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Henry Holt and Company offers a wide selection of history book for readers of all interests.  Whether you are interested in the major military battles, the discovery of America, profiles of America's Presidents (The American Presidents Series) or detailed analysis of foreign policy issues, you have come to the right place.  Please see the list below for some of our favorite history books.

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The Hawk and the Dove

Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War

A brilliant and revealing biography of the two most important Americans during the Cold War era—written by the grandson of one of them Only two Americans held...

"...the chief advocates for the opposing strategies for winning—and surviving—that harrowing conflict..."

Nicholas Thompson Nicholas Thompson

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Marx's General

The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels

A remarkable new biography from one of Britain’s leading young historians that recovers the co-founder of communism from the shadows of history Friedrich...

"...the shadow of the man he served so devotedly.” —Alan Ryan, The Literary Review (UK)   “A splendid..."

Tristram Hunt

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A Voyage Long and Strange

Rediscovering the New World

The bestselling author of Blue Latitudes takes us on a thrilling and eye-opening voyage to pre-Mayflower America On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony...

"...allows us to rediscover the New World for ourselves.. "Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Horwitz..."

Tony Horwitz Tony Horwitz

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The Last Campaign

Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America

The definitive account of Robert Kennedy’s exhilarating and tragic 1968 campaign for president—a revelatory history that is especially resonant now After John...

"...into a fearless, formidable, winning candidate makes stupendous reading.  The hope he inspired….still proves..."

Thurston Clarke Thurston Clarke

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The Lions of Iwo Jima

The Lions of Iwo Jima tells the full story of one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines. Combat Team 28, 4500 men strong, trained...

"...was not afraid of the outcome. I knew we would win,” wrote Smith. “We always had. But contemplation of the cost..."

By Major General Fred Haynes USMC-RET and James A. Warren

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The Day of Battle

The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells...

"...In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the harrowing story of the.... In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the harrowing story of the campaigns in Sicily and Italy   In An Army at Dawn—winner of the Pulitzer Prize—Rick Atkinson provided a dramatic and authoritative history of the Allied triu..."

Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson

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An Army at Dawn

The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A splendid book... The emphasis throughout is on the human drama of men at war."—The Washington...

"...In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war.... In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells..."

Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson

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The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global “free market” has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq In her...

Naomi Klein Naomi Klein

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1967

Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East

“A marvelous achievement . . . Anyone curious about the extraordinary six days of Arab-Israeli war will learn much from it.”—The Economist Tom Segev’s...

Tom Segev

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

An Indian History of the American West

Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally...

Dee Brown

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Churchill and the Jews

A Lifelong Friendship

An insightful history of Churchill’s lifelong commitment—both public and private—to the Jews and Zionism, and of his outspoken opposition to anti-Semitism ...

Martin Gilbert Martin Gilbert

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Indian Summer

The Secret History of the End of an Empire

An extraordinary story of romance, history, and divided loyalties—set against the backdrop of one of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century The...

"...of a tumultuous moment in history.”—New York Times Book Review “A fascinating book that may well..."

Alex Von Tunzelmann Alex Von Tunzelmann

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In Nixon's Web

A Year in the Crosshairs of Watergate

The last untold story of Watergate—by the FBI director who maintained his silence for more than thirty years L.Patrick Gray III was the man caught in the...

By Ed Gray and L. Patrick Gray III

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The Supreme Court

The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America

“Superbly well written . . . a wonderfully informative guide to the Supreme Court both past and present.”—David J. Garrow, American History Jeffrey Rosen...

"...of winning majorities. Even if Thomas had the option of ruling against the president and then inviting him..."

Jeffrey Rosen

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The Buried Book

The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh

Adventurers, explorers, kings, gods, and goddesses come to life in this “useful, entertaining and informative” story of the first great epic (The Washington...

David Damrosch

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Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in...

By Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki and Paul Buhle

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The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown

The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America

A freshly researched account of the dramatic rescue of the Jamestown settlers The English had long dreamed of colonizing America, especially after Sir...

By Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith

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