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Gulag
A History
Written by Anne Applebaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2004
Price: $18.95

Pulitzer Prize-winner, Non-Fiction 2004
National Book Critics Circle Nominee, Non-Fiction
National Book Award Finalist, Non-Fiction 2003

Winnner of the Duff Cooper Prize 2003

The Gulag—the vast array of Soviet concentration camps—was a system of repression and punishment whose rationalized evil and institutionalized inhumanity were rivaled only by the Holocaust.

The Gulag entered the world’s historical... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Pushkin
A Biography
Written by T.J. Binyon


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $20.00

In the course of his short, dramatic life, Aleksandr Pushkin gave Russia not only its greatest poetry—including the novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin—but a new literary language. He also gave it a figure of enduring romantic allure–fiery, restless, extravagant, a prodigal gambler and inveterate seducer of women. Having forged a dazzling, controversial career... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Imperial Life in the Emerald City
Inside Iraq's Green Zone
Written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $15.95

The Green Zone, Baghdad, 2003: in this walled-off compound of swimming pools and luxurious amenities, Paul Bremer and his Coalition Provisional Authority set out to fashion a new, democratic Iraq. Staffed by idealistic aides chosen primarily for their views on issues such as abortion and capital punishment, the CPA spent the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Imperial Life in the Emerald City
Inside Iraq's Green Zone
Written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2006
Price: $25.95

An unprecedented account of life in Baghdad’s Green Zone, a walled-off enclave of towering plants, posh villas, and sparkling swimming pools that was the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq.

The Washington Post’s former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran takes us with him into the Zone: into a bubble, cut off... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Written by Wade Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $17.95

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest.

On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Written by David Grann


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $27.50

A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy... Read more >

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The Age of Wonder
The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science
Written by Richard Holmes


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $17.95

A riveting history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Age of Wonder
How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Written by Richard Holmes


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $40.00

Winner of the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books

A riveting history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Gabriele D'Annunzio
Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $18.95

Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Costa Biography Award
**Washington Post Best Books of 2013**
**Economist Best Books of 2013**

This fascinating life of Gabriele d’Annunzio—the charismatic poet, bon vivant, and virulent nationalist who prefigured Mussolini—traces the early twentieth century’s trajectory from Romantic idealism to Fascist thuggery.
 
D’Annunzio was Italy’s premier... Read more >

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Gabriele d'Annunzio
Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $35.00

Daring night flight missions, dropping bombs and propaganda out of early airplanes. Bloodthirsty orations, inciting a people to war. Trysts with countless women, including the great actress Eleonora Duse. Writing books and plays that moved thousands of young men to begin to dress, smoke, speak, and walk like fictional characters. The... Read more >
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Liberty's Exiles
American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World
Written by Maya Jasanoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $17.95

This groundbreaking book offers the first global history of the loyalist exodus to Canada, the Caribbean, Sierra Leone, India, and beyond.

At the end of the American Revolution, sixty thousand Americans loyal to the British cause fled the United States and became refugees throughout the British Empire. Liberty’s Exiles tells their story... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Paris 1919
Six Months That Changed the World
Written by Margaret MacMillan
Foreword by Richard Holbrooke


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $20.00

• Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize
• Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize
• Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize

Between January and July 1919, after “the war to end all wars,” men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Margaret Thatcher
From Grantham to the Falklands
Written by Charles Moore


Format: Hardcover, 896 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $35.00

With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Istanbul
Memories and the City
Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $16.95

A portrait, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s great cities, by its foremost man of letters, author of the acclaimed novels Snow and My Name Is Red.

Blending reminiscence with history; family photographs with portraits of poets and pashas; art criticism, metaphysical musing, and, now and again, a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Orientalist
Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
Written by Tom Reiss


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $17.00

A thrilling page-turner of epic proportions, Tom Reiss’s panoramic bestseller tells the true story of a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince in Nazi Germany. Lev Nussimbaum escaped the Russian Revolution in a camel caravan and, as “Essad Bey,” became a celebrated author with the enduring novel Ali and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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