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Nothin' But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America's Industrial Heartland

by Edward McClelland

A rich history of America's Rust Belt-its riveters, rioters, and the generations it raised-tracing the culture, society, and economics of the biggest Boom Town in our history


The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost-From Ancient Greece to Iraq

by Victor Davis Hanson

Prominent military historian Victor Davis Hanson explores the nature of leadership with his usual depth and vivid prose in The Savior Generals, a set of brilliantly executed pocket biographies of five generals...


Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation

by Jonathan Rieder

The first ever trade history of a landmark of American letters--Martin Luther King Jr's legendary "Letter from Birmingham Jail."


Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain

by John Darwin

John Darwin's After Tamerlane, a sweeping six-hundred-year history of empires around the globe, marked him as a historian of "massive erudition" and narrative mastery. In Unfinished Empire, he marshals his gifts...


The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military

by , Rawn, Jr. James

The century-long struggle to achieve equality for America's black soldiers and sailors, in a stirring narrative history by the author of Root and Branch


Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700

by Lauro Martines

Rich, intriguing history from a leading scholar of early modern Europe, bringing alive the wars and armies that shaped the contintent's path out of the Dark Ages to modernity


Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City

by Jeanette Keith

Brilliant new history from an acclaimed scholar-the forgotten story of the epidemic that nearly destroyed an American city, and the desperate valor of those who stayed behind.


Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans

by Brian Fagan

NYT-bestselling author Brian Fagan offers a vibrant history of how humans first solved the riddle of long-distance navigation, transforming the seas into highways that connected distant cultures and shaped world...


City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age

by P D Smith

For the first time in the history of the planet, more than half the population - 3.3 billion people - are now living in cities. Two hundred years ago only 3 per cent of the world's population were urbanites,...


Mr. Churchill's Profession: The Statesman as Author and the Book That Defined the "Special Relationship"

by Peter Clarke

A fascinating new look at a neglected side of Winston Churchill--his life as a professional author-- revealing how his most important literary work shaped his role as a world leader, and the history of World...


The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two

by Piers Paul Read

A compelling, new and highly accessible account of one of the most high-profile and influential miscarriages of justice in French history: The Dreyfus Affair.


A History of the World Since 9/11: Disaster, Deception, and Destruction in the War on Terror

by Dominic Streatfeild

So far, the war on terror has lasted ten years. It has cost the world three trillion dollars and nearly a million lives. We have not won it. We are not winning it. We won't.


Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War: America's First Couple and the War of 1812

by Hugh Howard

A new narrative history of America's forgotten war, from the author of The Painter's Chair


Intel Wars: The Secret History of the Fight Against Terror

by Matthew M. Aid

By the acclaimed author of The Secret Sentry, a sobering report from the invisible front lines of Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.


The Plots Against the President: FDR, a Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right

by Sally Denton

An anarchist assassin, demagogues, and a plotted coup d'etat-the forgotten history of the forces that lashed out against FDR as he took the helm of a country on the brink, foreshadowing the bitter politics of...