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Citizen Sherman
Citizen Sherman
Written by Michael Fellman
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ISBN: 9780307827692
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Citizen Sherman
A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman
Written by Michael Fellman


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $11.99

Bright, compulsively articulate, famous, loved, hated, and deeply troubled, William T. Sherman was perhaps one of the most compelling personalities in American history. This groundbreaking, in-depth portrait of this significant Civil War figure reveals much about Sherman--and about the concept of manliness in his culture.

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The Borgias
The Borgias
Written by G.J. Meyer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345526915
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The Borgias
The Hidden History
Written by G.J. Meyer


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $30.00

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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The Borgias
The Borgias
Written by G.J. Meyer
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ISBN: 9780345526939
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The Borgias
The Hidden History
Written by G.J. Meyer


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $13.99

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 >
The Borgias
The Borgias
Written by G.J. Meyer, Read by Enn Reitel
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ISBN: 9780385366601
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The Borgias
The Hidden History
Written by G.J. Meyer
Read by Enn Reitel


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $25.00

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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Thomas More
Thomas More
Written by Richard Marius
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ISBN: 9780307828057
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Thomas More

Written by Richard Marius


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: February 13, 2013
Price: $15.99

Most previous biographers of Thomas More have sought to prove him a saint; in this, the first full-scale biography of More in half a century, Richard Marius, a leading Reformation historian, seeks to restore the man. More’s life spanned a tumultuous period in Western history. He was born in 1478 into... Read more >
Birdseye
Birdseye
Written by Mark Kurlansky
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ISBN: 9780767930307
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Birdseye
The Adventures of a Curious Man
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.95

While working as a fur trapper in Labrador, Canada, Clarence Birdseye encountered an age-old problem: bad food and an unappealing, unhealthy diet. However, he observed that fresh vegetables wetted and left outside in the Arctic winds froze in a way that maintained their integrity after thawing. As a result, he developed...

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Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge
Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge
Written by Lindy Woodhead
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ISBN: 9780812985047
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Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge

Written by Lindy Woodhead


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.00

If you lived at Downton Abbey, you shopped at Selfridge’s.

Harry Gordon Selfridge was a charismatic American who, in twenty-five years working at Marshall Field’s in Chicago, rose from lowly stockboy to a partner in the business which his visionary skills had helped to create. At the turn of the twentieth century... Read more >
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Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge
Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge
Written by Lindy Woodhead
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ISBN: 9780812985054
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Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge

Written by Lindy Woodhead


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $11.99

If you lived at Downton Abbey, you shopped at Selfridge’s.

Harry Gordon Selfridge was a charismatic American who, in twenty-five years working at Marshall Field’s in Chicago, rose from lowly stockboy to a partner in the business which his visionary skills had helped to create. At the turn of the twentieth century... Read more >
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Graven With Diamonds
Graven With Diamonds
Written by Nicola Shulman
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ISBN: 9781586422073
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Graven With Diamonds
The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Written by Nicola Shulman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.00

In this thrillingly entertaining book, Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII's reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII's most glamorous and enigmatic subject: Sir Thomas Wyatt.

 Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and... Read more >
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Graven With Diamonds
The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Written by Nicola Shulman


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $19.99

In this thrillingly entertaining book, Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII's reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII's most glamorous and enigmatic subject: Sir Thomas Wyatt.

 Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and... Read more >
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Herculine Barbin
Herculine Barbin
Written by Michel Foucault
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ISBN: 9780307833099
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Herculine Barbin

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 30, 2013
Price: $9.99

With an eye for the sensual bloom of young schoolgirls, and the torrid style of the romantic novels of her day, Herculine Barbin tells the story of her life as a hermaphrodite. Herculine was designated female at birth. A pious girl in a Catholic orphanage, a bewildered adolescent enchanted by the... Read more >
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An Education in Happiness
The Lessons of Hesse and Tagore
Written by Flavia Arzeni
Translated by Howard Curtis


