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Historic Maritime Maps

by Donald Wigal

In the Middle Ages, navigation relied upon a delicate balance between art and science. Whilst respecting the customs and the precautions of their forbearers, sailors had to count on their knowledge of the stars,...


Civilizations

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

In Civilizations, Felipe Fernáaacute;ndez-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated...


Marijuana Nation: One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization

by Roger Roffman

As public attitudes about pot undergo rapid change, Roger Roffman's portrait of marijuana in America rises above punditry and rhetoric Roger Roffman first discovered marijuana while serving as a US Army officer...


The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World

by Leslie Dunton-Downer

English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond—virtually any human activity...


Austerity: The Great Failure

by Florian Schui

Austerity is at the center of political debates today. Its defenders praise it as a panacea that will prepare the ground for future growth and stability. Critics insist it will precipitate a vicious cycle of...


The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know about Itself

by Andrew Pettegree

Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation and gossip,...


An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention

by Matthew Kneale

What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived since, shaping thousands of generations of shamans, pharaohs, Aztec...


The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

by David Brion Davis

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly fifty years in the making.

David Brion Davis is one of the...


American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

by John Beckman

Here is an animated and wonderfully engaging work of cultural history that lays out America’s unruly past by describing the ways in which cutting loose has always been, and still is, an essential part of what...


American Big Game in its Haunts

by Theodore Roosevelt & George Bird Grinnell

Originally published in 1904 and remastered by the Boone and Crockett Club in 2012. This fourth book in the acclaimed Acorn Series includes a collection of unique hunting adventures by Members of the Boone and...


Trail and Campfire

by George Bird Grinnell & Theodore Roosevelt

The third volume of the Club's Acorn series, Trail and Camp Fire, follows suit with its predecessors featuring hunting stories and adventure in North America as well as Africa. Along with the hunting stories,...


Hunting in Many Lands

by Theodore Roosevelt & George Bird Grinnell

Originally published in 1895 and remastered by the Boone and Crockett Club in 2012. This second volume in the Club's Acorn series features unique hunting adventures from around the world by members of the Boone...


On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld

From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the...


Women, Resistance and Revolution: A History Of Women And Revolution In The Modern World

by Sheila Rowbotham

This classic book provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World. Sheila Rowbotham shows how women rose against the dual challenges...


A Renegade History of the United States: How Drunks, Delinquents, and Other Outcasts Made America

by Thaddeus Russell

In this groundbreaking book, noted historian Thaddeus Russell tells a new and surprising story about the origins of American freedom. Rather than crediting the standard textbook icons, Russell demonstrates that...


The Complete Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage, Life of Greece, Caesar and Christ, Age of Faith, Renaissance, Age of Reason Begins, Age of

Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery

by Scott Higham & Sari Horwitz

It was the mystery that gripped the nation during the summer of 2001: the sudden disappearance of Chandra Levy, a young, promising intern, and the possible involvement of Congressman Gary Condit. And then the...


The History of the Snowman

by Bob Eckstein

Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved,...


The Goddess and the Bull: Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization

by Michael Balter

Thousands of years before the pyramids were built in Egypt and the Trojan War was fought, a great civilization arose on the Anatolian plains. The Goddess and the Bull details the dramatic quest by archaeologists...


Flappers

by Judith Mackrell

By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness...