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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
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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
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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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Hitler
Hitler
Written by R. H. S. Stolfi
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616144746
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Hitler
Beyond Evil and Tyranny
Written by R. H. S. Stolfi


Format: Hardcover, 520 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $27.00

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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Colonel Roosevelt
Colonel Roosevelt
Written by Edmund Morris
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ISBN: 9780375757075
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Colonel Roosevelt

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
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This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, marks the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. What...

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The Siren Years
The Siren Years
Written by Charles Ritchie
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ISBN: 9781551996783
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The Siren Years
A Canadian Diplomat Abroad 1937-1945
Written by Charles Ritchie


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 5, 2011
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Charles Ritchie, one of Canada’s most distinguished diplomats, was a born diarist, a man whose daily record of his life is so well written that it leaps from the page.

In wartime England, Ritchie, as Second Secretary at the Canadian High Commission, served as private secretary to Vincent Massey, whose second-in-command... Read more >
An Appetite for Life
An Appetite for Life
Written by Charles Ritchie
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ISBN: 9781551996776
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An Appetite for Life
The Education of a Young Diarist, 1924-1927
Written by Charles Ritchie


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

Charles Ritchie’s first volume of diaries, The Siren Years, created a sensation when it was published in 1974. Besides winning the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, it was hailed by reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic. An Appetite for Life, his second volume, first published in 1977, deals with his... Read more >
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My Grandfather's House
My Grandfather's House
Written by Charles Ritchie
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ISBN: 9781551996813
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My Grandfather's House

Written by Charles Ritchie


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

In this book, Charles Ritchie looks back at some of the characters that peopled his childhood and youth, in the years before his brilliant career in Canada’s diplomatic corps began. In these essays we are introduced to his uncles, Harry “Bimbash” Stewart and the dashing, doomed Charlie Stewart; to his indomitable... Read more >
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Magellan

Written by Stefan Zweig
Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $14.99

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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The Fall of the House of Zeus
The Fall of the House of Zeus
Written by Curtis Wilkie
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ISBN: 9780307460714
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The Fall of the House of Zeus
The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
Written by Curtis Wilkie


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00

“Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.”
—Douglas Brinkley
 
The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former... Read more >
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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter
Written by Robert K. Massie, Read by Geoffrey Howard
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ISBN: 9780307970237
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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter

Written by Robert K. Massie
Read by Geoffrey Howard


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $20.00

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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Heart So Hungry
Heart So Hungry
Written by Randall Silvis
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ISBN: 9780307365934
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Heart So Hungry
A Woman's Extraordinary Journey into the Labrador Wilderness
Written by Randall Silvis


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

A gripping cold weather, true-life adventure, Heart So Hungry tells the story of a race across Labrador and one woman’s determination — inspired by grief and fed by outrage — to set the record straight.

A remarkable adventure, a love story and a thrilling race are all front and centre in this... Read more >
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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
Price: $19.99

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
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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: $14.99

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
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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: $2.99

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
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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
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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
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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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Great Soul

Written by Joseph Lelyveld


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $13.99

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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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 >
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