With tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters reanimates the “Golden Age” of piracy.
In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.
A thought-provoking history of papyrus paper—from its origins in Egypt to its spread throughout the world—revealing how it helped usher in a new era of human history.
The dramatic, untold story of one of the CIA’s most successful Cold War intelligence operations.
A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
“Essential reading for the twenty-first [century].” —Radhika Jones, The New York Times Book Review