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Albert Kesselring

Written by Pier Battistelli
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $7.95

Although he is mostly remembered for his part in the campaign in Italy from 1943 to 1945, Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring was also chief of staff of the Luftwaffe in 1936-37, playing a crucial role in the shaping of the service for the coming war. As commander of Luftflotte 1 in Poland... Read more >
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Nation Maker
Nation Maker
Written by Richard J. Gwyn
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ISBN: 9780307356451
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Nation Maker
Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times
Written by Richard J. Gwyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $23.00

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John A. Macdonald, Canada's first and most important prime minister, is the man who made Confederation happen, who built this country over the next quarter century, and who shaped what it is today. From Confederation Day in 1867, where this volume picks up, Macdonald finessed a reluctant union of... Read more >
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Morgan
Morgan
Written by Jean Strouse
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307827678
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Morgan
American Financier
Written by Jean Strouse


Format: eBook, 816 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

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A century ago, J. Pierpont Morgan bestrode the financial world like a colossus. The organizing force behind General Electric, U.S. Steel, and vast railroad empires, he served for decades as America's unofficial central banker: a few months after he died in 1913, the Federal Reserve replaced the private system... Read more >
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys
The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Written by Samuel Pepys, Edited by Richard Le Gallienne, Introduction by Robert Louis Stevenson
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ISBN: 9780307824196
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Written by Samuel Pepys
Edited by Richard Le Gallienne
Introduction by Robert Louis Stevenson


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ...is one of our greatest historical records and... a major work of English literature, writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666... Read more >
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Emperor of China
Emperor of China
Written by Jonathan D. Spence
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ISBN: 9780307823069
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Emperor of China
Self-Portrait of K'ang-Hsi
Written by Jonathan D. Spence


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

A remarkable re-creation of the life of K'ang-hsi, emperor of the Manchu dynasty from 1661-1772, assembled from documents that survived his reign. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Read more >
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Thomas Becket
Thomas Becket
Written by John Guy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679603412
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Thomas Becket
Warrior, Priest, Rebel
Written by John Guy


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $17.99

A revisionist new biography reintroducing readers to one of the most subversive figures in English history—the man who sought to reform a nation, dared to defy his king, and laid down his life to defend his sacred honor
 
Becket’s life story has been often told but never so incisively reexamined...

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Dreadnought
Dreadnought
Written by Robert K. Massie
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ISBN: 9780307819932
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Dreadnought

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook, 1040 pages
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $13.99

"A classic [that] covers superbly a whole era...Engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters."
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert K. Massie has written a richly textured and gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century's first great arms race. Massie brings to vivid life, such historical... Read more >
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The Life of Thomas More
The Life of Thomas More
Written by Peter Ackroyd
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ISBN: 9780307823014
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The Life of Thomas More

Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $12.99

Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that  gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview (Utopia); and, most... Read more >
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Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
Written by Kevin Theakston
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ISBN: 9780747810452
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Winston Churchill

Written by Kevin Theakston


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $12.95

Winston Churchill was one of Britain's greatest leaders and an iconic figure. Prime minister twice (1940-45 and 1951-55), his political career - with its many ups and downs, controversies and achievements - spanned over sixty years from the reign of Queen Victoria to that of Queen Elizabeth II, its high point... Read more >
DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIER
DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIER
Written by Jakob Walter
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ISBN: 9780307817563
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DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIER

Written by Jakob Walter


Format: eBook, 170 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $13.99

A grunt’s-eye report from the battlefield in the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front—the only known account by a common soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon’s Grand Army between 1806 and 1813.
 
When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army... Read more >
Stradivari's Genius
Stradivari's Genius
Written by Toby Faber
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ISBN: 9781588362148
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Stradivari's Genius
Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection
Written by Toby Faber


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $11.99

“’Tis God gives skill, but not without men’s hands: He could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins without Antonio.”
–George Eliot

Antonio Stradivari (1644—1737) was a perfectionist whose single-minded pursuit of excellence changed the world of music. In the course of his long career in the northern Italian city of Cremona, he created more... Read more >
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Birdseye
Birdseye
Written by Mark Kurlansky
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ISBN: 9780385535885
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Birdseye
The Adventures of a Curious Man
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture. Read more >
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Birdseye
Birdseye
Written by Mark Kurlansky, Read by Jon Van Ness
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ISBN: 9780307877468
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Birdseye
The Adventures of a Curious Man
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Read by Jon Van Ness


