History Buffs

Relive past eras and events with this stellar collection

  • Forty Autumns

    A remarkable true story of courage, resilience, and love that traces the dramatic lives of five women who are separated by the Iron Curtain through the Cold War up until the miraculous day when they are reunited as a family.

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  • The Devil's Diary

    An unprecedented, page-turning record of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler’s post-invasion plans for Russia, laid out using the never-before-published contents of the private diaries of Hitler's ideological mastermind, Alfred Rosenberg.

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  • The Network

    The Network tells the story of one of the 20th century’s greatest heists: the massive rip-off of the airwave, which made the communications age possible, played out in a compelling drama between the technology’s inventor Edwin Armstrong and the head of RCA, David Sarnoff, whose collaboration saw the birth of radio, TV, and eventually, the internet.

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  • Rough Riders

    Rich with action, violence, camaraderie, and courage, Rough Riders sheds new light on the Theodore Roosevelt saga—and on one of the most thrilling chapters in American history.

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  • PT 109

    A thrilling moment-by-moment account of John F. Kennedy’s heroics after the sinking of PT-109 during WWII, and a fascinating examination of how the episode shaped the rest of his life.

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  • Machines of Loving Grace

    “Neither alarmist nor affirmative [Machines of Loving Grace] contain[s] urgent, compelling and relevant calls to consciously embed our values in the systems we design, and to critically engage with our choices…. Before welcoming our robotic overlords, read [this] book.” -New Scientist

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  • Denial

    Deborah Lipstadt, author of the groundbreaking Denying the Holocaust, chronicles her five-year legal battle with David Irving that culminated in a sensational trial in 2000.

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  • All the Gallant Men

    The first memoir published by a survivor of the USS Arizona: 93-year old Donald Stratton's moment-by-moment account of survival on December 7, 1941, and his inspiring return to the fight.

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  • First Women

    Candid and illuminating, this first group biography of the modern first ladies provides a revealing look at life upstairs and downstairs at the world’s most powerful address.

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  • Sapiens

    A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.

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  • Hidden Figures

    The true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA who provided the calculations that helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements, told through the personal accounts of four women known as the “colored computers.” Now a major motion picture.

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  • Altamont

    The product of twenty years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, this is the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert.

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  • America's First Daughter

    “[A] triumphant, controversial, and fascinating plunge into the complexities of Revolutionary America, where women held power in subtle ways and men hid dangerous secrets. You’ll never look at Jefferson or his legacy the same way again.” -C.W. Gortner (author of Mademoiselle Chanel)

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  • The Girl in the Castle

    A powerful story of love, loyalty, and friendship, The Girl in the Castle is an exquisitely written novel set against the magical, captivating landscape of Ireland. "Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore." -JoJo Moyes

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  • Pharaoh

    An epic new historical adventure set in Ancient Egypt from the bestselling author Stephen King describes as the ‘best historical novelist’.

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  • The Flame Bearer

    The next installment of Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, "like Game of Thrones, but real" (Observer, London) — the basis for the hit television series now on Netflix.

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