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Read how the past informs our present and shapes our future.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War
Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
They Called Us Enemy
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II
Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide
The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest Treasure Hunt
The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France

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The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience
The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity
Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck
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Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History Pre-Order Now
April 1865: The Month That Saved America
The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America Pre-Order Now
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
Unfreedom of the Press

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The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience
The Library Book
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire
Escape from Paris: A True Story of Love and Resistance in Wartime France
These Truths: A History of the United States
Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands (Signed Book)
Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal
How to Fight Anti-Semitism
A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany
Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Thank You for My Service
No Surrender: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live on Today

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Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History Pre-Order Now
The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America Pre-Order Now
The Way I Heard It Pre-Order Now
Trump vs. China: Facing America's Greatest Threat (Signed Book) Pre-Order Now
Southern Women: More Than 100 Stories of Innovators, Artists, and Icons Pre-Order Now
The Right Kind of Crazy: My Life as a Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout from Hell Pre-Order Now
Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam 2020, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review + Proven Prep for the NEW 2020 Exam Pre-Order Now
Three Days at the Brink: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II (Signed Book) Pre-Order Now
Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West Pre-Order Now
No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History Pre-Order Now
Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2020 Edition: Practice Tests & Prep for the NEW 2020 Exam Pre-Order Now
The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe Pre-Order Now
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Pre-Order Now
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster Pre-Order Now
Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy Pre-Order Now