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Denmark Vesey
Denmark Vesey
Written by David M. Robertson
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ISBN: 9780307483737
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Denmark Vesey
The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It
Written by David M. Robertson


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 7, 2009
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In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, David Robertson illuminates the shadowy figure who planned a slave rebellion so daring that, if successful, it might have changed the face of the antebellum South. This is the story of a man who, like Nat Turner, Marcus Garvey, and Malcolm X, is... Read more >
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Mrs. Robert E. Lee
Mrs. Robert E. Lee
Written by John Perry
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ISBN: 9780307568793
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Mrs. Robert E. Lee
The Lady of Arlington
Written by John Perry


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On Sale: October 7, 2009
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Many know about her husband, Robert E. Lee, and her great-grandmother, Martha Washington; many have visited the cemetery that now occupies her family estate. But few today know much about Mary Custis Lee herself. Chronically ill and often in excruciating pain, Mary raised seven children, faithfully witnessing to her husband for... Read more >
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Gertruda's Oath
Gertruda's Oath
Written by Ram Oren, Translated by Barbara Harshav
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ISBN: 9780385530569
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Gertruda's Oath
A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II
Written by Ram Oren
Translated by Barbara Harshav


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

Trapped in the horrors of World War II, a woman and a child embark on a journey of survival in this page-turning true story that recalls the power and the poignancy of Schindler’s List.

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old... Read more >
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Too Close to the Sun
Too Close to the Sun
Written by Sara Wheeler
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ISBN: 9780812968927
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Too Close to the Sun
The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton
Written by Sara Wheeler


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $18.00

A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Denys Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable Out of Africa. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer.

Born to an old aristocratic... Read more >
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Toussaint Louverture
Toussaint Louverture
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
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ISBN: 9780307548191
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Toussaint Louverture

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2009
Price: $11.99

At the end of the 1700s, French Saint Domingue was the richest and most brutal colony in the Western Hemisphere. A mere twelve years later, however, Haitian rebels had defeated the Spanish, British, and French and declared independence after the first—and only—successful slave revolt in history. Much of the success of... Read more >
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Gandhi & Churchill
Gandhi & Churchill
Written by Arthur Herman
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ISBN: 9780553383768
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Gandhi & Churchill
The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $20.00



In this fascinating and meticulously researched book, bestselling historian Arthur Herman sheds new light on two of the most universally recognizable icons of the twentieth century, and reveals how their forty-year rivalry sealed the fate of India and the British Empire.

They were born worlds apart: Winston Churchill to Britain’s most glamorous... Read more >
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Armenian Golgotha
Armenian Golgotha
Written by Grigoris Balakian, Translated by Peter Balakian and Aris Sevag
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ISBN: 9780307262882
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Armenian Golgotha

Written by Grigoris Balakian
Translated by Peter Balakian and Aris Sevag


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $35.00

Never before in English, Armenian Golgotha is the most dramatic and comprehensive eyewitness account of the first modern genocide.

On April 24, 1915, the priest Grigoris Balakian was arrested along with some 250 other intellectuals and leaders of Constantinople’s Armenian community. It was the beginning of the Ottoman Turkish government’s systematic attempt... Read more >
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Armenian Golgotha
Armenian Golgotha
Written by Grigoris Balakian
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ISBN: 9780307271389
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Armenian Golgotha

Written by Grigoris Balakian


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $14.99

On April 24, 1915, Grigoris Balakian was arrested along with some 250 other leaders of Constantinople’s Armenian community. It was the beginning of the Ottoman Empire’s systematic attempt to eliminate the Armenian people from Turkey—a campaign that continued through World War I and the fall of the empire. Over the next... Read more >
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Meriwether Lewis
Meriwether Lewis
Written by Thomas C. Danisi and John C. Jackson, Foreword by Robert J. Moore, Jr. PH.D.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591027027
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Meriwether Lewis

Written by Thomas C. Danisi and John C. Jackson
Foreword by Robert J. Moore, Jr. PH.D.


Format: Hardcover, 424 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $28.99

October 11, 2009 marks the bicentennial of Meriwether Lewis’s death. As the leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, an epic exploration of uncharted territory west of the Mississippi, Lewis has been the subject of several biographies, yet much of the published information is unreliable. A number of myths surrounding his... Read more >
Wedlock
Wedlock
Written by Wendy Moore
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ISBN: 9780307452238
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Wedlock
The True Story of the Disastrous Marriage and Remarkable Divorce of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore
Written by Wendy Moore


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $11.99

With the death of her fabulously wealthy coal magnate father when she was just eleven, Mary Eleanor Bowes became the richest heiress in Britain. An ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II, Mary grew to be a highly educated young woman, winning acclaim as a playwright and botanist. Courted by a bevy of... Read more >
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The Code of Love
The Code of Love
Written by Andro Linklater
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ISBN: 9780307480927
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The Code of Love
An Astonishing True Tale of Secrets, Love, and War
Written by Andro Linklater


Format: eBook, 308 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2009
Price: $11.99

For fifty years, Pamela Kirrage longed to unlock the secrets of her husband’s encrypted war diary. She was on the verge of giving up when she at last found a mathematician who became as obsessed with learning the secrets of the diary as she was. After months of painstaking investigation, he... Read more >
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The House of Wittgenstein
The House of Wittgenstein
Written by Alexander Waugh
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ISBN: 9780385526722
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The House of Wittgenstein
A Family at War
Written by Alexander Waugh


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $13.99

The House of Wittgenstein is the grand saga of a brilliant and tragic Viennese family whose members included a famous philosopher and the world's greatest one-handed classical pianist.

