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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...

Ten Drugs

by Thomas Hager Abrams Press (March 04, 2019)

Behind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher’s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect...

The Suspect

by Kent Alexander & Kevin Salwen Abrams Press (November 11, 2019)

A contributing source for the Warner Bros.’ film Richard Jewell starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Hauser!

"Meticulously reported, bracingly written, full of memorable...

The Great Great Wall

by Ian Volner Abrams Press (June 10, 2019)

During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump’s signature promises was that he would build a “great great wall” on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico was going to pay for it....

No One Man Should Have All That Power

by Amos Barshad Abrams Press (April 08, 2019)

An exploration of infamous, controversial figures and how they exert control.

Amos Barshad has long been fascinated by the powerful. But not by elected officials or natural leaders—he’s interested in their...

The National Team (Updated and Expanded Edition)

by Caitlin Murray Abrams Press (April 01, 2019)

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has won four World Cups and four Olympic gold medals, set record TV ratings, drawn massive crowds, earned huge revenues for FIFA and U.S. Soccer, and helped to redefine...

The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World

by Tom Roston Abrams Press (September 09, 2019)

The remarkable story of a restaurant on top of the world—built by a legend, destroyed in tragedy—and an era in New York City it helped to frame 

In the 1970s, New York City was plagued by crime, filth,...

Wilfred Thesiger

by Alexander Maitland Abrams Press (October 26, 2011)

The author of Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs and The Life of my Choice, he was a legend in his own lifetime but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorized biography--written...

Threads of Life

by Clare Hunter Abrams Press (October 14, 2019)

A globe-spanning history of sewing, embroidery, and the people who have used a needle and thread to make their voices heard 

In 1970s Argentina, mothers marched in headscarves embroidered with the names of...

Overground Railroad

by Candacy Taylor Abrams Press (January 06, 2020)

The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists 

Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to...

The Downtown Pop Underground

by Kembrew McLeod Abrams Press (October 22, 2018)

The 1960s to early ’70s was a pivotal time for American culture, and New York City was ground zero for seismic shifts in music, theater, art, and filmmaking. The Downtown Pop Underground takes a kaleidoscopic...

Queer City

by Peter Ackroyd Abrams Press (May 07, 2018)


“Always entertaining . . . much to be recommended.”—The Spectator

“A nimble, uproarious pocket history of sex in his beloved metropolis.”—Independent

“Ackroyd has an encyclopedic...

The Timothy Leary Project

by Jennifer Ulrich, Michael Horowitz & Zach Leary Abrams Press (April 16, 2018)

The first collection of Timothy Leary’s (1920–1996) selected papers and correspondence opens a window on the ideas that inspired the counterculture of the 1960s and the fascination with LSD that continues...

Path of Blood

by Thomas Small & Jonathan Hacker Abrams Press (July 30, 2018)

Path of Blood tells the gripping and horrifying true story of the underground army which Osama Bin Laden created in order to attack his number one target: his home country, Saudi Arabia. His aim was to conquer...

City of Ravens

by Boria Sax Abrams Press (July 04, 2012)

Yet the truth is that they arrived in Victorian times as props in gory plays for tourists. But the ravens' past has far more high drama. From the plains of the North American Indians to the arctic tundra, all...

The Dardanelles Disaster

by Dan van der Vat Abrams Press (September 27, 2010)

Acclaimed naval military expert Dan van der Vat argues that the disaster at the Dardanelles prolonged the war by two years, led to the Russian Revolution, forced Britain to the brink of starvation, and contributed...

Churchill's War Lab

by Taylor Downing Abrams Press (June 01, 2011)

Indefatigable patriot, seasoned soldier, incomparable orator, and, with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leader of men --Winston Churchill's greatness in the allies' triumphant victory in World War ii is undisputed....

