HISTORY

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The History Of White People

    The History of White People

    $17.95

    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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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