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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: $18.99

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
Format: eBook
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: $14.99

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
Format: Trade Paperback
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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E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
Written by Susan Cheever
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ISBN: 9780307908674
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E. E. Cummings
A Life
Written by Susan Cheever


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

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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James and Dolley Madison
James and Dolley Madison
Written by Bruce Chadwick
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616148355
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James and Dolley Madison
America's First Power Couple
Written by Bruce Chadwick


Format: Hardcover, 450 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $24.95

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America’s first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources, historian Bruce Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons’ personal and political lives.

Chadwick argues that Madison...

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James and Dolley Madison
America's First Power Couple
Written by Bruce Chadwick


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $12.99

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America’s first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources, historian Bruce Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons’ personal and political lives.

Chadwick argues that Madison...

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A Political Education
Coming of Age in Paris and New York
Written by Andre Schiffrin


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $16.95

“Schiffrin evokes the bittersweet tang of émigré life in New York.”
The New York Times Book Review


André Schiffrin was born the son of one of France’s most esteemed publishers, in a world peopled by some of the day’s leading writers and intellectuals, such as André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, and... Read more >
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Arik
Arik
Written by David Landau
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400042418
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Arik
The Life of Ariel Sharon
Written by David Landau


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2014
Price: $35.00

From the former editor in chief of Haaretz, the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Ariel Sharon, the most dramatic and imposing Israeli political and military leader of the last forty years.

The life of Ariel Sharon spans much of modern Israel’s history. A commander in the Israeli Army from its inception... Read more >
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Arik
Arik
Written by David Landau
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ISBN: 9780385351096
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Arik
The Life of Ariel Sharon
Written by David Landau


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2014
Price: $14.99

From the former editor in chief of Haaretz, the first in-depth comprehensive biography of Ariel Sharon, the most important Israeli political and military leader of the last forty years.

The life of Ariel Sharon spans much of modern Israel's history: A commander in the Israeli Army from its inception in 1948, Sharon... Read more >
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A Political Education
A Political Education
Written by Andre Schiffrin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612193632
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A Political Education
Coming of Age in Paris and New York
Written by Andre Schiffrin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2014
Price: $16.95

“Schiffrin evokes the bittersweet tang of émigré life in New York.”
The New York Times Book Review


André Schiffrin was born the son of one of France’s most esteemed publishers, in a world peopled by some of the day’s leading writers and intellectuals, such as André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, and... Read more >
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Cadwallader Colden
Cadwallader Colden
Written by Seymour I. Schwartz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616148539
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Cadwallader Colden
A Biography
Written by Seymour I. Schwartz


Format: Hardcover, 220 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2013
Price: $39.00

The first complete biography of Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), the longest-serving Lieutenant Governor of New York and a brilliant intellectual, multifaceted colonial Renaissance man, and consummate royalist.
 

This is the first complete biography of Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), one of the most accomplished intellectual and political figures in the American colonies before the Revolution... Read more >
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Cadwallader Colden
A Biography
Written by Seymour I. Schwartz


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 10, 2013
Price: $14.99

The first complete biography of Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), the longest-serving Lieutenant Governor of New York and a brilliant intellectual, multifaceted colonial Renaissance man, and consummate royalist.
 

This is the first complete biography of Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), one of the most accomplished intellectual and political figures in the American colonies before the Revolution... Read more >
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The Heir Apparent
The Heir Apparent
Written by Jane Ridley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400062553
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The Heir Apparent
A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
Written by Jane Ridley


Format: Hardcover, 752 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $35.00

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 Heir Apparent
The Heir Apparent
Written by Jane Ridley
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ISBN: 9780812994759
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The Heir Apparent
A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
Written by Jane Ridley


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.99

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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Rogue Tory
Rogue Tory
Written by Denis Smith
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551996363
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Rogue Tory
The Life and Legend of John G. Diefenbaker
Written by Denis Smith


Format: eBook, 827 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $11.99

Winner of the Dafoe Book Prize
Winner of the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography


1995 marked the 100th anniversary of that most charismatic and enigmatic public figure, the thirteenth prime minister of Canada, John George Diefenbaker. Beloved and reviled with equal passion, he was a politician possessed of a flamboyant... Read more >
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon, Read by Wanda McCaddon
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804148481
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

Written by The Countess of Carnarvon
Read by Wanda McCaddon


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $20.00

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Catherine Wendell.  In this transporting companion piece to the New York Times bestseller Lady Almina...

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