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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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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon
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ISBN: 9780385344968
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

Written by The Countess of Carnarvon


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $15.99

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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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385344975
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

Written by The Countess of Carnarvon


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $9.99

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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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812979480
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $20.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to... Read more >
The Women of the Real Downton Abbey
The Women of the Real Downton Abbey
Written by Countess Fiona Carnarvon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804140874
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The Women of the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by Countess Fiona Carnarvon


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $19.99

This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together two tales of Highclere Castle, the grand estate that serves as the central character for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, from the current Countess of Carnarvon. A New York Times bestseller, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey contrasts the splendor of... Read more >
Joseph Rowntree

Written by Chris Titley


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $7.95

The name of Joseph Rowntree is linked to some of the most iconic and well-loved brands of the twenieth century, including the KitKat, Aero and Fruit Pastilles. A grocer's son, he transformed a small factory in York into a global business with a workforce of seven thousand. But there is much... Read more >
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: $13.99

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
Format: eBook
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: $12.99

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...

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Three Lives
Three Lives
Written by Oliver Matuschek, Translated by Allan Blunden
Format: Trade Paperback
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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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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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
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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 >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen
Format: eBook
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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