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The Death and Life of American Labor
Toward a New Worker's Movement
Written by Stanley Aronowitz


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-138-1 (1-78168-138-4)

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Also available as an eBook.

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American Fun
Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt
Written by John Beckman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80377-1 (0-345-80377-9)

Here is an animated and wonderfully engaging work of cultural history that lays out America’s unruly past by describing the ways in which cutting loose has always been, and still is, an essential part of what it means to be an American.
 
From the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Americans... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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You Are Not Forgotten
The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home
Written by Bryan Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94646-1 (0-307-94646-0)

In 1944 Major Marion “Ryan” McCown Jr., an earnest young Marine Corps pilot, came under attack by enemy fire and went down with his plane, lost to the dense jungle of Papua New Guinea. Some sixty years later, Major George Eyster V would find himself in the same sweltering and nearly... Read more >
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The Heathen School
A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
Written by John Demos


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78112-7 (0-679-78112-9)

The astonishing story of a unique missionary project—and the America it embodied—from award-winning historian John Demos.

Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and “civilization.&rdquo... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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On His Own Terms
A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
Written by Richard Norton Smith


Format: Hardcover, 880 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $38.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-50580-5 (0-375-50580-6)

From acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller—one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century. 
 
Fourteen years in the making, this magisterial biography of the original Rockefeller Republican draws on thousands of newly available documents and over two hundred interviews... Read more >
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