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American Prometheus
The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72626-2 (0-375-72626-8)

American Prometheus is the first full-scale biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, “father of the atomic bomb,” the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his country in time of war. Immediately after Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation–one... Read more >
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88975-1 (0-307-88975-0)

“Kai Bird has produced a compelling and complex narrative that must be read on many levels – including as a detailed account of the immense influence that a truly good man can have on an agency as cynical as the CIA, and as a reminder of a myriad of losses.  Robert... Read more >

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A Place of Remembrance
Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial
Written by Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic
Foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0807-2 (1-4262-0807-3)

On September 11, 2011, the world will be watching as the National September 11 Memorial opens on the site of the World Trade Center. With photographs and architectural plans never before published, paired with comments in the very voices of those who witnessed the event, those who struggled in its shadow... Read more >

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Helpless
Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us
Written by Christie Blatchford


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor Canada
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $18.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-67040-1 (0-385-67040-0)

It officially began on February 28, 2006, when a handful of protesters from the nearby Six Nations reserve walked onto Douglas Creek Estates, then a residential subdivision under construction, and blocked workers from entering. Over the course of the spring and summer of that first year, the criminal actions of the... Read more >
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Terror and Consent
The Wars for the Twenty-first Century
Written by Philip Bobbitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7701-4 (1-4000-7701-X)

An urgent reconceptualization of the Wars on Terror from the author of The Shield of Achilles (“magisterial”— The New York Times, “a classic for future generations”—The New York Review of Books). In this book Philip Bobbitt brings together historical, legal, and strategic analyses to understand the idea of a “war on... Read more >
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Courtroom 302
A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse
Written by Steve Bogira


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75206-6 (0-679-75206-4)

Steve Bogira’s riveting book takes us into the heart of America’s criminal justice system. Courtroom 302 is the story of one year in one courtroom in Chicago’s Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country.

We see the system through the eyes of the men and women who... Read more >
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The Echo from Dealey Plaza
The true story of the first African American on the White House Secret Service detail and his quest for justice after the assassination of JFK
Written by Abraham Bolden


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38202-3 (0-307-38202-8)

A true story of bravery and patriotism in the face of bitter hatred.

Abraham Bolden was a young African American Secret Service agent in Chicago when he was asked by John F. Kennedy himself to join the White House Secret Service detail. For Bolden, it was a dream come true–and an encouraging... Read more >
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The Image
A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74180-0 (0-679-74180-1)

First published in 1962, Boorstin’s prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions introduced the notion of “pseudo-events” —events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported—and the contemporary definition of “celebrity” as “a person who is known for his well-knownness.”... Read more >
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Killing the White Man's Indian
Reinventing Native Americans at the End of the Twentieth Century
Written by Fergus M. Bordewich


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 14, 1997
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42036-5 (0-385-42036-6)

Killing the White Man's Indian bravely confronts the current myths and often contradictory realities of Native American tribal life today. Based on three years of research, and written with neither a conservative nor a politically correct bias, the book reveals Native American politics and policies today in all their contradictory—and controversial—guises... Read more >

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Taking Liberties
Why Religious Freedom Doesn't Give You the Right to Tell Other People What to Do
Written by Robert Boston


Format: Trade Paperback, 198 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-911-6 (1-61614-911-6)

Increasingly, conservative religious groups are using religious liberty as a sword to lash out at others. In this forcefully argued defense of the separation of church and state, Robert Boston makes it clear that the religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment is an individual right, the right of personal conscience... Read more >
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The 1950s American Home

Written by Diane Boucher


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1238-8 (0-7478-1238-1)

This release explores what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs... Read more >
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Blood and Daring
How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation
Written by John Boyko


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-36144-8 (0-307-36144-6)

In Blood and Daring, lauded historian John Boyko makes a compelling argument that Canadian Confederation occurred when and as it did largely because of the pressures of the Civil War. Many readers will be shocked by Canada’s deep connection to the war--Canadians fought in every major battle, supplied arms to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Andrew Jackson
His Life and Times
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3072-9 (1-4000-3072-2)

In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in.

An orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson showed... Read more >

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The First American
The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49540-0 (0-385-49540-4)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

A groundbreaking scientist, leading businessman, philosopher, bestselling author, inventor, diplomat, politician, and wit, Benjamin Franklin was perhaps the most beloved and celebrated American of his age, or indeed of any age. Now, in a beautifully written and meticulously researched account of Franklin's life and times, his clever repartee, generous... Read more >
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Family Circle
The Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left
Written by Susan Braudy


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7748-9 (1-4000-7748-6)

When Kathy Boudin was arrested in 1981 after a botched armed robbery and shootout that left a Brinks guard and two policemen dead, she ended a decade living underground as part of the radical Weathermen underground; she would spend the next 22 years in Bedford Hills prison. In Family Circle, Boudin’s... Read more >

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Active Liberty
Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution
Written by Stephen Breyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27494-6 (0-307-27494-2)

A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

For Justice Breyer, the Constitution’s primary role is to preserve and encourage what he calls “active liberty”: citizen participation in shaping government and its laws. As this book argues, promoting active liberty requires... Read more >
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Making Our Democracy Work
A Judge's View
Written by Stephen Breyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39083-7 (0-307-39083-7)

Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the Supreme Court has the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court’s decisions as legitimate and follow them, even when those decisions are highly unpopular? What must the Court do to maintain... Read more >
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Blinded by the Right
The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative
Written by David Brock


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 25, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4728-4 (1-4000-4728-5)

In a powerful and deeply personal memoir in the tradition of Arthur Koestler’s The God That Failed, David Brock, the original right-wing scandal reporter, chronicles his rise to the pinnacle of the conservative movement and his painful break with it.

David Brock pilloried Anita Hill in a bestseller. His reporting in The... Read more >
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Free Ride
John McCain and the Media
Written by David Brock and Paul Waldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27940-8 (0-307-27940-5)

John McCain's underdog campaign in 2000 was one of the great surprises of recent presidential politics; portraying himself as a maverick and an outsider, McCain managed to get closer to the nomination than anyone expected. Then in 2004, there was rampant speculation in the media that McCain would join John Kerry's... Read more >
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Intelligent Thought
Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement
Edited by John Brockman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27722-0 (0-307-27722-4)

The merits—or lack thereof—of “intelligent design” are today the grist of legislative debate, journalistic consideration, and family dinner conversation. But from the point of view of the scientific community, what truly warrants our attention is the science of evolution.

For the fifteen world-renowned practitioners represented in this volume, evolution is much... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Boom!
Talking About the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow
Written by Tom Brokaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7511-6 (0-8129-7511-1)

In Boom!, Tom Brokaw, one of America’s premier journalists and the acclaimed author of The Greatest Generation, gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America: the tumultuous Sixties. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together in this “virtual reunion” as Brokaw takes... Read more >

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A Queer History of the United States

Written by Michael Bronski


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4465-0 (0-8070-4465-2)

*2011 ALA Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.

In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early... Read more >
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Better for All the World
The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America's Quest for Racial Purity
Written by Harry Bruinius


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71305-7 (0-375-71305-0)

A timely and gripping history of the controversial eugenics movement in America–and the scientists, social reformers and progressives who supported it.

In Better for All the World, Harry Bruinius charts the little known history of eugenics in America–a movement that began in the early twentieth century and resulted in the forced sterilization... Read more >
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A House for Hope
The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century
Written by John Beuhrens and Rebecca Ann Parker


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0150-9 (0-8070-0150-3)

For over a generation, conservative religion has seemed dominant in America. But there are signs of a strengthening liberal religious movement. For it to flourish, laypeople need a sense of their theological heritage. A House for Hope lays out, in lively and engaging language, the theological house that religious liberalism has... Read more >
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Condoleezza Rice: An American Life
A Biography
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7713-4 (0-8129-7713-0)

Condoleezza Rice, one of the most powerful and controversial women in the world, has until now remained a mystery behind an elegant, cool veneer. New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller peels back the layers and presents a revelatory portrait of the first black female secretary of state and President George W... Read more >
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