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  1. Dancing with Dynamite

    Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America


    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
  2. The Devil's Cloth

    Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes


    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
  3. Dynamite and Roses

    Dynamite and Roses: Lucy and Albert Parsons and the Haymarket Bombing


    Workers' militias, bombs, anarchists, unions, the struggle for the eight-hour day culminating in the Haymarket riot set in fire-ravaged Chicago. This is the true story of Lucy and Albert Parsons, the political storm that swirled around them and the men who were hung for practicing free speech too recklessly. Learn More
  4. Eastern Shore Beer

    Eastern Shore Beer: The Heady History of Chesapeake Brewing


    When Great Britain levied heavy taxes against the colonies, the Eastern Shore's first beer geek, John Beale Bordley, swore off English ales and set his substantial estate to perfecting his own home brews. Learn More
  5. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test


    Tom Wolfe's much-discussed kaleidoscopic non-fiction novel chronicles the tale of novelist Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. Learn More
  6. Empress Dowager Cixi

    Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China


    In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son’s regents and placed herself as the true source of power—governing through a silk screen that separated her from her male officials. Learn More
  7. The Enchanted Forest

    Enchanted Forest: Memories of Maryland's Storybook Park


    The history of the Enchanted Forest is one of magical beginnings. Learn More
  8. F*ck: The History of the World in 65 Unfortunate Incidents

    F*ck: The History of the World in 65 Unfortunate Incidents


    This snarky little graphic volume is like a "Book of Hours" for pessimists and contrarians everywhere. Everything has a downside, if only you looked at it the right way. Award-winning cartoonist Martin Rowson tells the story of Earth, from start to finish, in sixty-seven savagely witty, splendidly satirical vignettes. Learn More
  9. Fear And Lotathing On The Campaign Trail '72

    Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72


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    Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Learn More
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    Fighting For Freedom


    ...Because A Better World Is Possible. Learn More
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    Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America


    On that July evening in 1946, the leader counted aloud and the mob of white men fired. Seconds later, the leader counted again, 'One, two, three,' and the mob fired once more. Learn More
  12. Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas

    Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas


    Curated by the Justseeds Artists' Collective, Firebrands is 192 pages of art, world history, and dangerous information. Learn More
  13. Forbidden History

    Forbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization


    Challenges the scientific theories on the establishment of civilization and technology. Contains 42 essays by 17 key thinkers in the fields of alternative science and history, including Christopher Dunn, Frank Joseph, Will Hart, Rand Flem-Ath, and Moira Timmes. Learn More
  14. Founding Myths

    Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past


    First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael’s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. Learn More
  15. From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States

    From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States


    Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of 'impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity... that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter,' From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. Learn More
  16. Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

    Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln


    Perhaps the greatest speech in American history--certainly the best-known--is beautifully typeset, designed and augmented in this slim, affordable volume. Learn More
  17. Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power

    Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times


    The story of some of the most important and little-known activists of the 1960s, in a deeply soucrced narrative history. Learn More
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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