Summer 2021 Scribner Catalog
Category: History
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TitleMy Name is Selma
Authorvan de Perre, Selma
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / Holocaust
Category Full 2HISTORY / Jewish
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
ISBN-139781982164676
On Sale05/11/21
Title StatusBSB
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages224
Cover StatusFinal
An international bestseller, this powerful memoir by a ninety-eight-year-old Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbrück concentration camp survivor “shows us how to find hope in hopelessness and light in the darkness” (Edith Eger, author of The Choice and The Gift).
TitleRevolver
AuthorRasenberger, Jim
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / Military/Weapons
Category Full 2HISTORY / United States/19th Century
Category Full 3HISTORY / Military/General
ISBN-139781501166396
On Sale05/18/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages448
Cover StatusFinal
A “gripping,” (Booklist) “clear-eyed, and honest” (The New York Times Book Review) 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 Guns of John Moses Browning
AuthorGorenstein, Nathan
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Category Full 2HISTORY / Military/Weapons
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/19th Century
ISBN-139781982129217
On Sale05/25/21
Title StatusBSB
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages336
Cover StatusFinal
The first major biography of “the Thomas Edison of guns,” John Moses Browning, a visionary inventor who designed the modern handgun and whose awe-inspiring array of firearms helped ensure victory in numerous American wars and found an important place in American culture.
TitleThe Sacred Band
AuthorRomm, James
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / Ancient/Greece
Category Full 2HISTORY / Military/Ancient
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBTQ+ Studies/General
ISBN-139781501198014
On Sale06/08/21
Title StatusBSB
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
From classicist James Romm comes a thrilling deep dive into the last decades of ancient Greek freedom leading up to Alexander the Great’s destruction of Thebes—and the saga of the greatest military corps of the age, the Theban Sacred Band, a unit composed of 150 pairs of male lovers.
TitleThe World's Fastest Man
AuthorKranish, Michael
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / African American & Black
Category Full 2SPORTS & RECREATION / Cycling
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/20th Century
ISBN-139781501192609
On Sale06/29/21
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).
TitleStranger in the Shogun's City
AuthorStanley, Amy
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / Asia/Japan
Category Full 2HISTORY / Modern/19th Century
Category Full 3HISTORY / Women
ISBN-139781501188534
On Sale07/06/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
*Winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award*
*Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography*

A “captivating” (The Washington Post) 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 city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.
TitleThe Director
AuthorLetersky, Paul
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement
Category Full 2HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 3TRUE CRIME / Espionage
ISBN-139781982164706
On Sale07/13/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
The first book ever written about FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover by a member of his personal staff—his former assistant, Paul Letersky—The Director offers unprecedented insight into an American legend.
TitlePromised Land
AuthorStebenne, David
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 2HISTORY / Social History
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
ISBN-139781982102715
On Sale07/20/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages336
Cover StatusFinal
A groundbreaking work of history about the American middle class—its rise, why it faltered, and who truly benefited from its dominance.
TitleShow Them You're Good
AuthorHobbs, Jeff
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology/General
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
Category Full 3HISTORY / Social History
ISBN-139781982116347
On Sale08/17/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
The acclaimed, award-winning author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace presents a “carefully observed journalistic account [that] widens our view of the modern ‘immigrant experience’” (The New York Times Book Review) as he closely follows four Los Angeles high school boys as they apply to college.