Popular History Books 2022

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A Short History of Humanity

A Short History of Humanity

Johannes Krause, Thomas Trappe & Caroline WaightApril 13, 2021$13.99

“Thrilling . . . a bracing summary of what we have learned [from] ‘archaeogenetics’—the study of ancient DNA . . . Krause and Trappe capture t...

Chancellorsville

Chancellorsville

Stephen W. SearsDecember 16, 2014$1.99

A new look at the Civil War battle that led to Stonewall Jackson’s death: A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and “tour de force in military...

The Betrayal of Anne Frank

The Betrayal of Anne Frank

Rosemary SullivanJanuary 18, 2022$14.99

Less a mystery unsolved than a secret well kept... Using new technology, recently discovered documents and sophisticated investigative techniques, an ...

Sex with Presidents

Sex with Presidents

Eleanor HermanSeptember 22, 2020$11.99

In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings and The Royal Art of Poison uncovers the bedroom ...

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

William L. ShirerOctober 23, 2011$1.99

National Book Award Winner: The definitive account of Nazi Germany and “one of the most important works of history of our time” ( The New York Tim...

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine, Caitlin Roper, Ilena SIlverman & Jake SilversteinNovember 16, 2021$14.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly...

Medical Apartheid

Medical Apartheid

Harriet A. WashingtonJanuary 9, 2007$4.99

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • The first full history of Black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experi...

Hitler's American Gamble

Hitler's American Gamble

Brendan Simms & Charlie LadermanNovember 16, 2021$19.99

A riveting account of the five most crucial days in twentieth-century diplomatic history: from Pearl Harbor to Hitler’s declaration of war on the Un...

Gangsters of Capitalism

Gangsters of Capitalism

Jonathan M. KatzJanuary 18, 2022$14.99

A groundbreaking journey tracing America’s forgotten path to global power — and how its legacies shape our world today — told through the extrao...

Empire of the Summer Moon

Empire of the Summer Moon

S. C. GwynneMay 25, 2010$13.99

*Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award* *A New York Times Notable Book* *Winner of the Texas Book Award and the O...

The American Invasion of Canada

The American Invasion of Canada

Pierre BertonJanuary 4, 2012$1.99

How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling British colony of 300,000? In this remarkable account of the war’s first year, Pierr...

In Search of Sisterhood

In Search of Sisterhood

Paula J. GiddingsOctober 6, 2009$13.99

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 ...

Aftermath

Aftermath

Harald Jähner & Shaun WhitesideJanuary 11, 2022$14.99

How does a nation recover from fascism and turn toward a free society once more? This internationally acclaimed revelatory history— "filled with fir...

Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich

Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich

Volker Ullrich & Jefferson ChaseSeptember 21, 2021$14.99

The best-selling author of Hitler: Ascent and Hitler: Downfall reconstructs the chaotic, otherworldly last days of Nazi Germany. In a bunker deep belo...

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Marcus Luttrell & Patrick RobinsonJune 12, 2007$11.99

Follow along a Navy SEAL's firsthand account of American heroism during a secret military operation in Afghanistan in this true story of survival and ...

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...

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...

999

999

Heather Dune MacadamDecember 31, 2019$1.99

A PEN America Literary Award Finalist A Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee An Amazon Best of the Year Selection The untold story of some of WW2’s most ...

The Spy and the Traitor

The Spy and the Traitor

Ben MacintyreSeptember 18, 2018$14.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  The celebrated author of  Double Cross  and  Rogue Heroes  returns with his greatest spy story...

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel WilkersonSeptember 7, 2010$14.99

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

Instruments of Darkness

Instruments of Darkness

Alfred PriceMarch 30, 2017$2.99

The rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during the Second World War, and devices to counter them, led to a technological battl...

The Splendid and the Vile

The Splendid and the Vile

Erik LarsonFebruary 25, 2020$11.99

#1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • The author of  The Devil in the White City  and  Dead Wake  delivers an intimate...

Powers and Thrones

Powers and Thrones

Dan JonesNovember 9, 2021$14.99

“An audacious, entertaining page-turner. Dan Jones covers a thousand years of history with elegance and panache.”—Dan Carlin, host of Hardcore H...

