Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

13 December 2017 | By Anne Applebaum | Filed in: history.

The Pulitzer Prize winning author, professor, and historian offers an expert guide to understanding the appeal of the strongman as a leader and an explanation for why authoritarianism is back with a menacing twenty first century twist n nAcross the world today, from the Americas to Europe and beyond,

Miracle Country

06 February 2017 | By Kendra Atleework | Filed in: history.

Kendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero Kendra s family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzard

Talking Until Nightfall: Remembering Jewish Salonica 1941-44

10 November 2019 | By Isaac Matarasso | Filed in: history.

Whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witness Elie Wiesel n nWhen Nazi occupiers arrived in Greece in 1941, it was the beginning of a horror that would reverberate through generations In the city of Salonica Thessaloniki , almost 50,000 Jews were sent to Nazi concentration camps during the wa

Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality

15 March 2019 | By Jacob S. Hacker | Filed in: history.

The Republican Party appears to be divided between a tax cutting old guard and a white nationalist vanguard, and with Donald Trump s ascendance, the upstarts seem to be winning Yet how are we to explain that, under Trump, the plutocrats have gotten almost everything they want, including a huge tax

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

19 April 2018 | By Larry Tye | Filed in: history.

n The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first ever review of his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed door Congressional hearings n In the long history of American demagogues,

Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The ACLU’s 100-Year Fight for Rights in America

04 March 2018 | By Ellis Cose | Filed in: history.

Published to coincide with the ACLU s centennial, a major new book by the nationally celebrated journalist and bestselling author n nFor a century, the American Civil Liberties Union has fought to keep Americans in touch with the founding values of the Constitution As its centennial approached, the

Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy

01 February 2017 | By Dan G. Newman | Filed in: history.

An intruiging and accessible nonfiction graphic novel about the role wealth and influence play in American democracy n nDespite our immense political divisions, Americans are nearly united in our belief that something is wrong with our government It works for the wealthy and powerful, but not for an

Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258

12 November 2019 | By David Arscott Carpenter | Filed in: history.

The first in a ground breaking two volume history of Henry III s rule, from when he first assumed the crown to the moment his personal rule ended Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of

Shirley Chisholm is a Verb!

09 April 2017 | By Veronica Chambers | Filed in: history.

A timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States n nShirley Chisholm famously said, If they don t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair This dynamic biography illum

Alaric the Goth: An Outsider's History of the Fall of Rome

26 August 2018 | By Douglas Boin | Filed in: history.

Stigmatized and relegated to the margins of Roman society, the Goths were violent barbarians who destroyed civilization, at least in the conventional story of Rome s collapse But a slight shift of perspective brings their history, and ours, shockingly alive n n nAlaric grew up near the river bord

The Woman's Hour: Our Fight for the Right to Vote

13 October 2018 | By Elaine F. Weiss | Filed in: history.

n This adaptation of the book Hillary Clinton calls a page turning drama and an inspiration will spark the attention of young readers and teach them about activism, civil rights, and the fight for women s suffrage just in time for the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amend

Porcelain: A History from the Heart of Europe

02 May 2017 | By Suzanne L Marchand | Filed in: history.

Porcelain was invented in medieval China but its secret recipe was first reproduced in Europe by an alchemist in the employ of the Saxon king Augustus the Strong Saxony s revered Meissen factory could not keep porcelain s ingredients secret for long, however, and scores of Holy Roman princes quick

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

23 June 2017 | By Mary L. Trump | Filed in: history.

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the w

The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)

24 September 2017 | By Heather Morris | Filed in: history.

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz Birkenau When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a T towierer the German word for tattooist , tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

The Nickel Boys

14 February 2019 | By Colson Whitehead | Filed in: history.

Winner of the 2020 Pulizer Prize for Fiction n nAs the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart He is as good as anyone Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and n