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Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

Anderson Cooper & Katherine HoweSeptember 21, 2021$14.99

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chroni...

Countdown bin Laden

Countdown bin Laden

Chris WallaceSeptember 7, 2021$14.99

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Following Chris Wallace’s “riveting” ( The New York Times ) and “propulsive” ( Ti...

Landscape Turned Red

Landscape Turned Red

Stephen W. SearsFebruary 3, 2015$1.99

“The best account of the Battle of Antietam” from t he award-winning, national bestselling author of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville ( The New Yor...

Killing the Mob

Killing the Mob

Bill O'Reilly & Martin DugardMay 4, 2021$14.99

Instant #1 New York Times , Wall Street Journal , and Publishers Weekly bestseller! In the tenth book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill...

The Good Years

The Good Years

Walter LordMarch 6, 2012$1.99

This New York Times bestseller by the author of A Night to Remember explores America in the years between the Gilded Age and the beginning of the Grea...

The Only Plane in the Sky

The Only Plane in the Sky

Garrett M. GraffSeptember 10, 2019$13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “This is history at its most immediate and moving…A marvelous and memorable book.” —Jon Meacham ​ “Remarkable…...

The Family Roe: An American Story

The Family Roe: An American Story

Joshua PragerSeptember 14, 2021$16.99

A masterpiece of reporting on the Supreme Court’s most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart. Despite her famous pseudonym,...

Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945

Chris WallaceJune 9, 2020$13.99

The #1 national bestselling “riveting” ( The New York Times ), “propulsive” ( Time ) behind-the-scenes account “that reads like a tense thri...

1776

1776

David McCulloughMay 24, 2005$13.99

America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the ...

The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City

Erik LarsonFebruary 10, 2004$13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true tale of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the cunning serial killer who used the magic and majesty of t...

A True History of the United States

A True History of the United States

Daniel A. SjursenJune 1, 2021$14.99

“Thought-provoking—a must read for [everyone] seeking a firm grasp of accurate American history."  —Kirkus (starred review) Brilliant, read...

The American Experiment

The American Experiment

David M. RubensteinSeptember 7, 2021$16.99

The capstone book in a trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of How to Lead and The American Story and host of Bloomberg TV’s The David...

The Pioneers

The Pioneers

David McCulloughMay 7, 2019$13.99

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important chapter in the American story that’...

Debunking the 1619 Project

Debunking the 1619 Project

Mary GrabarSeptember 7, 2021$14.99

It’s the New “Big Lie” According the  New York Times ’s “1619 Project,” America was not founded in 1776, with a declaration of freedo...

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

Kristin Kobes Du MezJune 23, 2020$14.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The “paradigm-influencing” book (Christianity Today) that is fundamentally transforming our understanding of white evang...

The Great Influenza

The Great Influenza

John M. BarryFebruary 9, 2004$13.99

#1 New York Times bestseller “Barry will teach you almost everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history.” —B...

102 Minutes

102 Minutes

Jim Dwyer & Kevin FlynnAugust 2, 2011$12.99

" 102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poigna...

Apollo 13

Apollo 13

James Lovell & Jeffrey KlugerFebruary 20, 2006$9.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER. Astronaut Jim Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger’s harrowing account of the Apollo 13 disaster. Serving as the basis for Ron Ho...

The Billion Dollar Spy

The Billion Dollar Spy

David E. HoffmanJuly 7, 2015$13.99

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research es...

The British Are Coming

The British Are Coming

Rick AtkinsonMay 14, 2019$12.99

Winner of the George Washington Prize Winner of the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History Winner of the Excellence in American Hi...

Hero of Two Worlds

Hero of Two Worlds

Mike DuncanAugust 24, 2021$17.99

From the bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm and host of the Revolutions podcast comes the thrilling story of the Marquis de Lafayette’...

Travels with George

Travels with George

Nathaniel PhilbrickSeptember 14, 2021$14.99

“ Travels With George …is quintessential Philbrick — a lively, courageous, and masterful achievement.” — Boston Globe   Does George Was...

Forget the Alamo

Forget the Alamo

Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson & Jason StanfordJune 8, 2021$13.99

A New York Times bestseller! “Lively and absorbing. . ." — The New York Times Book Review "Engrossing." —Wall Street Journal “Entertaining and...

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones & The New York Times MagazineNovember 16, 2021$14.99

A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American...

