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  1. Cartoon History of the World Vol. 1

    The Cartoon History Of The Modern World Volume 1


    Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick's award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World. This book starts off with peoples that Columbus "discovered" and ends with the U.S. Revolution. Learn More
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    The Big Chill


    The Great, Unreported Story Of The Bush Inauguration Protest. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush cover

    The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush


    Several books have argued a hypothetical case for impeaching George W. Bush, but Congressman Dennis Kucinich grabbed the bull by the horns and put forward 35 Articles of Impeachment before Congress in June 2008. Learn More
  5. Territories in Resistance

    Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements


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    "Emancipation," argues Raúl Zibechi, "is not an objective but a way of life." Learn More
  6. 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
  7. Supreme Court Decisions

    Supreme Court Decisions (Penguin Civic Classics 6)


    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
  8. The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game (paperback)

    Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game


    Chris Von der Ahe knew next to nothing about baseball when he risked his life’s savings to found the 19th Century St. Louis Browns, the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important—and funniest—figures in the game’s history. Learn More
  9. Summer of '68 (paperback ed.)

    Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever


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    The extraordinary story of the 1968 baseball season—when the game was played to perfection even as the country was being pulled apart at the seams. Learn More
  10. Subversives

    Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power


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    Subversives traces the FBI’s secret involvement with three iconic figures at Berkeley during the 1960s: the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr. Learn More
  11. Story Of The Jews

    Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD


    In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. Learn More
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Six Women Of Salem

    Six Women Of Salem: The Untold Story Of The Accused And Their Accusers In The Salem Witch Trials


    Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trials. Learn More
  16. The Silence Of Our Friends

    Silence of Our Friends


    As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families—one white, one black—find common ground. Learn More
  17. A Short History Of Nuclear Folly

    Short History Of Nuclear Folly


    In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe Learn More
  18. Shanty Irish

    Shanty Irish


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    Memories of an Irish-American growing up log-shack poor in small-town Ohio. Learn More
  19. Sex At Dawn (trade paperback)

    Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships


    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science—as well as religious and cultural institutions—has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages. Learn More
  20. Seven American Deaths and Disasters

    Seven American Deaths and Disasters


    What are the words we use to describe something that we never thought we'd have to describe? Learn More
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    Selections From Free America And Other Works


    'One of the most curious of delusions is the belief that widespread and deep-rooted evils can be cured by trifling remedies.' Learn More
  22. Secret Lives Of The Civil War

    Secret Lives Of The Civil War


    What Your Teachers Never Told You About the War Between the States. Learn More
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Roots of Steel

    Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town


    As the American economy seeks to restructure itself, Roots of Steel is a powerful, candid, and eye-opening reminder of the people who have been left behind. Learn More

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