Spring 2020 Simon & Schuster Catalog
Category: History
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TitleFrederick Douglass
AuthorBlight, David W.
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional/General
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/19th Century
ISBN-139781416590323
On Sale01/07/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$22
CDN Price$30
Pages912
Cover StatusFinal
**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History**

*Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards*

Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Time

“Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.
TitleBubble in the Sun
AuthorKnowlton, Christopher
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 2BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Real Estate/Buying & Selling Homes
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/State & Local/South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
ISBN-139781982128371
On Sale01/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$30
CDN Price$39.99
Pages432
Cover StatusFinal
Christopher Knowlton, author of Cattle Kingdom and former Fortune writer, takes an in-depth look at the spectacular Florida land boom of the 1920s and shows how it led directly to the Great Depression.
TitleThe Age of Entitlement
AuthorCaldwell, Christopher
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion
Category Full 3POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
ISBN-139781501106897
On Sale01/21/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
A major American intellectual makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane, instead left many Americans feeling alienated, despised, misled—and ready to put an adventurer in the White House.
TitleAccidental Presidents
AuthorCohen, Jared
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government/Legislative Branch
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/19th Century
ISBN-139781501109836
On Sale01/28/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages528
Cover StatusFinal
This New York Times bestselling “deep dive into the terms of eight former presidents is chock-full of political hijinks—and déjà vu” (Vanity Fair) and provides a fascinating look at the men who came to the office without being elected to it, showing how each affected the nation and world.
TitleThe Bomb
AuthorKaplan, Fred
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / Military/Nuclear Warfare
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations/Arms Control
Category Full 3HISTORY / Military/Weapons
ISBN-139781982107291
On Sale01/28/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$30
CDN Price$39.99
Pages384
Cover StatusFinal
From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war—and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises—from Truman to Trump.
TitleRace Against Time
AuthorMitchell, Jerry
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/State & Local/South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Category Full 3TRUE CRIME / Murder/General
ISBN-139781451645132
On Sale02/04/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages432
Cover StatusFinal
“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed.” —John Grisham, author of The Guardians
TitleMidnight in Chernobyl
AuthorHigginbotham, Adam
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Category Full 2HISTORY / Modern/20th Century
Category Full 3SCIENCE / Physics/Nuclear
ISBN-139781501134630
On Sale02/18/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$19
CDN Price$26
Pages560
Cover StatusFinal
A New York Times Best Book of the Year
A Time Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Finalist

From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a movie” (The Wall Street Journal)—a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history’s worst nuclear disasters.
TitleMurphy's Law
AuthorMurphy, Jack
Sub-ImprintThreshold Editions
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 3HISTORY / Military/Iraq War (2003-2011)
ISBN-139781501191251
On Sale02/18/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages288
Cover StatusFinal
“Sure to go down as an important piece of military-memoir history…a fast-paced, insightful, hold-nothing-back memoir” (Brandon Webb, former Navy Seal, New York Times bestselling author) from a former Army Ranger sniper and Special Operations weapon sergeant-turned-journalist about the incredible highs and devastating lows of his career.
TitleCommandos
AuthorWaller, Douglas
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / Military/Special Forces
Category Full 2HISTORY / Military/Persian Gulf War (1991)
Category Full 3HISTORY / Modern/21st Century
ISBN-139781982128227
On Sale02/18/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages416
Cover StatusReady to Feed
Discover what it takes to fight alongside the very best of America’s armed forces in this heart-pounding precursor to American Sniper and Seal Team Six.
TitleSuffrage
AuthorDuBois, Ellen Carol
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / Women
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/19th Century
ISBN-139781501165160
On Sale02/25/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages400
Cover StatusFinal
Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this exciting history explores the full scope of the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted activists.