For the History Buff

Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America By Pekka Hämäläinen Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781631496998
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Published: Liveright - September 20th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
New York Times Book Review • 100 Notable Books of 2022
Best Books of 2022 — New Yorker, Kirkus Reviews
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence


Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen By George McCalman Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780062913234
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Published: HarperOne - September 27th, 2022

A gorgeous collection of 145 original portraits that celebrates Black pioneers—famous and little-known--in politics, science, literature, music, and more—with biographical reflections, all created and curated by an award-winning graphic designer.


Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk By Buddy Levy Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250274441
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 6th, 2022

The true, harrowing story of the ill-fated 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition and the two men who came to define it.


Queens of the Age of Chivalry: England's Medieval Queens, Volume Three By Alison Weir Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101966723
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 6th, 2022

Packed with dramatic true stories from one of European history’s most romantic and turbulent eras, this epic narrative chronicles the five vividly rendered queens of the Plantagenet kings who ruled England between 1299 and 1399.


River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile By Candice Millard Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385543101
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Published: Doubleday - May 17th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The harrowing story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time and its complicated legacy—from the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: THE WASHINGTON POST GOODREADS


The Great Air Race: Glory, Tragedy, and the Dawn of American Aviation By John Lancaster Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631496370
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Published: Liveright - November 15th, 2022

The untold, almost unbelievable, story of the daring pilots who risked their lives in an unprecedented air race in 1919—and put American aviation on the map.


Personality and Power: Builders and Destroyers of Modern Europe By Ian Kershaw Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594203459
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Published: Penguin Press - November 15th, 2022

One of New York Magazine's Most Anticipated Books of the Fall

How far can a single leader alter the course of history?


Born in Cambridge: 400 Years of Ideas and Innovators By Karen Weintraub, Michael Kuchta Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780262046800
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Published: The MIT Press - May 3rd, 2022

Anne Bradstreet, W.E.B. Du Bois, gene editing, and Junior Mints: cultural icons, influential ideas, and world-changing innovations from Cambridge, Massachusetts.


The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams By Stacy Schiff Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316441117
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 25th, 2022

A New York Times Bestseller
Best Books of 2022 — New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Oprah Daily, Los Angeles Times, TIME, USA Today, New York Magazine, Air Mail, Daily Kos, Boston Globe, Barnes & Noble, BookPage, GoodReads
Best Audiobooks of 2022 — Apple and AudioFile

A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner ab


Every Wrong Direction: An Emigré’s Memoir By Dan Burt Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781978830141
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Published: Rutgers University Press - October 7th, 2022

Every Wrong Direction recreates and dissects the bitter education of Dan Burt, an American émigré who never found a home in America. It begins in the row homes of Jewish immigrants and working-class Italians on the mean streets of 1950s South Philadelphia.


Africa Is Not a Country: Notes on a Bright Continent By Dipo Faloyin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393881530
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2022

A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2022

An exuberant, opinionated, stereotype-busting portrait of contemporary Africa in all its splendid diversity, by one of its leading new writers.


Requiem for the Massacre: A Black History on the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre By RJ Young Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640095021
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Published: Counterpoint - November 1st, 2022

NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of The Year

With journalistic skill, heart, and hope, Requiem for the Massacre reckons with the tension in Tulsa, Oklahoma, one hundred years after the most infamous act of racial violence in American history


Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America By Dahlia Lithwick Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780525561385
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Published: Penguin Press - September 20th, 2022

An instant New York Times Bestseller!

“Stirring…Lithwick’s approach, interweaving interviews with legal commentary, allows her subjects to shine...Inspiring.”
New York Times Book Review


Anthems We Love: 29 Iconic Artists on the Hit Songs That Shaped Our Lives By Steve Baltin Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780785290520
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Published: Harper Horizon - October 25th, 2022

"Anthems We Love is not just a tale of artistic adventure, it's also a manual for artists and fans alike. There is no formula. Just these inspiring stories of the heart . . . " --Cameron Crowe, Academy Award-nominated director, producer, and screenwriter (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Say Anything, and Pearl Jam Twenty)


Objects of Love and Regret: A Brooklyn Story By Richard Rabinowitz Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674268593
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Published: Belknap Press - September 27th, 2022

The Abyss: Nuclear Crisis Cuba 1962 By Max Hastings Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062980137
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Published: Harper - October 18th, 2022

Bestselling author Max Hastings offers a welcome re-evaluation of one of the most gripping and tense international events in modern history—the Cuban Missile Crisis—providing a people-focused narrative that explores the attitudes and conduct of Russians, Cubans, Americans, and a terrified world that followed each moment as it unfolded.


American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper By Daniel Stashower Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250041166
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 6th, 2022

New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award-winner Daniel Stashower returns with American Demon, a historical true crime starring legendary lawman Eliot Ness.

Boston had its Strangler. California had the Zodiac Killer. And in the depths of the Great Depression, Cleveland had the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.