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel WilkersonSeptember 7, 2010$13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this beautifully written masterwork, the Pulitzer Prize–winnner and bestselling author of Caste chronicles one of t...

A Different Mirror

A Different Mirror

Ronald TakakiNovember 16, 2012$9.99

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with...

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

Alfred F. YoungMarch 17, 2000$15.99

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Part...

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)

National Commission on Terrorist AttacksMay 16, 2011$7.99

Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks ...

Wilmington's Lie (WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE)

Wilmington's Lie (WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE)

David ZucchinoJanuary 7, 2020$9.99

WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and ...

The Barbizon

The Barbizon

Paulina BrenMarch 2, 2021$12.99

From award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the “captivating portrait” ( The Wall Street Journal ) of New York’s most famous residential hotel...

Killing Kennedy

Killing Kennedy

Bill O'Reilly & Martin DugardOctober 2, 2012$9.99

A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author ...

We Gather Together

We Gather Together

Denise KiernanNovember 10, 2020$2.99

From the  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Last Castle  and  The Girls of Atomic City  comes a new way to look...

The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile

Kevin FedarkoMay 7, 2013$14.99

From one of Outside magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the C...

First Principles

First Principles

Thomas E. RicksNovember 10, 2020$14.99

New York Times Bestseller Editors' Choice —New York Times Book Review "Ricks knocks it out of the park with this jewel of a book. On every page...

One Summer

One Summer

Bill BrysonOctober 1, 2013$14.99

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book A GoodReads Reader's Choice In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, tran...

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

David McCulloughMay 5, 2015$13.99

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world ho...

The Immortal Irishman

The Immortal Irishman

Timothy EganMarch 1, 2016$9.99

In the New York Times bestseller The Immortal Irishman , Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan illuminates the dawn of the great Irish American s...

In Search of Sisterhood

In Search of Sisterhood

Paula J. GiddingsOctober 6, 2009$11.99

This history of the largest block women's organization in the United States is not only the story of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DST), but also tells ...

The American Yawp

The American Yawp

Joseph L. Locke & Ben WrightJanuary 22, 2019$24.99

"I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable / I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world."—Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself," Leaves ...

A People's History of the American Revolution

A People's History of the American Revolution

Ray RaphaelMay 24, 2011$12.99

“The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read.” —Howard Zinn   Upon its initial publication, Ray Raphael’s magisterial&#x...

God, War, and Providence

God, War, and Providence

James A. WarrenJune 12, 2018$2.99

The tragic and fascinating history of the first epic struggle between white settlers and Native Americans in the early seventeenth century: “a rivet...

On Wings of Eagles

On Wings of Eagles

Ken FollettSeptember 3, 1984$12.99

#1 bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1978, and of the unconventional means...

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Brian Kilmeade & Don YaegerNovember 3, 2015$4.99

“Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and a...

The American Story

The American Story

David Barton & Tim BartonFebruary 5, 2021$16.99

AMERICA IS UNIQUE. No other nation in the world has experienced the widespread levels of stability, individual prosperity, and personal freedoms that ...

The Black Banners (Declassified): How Torture Derailed the War on Terror after 9/11 (Declassified Edition)

The Black Banners (Declassified): How Torture Derailed the War on Terror after 9/11 (Declassified Edition)

Ali SoufanSeptember 8, 2020$10.99

The definitive account of an FBI special agent’s al-Qaeda story, unredacted for the first time. Widely heralded on publication as a "must-read" (Mil...

The Fourth Turning

The Fourth Turning

William Strauss & Neil HoweDecember 27, 1996$14.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A startling vision of what the cycles of history predict for the future.”— USA Weekend   William Strauss and ...

Leadership

Leadership

Doris Kearns GoodwinSeptember 18, 2018$13.99

The New York Times bestselling book about the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Go...

Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder

Hampton SidesOctober 3, 2006$14.99

A magnificent history of the American conquest of the West; "a story full of authority and color, truth and prophecy" ( The New York Times Book Review...

The Greater Journey

The Greater Journey

David McCulloughMay 24, 2011$17.99

The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, fell in love wit...

The Island at the Center of the World

The Island at the Center of the World

Russell ShortoApril 12, 2005$11.99

In a riveting, groundbreaking narrative, Russell Shorto tells the story of New Netherland, the Dutch colony which pre-dated the Pilgrims and establish...

