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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
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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.

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The Life of Elizabeth I
The Life of Elizabeth I
Written by Alison Weir
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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

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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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Defiant Brides
Defiant Brides
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807001172
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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: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $26.95

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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Defiant Brides
The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $26.95

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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Boy 30529
Boy 30529
Written by Felix Weinberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781680780
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Boy 30529
A Memoir
Written by Felix Weinberg


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $22.95

"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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Boy 30529
A Memoir
Written by Felix Weinberg


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $22.95

"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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An Education in Happiness
An Education in Happiness
Written by Flavia Arzeni, Translated by Howard Curtis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781906548711
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An Education in Happiness
The Lessons of Hesse and Tagore
Written by Flavia Arzeni
Translated by Howard Curtis


Format: Trade Paperback, 212 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.95

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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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.

NOTE: This edition does not include... Read more >
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: $12.99

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 >
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The Borgias
The Borgias
Written by G.J. Meyer, Read by Enn Reitel
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
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
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307833099
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Herculine Barbin

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 30, 2013
Price: $11.99

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: $14.99

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: $12.99

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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