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Yours in Truth
Yours in Truth
Written by Jeff Himmelman
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ISBN: 9780679603641
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Yours in Truth
A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee
Written by Jeff Himmelman


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $13.99

“I hope we’re as good friends when you finish your book as we are now,” Ben Bradlee, the legendary former executive editor of The Washington Post, told Jeff Himmelman in March 2010. “But I don’t give a [expletive deleted] what you write about me.”
 
So begins Yours in Truth, an... Read more >
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Grace and Grit
Grace and Grit
Written by Lilly Ledbetter and Lanier Scott Isom
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ISBN: 9780307887931
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Grace and Grit
My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond
Written by Lilly Ledbetter and Lanier Scott Isom


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $11.99

The courageous story of the woman at the center of the historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act--her fight for equal rights in the workplace, and how her determination became a victory for the nation.
 
Lilly Ledbetter was born in a house with no running water or... Read more >
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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!"
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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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Dutch
Dutch
Written by Edmund Morris, Read by Edmund Morris
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ISBN: 9780307943637
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A Memoir of Ronald Reagan
Written by Edmund Morris
Read by Edmund Morris


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On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $20.00

This book, the only biography ever authorized by a sitting President--yet written with complete interpretive freedom--is as revolutionary in method as it is formidable in scholarship. When Ronald Reagan moved into the White House in 1981, one of his first literary guests was Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Theodore... Read more >
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Mandela
Mandela
Written by Anthony Sampson
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ISBN: 9780307814029
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Mandela
The Authorized Biography
Written by Anthony Sampson


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $12.99

Nelson Mandela, who emerged from twenty-six years of political imprisonment to lead South Africa out of apartheid and into democracy, is perhaps the world's most admired leader, a man whose life has been led with exemplary courage and inspired conviction.

Now Anthony Sampson, who has known Mandela since 1951 and has been... Read more >
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The Mind of War
John Boyd and American Security
Written by Grant Hammond


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $17.95

The ideas of US Air Force Colonel John Boyd have transformed American military policy and practice. A first-rate fighter pilot and a self-taught scholar, he wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat; spearheaded the design of both of the Air Force's premier fighters, the F-15 and the F-16; and shaped... Read more >
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Sarge
The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver
Written by Scott Stossel


Format: eBook0
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $15.99

As founder of the Peace Corps, Head Start, the Special Olympics (with wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver), and other organizations, Sargent Shriver was a key social and political figure whose influence continues to the present day. This authorized biography, exhaustively researched and finely rendered by Scott Stossel (deputy editor of The Atlantic)... Read more >
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Sarge
Sarge
Written by Scott Stossel
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Sarge
The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver
Written by Scott Stossel


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $19.95

As founder of the Peace Corps, Head Start, the Special Olympics (with wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver), and other organizations, Sargent Shriver was a key social and political figure whose influence continues to the present day. This authorized biography, exhaustively researched and finely rendered by Scott Stossel (deputy editor of The Atlantic)... Read more >
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Arrows of the Night
Arrows of the Night
Written by Richard Bonin
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ISBN: 9780385535038
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Arrows of the Night
Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War
Written by Richard Bonin


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $13.99

In 1958, Ahmad Chalabi’s wealthy Shiite family was exiled from Iraq after a revolution that ultimately put Saddam Hussein in power. The young Chalabi devoted his life to restoring his family to prominence. His first coup attempt was in 1963 at age nineteen, while on a school break from MIT. His... Read more >
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Arrows of the Night
Arrows of the Night
Written by Richard Bonin, Read by Kaleo Griffith
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ISBN: 9780307940704
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Arrows of the Night
Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War
Written by Richard Bonin
Read by Kaleo Griffith


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On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $22.50

In 1958, Ahmad Chalabi’s wealthy Shiite family was exiled from Iraq after a revolution that ultimately put Saddam Hussein in power. The young Chalabi devoted his life to restoring his family to prominence. His first coup attempt was in 1963 at age nineteen, while on a school break from MIT. His... Read more >
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Cicero
Cicero
Written by Anthony Everitt
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ISBN: 9781588360342
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Cicero
The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician
Written by Anthony Everitt


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2011
Price: $13.99

“All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined.”
—John Adams

He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign... Read more >
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The Path to Power
The Path to Power
Written by Robert A. Caro
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ISBN: 9780307422576
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The Path to Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson I
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook0
On Sale: November 23, 2011
Price: $14.99

