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On Paper
The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
Written by Nicholas A. Basbanes

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27964-4 (0-307-27964-2)

A Best Book of the Year: Mother JonesBloomberg News, National PostKirkus 

In these pages, Nicholas Basbanes—the consummate bibliophile’s bibliophile—shows how paper has been civilization’s constant companion. It preserves our history and gives record to our very finest literary, cultural, and scientific accomplishments. Since its invention in China nearly two millennia ago, the technology... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Graphic History
Edited by Paul Buhle and David Berger

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-261-6 (1-78168-261-5)

The nineteenth-century countercultures that came to define the bohemian lifestyle spanned both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Walt Whitman to Josephine Baker, and from Gertrude Stein to Thelonius Monk. Bohemians is the graphic history of this movement and its illustrious figures, recovering the utopian ideas behind millennial communities, and covering... Read more >

August 19, 2014
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Across A Deadly Field - Regimental Rules for Civil War Battles

Written by John Hill

Format: Hardcover, 148 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0258-3 (1-4728-0258-6)

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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94883-0 (0-307-94883-8)

National Book Award Finalist
Time Magazine #1 Nonfiction Book of 2013
The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Kirkus Best Books of 2013

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Written by Ben Macintyre
Afterword by John Le Carre

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3663-1 (0-8041-3663-7)

In Ben Macintyre's new book, A Spy Among Friends, he tackles the rise and fall of Kim Philby, MI6's Cambridge-bred golden boy who used his perch high in the intelligence world to betray friend and country to the Soviet Union for over two decades. In Macintyre's telling, Philby's story is the tale of... Read more >

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The War That Ended Peace
The Road to 1914
Written by Margaret MacMillan

Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8066-0 (0-8129-8066-2)

The New York Times Book Review • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • Bloomberg Businessweek • The Globe and Mail

From the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating portrait of Europe from 1900 up... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Islam and the Founders
Written by Denise Spellberg

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38839-1 (0-307-38839-5)

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of... Read more >

August 19, 2014
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Operation Market-Garden 1944 (1)
The American Airborne Missions
Written by Steven Zaloga

Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-816-3 (1-78200-816-0)

Immortalized by the movie A Bridge Too Far, the parachute landings of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions were the first part of an Allied breakthrough attempt. In the late summer of 1944, the First Allied Airborne Army began to plan a complex operation to seize a Rhine River Bridge at...

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