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No Man's Land

by Wendy Moore Basic Books (April 27, 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...

Jailed for Freedom

by Doris Stevens & Angela P. Dodson Black Dog & Leventhal (March 02, 2020)

The 100th-anniversary special edition of Jailed for Freedom, the essential history and first-person account of the courageous and militant suffragists who fought for their right to vote.

First published in...

A New World Begins

by Jeremy Popkin Basic Books (December 09, 2019)

From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world

The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society -- even if, after...


by Ted Gioia Basic Books (October 14, 2019)

"A dauntingly ambitious, obsessively researched" (Los Angeles Times) global history of music that reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions

Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories...

No Stopping Us Now

by Gail Collins Little, Brown and Company (October 14, 2019)

The beloved New York Times columnist "inspires women to embrace aging and look at it with a new sense of hope" in this lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America (Parade Magazine).


Uncommon Grounds

by Mark Pendergrast Basic Books (July 08, 2019)

The definitive history of the world's most popular drug

Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic...

Talking to Strangers

by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company (September 09, 2019)

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers...

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

The Amusement Park

by Stephen M. Silverman Black Dog & Leventhal (May 06, 2019)

Experience the electrifying, never-before-told true story of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, and meet the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who are responsible for their enchanting...


by Jared Diamond Little, Brown and Company (May 06, 2019)

A "riveting and illuminating" Bill Gates Summer Reading pick about how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't (Yuval Noah Harari), by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the landmark bestseller...

She the People

by Jen Deaderick & Rita Sapunor Seal Press (March 04, 2019)

A sweeping, smart, and smart-ass graphic history of women's ongoing quest for equality

In March 2017, Nevada surprised the rest of America by suddenly ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment--thirty-five years after...

A Woman's Place

by Deepi Ahluwalia, Stef Ferrari & Jessica Olah Little, Brown and Company (March 04, 2019)

Discover the trailblazing women who changed the world from their kitchens.

If "a woman's place is in the kitchen," why is the history of food such an old boys' club?

A Woman's Place sets the record straight,...

Victory City

by John Strausbaugh Twelve (December 03, 2018)

From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era.

New York City during World War II wasn't just a place of servicemen, politicians,...

Camelot's End

by Jon Ward Twelve (January 21, 2019)

From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time.

The Carter...

Forget "Having It All"

by Amy Westervelt Seal Press (November 12, 2018)

A clear-eyed look at the history of American ideas about motherhood, how those ideas have impacted all women (whether they have kids or not), and how to fix the inequality that exists as a result.

After filing...

Behold, America

by Sarah Churchwell Civitas Books (October 08, 2018)

A Smithsonian Magazine Best History Book of 2018

The unknown history of two ideas crucial to the struggle over what America stands for

In Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of twentieth-century...

The Animal's Companion

by Jacky Colliss Harvey Black Dog & Leventhal (April 01, 2019)

A unique and compelling exploration of why humans need animal companions -- from dogs and cats to horses, birds, and reptiles -- through the eyes of a New York Times bestselling historical detective author....

Sword and Scimitar

by Raymond Ibrahim & Victor Davis Hanson Da Capo Press (August 27, 2018)

A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities

The West and Islam -- the sword and scimitar -- have clashed since the mid-seventh...

The Most Dangerous Man in America

by Bill Minutaglio & Steven L. Davis Twelve (January 08, 2018)

From Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, authors of the PEN Center USA award-winning Dallas 1963, comes a madcap narrative about Timothy Leary's daring prison escape and run from the law.

On the moonlit evening...

The Fair Chase

by Philip Dray Basic Books (April 30, 2018)

An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity.

From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred-but also...

Asking for a Friend

by Jessica Weisberg Bold Type Books (April 02, 2018)

A delightful history of Americans' obsession with advice -- from Poor Richard to Dr. Spock to Miss Manners

Americans, for all our talk of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, obsessively seek advice on matters...

Hoax: A History of Deception

by Ian Tattersall & Peter Névraumont Black Dog & Leventhal (March 19, 2018)

An entertaining collection of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities.

World history is littered...

The Heavens Might Crack

by Jason Sokol Basic Books (March 19, 2018)

A vivid portrait of how Americans grappled with King's death and legacy in the days, weeks, and months after his assassination

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony...

The Birth of a Movement

by Dick Lehr PublicAffairs (January 09, 2017)

At the dawn of the modern civil rights movement, Monroe Trotter, a journalist agitator, and D.W. Griffith, a technically brilliant filmmaker, incited a public confrontation that roiled America, pitting black...

Jerry on Jerry

by Dennis Mcnally & Trixie Garcia Black Dog & Leventhal (November 23, 2015)

Listen in on hours of revelatory conversations with Jerry Garcia, one of the most beloved and missed figures in the world of music, with JERRY ON JERRY. More than twenty years after his death, at too young an...

When We Rise

by Cleve Jones Hachette Books (November 28, 2016)


The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series!

"You could read Cleve Jones's book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights...


by Bettany Hughes Da Capo Press (September 18, 2017)

Istanbul has long been a place where stories and histories collide, where perception is as potent as fact.

From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul -- resonates...

The Girl on the Velvet Swing

by Simon Baatz Mulholland Books (January 15, 2018)

From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world.

In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect...

Wild Nights

by Benjamin Reiss Basic Books (March 06, 2017)

Why the modern world forgot how to sleep

Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? Why do we spend so much time and money managing and medicating it, and training ourselves and our children to do it correctly?...

The Unruly City

by Mike Rapport Basic Books (May 01, 2017)

A lauded expert on European history paints a vivid picture of Paris, London, and New York during the Age of Revolutions, exploring how each city fostered or suppressed political uprisings within its boundaries...

The Seeds of Life

by Edward Dolnick Basic Books (June 05, 2017)

Why cracking the code of human conception took centuries of wild theories, misogynist blunders, and ludicrous mistakes

Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: men and...

Fortress America

by Elaine Tyler May Basic Books (December 11, 2017)

An award-winning historian argues that America's obsession with security imperils our democracy in this "compelling" portrait of cultural anxiety (Mary L. Dudziak, author of War Time).

For the last sixty years,...

The Naughty Nineties

by David Friend Twelve (September 11, 2017)

A sexual history of the 1990s when the Baby Boomers took over Washington, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue. A definitive look at the captains of the culture wars -- and an indispensable road map for understanding...

Tenements, Towers & Trash

by Julia Wertz Black Dog & Leventhal (October 02, 2017)

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017!

Here is New York, as you've never seen it before. A perfectly charming, sidesplittingly funny, intellectually entertaining illustrated history of the blocks, the buildings,...

Drinking in America

by Susan Cheever Twelve (October 13, 2015)

In Drinking in America, bestselling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked...

America's Obsessives

by Joshua Kendall Grand Central Publishing (June 25, 2013)

When most of us think of Charles Lindbergh, we picture a dashing twenty-five-year-old aviator stepping out of the Spirit of St. Louis after completing his solo flight across the Atlantic. What we don't see is...

Eminent Outlaws

by Christopher Bram Twelve (February 01, 2012)

"Fascinating...fun to read and will be the standard text of the defining era of gay literati." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

In the years following World War II a group of gay writers established themselves as major...

The Age of Acquiescence

by Steve Fraser Little, Brown and Company (February 17, 2015)

A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished.

From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement,...

Operation Nemesis

by Eric Bogosian Little, Brown and Company (April 21, 2015)

A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide.

In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian...

The Ornament of the World

by Maria Rosa Menocal Back Bay Books (November 28, 2009)

A brilliant and fascinating portrait of medieval Spain explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance. of photos. 3 maps.