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Fallen Leaves

by Will Durant Simon & Schuster (December 09, 2014)

Praised as a “revelatory” book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death....


From Pole to Pole

by Garth James Cameron Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

Roald Amundsen was the most successful polar explorer of his era using sledges, dogs, skis, and ships. He is mainly remembered for being the first man to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911. What is less...


Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic

by Phil Mason Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler’s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history...


In the Wake of the Plague

by Norman F. Cantor Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2014)

Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black...


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...


Warlords of Ancient Mexico

by Peter G. Tsouras Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico.

More than thirteen centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico....


American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

by Wade Graham HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. . . . fusing sharp-edged analysis and graceful American prose.” —Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate:...


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...


A Short Walk in a Long Journey

by Michael A. Reid & Zaire Reid Skyhorse (May 13, 2014)

A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer’s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election...


Bloodlust

by Russell Jacoby Free Press (April 05, 2011)

THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND ACROSS CULTURES, the most common form of violence is that between family members and neighbors or kindred communities—in civil wars writ large and small. From assault to genocide, from...


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...


The Fight for the Four Freedoms

by Harvey J. Kaye Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

The fascinating story of Franklin Roosevelt, the Greatest Generation, and the freedoms they won, is a “stirring, heady dose of American history by a…progressive thinker” (Kirkus Reviews).

On January 6,...


England And The War

by Walter Raleigh HarperTorch (April 08, 2014)

England and the War is a collection of Sir Walter Raleigh’s lectures during the First World War. Focusing on the advantages of war, including technological developments as a humane practice of warfare, Raleigh’s...


Her Brilliant Career

by Rachel Cooke Harper (December 02, 2014)

An exuberant group biography—"a splendidly various collection of 'brief lives' written with both gusto and sensitivity" (The Guardian)—that follows ten women in 1950s Britain whose pioneering lives paved...


South

by Ernest Shackleton Skyhorse (March 06, 2013)

In 1914, as Europe braces for an unfathomably deadly war, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets sail for Antarctica to do the impossible: traverse the continent. He has a ship (the aptly named Endurance), a head...


The English is Coming!

by Leslie Dunton-Downer Touchstone (September 14, 2010)

English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond—virtually any human activity...


The Power of Indignation

by Stéphane Hessel & E. C. Belli Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.”

His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international...


The Greatest Knight

by Thomas Asbridge Ecco (December 02, 2014)

A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it.

Caught...


Village of Secrets

by Caroline Moorehead Harper (October 28, 2014)

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first...


The Complete Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage, Life of Greece, Caesar and Christ, Age of Faith, Renaissance, Age of Reason Begins, Age of

by Will Durant Simon & Schuster (January 21, 2014)

The Complete Story of Civilization by Will Durant represents the most comprehensive attempt in our times to embrace the vast panorama of man’s history and culture. This eleven volume set includes: Volume One:...


Looking Forward

by Arthur Bird Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

“The author respectfully submits it as his firm and immovable conviction, that the United States of America, in the years to come, will govern the entire Western Hemisphere.”

These words, written by Arthur...


The Goddess and the Bull

by Michael Balter Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Thousands of years before the pyramids were built in Egypt and the Trojan War was fought, a great civilization arose on the Anatolian plains. The Goddess and the Bull details the dramatic quest by archaeologists...


GI Brides

by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi William Morrow Paperbacks (September 02, 2014)

For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany’s, an absorbing tale of romance and resilience—the true story of four British women who...


The Fourth Part of the World

by Toby Lester Free Press (November 03, 2009)

"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemüller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of...


1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

by Robert Arp Atria Books (October 29, 2013)

An elegant addition to the successful “1001” series—a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years.

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We...


The Book That Started It All

by Anonymous Hazelden Publishing (September 03, 2013)

An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, with an introduction and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians. The many changes that were made...


Blood of Revolution

by Erik Durschmied Arcade (April 20, 2013)

In this fascinating book, the author of The Hinge Factor and The Weather Factor surveys revolutions across the centuries, vividly portraying the people and events that brought wrenching, often enduring—and...


