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Kafka Was the Rage
A Greenwich Village Memoir
Written by Anatole Broyard


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78126-4 (0-679-78126-9)

The late New York Times critic and columnist offers a personal memoir of New York City's Greenwich Village in the late 1940's, a time of intense artistic and literary activity. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"
How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World
Written by Patrick J. Buchanan


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40516-6 (0-307-40516-8)

Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment?

In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen–Winston Churchill first among them–the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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This New Ocean
The Story of the First Space Age
Written by William E. Burrows


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 5, 1999
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75485-2 (0-375-75485-7)

It was all part of man's greatest adventure--landing men on the Moon and sending a rover to Mars, finally seeing the edge of the universe and the birth of stars, and launching planetary explorers across the solar system to Neptune and beyond.
        
The ancient dream of breaking gravity's hold and taking to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ghost
Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent
Written by Fred Burton


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49425-2 (0-345-49425-3)

In this hard-hitting memoir, Fred Burton, a key figure in international counterterrorism and domestic spycraft, emerges from the shadows to reveal who he is, what he has accomplished, and the threats that lurk unseen except by an experienced, worldly-wise few. Plunging readers into the murky world of violent religious extremism that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Decision Points

Written by George W. Bush


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59063-3 (0-307-59063-1)

The presidency of George W. Bush continues to be debated by historians, political scientists, scholars, and students alike. Two scholars at Princeton University, Sean Wilentz and Julian E. Zelizer, recently conducted a course on Teaching ‘W’, and discovered that academics should reconsider updating their approach to teaching history by incorporating more... Read more >

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Decision Points

Written by George W. Bush


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59061-9 (0-307-59061-5)

The presidency of George W. Bush continues to be debated by historians, political scientists, scholars, and students alike. Two scholars at Princeton University, Sean Wilentz and Julian E. Zelizer, recently conducted a course on Teaching ‘W’, and discovered that academics should reconsider updating their approach to teaching history by incorporating more... Read more >

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Fist Stick Knife Gun
A Personal History of Violence
Written by Geoffrey Canada


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4461-2 (0-8070-4461-X)

A new edition, including the story of the founding of the Harlem Children’s Zone

Long before the avalanche of praise for his work–from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from both First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama–long before he became known as a hero to television and film viewers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Witness
Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Edited by Teresa A. Carbone and Kellie Jones
Contribution by Connie Choi, Dalila Scruggs and Cynthia Young


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-58093-390-2 (1-58093-390-4)

Over 100 works by African American artists and others from the 1960s Civil Rights Movement show powerful responses in art to events of black history.
 
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Witness accompanies an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum and demonstrates the array of aesthetic strategies through which... Read more >

Dallas, November 22, 1963

Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook, 32 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $1.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7134-2 (0-8041-7134-3)

This account of the Kennedy assassination (“the most riveting ever,” says The New York Times) is taken from Robert A. Caro's brilliant and best-selling The Passage of Power. An eBook Short.

Here is that tragic day in Dallas alive with startling details reported for the first time by the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning... Read more >

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Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 1200 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 23, 2002
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-52836-6 (0-394-52836-0)

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
Winner of the National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Biography/Autobiography



Paperback Available May, 2003

Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. At the... Read more >

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Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1232 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 2003
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72095-1 (0-394-72095-4)


Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
Winner of the National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Biography/Autobiography

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his... Read more >

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Means of Ascent
The Years of Lyndon Johnson II
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 1991
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73371-3 (0-679-73371-X)

The second volume of Caro's Johnson biography, Means of Ascent carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. The explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71325-5 (0-375-71325-5)

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER OF THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE


The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to 1964. It is an unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-40507-8 (0-679-40507-0)

Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.”

The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Path to Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson I
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 17, 1990
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72945-7 (0-679-72945-3)

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path To Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Power Broker
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1344 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 1975
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72024-1 (0-394-72024-5)

This is Caro's examination of how one man, Robert Moses, shaped the politics, the physical structure, and even the problems of urban decline in the city and state of New York.

Winner of both the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping)... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.

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Hollowing Out the Middle
The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America
Written by Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0614-6 (0-8070-0614-9)

In 2001, with funding from the MacArthur Foundation, sociologists Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas moved to Iowa to understand the rural brain drain and the exodus of young people from America’s countryside. Articles and books–notably Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class–celebrate the migration of highly productive and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Here Is Where
Discovering America's Great Forgotten History
Written by Andrew Carroll


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Crown Archetype
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46397-5 (0-307-46397-4)

Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll’s fascinating journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived. Sparking the idea for this book was Carroll’s visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln’s son was saved by the brother of Lincoln’s assassin. Carroll... Read more >

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The Mind of the South

Written by W.J. Cash


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 10, 1991
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73647-9 (0-679-73647-6)

Ever since its publication in 1941, Cash's pioneering study of Southern history, society, and manners has been recognized both as a pathbreaking work of scholarship and as a literary achievement of great eloquence and sweeping insight.  From its investigation of the Southern class system to its pioneering assessments of the region's legacies... Read more >

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Waking from the Dream
The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by David L. Chappell


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6546-2 (1-4000-6546-1)

The author of A Stone of Hope, called “one of the three or four most important books on the civil rights movement” by The Atlantic Monthly, turns his attention to the years after Martin Luther King’s assassination—and provides a sweeping history of the struggle to keep the civil rights movement alive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hurricane Katrina
Response and Responsibilities, Second Edition
Edited by John Brown Childs


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-1-55643-792-2 (1-55643-792-7)

The voices gathered in this book represent critical and personal responses to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. They are a second volley following the immediate journalism, and suggest the kind of dialogue, critical analysis and hopeful spirit that will be necessary in the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast. All essays were... Read more >

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9-11
Was There an Alternative?
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-343-8 (1-60980-343-4)

In 9-11, published in November 2001 and arguably the single most influential post 9-11 book, internationally renowned thinker Noam Chomsky bridged the information gap around the World Trade Center attacks, cutting through the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and general conformity that choked off American discourse in the months immediately... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Tupperware
The Promise of Plastic in 1950's America
Written by Alison J. Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: February 17, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-920-2 (1-56098-920-3)

From Wonder Bowls to Ice-Tup molds to Party Susans, Tupperware has become an icon of suburban living. Tracing the fortunes of Earl Tupper’s polyethylene containers from early design to global distribution, Alison J. Clarke explains how Tupperware tapped into potent commercial and social forces, becoming a prevailing symbol of late twentieth-century... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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