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Revolutionary Summer

How the British forced Washington into retreat -- and opened the door to his eventual victory.

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American Gun

The late author of American Sniper saw weapons at the heart of our national experience.

 

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City of Ambition

How the New Deal remade New York.

 

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Bunker Hill

A pivotal battle of the American Revolution receives an incisive historian’s focus.

 

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Reader's Diary

The Plantagenets

The legendary -- and infamous -- dynasty may have unwittingly sown the seeds of monarchy's end.

 

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Merchant, Soldier, Sage

A look at history through the lens of three "castes" who have competed and collaborated to shape human societies.

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The Faithful Executioner

The journal of a sixteenth-century headsman gives a view of early modern life from its terminus.

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Out of Order

Tales of the High Bench's history, from the first female justice to take her place on the Court.

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Swoon

An all-inclusive blueprint of charming Lotharios through the ages.

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Sugar in the Blood

A historian's inquiry into her Caribbean roots becomes a journey into a plantation's cruelties.

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The Barbarous Years

A century of ambition and bloodshed in Colonial America.

 

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Iron Curtain

When the menace of Stalinism knew no borders.

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When America First Met China

The beginning of a complex relationship.

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Six Months in 1945

How the powers that had lined up against the Axis shifted positions to begin a chilly new conflict.

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Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

The fight over free speech on one campus and a secret campaign against academic activists.

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