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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399573194
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128830
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Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2019

The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of D-Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping account.


Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781631496226
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Published: Liveright - September 17th, 2019

With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle).


Seismic City: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780295746098
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Published: University of Washington Press - August 20th, 2019

Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, a Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640091658
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 5th, 2019

Braiding nature and humanity, past and present, urban sprawl and rural landscapes in surprising and serendipitous ways, author Nick Neely follows the trail of the first overland Spanish expedition into California 250 years later


The Season: A Social History of the Debutante Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608731
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 19th, 2019

A Smithsonian Best History Book of 2019

In this enthralling history of the debutante ritual, Kristen Richardson sheds new light on contemporary ideas about women and marriage.


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Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609455
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2019

A spine-chilling saga of virulent racism, human folly, and the ultimate triumph of scientific progress.


Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328618573
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 7th, 2019

“Gripping… Chang has accomplished the seemingly impossible… he has written a remarkably rich, human and compelling story of the railroad Chinese.”—Peter Cozzens, Wall Street Journal

A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into t


American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525573098
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Published: Crown - October 8th, 2019

A dynamic, timely history of nineteenth-century activists—free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes—and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era


Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780190673062
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 1st, 2019

In November 1519, Hernando Cort�s walked along a causeway leading to the capital of the Aztec kingdom and came face to face with Moctezuma. That story--and the story of what happened afterwards--has been told many times, but always following the narrative offered by the Spaniards. After all, we have been taught, it was the Europeans who held the pens.


Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781324002161
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 12th, 2019

With wit, wisdom, and a sharp scalpel, Jack Hartnell dissects the medieval body and offers a remedy to our preconceptions.


Everybody's Doin' It: Sex, Music, and Dance in New York, 1840-1917 Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780393608946
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019

"Racy scholarship does the Grizzly Bear here with theoretical rigor." —William Lhamon, author of Raising Cain


The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062868046
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Published: Harper - October 29th, 2019

Now a New York Times Bestseller.

The creator of the wildly popular award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks at some of the apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future.


The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781610397964
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 1st, 2019

From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual Age


Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525428312
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Published: Viking - October 1st, 2019

A major new history of the Crusades with an unprecedented wide scope, told in a tableau of portraits of people on all sides of the wars, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Templars.


Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385542197
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Published: Doubleday - August 6th, 2019

“Elegant and kaleidoscopic . . . This looks to be the perfect moment for King’s resolutely humane book.”
—Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times

“Captivating.”
NPR.org


King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780520314207
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Published: University of California Press - September 17th, 2019

"King and Emperor takes on the compelling suspense of good detective work as well as good history."—The Wall Street Journal

Charles I, often known as Charlemagne, is one of the most extraordinary figures ever to rule an empire.


Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power (The Lamar Series in Western History) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300215953
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America’s history
 
This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty‑first century.