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Good and Mad

The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger Overview: The story of female fury and its cultural significance

Songs of America

Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation Overview: Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the

Sea Stories

My Life in Special Operations Overview: Sea Stories begins in 1960 at the American Officers' Club

Upheaval

Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Overview: Adding a psychological dimension to the in-depth history, geography,

Impeachment

An American History Overview: This is a realist view of impeachment that looks to history for

Chernobyl

The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe Overview: In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to

Rocket Men

The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the

Drinking Water

A History Overview: Duke professor James Salzman shows how drinking water highlights the most pressing issues

Germany

Memories of a Nation Overview: German history may be inherently fragmented, but it contains a large

Fantasyland

How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Overview: Fantasyland is a journey that connects the dots

Mythology

Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition Overview: This 75th anniversary edition of

Hue 1968

A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam Overview: New York Times Bestseller A Los

Get Well Soon

History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them Overview: Get Well Soon delivers the gruesome,

White Trash

The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Overview: In this landmark book, Nancy Isenberg argues

Wonderland

How Play Made the Modern World Overview: History is the serious business of war, treaties, governments

Stronger Together

Overview: Stronger Together brings together the personal stories, speeches, fact sheets, and policy proposals behind Secretary

Our Kids

The American Dream in Crisis Overview: "The bestselling author of Bowling Alone offers [an] … examination

The Rift

A New Africa Breaks Free Overview: Africa has long been misunderstood–and abused–by outsiders. Correspondent Alex Perry

The Monopolists

Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game Overview: The Monopolists reveals the

Fear

A Cultural History Overview: From fear of the crowd to agoraphobia, from battle experiences to fear

Ukraine Crisis

What it Means for the West Overview: The book examines Yanukovych's corrupt 'coup d'etat' of 2010

Back Channel to Cuba

The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana Overview: "Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual

Stuff Matters

Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World Overview: A world-leading materials scientist presents an

On Saudi Arabia

Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines–and Future Overview: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from The Wall Street

On Paper

The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History Overview: Lavishly researched, compellingly written, this masterful guide illuminates paper’s

Holy Sh*t

A Brief History of Swearing Overview: Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing–obscenities

Civilization

The Six Killer Apps of Western Power Overview: ' Economist 'Vivid and fascinating.' Daily Telegraph'Superb .

Jerusalem

The Biography Overview: In this masterful narrative, Simon Sebag Montefiore brings the holy city to life

Killing Lincoln

The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever Overview: Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham

Salt

A World History Overview: From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human

Cod

A Biography Of The Fish That Changed The World Overview: Cod — frozen and dried in

India After Gandhi

The History of the World’s Largest Democracy Overview: This tenth anniversary edition, published to coincide with

Freedom Summer

The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy Overview: In

Voodoo Histories

The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History Overview: For David Aaronovitch, there came

Raven

The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People Overview: An inside account of