Carbon Queen: The Remarkable Life of Nanoscience Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus By Maia Weinstock Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780262046435
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Published: The MIT Press - March 1st, 2022

The life of trailblazing physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, who expanded our understanding of the physical world.


Tesla: Wizard at War: The Genius, the Particle Beam Weapon, and the Pursuit of Power By Marc Seifer Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780806540962
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Published: Citadel - August 30th, 2022

In this insightful and revelatory new book, the author of the highly acclaimed, award-winning international bestseller  Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla delves deeper into the groundbreaking ideas and astonishing mind of one  of the greatest geniuses of modern times.


Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War By Howard W. French Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324092407
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Published: Liveright - October 25th, 2022

Revealing the central yet intentionally obliterated role of Africa in the creation of modernity, Born in Blackness vitally reframes our understanding of world history.


Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin By Andrew S. Weiss, Brian "Box" Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250760753
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Published: First Second - November 8th, 2022

This riveting graphic novel biography chronicles Vladimir Putin's rise from a mid-level KGB officer to the autocratic leader of Russia and reveals the truth behind the strongman persona he has spent his career cultivating.


Off with Her Head: Three Thousand Years of Demonizing Women in Power By Eleanor Herman Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063095670
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Published: William Morrow - September 6th, 2022

New York Times bestseller Eleanor Herman, author of Sex with Kings and Sex with Presidents, returns with another work of popular history, exploring the history of misogyny against women with power from Cleopatra to Kamala Harris.

Imagine Donald Trump as a woman, called Donna.


The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.


The 1619 Project: Born on the Water By Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593307359
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Published: Kokila - November 16th, 2021

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.


Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593449349
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Published: One World - February 1st, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison By Ben Macintyre Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593136331
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Published: Crown - September 13th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “entertaining yet objective and often-moving account” (The Wall Street Journal) of one of history’s most notorious prisons—and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried relentlessly to escape their captors, from the author of The Spy and the Traitor


The Shortest History of Europe: How Conquest, Culture, and Religion Forged a Continent—A Retelling for Our Times (Shortest History Series) By John Hirst, Filip Slaveski (Afterword by) Cover Image
By John Hirst, Filip Slaveski (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781615199143
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Published: The Experiment - November 8th, 2022

Uncover the decisive moments that shaped a world-changing continent.


Indivisible: Daniel Webster and the Birth of American Nationalism By Joel Richard Paul Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593189047
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 25th, 2022

The story of how Daniel Webster popularized the ideals of American nationalism that helped forge our nation’s identity and inspire Abraham Lincoln to preserve the Union


South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation By Imani Perry Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062977403
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Published: Ecco - January 25th, 2022

WINNER OF THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Our America: A Photographic History By Ken Burns, Ken Burns (Introduction by), Sarah Hermanson Meister (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ken Burns, Ken Burns (Introduction by), Sarah Hermanson Meister (Introduction by)
$75.00
ISBN: 9780385353014
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Published: Knopf - November 1st, 2022

From one of our most treasured filmmakers, a pictorial history of America—a stunning and moving collection of some of Ken Burns’s favorite photographs, with an introduction by Burns, and an essay by longtime MoMA photography curator Sarah Hermanson Meister


Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America By Pekka Hämäläinen Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781631496998
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Published: Liveright - September 20th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
New York Times Book Review • 100 Notable Books of 2022
Best Books of 2022 — New Yorker, Kirkus Reviews
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence


Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk By Buddy Levy Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250274441
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 6th, 2022

The true, harrowing story of the ill-fated 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition and the two men who came to define it.


Egypt's Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth By John Darnell, Colleen Darnell Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250272874
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 1st, 2022

Two celebrated Egyptologists bring to vivid life the intriguing and controversial reign of King Tut's parents.


Blood, Fire & Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I & Catherine de Medici By Estelle Paranque Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306830518
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Published: Hachette Books - December 6th, 2022

**SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, "10 BEST HISTORY BOOKS OF 2022"**

**HISTORY TODAY, "BOOKS OF THE YEAR (2022)"**



A brilliant and beautifully written deep dive into the complicated relationship between Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici, two of the most powerful women in Renaissance Europe who shaped each other as profoundly as they


The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family By Kerri K. Greenidge Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781324090847
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Published: Liveright - November 8th, 2022

Finalist • National Book Critics Circle Award [Biography]
New York Times Book Review • 100 Notable Books of 2022
Publishers Weekly • 10 Best Books of 2022
Best Books of 2022: NPR, Oprah Daily, Smithsonian, Boston Globe, Chicago Public Library


Mussolini's Daughter: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe By Caroline Moorehead Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062967251
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Published: Harper - November 15th, 2022

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Resistance Quartet returns with the incredible story of Mussolini’s daughter, Edda, one of the most influential women in 1930s Italy and a powerful proponent of the fascist movement.