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New Women in the Old West
New Women in the Old West

A riveting history of the American West told for the first time through the pioneering women who used the challenges of…

Names of New York
Names of New York

A short, fascinating journey into the past, present, and future of New York City through its place names and the stories…

The Burning
The Burning

With chilling details, humanity, and the narrative thrust of compelling fiction, The Burning recreates the town of…

A Single Star and Bloody Knuckles
A Single Star and Bloody Knuckles

Traces the state's conflicted and dramatic evolution over the past 150 years through its pivotal political players,…

How Iceland Changed the World
How Iceland Changed the World

The untold story of how one tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic has shaped the world for centuries.

American Republics
American Republics

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, the powerful story of a fragile nation as it expands across a contested…

Midnight's Borders
Midnight's Borders

The first true people's history of modern India, told through a seven-year, 9,000-mile journey along its many contested…

Voyagers
Voyagers

Charts the course of the seaborne migrations that populated the islands between Asia and the Americas from late…

Violence in the Hill Country

An in-depth history of the Civil War in the Texas Hill Country, this book examines patterns of violence on the Texas…

A Thousand May Fall

A pathbreaking history of the Civil War centered on a regiment of immigrants and their brutal experience of the conflict…

The Western Front

In this narrative history, Nick Lloyd brings together the latest research from America, France, Britain, and Germany,…

The Bomber Mafia

Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central…

War of Shadows

The cinematic story of the race for information in the North African theater of World War II, set against intrigues that…

The Volga

Explores the history of Russia through the Volga from the seventh century to the present day. 

The Women's History of the Modern World

Presents a wickedly witty and very current history of the extraordinary female rebels, reactionaries, and trailblazers…

The Age of Decadence

A richly detailed history of Britain at its imperial zenith, revealing the simmering tensions and explosive rivalries…

Sensational

A vivid social history that brings to light the "girl stunt reporters" of the Gilded Age who went undercover to expose…

A Short History of Humanity

In this surprising account, Krause and journalist Thomas Trappe rewrite a fascinating chapter of this history, the…

Stalin's War

Drawing on ambitious new research in European and U.S. archives, Stalin's War revolutionizes our understanding of World…

The Age of Acrimony

Charts the rise and fall of 19th-century America's unruly politics through the lives of a remarkable father-daughter…

On Juneteenth

Combining personal anecdotes with poignant facts gleaned from the annals of American history, Gordon-Reed shows how, from…

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