April — History You Didn't Know About

The April theme for our "Read with The Snail" Reading Challenge is a book about history you didn't know about. You can choose nonfiction or historical fiction, and any era or setting. The possibilities are endless; here are a few Snail favorites we recommend. 

We can't wait to see what you share this month; make sure to share on social media and use the hashtag #ReadwithTheSnail.

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The Double Life of Katharine Clark: The Untold Story of the Fearless Journalist Who Risked Her Life for Truth and Justice By Katharine Gregorio Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728248417
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Sourcebooks - March 15th, 2022

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Booth By Karen Joy Fowler Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593331439
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 8th, 2022

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster By Adam Higginbotham Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781501134630
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 4th, 2020

Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine By Olivia Campbell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780778311980
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Published: Park Row - March 15th, 2022

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age By Annalee Newitz Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393882452
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 11th, 2022

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Take My Hand By Dolen Perkins-Valdez Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593337691
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Published: Berkley - April 12th, 2022

The Personal Librarian By Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593101537
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Berkley - June 29th, 2021

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania By Erik Larson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Crown - March 22nd, 2016

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women By Kate Moore Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492650959
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

Agent Sonya: The Spy Next Door By Ben Macintyre Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593136324
Availability: Backordered at publisher (but we may have it in stock!)
Published: Crown - July 27th, 2021

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI By David Grann Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307742483
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

The Daughters Of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War By Catherine Grace Katz Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358627944
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Published: Mariner Books - October 19th, 2021

The Last Days of Night: A Novel By Graham Moore Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812988925
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 23rd, 2017

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet By Jamie Ford Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345505347
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 6th, 2009

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America By Erik Larson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

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Her Hidden Genius: A Novel By Marie Benedict Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728229393
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 25th, 2022

Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty By Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780062964618
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Published: Harper - September 21st, 2021

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History By Erik Larson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375708275
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Published: Vintage - July 11th, 2000

Buses Are a Comin': Memoir of a Freedom Rider By Charles Person, Richard Rooker Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250274199
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 27th, 2021

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The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear By Kate Moore Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781492696728
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Published: Sourcebooks - June 22nd, 2021

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War By Malcolm Gladwell Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316296618
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 27th, 2021

Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal By Mark Bittman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358645528
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Published: Harvest - April 26th, 2022

Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best By Neal Bascomb Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358508120
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2021

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The Four Winds: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live By Danielle Dreilinger Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324004493
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos By Judy Batalion Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062874214
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Published: William Morrow - April 6th, 2021

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl By Timothy Egan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618773473
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2006

The Great Crash 1929 By John Kenneth Galbraith Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547248165
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Published: Harper Business - September 10th, 2009

The Library Book By Susan Orlean Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062363602
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History By John M. Barry Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143036494
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2005

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee By Casey Cep Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972052
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor) Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

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The Vanished Days (The Scottish series) By Susanna Kearsley Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492650164
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 5th, 2021

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America By Richard Rothstein Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon By Jeffrey Kluger Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781250182517
Published: Picador - May 1st, 2018