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $9.99

Happiness "is neither a privilege of the few, nor a fleeting state of mind: it is hidden behind a door that every person can open once they have found it, at the end of an arduous journey of self-discovery."
The two Nobel Prize-winning writers Rabindranath Tagore and Hermann Hesse are arguably very... Read more >
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The Architect of Desire
The Architect of Desire
Written by Suzannah Lessard
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ISBN: 9780307830487
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The Architect of Desire
Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family
Written by Suzannah Lessard


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2013
Price: $13.99

The story of Stanford White--his scandalous affair with the 16-year-old actress Evelyn Nesbit, his murder in 1906 by her husband, the millionaire Harry K. Thaw, and the hailstorm of publicity that surrounded "the trial of the century"--has proven irresistable to generations of novelists, historians, and biographers. The premier neoclassical architect of... Read more >
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A Remarkable Man
The Story of George Chesterton
Written by Andrew Murtagh


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $18.99

‘I can truthfully say that there has never been a nicer man in the game. George Chesterton is a gentleman to the core. And he wasn’t a bad bowler either!’ Tom Graveney OBE. Wartime pilot dropping supplies over occupied Europe; county cricketer; housemaster teaching and disciplining mischievous teenage boys; family man... Read more >
A Jew Among Romans
A Jew Among Romans
Written by Frederic Raphael
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ISBN: 9780307907837
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A Jew Among Romans
The Life and Legacy of Flavius Josephus
Written by Frederic Raphael


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $13.99

From the acclaimed biographer, screenwriter, and novelist Frederic Raphael, here is an audacious history of Josephus (37–c.100), the Jewish general turned Roman historian, whose emblematic betrayal is a touchstone for the Jew alone in the Gentile world.
 
Joseph ben Mattathias’s transformation into Titus Flavius Josephus, historian to the Roman emperor Vespasian, is...

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New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009
New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009
Edited by Teresa Carpenter
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ISBN: 9780812974256
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New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009

Edited by Teresa Carpenter


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
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New York is a city like no other. Through the centuries, she’s been embraced and reviled, worshipped and feared, praised and battered—all the while standing at the crossroads of American politics, business, society, and culture. Pulitzer Prize winner Teresa Carpenter, a lifelong diary enthusiast, scoured the archives of libraries, historical societies... Read more >
A Shadow on the Household
A Shadow on the Household
Written by Bryan Prince
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ISBN: 9781551993614
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A Shadow on the Household
One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom
Written by Bryan Prince


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $12.99

The extraordinary story of one couple’s determination to free themselves and their children from slavery and make a new life in Canada

Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north from enslavement in the United States to freedom in Canada. Many were... Read more >
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham, Read by Edward Herrmann and Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9780739334614
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham
Read by Edward Herrmann and Jon Meacham


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $50.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to... Read more >
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham, Read by Edward Herrmann and Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9780739334621
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham
Read by Edward Herrmann and Jon Meacham


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $27.50

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 >
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Trade Paperback, 1376 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $35.00

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 >
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham


Format: eBook, 800 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $13.99

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 >
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9781400067664
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Hardcover, 800 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $35.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to... Read more >
Part of Our Time
Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties
Written by Murray Kempton
Introduction by David Remnick


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 17, 2012
Price: $16.95

Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the time, Kempton examines with the insight and imagination of a novelist the men and women who embraced, grappled with... Read more >
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The Book of Job
The Book of Job
Written by Harold S. Kushner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805242928
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The Book of Job
When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $24.00

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

From one of our most trusted spiritual advisers, a thoughtful, illuminating guide to that most fascinating of biblical texts, the book of Job, and what it can teach us about living in a troubled world.
 
The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a...

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The Book of Job
The Book of Job
Written by Harold S. Kushner
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ISBN: 9780805243079
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The Book of Job
When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $12.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

From one of our most trusted spiritual advisers, a thoughtful, illuminating guide to that most fascinating of biblical texts, the book of Job, and what it can teach us about living in a troubled world.
 
The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a...

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