New History Books

Madeleine Albright, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 (Harper Collins, 2012)

H.W. Brands, The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace (Doubleday & Co, 2012)

Benson Bobrick, The Caliph’s Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad (Simon and Schuster, 2012)

Fergus M. Bordewich, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephan A. Douglas, and the Compromise that Preserved the Union (Simon and Schuster, 2012)

Walter Borneman, The Admirals (Hatchette Books, 2012)

Alan Brinkley, John F. Kennedy (Times Books, 2012)

Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg, MAdison and Jefferson (Random House, 2013)

Winston Churchill, Memoirs of the Second World War (Houghton Mifflin Co, 2012)

David G. Coleman, The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis (W.W. Norton, 2012)

David Crist, The Twillight War: The Secret History of American’s Thirty-Year Conflict (Penguin, 2012)

David B. Denn, Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture (Cambridge, 2012)

Jeffrey Engel, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War (Oxford UP, 2012)

Mary Fulbrook, A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Jan T. Gross and Irene G. Gross, Golden Harvest (Oxford UP, 2012)

Allen C. Guelzo, Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (Oxford UP, 2012)

Justin Hart, Empires of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U.S. Policy (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Peter Hart, The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War (Oxford, 2013)

James H. Johnston, From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family (Oxford University Press, 2012)

John Kelly, The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People (Holt, 2012)

Bahgat Korany, Rabab El-Mahdi, Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond (Oxford UP, 2012)

Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies (Crown/Random House, 2012)

Sarah Maza, Violette Noziere: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris (UCBerkeley, 2012)

Mark Mazower, Governing the World: The History of an Idea (Penguin, 2012)

James McPherson, The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (University of North Carolina Press, 2012)

Louise McReynolds, Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia (Cornell UP, 2012)

Rana Mitter, China’s World War II 1937-1945: Forgotten Ally (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)

Paul Thomas Murphy, Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy (Pegasus, 2012)

Andrew Nagorski, Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power (Simon & Schuster, 2012)

Sonke Neitzel, Harald Welzer, Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying. The Secret WWII Transcripts of German POWS (Knopf, 2012)

Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren, The Battle for the Arab Spring (Yale, 2012)

James Oakes, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 (W.W. Norton, 2012)

Alison Pargeter, Libya: The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi (Yale, 2012)

Witold Pilecki, The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery (Aquila Polonica Ltd, 2012)

Andrew J. Polsky, Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War (Oxford UP, 2012)

Paul Preston, The Spanish Holocaust (Harper, 2012)

James D. Rice, Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America (Oxford UP, 2012)

Geoffrey Roberts, Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov (Random House, 2012) [see our book review section]

Barnett R. Rubin, Afghanistan in the Post-Cold War Era (Oxford UP, 2012)

Karl Schlogel, Moscow 1937 (Polity, 2012)

Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee & Frans Coetzee, Empires, Soldiers and Citizens: A World War I Sourcebook (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)

Richard Slotkin, The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution (W.W. Norton, 2012)

Gene Allen Smith, The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and STalin (Basic, 2012)

John Stubbs, Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War (W.W. Norton, 2012)

Daniel Sutherland, Seasons of War: The Ordeal of a Southern Community, 1861-1865 (Free Press, 2013)

Stephan Talty, Agent Garbo: The Brillian, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day (Houghton Mifflin, 2012)

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, A Slave in the White House. Paul Jennings and the Madisons (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Evan Thomas, Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World (Hachette Book, 2012)

Joachim Whaley, Germany and the Holy Roman Empire, vols 1 and 2 (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Bernard Wasserstein, On the Eve: The Jews of Europe before the Second World War (Simon and Schuster, 2012)

Scott Weidensaul, The First Frontier. The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery, and Endurance in Early America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)

Jerry White, London in the Eighteenth Century (Bodley Head, 2012)

Scott Zesch, The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871 (Oxford UP, 2012

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