History

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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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ONE MIGHTY AND IRRESISTIBLE TIDE: THE EPIC STRUGGLE OVER AMERICAN IMMIGRATION, 1924-1965

Written by Yang, Jia Lynn
The idea of the United States as a nation of immigrants is at the core of the American narrative. But in 1924, Congress instituted a system of ethnic quotas so stringent that it choked off large-scale immigration for decades, sharply curtailing arrivals from southern and eastern Europe and outright banning those from nearly all of Asia.
May 19, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$26.95
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MOST WICKED CONSPIRACY: THE LAST GREAT SWINDLE OF THE GILDED AGE

Written by Starobin, Paul
A tale of Gilded Age corruption and greed from the frontier of Alaska to America's capital.
June 30, 2020 | Hardcover | PublicAffairs | 320 Pages |
$28.00
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MANHATTAN PROJECT: THE BIRTH OF THE ATOMIC BOMB IN THE WORDS OF ITS CREATORS, EYEWITNESSES, AND HISTORIANS (REVISED)

On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first atomic bomb, discover new reflections on the Manhattan Project from President Barack Obama, hibakusha (survivors), and the modern-day mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
July 7, 2020 | Paperback | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 544 Pages |
$22.99
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JAILED FOR FREEDOM: A FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT OF THE MILITANT FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Written by Stevens, Doris
The 100th-anniversary special edition of Jailed for Freedom, the essential history and first-person account of the courageous and militant suffragists who fought for their right to vote.
March 3, 2020 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 320 Pages |
$25.00
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MORTAL REPUBLIC: HOW ROME FELL INTO TYRANNY

Written by Watts, Edward J
Learn why the Roman Republic collapsed -- and how it could have continued to thrive -- with this insightful history from an award-winning author.
August 25, 2020 | Paperback | Basic Books | 352 Pages |
$17.99
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THEY DIDN'T SEE US COMING: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF FEMINISM IN THE NINETIES

Written by Levenstein, Lisa
From an award-winning scholar, a vibrant portrait of a pivotal moment in the history of the feminist movement From the declaration of the "Year of the Woman" to the televising of Anita Hill's testimony, from Bitch magazine to SisterSong's demands for reproductive justice: the 90s saw the birth of some of the most lasting aspects of contemporary feminism.
July 14, 2020 | Hardcover | Basic Books | 304 Pages |
$30.00
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BETRAYAL OF THE DUCHESS: THE SCANDAL THAT UNMADE THE BOURBON MONARCHY AND MADE FRANCE MODERN

Written by Samuels, Maurice
Fighting to reclaim the French crown for the Bourbons, the duchesse de Berry faces betrayal at the hands of one of her closest advisors in this dramatic history of power and revolution. The year was 1832, a cholera pandemic raged, and the French royal family was in exile, driven out by yet another revolution.
April 14, 2020 | Hardcover | Basic Books | 416 Pages |
$32.00
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SWORD AND THE SHIELD: THE REVOLUTIONARY LIVES OF MALCOLM X AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Written by Joseph, Peniel E
This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders.
March 31, 2020 | Hardcover | Basic Books | 384 Pages |
$30.00
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NO MAN'S LAND: THE TRAILBLAZING WOMEN WHO RAN BRITAIN'S MOST EXTRAORDINARY MILITARY HOSPITAL DURING WORLD WAR I

Written by Moore, Wendy
The "absorbing and powerful" (Wall Street Journal) story of two pioneering suffragette doctors who shattered social expectations and transformed modern medicine during World War I A month after war broke out in 1914, doctors Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson set out for Paris, where they opened a hospital in a luxury hotel and treated hundreds of casualties plucked from France
April 28, 2020 | Hardcover | Basic Books | 368 Pages |
$30.00

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