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8 Featured Titles

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Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49558-5 (0-385-49558-7)

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through a time so full of innovation that the Western world would not again experience its like until the twentieth century: the new humanism of the Renaissance and the radical religious alterations of the Reformation. 

This was an age in... Read more >

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A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Written by Laura Hillenbrand

Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7449-2 (0-8129-7449-2)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to... Read more >

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Japan 1941
Countdown to Infamy
Written by Eri Hotta

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73974-2 (0-307-73974-0)

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Outcast London
A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society
Written by Gareth Stedman Jones

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-012-4 (1-78168-012-4)

At the time the largest city in the world, Victorian London intrigued and appalled politicians, clergymen, novelists and social investigators. Dickens, Mayhew, Booth, Gissing and George Bernard Shaw, to name but a few, developed a morbid fascination with its sullied streets and the sensational gulf between London classes. Outcast London  explores the London economy, in... Read more >
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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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Outlaws of the Atlantic
Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail
Written by Marcus Rediker

Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3309-8 (0-8070-3309-X)

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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Harold and Jack
The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy
Written by Christopher Sandford

Format: Hardcover, 332 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-935-2 (1-61614-935-3)

This is the story of the many-layered relationship between two iconic leaders of the mid-twentieth century--British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and American President John F. Kennedy. Based on previously unquoted papers and private letters between both the leaders themselves and their families, more than half of which are available for the... Read more >
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In the Kingdom of Ice
The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Written by Hampton Sides

Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53537-3 (0-385-53537-6)

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age. 

In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming... Read more >
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