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The Forgotten Depression

by James Grant Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2014)

James Grant’s story of America’s last governmentally untreated depression: A bible for conservative economists, this “carefully researched history…makes difficult economic concepts easy to understand,...


Years of Renewal

by Henry Kissinger Simon & Schuster (June 21, 2011)

Perhaps the best-known American diplomatist of the twentieth century, Henry Kissinger is a major figure in world history, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and arguably one of the most brilliant minds ever placed...


Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

by Harold Holzer Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2014)

“Lincoln believed that ‘with public sentiment nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.’ Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln’s leadership by showing...


Blood and Smoke

by Charles Leerhsen Simon & Schuster (May 03, 2011)

One hundred years ago, 40cars lined up for the firstIndianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won.

The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was...


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,...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts Simon & Schuster (September 23, 2014)

“Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the...


The Brother

by Sam Roberts Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

“A fresh and fast-paced study of one of the most important crimes of the twentieth century” (The Washington Post), The Brother now discloses new information revealed since the original publication in 2003—including...


After Lincoln

by A. J. Langguth Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South...


Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?

by Richard Cohen Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy.

Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history...


American Capitalism

by Louis Hyman & Edward E. Baptist Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2014)

From Cornell University Professors Louis Hyman and Edward E. Baptist, a collection of the most relevant readings on the history of capitalism in America, created to accompany their EdX course American Capitalism:...


Foreign Correspondent

by H.D.S. Greenway Simon & Schuster (July 16, 2014)

David Greenway, a journalist’s journalist in the tradition of Michael Herr, David Halberstam, and Dexter Filkins. In this vivid memoir, he tells us what it’s like to report a war up close.

Reporter David...


The Invisible Soldiers

by Ann Hagedorn Simon & Schuster (August 19, 2014)

The urgent truth about the privatization of America’s national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it's heading—and why we should be concerned.

Thirty years ago there...


The Invisible Bridge

by Rick Perlstein Simon & Schuster (August 05, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s.

In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end...


Michelangelo

by Miles J. Unger Simon & Schuster (July 22, 2014)

This is the life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces: “The one indispensable guide for encountering Michelangelo on his home turf”...


Deathride

by John Mosier Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

The German invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, began a war that lasted nearly four years and created by far the bloodiest theater in World War II. In the conventional narrative of this war, Hitler...


Johnny Appleseed

by Howard Means Simon & Schuster (April 12, 2011)

This portrait of Johnny Appleseed restores the flesh-and-blood man beneath the many myths. It captures the boldness of an iconic American life and the sadness of his last years, as the frontier marched past...


Scalia

by Bruce Allen Murphy Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

“[Murphy’s] biography of Justice Scalia is patient and thorough, alive both intellectually and morally….Functions as an MRI scan of one of the most influential conservative thinkers of the twentieth century.”...


Gotham Unbound

by Ted Steinberg Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History

A “fascinating, encyclopedic history…of greater New York City through an ecological lens” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—the sweeping story of one of...


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...


The Second Amendment

by Michael Waldman Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2014)

Widely acclaimed at the time of its publication, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.

At a time of increasing gun violence in America, Waldman’s...


Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea

by Jang Jin-Sung Simon & Schuster (May 13, 2014)

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

As...


Supreme City

by Donald L. Miller Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Supreme City captures a vanished Gotham in all its bustle, gristle, and glory” (Vanity Fair). In the 1920s midtown Manhattan became the center of New York City, and the cultural and commercial capital of...


A Panoramic View of Chinese Culture

by Wu Dingming Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

A Panoramic View of Chinese Culture is an accessible introduction to the beautiful, vibrant world of Chinese customs, history, and civilization. Written for English speakers, with simplified Chinese translations...


Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization

by Benjamin Lee Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization draws upon contemporary work in anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and literary theory to analyze the rise of “speculative capital” and its role in a global...


The Jimmy Carter Library

by Jimmy Carter Simon & Schuster (March 25, 2014)

This ebook boxed set includes the following: A Call to Action, Beyond the White House, Our Endangered Values, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture,...


Nixon Volume III

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

In Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, Stephen E. Ambrose completes his acclaimed biography of the man many historians call the most fascinating politician in American history: Richard Milhous Nixon.

Rarely...


Nixon Volume II

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Stephen E. Ambrose’s biography of one of the most complex and puzzling US presidents at the apogee of his career, rebounding from defeat to an innovative, high-risk presidency, already sowing the seeds of...


