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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The Enchanted Forest

    Enchanted Forest: Memories of Maryland's Storybook Park


    The history of the Enchanted Forest is one of magical beginnings. Learn More
  5. 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
  6. 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
  9. 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
  10. For All The People (new edition)

    For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America


    The survival of indigenous communities and the first European settlers alike depended on a deeply cooperative style of living and working, based around common lands, shared food and labor. Cooperative movements proved integral to the grassroots organizations and struggles challenging the domination of unbridled capitalism in America’s formative years. Holding aloft the vision for an alternative economic system based on cooperative industry, they have played a vital, and dynamic role in the struggle to create a better world. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Ghost Army of World War II

    Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery


    In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs—including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey—landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Learn More
  16. Ghosts Behind the Sun

    Ghosts Behind the Sun: Splendor, Enigma And Death: Mondo Memphis Volume 1


    Tav Falco's sprawling study of Memphis begins with the Civil War massacre at Fort Pillow, the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 and the grisly murders of the Harp Brothers. Learn More
  17. The Great Grisby

    Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional Animals


    A scholar, psychoanalyst, and cultural critic explores the multifaceted role dogs play in our world in this charming bestiary of dogs from literature, lore, and life. Learn More
  18. Guilford



    Guilford, which debuted in 1913 as a collaboration of the Roland Park Company and the acclaimed Olmsted Brothers, became a model for suburban developments nationally. Learn More
  19. Hampden-Woodberry



    The urban Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden-Woodberry began as a mill village in rural Baltimore County, where the swift-flowing waters of Jones Falls provided the power for early gristmills. Learn More
  20. Hard Times

    Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression


    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
  21. Harem

    Harem: The World Behind the Veil


    A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, translated into twenty-five languages. Learn More
  22. Hedy's Folly

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


    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
  23. The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination

    Hidden History of the JFK Assassination


    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
  24. 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
  25. History Magazine's Heroes & Desperados

    History Magazine's Heroes And Desperados


    David A. Norris regales us with tales of good guys, and bad guys through the ages. Learn More

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