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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


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On Sale: May 8, 2012
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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
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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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Great Soul
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!"
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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
Price: $11.99

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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ISBN: 9780307950390
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On Gold Mountain

Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $15.95

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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Sister Queens
Sister Queens
Written by Julia Fox
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ISBN: 9780345532312
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Sister Queens
The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
Written by Julia Fox


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $16.99

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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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Sister Queens
Sister Queens
Written by Julia Fox, Read by Rosalyn Landor
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ISBN: 9780307967466
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Sister Queens
The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
Written by Julia Fox
Read by Rosalyn Landor


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $22.50

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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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American Sheikhs
American Sheikhs
Written by Brian VanDeMark
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ISBN: 9781616144760
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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: Hardcover, 252 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $25.00

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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Magellan
Magellan
Written by Stefan Zweig, Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul
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ISBN: 9781906548490
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Magellan

Written by Stefan Zweig
Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $15.00

The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) is one of the most famous navigators in history – he was the first man to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, and led the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe, although he was killed en route in a battle in the Philippines.
In... Read more >
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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon
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ISBN: 9780770435622
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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $15.99

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a rich store of materials...

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon
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ISBN: 9780770435639
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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $9.99

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a rich store of materials...

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Hitler
Beyond Evil and Tyranny
Written by R. H. S. Stolfi


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 13, 2011
Price: $14.99

This fascinating and richly detailed new biography of Hitler reinterprets the known facts about the Nazi Fuehrer to construct a convincing, realistic portrait of the man. In place of the hollow shell others have made into an icon of evil, the author sees a complex, nuanced personality. Without in any way... Read more >
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
Written by Glynis Ridley
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ISBN: 9780307463531
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Written by Glynis Ridley


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $15.99

The year was 1765. Eminent botanist Philibert Commerson had just been appointed to a grand new expedition: the first French circumnavigation of the world. As the ships’ official naturalist, Commerson would seek out resources—medicines, spices, timber, food—that could give the French an edge in the ever-accelerating race for empire.
 
Jeanne Baret, Commerson’s... Read more >
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An Honourable Englishman
An Honourable Englishman
Written by Adam Sisman
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ISBN: 9780679604730
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An Honourable Englishman
The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper
Written by Adam Sisman


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $20.99

He was one of the most gifted scholars of his generation—a brilliant writer, high-society star, and cultural force who moved easily between aristocratic houses and the humble haunts of literary bohemia. He developed a lucid prose style that he used to scathing effect, earning notoriety for his sharp attacks on other... Read more >
The Hard Way Around
The Hard Way Around
Written by Geoffrey Wolff
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ISBN: 9780307745453
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The Hard Way Around
The Passages of Joshua Slocum
Written by Geoffrey Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.00

In 1895 Joshua Slocum set sail from Gloucester, Massachusetts, in the Spray, a thirty-seven-foot sloop. More than three years later, he became the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo, and his account of that voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, made him internationally famous. But scandal soon followed, and a...

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Three Lives
A Biography of Stefan Zweig
Written by Oliver Matuschek
Translated by Allan Blunden


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $9.99

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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Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra
Written by Robert K. Massie
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ISBN: 9780307788474
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Nicholas and Alexandra

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

The story of the love that ended an empire

In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle...

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