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $15.00

Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture. Read more >
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The Eitingons
The Eitingons
Written by Mary-Kay Wilmers
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ISBN: 9781844679003
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The Eitingons
A Twentieth Century Story
Written by Mary-Kay Wilmers


Format: Trade Paperback, 492 pages
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $24.95

Mary-Kay Wilmers began looking into aspects of her remarkable family twenty years ago. The result is a book of astonishing scope and originality that throws light into some of the darkest corners of the last century. At the center of the story stands the author herself— ironic, precise, searching, and stylish—wondering... Read more >
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The Eitingons
A Twentieth Century Story
Written by Mary-Kay Wilmers


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $19.95

Mary-Kay Wilmers began looking into aspects of her remarkable family twenty years ago. The result is a book of astonishing scope and originality that throws light into some of the darkest corners of the last century. At the center of the story stands the author herself— ironic, precise, searching, and stylish—wondering... Read more >
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Anne Frank's Family
Anne Frank's Family
Written by Mirjam Pressler
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ISBN: 9780307739414
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Anne Frank's Family
The Extraordinary Story of Where She Came From, Based on More Than 6,000 Newly Discovered Letters, Documents, and Photos
Written by Mirjam Pressler


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $14.95


This fascinating history of Anne Frank and the family that shaped her is based on a treasure trove of thousands of letters, poems, drawings, postcards, and photos recently discovered by her last surviving close relative, Buddy Elias, and his wife, Gerti.
 
As children, Anne and her cousin Buddy were very close; he...

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Great Soul
Great Soul
Written by Joseph Lelyveld
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ISBN: 9780307389954
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Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
Written by Joseph Lelyveld


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $16.95

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments—his success in seizing India’s imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of... Read more >
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Queen of the Conqueror
Queen of the Conqueror
Written by Tracy Joanne Borman
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ISBN: 9780553908251
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Queen of the Conqueror
The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I
Written by Tracy Joanne Borman


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.99

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Around the year 1049, William, Duke of Normandy and future conqueror of England, raced to the palace of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders. The count’s eldest daughter, Matilda, had refused William’s offer of marriage and publicly denounced him as a bastard. Encountering the young woman, William furiously dragged... Read more >
Simon Wiesenthal
Simon Wiesenthal
Written by Tom Segev
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ISBN: 9780805212082
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Simon Wiesenthal
The Life and Legends
Written by Tom Segev


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $16.95

With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations

Now in paperback, the first fully documented biography of the legendary Polish-born Nazi hunter—a revelatory account of a man whose life, though part invention, was wholly dedicated to ensuring both that the Nazis be held responsible for their crimes and that their destruction of European Jewry...

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American Rose
American Rose
Written by Karen Abbott
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ISBN: 9780812978513
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American Rose
A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Written by Karen Abbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $17.00

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America was flying high in the Roaring Twenties. Then, almost overnight, the Great Depression brought it crashing down. When the dust settled, people were primed for a star who could distract them from reality. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a gift for...

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Peter the Great: His Life and World
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Written by Robert K. Massie
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ISBN: 9780307817235
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Peter the Great: His Life and World

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook, 928 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $13.99

"Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!"
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great. He brought Russia from the darkness of its own Middle Ages into the Enlightenment and transformed it into... Read more >
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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter
Written by Robert K. Massie
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ISBN: 9780307873866
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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2012
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In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before. But were these the bones of the Romanovs? And if these were their remains, where...

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On Gold Mountain
On Gold Mountain
Written by Lisa See
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On Gold Mountain

Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
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In 1867, Lisa See's great-great-grandfather arrived in America, where he prescribed herbal remedies to immigrant laborers who were treated little better than slaves. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman, in spite of laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Lisa herself grew up playing in her...

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American Sheikhs
Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America's Influence in the Middle East
Written by Brian VanDeMark


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $12.99

American Sheikhs is the story of a great institution—the American University of Beirut (AUB)—and the families who created and fostered it for almost 150 years. Author Brian VanDeMark’s vivid narrative includes not only the colorful history of AUB and many memorable episodes in a family saga, but also larger and more important...

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Sister Queens
Sister Queens
Written by Julia Fox
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345516046
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Sister Queens
The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
Written by Julia Fox


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $30.00

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The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband’s seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine’s sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and... Read more >
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