HISTORY

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  1. The American Slave Coast

    American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry

    $35.00

    The American Slave Coast offers a provocative vision of US history from earliest colonial times through emancipation that presents even the most familiar events and figures in a revealing new light. Learn More
  2. The Ghosts of Ellis Island

    JR And Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island

    $39.95

    In August 2014 the French artist JR received an unprecedented invitation to work in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, a building on the south side of the island that has been abandoned and closed to visitors since 1954. Learn More
  3. On Paper

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

    $35.00

    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
  4. Rise to Greatness

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

    $30.00

    The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation’s history Learn More
  5. Story Of The Jews

    Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD

    $39.99

    In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. Learn More
  6. The Great Big Book of Horrible Things

    The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities

    $35.00

    A compulsively readable and utterly original account of world history—from an atrocitologist’s point of view. Learn More
  7. The Witches

    Witches: Salem, 1692

    $32.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. Learn More
  8. Witness to the Revolution

    Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

    $30.00

    NOT YET AVAILABLE. This title is currently scheduled to arrive in May 31, 2016. Reserve your copy now. Note: release dates and prices are subject to change. Learn More

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