History and Politics Recommendations

The Next Civil War: Dispatches from the American Future Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982123215
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 4th, 2022

The United States is coming to an end.


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781324091059
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Published: Liveright - October 19th, 2021

An epic, award-winning biography of Malcolm X that draws on hundreds of hours of personal interviews and rewrites much of the known narrative.


The Shortest History of China: From the Ancient Dynasties to a Modern Superpower—A Retelling for Our Times (Shortest History Series) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781615198207
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Published: The Experiment - September 28th, 2021

Journey across China’s epic history—through millennia of early innovation to modern dominance.


Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Heroic Struggle for America's Heartland Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525434887
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Published: Vintage - August 3rd, 2021

"An insightful, unflinching portrayal of the remarkable siblings who came closer to altering the course of American history than any other Indian leaders."⁠ —H.W. Brands, author of The Zealot and the Emancipator


The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538701188
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Published: Twelve - July 20th, 2021

The creator of the hit podcast series Tides of History and Fall of Rome explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn.

In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point


Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing


By the Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062820396
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Published: Harper - June 8th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author David Talbot and New Yorker journalist Margaret Talbot illuminate “America’s second revolutionary generation” in this gripping history of one of the most dynamic eras of the twentieth century—brought to life through seven defining radical moments that offer vibrant parallels and lessons for today.


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

A New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021

Time 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021


Named a Best Book of 2021 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The EconomistSmithsonianEsquire, Entropy,


The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399592706
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.


Why We're Polarized Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476700366
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2021

This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed.


The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316296618
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 27th, 2021

An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

In The Bomber Mafia, Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examin


These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393357424
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 1st, 2019

“Nothing short of a masterpiece.” —NPR Books
A New York Times Bestseller and a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.


Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781984880093
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Published: Penguin Press - June 8th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!

“Lively and absorbing. . ." — The New York Times Book Review


"Engrossing." —Wall Street Journal

“Entertaining and well-researched . . . ” Houston Chronicle


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


An Atlas of Extinct Countries Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9781609456801
Published: Europa Compass - June 8th, 2021

Prisoners of Geography meets Bill Bryson: a funny, fascinating, beautifully illustrated--and timely--history of countries that, for myriad and often ludicrous reasons, no longer exist.

"Countries are just daft stories we tell each other. They're all equally implausible once you get up close."


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #3) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807057834
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Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

New York Times Bestseller

Now part of the HBO docuseries "Exterminate All the Brutes," written and directed by Raoul Peck


Recipient of the American Book Award

The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples