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American Fun
Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt
Written by John Beckman


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90817-9 (0-307-90817-8)

An animated and wonderfully engaging work of cultural history that lays out Americas unruly past: the ways in which cutting loose has always been, and still is, an essential part of what it means to be an American.

Throughout American history there have been undeniable strains of purpose and sacrifice fuelled... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-45510-3 (0-679-45510-8)

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 trade paperback.

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Pilgrim's Wilderness
A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
Written by Tom Kizzia


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-58783-1 (0-307-58783-5)

When Papa Pilgrim appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy with his wife and fifteen children in tow, his new neighbors had little idea of the trouble to come. The Pilgrim Family presented themselves as a shining example of the homespun Christian ideal, with their proud piety and beautiful old-timey... Read more >

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The Divide
American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Written by Matt Taibbi
Illustrated by Molly Crabapple


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9342-4 (0-8129-9342-X)

Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:
 
Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles.
Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail.
 
In search of a solution, journalist... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.
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