For the Historian

Go back in time with Harper’s favorite history titles!

  • Sons and Soldiers

    On a par with the stories told in Unbroken or The Boys in the Boat, Sons and Soldiers is a compelling addition to any WWII aficionado's library.

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  • Three Days in Moscow

    Get the perfect gift for Dad this Father's Day: President Reagan's dramatic battle to win the Cold War is revealed as never before by the #1 bestselling author and award-winning anchor...

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  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes

    NATIONAL BESTSELLERNPR Best Book of 2017 “Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future...

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  • The Perfectionists

    The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in...

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  • The Great Halifax Explosion

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The riveting, tick-tock account of the largest manmade explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb, and the equally astonishing tales of survival and heroism...

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  • Visionary Women

    Winner of The Green Prize for Sustainable LiteratureA Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for BiographyFour influential women we thought...

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  • In the Enemy's House

    The New York Times bestselling author of Dark Invasion and The Last Goodnight once again illuminates the lives of little-known individuals who played a significant...

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  • The Heart Is a Shifting Sea

    Winner of the Silver Nautilus Award for Journalism & Investigative Reporting"Elizabeth Flock takes us on an intimate cruise on the shifting sea of the heart, in the best...

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  • When Montezuma Met Cortés

    A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the AmericasOn November...

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  • The Saboteur

    In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the...

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  • A History of the United States in Five Crashes

    In this absorbing, smart, and accessible blend of economic and cultural history, Scott Nations, a longtime trader, financial engineer, and CNBC contributor, takes us on a journey through...

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  • Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

    New York Times bestseller Now with a new Epilogue, containing letters of response from Palestinian readers."A profound...

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  • RFK

    In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Francis Kennedy’s death, an inspiring collection of his most famous speeches accompanied by commentary from notable historians and public figures.Twenty-five...

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  • To the Edges of the Earth

    *** National Outdoor Book Award WINNER! ***From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, a "suspenseful" (WSJ) and "adrenaline-fueled" (Outside) entwined narrative of...

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  • Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll

    An all-access history of the evolution of the American restaurant chefChefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll transports readers back in time to witness the remarkable...

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  • The Watergate

    Since its opening in 1965, the Watergate complex has been one of Washington's chicest addresses, a home to power brokers from both political parties and the epicenter of a scandal that brought...

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  • A Bold and Dangerous Family

    The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets delivers the next chapter in "The Resistance Quartet": the astonishing story of the aristocratic Italian...

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  • Moondust

    In time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing comes this edition of journalist Andrew Smith’s Moondust, now updated with a new Afterword, that tells...

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  • The Corporation

    “A mob saga that has it all—brotherhood and betrayal, swaggering power and glittering success, and a Godfather whose reach seems utterly unrivaled. What a relentless, irresistible read.”...

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  • Black Fortunes

    “By telling the little-known stories of six pioneering African American entrepreneurs, Black Fortunes makes a worthy contribution to black history, to business history, and to...

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  • The Impossible State, Updated Edition

    “Drawing upon his unique and deep academic work and policy experience, Victor Cha has produced one of the most astute, insightful, and lucid texts on North Korea. Simply...

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  • Defining Moments in Black History

    Dick Gregory has been an unsparing and incisive cultural force for more than fifty years: a friend of such luminaries as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers, Gregory is an unrelenting, lifelong...

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  • The Great Rescue

    Published in commemoration of the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, the story of the USS Leviathan, the legendary liner turned warship that ferried U.S. soldiers to Europe—a...

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  • Lincoln and the Abolitionists

    “[Kaplan] tells this story with precision and eloquence.” —Seattle Times“An eye-opening...

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  • Spies in the Family

    Now in paperback, a riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite...

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  • 1968

    Now in paperback, a major history of one of the seminal years in the postwar world, when rebellion and disaffection broke out on an extraordinary scale.The year 1968 saw an extraordinary range...

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  • Rebel in the Ranks

    When Martin Luther published his 95 Theses in October 1517, he had no intention of starting a revolution. But very quickly his criticism of indulgences became a rejection of the papacy and...

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  • The Deals That Made the World

    "Excellent. ... Impressive." —Financial TimesAn award-winning investigative journalist takes us inside the ten business deals that have...

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