History

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GOD'S SHADOW: SULTAN SELIM, HIS OTTOMAN EMPIRE, AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

Written by Mikhail, Alan
Publishers Weekly - Best Books of the Year (Nonfiction) Longlisted - Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionNew York Times Book Review - Editors' Choice "A stunning work of global history. . . . Alan Mikhail offers a bold and thoroughly convincing new way to think about the origins of the modern world. . . . A tour de force." --Greg Grandin
August 18, 2020 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation |
$39.95
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SIX DAYS IN AUGUST: THE STORY OF STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

Written by King, David
On the morning of August 23, 1973, a man wearing a wig, makeup, and a pair of sunglasses walked into the main branch of Sveriges Kreditbank, a prominent bank in central Stockholm.
August 4, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$26.95
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APOCALYPSE FACTORY: PLUTONIUM AND THE MAKING OF THE ATOMIC AGE

Written by Olson, Steve
It began with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured in quantity by humans. Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom, the United States marshaled brilliant minds and seemingly inexhaustible bodies to find a way to create a nuclear chain reaction of inconceivable explosive power.
July 28, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$27.95
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NINE LIVES OF PAKISTAN: DISPATCHES FROM A PRECARIOUS STATE

Written by Walsh, Declan
Declan Walsh is one of the New York Times's most distinguished international correspondents. His electrifying portrait of Pakistan over a tumultuous decade captures the sweep of this strange, wondrous, and benighted country through the dramatic lives of nine fascinating individuals.
November 17, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$30.00
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TWILIGHT OF THE GODS: WAR IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC, 1944-1945

Written by Toll, Ian W
In June 1944, the United States launched a crushing assault on the Japanese navy in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The capture of the Mariana Islands and the accompanying ruin of Japanese carrier airpower marked a pivotal moment in the Pacific War. No tactical masterstroke or blunder could reverse the increasingly lopsided balance of power between the two combatants.
September 1, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$40.00
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ALARIC THE GOTH: AN OUTSIDER'S HISTORY OF THE FALL OF ROME

Written by Boin, Douglas
Stigmatized and relegated to the margins of Roman society, the Goths were violent "barbarians" who destroyed "civilization," at least in the conventional story of Rome's collapse. But a slight shift of perspective brings their history, and ours, shockingly alive.
June 9, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$26.95
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CHAMPIONS DAY: THE END OF OLD SHANGHAI

Written by Carter, James
It is November 12, 1941, and the world is at war. In Shanghai, just weeks before Pearl Harbor, thousands celebrate the birthday of China's founding father, Sun Yat-sen, in a new city center built to challenge European imperialism.
June 16, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 352 Pages |
$28.95
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1939: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE COMING OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Written by Taylor, Frederick
In the autumn of 1938, Europe believed in the promise of peace. But only a year later, the fateful decisions of just a few men had again led Europe to a massive world war. Drawing on contemporary diaries, memoirs, and newspapers, as well as recorded interviews, 1939 is a narrative account of what the coming of the Second World War felt like to those who lived through it.
May 26, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$30.00
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CODE NAME MADELEINE: A SUFI SPY IN NAZI-OCCUPIED PARIS

Written by Magida, Arthur J
Raised in a lush suburb of 1920s Paris, Noor Inayat Khan was an introspective musician and writer, dedicated to her family and to her father's spiritual values of harmony, beauty, and tolerance. She did not seem destined for wartime heroism.
June 9, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$27.95
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FIRE IN PARADISE: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

Written by Anguiano, Dani
There is no precedent in postwar American history for the destruction of the town of Paradise, California. On November 8, 2018, the community of 27,000 people was swallowed by the ferocious Camp Fire, which razed virtually every home and killed at least 85 people.
May 5, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 256 Pages |
$26.95

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