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The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Alexander Hamilton
The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington (B&N Exclusive)
Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
Churchill: Walking with Destiny
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
First: Sandra Day O'Connor
Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Bestsellers

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America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
Unfreedom of the Press
Night
The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism
Life in a Medieval City
The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Signed Book)
Summer at Tiffany
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn
The New Social Contract: America's Journey from Welfare State to Police State
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

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First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age
Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
Apollo: A Graphic Guide to Mankind's Greatest Mission
The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
Moon Rush: The New Space Race

New Releases

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America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Unfreedom of the Press
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Signed Book)
The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation
Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America
The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy
Hops and History: American History and Folklore as Remembered by American Breweries and Beers
A Dog Named Beautiful: A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home
Escalante's Dream: On the Trail of the Spanish Discovery of the Southwest
The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz
The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

Coming Soon

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The Way I Heard It Pre-Order Now
Thank You for My Service Pre-Order Now
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth Pre-Order Now
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead Pre-Order Now
The Library Book Pre-Order Now
Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come Pre-Order Now
Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 Pre-Order Now
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History Pre-Order Now
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Pre-Order Now
The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics Pre-Order Now
Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands Pre-Order Now
Leadership: In Turbulent Times Pre-Order Now
The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light Pre-Order Now
Mythos Pre-Order Now
Don Troiani's Campaign to Saratoga - 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative Pre-Order Now