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American Prometheus
The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $20.00

American Prometheus is the first full-scale biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, “father of the atomic bomb,” the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his country in time of war. Immediately after Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation–one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Book of Honor
The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives
Written by Ted Gup


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $17.95

In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five of them, however. Undeterred by claims that revealing the identities of these "nameless stars" might compromise... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Dark Side
The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
Written by Jane Mayer


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.95

The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world—decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding detail, Jane Mayer relates the impact of these... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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And the Dead Shall Rise
The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank
Written by Steve Oney


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $24.00

On April 27, 1913, the bludgeoned body of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan was discovered in the basement of Atlanta’s National Pencil Factory. The girl’s murder would be the catalyst for an epic saga that to this day holds a singular place in America’s collective imagination—a saga that would climax in 1915 with... Read more >

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Fallingwater Rising
Frank Lloyd Wright, E. J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House
Written by Franklin Toker


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: April 19, 2005
Price: $28.95

Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told.

When he got the commission... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Nine
Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Written by Jeffrey Toobin


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $16.00

In The Nine, acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important—and secret—legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at... Read more >

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The Looming Tower
Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $16.95

A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Lawrence Wright re-creates firsthand the transformation of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Looming Tower
Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $35.00

A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright’s remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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