Little Britches

Little Britches

Ralph MoodySeptember 1, 1991$9.99

Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and...

Not in Your Lifetime

Not in Your Lifetime

Anthony SummersOctober 1, 2013$12.99

Updated with recent evidence on JFK’s assassination: “The closest we have to that literary chimera, a definitive work on the events in Dallas” (...

The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

Lisa McGirrNovember 30, 2015$13.99

“[This] fine history of Prohibition . . . could have a major impact on how we read American political history.”—James A. Morone, New York Times ...

Chocolate City

Chocolate City

Chris Myers Asch & George Derek MusgroveOctober 17, 2017$19.99

Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emble...

Making Foreigners

Making Foreigners

Kunal M. ParkerSeptember 30, 2015$22.99

This book reconceptualizes the history of US immigration and citizenship law from the colonial period to the beginning of the twenty-first century by ...

Pedestrianism

Pedestrianism

Matthew AlgeoApril 1, 2014$10.99

Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America’s most popular spectator sport wasn’t baseball, football, or horseracing—it was compet...

Summit

Summit

Robert KottMarch 9, 2009$9.99

Summit, fittingly named after its location astride a rise, was built on that low ridge crossed by travelers seeking a convenient route into America’...

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

Willard Sterne RandallJuly 6, 2010$12.99

“Hamilton’s turbulent life, the dramatic birth of a nation, all against the richly evoked gritty background of the 18th century--Randall’s book ...

American Heritage History of the United States

American Heritage History of the United States

Douglas BrinkleyApril 8, 2015$9.99

"Douglas Brinkley and American Heritage have done a grand job. This is a first-rate book: fair, clear, and enormously welcome." - David McCullough "Do...

Island of Vice

Island of Vice

Richard ZacksMarch 13, 2012$11.99

A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s,...

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

Wallace StegnerMarch 1, 1992$13.99

From the “dean of Western writers” ( The New York Times ) and the Pulitzer Prize winning–author of Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety , a fa...

Ride the Devil's Herd

Ride the Devil's Herd

John BoesseneckerMarch 17, 2020$9.99

A Pim County Public Library Southwest Books of the Year 2021 A True West Reader’s Choice for Best 2020 Western Nonfiction The little-known...

Devil's Gate

Devil's Gate

David RobertsSeptember 16, 2008$12.99

The Mormon handcart tragedy of 1856 is the worst disaster in the history of the Western migrations, and yet it remains virtually unknown today outside...

War on the Waters

War on the Waters

James M. McPhersonSeptember 17, 2012$19.99

Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate...

The Hamlet Fire

The Hamlet Fire

Bryant SimonJuly 23, 2020$9.99

For decades, the small, quiet town of Hamlet, North Carolina, thrived thanks to the railroad. But by the 1970s, it had become a postindustrial backwat...

Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966

Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966

John BlairApril 6, 2015$12.99

Dick Dale & the Del-Tones began holding weekend dances at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, in the summer of 1960. Over the next year...

Baltimore

Baltimore

Matthew A. CrensonSeptember 13, 2017$44.99

Charm City or Mobtown? People from Baltimore glory in its eccentric charm, small-town character, and North-cum-South culture. But for much of the nine...

The Man Who Walked Backward

The Man Who Walked Backward

Ben MontgomerySeptember 18, 2018$3.99

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery, the story of a Texas man who, during the Great Depression, walked around the world -- backwards. Like mos...

Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers

Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers

Joshua StoffAugust 16, 2010$9.99

Significant aircraft manufacturing began on Long Island in the early 20th century and boomed during the war years. Long Islanders helped transform avi...

American Leviathan

American Leviathan

Patrick GriffinApril 17, 2007$11.99

The war that raged along America's frontier during the period of the American Revolution was longer, bloodier, and arguably more revolutionary than wh...

Revolutionary Mothers

Revolutionary Mothers

Carol BerkinFebruary 1, 2005$12.99

The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking hist...

Isaac's Storm

Isaac's Storm

Erik LarsonJuly 11, 2000$9.99

At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew ...

The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time

Timothy EganSeptember 1, 2006$9.99

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from th...

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

Alan TaylorSeptember 6, 2016$15.99

“Excellent . . . deserves high praise. Mr. Taylor conveys this sprawling continental history with economy, clarity, and vividness.”—Brendan Simm...

