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The Force of Reason

Written by Oriana Fallaci


Format: Hardcover, 290 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: March 7, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-2753-4 (0-8478-2753-4)

Oriana Fallaci is back with her much-anticipated follow up to The Rage and the Pride, her powerful post-September 11 manifesto. The genesis for The Force of Reason was a postscript entitled Due Anni Dopo (Two Years Later), which was intended as a brief appendix to the thirtieth edition of The Rage... Read more >

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Europe's Last Summer
Who Started the Great War in 1914?
Written by David Fromkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72575-3 (0-375-72575-X)

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, it surprised a European population enjoying the most beautiful summer in memory. For nearly a century since, historians have debated the causes of the war. Some have cited the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; others have concluded it was unavoidable.

In Europe’s Last Summer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Restoration England
1660-1699
Written by Peter Furtado


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-0793-3 (0-7478-0793-0)

In a period marked by a number of great diarists, England after the Civil War was a place of pleasure and drama. Indulgences such as coffee-houses and frost fairs were enjoyed by some, while the fashion for displaying finery lent itself to a new style of shopping. However, a renewed outbreak... Read more >

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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me

Written by Eva Gabrielsson
Contribution by Marie-Francoise Colombani
Translated by Linda Coverdale


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-363-6 (1-60980-363-9)

Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson shared everything, starting when they were both eighteen until his untimely death thirty-two years later at the age of fifty. In “There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me, Eva Gabrielsson accepts the daunting challenge of telling the story of their... Read more >
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Free World
America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 6, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7646-8 (1-4000-7646-3)

“We, the free, face a daunting opportunity. Previous generations could only dream of a free world. Now we can begin to make it.” In his welcome alternative to the rampant pessimism about Euro-American relations, award-winning historian Timothy Garton Ash shares an inspiring vision for how the United States and Europe can... Read more >

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Winston Churchill's War Leadership

Written by Martin Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7732-8 (1-4000-7732-X)

How does he assess the information that is brought to him? How does his personal or political philosophy, or a moral sense, sustain him? How does he draw inspiration from those around him? How does he deal with setbacks and disasters? In this brilliant close-up look at Winston Churchill's leadership during... Read more >
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Liberal Fascism
The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change
Written by Jonah Goldberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1718-6 (0-7679-1718-9)

“Fascists,” “Brownshirts,” “jackbooted stormtroopers”—such are the insults typically hurled at conservatives by their liberal opponents. Calling someone a fascist is the fastest way to shut them up, defining their views as beyond the political pale. But who are the real fascists in our midst?

Liberal Fascism offers a startling new perspective on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Hitler's Willing Executioners
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Written by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 1997
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77268-2 (0-679-77268-5)

With an Afterword to the 1997 Vintage paperback edition.  This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive... Read more >
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1941: The Year That Keeps Returning

Written by Slavko Goldstein
Translated by Michael Gable
Introduction by Charles Simic


Format: Hardcover, 622 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-673-3 (1-59017-673-1)

The distinguished Croatian journalist and publisher Slavko Goldstein says, “Writing this book about my family, I have tried not to separate what happened to us from the fates of many other people and of an entire country.” 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning is Goldstein’s astonishing historical memoir of that fateful... Read more >
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The Village Against The World

Written by Dan Hancox


Format: Hardcover, 252 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-130-5 (1-78168-130-9)

One hundred kilometers from Seville, there is a small village, Marinaleda, that for the last thirty years has been at the center of a long struggle to create a communist utopia. In a story reminiscent of the Asterix books, Dan Hancox explores the reality behind the community where no one has... Read more >
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The Village Against the World

Written by Dan Hancox


Format: Trade Paperback, 252 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-298-2 (1-78168-298-4)

One hundred kilometers from Seville, there is a small village, Marinaleda, that for the last thirty years has been at the center of a long struggle to create a communist utopia. In a story reminiscent of the Asterix books, Dan Hancox explores the reality behind the community where no one has... Read more >

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Summer Meditations

Written by Vaclav Havel


Format: Trade Paperback, 180 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74497-9 (0-679-74497-5)

In a work written while he was president of a united Czechoslovakia, Havel addresses the legacy of Communism as the euphoria of the Velvet Revolution gives way to a more problematic reality.  As he offers profound reflections upon the nature and practice of politics throughout the world, he also extends a stirring... Read more >

