History

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PATHOGENESIS: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN EIGHT PLAGUES

Written by Kennedy, Jonathan
A sweeping look at how the major transformations in history--from the rise of Homo sapiens to the birth of capitalism--have been shaped not by humans but by germs According to the accepted narrative of progress, humans have thrived thanks to their brains and brawn, to actions undertaken individually and collectively that have bent the arc of history.
March 14, 2023 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 336 Pages |
$30.00
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CURSE OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE: A NOTORIOUS SCOUNDREL, A MYTHICAL MANUSCRIPT, AND THE BIGGEST SCANDAL IN LITERARY HISTORY

Written by Warner, Joel
The captivating, deeply reported true story of how one of the most notorious novels ever written--Marquis de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom--landed at the heart of one of the biggest scams in modern literary history.
February 21, 2023 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) |
$28.99
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FATHERLAND: A MEMOIR OF WAR, CONSCIENCE, AND FAMILY SECRETS

Written by Bilger, Burkhard
A New Yorker staff writer investigates his grandfather, a Nazi Party Chief, in this unflinching, gorgeously written, and deeply moving exploration of morality, family, and war" (Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Empire of Pain). What do we owe the past? How to make peace with a dark family history? Burkhard Bilger hardly knew his grandfather growing up.
April 11, 2023 | Hardcover | Random House | 352 Pages |
$28.99
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UNDAUNTED: HOW WOMEN CHANGED AMERICAN JOURNALISM

Written by Kroeger, Brooke
An essential history of women in American journalism, showcasing the most renowned trailblazers since 1840. Undaunted is a representative history of the American women who ignored every impediment put in their way to do journalism's most valued work.
May 16, 2023 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group |
$35.00
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LAND OF HOPE AND FEAR: ISRAEL'S BATTLE FOR ITS INNER SOUL

Written by Kershner, Isabel
A correspondent who has spent thirty years in Israel--the last fifteen for The New York Times--presents a rich, wide-ranging portrait of the Israeli people today at a critical juncture in their country's history. Despite Israel's determined staying power in a hostile environment, its military might, and the innovation it fosters in businesses globally, the country is more divided
May 16, 2023 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group |
$30.00
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EMPRESS OF THE NILE: THE DAREDEVIL ARCHAEOLOGIST WHO SAVED EGYPT'S ANCIENT TEMPLES FROM DESTRUCTION

Written by Olson, Lynne
The extraordinary story of the intrepid French archaeologist who led the international effort to save ancient Egyptian temples from the floodwaters of the Aswan Dam, from the New York Times bestselling author of Madame Fourcade's Secret War In the 1960s, the world's attention was focused on a nail-biting race against time: Fifty countries contributed nearly a billion doll
February 28, 2023 | Hardcover | Random House | 448 Pages |
$32.00
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BRUTAL RECKONING: ANDREW JACKSON, THE CREEK INDIANS, AND THE EPIC WAR FOR THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Written by Cozzens, Peter
From acclaimed historian Peter Cozzens, the story of the pivotal struggle between the Creek Indians and an insatiable, young United States for control over the Deep South The Creek War is one of the most tragic episodes in American history, leading to the greatest loss of Native American life on what is now U.S. soil.
April 25, 2023 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group |
$35.00
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CHRISTENDOM: THE TRIUMPH OF A RELIGION, AD 300-1300

Written by Heather, Peter
A major reinterpretation of the religious superstate that came to define both Europe and Christianity itself, by one of our foremost medieval historians. In the fourth century AD, a new faith grew out of Palestine, overwhelming the paganism of Rome and resoundingly defeating a host of other rival belief systems.
April 4, 2023 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group |
$35.00
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LONG RECKONING: A STORY OF WAR, PEACE, AND REDEMPTION IN VIETNAM

Written by Black, George
The moving story of a small group of people--including two Vietnam veterans--who forced the U.S. government to take responsibility for the ongoing horrors inflicted on the Vietnamese as a result of unexploded munitions and the toxic defoliant Agent Orange. The American war in Vietnam has left many long-lasting scars that have not yet been sufficiently examined.
March 28, 2023 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group |
$30.00
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STRANGER IN YOUR OWN CITY: TRAVELS IN THE MIDDLE EAST'S LONG WAR

Written by Abdul-Ahad, Ghaith
From award-winning journalist and Baghdad native Ghaith Abdul-Ahad comes a powerful portrait of his city and the Iraqi people told through twenty years of war. The history of reportage has depended on outsiders--Ryszard Kapuściński witnessing the fall of the shah in Iran, Frances FitzGerald observing the aftermath of the American war in Vietnam.
March 14, 2023 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group |
$30.00

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