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to... 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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Michael Ignatieff
Michael Ignatieff
Written by Derrick O'Keefe
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ISBN: 9781844676156
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Michael Ignatieff
The Lesser Evil?
Written by Derrick O'Keefe


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.95

One of the most influential intellectuals in the English-speaking world, Michael Ignatieff’s story is generally understood to be that of an ambitious, accomplished progressive politician and writer, whose work and thought fit within an enlightened political tradition valuing human rights and diversity. Here, journalist Derrick O’Keefe argues otherwise. In this scrupulous... Read more >
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No Higher Honor
No Higher Honor
Written by Condoleezza Rice
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ISBN: 9780307587862
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No Higher Honor
A Memoir of My Years in Washington
Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $35.00

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government.  In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes... Read more >
No Higher Honor
No Higher Honor
Written by Condoleezza Rice
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ISBN: 9780307952479
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No Higher Honor
A Memoir of My Years in Washington
Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: eBook, 784 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government.  In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes... Read more >
No Higher Honor
No Higher Honor
Written by Condoleezza Rice, Read by Condoleezza Rice
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ISBN: 9780307966971
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No Higher Honor
A Memoir of My Years in Washington
Written by Condoleezza Rice
Read by Condoleezza Rice


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On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $60.00

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government.  In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes... Read more >
No Higher Honor
No Higher Honor
Written by Condoleezza Rice, Read by Condoleezza Rice
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No Higher Honor
A Memoir of My Years in Washington
Written by Condoleezza Rice
Read by Condoleezza Rice


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On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $30.00

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government.  In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes... Read more >
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Ben-Gurion
Ben-Gurion
Written by Shimon Peres and David Landau
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ISBN: 9780805242829
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Ben-Gurion
A Political Life
Written by Shimon Peres and David Landau


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $25.95

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Israel’s current president gives us a dramatic and revelatory biography of Israel’s founding father and first prime minister.
 
Shimon Peres was in his early twenties when he first met David Ben-Gurion. Although the state that Ben-Gurion would lead through war and peace had not yet declared its...

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Ben-Gurion
Ben-Gurion
Written by Shimon Peres and David Landau
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Ben-Gurion
A Political Life
Written by Shimon Peres and David Landau


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $15.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Israel’s current president gives us a dramatic and revelatory biography of Israel’s founding father and first prime minister.
 
Shimon Peres was in his early twenties when he first met David Ben-Gurion. Although the state that Ben-Gurion would lead through war and peace had not yet declared its...

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Dutch
Dutch
Written by Edmund Morris
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ISBN: 9780307791429
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Dutch
A Memoir of Ronald Reagan
Written by Edmund Morris


Format: eBook, 912 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

This book, the only biography ever authorized by a sitting President--yet written with complete interpretive freedom--is as revolutionary in method as it is formidable in scholarship. When Ronald Reagan moved into the White House in 1981, one of his first literary guests was Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Theodore...

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Trudeau Transformed
Trudeau Transformed
Written by Max Nemni and Monique Nemni
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ISBN: 9780771051265
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Trudeau Transformed
The Shaping of a Statesman 1944-1965
Written by Max Nemni and Monique Nemni


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On Sale: October 17, 2011
Price: $19.99

This groundbreaking biography continues the story begun in Young Trudeau, taking Canada's legendary Prime Minister from his pro-fascist youth all the way to his entry into federal politics as a crusading Liberal democrat.

When he went to Harvard in 1944, Pierre Trudeau was twenty-five, a recent graduate of the University of Montreal... Read more >
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Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Written by Condoleezza Rice
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Extraordinary, Ordinary People
A Memoir of Family
Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $15.00

Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist.  Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman...

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A Covert Life
A Covert Life
Written by Ted Morgan
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ISBN: 9780307805669
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A Covert Life
Jay Lovestone: Communist, Anti-Communist, and Spymaster
Written by Ted Morgan


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $11.99

The extraordinary life of Jay Lovestone is one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century. A Lithuanian immigrant who came to the United States in 1897, Lovestone rose to leadership in the Communist Party of America, only to fall out with Moscow and join the anti-Communist establishment after the... Read more >
Mao
Mao
Written by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
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ISBN: 9780307807137
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Mao
The Unknown Story
Written by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday


Format: eBook, 864 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $14.99

The most authoritative life of the Chinese leader every written, Mao: The Unknown Story is based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao’s close circle in China who have never talked before — and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him. It...

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