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  1. The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game

    Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game

    $26.99

    Chris Von der Ahe knew next to nothing about baseball when he risked his life’s savings to found the 19th Century St. Louis Browns, the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important—and funniest—figures in the game’s history. Learn More
  2. Summer of '68 (paperback ed.)

    Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever

    $14.99

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    The extraordinary story of the 1968 baseball season—when the game was played to perfection even as the country was being pulled apart at the seams. Learn More
  3. Subversives

    Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

    $40.00

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    Subversives traces the FBI’s secret involvement with three iconic figures at Berkeley during the 1960s: the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr. Learn More
  4. Straight

    Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality

    $26.95

    Like the typewriter and the light bulb, the heterosexual was invented in the 1860s and swiftly and permanently transformed Western culture. The idea of “the heterosexual” was unprecedented. After all, men and women had been having sex, marrying, building families, and sometimes even falling in love for millennia without having any special name for their emotions or acts. Yet, within half a century, “heterosexual” had become a byword for “normal,” enshrined in law, medicine, psychiatry, and the media as a new gold standard for human experience. Learn More
  5. Story Of The Jews

    Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD

    $39.99

    In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. Learn More
  6. Stayin’ Alive (trade paperback)

    Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

    $21.95

    The tortuous path from Nixon to Reagan—think Archie Bunker, Dog Day Afternoon, and Merle Haggard—in a major new work on the cultural and political history of the 1970s, from a prizewinning historian. Learn More
  7. Six Women Of Salem

    Six Women Of Salem: The Untold Story Of The Accused And Their Accusers In The Salem Witch Trials

    $18.99

    Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trials. Learn More
  8. The Silence Of Our Friends

    Silence of Our Friends

    $16.99

    As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families—one white, one black—find common ground. Learn More
  9. Shanty Irish

    Shanty Irish

    $21.95

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    Memories of an Irish-American growing up log-shack poor in small-town Ohio. Learn More
  10. Sex At Dawn (trade paperback)

    Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

    $15.99

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science—as well as religious and cultural institutions—has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages. Learn More

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