough, Alex Hyde-White, Gabrielle de Cuir & Robertson Dean et al. Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2020)

During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone.

This...


Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica

by James C Hamilton Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Two hundred and fifty years ago Captain James Cook, during his extraordinary voyages of navigation and maritime exploration, searched for Antarctica – the Unknown Southern Continent. During parts of his three...


Augustus and the destruction of history

by Ingo Gildenhard, Ulrich Gotter, Wolfgang Havener & Louise Hodgson Cambridge Philological Society (May 15, 2020)

Augustus and the Destruction of History explores the intense controversies over the meaning and profile of the past that accompanied the violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the Augustan principate....


Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t

No Man's Land

by Wendy Moore & Suzanne Toren Basic Books (April 28, 2020)

The "absorbing and powerful" (Wall Street Journal) story of two pioneering suffragette doctors who shattered social expectations and transformed modern medicine during World War I

A month after war broke out...


The Celestial Hunter

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"[Calasso's] flow of associations leaves you feeling not out of your depth, but smarter and better read." --The New York Times Book Review

The eighth part of Roberto...


The Year 1000

by Valerie Hansen & Cynthia Farrell Simon & Schuster Audio (April 14, 2020)

From celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen, a groundbreaking work of history showing that bold explorations and daring trade missions connected all of the world’s great societies for the first time at the...


The Home Front Pocket Manual 1939-1945

by Lucinda Gosling Casemate (April 09, 2020)

Compiled from the Mary Evans archives, this manual brings together articles from fashionable contemporary magazines including Britannia & Eve, the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, and Tatler, on all aspects...


The Discovery of Australia

by Warren B. Kimberly & George A. Wood Lmp–History and Civilization Coll (April 03, 2020)

This book deals with the History of the Discovery of Australia.

"The world was old before Australia was wrested by navigators from her primal gloom and obscurity. Throughout the long roll of centuries of ancient...


Honour

by Caroline Goode Oneworld Publications (March 26, 2020)

When Rahmat Sulemani reported his girlfriend Banaz missing, it quickly became clear to DCI Caroline Goode that something was very wrong. In fact, Banaz had contacted her local police station multiple times before,...


Natural Rivals

by John Clayton & Richard Powers Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

This dynamic examination traces the lives of two of the most influential figures and their dueling approaches on America's natural landscape.

John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected...


The Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls

by John E. Kinville The History Press (February 17, 2020)

Drawing on never-before-seen materials, author John E. Kinville unfolds the complex legacy of Women's Klan no.14 aka the Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls.

In the xenophobic atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s, Ku...


Chanel's Riviera

by Anne De Courcy St. Martin's Press (February 10, 2020)

In this captivating narrative, Chanel's Riviera explores the fascinating world of the Cote d'Azur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century.

The Cote d'Azur in...


Empire

by Paul Strathern Pegasus Books (February 04, 2020)

Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire, where...


Seduction

by Clement Knox Pegasus Books (February 04, 2020)

A brilliantly original history that explores the shifting cultural mores of courtship, told through the lives of remarkable women and men throughout history.

If sex has generally been a private matter, seduction...


A House in the Mountains

by Caroline Moorehead & Derek Perkins HarperAudio (January 28, 2020)

The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter returns with the final volume in her Resistance Quartet?the powerful and inspiring true story of the women of the partisan resistance who fought against Italy?s fascist...


The Europeans

by Orlando Figes & James Langton Blackstone Publishing (January 07, 2020)

From the "master of historical narrative" (Financial Times), a dazzling, richly detailed, panoramic work--the first to document the genesis of a continent-wide European culture

The nineteenth century in Europe...


Heaven on Earth

by L. S. Fauber Pegasus Books (December 03, 2019)

Before the invention of the telescope, people used nothing more than their naked eye to fathom what took place in the visible sky. So how did four men in the 1500's, though of different nationality, age, religion,...


Labyrinth of Ice

by Buddy Levy St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2019)

"A thrilling and harrowing story. If it's a cliche to say I couldn't put this book down, well, too bad: I couldn't put this book down." --Jess Walter, bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins

"Polar exploration...


Beyond the Known

by Andrew Rader Simon & Schuster Audio (November 12, 2019)

From brilliant young polymath Andrew Rader--an MIT-credentialed scientist, popular podcast host, and SpaceX mission manager--an illuminating chronicle of exploration that spotlights humans’ insatiable desire...


Mobituaries

by Mo Rocca Simon & Schuster Audio (November 05, 2019)

From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries--reading...


Dreams of El Dorado

by H. W. Brands & Matt Kugler Basic Books (October 22, 2019)

"Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this balanced, authoritative, and masterfully told account of the American West from a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist sets a new standard as it sweeps...


The Way I Heard It

by Mike Rowe Simon & Schuster Audio (October 15, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Executive producer and host Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way...


No Stopping Us Now

by Gail Collins & Tanya Eby Little, Brown (October 15, 2019)

A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist."You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad--for women's...


Music

by Ted Gioia & Jamie Renell Basic Books (October 15, 2019)

From the dawn of civilization to the modern-day music scene, this breathtaking global history reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions.

Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories...


The History of the World in Fifty Dogs

by Mackenzi Lee & Petra Eriksson Abrams Image (October 14, 2019)

An illustrated collection of stories about dogs that knew how to sit, stay, and witness history

 

Most dog lovers know Fido and Laika, but how about Martha, Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog? Or Peritas,...


The Invention of Yesterday

by Tamim Ansary Public Affairs (Perseus imprint) (October 01, 2019)

A sweeping global human history that describes the separate beginnings of the world's major cultural movements - Confuscianism, Islam, Judeo-Christianity and Nomadism - and the dramatic, sometimes ruinous, sometimes...


Vanishing Fleece

by Clara Parkes Abrams Press (September 30, 2019)

A fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way 

Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country...


Three Women

Reckoning

by Linda Hirshman & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (June 11, 2019)

The first history--incisive, witty, fascinating--of the fight against sexual harassment, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law

Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social movements,...