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Greatness
Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders
Written by Steven F. Hayward


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-23719-4 (0-307-23719-2)

In Greatness, Steven F. Hayward--who has written acclaimed studies of both Reagan and Churchill--uncovers the remarkable parallels between the two statesmen. In exploring these connections, Hayward shines a light on the nature of political genius and the timeless aspects of statesmanship--critical lessons in this or any age. Read more >
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A People's History of the French Revolution

Written by Eric Hazan
Translated by David Fernbach


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-589-1 (1-78168-589-4)

The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat – the events and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a hold on the historical imagination for more than 200 years. It has been a template for... Read more >
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The Crisis of the European Mind
1680-1715
Written by Paul Hazard
Translated by J. Lewis May
Introduction by Anthony Grafton


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-619-1 (1-59017-619-7)

Paul Hazard’s magisterial, widely influential, and beloved intellectual history offers an unforgettable account of the birth of the modern European mind in all its dynamic, inquiring, and uncertain glory.

Beginning his story in the latter half of the seventeenth century, while also looking back to the Renaissance and forward to the future... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dead Funny
Telling Jokes in Hitler's Germany
Written by Rudolph Herzog
Translated by Jefferson Chase


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-130-0 (1-61219-130-4)

In Nazi Germany, telling jokes about Hitler could get you killed

Hitler and Göring are standing on top of the Berlin radio tower. Hitler says he wants to do something to put a smile on the Berliners’ faces. Göring says, “Why don’t you jump?”

When a woman told this joke in Germany in... Read more >
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The De-moralization Of Society
From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values
Written by Gertrude Himmelfarb


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 1996
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76490-8 (0-679-76490-9)

Himmelfarb presents a fresh view of the Victorian intertwining of manners and morality and its impact on sexuality, marriage, poverty, and women's rights. But The De-Moralization of Society is also a blistering critique of our current-day penchant for banishing virtue from public life. Lively, acerbic, and long overdue, the resulting book... Read more >

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The Struggle for Europe
The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent 1945 to the Present
Written by William I. Hitchcock


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 3, 2004
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49799-2 (0-385-49799-7)

From the ashes of World War II to the advent of the Euro, the definitive history of the postwar rebirth of Europe by one of our finest young historians.

After a century of war, genocide, and ideological rivalry, Europe has at last emerged as a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy and... Read more >
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The Age of Reform

Written by Richard Hofstadter


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1960
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-70095-3 (0-394-70095-3)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize  

Hofstadter's landmark work in American political thought examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940. It searches out the moral and emotional motives of the reformers, the myths and dreams in which they believed, and the realities with which... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Savage War of Peace
Algeria 1954-1962
Written by Alistair Horne


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-218-6 (1-59017-218-3)

Although war was never formally declared, the Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It caused six French governments to fall, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, brought De Gaulle back to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim... Read more >
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The Women's Suffrage Movement

Written by Molly Housego and Neil R. Storey


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1089-6 (0-7478-1089-3)

This book is an overview of the struggle for women to gain the vote in Great Britain and explores who the women were that formed and led or became members of the women’s suffrage movement; explains their motives and what the press and other women thought of them. Early campaigners and... Read more >
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They Shall Not Pass
The British Battalion at Jarama - The Spanish Civil War
Written by Ben Hughes


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-549-6 (1-84908-549-8)

In 1937 a group of idealistic British volunteers sailed from England to fight the dark threat of dictatorship in Spain. In the olive groves of Jarama they achieved the first victory against Franco’s army. It was Fascism’s first defeat. Hardly remembered today, it was possibly the crucial military turning point of... Read more >
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World Report 2014
Events of 2013
Written by Human Rights Watch
Introduction by Kenneth Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-555-5 (1-60980-555-0)

The 24th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2013 by Human Rights Watch staff in close partnership with domestic human rights activists. World Report 2014 gives particular focus on the roles-positive or negative-played in each country by key domestic and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Towers of Stone
The Battle of Wills in Chechnya
Written by Wojciech Jagielski
Translated by Soren A. Gauger


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-900-2 (1-58322-900-0)

Winner of the Premio Letterature dal Fronte (Italy)

In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army. Jagielski’s narrative is told through the... Read more >
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The Revenge of Geography
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6983-5 (1-4000-6983-1)

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.

In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and... Read more >
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