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The Harlem Hellfighters

Written by Max Brooks
Illustrated by Caanan White


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-46497-2 (0-307-46497-0)

Teachers/Professors: To request an Advance Reader's Copy, email rhacademic@randomhouse.com with your full school shipping address.

THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment—the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina... Read more >

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The Embrace of Unreason
France, 1914-1940
Written by Frederick Brown


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59515-7 (0-307-59515-3)

From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France (“Masterful history” —Henry Kissinger), Zola (“Magnificent” —The New Yorker), and Flaubert (“Impeccable” —James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review)—a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France’s embrace... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bohemians
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)

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Operation Storm
Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II
Written by John Geoghegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3573-8 (0-7704-3573-4)

In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid--this time against New York City and Washington, DC. The classified Japanese program required developing a squadron of top secret submarines--the Sen-toku or I-400 class--which were, by far, the largest and among... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Gandhi Before India

Written by Ramachandra Guha


Format: Hardcover, 688 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53229-7 (0-385-53229-6)

Here is the first volume of a magisterial biography of Mohandas Gandhi that gives us the most illuminating portrait we have had of the life, the work and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in modern history.
           
Ramachandra Guha—hailed by Time as “Indian democracy’s preeminent chronicler”—takes... Read more >
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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Written by Bruce Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7872-8 (0-8129-7872-2)

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In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political... Read more >
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April 29, 2014
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Hell Before Breakfast
America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire
Written by Robert H. Patton


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37721-0 (0-307-37721-0)

The first “war correspondent,” William H. Russell of The Times of London, described himself and his profession as “the miserable parent of a luckless tribe.” Others saw it differently: the war correspondent became the stuff of dreams and an urgent romantic calling. . . .
 
Now, Robert H. Patton, acclaimed historian... Read more >
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April 22, 2014
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Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

Written by Theodore Roosevelt
Edited by Gordon Hutner


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80611-6 (0-345-80611-5)

Theodore Roosevelt was our most published president with an incredible output of writing including forty books, more than one thousand articles, and countless speeches and letters. Collected here in one volume are examples of Roosevelt’s voluminous writings covering a dazzling array of topics.
 
“Roosevelt was not only astonishingly prolific, he was thoughtful, thorough... Read more >
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