Gift Guide: For the History Buff

You know the type: who genuinely loves History Channel documentaries & knows a ton about their topic du jour. Snag them one of these excellent history reads. 

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Cuba: An American History Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781501154553
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

“Full of…lively insights and lucid prose” (The Wall Street Journal) an epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of the world’s leading historians of Cuba.

In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, the United States severed diplomatic r


Agent Sonya: The Spy Next Door Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593136324
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Published: Crown - July 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind the Cold War’s most intrepid female spy.

“[An] immensely exciting, fast-moving account.”—The Washington Post


Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307951267
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award • The highly anticipated biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art.


Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560180
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Published: Penguin Press - March 23rd, 2021

A dazzling biography of one of the twentieth century's most respected painters, Helen Frankenthaler, as she came of age as an artist in postwar New York


Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060518509
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 6th, 2007

“James Swanson has written a terrific narrative of the hunt for Lincoln’s killers that will mesmerize the reader from start to finish just as the actual manhunt mesmerized the entire nation. It is a triumphant book.”—Doris Kearns Godwin


Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501160349
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * Smithsonian

A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing t


Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America's Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525656173
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Published: Knopf - May 18th, 2021

“Daniel Barbarisi plunges into an adventure from another era when he goes in search of buried treasure, guided only by a cryptic poem, a mischievous art collector, and the footsteps another pursuer who died on the quest… Every page draws you deeper into this no-man’s-land where fortune—or tragedy—awaits.” —Christopher McDougall, author of


The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250811271
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Published: Picador - May 4th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller
An Economist Book of the Year
Costa Book Award Winner for Biography
Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)


Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich Cover Image
By Volker Ullrich, Jefferson Chase (Translated by)
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631498275
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Published: Liveright - September 21st, 2021

The best-selling author of Hitler: Ascent and Hitler: Downfall reconstructs the chaotic, otherworldly last days of Nazi Germany.


All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854995
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Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives.


Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250224354
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Published: Celadon Books - March 9th, 2021

A "terrific, harrowing, true-crime account of an elusive serial killer who preyed upon gay men in the 1990s."
-The New York Times (Editor's Pick)


Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781328637246
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Published: Mariner Books - June 15th, 2021

A rollicking guided tour of one extraordinary summer, when some of the most pivotal and freakishly coincidental stories all collided and changed the way we think about modern sports

The summer of 1984 was a watershed moment in the birth of modern sports when the nation watched Michael Jordan grow from college basketball player to professional athlete and star.