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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Lincoln Speeches

    Lincoln Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics 4)


    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
  5. 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
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    Lies Across America


    What our historic sites get wrong. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The League of Outsider Basebell

    League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball's Forgotten Heroes


    From an award-winning graphic artist and baseball historian comes a strikingly original illustrated history of baseball’s forgotten heroes, including stars of the Negro Leagues, barnstorming teams, semi-pro leagues, foreign leagues, and famous players like Shoeless Joe Jackson, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Joe DiMaggio before they achieved notoriety. Learn More
  10. The Bronx Is Burning

    Ladies And Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City


    A kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City in 1977, The Bronx Is Burning is the story of two epic battles: the fight between Yankee Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Mario Cuomo and Ed Koch for the city's mayorship. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Inside The Dream Palace

    Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel


    Since its founding by a utopian-minded French architect in 1884, New York’s Chelsea Hotel has been a hotbed of artistic invention and inspiration. Learn More
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Howard L. Bingham's Black Panthers 1968

    Howard L. Bingham's Black Panthers 1968


    Forty years after Life magazine sent writer Gilbert Moore and photographer Howard Bingham to document and tell the story of the Black Panthers. Learn More
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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