Nixon Volume I

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

From acclaimed biographer Stephen E. Ambrose comes the life of one of the most elusive and intriguing American political figures, Richard M. Nixon. From his difficult boyhood and earnest youth to bis ruthless...


Eisenhower Volume I

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Dwight D. Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, and most objective rendering...


Eisenhower

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of the soldier...


Eisenhower Volume II

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Eisenhower: The President, the second and concluding volume of Stephen Ambrose's brilliant biography, is the first assessment of a postwar President based on access to the entire record. It covers a wide range...


Shadow Knights

by Gary Kamiya & Jeffrey Smith Simon & Schuster (October 05, 2010)

Pulp History brings to life extraordinary feats of bravery, violence, and redemption that history has forgotten. These stories are so dramatic and thrilling they have to be true.

 

In SHADOW KNIGHTS, everyday...


Angel in the Whirlwind

by Benson Bobrick Simon & Schuster (January 11, 2011)

Angel in the Whirlwind is the epic tale of the American Revolution, from its roots among tax-weary colonists to the triumphant Declaration of Independence and eventual victory and liberty, recounted by Benson...


Obama's Wars

by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster (September 27, 2010)

In Obama’s Wars, Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds...


Whirlwind

by Barrett Tillman Simon & Schuster (March 02, 2010)

WHIRLWIND is the first book to tell the complete, awe-inspiring story of the Allied air war against Japan—the most important strategic bombing campaign inhistory. From the audacious Doolittle raid in 1942...


Bowling Alone

by Robert D. Putnam Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2001)

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone...


Lighting Out for the Territory

by Roy Jr. Morris Simon & Schuster (March 02, 2010)

In the very last paragraph of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the title character gloomily reckons that it’s time “to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest.” Tom Sawyer’s Aunt...


All Brave Sailors

by J. Revell Carr Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

In the darkness before moonrise on the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast on August 21, 1940, the night erupted in a fusillade of bullets and shells. The victim was a stalwart English tramp steamer, Anglo-Saxon,...


Oh What a Slaughter

by Larry Mcmurtry Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

A brilliant and riveting history of the famous and infamous massacres that marked the settling of the American West in the nineteenth century.

In Oh What a Slaughter, Larry McMurtry has written a unique, brilliant,...


Homeland

by George Obama & Damien Lewis Simon & Schuster (January 05, 2010)

Homeland is the remarkable memoir of George Obama, President Obama’s Kenyan half brother, who found the inspiration to strive for his goal—to better the lives of his own people—in his elder brother’s...


Revolutionary

by Alex Myers Simon & Schuster (January 14, 2014)

“A remarkable novel” (The New York Times) about America’s first female soldier, Deborah Sampson Gannett, who ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in...


Satch, Dizzy, and Rapid Robert

by Timothy M. Gay Simon & Schuster (March 16, 2010)

Before Jackie Robinson integrated major league baseball in 1947, black and white ballplayers had been playing against one another for decades—even, on rare occasions, playing with each other. Interracial contests...


The Root of Wild Madder

by Brian Murphy Simon & Schuster (July 26, 2005)

Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb.

The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy....


The Partly Cloudy Patriot

by Sarah Vowell Simon & Schuster (August 27, 2002)

From public radio This American Life contributor and self-described “history nerd” Sarah Vowell comes a collection of humorous and personal essays investigating American history, pop culture and Buffy the...


Beyond the River

by Ann Hagedorn Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

Beyond the River brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad.

From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five...


Shiloh

by Larry J. Daniel Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

The battle of Shiloh, fought in April 1862 in the wilderness of south central Tennessee, marked a savage turning point in the Civil War.

In this masterful book, Larry Daniel re-creates the drama and the horror...


Rebel Gold: One Man's Quest to Find the Hidden Treasure of the

by Warren Getler & Bob Brewer Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2003)

As a boy growing up in rural Arkansas, Bob Brewer often heard from his uncle and his great-uncle about a particular tree in the woods, the "Bible Tree," filled with strange carvings. Years later he would learn...


American Sketches

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2009)

What are the roots of creativity? What makes for great leadership? How do influential people end up rippling the surface of history?

In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to...


Tear Down This Wall

by Romesh Ratnesar Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan addressed a crowd of 20,000 people in West Berlin in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. The words he delivered that afternoon would become among the most famous in presidential history....


Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance

by Michael Goldfarb Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

The first popular history of the Emancipation of Europe’s Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—a transformation that was startling to those who lived through it and continues to affect the world...