A Dog's History of America

by Mark Derr Abrams Press (November 25, 2013)

In this revelatory history, Mark Derr looks at the ways in which we have used canines—as sled dogs and sheepdogs, hounds and Seeing Eye dogs, guard dogs, show dogs, and bomb-sniffing dogs—as he tracks changes...

Before Galileo

by John Freely Abrams Press (August 26, 2013)

Virtually nothing is said about the European scholars who came before. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the exciting discoveries usually credited...

The Horses of St. Mark's

by Charles Freeman Abrams Press (August 11, 2010)

Celebrated historian Charles Freeman, author of the 2009 surprise hit A.D. 381, explores the mysterious origin of the statues and their turbulent movements through Europe over the centuries: in Constantinople,...

The Last Crusaders

by Barnaby Rogerson Abrams Press (March 28, 2011)

The Crusades were the bridge between medievl and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the lttle explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for thy made the crisis...

The Grand Turk

by John Freely Abrams Press (September 30, 2009)

Sultan Mehmet II, known to his countrymen as 'the Conqueror' and to much of Europe as 'the Terror of the World,' was once Europe's most feared and powerful ruler. Now, Turkey?s most beloved American scholar,...


by Nicholas Clee Abrams Press (March 28, 2012)

Watching Eclipse is the man who wants to buy him. An adventurer and rogue who has made his money through gambling, Dennis O'Kelly is also a known companion to the madam of a notorious London brothel. Under O'Kelly's...


by Donald Craig Mitchell Abrams Press (June 20, 2016)

In 2015, 239 Indian tribes operated 478 casinos, high-stakes bingo halls, and other gambling facilities on Indian reservations in 28 states that collectively earned $28.5 billion in gross gaming revenue. How...


by Elizabeth Abbott Abrams Press (August 31, 2011)

Why do women become mistresses, and is a mistress merely a wife-in-waiting, or is she the very definition of the emancipated, independent female? In Mistresses, Elizabeth Abbott intelligently examines the motives...

The Commandant

by Rudolf Hoess, Jürg Amann & Ian Buruma Abrams Press (February 15, 2012)

The amoral sensibility Hoess displayed regarding all that went on in the charnal factory where the industrialization of death was practiced--where probably 3 million people were literally worked to death, shot...

A.D. 381

by Charles Freeman Abrams Press (February 04, 2009)

In A.D. 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required to subscribe to a belief in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This edict defined...

Finding Arthur

by Adam Ardrey Abrams Press (October 28, 2014)

The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar...

Epic Win for Anonymous

by Cole Stryker Abrams Press (August 31, 2011)

Created by a 15-year-old wunderkind in 2003, it is the creative force behind "the Web's most infectious memes and catchphrases" (Wired). Today it has over 12 million monthly users, with enormous social influence...

Engineers of the Soul

by Frank Westerman & Sam Garrett Abrams Press (August 06, 2012)

Frank Westerman draws the reader into the wild euphoria of the Russian Revolution, as art and reality are bent to radically new purposes. Writers of renown, described by Stalin as "engineers of the soul," were...


by Richard A. Billows Abrams Press (October 31, 2011)

The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective...


by Chip Jacobs & WilliamJ Kelly Abrams Press (October 01, 2008)

The smog beast wafted into downtown Los Angeles on July 26, 1943. Nobody knew what it was. Secretaries rubbed their eyes. Traffic cops seemed to disappear in the mysterious haze. Were Japanese saboteurs responsible?...

The Ancient Guide to Modern Life

by Natalie Haynes Abrams Press (April 23, 2012)

In this thoroughly engaging book, Natalie Haynes brings her scholarship and wit to the most fascinating true stories of the ancient world. The Ancient Guide to Modern Life not only reveals the origins of our...

Legends of the Samurai

by Hiroaki Sato Abrams Press (March 05, 2012)

In Legends of the Samurai, Hiroaki Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic picture of these legendary warriors. Through his masterful translations...

