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The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

by Ken Alder

In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way...


Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre

by David P. Jordan

In changing forever the political landscape of the modern world, the French Revolution was driven by a new personality: the confirmed, self-aware revolutionary. Maximilien Robespierre originated the role, inspiring...


The World within War

by Gerald Linderman

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Up from Conservatism

by Michael Lind

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Vietnam: The Necessary War

by Michael Lind

A quarter century after its end, the Vietnam War still divides Americans. Some, mostly on the left, claim that Indochina was of no strategic value to the United States and was not worth an American war. Others,...


America 1933: The Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Shaping of the New Deal

by Michael Golay

DURING THE HARSHEST year of the Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, a top woman news reporter of the day and intimate friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, was hired by FDR’s right-hand man Harry Hopkins to embark upon...


Seasons of War

by Daniel E. Sutherland

The story of Culpeper County, Virginia, is a unique one in Civil War history. Nestled in one of the South’s most strategically important locations, it was occupied by the Northern army, recaptured by the Confederacy,...


All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship

by Kathryn Miles

All Standing The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship recounts the journeys of this famous ship, her heroic crew, and the immigrants who were ferried between Ireland and North...


Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory

by Deborah E. Lipstadt

The denial of the Holocaust has no more credibility than the assertion that the earth is flat. Yet there are those who insist that the death of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps is nothing but a hoax...


Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan

by Ronald H. Spector

Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars,...


The First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii

by Beth Bailey & David Farber

Just as World War I introduced Americans to Europe, making an indelible impression on thousands of farmboys who were changed forever “after they saw Paree,” so World War II was the beginning of America’s...


A Vanished World: Medieval Spain's Golden Age of Enlightenment

by Christopher Lowney

In a world troubled by religious strife and division, Chris Lowney's vividly written book offers a hopeful historical reminder: Muslims, Christians, and Jews once lived together in Spain, creating a centuries-long...


Last Dance in Havana

by Eugene Robinson

In power for forty-four years and counting, Fidel Castro has done everything possible to define Cuba to the world and to itself -- yet not even he has been able to control the thoughts and dreams of his people....


American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny

by Sarah S. Kilborne

The incredible story of nineteenth-century millionaire William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood—and his improbable, inspiring comeback to...


The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family

by Joe Mozingo

In this gorgeously written and “vividly fascinating” (Elle) account, a prize-winning journalist digs deep into his ancestry looking for the origins of his unusual last name and discovers that he comes from...


For the Common Defense

by Allan R. Millett & Peter Maslowski

Called “the preeminent survey of American military history” by Russell F. Weigley, America’s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history....


Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History

by John Fabian Witt

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Bancroft Prize Winner

ABA Silver Gavel Award Winner

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

In the closing days of 1862, just three weeks before Emancipation, the administration of Abraham...


A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation

by Tal McThenia & Margaret Dunbar Cutright

A CASE FOR SOLOMON: BOBBY DUNBAR AND THE KIDNAPPING THAT HAUNTED A NATION chronicles one of the most celebrated—and most misunderstood—kidnapping cases in American history. In 1912, four-year-old Bobby Dunbar,...


To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

by James Tobin

James Tobin, award-winning author of Ernie Pyle's War and The Man He Became, has penned the definitive account of the inspiring and impassioned race between the Wright brothers and their primary rival Samuel...


Great Projects

by James Tobin

Since the earliest days of the republic, great engineering projects have shaped American landscapes and expressed American dreams. The ambition to build lies as close to the nation's heart as the belief in liberty....