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  1. Born Fighting

    Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America

    $15.95

    More than 27 million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots, whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the border between England and Scotland, and later in the bitter settlements of England’s Ulster Plantation in Northern Ireland. Learn More
  2. The Bully Pulpit  (paperback)

    Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

    $22.00

    The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . . spectacular mergers produce giant companies . . . the influence of money in politics deepens . . . bombs explode in crowded streets . . . small wars proliferate far from our shores . . . a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life. Learn More
  3. Censors at Work

    Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature

    $27.95

    This absorbing history by a brilliant scholar and writer deepens our understanding of how censorship works. Learn More
  4. Children of the Days

    Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History

    $16.99

    Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano’s Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Learn More
  5. Children of the Days

    Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History

    $26.99

    Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano’s Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Learn More
  6. Coffin Point

    Coffin Point: The Strange Cases Of Ed McTeer, WitchDoctor Sheriff

    $26.00

    Ed McTeer was the sheriff of island-bound Beaufort County, South Carolina, for 36 years. The "Boy Sheriff" was only 22 when he was appointed to finish his dead father's term in 1926; he held the office until being voted out in 1962. Learn More
  7. Collapse

    Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed

    $18.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel examines the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations. Learn More
  8. Comedians

    Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy

    $28.00

    In The Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff’s groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years. Learn More
  9. Command & Control (paperback)

    Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety

    $18.00

    Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. Learn More
  10. Common Sense

    Common Sense (Penguin Civic Classics 2)

    $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
  11. Confederates In The Attic

    Confederates In The Attic: Dispatches From The Unfinished Civil War

    $16.99

    When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. Learn More
  12. Constitutional Myths (paperback)

    Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get It Right

    $17.95

    Americans on both sides of the aisle love to reference the Constitution as the ultimate source of truth. But which truth? What did the framers really have in mind? Learn More
  13. Cork Wine Stopper

    Cork Wine Stopper

    Regular Price: $11.95

    Special Price: $9.95

    Decorate your wine bottle with this unique cork stopper. Learn More
  14. Cotton Tenants (paperback)

    Cotton Tenants: Three Families

    $16.95

    A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer. Learn More
  15. Creating a Movement with Teeth

    Creating a Movement with Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brigade

    $24.95

    Bursting into existence in the Pacific Northwest in 1975, the George Jackson Brigade claimed 14 pipe bombings against corporate and state targets, as many bank robberies, and the daring rescue of a jailed member. Learn More
  16. Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959

    Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment

    $24.00

    Uncritically lauded by many on the left, and impulsively denounced by the right, the Cuban revolution is almost universally viewed in one-dimensional Farber, one of its most informed left-wing critics, provides a much-needed critical assessment of the revolution’s impact and legacy. Learn More
  17. The Curse of Lono

    Curse of Lono

    $29.99

    A wild ride to dark Americana: Hunter S. Thompson’s and Ralph Steadman’s most eccentric book. Learn More
  18. Dancing with Dynamite

    Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America

    $15.95

    In the past decade, grassroots social movements played major roles in electing left-leaning governments throughout Latin America, but subsequent relations between the streets and the states remain uneasy. Learn More
  19. The Dark Net

    Dark Net: Inside The Digital Underworld

    $27.95

    Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit—a world of Google, Facebook, and Twitter—lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities, and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be anyone, or do anything, they want. This is the world of Bitcoin and Silk Road, of radicalism and pornography. This is the Dark Net. Learn More
  20. Days of Rage (paperback)

    Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

    $18.00

    From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s. Learn More
  21. Dead Wake (paperback)

    Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

    $17.00

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania. Learn More
  22. Demanding the Impossible

    Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism

    $28.95

    Navigating the broad 'river of anarchy', from Taoism to Situationism, from Ranters to Punk rockers, from individualists to communists, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, Demanding the Impossible is an authoritative and lively study of a widely misunderstood subject. Learn More
  23. Destiny of the Republic

    Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    $28.95

    James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. Learn More
  24. Devil Is Here In These Hills (paperback)

    Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom

    $20.00

    From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. Learn More
  25. The Devil's Cloth

    Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes

    $12.00

    To stripe a surface serves to distinguish it, to point it out, to oppose it or associate it with another surface, and thus to classify it, to keep an eye on it, to verify it, even to censor it. Learn More

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