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Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

by Martha A. Sandweiss

Read Martha A. Sandweiss's posts on the Penguin Blog

The secret double life of the man who mapped the American West, and the woman he loved

Clarence King was a late nineteenth-century celebrity, a brilliant...


Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created ModernAmerica

by Adam Cohen

"A fascinating account of an extraordinary moment in the life of the United States." --The New York Times

With the world currently in the grips of a financial crisis unlike anything since the Great Depression,...


A People's History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped OurConstitution: Revised Edition

by Peter Irons

Recent changes in the Supreme Court have placed the venerable institution at the forefront of current affairs, making this comprehensive and engaging work as timely as ever. In the tradition of Howard Zinn's...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Founding Fathers: and the Birth of our Nation

by Ray Raphael

Essential reading for anyone interested in the leaders who shaped our nation.

Popular interest in the Founding Fathers has surged over the past decade and is beginning to rival interest in the Civil War. People...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War, 3rd Edition

by Ph.D., Alan Axelrod

A battle ready guide to the deadliest war in American history.

Completely revised for the Sesquicentennial, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the Civil War, Third Edition is a comprehensive overview of America's...


Unfamiliar Fishes

by Sarah Vowell

From Puritans to heathens-Sarah Vowell takes on Hawaii in this New York Times bestseller.

Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization...


Royal Pains: A Rogues' Gallery of Brats, Brutes, and Bad Seeds

by Leslie Carroll

The author of Notorious Royal Marriages presents some of history's boldest, baddest, and bawdiest royals.

The bad seeds on the family trees of the most powerful royal houses of Europe often became the most...


Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America

by Peter Quinn

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Freemasonry: An Introduction

by Ph.D., Mark E. Kolko-Rivera

An experienced Freemason and award-winning psychologist provides a precise and engaging exploration of the core meaning and practices of Freemasonry for the new generation of people interested in joining the...


Lawrence and Aaronsohn: T. E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the Seeds of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Ronald Florence

The rivalry that presaged the world?s most tenacious conflict

As the Arab -Israeli conflict continues to plague the Middle East, historian Ronald Florence offers extraordinary new insights on its origins. This...


Singing From the Gallows: The Story of "Bad Tom" Smith

by Wayne Combs

Hazard, Kentucky is the setting for this historical story enhanced with some fiction, amazingly well told by author Wayne Combs, the great grandson of Bad Tom Smith. "Bad Tom" Smith was a notorious and murderous...


India Ablaze with a Revelation of the Lamb

by Sandy Davis Kirk

It is time for a fresh revelation of the Lamb to thunder over India. Sandy Davis Kirk heard the Lord say while worshipping in my revival church in America. Why is this revelation so vitally important for India?...


Australia's Immigrants: 1788-1988

by Geoffrey Sherington

Geoffrey Sherington's Australia's Immigrants is the best one-volume account of the dynamic part migration has played in the formation of Australian society.


Aboriginals and the Mining Industry: Case Studies of the Australian Experience

by David Cousins & John Nieuwenhuysen

Aboriginals and the Mining Industry reviews the participation of Aborigines in mining company employment. It examines the contribution of land rights legislation to protecting Aboriginal interests, and it asks...


American Colonies: The Settling of North America (The Penguin History of the United States, Volume1)

by Alan Taylor

With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he...


Elizabethan Naval Administration

by C.S. Knighton & David Loades

This is the first general selection from the substantial body of surviving documents about Elizabeth's navy. It is a companion to The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I (Vol.157 in the NRS Series), where the apparatus...


Every Drop for Sale (pb reprint)

by Jeffrey Rothfeder

An investigative journalist explores our world on the brink of running out of usable water.

Less than .0008 percent of the total water on Earth is fit for human consumption, but global consumption of fresh...


Up from Slavery

by Booker Washington & Louis Harlan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Mao Zedong: A Life

by Jonathan D. Spence

"Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating picture of Mao. . . . Superb." (Chicago Tribune)

From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose to...


Marines in the Garden of Eden: The True Story of Seven Bloody Days in Iraq

by Richard S. Lowry

On March 23, 2003, in the city of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, members of the 507th Maintenance Company came under attack from Iraqi forces who killed or wounded twenty-one soldiers and took six prisoners, including...