History

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VIEW FROM ABROAD: THE STORY OF JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS IN EUROPE

Written by Abrams, Jeanne E
Reveals how the European travels of John and Abigail Adams helped define what it meant to be an American From 1778 to 1788, the Founding Father and later President John Adams lived in Europe as a diplomat.
January 26, 2021 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 320 Pages |
$27.95
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BLOOD OF THE COLONY: WINE AND THE RISE AND FALL OF FRENCH ALGERIA

Written by White, Owen
The surprising story of the wine industry's role in the rise of French Algeria and the fall of empire. "We owe to wine a blessing far more precious than gold: the peopling of Algeria with Frenchmen," stated agriculturist Pierre Berthault in the early 1930s.
January 12, 2021 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press | 336 Pages |
$39.95
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TOMORROW, THE WORLD: THE BIRTH OF U.S. GLOBAL SUPREMACY

Written by Wertheim, Stephen
A new history explains how and why, as it prepared to enter World War II, the United States decided to lead the postwar world.
October 27, 2020 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 272 Pages |
$29.95
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DENATURALIZED: HOW THOUSANDS LOST THEIR CITIZENSHIP AND LIVES IN VICHY FRANCE

A leading historian radically revises our understanding of the fate of Jews under the Vichy regime. Winner of the Prix d'histoire de la justice.
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 408 Pages |
$35.00
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WORLD OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION

Written by Pestana, Carla Gardina
An intimate look inside Plymouth Plantation that goes beyond familiar founding myths to portray real life in the settlement--the hard work, small joys, and deep connections to others beyond the shores of Cape Cod Bay. The English settlement at Plymouth has usually been seen in isolation.
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 248 Pages |
$25.95
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UNDERGROUND ASIA: GLOBAL REVOLUTIONARIES AND THE ASSAULT ON EMPIRE

Written by Harper, Tim
A major historian tells the dramatic and untold story of the shadowy networks of revolutionaries across Asia who laid the foundations in the early twentieth century for the end of European imperialism on their continent. This is the epic tale of how modern Asia emerged out of conflict between imperial powers and a global network of revolutionaries in the turbulent early decades of th
January 12, 2021 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 736 Pages |
$39.95
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POISON: THE HISTORY OF POTIONS, POWDERS AND MURDEROUS PRACTITIONERS

Written by Hubbard, Ben
Poison documents the talkes of users and victims of these mysterious substances.Chronologically recounting the story of history's silent assassin, Poison documents the gripping tales of the users and victims of these mysterious substances. From Cleopatra, the Borgias and Qin Shi Huang to contemporary secret service agents and terrorists.
September 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Welbeck Publishing | 176 Pages |
$29.95
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TEN DAYS IN HARLEM

Written by Hall, Simon
Rising star Simon Hall captures the spirit of the 1960s in ten days that revolutionized the Cold War: Fidel Castro's visit to New York. New York City, September 1960. Fidel Castro - champion of the oppressed, scourge of colonialism, and leftist revolutionary - arrives for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly.
September 8, 2020 | Hardcover | Faber & Faber |
$24.95
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SICILY '43: THE FIRST ASSAULT ON FORTRESS EUROPE

Written by Holland, James
On July 10, 1943, the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted took place, larger even than the Normandy invasion eleven months later: 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops came ashore or were parachuted onto Sicily, signaling the start of the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany on European soil.
November 3, 2020 | Hardcover | Atlantic Monthly Press | 592 Pages |
$30.00
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DREAMS OF EL DORADO: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST

Written by Brands, H W
"Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this masterfully told account of the American West from a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist sets a new standard as it sweeps from the California Gold Rush and beyond.
October 20, 2020 | Paperback | Basic Books | 544 Pages |
$18.99

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