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  1. Hampden-Woodberry



    The urban Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden-Woodberry began as a mill village in rural Baltimore County, where the swift-flowing waters of Jones Falls provided the power for early gristmills. Learn More
  2. Hard Times

    Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression


    First published in 1970, Studs Terkel’s bestselling Hard Times has been called “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit” (Saturday Review) and “an invaluable record” (The New York Times). Learn More
  3. Harem

    Harem: The World Behind the Veil


    A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, translated into twenty-five languages. Learn More
  4. Hedy's Folly

    Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World


    What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common? The answer is spread-spectrum radio: a revolutionary inven­tion based on the rapid switching of communications sig­nals among a spread of different frequencies. Without this technology, we would not have the digital comforts that we take for granted today. Learn More
  5. The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination

    Hidden History of the JFK Assassination


    November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the tragedy that has haunted America ever since. For the first time, this concise and compelling book pierces the veil of secrecy to fully document the small, tightly-held conspiracy that killed President John F. Kennedy. It explains why he was murdered, and how it was done in a way that forced many records to remain secret for almost fifty years. Learn More
  6. Hitler's Furies

    Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields


    Wendy Lower’s stunning account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front powerfully revises history, proving that we have ignored the reality of women’s participation in the Holocaust, including as brutal killers. Learn More
  7. Legacy of Secrecy

    Legacy Of Secrecy: The Long Shadow Of The JFK Assassination


    The rifle fire in Dallas that killed John F. Kennedy didn’t just start a frantic effort to find his assassins. Learn More
  8. Life Under the Jolly Roger

    Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy


    Over the last couple of decades an ideological battle has raged over the political legacy and cultural symbolism of the "golden age" pirates who roamed the seas between the Caribbean Islands and the Indian Ocean from 1690 to 1725. They are depicted as romanticized villains on the one hand, and as genuine social rebels on the other. Learn More
  9. Love and Struggle

    Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond


    Written from the maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost 30 years, this enlightening memoir chronicles the militant career of David Gilbert, a radical activist whose incarceration is due to his involvement in the 1981 Brinks robbery, an attempted expropriation that resulted in four deaths. Learn More
  10. Maryland's Amusement Parks

    Maryland's Amusement Parks


    From Ferris wheels to roller coasters to tunnels of love, everyone has a favorite amusement park memory. For nearly 130 years, many of those memories have been made at Maryland's amusement parks. Learn More
  11. Maryland's Motion Picture Theaters

    Maryland's Motion Picture Theaters


    Since movies were first exhibited in the late 19th century, Maryland has been home to hundreds of theaters. Some of these theaters were built for movies, but others were traditional theaters, academies of music, lodge halls, and even town halls. Learn More
  12. Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf


    In 1922, just four years after the war to end all wars, an unknown Austrian then living in Bavaria planned a pamphlet to be called Settling Accounts. Learn More
  13. Not In My Neighborhood

    Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City


    Eugenics, racial thinking, and white supremacist attitudes influenced even the federal government's actions toward housing in the 20th century, dooming American cities to ghettoization. Learn More
  14. Outsider Baseball

    Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950


    Outsider Baseball is the story of a forgotten world, where independent professional ball clubs zig-zagged across America, plying their trade in big cities and small villages alike. Included among the former and future major leaguers were mercenaries, scalawags, and outcasts. Learn More
  15. Safe Area Gorazde: The Special Edition

    Safe Area Gorazde: The Special Edition


    First released in 2000, Safe Area Gorazde confirmed Sacco as one of the pre-eminent journalists of his time, and earned him a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship. Now for its 10th anniversary, Fantagraphics is releasing an expanded hardcover edition which, much like 2007’s Palestine: The Special Edition, supplements the original work with page after page of special features, listed below. Learn More
  16. Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

    Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother


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    The ever erudite, always delightfully curious Simon Schama returns with Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, a wonderful compendium of thirty provocative, witty, enlightening, and stimulating essays previously published but collected in a single volume for the first time. One of our most distinguished historians and commentators, Schama, the acclaimed author of The American Future: A History, explores an amazing diversity of topics—from the political to the personal, from the earth-shaking to the mundane, from ice cream to Churchill to Hurricane Katrina and everything in-between. In Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, Simon Schama opens up his—and our—wide world to us. Learn More
  17. Shanty Irish

    Shanty Irish


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    Memories of an Irish-American growing up log-shack poor in small-town Ohio. Learn More
  18. St. Marks Is Dead

    St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street


    A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks―the epicenter of American cool. Learn More
  19. Stars And Strikes

    Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76


    Dan Epstein scored a cult hit with Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s. Now he returns with a riotous look at the most pivotal season of the decade. Learn More
  20. Stayin’ Alive (trade paperback)

    Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class


    The tortuous path from Nixon to Reagan—think Archie Bunker, Dog Day Afternoon, and Merle Haggard—in a major new work on the cultural and political history of the 1970s, from a prizewinning historian. Learn More
  21. Team of Rivals

    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


    This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Learn More
  22. The Angry Brigade

    The Angry Brigade: A History of Britain's First Urban Guerilla Group


    “You can't reform profit capitalism and inhumanity. Just kick it till it breaks.” —Angry Brigade, communique Learn More
  23. The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 1

    The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 1


    Collecting volumes 1 - 7 of the comic.
    From The Big Bang to Alexander The Great. Learn More
  24. The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 2

    The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 2


    Collecting volumes 8 - 13. From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome. Learn More
  25. The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 3

    The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 3


    This long-awaited edition to Gonick's masterpiece deals with history from the rise of Arabia to the Renaissance. Learn More

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