History

Congress at War

Congress at War

The story of how Congress helped win the Civil War--a new perspective that puts the House and Senate, rather than Lincoln, at the center of the conflict.This brilliantly...

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The Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending--a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the remarkable life story of...

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When the Irish Invaded Canada

When the Irish Invaded Canada

"Christopher Klein's fresh telling of this story is an important landmark in both Irish and American history." —James M. McPhersonJust over a year after Robert...

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1774

1774

From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2018 president of the American Historical Association, a groundbreaking book, the...

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Mrs. Paine's Garage

Mrs. Paine's Garage

Nearly forty years have passed since Ruth Hyde Paine, a Quaker housewife in suburban Dallas, offered shelter and assistance to a young man named Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian wife, Marina....

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Jews and Power

Jews and Power

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesTaking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the...

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Japan

Japan

In this major revision of his classic history of Japan—from the tribally divided state under the leadership of Yamato in the fifth century through centuries of dynastic rule to the...

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The Affirmative Action Puzzle

The Affirmative Action Puzzle

A rich, multifaceted history of affirmative action from the Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s tumultuous times   From acclaimed legal historian, author of a biography of Louis Brandeis (“Remarkable” —Anthony...

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Lady First

Lady First

The little-known story of remarkable First Lady Sarah Polk—a brilliant master of the art of high politics and a crucial but unrecognized figure in the history of American feminism.While...

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Lord of All the Dead

Lord of All the Dead

From the internationally renowned author of The Impostor, a courageous journey into his own family history and that of a country collapsing from a fratricidal war--his...

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Soldiers of Salamis

Soldiers of Salamis

A novel of the Spanish Civil War—a modern classic, an international bestseller, and a searing exploration of the unknowability of history. In the waning...

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La gesta del marrano

La gesta del marrano

Una apasionante novela histórica, un himno a la libertad y una valiente denuncia contra cualquier discriminación. La gesta del marrano...

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The New Silk Roads

The New Silk Roads

From the bestselling author of The Silk Roads comes an updated, timely, and visionary book about the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now—as seen...

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Hitler and Stalin

Hitler and Stalin

Forty years after his Hitler: A Study in Tyranny set a standard for scholarship of the Nazi era, Lord Alan Bullock gives readers a breathtakingly accomplished dual...

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The Banished Immortal

The Banished Immortal

From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting: a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai—also known as Li PoIn his own time...

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American Dialogue

American Dialogue

The award-winning author of Founding Brothers and The Quartet now gives us a deeply insightful examination of the relevance of the views of George Washington, Thomas...

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Proust's Duchess

Proust's Duchess

From the author of Queen of Fashion--a glittering look at fin-de-siècle Paris through the three women who inspired Proust's supreme fictional character, the Duchesse...

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Once Upon a Distant War

Once Upon a Distant War

Once Upon a Distance War tells the stories of such young Vietnam war correspondents as Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett, and David Halberstam, providing a riveting chronicle...

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The King and the Catholics

The King and the Catholics

In the eighteenth century, the Catholics of England lacked many basic freedoms under the law: they could not serve in political office, buy or inherit land, or be married by the...

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Those Wild Wyndhams

Those Wild Wyndhams

The three dazzlingly beautiful, wildly rich Wyndham sisters, part of the four hundred families that made up Britain's ruling class, at the center of cultural and political life in late-Victorian/Edwardian...

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left...

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On Desperate Ground

On Desperate Ground

"Superb...A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail...This war story — the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir — has been told many times before. But Sides tells it exceedingly well,...

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Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

Opening in July 1914, as Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa to return to India, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1918 traces the Mahatma’s...

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Written in History

Written in History

Outstanding selection of great letters from ancient times to the 21st century, touching on power, love, art, sex, faith, and war.Written in History: Letters that...

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