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Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War
Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II
Sand and Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France
D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America
Churchill: Walking with Destiny
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
Alexander Hamilton

Bestsellers

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Unfreedom of the Press
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery (Signed Book)
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Signed Book)
Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975
This Kind of War: The Classic Military History of the Korean War
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (Liberation Trilogy, Volume 1)
Red November: Inside the Secret U. S. - Soviet Submarine War
Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
The Shadow War: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America

David McCullough Favorites 20% Off

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1776
The Wright Brothers
The Path between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
John Adams
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
The Johnstown Flood
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For
Brave Companions: Portraits in History
Truman
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

New Releases

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Unfreedom of the Press
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery (Signed Book)
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Signed Book)
Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
The Shadow War: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II
Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II
The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution

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The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy Pre-Order Now
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth Pre-Order Now
Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War Pre-Order Now
The Way I Heard It Pre-Order Now
Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force Pre-Order Now
Nigger: An Autobiography Pre-Order Now
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West Pre-Order Now
Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France Pre-Order Now
The Library Book Pre-Order Now
This America: The Case for the Nation Pre-Order Now
The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany Pre-Order Now
Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning Pre-Order Now
Three Women Pre-Order Now
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Pre-Order Now
The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human Pre-Order Now

D-Day & the Battle of Normandy 75th Anniversary

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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Liberation Trilogy, Volume 3)
D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day
Sand and Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
The Third Reich at War: 1939-1945
Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War
The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach