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The Private Life of Chairman Mao
The Private Life of Chairman Mao
Written by Li Zhi-Sui
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ISBN: 9780307791399
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The Private Life of Chairman Mao

Written by Li Zhi-Sui


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2011
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From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries... Read more >
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Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow
Written by John A. Farrell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385522588
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Clarence Darrow
Attorney for the Damned
Written by John A. Farrell


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $32.50

Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero.

Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His... Read more >
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Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow
Written by John A. Farrell
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ISBN: 9780385534512
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Clarence Darrow
Attorney for the Damned
Written by John A. Farrell


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $13.99

Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero.

Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His... Read more >
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Stalin
Stalin
Written by Edvard Radzinsky
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ISBN: 9780307754684
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Stalin
The First In-depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secr
Written by Edvard Radzinsky


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $15.99

From the author of The Last Tsar, the first full-scale life of Stalin to have what no previous biography has entirely gotten hold of: the facts. Granted privileged access to Russia's secret archives, Edvard Radzinsky paints a picture of the Soviet strongman as more calculating, ruthless, and blood-crazed than has ever... Read more >
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War on the Run
War on the Run
Written by John F. Ross
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ISBN: 9780553384574
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War on the Run
The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier
Written by John F. Ross


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $18.00

Often hailed as the godfather of today’s elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on “impossible” missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers’ legend. The child of marginalized Scots-Irish immigrants, Rogers learned to survive... Read more >
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Whittaker Chambers
Whittaker Chambers
Written by Sam Tanenhaus
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ISBN: 9780307789266
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Whittaker Chambers
A Biography
Written by Sam Tanenhaus


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2011
Price: $14.99

Whittaker Chambers is the first biography of this complex and enigmatic figure. Drawing on dozens of interviews and on materials from forty archives in the United States and abroad--including still-classified KGB dossiers--Tanenhaus traces the remarkable journey that led Chambers from a sleepy Long Island village to center stage in America's greatest... Read more >
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1861
1861
Written by Adam Goodheart
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400040155
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1861
The Civil War Awakening
Written by Adam Goodheart


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $28.95

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.

1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to... Read more >
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1861
1861
Written by Adam Goodheart
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ISBN: 9780307596666
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1861
The Civil War Awakening
Written by Adam Goodheart


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $11.99

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.

1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to... Read more >
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The Publisher
The Publisher
Written by Alan Brinkley
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ISBN: 9780679741541
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The Publisher
Henry Luce and His American Century
Written by Alan Brinkley


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $17.00

Acclaimed historian Alan Brinkley gives us a sharply realized portrait of Henry Luce, arguably the most important publisher of the twentieth century.

As the founder of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines, Luce changed the way we consume news and the way we understand our world. Born the son of missionaries, Henry Luce... Read more >
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Honor's Voice
Honor's Voice
Written by Douglas L. Wilson
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ISBN: 9780307765819
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Honor's Voice
The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln
Written by Douglas L. Wilson


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $11.99

Abraham Lincoln's remarkable emergence from the rural Midwest and his rise to the presidency have been the stuff of romance and legend. But as Douglas L. Wilson shows us in Honor's Voice, Lincoln's transformation was not one long triumphal march, but a process that was more than once seriously derailed. There... Read more >
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Great Soul
Great Soul
Written by Joseph Lelyveld
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307269584
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Great Soul
Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
Written by Joseph Lelyveld


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $28.95

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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Great Soul
Great Soul
Written by Joseph Lelyveld
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ISBN: 9780307595362
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Great Soul

Written by Joseph Lelyveld


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $12.99

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 >
Great Soul
Great Soul
Written by Joseph Lelyveld, Read by Mark Bramhall
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ISBN: 9780307879264
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Great Soul
Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
Written by Joseph Lelyveld
Read by Mark Bramhall


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $25.00

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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My Two Chinas
My Two Chinas
Written by Baiqiao Tang and Damon Dimarco, Foreword by Dalai Lama
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616144456
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My Two Chinas
The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary
Written by Baiqiao Tang and Damon Dimarco
Foreword by Dalai Lama


Format: Hardcover, 316 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $26.00

