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  1. The Secret History of the World

    The Secret History of the World

    $16.95

    They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history?or what we come to know as history?has been written by the wrong people? What if everything we've been told is only part of the story? What if it's the wrong part? Learn More
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    The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats

    $14.00

    A thoroughly reasoned, darkly funny, and rampagingly angry defense of America's most maligned social group - the cultural clan variously referred to as rednecks, hillbillies, white trash, crackers, and trailer trash. Learn More
  3. Portable Malcolm X Reader

    The Portable Malcolm X Reader

    $22.00

    A new look at Malcolm X's life and times from his Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer, Manning Marable. Learn More
  4. The Philosophical Breakfast Club (trade paperback)

    The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World

    $16.00

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    The Philosophical Breakfast Club recounts the life and work of four men who met as students at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones. Learn More
  5. The People's Pension

    The People's Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan

    $27.00

    The People's Pension is both groundbreaking history and an indispensable guide for anyone concerned about one of the biggest issues in the upcoming election. Learn More
  6. Mental Floss History of the World

    The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp through Civilization's Best Bits

    $14.99

    “An irreverent romp through history’s best bits,” The Mental Floss History of the World is an amazingly entertaining joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. Learn More
  7. The Lean Years

    The Lean Years: A History of the American Worker, 1920-1933

    $25.00

    The textbook history of the 1920s is a story of Prohibition, flappers, and unbounded prosperity. Learn More
  8. The Indispensable Zinn

    The Indispensable Zinn: The Essential Writings of the "People's Historian"

    $19.95

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    When the historian Howard Zinn died in early 2010, millions mourned the loss of one of our foremost intellectual and political guides: a historian, activist, and truth-teller who, in the words of the New york Times’s Bob Herbert, “peel[ed] back the rosy veneer of much of American history.” Learn More
  9. The Hundred Year Diet

    The Hundred Year Diet: America's Voracious Appetite for Losing Weight

    $24.99

    A lively cultural history of the American weight loss industry that explores the origins of our obsession with dieting. Learn More
  10. The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

    The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

    $16.95

    Howard Zinn's life and work are the stuff of legend. His People's History of the United States has sold over two million copies and has altered how we see and teach history. A hero in word and deed, Zinn's views on freedom, fairness, history, democracy, and our own human potential are educational and transformative. Learn More
  11. The Great Big Book of Horrible Things

    The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities

    $35.00

    A compulsively readable and utterly original account of world history—from an atrocitologist’s point of view. Learn More
  12. The Girls of Atomic City

    The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

    $27.00

    AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Learn More
  13. The Fixer And Other Stories

    The Fixer And Other Stories

    $19.95

    Using old-fashioned pen and paper, award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco reports from the sidelines of wars around the world. Learn More
  14. The Federalist Papers

    The Federalist Papers (Penguin Civic Classics 3)

    $12.00

    In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Learn More
  15. The Eccentropedia

    The Eccentropedia: The Most Unusual People Who Have Ever Lived

    $25.95

    An A-Z of eccentrics! 250 true stories of the most distinctive, self-created people on earth. Learn More
  16. The Disinformation Guide to Ancient Aliens, Lost Civilizations, Astonishing Archaeology and Hidden History

    The Disinformation Guide to Ancient Aliens, Lost Civilizations, Astonishing Archaeology and Hidden History

    $21.95

    Where did "modern" civilization begin? What lies beneath the waves? Do myths describe interstellar impact? How'd they lift that stone? Was the Ark of the Covenant a mechanical device? Were there survivors of an Atlantean catastrophe? Who really discovered the "New" World? Learn More
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    The Devil's Anarchy

    $9.95

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    The Devil's Anarchy: The Sea Robberies Of The Most Famous Pirate Claes G Compaen & The Very Remarkable Travels Of Jan Erasmus Reyning, Buccaneer. Learn More
  18. The Devil In The White City

    The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, And Madness At The Fair That Changed America

    $15.95

    Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. Learn More
  19. The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

    The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution (Penguin Civic Classics 1)

    $12.00

    In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Learn More
  20. America (The Daily Show)

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book) Teacher's Edition: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

    $15.99

    Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government... Learn More
  21. The Congo

    The Congo (The Simple History Series #9)

    $4.00

    A European Invention. Learn More
  22. The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 3

    The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 3

    $22.95

    This long-awaited edition to Gonick's masterpiece deals with history from the rise of Arabia to the Renaissance. Learn More
  23. The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 2

    The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 2

    $23.99

    Collecting volumes 8 - 13. From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome. Learn More
  24. The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 1

    The Cartoon History Of The Universe Volume 1

    $22.95

    Collecting volumes 1 - 7 of the comic.
    From The Big Bang to Alexander The Great. Learn More
  25. The Cartoon History of the United States

    The Cartoon History of the United States

    $17.95

    What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik? Learn More

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