• Imperfect Union

    Imperfect Union

    Inskeep, Steve

    NPR’s Steve Inskeep presents a well-researched examination of how a husband and wife team in the 1800s were influential in westward expansion, women’s suffrage, and the abolitionist movement.

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  • Enemy of All Mankind

    Enemy of All Mankind

    Johnson, Steven

    A page-turning account of an English pirate attack on a Moghul treasure ship in 1695, and how this notorious event had far-reaching repercussions on global economics and politics.

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  • The Other Madisons

    The Other Madisons

    Kearse, Bettye

    The author recounts researching her family’s genealogy, tracing back to President James Madison and his slave Coreen. The result is a personal history and exploration of the devastating exclusion of Blacks from the historical record.

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  • Salmon


    Kurlansky, Mark

    Considered a master of the microhistory genre, Kurlansky examines the natural and cultural history of salmon over a span of 500 years, demonstrating how their condition (and alarming decline) is intertwined with the planet’s health.

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  • The Splendid and the Vile

    The Splendid and the Vile

    Larson, Erik

    In this detailed but gripping narrative, Larson looks at World War II through the perspective of Winston Churchill’s leadership, with a focus on vivid details from his personal and family life.

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  • America for Americans

    America for Americans

    Lee, Erika

    Lee calls into question the popular narrative of the U.S. as a nation that has always welcomed immigrants, revealing instead how hostility towards the “other” has often been the rule in our nation’s history.

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  • These Truths

    These Truths

    Lepore, Jill

    A sweeping, elegant examination of whether the U.S. has stayed true to the principles of the Declaration of Independence, revealing our nation’s numerous contradictions. Includes portraits of lesser-known figures, including women and people of color.

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  • Cuba Libre!

    Cuba Libre!

    Perrottet, Tony

    Drawing on oral interviews and archival records, Perrottet provides a fascinating and balanced chronicle of the Cuban Revolution and its worldwide impact; he also examines the post-revolutionary fates of its key figures.

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  • The Better Angels

    The Better Angels

    Plumb, Robert C.

    A group biography highlighting the achievements of five extraordinary women - Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, and Sarah Josepha Hale.

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  • River of Blood

    River of Blood

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