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  1. Lies Across America cover

    Lies Across America


    What our historic sites get wrong. Learn More
  2. Lenin's Tomb

    Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire


    "An engrossing and essential addition to the human and political literature of our time."--The New York Times Learn More
  3. 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
  4. KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

    KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps


    The first comprehensive history of the Nazi concentration camps. Learn More
  5. Just When You Thought Things Couldn't Get Worse cover

    Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse


    Edward Sorel is widely recognized as America's premier illustrator. Learn More
  6. The Ghosts of Ellis Island

    JR And Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island


    In August 2014 the French artist JR received an unprecedented invitation to work in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, a building on the south side of the island that has been abandoned and closed to visitors since 1954. Learn More
  7. Joke's Over

    Joke's Over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me


    In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for when he met Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby. Learn More
  8. Island Of Vice (paperback)

    Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York


    When young Theodore Roosevelt was appointed police commissioner of New York City, he had the astounding gall to try to shut down the brothels, gambling joints, and after-hours saloons. This is the story of how TR took on Manhattan vice . . . and vice won. Learn More
  9. The Invention Of Murder

    Invention Of Murder: How The Victorians Revelled In Death And Detection And Created Modern Crime


    In this fascinating exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders examines some of the most gripping cases that captivated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction. Learn More
  10. In The Garden Of Beasts

    In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin


    Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, the bestselling author of Devil in the White City turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. Learn More
  11. Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left (tpb)

    Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left


    Howard Zinn was perhaps the best-known and most widely celebrated popular interpreter of American history in the twentieth century, renowned as a bestselling author, a political activist, a lecturer, and one of America’s most recognizable and admired progressive voices. Learn More
  12. Howard Zinn On History

    Howard Zinn On History


    A handy pocket guide on the uses of history - and the power of history when it is put to the service of the struggle for human rights - by America's most beloved radical historian. Learn More
  13. How The World Was

    How The World Was: A California Childhood


    In 1994, French cartoonist Emmanuel Guibert befriended an American veteran named Alan Cope and began creating his new friend's graphic biography. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. The History Of White People

    History of White People


    Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of “whiteness” for economic, scientific, and political ends. Learn More
  16. A History Of Weapons

    History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults And Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up


    One day a prehistoric guy picked up a rock and threw it at something. And the history of weapons began. Learn More
  17. History Magazine's Heroes & Desperados

    History Magazine's Heroes And Desperados


    David A. Norris regales us with tales of good guys, and bad guys through the ages. Learn More
  18. Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power

    Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times


    The story of some of the most important and little-known activists of the 1960s, in a deeply soucrced narrative history. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Haymarket Scrapbook

    Haymarket Scrapbook (25th Anniversary Edition)


    Marking the 125th anniversary of the 1886 bombing at Chicago's Haymarket Square, in a revised and expanded edition co-published with the Charles H. Kerr Company, this profusely illustrated anthology reproduces hundreds of original documents, speeches, posters, and handbills, as well as contributions by many of today's finest labor and radical historians focusing on Haymarket's enduring influence around the world—including the eight-hour workday. Learn More
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Guilford



    Guilford, which debuted in 1913 as a collaboration of the Roland Park Company and the acclaimed Olmsted Brothers, became a model for suburban developments nationally. Learn More

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