Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
eBooks
Newletters and Alerts

Subscribe to our RSS/XML feed with web-based news readers.
Click your choice:

RSS
RSS PDF
Atom Feed
Add to Google

Browse Category

Find more History books by browsing the categories below.

History:

History:

Sort: Author   Bestselling  Format   Date   Price   Title  
Rights at Risk
Rights at Risk
Written by David K. Shipler
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307957627
Our Price: $12.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Rights at Risk
The Limits of Liberty in Modern America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $12.99

An enlightening, intensely researched examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from courtrooms to classrooms.
 
With telling anecdote and detail, Pulitzer Prize–winner David K. Shipler explores the territory where the Constitution meets everyday America, where legal compromises—before and since 9/11—have undermined the criminal... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
While America Sleeps
While America Sleeps
Written by Russ Feingold
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307952547
Our Price: $9.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
While America Sleeps
A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era
Written by Russ Feingold


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $9.99

Former senator Russ Feingold looks at institutional failures, both domestic and abroad, since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and proposes steps to be taken—by the government and by individuals—to ensure that the next ten years are focused on solving the international problems that threaten America.

In While America Sleeps, Russ Feingold details our... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Killing the Messenger
Killing the Messenger
Written by Thomas Peele
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307717559
Our Price: $26.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Killing the Messenger
A Story of Radical Faith, Racism's Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist
Written by Thomas Peele


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $26.00

When a nineteen-year-old member of a Black Muslim cult assassinated Oakland newspaper editor Chauncey Bailey in 2007—the most shocking killing of a journalist in the United States in thirty years—the question was, Why? “I just wanted to be a good soldier, a strong soldier,” the killer told police.   A strong soldier... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Killing the Messenger
Killing the Messenger
Written by Thomas Peele
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307717573
Our Price: $13.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Killing the Messenger
A Story of Radical Faith, Racism's Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist
Written by Thomas Peele


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $13.99

When a nineteen-year-old member of a Black Muslim cult assassinated Oakland newspaper editor Chauncey Bailey in 2007—the most shocking killing of a journalist in the United States in thirty years—the question was, Why? “I just wanted to be a good soldier, a strong soldier,” the killer told police.   A strong soldier... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
Written by Mike Brown
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385531108
Our Price: $15.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

Written by Mike Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $15.00

The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet...

Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679605027
Our Price: $14.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $14.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
 
“Succinct, humane, and politically astute . . . Sachs lays out a detailed path to reform, regulation, and recovery.”—The American Prospect
 
In this forceful and impassioned book, Jeffrey D... Read more >
The Price of Civilization
The Price of Civilization
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Read by Richard McGonagle
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307913036
Our Price: $40.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Price of Civilization
Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Read by Richard McGonagle


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $40.00

For more than three decades, Jeffrey D. Sachs has been at the forefront of international economic problem solving.  But Sachs turns his attention back home in The Price of Civilization, a book that is essential reading for every American. In a forceful, impassioned, and personal voice, he offers not only a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
The Price of Civilization
The Price of Civilization
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Read by Richard McGonagle
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307913043
Our Price: $20.00

For more information about downloading this audiobook
visit our Audiobook Download FAQ page.

The Price of Civilization
Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Read by Richard McGonagle


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $20.00

For more than three decades, Jeffrey D. Sachs has been at the forefront of international economic problem solving.  But Sachs turns his attention back home in The Price of Civilization, a book that is essential reading for every American. In a forceful, impassioned, and personal voice, he offers not only a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD and a trade paperback.
Power in Words
Power in Words
Written by Mary Frances Berry and Josh Gottheimer, Foreword by Theodore C. Sorensen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807001691
Our Price: $18.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Power in Words
The Stories behind Barack Obama's Speeches, from the State House to the White House
Written by Mary Frances Berry and Josh Gottheimer
Foreword by Theodore C. Sorensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $18.00

The seminal speeches that helped catapult Barack Obama to the White House.

In Power in Words, distinguished historian and civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry and former presidential speechwriter Josh Gottheimer introduce Barack Obama's most memorable speeches. Compelling and enduring, Power in Words delivers the behind-the-scenes account of Obama's rhetorical legacy and...

Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
La torre elevada
La torre elevada
Written by Lawrence Wright
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307883001
Our Price: $16.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

La torre elevada
Al-Qaeda y los orígenes del 11-S
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $16.95

La torre elevada narra la increíble historia de varios hombres cuyos destinos se entrecruzan y confluyen de forma dramática el 11 de septiembre de 2001. Con una precisión poco común, sustentada en más de quinientas entrevistas realizadas a lo largo de cinco años, nos describe el auge del fundamentalismo islámico, la...

