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Years:
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WorkYear
The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II by Buzz Bissinger
2022
The Last Campaign: Sherman, Geronimo and the War for America by H. W. Brands
2022
Asian American Histories of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY) by Catherine Ceniza Choy
2022
Woman: The American History of an Idea by Lillian Faderman
2022
Watergate: A New History by Garrett M. Graff
2022
Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America by Pekka Hämäläinen
2022
American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis by Adam Hochschild
2022
What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party by Michael Kazin
2022
The Nineties: A Book by Chuck Klosterman
2022
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry
2022
Requiem for the Massacre: A Black History on the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massac re by R. J. Young
2022
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich
2016
City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York by Tyler Anbinder
2016
America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History by Andrew Bacevich
2016
Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS by David J. Barron
2016
The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb
2016
The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government by Fergus M. Bordewich
2016
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon by Rosa Brooks
2016
The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World by Sally Denton
2016
The Bitter Taste of Victory: Life, Love and Art in the Ruins of the Reich by Lara Feigel
2016
The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War by Robert J. Gordon
2016
The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings
2016
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
2016
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
2016
Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen
2016
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
2016
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez
2016
Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
2016
American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor
2016
The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics by Sean Wilentz
2016
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum
2012
38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End by Scott W. Berg
2012
One on One by Craig Brown
2012
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll
2012
The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran by David Crist
2012
When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail by Eric Jay Dolin
2012
Haiti: The Aftershocks of History by Laurent Dubois
2012
The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs
2012
Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War by Guy Gugliotta
2012
The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death by Jill Lepore
2012
The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" by Alan Light
2012
Savage continent: Europe in the aftermath of World War II by Keith Lowe
2012
Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West by Ruben Martinez
2012
City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, 3-volume box set by Deborah Dash Moore
2012
Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy by Andrew Preston
2012
Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power by Seth Rosenfeld
2012
Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government--and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead by David Rothkopf
2012
On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present by Alan Ryan
2012
City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age by P. D. Smith
2012
Red Plenty: Industry! Progress! Abundance! Inside the Fifties Soviet Dream by Francis Spufford
2012
Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love by David Talbot
2012
The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb by Philip Taubman
2012
Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop by Yuval Taylor
2012
Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year by David von Drehle
2012
On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War by Bernard Wasserstein
2012
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson
2012
Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History by John Fabian Witt
2012
Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World by James Carroll
2011
The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War by Peter Englund
2011
1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
2011
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
2011
Assassins of the Turquoise Palace by Roya Hakakian
2011
All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945 by Max Hastings
2011
Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War (Modern Library) by Harold Holzer
2011
Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King
2011
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
2011
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann
2011
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
2011
Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America by John McMillian
2011
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
2011
The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs by Jim Rasenberger
2011
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts
2011
The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937 by David Welky
2011
Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation by Andrea Wulf
2011
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff
2011

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