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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…

African Europeans

Conventional wisdom holds that Africans are only a recent presence in Europe. But in African Europeans, renowned…

Black Panther Party

A nuanced, accessible history of the Black Panther Party.

White Freedom

America, a nation founded on the principle of liberty, is also a nation built on African slavery, Native American…

Land

Explores the concept of land ownership and how it has shaped history, examining how people fight over, steward, and…

Robert E. Lee and Me

In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E.…

Four Lost Cities

Investigating across the centuries, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities: the Neolithic site of…

Iron Empires

Spanning four decades and featuring some of the most iconic figures of the Gilded Age, Iron Empires reveals how the…

American Rule

From writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton comes a journey through the history of the United States, from the…

Himalaya

A magisterial history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world's highest…

The Mercies

After a storm has killed off all the island's men, two women in a 1600s Norwegian coastal village struggle to survive…

The Book of Kane and Margaret

Araki-Kawaguchi's inventive, surreal novel in stories follows a group of characters who leave the bounds of a WWII-era…

In Love With George Eliot

O'Shaughnessy's leisurely, thoroughly researched and sympathetic debut novel imagines some key periods in the life of…

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