History Books - 2020 Bestsellers - Page 8

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250306906
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020

New York Times Editor’s Pick.

Library Journal Best Books of 2019.
TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."
O, Oprah’s Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.”
Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards Winner
The Root Best of 2018

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307408853
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Published: Crown - May 1st, 2012

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.

The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.

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1491 (Second Edition): New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400032051
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Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683690252
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Published: Quirk Books - March 6th, 2018

This paperback edition offers true tales of these take-charge princesses plus dozens more in a fascinating read that’s perfect for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story.

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Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143133407
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Published: Penguin Books - May 5th, 2020

The International Spy Museum's Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insane.

"Compulsively readable laugh out loud history." —Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Grunt and Stiff

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Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683691266
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Published: Quirk Books - April 30th, 2019

An entertaining and essential collection of stories about the surprising and strange fates of the fifty-six Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Now in paperback with a brand-new cover, the wildly successful Signing Their Lives Away tells the untold stories of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631494963
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Published: Liveright - November 5th, 2019

“A riveting crash course not only in the history of London from prehistoric times to the present, but also in urban geography and how to read a living environment from organic clues.” —Elizabeth Lowry, Wall Street Journal

The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings (Leather-bound Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684120987
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Published: Canterbury Classics - October 1st, 2017

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . . ” — The U.S Constitution

The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is part of the Leather-bound Classics series and is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States.

Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982128517
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2020


New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century—the true effects of the atom bomb—potentially saving millions of lives.

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe.

The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300251784
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Published: Yale University Press - January 14th, 2020

The story of the group of extraordinary eighteenth-century writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern

Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 •  A Kirkus Best Book of 2019

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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
ISBN: 9781250086112
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 7th, 2020

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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