History Buffs

Relive past eras and events with this stellar collection

  • The Story of the Jews Volume One

    The first of a three-book illustrated cultural history--the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews--that traces the story of the Jewish people across three millennia, from their beginnings as a tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492

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  • The Story of the Jews Volume Two

    In the second of three volumes of this illustrated cultural history, the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews, Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people from 1492 through the end of nineteenth century.

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  • Darkest Hour

    From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Churchill’s ascendancy to Prime Minister—soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman.

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  • Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition

    The #1 bestseller and the basis for the hit Academy Award-winning movie, now available in a beautifully designed, illustrated edition featuring more than two dozen never-before-seen photos.

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  • The War Bride's Scrapbook

    From the author of The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, comes a World War II love story, narrated through a new bride’s dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more

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  • Forty Autumns

    In this incredible memoir, a former American military intelligence officer tells the true story of her family—of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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  • PT 109

    “A revealing and breathtaking account about what happened to John F. Kennedy’s Patrol Torpedo boat 109, and the famous war story’s engrossing aftermath.” --James Patterson

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  • The It Girls

    Two sisters: one sailed on the Titanic. One scandalized the world. Together they were unstoppable. The It Girls follows the competitive lives of two real sisters who rise above their station and scandalize society from London to Hollywood.

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  • A Bold and Dangerous Family

    The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter delivers the next chapter in "The Resistance Quartet": the astonishing story of the aristocratic Italian family who stood up to Mussolini's fascism-- a profile in courage that remains relevant today.

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  • Never Call Me a Hero

    75 years ago, one daring American pilot may have changed the course of history when he sank two Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway. Never Call Me a Hero is that pilot's remarkable eyewitness account.

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  • The Marriage Bureau

    “[This book is] rather like a box of chocolates — to be savored and enjoyed at one’s leisure.” --Huffington Post

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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.

    Rough Riders is excellent. It’s not just first-rate history but a ripping yarn that shines new light on Theodore Roosevelt’s extraordinary life.” --Ron Hansen, author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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  • News of the World

    National Book Award Finalist—FictionIn the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back...

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  • Their Finest

    Now a major motion picture starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy.

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  • The Women in the Castle

    “If you’re a historical fiction fan, this will be your new favorite novel of 2017. It’s so emotionally powerful there’s a chance the literary-induced chills will stay with you well into summer.” --Redbook Magazine

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  • Dereliction of Duty

    "The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D.C." —H. R. McMaster

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  • The Great Halifax Explosion

    “John U. Bacon’s The Great Halifax Explosion is the seminal account of one of the bloodiest man-made disasters in world history, which killed some 2,000 people. This is a riveting, well-written and researched World War I book. Highly recommended!” --Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite

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  • Sons and Soldiers

    Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of The Ritchie Boys: young German Jews who fled Nazi Germany in the 30s and returned to Europe as US soldiers, playing a key role in the Allied victory.

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  • Brilliance and Fire

    From the author of Women from the Ankle Down comes a lively cultural biography of diamonds, which explores our society’s obsession with the world’s most brilliant gemstone and the real-world characters who make them shine.

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