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Richard Kluger
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Richard Kluger is the author of Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris, which won the Pulitzer Prize. His Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality and The Paper: The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune both were finalists for the National Book Award. He is the author or coauthor of eight novels as well.

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Ashes to Ashes
America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Trium ph of Philip Morris
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 29, 1997
Price: $25.00

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail.

Here for the first time, in a story full of the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Ashes to Ashes
America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: eBook, 832 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $16.95

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Kluger brings to life a bloody clash between Native Americans and white settlers in the 1850s Pacific Northwest. After he was appointed the first governor of the state of Washington, Isaac Ingalls Stevens had one goal: to persuade the Indians of the Puget Sound region to leave their... Read more >

The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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Seizing Destiny
The Relentless Expansion of American Territory
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $17.95

Less than 100 years after its creation as a fragile republic, the United States more than quadrupled its size, making it the world's third largest nation. No other country or sovereign power had ever grown so big so fast or become so rich and so powerful.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Kluger... Read more >
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Seizing Destiny

Written by Richard Kluger


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 7, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Simple Justice
The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: eBook, 880 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $19.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Simple Justice
The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $27.95

“The definitive account...of the struggle for black equality in America.” —The Nation


The 1954 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Brown v. Board of Education (of Topeka, Kansas) brought centuries of legal segregation in this country to an end. It was and is without question... Read more >
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