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The People, No

A valuable history of anti-populism, and what it means for the future.

Beloved Beasts

A vibrant history of the modern conservation movement told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it.

So Many Ways to Lose

In this hilarious history of the Mets and love letter to the art of disaster, Gordon presents baseball the way it really…

When Women Invented Television

The forgotten history of four women who shook up the staid ranks of mid-century television and set it on a course to…

The Gun, the Ship and the Pen

A groundbreaking work that retells modern history through the rise and spread of written constitutions to every corner of…

Nothin' but a Good Time

The definitive, no-holds-barred oral history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal.

The Ravine

A single photograph documenting the horrific final moment of the murder of a family drives a riveting process of…

The Hardhat Riot

A well-written account of a mostly forgotten 1970 altercation between New York City construction workers and citizens…

City of Champions

A history of Detroit and the central role that sports have played in the city during the twentieth century.


This illuminating sociological study delves into the sordid history of clutter.

Chicago's Great Fire

This well-researched book fully examines the Great Chicago Fire, which spanned three days in October 1871.

Black Diamond Queens

Long misrepresented as an exclusively white, male genre, rock and roll has been significantly shaped by the African…

The Riddle of the Rosetta

A comprehensive history of the real-life Rosetta stone.

In the Name of God

An eye-opening journey through the history of persecution among the Abrahamic religions.

America and Iran

A history of the relationship between Iran and America from the 1700s through the current day.

Strange Bedfellows

An engrossing, fun and frank discussion of the science and history behind sexually transmitted diseases.

The Barbizon

The story of New York's most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women-both famous and ordinary-who passed through its…

The Ten Year War

The definitive account of the battle over Obamacare, based on interviews with sources who were in the room, from the…

Midnight in Vehicle City

The tumultuous Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937 was the birth of the United Auto Workers, which set the standard for…

Nobody's Normal

A compassionate and eye-opening examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight…

Animal, Vegetable, Junk

From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultra-processed foods, this is the story of our species.

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