New History Titles from Penguin Random House

By Luis Diaz | February 8 2024 | General

Browse these new and notable titles for use in your History courses. To request complimentary exam copies for course-use consideration, click here.

An American Dreamer
Life in a Divided Country

A man navigates the deep divisions in America today and discovers that sometimes change can start by finding common ground with your neighbors in this immersive account by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thank You for Your Service and The Good Soldiers.

$32.00 US
Feb 13, 2024
256 Pages
Random House

Out of the Darkness
The Germans, 1942-2022
A gripping and nuanced history of the German people from the Second World War to the war in Ukraine, including revealing new primary source material on the transformation.
$50.00 US
Feb 20, 2024
816 Pages

Coming Out as Dalit
A Memoir of Surviving India's Caste System (Updated Edition)

Born into a “formerly untouchable manual-scavenging family in small-town India,” Yashica Dutt was taught from a young age to not appear “Dalit looking.” Although prejudice against Dalits, who compose 25% of the population, has been illegal since 1950, caste-ism in India is alive and well. Blending her personal history with extensive research and reporting, Dutt provides an incriminating analysis of caste’s influence in India over everything from entertainment to judicial systems and how this discrimination has carried over to US institutions.

$29.95 US
Feb 06, 2024
264 Pages
Beacon Press

A Map of Future Ruins
On Borders and Belonging
A provocative, virtuosic inquiry that reveals how the valorization of migrations past is intimately linked to the exclusion and demonization of migrants today.
$28.00 US
Feb 13, 2024
272 Pages
Riverhead Books

One Nation Under Guns
How Gun Culture Distorts Our History and Threatens Our Democracy
This takedown of American gun culture argues that the nation’s fathers did not intend the Second Amendment to guarantee an individual right to bear arms—and that this intentional distortion of the record is an urgent threat to democracy.
$28.00 US
Jan 30, 2024
288 Pages

Our Ancient Faith
Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment
An intimate study of Abraham Lincoln’s powerful vision of democracy, which guided him through the Civil War and is still relevant today—by best-selling historian and three-time winner of the Lincoln Prize.
$30.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
272 Pages

The Reckoning
From the Second Slavery to Abolition, 1776-1888
How was slavery defeated in the Americas? The Reckoning is Robin Blackburn’s compelling and authoritative account.
$44.95 US
Feb 20, 2024
544 Pages

The Entrepreneurial State
Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths
Award-winning economist Mariana Mazzucato’s famously incisive international bestseller debunking the pervasive myth of the inept state versus an innovative private sector—with a new preface by the author.
$18.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
288 Pages
Penguin Books