History

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UPSWING: HOW AMERICA CAME TOGETHER A CENTURY AGO AND HOW WE CAN DO IT AGAIN

Written by Putnam, Robert D
An eminent political scientist's brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we have gone from an individualistic "I" society to a more communitarian "We" society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a stronger, more unified nation--from the author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids. De
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 480 Pages |
$32.50
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FALLOUT: THE HIROSHIMA COVER-UP AND THE REPORTER WHO REVEALED IT TO THE WORLD

Written by Blume, Lesley M M
New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century--the true effects of the atom bomb--potentially saving millions of lives. Just days after the United States decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally.
August 4, 2020 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 288 Pages |
$27.00
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PIONEERS: THE HEROIC STORY OF THE SETTLERS WHO BROUGHT THE AMERICAN IDEAL WEST

Written by McCullough, David
The #1 New York Times bestseller by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important chapter in the American story that's "as resonant today as ever" (The Wall Street Journal)--the settling of the Northwest Territory by courageous pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would define our country.
May 5, 2020 | Paperback | Simon & Schuster | 352 Pages |
$18.00
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THREE WOMEN

Written by Taddeo, Lisa
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK Named a Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BBC *
July 7, 2020 | Paperback | Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster | 336 Pages |
$17.00
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COUNTDOWN 1945: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ATOMIC BOMB AND THE 116 DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Written by Wallace, Chris
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * "Riveting." --The New York Times * "Propulsive." --Time * "Reads like a tense thriller." --The Washington Post * "The book is deservedly the nonfiction blockbuster of t
June 9, 2020 | Hardcover | Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster | 320 Pages |
$30.00
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GUARDED GATE: BIGOTRY, EUGENICS, AND THE LAW THAT KEPT TWO GENERATIONS OF JEWS, ITALIANS, AND OTHER EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS OUT OF AMERI

Written by Okrent, Daniel
NAMED ONE OF THE "100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF THE YEAR" BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW From the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call--this "rigorously historical" (The Washington Post) and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America keep out "inferiors" in the 1920s is "a sobering, valuable contribution to discu
May 19, 2020 | Paperback | Scribner Book Company | 496 Pages |
$19.00
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STRANGER IN THE SHOGUN'S CITY: A JAPANESE WOMAN AND HER WORLD

Written by Stanley, Amy
A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo--the city that would become Tokyo--and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West. The daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in a rural Japanese village and was expected to live a traditional life much
July 14, 2020 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company | 352 Pages |
$28.00
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REVOLVER: SAM COLT AND THE SIX-SHOOTER THAT CHANGED AMERICA

Written by Rasenberger, Jim
A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt--the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)--which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the American West. Patented in 1836, the Colt pistol with its revolving cylinder was the first practical firearm that could shoot more than one bullet without reloading.
May 26, 2020 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company | 448 Pages |
$28.00
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SPYMASTERS: HOW THE CIA DIRECTORS SHAPE HISTORY AND THE FUTURE

Written by Whipple, Chris
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers, a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to run the world's most powerful intelligence agency, and how the CIA is often a crucial counterforce against presidents threatening to overstep the powers of their office. Only eleven men and one woman are alive today who have made the life-and-death decis
September 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company | 400 Pages |
$30.00
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HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF IRELAND'S HEROIC ROLE FROM THE FALL OF ROME TO THE RISE OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Written by Cahill, Thomas
A book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization.
February 1, 1996 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 256 Pages |
$17.00

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