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  1. In The Garden Of Beasts

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

    $16.00

    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
  2. Inside The Dream Palace

    Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel

    $15.95

    Since its founding by a utopian-minded French architect in 1884, New York’s Chelsea Hotel has been a hotbed of artistic invention and inspiration. Learn More
  3. The Invention Of Murder

    Invention Of Murder: How The Victorians Revelled In Death And Detection And Created Modern Crime

    $16.99

    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
  4. Island Of Vice (paperback)

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

    $16.00

    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
  5. Joke's Over

    Joke's Over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me

    $15.95

    In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for when he met Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby. Learn More
  6. Just When You Thought Things Couldn't Get Worse cover

    Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse

    $18.95

    Edward Sorel is widely recognized as America's premier illustrator. Learn More
  7. The Bronx Is Burning

    Ladies And Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

    $18.00

    A kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City in 1977, The Bronx Is Burning is the story of two epic battles: the fight between Yankee Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Mario Cuomo and Ed Koch for the city's mayorship. Learn More
  8. Lenin's Tomb

    Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

    $18.00

    "An engrossing and essential addition to the human and political literature of our time."--The New York Times Learn More
  9. Lies Across America cover

    Lies Across America

    $16.00

    What our historic sites get wrong. Learn More
  10. Lincoln Speeches

    Lincoln Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics 4)

    $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. Malcolm X

    Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

    $18.00

    The late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Learn More
  12. The Mansion of Happiness (tpb)

    Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death

    $16.00

    Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave. Learn More
  13. March Book 1

    March Book 1

    $14.95

    Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, a man who has witnessed history in the making and helped make history himself as one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. Learn More
  14. March Book 2

    March Book 2

    $19.95

    Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell. Learn More
  15. Marshall Law

    Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther

    $15.95

    In 1970, the feds framed Eddie Conway for the murder of a Baltimore City Police officer. He was 24 years old. They threw him in prison, took him away from his family, his friends, and his organizing, and tried to relegate him to a life marked by nothing but legal appeals, riots and lockdowns, transfers from one penal colony to the next. But they failed. Learn More
  16. Maryland Legends

    Maryland Legends: Folklore from the Old Line State

    $16.99

    The demon car of Seven Hills Road, the ominous Hell House above the Patapsco River, the mythical Snallygaster of western Maryland--these are the extraordinary tales and bizarre creatures that color Maryland's folklore. Learn More
  17. Medieval Warfare #2 (Vol. 6)

    Medieval Warfare #2 (Vol. 6)

    $10.99

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    The revival of infantry tactics in the Late Middle Ages. Learn More
  18. The Mental Floss History of the United States

    Mental Floss History of the United States

    $15.99

    The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America. Learn More
  19. Modern Utopian

    Modern Utopian: Alternative Communities of the '60s and '70s

    $19.95

    Back to the Land. Urban communes. Sustainable cooperatives. Thirty years ago, alternative communities swept the nation. Today, with sustainability, peak oil and retirement concerns, people of all ages are reviving and expanding notions of cooperative living as new communities form and thrive. Learn More
  20. On Highway 61 (paperback)

    On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

    $16.95

    On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. \ Learn More
  21. Operatin Massacre

    Operation Massacre

    $16.95

    1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. Learn More
  22. Original Zinn

    Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics

    $13.95

    Historian, activist, and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for public radio numerous times over the past decade. Original Zinn is a collection of their conversations, showcasing the acclaimed author of A People's History of the United States at his most engaging and provocative. Learn More
  23. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

    Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English

    $15.00

    A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar. Learn More
  24. Packing Inferno cover

    Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine

    $16.95

    Tyler E. Boudreau is a twelve-year veteran of the Marine Corps infantry. He trained and committed himself physically and intellectually to the military life. Then his intense devotion began to disintegrate, bit by bit, during his final mission in Iraq. Learn More
  25. Playing As If The World Mattered

    Playing As If The World Mattered: An Illustrated History Of Activism In Sports

    $14.95

    The world of sports is often associated with commercialism, corruption, and reckless competition. Learn More

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