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...

South to America

South to America

Imani PerryJanuary 25, 2022$14.99

“An elegant meditation on the complexities of the American South—and thus of America—by an esteemed daughter of the South and one of the great i...

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...

The President and the Freedom Fighter

The President and the Freedom Fighter

Brian KilmeadeNovember 2, 2021$14.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates ...

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 Tudors

The Tudors

Timothy VenningMay 30, 2014$1.99

Continuing his exploration of the pathways of British history, Timothy Venning examines the turning points of the Tudor period, though he also strays ...

The Last Duel

The Last Duel

Eric JagerOctober 12, 2004$12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • “A taut page-turner with all the hallmarks of a good historical thriller.”— Orlando...

The Bomber Mafia

The Bomber Mafia

Malcolm GladwellApril 27, 2021$14.99

An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war A  New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice In The Bomber Maf...

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

Nathaniel PhilbrickMay 8, 2000$9.99

From the author of  Mayflower, Valiant Ambition , and  In the Hurricane's Eye-- t he riveting bestseller tells the story of the true ev...

In the Garden of Beasts

In the Garden of Beasts

Erik LarsonMay 10, 2011$13.99

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time i...

Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Stephen E. AmbroseOctober 26, 2001$13.99

Stephen E. Ambrose’s classic New York Times bestseller and inspiration for the acclaimed HBO series about Easy Company, the ordinary men who became ...

How the Word Is Passed

How the Word Is Passed

Clint SmithJune 1, 2021$14.99

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awards A New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021 A  Time &#x...

War Fever

War Fever

Randy Roberts & Johnny SmithMarch 24, 2020$12.99

A "marvelous" ( Sports Illustrated ) portrait of the three men whose lives were forever changed by WWI-era Boston and the Spanish flu: baseball star B...

African Americans in the Jazz Age

African Americans in the Jazz Age

Mark R. SchneiderAugust 17, 2006$22.99

The victorious end to the first World War offered hope to African Americans who had fought for freedom abroad and hoped to find it at home. Mark R. Sc...

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 ...

Killing Crazy Horse

Killing Crazy Horse

Bill O'Reilly & Martin DugardSeptember 8, 2020$14.99

The latest installment of the multimillion-selling Killing series is a gripping journey through the American West and the historic clashes between Nat...

Facing the Mountain

Facing the Mountain

Daniel James BrownMay 11, 2021$13.99

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of NPR's "Books We Love" of 2021   “Masterly. An epic story of four Japanese-American families and their sons w...

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill BrysonMay 6, 2003$4.99

One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body  takes his ultimate journey...

Killing Patton

Killing Patton

Bill O'Reilly & Martin DugardSeptember 23, 2014$9.99

Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy , and Killing Jesus --riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the he...

1619

1619

James HornOctober 16, 2018$3.99

The essential history of the extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in hand in colonial Virginia. Along the ...

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’...

Wannsee

Wannsee

Peter Longerich, Lesley Sharpe & Jeremy NoakesOctober 14, 2021$17.99

The complete story of the Wannsee Conference, the meeting that paved the way for the Holocaust.

Stamped from the Beginning

Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. KendiApril 12, 2016$12.99

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society. Some Americans insist that we...

Isaac's Storm

Isaac's Storm

Erik LarsonJuly 11, 2000$12.99

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 ...

George Washington's Secret Six

George Washington's Secret Six

Brian Kilmeade & Don YaegerNovember 5, 2013$9.99

“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit the...

The Bright Ages

The Bright Ages

Matthew Gabriele & David M. PerryDecember 7, 2021$14.99

"The beauty and levity that Perry and Gabriele have captured in this book are what I think will help it to become a standard text for general audience...

Dam Busters

Dam Busters

James HollandNovember 4, 2013$1.99

The story of the British-made bombs, Upkeep and Highball, successfully dropped on Nazi dams “ has never been told in such depth before” ( Daily Ma...

American Colonies

American Colonies

Alan Taylor & Eric FonerNovember 12, 2001$12.99

A multicultural, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American Revolutions In th...

