Our favorite History books!
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of D-Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping account.
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).
"Neely's naturalist, erudite work will appeal to readers of Thoreau's Walden and Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire." --Publishers Weekly
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.
A spine-chilling saga of virulent racism, human folly, and the ultimate triumph of scientific progress.
“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$28.00ISBN: 9780525573098Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.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$29.95ISBN: 9780190673062Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.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.$29.95ISBN: 9781324002161Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.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.$29.95ISBN: 9780393608946Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019
"Racy scholarship does the Grizzly Bear here with theoretical rigor." —William Lhamon, author of Raising Cain$29.99ISBN: 9780062868046Published: 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.$30.00ISBN: 9781610397964Published: 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$30.00ISBN: 9780525428312Published: 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.$30.00ISBN: 9780385542197Published: Doubleday - August 6th, 2019
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
From an award-winning historian comes a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous scientists who pioneered it—a sweeping chronicle of discovery and the fascinating origin story of our multicultural world.$34.95ISBN: 9780520314207Published: 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.$35.00ISBN: 9780300215953Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019The 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.