Summer 2020 Scribner Catalog
Category: History
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TitleFour Hours of Fury
AuthorFenelon, James M.
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / Military/World War II
Category Full 2HISTORY / Military/Aviation
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/20th Century
ISBN-139781501179389
On Sale05/12/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$20
CDN Price$27
Pages448
Cover StatusFinal
“Compellingly chronicles one of the least studied great episodes of World War II with power and authority…A riveting read” (Donald L. Miller, New York Times bestselling author of Masters of the Air) about World War II’s largest airborne operation—one that dropped 17,000 Allied paratroopers deep into the heart of Nazi Germany.
TitleThe Guarded Gate
AuthorOkrent, Daniel
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
Category Full 3HISTORY / Jewish
ISBN-139781476798059
On Sale05/19/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$20
CDN Price$27
Pages496
Cover StatusFinal
NAMED ONE OF THE “100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF THE YEAR” BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

From the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call—this “rigorously historical” (The Washington Post) and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America keep out “inferiors” in the 1920s is “a sobering, valuable contribution to discussions about immigration” (Booklist).
TitleRevolver
AuthorRasenberger, Jim
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / Military/Weapons
Category Full 2HISTORY / United States/19th Century
Category Full 3HISTORY / Military/General
ISBN-139781501166389
On Sale05/26/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$30
CDN Price$39.99
Pages448
Cover StatusFinal
A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt—the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)—which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the American West.
TitleThe World's Fastest Man
AuthorKranish, Michael
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / African American
Category Full 2SPORTS & RECREATION / Cycling
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/20th Century
ISBN-139781501192609
On Sale06/02/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$19
CDN Price$26
Pages384
Cover StatusFinal
In this “sharp-eyed account of a nearly forgotten African-American sports legend” (Publishers Weekly)—the remarkable Major Taylor who became the world’s fastest bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era—“Kranish has done historians and fans a service by reminding us that such immortals as Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Serena Williams and Tiger Woods all followed in Major Taylor’s wake” (The Washington Post).
TitleThe Crowded Hour
AuthorRisen, Clay
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / Military/United States
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
ISBN-139781501144004
On Sale06/16/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages368
Cover StatusFinal
The “gripping” (The Washington Post) story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century.
TitleShow Them You're Good
AuthorHobbs, Jeff
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology/General
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
Category Full 3HISTORY / Social History
ISBN-139781982116330
On Sale08/18/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages336
Cover StatusReady to Feed
The bestselling, critically acclaimed, award-winning author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace presents a brilliant and transcendent work that closely follows four Los Angeles high school boys as they apply to college.
TitlePromised Land
AuthorStebenne, David
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 2HISTORY / Social History
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
ISBN-139781982102708
On Sale07/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages336
Cover StatusReady to Feed
A timely work of groundbreaking history explains how the American middle class ballooned at mid-century until it dominated the nation, showing who benefited and what brought the expansion to an end.
TitleStranger in the Shogun's City
AuthorStanley, Amy
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / Asia/Japan
Category Full 2HISTORY / Modern/19th Century
Category Full 3HISTORY / Women
ISBN-139781501188527
On Sale07/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages352
Cover StatusReady to Feed
A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.
TitleThe Patient Assassin
AuthorAnand, Anita
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Category Full 2HISTORY / Asia/India & South Asia
Category Full 3HISTORY / Europe/Great Britain/20th Century
ISBN-139781501195716
On Sale08/11/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages384
Cover StatusReady to Feed
The “compelling [and] vivid” (The New York Times Book Review) true story of a man who claimed to be a survivor of a 1919 British massacre in India, his elaborate twenty-year plan for revenge, and the mix of truth and legend that made him a hero to hundreds of millions.
TitleBlindfold
AuthorPadnos, Theo
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2HISTORY / Middle East/General
Category Full 3POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism
ISBN-139781982120825
On Sale01/12/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages352
Cover StatusReady to Feed
An award-winning journalist’s searing, extraordinary account of being kidnapped and tortured in Syria by al Qaeda for two years—a revelatory memoir about war, human nature, and endurance.