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Talking to Strangers

by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown (September 10, 2019)

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, reinvents the audiobook in this immersive production of TALKING TO STRANGERS, a powerful examination...


Reminiscences of the Civil War

by John Brown Gordon & Tim Getman Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2020)

Reminiscences of the Civil War is John Brown Gordon?s first-hand account of the war as seen through the eyes of the prominent officer. Gordon was trusted and admired by many, including Robert E. Lee and Jefferson...


On the Border with Crook

by John Gregory Bourke & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2020)

John Gregory Bourke served General George Crook for fiteen years, and was his right-hand man. This work is an account of his time with the legendary US Army officer in the post?Civil War West. On the Border...


An Unladylike Profession

by Chris Dubbs, Bernadette Dunne & Judy Woodruff Blackstone Publishing (September 30, 2020)

When World War I began, war reporting was a thoroughly masculine bastion of journalism. But that did not stop dozens of women reporters from stepping into the breach, defying gender norms and official restrictions...


The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (September 29, 2020)

American journalist and author William L. Shirer was a war correspondent for six years in Nazi Germany, having a front-row seat to Hitler's rise in influence and power. His most definitive work on the subject,...


The Kidnapping Club

by Jonathan Daniel Wells Bold Type Books (October 19, 2020)

In a rapidly changing New York, two forces battled for the city's soul: the pro-slavery New Yorkers who kept the illegal slave trade alive and well, and the abolitionists fighting for freedom.

We often think...


Philip and Alexander

by Adrian Goldsworthy Basic Books (October 12, 2020)

This definitive biography of one of history's most influential father-son duos tells the story of two rulers who gripped the world -- and their rise and fall from power.

Alexander the Great's conquests staggered...


The Choice

by Danielle D'Souza Gill Center Street (October 05, 2020)

For fifty years the abortion debate has remained stagnant, trapped in sterile categories and familiar rhetoric. Each side thinks they know what the other has to say, so they don't listen. Consequently, they...


Saving Stalin

by John Kelly Hachette Books (October 05, 2020)

During World War II, the Allied leaders banded together, forged a great victory--and created a new and dangerous post-war world.

In the summer of 1941, Harry Hopkins, Franklin Roosevelt's trusted advisor, arrived...


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...


Subway

by John E. Morris Black Dog & Leventhal (October 05, 2020)

This dynamic visual history of the world's largest transit system -- in all its intriguing, colorful, and even seedy glory -- is packed with fascinating facts and hundreds of compelling photographs.

When the...


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...


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...


Anciennes Cartes marines

by Donald Wigal Parkstone International (October 30, 2013)

Au Moyen Âge, la navigation reposait sur un délicat équilibre entre art et science. Tout en respectant les usages et la prudence de leurs aïeux, les marins devaient compter sur leurs connaissances des étoiles,...


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....


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...


All About the Story

by Leonard Downie Jr PublicAffairs (September 21, 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....


Across That Bridge

by John Lewis & Keith David Hyperion (April 02, 2019)

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography.

In Across That Bridge, Congressman John Lewis draws from his experience as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless...


All the Agents and Saints

by Stephanie Elizondo Griest & Frankie Corzo Blackstone Publishing (July 10, 2017)

After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home--only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically transformed...


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....


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....


Tomcat Fury

by Mike Guardia & Johnny Heller Spoken Realms (August 18, 2020)

From the Gulf of Sidra to the skies over Afghanistan, Tomcat Fury is the complete combat history of the F-14 Tomcat, as told by the pilots who flew it.

For more than three decades, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was...


Where the Line Is Drawn

by Raja Shehadeh & Fajer Al-Kaisi Blackstone Publishing (August 18, 2020)

A moving account of one man's border crossings--both literal and figurative--by the award-winning author of Palestinian Walks, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the June 1967 War

In what has become a classic...


The Year of Peril

by Tracy Campbell & Paul Heitsch Blackstone Publishing (August 18, 2020)

A fascinating chronicle of how the character of American society revealed itself under the duress of World War II.

The Second World War exists in the American historical imagination as a time of unity and optimism....


Break It Up

by Richard Kreitner Little, Brown (August 18, 2020)

From journalist and historian Richard Kreitner, a provocative, timely and eye-opening excavation of the most persistent idea in American history: these supposedly United States should be broken up. The novel...


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,...


140 Days to Hiroshima

by David Dean Barrett & Stephen Graybill Blackstone Publishing (August 11, 2020)

On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes this heart-pounding account of the war-room drama inside the cabinets of the United States and Japan that led to Armageddon...


