History

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WILMINGTON'S LIE (WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE): THE MURDEROUS COUP OF 1898 AND THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY

Written by Zucchino, David
WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans
January 19, 2021 | PB | Grove Press |
$18.00
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FRANCHISE: THE GOLDEN ARCHES IN BLACK AMERICA

Written by Chatelain, Marcia
Just as The Color of Law provided a vital understanding of redlining and racial segregation, Marcia Chatelain's Franchise investigates the complex interrelationship between black communities and America's largest, most popular fast food chain.
January 19, 2021 | PB | Liveright Publishing Corporation |
$18.95
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FROM PEOPLES INTO NATIONS: A HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE

Written by Connelly, John
A sweeping narrative history of Eastern Europe from the late eighteenth century to today In the 1780s, the Habsburg monarch Joseph II decreed that henceforth German would be the language of his realm.
January 11, 2022 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 968 Pages |
$24.95
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CHURCH OF SAINT THOMAS PAINE: A RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF AMERICAN SECULARISM

Written by Schmidt, Leigh Eric
The forgotten story of the nineteenth-century freethinkers and twentieth-century humanists who tried to build their own secular religion In The Church of Saint Thomas Paine, Leigh Eric Schmidt tells the surprising story of how freethinking liberals in nineteenth-century America promoted a secular religion of humanity centered on the deistic revolutionary Thomas Paine (1737-180
October 5, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 272 Pages |
$27.95
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MAKE GOOD THE PROMISES: RECLAIMING RECONSTRUCTION AND ITS LEGACIES

Written by Gardullo, Paul
The companion volume to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibit, opening in September 2021With a Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Eric Foner and a preface by veteran museum director and historian Spencer Crew
September 14, 2021 | Hardcover | Amistad Press | 224 Pages |
$29.99
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FIRST PRINCIPLES: WHAT AMERICA'S FOUNDERS LEARNED FROM THE GREEKS AND ROMANS AND HOW THAT SHAPED OUR COUNTRY

Written by Ricks, Thomas E
Ricks knocks it out of the park with this jewel of a book. On every page I learned something new. Read it every night if you want to restore your faith in our country. -- James Mattis, General, U.S. Marines (ret.) & 26th Secretary of Defense
November 9, 2021 | Paperback | Harper Perennial | 416 Pages |
$18.99
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ROAD TO DIEN BIEN PHU: A HISTORY OF THE FIRST WAR FOR VIETNAM

Written by Goscha, Christopher
A multifaceted history of Ho Chi Minh's climactic victory over French colonial might that foreshadowed America's experience in Vietnam On May 7, 1954, when the bullets stopped and the air stilled in Dien Bien Phu, there was no doubt that Vietnam could fight a mighty colonial power and win.
January 11, 2022 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 512 Pages |
$35.00
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JESUITS: A HISTORY

Written by Friedrich, Markus
The most comprehensive and up-to-date exploration of one of the most important religious orders in the modern world Since its founding by Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, the Society of Jesus--more commonly known as the Jesuits--has played a critical role in the events of modern history.
February 1, 2022 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 872 Pages |
$39.95
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TWELVE CAESARS: IMAGES OF POWER FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO THE MODERN

Written by Beard, Mary
From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years What does the face of power look like? Who gets commemorated in art and why? And how do we react to statues of politicians we deplore?
October 12, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 384 Pages |
$35.00
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BRIGHT AGES: A NEW HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Written by Perry, David M
A lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common misperceptions of the European Middle Ages, showing the beauty and communion that flourished alongside the dark brutality--a brilliant reflection of humanity itself.The word "medieval" conjures images of the "Dark Ages"--centuries of ignorance, superstition, stasis, savagery, and poor hygiene.
December 7, 2021 | Hardcover | Harper | 320 Pages |
$29.99

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