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Verdict on Vichy by Michael Curtis

Was the French government involved in Nazi crimes while the country was under Germany’s military occupation? Delving into recently unearthed evidence, an eminent historian “provides a comprehensive, nuanced but morally uncompromising look at France’s darkest hour” (Publishers Weekly).

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Coral Sea 1942 by Richard Freeman

In May 1942, the American and Japanese navies clashed in the bloody Battle of the Coral Sea. One of the most pivotal moments of World War II comes to life in this fast-paced work of military history.

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The Pilgrims by Sam Fitzgerald

Experience the dramatic story of a small community that crossed the ocean in search of religious freedom. This compelling history illuminates the journey of the Pilgrims and their key role in the establishment of what would become the United States.

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The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton by Allan McLane Hamilton

Based on original documents, this biography written by Alexander Hamilton’s grandson reveals the private life of one of America’s most famous founders. “A successful piece of portraiture” (The New York Times) — now featuring a foreword from New York Times bestselling historian Willard Sterne Randall.

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Napoleon by Andrew Roberts

A “compelling… voluminous” account (Library Journal starred review) with over 1,800 five-star ratings on Goodreads: Napoleon Bonaparte still towers over modern European history. This New York Times bestselling biography offers “a fully human portrait of this larger-than-life figure” (The Wall Street Journal).

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Alexander the Great by Charles Mercer

At 20 years old, Alexander III of Macedon took up his father’s crown. By the end of his life, he was one of history’s most prominent leaders and conquerors. Experience the remarkable story of Alexander the Great in this enlightening account.

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Manhunt by James L. Swanson

A New York Times bestseller with over 8,900 five-star ratings on Goodreads! This riveting account of the days following Abraham Lincoln’s death brings to life the horror, panic, and sadness that ensued. “Gripping… Booth comes across as viscerally real” (Entertainment Weekly).

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Talking to the Dead by Barbara Weisberg

In the mid-1800s, sisters Kate and Maggie Fox claimed to be able to communicate with spirits. Decades later, they confessed to fraud — but their séances had already sparked a mass movement. “A revealing look at the history of spiritualism and its place in 19th-century culture” (Booklist).

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One Small Candle by Thomas Fleming

A New York Times bestselling historian delivers an absorbing account of the Pilgrims’ first year in Plymouth. Featuring vivid portraits of colony leaders and striking accounts of their trials and triumphs.

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The Science of Liberty by Timothy Ferris

“Engaging” (The New York Times Book Review): This eye-opening history explains how the rise and spread of democracy was sparked by scientific advancements. “Splendidly written… A profound delight” (The Washington Post).

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Paris at the End of the World by John Baxter

This “lively… engaging” work (The New York Times Book Review) illuminates Paris during the defining years of World War I, when battles raged mere miles from the French capital. “The content is compelling and the writing vivid” (The Washington Post).

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1812: The War That Forged a Nation by Walter R. Borneman

This “thoroughly readable” history (Publishers Weekly) from a New York Times bestselling author emphasizes the vital importance of the War of 1812 in cementing the United States as an enduring nation.

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Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon

Though they never knew each other, Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley defied tradition and were both pioneers of early feminism. A “most welcome deeper take on the women who scandalized Victorian England — and whose stories continue to resonate today” (Vogue).

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American Heritage History of the Indian Wars by Robert M. Utley and Wilcomb E. Washburn

For more than 300 years, Native Americans and white settlers battled for control of land and resources, with consequences that still reverberate today. Here is the violent history of these conflicts, from early Native rebellions to the massacre at Wounded Knee.

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1945: Year of Decision by Harry S. Truman

After Franklin D. Roosevelt’s sudden death in the midst of World War II, Vice President Harry Truman was catapulted into power. This fascinating memoir from America’s 33rd president reflects on his first year in office — and the journey that led him to become the head of a nation.

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