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On Gold Mountain

Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2014
Price: $11.99

Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of... Read more >
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Harold and Jack

(Available August 19, 2014)
Harold and Jack
Written by Christopher Sandford
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616149352
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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
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $25.95

Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford tells the engrossing story of the unlikely friendship between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and President John F. Kennedy, a crucial political and personal relationship during the most dangerous days of the Cold War. 

This is the story of the many-layered relationship between two iconic leaders of the... Read more >
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Harold and Jack
The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy
Written by Christopher Sandford


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $11.99

Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford tells the engrossing story of the unlikely friendship between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and President John F. Kennedy, a crucial political and personal relationship during the most dangerous days of the Cold War. 

This is the story of the many-layered relationship between two iconic leaders of the... Read more >
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The Heir Apparent

(Available August 12, 2014)
The Heir Apparent
Written by Jane Ridley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812972634
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The Heir Apparent
A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
Written by Jane Ridley


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $20.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE BOSTON GLOBE

This richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria’s firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has... Read more >
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The Burning of the World
A Memoir of 1914
Written by Bela Zombory-Moldovan
Translated by Peter Zombory-Moldovan
Introduction by Peter Zombory-Moldovan


Format: eBook, 184 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $16.95

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War
 
An NYRB Classics Original
 
The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on... Read more >
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The Burning of the World

(Available August 5, 2014)
The Burning of the World
Written by Bela Zombory-Moldovan, Translated by Peter Zombory-Moldovan, Introduction by Peter Zombory-Moldovan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590178096
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The Burning of the World
A Memoir of 1914
Written by Bela Zombory-Moldovan
Translated by Peter Zombory-Moldovan
Introduction by Peter Zombory-Moldovan


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $16.95

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War
 
An NYRB Classics Original
 
The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on... Read more >
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The Comeback

Written by Geoffrey C. Ward


Format: eBook, 32 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $0.99

An eBook short.

Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio in the summer of 1921, resulting in permanent paralysis from the waist down. One year later, he went back to work. Noted historian Geoffrey C. Ward, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Parkman Prize and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, who is... Read more >
Book of Ages
Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307948830
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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
NPR • Time Magazine • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly The Boston Globe

A
NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK


From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, whose...

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A Curious Man
A Curious Man
Written by Neal Thompson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780770436223
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A Curious Man
The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Written by Neal Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.00

A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert “Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable.

As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley’s life is...

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Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots
Written by Antonia Fraser
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804152587
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Mary Queen of Scots

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $12.99

Author of Marie Antoinette

She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her noble head.

Instead, Mary Stuart became the victim of her own impulsive... Read more >
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The Wives of Henry VIII
The Wives of Henry VIII
Written by Antonia Fraser
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804152617
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The Wives of Henry VIII

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $14.99

The six-week New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from an acclaimed biographer. "Admirably succeed(s) in bringing to life the six women who married England's ruler. . . ."--New York Times Book Review. 16 color plates. 32 pages of illustrations. Read more >
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The Borgias
The Borgias
Written by G.J. Meyer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345526922
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The Borgias
The Hidden History
Written by G.J. Meyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $18.00

The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait... Read more >
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Gandhi Before India
Gandhi Before India
Written by Ramachandra Guha
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385532297
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Gandhi Before India

Written by Ramachandra Guha


Format: Hardcover, 688 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $35.00

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... Read more >
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Gandhi Before India
Gandhi Before India
Written by Ramachandra Guha
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385532303
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Gandhi Before India

Written by Ramachandra Guha


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $17.99

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... Read more >
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John Glenn
America's Astronaut
Written by Andrew Chaikin


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $4.95

In February 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Since then John Herschel Glenn Jr. has stood in the popular imagination as a quintessentially American hero. In John Glenn:  America's Astronaut, a special edition e-book featuring 45 stunning photographs as well as a video, Chaikin explores Glenn's path... Read more >
Dying Every Day
Dying Every Day
Written by James Romm
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307596871
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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $27.95

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The Campaign of Alexander (“Thrilling” —The New York Times Book Review), a  high-stakes drama full of murder... Read more >
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Dying Every Day
Dying Every Day
Written by James Romm
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ISBN: 9780385351720
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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The Campaign of Alexander (“Thrilling” —The New York Times Book Review), a  high-stakes drama full of murder... Read more >
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Boy 30529
Boy 30529
Written by Felix Weinberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781683002
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Boy 30529
A Memoir
Written by Felix Weinberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $16.95

"Anyone who survived the exterminations camps must have an untypical story to tell. The typical camp story of the millions ended in death ... We, the few who survived the war and the majority who perished in the camps, did not use and would not have understood terms such as 'holocaust'... Read more >
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Defiant Brides
Defiant Brides
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart
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ISBN: 9780807033265
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Defiant Brides
The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $19.00

The story of two Revolutionary–era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed
 
When Peggy Shippen, the celebrated blonde belle of Philadelphia, married American military hero Benedict Arnold in 1779, she anticipated a life of fame and fortune, but financial debts... Read more >
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Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues
Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues
Written by Paul Martin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616149277
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Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues
Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem
Written by Paul Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $18.95

Everyone loves a good villain! From the back pages of history, vivid, entertaining portraits of little-known scoundrels whose misdeeds range from the simply inept to the truly horrifying.

Even if you're an avid history buff, you've probably never heard of this disreputable cast of characters: A drunken, ne'er-do-well cop who abandoned his... Read more >
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Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues
Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem
Written by Paul Martin


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

Everyone loves a good villain! From the back pages of history, vivid, entertaining portraits of little-known scoundrels whose misdeeds range from the simply inept to the truly horrifying.

Even if you're an avid history buff, you've probably never heard of this disreputable cast of characters: A drunken, ne'er-do-well cop who abandoned his... Read more >
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Dear Abigail
Dear Abigail
Written by Diane Jacobs
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345465061
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Dear Abigail
The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters
Written by Diane Jacobs


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $28.00

For readers of the historical works of Robert K. Massie, David McCulough, and Alison Weir comes the first biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters.
 
“Never sisters loved each other better than we.”—Abigail Adams in a letter to her sister Mary, June 1776
 
Much has been written... Read more >
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Dear Abigail
Dear Abigail
Written by Diane Jacobs
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345549846
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Dear Abigail
The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters
Written by Diane Jacobs


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $13.99

For readers of the historical works of Robert K. Massie, David McCulough, and Alison Weir comes the first biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters.
 
“Never sisters loved each other better than we.”—Abigail Adams in a letter to her sister Mary, June 1776
 
Much has been written... Read more >
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Typhoid Mary
Captive to the Public's Health
Written by Judith Walzer Leavitt


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $24.00

She was an Irish immigrant cook. Between 1900 and 1907, she infected twenty-two New Yorkers with typhoid fever through her puddings and cakes; one of them died. Tracked down through epidemiological detective work, she was finally apprehended as she hid behind a barricade of trashcans. To protect the public's health, authorities... Read more >
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E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
Written by Susan Cheever
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307379979
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E. E. Cummings
A Life
Written by Susan Cheever


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95

From the author of American Bloomsbury, Louisa May Alcott, and Home Before Dark, a major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America’s preeminent twentieth-century poets. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert...

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