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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374537968
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Published: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giro - October 2nd, 2018

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


The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631494000
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 29th, 2018

"WESTWARD HO FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA "


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 1st, 2018

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.


The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143108962
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Published: Penguin Books - September 18th, 2018

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) 


Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812978902
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

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?


Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780300240214
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Published: Yale University Press - July 24th, 2018

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?


The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781451651140
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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


The White Darkness Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780385544573
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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


Grant Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143110637
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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.
 


A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780520299931
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Published: University of California Press - July 30th, 2018

Nature, 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.


How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781631494406
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 4th, 2018

Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780300240030
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Published: Yale University Press - September 4th, 2018

A 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.


Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640090934
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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


Sugar: The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781681776774
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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?


Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374906047
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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


The Library Book Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476740188
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

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
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How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631495113
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 30th, 2018

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385542012
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Published: Doubleday - June 5th, 2018

*National Bestseller*

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


W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781616897062
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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.


Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781416590316
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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


These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393635249
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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.