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The Secret Life of Uri Geller
The Secret Life of Uri Geller
Written by Jonathan Margolis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780287614
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The Secret Life of Uri Geller
CIA Masterspy?
Written by Jonathan Margolis


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $14.95

New Biography Shows Celebrity Spoon Bender, Uri Geller, Secretly Worked for U.S. Intelligence Agencies 
 
This authorized biography of Uri Geller tells his life story and explores recent claims about his clandestine work with the CIA and the Israeli intelligence agency, the Mossad, during and after the Cold War. Geller is best-known for...

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Book of Ages
Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307958341
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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $27.95

National Book Award Finalist

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother...

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Book of Ages
Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307958358
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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $12.99

National Book Award Finalist

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother...

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Brave Genius
Brave Genius
Written by Sean B. Carroll
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307952332
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Brave Genius
A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
Written by Sean B. Carroll


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $28.00

The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius.
 
In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives... Read more >
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Brave Genius
Brave Genius
Written by Sean B. Carroll
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ISBN: 9780307952356
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Brave Genius
A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
Written by Sean B. Carroll


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $14.99

The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius.
 
In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives... Read more >
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Three Lives
Three Lives
Written by Oliver Matuschek, Translated by Allan Blunden
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781906548292
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Three Lives
A Biography of Stefan Zweig
Written by Oliver Matuschek
Translated by Allan Blunden


Format: Hardcover, 386 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $32.00

My Three Lives was Stefan Zweig’s working title for The World of Yesterday, also published by Pushkin Press, and here Matuschek uses the title to reference the three major phases in Zweig’s life—the years of apprenticeship, the years of success as a professional "working writer" in Salzburg, and finally the years... Read more >
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Three Lives
Three Lives
Written by Oliver Matuschek, Translated by Allan Blunden
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ISBN: 9781782270058
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Three Lives
A Biography of Stefan Zweig
Written by Oliver Matuschek
Translated by Allan Blunden


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $18.95

Drawing on a great wealth of newly available sources, this definitive biography recounts the eventful life of a great writer spoilt by success-a life lived in the shadow of two world wars, and which ended tragically in a suicide pact.
Matuschek examines three major phases in the life of the... Read more >
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Sydney and Violet
Sydney and Violet
Written by Stephen Klaidman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534093
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Sydney and Violet
Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis
Written by Stephen Klaidman


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $27.95

A long overdue biography of the power couple that nurtured and influenced the literary world of early twentieth-century England

"I write primarily to pay homage to a beloved friend, but also in the hope that some future chronicler of the history of art and letters in our time may give... Read more >
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Sydney and Violet
Sydney and Violet
Written by Stephen Klaidman
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ISBN: 9780385534109
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Sydney and Violet
Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis
Written by Stephen Klaidman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $14.99

A long overdue biography of the power couple that nurtured and influenced the literary world of early twentieth-century England

"I write primarily to pay homage to a beloved friend, but also in the hope that some future chronicler of the history of art and letters in our time may give... Read more >
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Written by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, Read by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780449010136
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary
Written by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
Read by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $45.00

A magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the author’s parents together and those that nearly drove them apart
 
Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s parents, Hanna and Aladár, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star in the foreign ministry—a vocal anti-Fascist who was in... Read more >
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Written by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, Read by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449010143
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary
Written by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
Read by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $22.50

A magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the author’s parents together and those that nearly drove them apart
 
Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s parents, Hanna and Aladár, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star in the foreign ministry—a vocal anti-Fascist who was in... Read more >
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Written by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679645221
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary
Written by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $13.99

A magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the author’s parents together and those that nearly drove them apart
 
Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s parents, Hanna and Aladár, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star in the foreign ministry—a vocal anti-Fascist who was in... Read more >
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Written by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385524858
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary
Written by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $27.00

A magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the author’s parents together and those that nearly drove them apart
 
Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s parents, Hanna and Aladár, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star in the foreign ministry—a vocal anti-Fascist who was in... Read more >
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Written by Edward Erickson
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $9.95

Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century’s greatest combat commanders. Born in Salonika to a middle–class family, this book follows the life of a great commander who served in the Italo–Turkish War of 1911–12 and the Balkan Wars of 1912-13 before taking command of the 19th Division based in Gallipoli... Read more >
Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307986566
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $26.00

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen
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ISBN: 9780307986580
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $14.99

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen, Read by Emma Bering
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ISBN: 9780385362528
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen
Read by Emma Bering


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $22.50

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Che Wants to See You
Che Wants to See You
Written by Ciro Bustos, Translated by Anne Wright
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781680964
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Che Wants to See You
The Untold Story of Che Guevara
Written by Ciro Bustos
Translated by Anne Wright


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $34.95

For the first time, Ciro Bustos, Che’s right-hand man in the struggle for Argentina, tells his story. As a young man inspired by the example of Cuba, Bustos was determined to bring revolution to the home country he shared with his hero. After a failed attempt to liberate Argentina, it was... Read more >
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Che Wants to See You
The Untold Story of Che Guevara
Written by Ciro Bustos
Translated by Anne Wright


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $29.95

For the first time, Ciro Bustos, Che’s right-hand man in the struggle for Argentina, tells his story. As a young man inspired by the example of Cuba, Bustos was determined to bring revolution to the home country he shared with his hero. After a failed attempt to liberate Argentina, it was... Read more >
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Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
Written by Charles Moore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307958945
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Margaret Thatcher
From Grantham to the Falklands
Written by Charles Moore


Format: Hardcover, 896 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $35.00

With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique...

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Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
Written by Charles Moore
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ISBN: 9780307958952
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Margaret Thatcher
From Grantham to the Falklands
Written by Charles Moore


Format: eBook, 912 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $14.99

With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique...

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A Curious Man
A Curious Man
Written by Neal Thompson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770436209
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A Curious Man
The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Written by Neal Thompson


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $26.00

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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A Curious Man
A Curious Man
Written by Neal Thompson
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ISBN: 9780770436216
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A Curious Man
The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Written by Neal Thompson


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $11.99

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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A Curious Man
A Curious Man
Written by Neal Thompson, Read by Marc Cashman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385366366
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A Curious Man
The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Written by Neal Thompson
Read by Marc Cashman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $25.00

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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The Life of Elizabeth I
The Life of Elizabeth I
Written by Alison Weir
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307834607
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The Life of Elizabeth I

Written by Alison Weir


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2013
Price: $13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one--not even her closest, most trusted advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir... Read more >
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