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The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism

John U. Bacon

$17.99 $16.55

In 1917 a munitions ship exploded in Halifax Harbor and leveled much of the city.

Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington

Ted Widmer

$35.00 $32.20

Lincoln, about to take office and doing a lot of growing in a hurry.

Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

Edward Achorn

$28.00 $25.76

The culmination of Lincoln's life and career, just days before his assassination.

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

$16.00 $14.72

Much needed, and already a modern classic.

The Penguin History of the USA: New Edition

Hugh Brogan


By far my own favorite one-volume U. S. history

A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials

Frances Hill

$16.99 $15.63

The single best, best-written, and least controversial account of the tragedy. So there.

We the People: The 500-Year Battle Over Who Is American

Ben Railton


Who is an American, and who gets to decide?

Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Thomas J Balcerski


The question of whether the U. S. has already had its first gay President unfortunately matters a whole lot less than you might think.

The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail

W. Jeffrey Bolster


Overfishing in the Atlantic is no new problem.

Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941

Lynne Olson

$18.00 $16.56

FDR versus Lindbegh in 1940-41. Still sadly relevant today.

Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past


Historians examine Lin-Manuel Miranda's modern masterpiece, for the most part with gratitude.

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Annette Gordon-Reed

$21.95 $20.19

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Edmund Morris

$22.00 $20.24

Democracy in America and Two Essays on America

Alexis De Tocqueville

$15.00 $13.80

Mayflower: Voyage, Community, War

Nathaniel Philbrick

$18.00 $16.56

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson

$24.95 $22.95

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Heather Ann Thompson

$18.95 $17.43

The first complete and comprehensive history of the Attica Prison Uprising, which took nearly a decade of research and writing to come into being. Thompson covers the conditions of the Attica Correctional Facility in the years leading up to the uprising, the immediate precipitating causes, the uprising itself, as well as the legal and cultural aftermath of the retaking of the prison after the uprising. Thompson’s writing is as propulsive as it is illuminating, and while the subject matter is heavy and complex, it is also an engaging—if tragic—story - Read D.


David Herbert Donald

$24.00 $22.08

A People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn

$21.99 $20.23

Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow

$22.00 $20.24

The Great Bridge

David McCullough

$22.00 $20.24

A Nation of Immigrants

John F Kennedy


Champlain's Dream

David Hackett Fischer


The Penguin History of Canada

Robert Bothwell


A Disability History of the United States

Kim E. Nielsen

$16.00 $14.72

The History of White People

Nell Irvin Painter

$18.95 $17.43

Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party

Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin

$27.95 $25.71

A History of America in Ten Strikes

Erik Loomis

$17.99 $16.55

The Penguin History of Latin America

Edwin Williamson

$21.00 $19.32

The Making of Asian America: A History

Erika Lee

$22.00 $20.24

The Year of Peril: America in 1942

Tracy Campbell

$30.00 $27.60