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  1. Revolution 1989

    Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire


    Revolution 1989 is the first in-depth, authoritative account of a few months that changed the world. Learn More
  2. Remembering Jim Crow

    Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South


    Praised as “viscerally powerful” (Publishers Weekly), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies. Learn More
  3. The Poisoner's Handbook

    Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York


    A beguiling concoction-equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller. Learn More
  4. Playing As If The World Mattered

    Playing As If The World Mattered: An Illustrated History Of Activism In Sports


    The world of sports is often associated with commercialism, corruption, and reckless competition. Learn More
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    Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine


    Tyler E. Boudreau is a twelve-year veteran of the Marine Corps infantry. He trained and committed himself physically and intellectually to the military life. Then his intense devotion began to disintegrate, bit by bit, during his final mission in Iraq. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

    Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English


    A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar. Learn More
  8. Original Zinn

    Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics


    Historian, activist, and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for public radio numerous times over the past decade. Original Zinn is a collection of their conversations, showcasing the acclaimed author of A People's History of the United States at his most engaging and provocative. Learn More
  9. Operatin Massacre

    Operation Massacre


    1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. Learn More
  10. On Paper

    On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History


    A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers—written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things book-related: A Gentle Madness; Patience and Fortitude (“How could any intelligent, literate person not just love this book?”—Simon Winchester); and A Splendor of Letters (“Elegant, wry, and humane”—André Bernard, New York Observer). Learn More
  11. On Highway 61 (paperback)

    On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom


    On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. \ Learn More
  12. 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
  13. Modern Utopian

    Modern Utopian: Alternative Communities of the '60s and '70s


    Back to the Land. Urban communes. Sustainable cooperatives. Thirty years ago, alternative communities swept the nation. Today, with sustainability, peak oil and retirement concerns, people of all ages are reviving and expanding notions of cooperative living as new communities form and thrive. Learn More
  14. The Mental Floss History of the United States

    Mental Floss History of the United States


    The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. Medieval Warfare #5 (Vol. 5)

    Medieval Warfare #5 (Vol. 5)


    The revival of infantry tactics in the Late Middle Ages. Learn More
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Maryland Legends

    Maryland Legends: Folklore from the Old Line State


    The demon car of Seven Hills Road, the ominous Hell House above the Patapsco River, the mythical Snallygaster of western Maryland--these are the extraordinary tales and bizarre creatures that color Maryland's folklore. Learn More
  20. Marshall Law

    Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther


    In 1970, the feds framed Eddie Conway for the murder of a Baltimore City Police officer. He was 24 years old. They threw him in prison, took him away from his family, his friends, and his organizing, and tried to relegate him to a life marked by nothing but legal appeals, riots and lockdowns, transfers from one penal colony to the next. But they failed. Learn More
  21. March Book 2

    March Book 2


    Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell. Learn More
  22. March Book 1

    March Book 1


    Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, a man who has witnessed history in the making and helped make history himself as one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. Learn More
  23. The Mansion of Happiness (tpb)

    Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death


    Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave. Learn More
  24. Malcolm X

    Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention


    The late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Learn More
  25. 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

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