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  1. Life Under the Jolly Roger

    Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy

    $20.00

    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
  2. Legacy of Secrecy

    Legacy Of Secrecy: The Long Shadow Of The JFK Assassination

    $26.95

    The rifle fire in Dallas that killed John F. Kennedy didn’t just start a frantic effort to find his assassins. Learn More
  3. Island of Vice

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

    $27.95

    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
  4. In The Garden Of Beasts

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

    $26.00

    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
  5. How The Irish Became White

    How The Irish Became White

    $24.95

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    Focusing on how the Irish were assimilated as 'whites' in America, Ignatiev uncovers the roots of conflict between Irish-Americans and African-Americans and draws a powerful connection between the embracing of white supremacy and Irish 'success' in 19th Century American society. Learn More
  6. Hitler's Furies

    Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

    $26.00

    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
  7. The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination

    Hidden History of the JFK Assassination

    $28.00

    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
  8. Hedy's Folly

    Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

    $26.95

    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
  9. Haymarket Scrapbook

    Haymarket Scrapbook (25th Anniversary Edition)

    $23.00

    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
  10. Hard Times

    Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression

    $21.95

    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

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