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The Brothers York: A Royal Tragedy Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781451694185
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2021

Vicious battles, powerful monarchs, and royal intrigue abound in this “gripping, complex, and sensational” (Hilary Mantel) true story of the War of the Roses—a struggle among three brothers, two of whom became kings, and the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Richard III.

In 15th-century England, two royal families, the House of York and the House of Lancast


Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393868302
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 27th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller

“No one has told the story of World War II in the Pacific, from beginning to bitter end, better than Ian W. Toll. This final volume concludes a brilliant trilogy.”—Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The First Wave and Avenue of Spies


All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854995
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Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives.

“A history told with brilliance and tenderness and fearlessness.”—Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States


Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899507
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Published: Anchor - June 22nd, 2021

Named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by The Washington Post and The Financial Times 

"How did our democracy go wrong? This extraordinary document . . . is Applebaum's answer." —Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny


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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324090724
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Published: Liveright - June 8th, 2021

“Engrossing . . . evokes the subculture of the ‘mudlarks,’ who scour the banks for fragments of London’s past.”—The New Yorker

 


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The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250782748
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Published: Picador - July 6th, 2021

A 2020 New York Times notable book | One of the Chicago Tribune's best nonfiction books of 2020

"Complex, turbulent, as haunting as a pedal steel solo"
—Jonathan Miles, The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)


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Lieutenant Dangerous: A Vietnam War Memoir Cover Image
By Jeff Danziger, Jeff Danziger (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781586422738
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Published: Steerforth Press - July 6th, 2021

A must-read war memoir... with zero punches pulled, related by one of the most incisive observers of the American political scene. --KIRKUS (starred review)


Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525557401
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Published: Viking - May 11th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World (Chris Wallace’s Countdown Series) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982143350
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 11th, 2021

The #1 national bestselling “riveting” (The New York Times), “propulsive” (Time) behind-the-scenes account “that reads like a tense thriller” (The Washington Post) of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima by veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace.

April 12, 1945: After years


The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984853844
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Published: Random House - June 1st, 2021

The Great Escape for the Great War: the astonishing true story of two World War I prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.

“Fox unspools Jones and Hill’s delightfully elaborate scheme in nail-biting episodes that advance like a narrative Rube Goldberg machine.”—The New York Times Book Review


How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. "The Atlantic writer drafts a history of slavery in this country unlike anything you’ve read before” (Entertainment Weekly).

Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and tho


From the River to the Sea: The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982104283
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

A sweeping and lively history of one of the most dramatic stories never told—of the greatest railroad war of all time, fought by the daring leaders of the Santa Fe and the Rio Grande to seize, control, and create the American West.