The Account of Mary Rowlandson and Other Indian Captivity Narratives

The Account of Mary Rowlandson and Other Indian Captivity Narratives

Mary RowlandsonMarch 8, 2012$4.99

The wife of a minister in a small frontier town west of Boston, Mary Rowlandson was forced to leave her house in the late winter of 1676 after maraudi...

The Sieges of Alexander the Great

The Sieges of Alexander the Great

Stephen EnglishMarch 30, 2010$1.99

During his spectacular career of conquest Alexander the Great attacked many cities and fortresses, never failing to take them. Such operations occupie...

Girl

Girl

Alona FrankelAugust 29, 2016$3.99

“An impressionistic memoir of a Polish Jewish girl’s survival hiding as a Gentile in Nazi-occupied Poland . . . truly moving and br...

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Charles MackayJune 5, 2017$0.99

Charles MacKay's groundbreaking examination of a staggering variety of popular delusions, crazes and mass follies is presented here in full with no ab...

World War 2 In Review No. 3: Warships

World War 2 In Review No. 3: Warships

Merriam PressJune 17, 2017$1.99

Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. First eBook Edition. Warships of the U.S., Britain, Germany, Japan and Italy: (1) USS Franklin CV-13 (2) O...

Antes de Colombia (País 360)

Antes de Colombia (País 360)

Carl Henrik LangebaekJuly 1, 2021$9.99

Único en su género, el nuevo libro de Carl Langebaek abre una ventana a nuestro pasado remoto, cuando los primeros humanos llegaron al territorio qu...

Spearhead

Spearhead

Adam MakosFebruary 19, 2019$12.99

THE  NEW YORK TIMES,   WALL STREET JOURNAL, LOS ANGELES TIMES,  AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER  “A band of brothers in an American tan...

Surprise, Kill, Vanish

Surprise, Kill, Vanish

Annie JacobsenMay 14, 2019$15.99

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold USA Today bestselling story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units. Surprise . . . your target...

Helmet for My Pillow

Helmet for My Pillow

Robert LeckieAugust 23, 2018$0.99

Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in J...

The Afghanistan Papers

The Afghanistan Papers

Craig Whitlock & The Washington PostAugust 31, 2021$14.99

A Washington Post Best Book of 2021 The #1 New York Times bestselling investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military comman...

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah HarariSeptember 4, 2018$12.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future . Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on...

The Daughters Of Yalta

The Daughters Of Yalta

Catherine Grace KatzSeptember 29, 2020$9.99

The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and...

An Empire of Ice

An Empire of Ice

Edward J. LarsonMay 31, 2011$10.99

A Pulitzer Prize–winning author examines South Pole expeditions, “wrapping the science in plenty of dangerous drama to keep readers engaged” ( B...

The Last Kings of Shanghai

The Last Kings of Shanghai

Jonathan KaufmanJune 2, 2020$12.99

"In vivid detail... examines the little-known history of two extraordinary dynasties." --The Boston Globe "Not just a brilliant, well-researched, and ...

Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs

Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs

National GeographicNovember 30, 2021$15.99

Blending high adventure with history, this chronicle of 100 astonishing discoveries from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the fabulous "Lost City of the Monkey...

Dead Wake

Dead Wake

Erik LarsonMarch 10, 2015$13.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the...

Midnight in Chernobyl

Midnight in Chernobyl

Adam HigginbothamFebruary 12, 2019$14.99

A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for ...

A Higher Call

A Higher Call

Adam Makos & Larry AlexanderDecember 19, 2012$13.99

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: “Beautifully told.” —CNN  •  “A remarkable story...worth retelling and celebrating.”— USA Today&...

The Giant of the French Revolution

The Giant of the French Revolution

David LawdayJuly 6, 2010$11.99

A biography of Georges-Jacques Danton, a leading French revolutionary—from his rural upbringing to his death five years after the storming of the Ba...

Endurance

Endurance

Alfred LansingApril 29, 2014$13.99

Experience one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age: The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach t...

Villa Air-Bel

Villa Air-Bel

Rosemary SullivanOctober 13, 2009$10.99

“Rosemary Sullivan goes beyond the confines of Air-Bel to tell a fuller story of France during the tense years from 1933 to 1941. . . . A moving tal...