The Wittgenstein family was one of the wealthiest, most talented, and most eccentric in European history, held together by a fanatical love of music... Read more >
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Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire
Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire
Written by Flora Fraser
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ISBN: 9780307271310
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Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

Written by Flora Fraser


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
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From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister, with color photos, paintings, and illustrations.
 
Considered by many in Europe to be the most beautiful woman at the turn of the nineteenth century, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent... Read more >
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Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Written by Sylvia Morris
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ISBN: 9780307522771
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Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Portrait of a First Lady
Written by Sylvia Morris


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
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Edith Kermit Carow grew up in New York City in the same circles as did Theodore Roosevelt. But only after TR's first wife died at age twenty-two did the childhood friends forge one of the most successful romantic and political partnerships in American history. Sylvia Jukes Morris's access to previously unpublished... Read more >
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Angels and Ages
Angels and Ages
Written by Adam Gopnik
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ISBN: 9780307271211
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Angels and Ages
A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2009
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In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution. Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in 1809 and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history and our understanding of man’s place in the world. Here... Read more >
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Growing Up X
Growing Up X
Written by Ilyasah Shabazz
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ISBN: 9780307529138
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Growing Up X

Written by Ilyasah Shabazz


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
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“Ilyasah Shabazz has written a compelling and lyrical coming-of-age story as well as a candid and heart-warming tribute to her parents. Growing Up X is destined to become a classic.”
–SPIKE LEE

February 21, 1965: Malcolm X is assassinated in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom. June 23, 1997: After surviving for a remarkable twenty-two days... Read more >
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Beneath My Feet
Beneath My Feet
Written by Phil Jenkins
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ISBN: 9781551991535
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Beneath My Feet
The Memoirs of George Mercer Dawson
Written by Phil Jenkins


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On Sale: January 13, 2009
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George Mercer Dawson is a towering figure in Canadian history — and science — as the man who led the Geological Survey during its exploration of the Canadian West, mostly from horseback or from a canoe. A tough job for anyone, it was an extraordinary achievement for Dawson. Born in 1849... Read more >
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The Lincolns
The Lincolns
Written by Daniel Mark Epstein
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The Lincolns
Portrait of a Marriage
Written by Daniel Mark Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
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Although the private lives of political couples have in our era become front-page news, the true story of this extraordinary and tragic first family has never been fully told. The Lincolns eclipses earlier accounts with riveting new information that makes husband and wife, president and first lady, come alive in all... Read more >
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Leonardo's Universe
Leonardo's Universe
Written by Bulent Atalay and Keith Wamsley
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ISBN: 9781426202858
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Leonardo's Universe
The Renaissance World of Leonardo DaVinci
Written by Bulent Atalay and Keith Wamsley


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $35.00

A veritable rock star in the book world some five centuries after his birth, Leonardo Da Vinci is a man for the ages. Millions of readers hungrily ponder the mysteries behind his sketch-filled notebooks, radical inventions, and enigmatic paintings. This stunning book, like no other on the market, explores the master’s... Read more >
A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska
A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska
Written by Hannah Breece
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ISBN: 9780307490544
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A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska
The Story of Hannah Breece
Written by Hannah Breece


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
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When Hannah Breece came to Alaska in 1904, it was a remote lawless wilderness of prospectors, murderous bootleggers, tribal chiefs, and Russian priests.  She spent fourteen years educating Athabascans, Aleuts, Inuits, and Russians with the stubborn generosity of a born teacher and the clarity of an original and independent mind.  Jane Jacobs, Hannah's... Read more >
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Amerigo
Amerigo
Written by Felipe Fernández-Armesto 
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ISBN: 9780307512550
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Amerigo
The Man Who Gave His Name to America
Written by Felipe Fernández-Armesto 


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
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In 1507, European cartographers were struggling to redraw their maps of the world and to name the newly found lands of the Western Hemisphere. The name they settled on: America, after Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure Florentine explorer.

In Amerigo, the award-winning scholar Felipe Fernández-Armesto answers the question “What’s in a name?” by... Read more >
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Bad Faith
Bad Faith
Written by Carmen Callil
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ISBN: 9780307481887
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Bad Faith
A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland and Vichy France
Written by Carmen Callil


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
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Bad Faith tells the story of one of history’s most despicable villains and con men—Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator and “Commissioner for Jewish Affairs” in France’s Vichy government.

Darquier set about to eliminate Jews in France with brutal efficiency, delivering 75,000 men, women, and children to the Nazis and confiscating Jewish... Read more >
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Maimonides
Maimonides
Written by Joel L. Kraemer
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ISBN: 9780385528511
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Maimonides
The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds
Written by Joel L. Kraemer


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $13.99

This authoritative biography of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential minds in all of human history, illuminates his life as a philosopher, physician, and lawgiver. A biography on a grand scale, it brilliantly explicates one man’s life against the background of the social, religious, and political issues of his time.

Maimonides... Read more >
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Undiplomatic Diaries
Undiplomatic Diaries
Written by Charles Ritchie
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Undiplomatic Diaries
1937-1971
Written by Charles Ritchie


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $24.99

With an Introduction by Allan Gotlieb

One of Canada’s most distinguished diplomats, Charles Ritchie was also a born diarist. Now, for the first time, Ritchie’s diplomatic diaries are collected in one complete volume, covering his entire career in the Canadian Foreign Service. Ritchie creates a startlingly vivid and perceptive portrait of daily... Read more >
Mr. Jefferson's Women
Mr. Jefferson's Women
Written by Jon Kukla
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Mr. Jefferson's Women

Written by Jon Kukla


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
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From the acclaimed author of A Wilderness So Immense comes a pioneering study of Thomas Jefferson's relationships with women, both personal and political.

The author of the Declaration of Independence, who wrote the words “all men are created equal,” was surprisingly uncomfortable with woman. In eight chapters, Kukla examines the evidence... Read more >
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