Baiqiao Tang is one of China’s most influential modern dissidents. Tang’s name became legendary during the time of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Over the past 21 years, he has remained on the front lines of the Chinese pro-democracy movement, where he has vowed to keep fighting until the dream of a... Read more >
On Gold Mountain
On Gold Mountain
Written by Lisa See, Read by Kate Reading
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ISBN: 9780307943927
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On Gold Mountain
The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
Written by Lisa See
Read by Kate Reading


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $25.00

Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of... Read more >
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A Long Silence
Memories of a German Refugee Child, 1941-1958
Written by Sabina De Werth Neu


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 28, 2011
Price: $11.99

After more than sixty years, the nightmarish sufferings of so many victims of Germany’s Nazi regime have been documented extensively. Rarely, however, does one hear about the experiences of German children during World War II. Coming of age amidst the chaos, brutality, and destruction of war in their homeland, they had... Read more >
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A Long Silence
A Long Silence
Written by Sabina De Werth Neu
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A Long Silence
Memories of a German Refugee Child, 1941-1958
Written by Sabina De Werth Neu


Format: Trade Paperback, 260 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
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After more than sixty years, the nightmarish sufferings of so many victims of Germany’s Nazi regime have been documented extensively. Rarely, however, does one hear about the experiences of German children during World War II. Coming of age amidst the chaos, brutality, and destruction of war in their homeland, they had... Read more >
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American Rose
American Rose
Written by Karen Abbott
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ISBN: 9780679604563
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American Rose
A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Written by Karen Abbott


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $13.99

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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... Read more >
American Rose
American Rose
Written by Karen Abbott, Read by Bernadette Dunne
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ISBN: 9780307877093
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American Rose
A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Written by Karen Abbott
Read by Bernadette Dunne


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $45.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

With the critically acclaimed Sin in the Second City, bestselling author Karen Abbott “pioneered sizzle history” (USA Today). Now she returns with the gripping and expansive story of America’s coming-of-age—told through the extraordinary life of Gypsy Rose Lee and the world she survived and conquered.

America in the... Read more >
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American Rose
American Rose
Written by Karen Abbott, Read by Bernadette Dunne
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ISBN: 9780307877109
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American Rose
A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Written by Karen Abbott
Read by Bernadette Dunne


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $22.50

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

With the critically acclaimed Sin in the Second City, bestselling author Karen Abbott “pioneered sizzle history” (USA Today). Now she returns with the gripping and expansive story of America’s coming-of-age—told through the extraordinary life of Gypsy Rose Lee and the world she survived and conquered.

America in the... 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: 9780307463548
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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: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

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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Jefferson Davis, American
Jefferson Davis, American
Written by William J. Cooper
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ISBN: 9780307772640
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Jefferson Davis, American

Written by William J. Cooper


Format: eBook, 848 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $16.99

From a distinguished historian of the America South comes this thoroughly human portrait of the complex man at the center of our nation's most epic struggle.

Jefferson Davis initially did not wish to leave the Union-as the son of a veteran of the American Revolution and as a soldier and senator, he... Read more >
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The Lady in the Tower
The Lady in the Tower
Written by Alison Weir
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ISBN: 9780345453228
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The Lady in the Tower
The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Written by Alison Weir


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $17.00

Drawing on myriad sources from the Tudor era, bestselling author Alison Weir provides the first book ever to examine, in unprecedented depth, the gripping story of Anne Boleyn’s final days. The Lady in the Tower explores the motives and intrigues of those who helped to seal the queen’s fate, unraveling the... Read more >
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Bartlett
Bartlett
Written by Harold Horwood
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385674355
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Bartlett
The Great Explorer
Written by Harold Horwood


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 17, 2010
Price: $8.99

This is the story of the greatest Canadian ice captain who ever lived--the greatest, by general consent, of any nationality in this century.  Robert Bartlett took ships to the north coast of Ellesmere Island, sledged to within 150 miles of the North Pole, made twenty-two voyages into the Canadian Arctic, and six... Read more >
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Eleni
Eleni
Written by Nicholas Gage
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ISBN: 9780307760647
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Eleni

Written by Nicholas Gage


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $12.99

"A devoted and brilliant achievement." The New York Review of Books

In 1948, as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist "camps" behind the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, 41, defied the traditions of her small village and the terror of the communist insurgents to arrange for the escape... Read more >
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