History Books

The Deerfield Massacre: A Surprise Attack, a Forced March, and the Fight for Survival in Early America By James L. Swanson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501108167
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Published: Scribner - February 27th, 2024

In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a spellbinding account of a forgotten chapter in American history: the deadly confrontation between Indians and colonists in Massachusetts in 1704 and the tragic saga that unfolded, written by acclaimed historian James Swanson.

Once it was one of the most infamous events in early A

The Black Box: Writing the Race By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593299784
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Published: Penguin Press - March 19th, 2024

“Henry Louis Gates is a national treasure. Here, he returns with an intellectual and at times deeply personal meditation on the hard-fought evolution and the very meaning of African-American identity, calling upon our country to transcend its manufactured divisions.”
— Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste

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Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples from Destruction By Lynne Olson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509486
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 20th, 2024

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • The remarkable story of the intrepid French archaeologist who led the international effort to save ancient Egyptian temples from the floodwaters of the Aswan Dam, by the New York Times bestselling author of Madame Fourcade’s Secret War

Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present By Fareed Zakaria Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393239232
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 26th, 2024

The CNN host and best-selling author explores the revolutions—past and present—that define the polarized and unstable age in which we live.

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The Britannias: An Archipelago's Tale By Alice Albinia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393608557
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 27th, 2024

A revelatory portrait of Britain through its islands, The Britannias weaves history, myth, and travelogue to rewrite the story of this “island nation.”

Remembering Peasants: A Personal History of a Vanished World By Patrick Joyce Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668031087
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Published: Scribner - February 20th, 2024

A landmark new history of the peasant experience, exploring a now neglected way of life that once encompassed most of humanity but is vanishing in our time.

“What the skeleton is to anatomy, the peasant is to history, its essential hidden support.” For over the past century and a half, and still more rapidly in the last seventy years, the world has become increasi

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Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom By Ilyon Woo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501191060
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 16th, 2024

One of The New York Times’s 10 Best Books of 2023
New York Times Bestseller
Named a best book of 2023 by The New Yorker, Time, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, and Oprah Daily

The remarkable true story of Ellen and William Craft, who escaped slavery through daring, determination, and disguise, with

Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum By Antonia Hylton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538723692
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Published: Legacy Lit - January 23rd, 2024

New York Times Bestseller
Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Books

In the tradition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a page-turning 93-year history of Crownsville Hospital, one of the nation’s last segregated asylums, that the New York Times described as “fascinating…meticulous research” and bestsel

Tripping on Utopia: Margaret Mead, the Cold War, and the Troubled Birth of Psychedelic Science By Benjamin Breen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538722374
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 16th, 2024

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

One of The New Yorker's best books of 2024

A bold and brilliant revisionist take on the history of psychedelics in the twentieth century, illuminating how a culture of experimental drugs shaped the Cold War and the birth of Silicon Valley.

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Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials By Marion Gibson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668002421
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Published: Scribner - January 16th, 2024

A “thought-provoking and timely” (The Times) global history of witch trials across Europe, Africa, and the Americas, told through thirteen distinct trials that illuminate a pattern of demonization and conspiratorial thinking that has profoundly shaped human history.

This “inventive and compelling” (Times Literary Supplement) work of social histor

The Diary Keepers: World War II Written by the People Who Lived Through It By Nina Siegal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063070660
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Published: Ecco - February 6th, 2024

A riveting look at the story of World War II and the Holocaust through the diaries of Dutch citizens, firsthand accounts of ordinary people living through extraordinary times

The Earth Is All That Lasts: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and the Last Stand of the Great Sioux Nation By Mark Lee Gardner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062669902
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Published: Mariner Books - January 23rd, 2024

"Fast-paced and highly absorbing." —Wall Street Journal

A magisterial new history of the fierce final chapter of the "Indian Wars," told through the lives of the two most legendary and consequential American Indian leaders, who led Sioux resistance and triumphed at the Battle of Little Bighorn