Read more >
9-11
9-11
Written by Noam Chomsky
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609803438
Our Price: $13.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

9-11
Was There an Alternative?
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $13.95

In 9-11, published in November 2001 and arguably the single most influential post 9-11 book, internationally renowned thinker Noam Chomsky bridged the information gap around the World Trade Center attacks, cutting through the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and general conformity that choked off American discourse in the months immediately... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
9-11
Was There an Alternative?
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $11.95

In 9-11, published in November 2001 and arguably the single most influential post 9-11 book, internationally renowned thinker Noam Chomsky bridged the information gap around the World Trade Center attacks, cutting through the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and general conformity that choked off American discourse in the months immediately... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Memory Remains
Memory Remains
Photographed by Francesc Torres
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426208331
Our Price: $50.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Memory Remains
9/11 Artifacts at Hangar 17
Photographed by Francesc Torres


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $50.00

This large landscape-format book, exquisitely designed and produced, features the remarkable photography created by Spanish artist Francesc Torres, who was granted special access to visit JFK International Airport's Hangar 17 after it became the repository for all significant non-human materials salvaged from the site of the World Trade Center after the... Read more >
A Place of Remembrance
A Place of Remembrance
Written by Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic, Foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426208072
Our Price: $19.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

A Place of Remembrance
Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial
Written by Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic
Foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $19.95

On September 11, 2011, the world will be watching as the National September 11 Memorial opens on the site of the World Trade Center. With photographs and architectural plans never before published, paired with comments in the very voices of those who witnessed the event, those who struggled in its shadow for days...

Read more >
State vs. Defense
State vs. Defense
Written by Stephen Glain
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307888983
Our Price: $11.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
State vs. Defense
The Battle to Define America's Empire
Written by Stephen Glain


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

A masterful account of how sixty years of American militarism created the Cold War, fanned decades of unnecessary conflict, helped to fuel Islamist terror, and threatens to bankrupt the country.
 
For most of the twentieth century, the sword has led before the olive branch in American foreign policy. In eye-opening fashion, State... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Eleventh Day
The Eleventh Day
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345531254
Our Price: $13.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
The Eleventh Day
The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden
Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE
 
For most living Americans, September 11, 2001, is the darkest date in the nation’s history. But what exactly happened on 9/11? Could it have been prevented? And what remains unresolved? Here is the first panoramic, authoritative account of that tragic day—from the first brutal... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Mirage Man
The Mirage Man
Written by David Willman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345530219
Our Price: $13.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
The Mirage Man
Bruce Ivins, the Anthrax Attacks, and America's Rush to War
Written by David Willman


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $13.99

For the first time, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Willman tells the whole gripping story of the hunt for the anthrax killer who terrorized the country in the dark days that followed the September 11th attacks. Letters sent surreptitiously from a mailbox in New Jersey to media and political figures in New... Read more >
Real Common Sense
Real Common Sense
Written by Brian Kahn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781609801267
Our Price: $19.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Real Common Sense

Written by Brian Kahn


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $19.95

America's extreme Right falsely claims the Founding Fathers as allies for their radical agenda. Pundit Glenn Beck has gone so far as to use the title of Tom Paine’s famous 1776 pamphlet Common Sense for his own book—a book that attacks the political, social and economic rights which Paine and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
"All Labor Has Dignity"
"All Labor Has Dignity"
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Michael K. Honey
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807086001
Our Price: $26.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

"All Labor Has Dignity"

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Michael K. Honey


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $26.95

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice
 
People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
11 de Septiembre

Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $8.95

En 11 de septiembre Noam Chomsky disecciona las causas de raíz de la catástrofe del 11 de septiembre, sus precedentes históricos, y las posibles consecuencias mientras el mundo se mueve hacia la realidad de después del 11 de septiembre. Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11
What the 9/11 Commission Report Failed to Tell Us
Written by James Ridgeway


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

The 9/11 Commission Report is widely declared to be the definitive account of the most devastating attack ever to take place on American soil, but in truth the most vital questions about 9/11 have not been asked, and an ever-growing number of facts casts clouds of suspicion over the actions and... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Contenders

Written by Laura Flanders, Richard Goldstein, Dean Kuipers, James Ridgeway and Eli Sanders


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $22.95

When you get beyond the spin, the campaign spending, the YouTube spots, and the paid advertisements, what did the Democratic contenders in the 2008 Presidential election stand for, really? What did Hillary Clinton learn from Nixon? What does Barack Obama have in common with Justin Timberlake? Who are the two John... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Daybreak
Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union
Written by David Swanson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $19.95

Daybreak is a thorough investigation of how Bush/Cheney altered the way American government works and deteriorated the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It includes clear plans for how we may reclaim democracy, declare our rights, and truly set out for a new America. Shocking and inspirational, Daybreak provides a clear breakdown... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Democracy Detained
Secret Unconstitutional Practices in the U.S. War on Terror
Written by Barbara Olshansky
Introduction by Nat Hentoff


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

Democracy Detained exposes the deplorable secret crimes committed by the Bush administration in their war on terror. Prominent legal activist Barbara Olshansky documents the assault on our constitutional democracy since 9/11, meticulously analyzing the unlawful justifications made by the U.S. government for covert actions at home and abroad. She reports on... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Full Spectrum Dominance
U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond
Written by Rahul Mahajan


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $9.95

In this compelling big-picture assessment of the U.S. war on Iraq, Mahajan combines his experience as an anti–Iraq sanctions activist with a keen analysis of U.S. foreign policy in the post–Cold War era to provide the analysis that has been overlooked in the mainstream debate. Situating Iraq within the larger context... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
View pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Page 3 of 6
View past category highlights: