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  1. Maryland Legends

    Maryland Legends: Folklore from the Old Line State


    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
  2. Maryland's Amusement Parks

    Maryland's Amusement Parks


    From Ferris wheels to roller coasters to tunnels of love, everyone has a favorite amusement park memory. For nearly 130 years, many of those memories have been made at Maryland's amusement parks. Learn More
  3. Maryland's Motion Picture Theaters

    Maryland's Motion Picture Theaters


    Since movies were first exhibited in the late 19th century, Maryland has been home to hundreds of theaters. Some of these theaters were built for movies, but others were traditional theaters, academies of music, lodge halls, and even town halls. Learn More
  4. Medieval Warfare #5 (Vol. 5)

    Medieval Warfare #5 (Vol. 5)


    The revival of infantry tactics in the Late Middle Ages. Learn More
  5. Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf


    In 1922, just four years after the war to end all wars, an unknown Austrian then living in Bavaria planned a pamphlet to be called Settling Accounts. Learn More
  6. The Mental Floss History of the United States

    Mental Floss History of the United States


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

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


    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
  8. Not In My Neighborhood

    Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City


    Eugenics, racial thinking, and white supremacist attitudes influenced even the federal government's actions toward housing in the 20th century, dooming American cities to ghettoization. Learn More
  9. On Highway 61 (paperback)

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


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

    On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History


    A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers—written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things book-related: A Gentle Madness; Patience and Fortitude (“How could any intelligent, literate person not just love this book?”—Simon Winchester); and A Splendor of Letters (“Elegant, wry, and humane”—André Bernard, New York Observer). Learn More
  11. Operatin Massacre

    Operation Massacre


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

    Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics


    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
  13. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

    Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English


    A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar. Learn More
  14. Outsider Baseball

    Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950


    Outsider Baseball is the story of a forgotten world, where independent professional ball clubs zig-zagged across America, plying their trade in big cities and small villages alike. Included among the former and future major leaguers were mercenaries, scalawags, and outcasts. Learn More
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    Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine


    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
  16. Playing As If The World Mattered

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


    The world of sports is often associated with commercialism, corruption, and reckless competition. Learn More
  17. The Poisoner's Handbook

    Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York


    A beguiling concoction-equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller. Learn More
  18. Remembering Jim Crow

    Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South


    Praised as “viscerally powerful” (Publishers Weekly), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies. Learn More
  19. Revolution 1989

    Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire


    Revolution 1989 is the first in-depth, authoritative account of a few months that changed the world. Learn More
  20. Rise to Greatness

    Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year


    The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation’s history Learn More
  21. Roots of Steel

    Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town


    As the American economy seeks to restructure itself, Roots of Steel is a powerful, candid, and eye-opening reminder of the people who have been left behind. Learn More
  22. Safe Area Gorazde: The Special Edition

    Safe Area Gorazde: The Special Edition


    First released in 2000, Safe Area Gorazde confirmed Sacco as one of the pre-eminent journalists of his time, and earned him a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship. Now for its 10th anniversary, Fantagraphics is releasing an expanded hardcover edition which, much like 2007’s Palestine: The Special Edition, supplements the original work with page after page of special features, listed below. Learn More
  23. Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

    Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother


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    The ever erudite, always delightfully curious Simon Schama returns with Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, a wonderful compendium of thirty provocative, witty, enlightening, and stimulating essays previously published but collected in a single volume for the first time. One of our most distinguished historians and commentators, Schama, the acclaimed author of The American Future: A History, explores an amazing diversity of topics—from the political to the personal, from the earth-shaking to the mundane, from ice cream to Churchill to Hurricane Katrina and everything in-between. In Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, Simon Schama opens up his—and our—wide world to us. Learn More
  24. Secret Lives Of The Civil War

    Secret Lives Of The Civil War


    What Your Teachers Never Told You About the War Between the States. Learn More
  25. Selections from Free America and Other Works cover

    Selections From Free America And Other Works


    'One of the most curious of delusions is the belief that widespread and deep-rooted evils can be cured by trifling remedies.' Learn More

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