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...

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore & Joseph L. GallowayNovember 6, 2012$11.99

New York Times Bestseller: A “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read” (Col. David Hackworth,...

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...

Undaunted Courage

Undaunted Courage

Stephen E. AmbroseApril 23, 2013$14.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Pur...

Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame

Ken FollettOctober 29, 2019$4.99

“The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturb...

Wake

Wake

Rebecca Hall & Hugo MartinezJune 1, 2021$14.99

A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the “powerful”...

War Is a Racket

War Is a Racket

Smedley D. ButlerMarch 7, 2020$0.99

War Is a Racket is a famous anti-war book written by retired Major General Smedley Buter. In the book, Butler discusses how businesses profit from con...

A Short History of San Francisco

A Short History of San Francisco

Tom ColeMarch 1, 2012$11.99

A concise, “colorful, well-told” history of the City by the Bay, from the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love to the twenty-first century ( Los Angele...

Area 51

Area 51

Annie JacobsenMay 17, 2011$9.99

This "compellingly hard-hitting" bestseller from a Pulitzer Prize finalist gives readers the complete untold story of the top-secret military base for...

15 Months in SOG

15 Months in SOG

Thom NicholsonJune 28, 1999$7.99

"When we cross the border: no ID, and it's kiss yourself good-bye if Charlie gets ahold of you." In Vietnam, the Military Assistance Command's Studies...

Washington's Farewell

Washington's Farewell

John AvlonJanuary 10, 2017$3.99

“A vivid portrait…and thoughtful consideration of George Washington’s wisdom that couldn’t be timelier” ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review). ...

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

James ShapiroOctober 13, 2009$1.99

What accounts for Shakespeare’s transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this gripping acc...

Operation Chastise

Operation Chastise

Max HastingsFebruary 18, 2020$17.99

Best Nonfiction of 2020 -- Kirkus Reviews One of the most lauded historians of our time returns to the Second World War in this magnificent retelling ...

The Day of Battle

The Day of Battle

Rick AtkinsonOctober 2, 2007$12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson...

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Eric WilliamsMarch 2, 2021$19.99

Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated...

The Gulag Archipelago

The Gulag Archipelago

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynNovember 16, 2021$2.99

'It helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing,  Sunday Telegraph '[ The Gulag Archipelago]  he...

The Day the World Came to Town

The Day the World Came to Town

Jim DefedeJuly 12, 2011$12.99

The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Come from Away, Featuring All New Material from the Author When ...

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...

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)

Jared Diamond Ph.D.March 7, 2017$14.99

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, N...

The Churchill Sisters

The Churchill Sisters

Dr. Rachel TretheweyDecember 7, 2021$14.99

As complex in their own way as their Mitford cousins, Winston and Clementine Churchill’s daughters each had a unique relationship with their famous ...

The Rise of the Roman Empire

The Rise of the Roman Empire

Polybius & Ian Scott-KilvertAugust 28, 2003$10.99

The Greek statesman Polybius ( c .200–118 BC) wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen ...

Three Days at the Brink

Three Days at the Brink

Bret Baier & Catherine WhitneyOctober 22, 2019$11.99

The Instant New York Times Bestseller "I could not put this extraordinary book down. Three Days at the Brink is a masterpiece: ele...

Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom

James M. McPhersonDecember 11, 2003$12.99

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the...

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 next installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies ; The...

Baptism

Baptism

Larry GwinNovember 2, 1999$4.99

"The 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry had the dubious distinction of being the unit that had fought the biggest battle of the war to date, and had suf...

The Battle for Spain

The Battle for Spain

Antony BeevorJune 1, 2006$4.99

A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Battle of Arnhem To mark the 70th anniversary o...

Real Memories Of Vietnam: What Life In Viet Nam Was Like For A Draftee Serving In The Infantry

Real Memories Of Vietnam: What Life In Viet Nam Was Like For A Draftee Serving In The Infantry

Candis FriedrichJanuary 12, 2022$6.99

The author has written a memoir of experiences that ten of thousands of young men in the late 60's lived through. Being drafted to fight in Vietna...