Operation Sea Lion

by Leo McKinstry Abrams Press (November 12, 2014)

Only Britain stood in the way of the complete triumph, and Hitler planned a two-pronged offensive—a blistering aerial bombardment followed by a land invasion—to subdue his final enemy. But for the first...

Return of the Dambusters

by John Nichol Abrams Press (September 25, 2017)

The Dambusters were the go-to forces for dangerous precision attacks: They bombed Hitler’s prize battleship, Tirpitz, as well as rocket sites, weapon strongholds, and the dams at the heart of the industrial...

The Roman Guide to Slave Management

by Jerry Toner & Mary Beard Abrams Press (September 03, 2014)

Having spent most of his life managing his servants—many of them prisoners from Rome’s military conquests—he decided to write a kind of owner’s manual for his friends and countrymen. The result, The...

Blood, Oil and the Axis

by John Broich Abrams Press (May 06, 2019)

Spring 1941 was a high point for the Axis war machine. Western Europe was conquered; southeastern Europe was falling, Great Britain on its heels; and Rommel’s Afrika Korps was freshly arrived to drive on the...

Burning the Sky

by Mark Wolverton Abrams Press (November 26, 2018)

The summer of 1958 was a nerve-racking time. Ever since the Soviet Union proved that it possessed an operational intercontinental ballistic missile with the launch of Sputnik, the world watched anxiously as...

Deadline Artists

by John P. Avlon, Jesse Angelo & Errol Louis Abrams Press (September 20, 2011)

Now in its fifth hardcover printing, Deadline Artists celebrates the relevance of the newspaper column through the simple power of excellent writing. It is an inspiration for a new generation of writers— whether...

The Book of English Magic

by Philip Carr-Gomm & Richard Heygate Abrams Press (October 13, 2010)

Through experiments to try and places to visit, as well as a historical exploration of magic and interviews with leading magicians, The Book of English Magic will introduce you to the extraordinary world that...

Drinking Water

by James Salzman Abrams Press (June 12, 2017)

When we turn on the tap or twist open a tall plastic bottle, we probably don’t give a second thought about where our drinking water comes from. But how it gets from the ground to the glass is far more convoluted...

Inside Central Asia

by Dilip Hiro Abrams Press (October 31, 2011)

In this comprehensive new treatment, renowned political writer and historian Dilip Hiro places the politics, peoples, and cultural background of this critical region firmly into the context of current international...

History of the Philippines

by Luis H. Francia Abrams Press (September 17, 2013)

From ancient Malay settlements to Spanish colonization, the American occupation and beyond, A History of the Philippines recasts various Philippine narratives with an eye for the layers of colonial and post-colonial...

Under Another Sky

by Charlotte Higgins Abrams Press (August 03, 2015)

What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? Sometimes on foot, sometimes in a magnificent, if...

The Cooler King

by Patrick Bishop Abrams Press (March 14, 2016)

When American fighter pilot William Ash’s plane was shot down over France in 1942, he was captured by German forces and placed in a Nazi prison camp. Ash, bolstered by the grit and ingenuity he developed during...


by Elizabeth Abbott Abrams Press (September 26, 2011)

The book explores the hidden stories behind this sweet product, revealing how powerful American interests deposed Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii, how Hitler tried to ensure a steady supply of beet sugar when...

The Baltic

by Alan Palmer Abrams Press (December 17, 2007)

Alan Palmer traces the history of the Baltic region from its early Viking days and its time under the Byzantine Empire through its medieval prime when the Baltic Sea served as one of Europe’s central trading...


by Robert Ferguson Abrams Press (September 19, 2017)

Scandinavia is the epitome of cool: we fill our homes with Nordic furniture; we envy their humane social welfare system and their healthy outdoor lifestyle; we glut ourselves on their crime fiction; even their...


by Paul Cartledge Abrams Press (November 01, 2006)

In 480 BC, a huge Persian army, led by the inimitable King Xerxes, entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae as it marched on Greece, intending to conquer the land with little difficulty. But the Greeks—led...