The Mutual Admiration Society

by Mo Moulton & Lorna Bennett Blackstone Publishing (August 11, 2020)

A group biography of renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers and the Oxford women who stood at the vanguard of equal rights

Dorothy L. Sayers is now famous for her Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane detective...


Is Paris Burning?

by Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 11, 2020)

"Is Paris burning?" is the question Hitler asked over and over as the French Second and American Fourth Divisions battered their way into the city.

Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation...


Into the Sky with Diamonds

by Ronald P. Grelsamer & Graham Halstead Ron Grelsamer (August 07, 2020)

One small step for a man. One giant leap for rock 'n roll.

NASA's race with the Russians to land a man on the moon. The meteoric rise of the Beatles, considered by many to have revolutionized the music industry....


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...


How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

by Erik Reinert PublicAffairs (September 09, 2019)

A maverick economist explains how protectionism makes nations rich, free trade keeps them poor---and how rich countries make sure to keep it that way.

Throughout history, some combination of government intervention,...


End of a Berlin Diary

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (July 28, 2020)

A radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William L. Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while on assignment in Europe during the 1930s. It...


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....


Lying in State

by Eric Alterman Basic Books (August 11, 2020)

This definitive history of presidential lying reveals how our standards for truthfulness have eroded -- and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous.

If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's that...


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...


Memory of Empires: Ancient Egypt - Ancient Greece - Persian Empire - Roman Empire - Byzantine Empire

by Elie Faure & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (February 26, 2020)

Empires are born. Empires reach their peak. Empires die, but leave their mark through their architecture and artistic achievements. From these specks of dust of memory, 40 centuries of history shape our world...


Medieval Art in the Christian West

by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (February 26, 2020)

September 4, 476 A. D. marked the end of the Western Roman Empire. After several centuries of prosperity, Europe sank into chaos. With Charlemagne, a new dynamic begins that of a civilising reconstruction. The...


Going Home

by Raja Shehadeh & Fajer Al-Kaisi Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2020)

In a dazzling mix of reportage, analysis, and memoir, the leading Palestinian writer of our time reflects on aging, failure, the occupation, and the changing face of Ramallah.

In Going Home, Raja Shehadeh, the...


War, Memory, and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion

by Thomas R. Flagel & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2020)

Union and Confederate veterans meet at Gettysburg on the fiftieth anniversary of the battle.

This reunion drew over fifty-five thousand official attendees who descended upon a town of four thousand during the...


A Dirty Year

by Bill Greer & Peter Berkrot Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2020)

As 1872 opened, the New York Times headlined four stories that symptomized the decay in public morals that the editors so frequently decried: financier Jim Fisk was gunned down in a love triangle; suffragist...


Deep Delta Justice

by Matthew Van Meter Little, Brown (July 28, 2020)

The unforgettable story of one lawyer and his defendant who together changed American law during the height of the Civil Rights era

In 1966 in a small town in Louisiana, a 19-year-old black man named Gary Duncan...


The Indomitable Florence Finch

by Robert J. Mrazek Hachette Books (July 21, 2020)

The riveting story of an unsung World War II hero who saved countless American lives in the Philippines.

When Florence Finch died at the age of 101, few of her Ithaca, NY neighbors knew that this unassuming Filipina...


What Really Happened: The Lincoln Assassination

by Robert J. Hutchinson & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2020)

After 150 years, many unsolved mysteries and enduring urban legends still surround the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by the popular stage actor John Wilkes Booth.

In a new look at the case, award-winning author...


The Flying Tigers

by John Toland & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2020)

During World War II, a group of American fighter pilots roamed the skies over China and Burma, menacing the Japanese war effort without letup. Flamboyant, daring, and courageous, they were called the Flying...


Shuttle, Houston

by Paul Dye Hachette Books (July 14, 2020)

From the longest-serving Flight Director in NASA's history, comes a revealing first-person account of the high-stakes work of Mission Control and the captivating story of the Space Shuttle program that has redefined...


Tip of the Spear

by Ryan Hendrickson Center Street (July 07, 2020)

The inspiring story of a US Special Forces soldier who was medically retired after stepping on an IED, and his incredible return to active duty.

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ryan Hendrickson is a brave, determined,...


The Golden Thread

by Ravi Somaiya 12/Twelve (July 07, 2020)

A true story of spies and intrigue surrounding one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th century, investigative reporter Ravi Somaiya uncovers the story behind the death of renowned diplomat and...