The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (January 14, 2012)

No matter who you identify with—Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or Green Party, Independent or something else altogether— we the people should read: 

• The Constitution of the United States of America ...


Jefferson on Freedom

by Thomas Jefferson Skyhorse (July 27, 2011)

Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first...


Lies They Teach in School

by Herb Reich Skyhorse (May 01, 2012)

It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did....


Sexplosion

by Robert Hofler It Books (February 04, 2014)

After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion

The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers...


Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

by Sam Wasson HarperCollins (June 22, 2010)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2010

 

“So smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn” – People

 

“A bonbon of a book… As well tailored as the little black dress...


The Fishing Fleet

by Anne De Courcy Harper (March 11, 2014)

From the author of the critically acclaimed biographies Diana Mosley and The Viceroy's Daughters comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining account of the Victorian women who traveled halfway around the world...


The Human Story

by James C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Has there ever been a history of the world as readable as this?

In The Human Story, James C. Davis takes us on a journey to ancient times, telling how peoples of the world settled down and founded cities, conquered...


Abraham Lincoln Civil War Stories: Heartwarming Stories about Our Most Beloved President

by Joe Wheeler Howard Books (June 11, 2013)

This new edition of this classic collection of stories about Abraham Lincoln includes rewritten introductions to each story that draw relevancies and lessons from this great man of leadership and apply them...


Heroes

by Paul Johnson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history

In this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson, the bestselling author of Intellectuals and Creators, approaches the subject of heroism...


The Dream

by Drew Hansen HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In The Dream, Drew D. Hansen explores the fascinating...


Love Cemetery

by China Galland HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there,...


American Courage

by Herbert W. Warden, III HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Here is the American adventure. This extraordinary book reveals the intrepid spirit of Americans through-out their history -- from William Bradford's account of the Mayflower landing to the hardship of a pioneer...


Pioneer Women

by Joanna Stratton Touchstone (May 28, 2013)

From a rediscovered collection of autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of Kansas pioneer women in the early twentieth century, Joanna Stratton has created a collection hailed by Newsweek as “uncommonly...


A History Of The Wife

by Marilyn Yalom HarperCollins (May 19, 2009)

How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a...


I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford

by Richard Snow Scribner (May 14, 2013)

From the acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who “writes with verve and a keen eye” (The New York Times Book Review), comes a fresh and entertaining account of Henry Ford and his invention of the Model...


The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

by Dr. Dan Ariely Harper (June 18, 2013)

The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest...


The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870

by Hugh Thomas Simon & Schuster (April 16, 2013)

After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes...


Serving Victoria

by Kate Hubbard Harper (April 30, 2013)

During her sixty-three-year reign, Queen Victoria gathered around herself a household dedicated to her service. For some, royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as an...


Behemoth

by Ronald B. Tobias Harper Perennial (October 08, 2013)

In the two hundred years since their arrival in America, elephants have worked on farms, mills, mines, and railroads, in Hollywood, and in professional baseball. They've contributed to the national discourse...


Unflinching Courage

by Kay Bailey Hutchison Harper (April 16, 2013)

In Unflinching Courage, former United States Senator and New York Times bestselling author Kay Bailey Hutchison brings to life the incredible stories of the resourceful and brave women who shaped the state of...


Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

by Bess Lovejoy Simon & Schuster (March 12, 2013)

A “marvelously macabre” (Kirkus Reviews) history of the bizarre afterlives of corpses of the celebrated and notorious dead.

For some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a...


Doomed to Repeat

by Bill Fawcett William Morrow Paperbacks (March 12, 2013)

“Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” And so we have. Time and again, mankind has faced down problems, but have often failed to take the hard-earned knowledge into the next battle.

Doomed to...


The New Mind of the South

by Tracy Thompson Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2013)

There are those who say the South has disappeared. But in her groundbreaking, thought-provoking exploration of the region, Tracy Thompson, a Georgia native and Pulitzer Prize finalist, asserts that it has merely...