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Bound for Canaan

by Fergus Bordewich & Peter J. Fernandez HarperAudio (June 07, 2016)

An important book of epic scope on America's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for change

The civil war brought to a climax the country's bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery's...


Compassionate Soldier

by Jerry Borrowman & Traber Burns Shadow Mountain (May 02, 2017)

Compassionate Soldier illuminates some of the most fascinating and yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage...


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Dancing in the Dark

by Morris Dickstein & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (September 06, 2010)

Hailed as one of the best books of 2009 by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, this vibrant portrait of 1930s culture masterfully explores the anxiety and hope, the despair and surprising optimism...


Rebellion

by Peter Ackroyd & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (December 02, 2014)

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of thegreatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history ofEngland, beginning the progress south of the...


Tudors

by Peter Ackroyd & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2015)

From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to theepic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page.

Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimedwriters, brings the age of the...


A Torch Kept Lit

by William F. Buckley, Tony Pasqualini & James Rosen Blackstone Publishing (October 04, 2016)

A unique collection of eulogies of the twentieth century's greatest figures, written by conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. and compiled by National Review and Fox News White House correspondent James Rosen....


Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House

by Elizabeth Keckley & Bobbie Frohman Alcazar AudioWorks (February 20, 2014)

An autobiographical narrative, Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House traces ElizabethKeckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her timeas seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in...


The Unredeemed Captive

by John Demos & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 08, 2017)

The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavored to "civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 1704,...


The King's Bed

by Don Jordan, Michael Walsh & Steve West Blackstone Publishing (March 16, 2016)

From two veteran historians comes an intelligent and spirited history of Charles II's dissolute life and surprising legacy.

To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life...


The Lessons of History

by Ariel Durant, Will Durant, Grover Gardner & John Little Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2013)

The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful eleven-volume Story of Civilization. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant...


Screening Room

by Alan Lightman & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (February 10, 2015)

From the acclaimed authorof the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, here is a lyricalmemoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s: the music and the racism,the early days of the movies, and a powerful...


Drunks

by Christopher M. Finan & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2017)

A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the seventeenth century to the present day

Today, millions of Americans are struggling with alcoholism, but millions are also in long-term recovery. Alcoholics...


The Undivided Past

by David Cannadine & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (April 09, 2013)

From one of our most acclaimed historians comes an account of human solidarity throughout the ages, provocatively arguing against the received wisdom that history is best understood as a chronicle of groups...


No Stopping Us Now

by Gail Collins & Tanya Eby Little, Brown (October 15, 2019)

A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist."You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad--for women's...


A Call to Heroism

by Peter H. Gibbon, Brian Emerson & Peter J. Gomes Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

What do we look for in our heroes of today? And what are we to expect of heroes in our uncertain future? In this book, Gibbon traces the evolution of our collective vision of greatness from the age of our founders...


Dancing in the Streets

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

From bestselling social commentator and cultural historian Barbara Ehrenreich comes this fascinating exploration of one of humanity’s oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy, historically expressed...


Nazi Terror

by Eric A. Johnson & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (March 03, 2011)

Who were the Gestapo officers? Were they merely banal paper shufflers, or were they recognizably evil? Were they motivated by an eliminationist anti-Semitism? Did the average German know about the mass murder...


The Most They Ever Had

by Rick Bragg Blackstone Publishing (October 07, 2009)

In the spring of 2001, a community of people in the Appalachian foothills had come to the edge of all they had ever been. Now they stood looking down, bitter, angry, afraid. Across the South, padlocks and logging...


The Georgetown Set

by Gregg Herken & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (October 28, 2014)

This fascinating,behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington is a rich and colorful portraitof the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials whowaged the Cold War over cocktails and...


The Half Has Never Been Told

by Edward E. Baptist & Ron Butler Blackstone Publishing (September 09, 2014)

In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Edward E.Baptist reveals the alarming extent to which slavery shaped our countrypolitically, morally, and most of all, economically. Until the Civil War, ourchief form...


Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (October 10, 2017)

In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes listeners from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George...


Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

by Danzy Senna & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (May 12, 2009)

When Danzy Senna’s parents got married in 1968, they seemed poised to defy history. A white woman with a blue-blood Bostonian lineage and a black man raised by a struggling single mother, these two beautiful...


Music

by Ted Gioia & Jamie Renell Basic Books (October 15, 2019)

From the dawn of civilization to the modern-day music scene, this breathtaking global history reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions.

Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories...


Reckoning

by Linda Hirshman & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (June 11, 2019)

The first history--incisive, witty, fascinating--of the fight against sexual harassment, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law

Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social movements,...