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The Dying City

by Brian L. Tochterman

In this eye-opening cultural history, Brian Tochterman examines competing narratives that shaped post–World War II New York City. As a sense of crisis rose in American cities during the 1960s and 1970s, a...


I Hear My People Singing

by Kathryn Watterson & Cornel West

I Hear My People Singing shines a light on a small but historic black neighborhood at the heart of one of the most elite and world-renowned Ivy-League towns—Princeton, New Jersey. The vivid first-person accounts...


Visions of Empire

by Krishan Kumar

The empires of the past were far-flung experiments in multinationalism and multiculturalism, and have much to teach us about navigating our own increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Until now, most...


From the Hill to the Horizon

by Montgomery Bell Academy

From the Hill to the Horizon explores 150 years of MBA from the perspective of students, alumni, teachers, and headmasters. Established in 1867 as part of the University of Nashville from a generous gift from...


The Politics of Reproduction

by Katherine Paugh

Many British politicians, planters, and doctors attempted to exploit the fertility of Afro-Caribbean women's bodies in order to ensure the economic success of the British Empire during the age of abolition....


We Demand

by Roderick A. Ferguson

In the post World War II period, student movements rebelled against the archaic university. They fought for the new kinds of public the university needed to serve—women, minorities, immigrants, indigenous...


How I Found Livingstone

by Henry M. Stanley

Henry M. Stanley is famously quoted for saying "Dr Livingstone, i Presume?". Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United States at the age of 18, he eventually became an overseas correspondent for the New...


The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

by David McCullough

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many...


A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal,...


In Praise of Folly

by Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466- 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian. Erasmus was a classical...


The Lowells of Massachusetts

by Nina Sankovitch

The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the 1600s, revolutionaries creating a new nation in the 1700s, merchants and manufacturers building prosperity in...


The History of the Future

by Edward McPherson

What does it mean to think about Dallas in relationship to Dallas? In The History of the Future, McPherson reexamines American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. Private streets, racism,...


Raising Royalty

by Carolyn Harris

How royal parents dealt with raising their children over the past thousand years, from keeping Vikings at bay to fending off paparazzi.

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are setting trends...


Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong

by Paul A. Offit

What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? 

History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating—and significant—missteps:...


The World from 1000 BCE to 300 CE

by Stanley M. Burstein

This book provides the first comprehensive history of Afro-Eurasia during the first millennium BCE and the beginning of the first millennium CE. The history of these 1300 plus years can be summed up in one word:...


The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

by Agustín| Fuentes

A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans...


Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity

by Jing Liu

The third volume of the Understanding China Through Comics series, Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity, tells of the founding of the Song Dynasty and its attempts to reinvigorate a flagging economy...


Printer's Error

by Rebecca Romney & J. P. Romney

A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers, collected by television’s favorite rare-book expert from HISTORY’s hit series Pawn Stars....


Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World

by Benjamin Reiss

Why the modern world forgot how to sleep

Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? Why do we spend so much time and money managing and medicating it, and training ourselves and our children to do it correctly?...


A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

by Bruce Cannon Gibney

"Informative, provocative, and entertaining."---Booklist

What happens when a society is run by people who are anti-social? Welcome to Baby Boomer America.

In A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Cannon Gibney shows...