Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America - Cotten Seiler How did automobile use become so vital to the identity of Americans? Republic of Drivers looks back at the period between 1895 [...]
Genius Belabored: Childbed Fever and the Tragic Life of Ignaz Simmelweis - Theodore G. Obenchain Identifies Semmelweis’s rightful place in the pantheon of scientists and physicians whose discoveries have saved the lives of millions. Obenchain’s [...]
How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them - Jason Stanley By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics—charged by rhetoric and myth—can quickly [...]
Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick - David Frye Deep but highly-readable explanation of how and why civilizations built walls.
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer - Irene Gut Opdyke (with Jennifer Armstrong) Irene Gut was just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But [...]
Garrett Epps, Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil War America
Tells the story of the desperate struggle, from the halls of Congress to the bloody streets of Memphis and New Orleans, to pass the Fourteenth Amendment. Scholars call it the "Second Constitution." Over time, the [...]
Max Edelson’s The New Map of Empire pictures the contested geography of the British Atlantic world and offers new explanations of the causes and consequences of Britain’s imperial ambitions in the generation before the American [...]
Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service On January 11, 1964, Luther L. Terry, M.D., Surgeon General of the United States, released Smoking and Health: [...]
A nice replica of Alice Roosevelt's throw pillow. Liven up your parties and literary salons with your wit!
Several generations of historians figuratively abandoned the Oval Office as the bastion of out-of-fashion stories of great men. And now, decades later, the historical analysis of the American presidency remains on the outskirts of historical [...]