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Caleb Carr
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Caleb Carr was born in Manhattan and grew up on the Lower East Side, where he still lives. He attended Kenyon College and New York University, earning a degree in history. In addition to fiction, Mr. Carr writes frequently on military and political affairs and is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. His previous books include The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, The Devil Soldier, The Lessons of Terror, Killing Time, and The Italian Secretary. He has also worked in television, film, and the theater.

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The Alienist
A Novel
Written by Caleb Carr


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $16.00

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The Alienist
A Novel
Written by Caleb Carr


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $7.99

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The Angel of Darkness

Written by Caleb Carr


Format: Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 27, 1998
Price: $7.99

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The Angel of Darkness

Written by Caleb Carr


Format: eBook, 768 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 7, 2010
Price: $7.99

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The Devil Soldier
The American Soldier of Fortune Who Became a God in China
Written by Caleb Carr


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 11, 1995
Price: $17.00

With the same flair for history and narrative that distinguishes his best fiction, Caleb Carr tells the incredible story of Frederick Townsend Ward, the American mercenary who fought for the emperor of China in the Taiping rebellion, history's bloodiest war. The Devil Soldier is a thrilling, masterfully researched biography of the... Read more >
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The Devil Soldier
The American Soldier of Fortune Who Became a God in China
Written by Caleb Carr


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 28, 2012
Price: $12.99

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Killing Time

Written by Caleb Carr


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 18, 2001
Price: $13.99

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The Legend of Broken

Written by Caleb Carr


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.00

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The Legend of Broken

Written by Caleb Carr


Format: eBook, 752 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Lessons of Terror
A History of Warfare Against Civilians
Written by Caleb Carr


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $16.00

In The Lessons of Terror, military historian Caleb Carr examines terrorism throughout history, to the very roots of our present crisis, and ultimately reaches a provocative set of conclusions: the practice of targeting enemy civilians is as old as warfare itself; it has always failed as a military and political tactic... Read more >
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The Lessons of Terror
A History of Warfare Against Civilians: Why It Has Always Failed and Why It Will Fail Again
Written by Caleb Carr


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $11.99

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The Cold War
A Military History
Written by Stephen E. Ambrose, Caleb Carr, Thomas Fleming and Victor Hanson
Edited by Robert Cowley


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 7, 2006
Price: $18.00

Even fifteen years after the end of the Cold War, it is still hard to grasp that we no longer live under its immense specter. For nearly half a century, from the end of World War II to the early 1990s, all world events hung in the balance of a simmering... Read more >
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The Mysterious Island

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Caleb Carr


Format: Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $6.95

Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here... Read more >
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The Mysterious Island

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Caleb Carr


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 10, 2002
Price: $17.00

Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here... Read more >
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The Mysterious Island

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Caleb Carr


Format: eBook, 768 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $5.99

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