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Unforgivable Blackness
Unforgivable Blackness
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
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ISBN: 9780307492371
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Unforgivable Blackness
The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: August 4, 2010
Price: $13.99

In this vivid biography Geoffrey C. Ward brings back to life the most celebrated — and the most reviled — African American of his age.

Jack Johnson battled his way out of obscurity and poverty in the Jim Crow South to win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. At... 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: 9780385527194
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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: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $14.99

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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Krishnamacharya
Krishnamacharya
Written by A.G. Mohan
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ISBN: 9781590308004
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Krishnamacharya
His Life and Teachings
Written by A.G. Mohan


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $18.95

Here is a personal tribute to “the father of modern yoga” Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students—including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar... Read more >
The First American
The First American
Written by H.W. Brands
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ISBN: 9780307754943
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The First American
The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: eBook, 784 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2010
Price: $13.99

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He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination. Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography.

Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin... Read more >
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Betsy Ross and the Making of America
Betsy Ross and the Making of America
Written by Marla R. Miller, Read by Dana Green
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ISBN: 9780307750600
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Betsy Ross and the Making of America

Written by Marla R. Miller
Read by Dana Green


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On Sale: April 27, 2010
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The House of Wittgenstein
The House of Wittgenstein
Written by Alexander Waugh
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ISBN: 9780307278722
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The House of Wittgenstein
A Family at War
Written by Alexander Waugh


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
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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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The Publisher
The Publisher
Written by Alan Brinkley
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ISBN: 9780307592910
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The Publisher

Written by Alan Brinkley


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $13.99

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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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Written by Benvenuto Cellini, Introduction by James Fenton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307592743
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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

Written by Benvenuto Cellini
Introduction by James Fenton


Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $28.00

Here is the most important autobiography from Renaissance Italy and one of the most spirited and colorful from any time or place, in a translation widely recognized as the most faithful to the energy and spirit of the original.

Benvenuto Cellini was both a beloved artist in sixteenth-century Florence and a passionate... Read more >
Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan
Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan
Edited by Ralph E. Weber and Ralph A. Weber
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ISBN: 9780307487438
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Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan
Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan
Edited by Ralph E. Weber and Ralph A. Weber


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

Ronald Reagan, one of America’s most beloved presidents, is now gone. But his voice lives on in this stirring and very personal collection of letters written during his presidency to his fellow Americans, showing us a new and surprisingly intimate side of our fortieth president.

During even the busiest times in... Read more >
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The Last Leaf
The Last Leaf
Written by Stuart Lutz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616141622
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The Last Leaf
Voices of History's Last-Known Survivors
Written by Stuart Lutz


Format: Hardcover, 370 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $26.00

On December 3, 2009, Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last living American survivor of World War I, testified before the United States Senate in support of creating a National WWI Memorial in Washington DC. The 108-year-old veteran’s visit to Capitol Hill was covered in-depth by the Associated Press and CNN, among others... Read more >
Armenian Golgotha
Armenian Golgotha
Written by Grigoris Balakian, Translated by Peter Balakian
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ISBN: 9781400096770
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Armenian Golgotha

Written by Grigoris Balakian
Translated by Peter Balakian


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $20.00

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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Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire
Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire
Written by Flora Fraser
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ISBN: 9780307277930
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Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

Written by Flora Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $16.95

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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Yehuda Halevi
Yehuda Halevi
Written by Hillel Halkin
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ISBN: 9780805242065
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Yehuda Halevi

Written by Hillel Halkin


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $25.00

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.
 
Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher... Read more >
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Yehuda Halevi
Yehuda Halevi
Written by Hillel Halkin
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ISBN: 9780805242836
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Yehuda Halevi

Written by Hillel Halkin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $14.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.
 
Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher... Read more >
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Angels and Ages
Angels and Ages
Written by Adam Gopnik
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ISBN: 9780307455307
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Angels and Ages
Lincoln, Darwin, and the Birth of the Modern Age
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00

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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Maimonides
Maimonides
Written by Joel L. Kraemer
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ISBN: 9780385512008
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Maimonides
The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds
Written by Joel L. Kraemer


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $19.00

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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Wedlock
Wedlock
Written by Wendy Moore
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ISBN: 9780307383372
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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: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00

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 Lady in the Tower
The Lady in the Tower
Written by Alison Weir
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ISBN: 9780345519788
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The Lady in the Tower
The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Written by Alison Weir


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

BONUS: This edition contains a The Lady in the Tower discussion guide and an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.

Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison... Read more >
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Mistress of the Monarchy
Mistress of the Monarchy
Written by Alison Weir
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ISBN: 9780345453242
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Mistress of the Monarchy
The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
Written by Alison Weir


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $17.00

Acclaimed author Alison Weir brings to life the extraordinary tale of Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who became one of the most crucial figures in the history of Great Britain. Born in the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was only twelve when she married Hugh Swynford, an impoverished knight. But her... Read more >
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A Shadow on the Household
A Shadow on the Household
Written by Bryan Prince
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ISBN: 9780771071263
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A Shadow on the Household
One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom
Written by Bryan Prince


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $16.95

The extraordinary story of one couple’s determination to free themselves and their children from slavery and make a new life in Canada

Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north from enslavement in the United States to freedom in Canada. Many were... Read more >
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Hugh Williamson
Hugh Williamson
Written by George F. Sheldon
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ISBN: 9781591027706
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Hugh Williamson
Physician, Patriot, and Founding Father
Written by George F. Sheldon


Format: Trade Paperback, 361 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2009
Price: $39.00

Hugh Williamson (1735-1819) was a physician, a member of the educated intelligentsia in colonial America, and a signer of the US Constitution. Although he is one of the lesser-known Founding Fathers, he has been likened to Benjamin Franklin for his breadth of interest spanning science, medicine, government public policy, and Hamiltonian... Read more >
Just Watch Me
Just Watch Me
Written by John English
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ISBN: 9780307372987
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Just Watch Me
The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau: 1968-2000
Written by John English


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $16.99

This magnificent second volume, written with exclusive access to Trudeau’s private papers and letters, completes what the Globe and Mail called “the most illuminating Trudeau portrait yet written” — sweeping us from sixties’ Trudeaumania to his final days when he debated his faith.

His life is one of Canada’s most engrossing stories... Read more >
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My Father's Bonus March
My Father's Bonus March
Written by Adam Langer
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ISBN: 9780385530286
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My Father's Bonus March

Written by Adam Langer


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $12.99

To his friends, Seymour Langer was one of the brightest kids to emerge from Chicago’s Depression-era Jewish West Side. To his family, he was a driven and dedicated physician, a devoted father and husband. But to his Adam, youngest son, Seymour was also an enigma: a somewhat distant figure to whom... Read more >
Citizen of the World
Citizen of the World
Written by John English
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ISBN: 9780307373588
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Citizen of the World
The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Volume One: 1919-1968
Written by John English


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 15, 2009
Price: $15.99

One of the most important, exciting biographies of our time: the definitive, major two-volume biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau – written with unprecedented, complete access to Trudeau’s enormous cache of private letters and papers.

Bestselling biographer John English gets behind the public record and existing glancing portraits of Trudeau to reveal the... Read more >
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Fromms
Fromms
Written by Gotz Aly and Michael Sontheimer, Translated by Shelley Frisch
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590512968
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Fromms
How Julius Fromm's Condom Empire Fell to the Nazis
Written by Gotz Aly and Michael Sontheimer
Translated by Shelley Frisch


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $23.95

If you wanted to buy a top-quality condom in prewar Germany, you bought Fromms Act, the first brand name condom and still a leading brand in the German market. The man behind this "pure German quality product" was Julius Fromm, a Jewish entrepreneur who had immigrated from Russia as a child... Read more >
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