Gettysburg

Gettysburg

Stephen W. SearsNovember 3, 2004$9.99

The greatest of all Civil War campaigns, Gettysburg was the turning point of the turning point in our nation’s history. Volumes have been written ab...

Vanderbilt's Biltmore

Vanderbilt's Biltmore

Robert WernickAugust 10, 2016$2.99

The original sketch for the Biltmore, George Washington Vanderbilt's grand estate in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, laid out plans for ...

A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States

Howard ZinnNovember 17, 2015$15.99

With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and d...

The Civil War: A Narrative

The Civil War: A Narrative

Shelby FooteNovember 12, 1986$14.99

This first volume of Shelby Foote's classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United Senate and ends on the bl...

Hymns of the Republic

Hymns of the Republic

S. C. GwynneOctober 29, 2019$14.99

From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes “a masterwork of history” (Lawrence...

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Timothy EganOctober 9, 2012$9.99

A New York Times Notable BookA Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author ...

In the Hurricane's Eye

In the Hurricane's Eye

Nathaniel PhilbrickOctober 16, 2018$13.99

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER "Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and Brit...

Robert E. Lee and Me

Robert E. Lee and Me

Ty SeiduleJanuary 26, 2021$14.99

"Ty Seidule scorches us with the truth and rivets us with his fierce sense of moral urgency." --Ron Chernow In a forceful but humane narrative, former...

The Accidental President

The Accidental President

A J BaimeOctober 24, 2017$9.99

A hypnotically fast-paced, masterful reporting of Harry Truman’s first 120 days as president, when he took on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and a secret w...

A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

Randy RobertsAugust 3, 2001$15.99

In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio López de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo a...

Confederates in the Attic

Confederates in the Attic

Tony HorwitzMarch 3, 1998$12.99

National Bestseller  For all who remain intrigued by the legacy of the Civil War -- reenactors, battlefield visitors, Confederate descendants and...

Men at Work

Men at Work

George F. WillAugust 3, 2010$9.99

#1 New York Times Bestseller "A delightful look at all the little things that make major league baseball a subtle spectacle." —Seattle Times In...

A Time to Stand

A Time to Stand

Walter LordMarch 6, 2012$11.99

The #1 New York Times –bestselling author of The Miracle of Dunkirk tells the story of the Texans who fought Santa Anna’s troops at the Battle of ...

Hard Times

Hard Times

Studs TerkelJuly 26, 2011$12.99

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Good War :  A masterpiece of modern journalism and “a huge anthem in praise of the American spi...

Rough Riders

Rough Riders

Mark Lee GardnerMay 10, 2016$1.99

THE AWARD-WINNING, NEW DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND THE ROUGH RIDERS "Thrilling. ... A CLASSIC." —True West WINNER: ...

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War

David FisherJune 6, 2017$11.99

The newest installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies ; T...

The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge

David McCulloughMay 31, 2007$16.99

The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corru...

All the President's Men

All the President's Men

Bob Woodward & Carl BernsteinNovember 1, 2007$13.99

“The work that brought down a presidency...perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” ( Time )—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bern...

American Gospel

American Gospel

Jon MeachamApril 4, 2006$12.99

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham reveals how the Founding Fathers viewed faith—and how they ultima...

These Truths: A History of the United States

These Truths: A History of the United States

Jill LeporeSeptember 18, 2018$15.99

“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 on...

Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name

Douglas A. BlackmonMarch 25, 2008$7.99

This groundbreaking historical expose unearths the lost stories of enslaved persons and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancip...

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

Eric Jay DolinSeptember 18, 2018$14.99

With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventu...

Glory Road

Glory Road

Bruce CattonNovember 3, 2015$12.99

The saga of a nation divided—from the Union Army’s disaster at Fredericksburg to its triumph at Gettysburg—by a Pulitzer Prize–winning Civil W...

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick PhillipsSeptember 20, 2016$11.99

"[A] vital investigation of Forsyth’s history, and of the process by which racial injustice is perpetuated in America." —U.S. Congressman John Lew...

The Bulletproof George Washington

The Bulletproof George Washington

David BartonJune 25, 2013$4.99

Colonial George Washington's perilous experiences in the French and Indian War are chronicled in this riveting account of God's providence and protect...

An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Michael BurlingameJune 1, 2021$18.99

An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life,  An American Marriage  reveals the tragic st...