Our favorite History books!
Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing
Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize
A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly
A Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian
"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake
"WESTWARD HO FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA "
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation--that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies.
An instant New York Times bestseller that finally tells the real story of the Knights Templar—“Seldom does one find serious scholarship so easy to read.” (The Times, Book of the Year)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year.”—Lawrence O’Donnell
How did we get here?
An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available that contradicts the standard narrative for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations
Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today’s states?$20.00ISBN: 9781451651140Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Simon & Schuster - November 13th, 2018
“Riveting…An elegantly composed study, important and even timely” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) history of the Third Reich—how Adolf Hitler and a core group of Nazis rose from obscurity to power and plunged the world into World War II.
In “the new definitive volume on the subject” (Houston Press), Thomas Childers shows how the you$20.00ISBN: 9780385544573Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Doubleday - October 30th, 2018
By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs$22.00ISBN: 9780143110637Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2018
The #1 New York Times bestseller.
New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017
Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.
$24.95ISBN: 9780520299931Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: University of California Press - July 30th, 2018Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies.$24.95ISBN: 9781631494406Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 4th, 2018$25.00ISBN: 9780300240030Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Yale University Press - September 4th, 2018A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion
This fast-paced survey of Western civilization’s transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly to life.$26.00ISBN: 9781640090934Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 16th, 2018
Historian and Bram Stoker Award nominee W. Scott Poole traces the confluence of history, technology, and art that gave us modern horror films and literature$27.95ISBN: 9781681776774Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Pegasus Books - April 3rd, 2018
How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic?$28.00ISBN: 9780374906047Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 7th, 2018
“Rollicking, irresistible, un-put-downable . . . For anyone . . . who swooned to Netflix’s The Crown, this book will be manna from heaven.” —Hamish Bowles, Vogue
“Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a brilliant, eccentric treat.” —Anna Mundow, The Wall Street Journal$28.00ISBN: 9781476740188Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018
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A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018
“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book.” —The Washington Post
<$28.95ISBN: 9781631495113Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 30th, 2018$29.95ISBN: 9780385542012Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Doubleday - June 5th, 2018
A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke$29.95ISBN: 9781616897062Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 23rd, 2018
The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activist W. E. B.$37.50ISBN: 9781416590316Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018
A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and TIME TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR
The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.
As a young man Frederick Douglass (1$39.95ISBN: 9780393635249Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018
Written in elegiac prose, Lepore's groundbreaking investigation places truth itself--a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence--at the center of the nation's history. The American experiment rests on three ideas--"these truths," Jefferson called them--political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people.