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When Harlem Nearly Killed King
The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Hugh Pearson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $11.95

When Harlem Nearly Killed King spins the tale of a little-known episode in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. how, in 1958, King was stabbed by a deranged black woman in Harlem, and then saved by Harlem Hospital's most acclaimed African-American surgeon, using a little known and difficult procedure.

Pearson... Read more >
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The Comrade from Milan
The Comrade from Milan
Written by Rossana Rossanda, Translated by Romy Giuliani Clark
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844674206
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The Comrade from Milan

Written by Rossana Rossanda
Translated by Romy Giuliani Clark


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2010
Price: $49.95

In this much-lauded memoir, acclaimed for its blend of literary elegance and political passion, Rossana Rossanda, a legendary figure on the Italian left, reflects on a life of radical commitment.

Active as a communist militant in the Italian Resistance against fascism during World War Two, Rossanda rose rapidly in its aftermath, becoming... Read more >
Jesse James
Jesse James
Written by T.J. Stiles
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ISBN: 9780307773371
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Jesse James
Last Rebel of the Civil War
Written by T.J. Stiles


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2010
Price: $13.99

In this brilliant biography T. J. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Although he has often been portrayed as a Robin Hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal... Read more >
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Staying True
Staying True
Written by Jenny Sanford
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ISBN: 9780345522566
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Staying True

Written by Jenny Sanford


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.00

In this candid and compelling memoir, the first lady of South Carolina reveals the private ordeal behind her very public betrayal—and offers inspiration for anyone struggling to keep faith during life’s most trying times.

She’s been a successful investment banker, a mother of four, and the campaign manager for one of American... Read more >
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Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Written by Condoleezza Rice
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ISBN: 9780307719607
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Extraordinary, Ordinary People

Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $11.99

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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You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
A Personal History of Our Times
Written by Howard Zinn


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $16.00

Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at... Read more >
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The View from Alger's Window
The View from Alger's Window
Written by Tony Hiss
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ISBN: 9780307766298
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The View from Alger's Window
A Son's Memoir
Written by Tony Hiss


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $9.99

The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest... Read more >
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Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome
Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome
Written by Anthony Everitt
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ISBN: 9780812978148
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Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome

Written by Anthony Everitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $18.00

Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian’s thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of... Read more >
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Just Watch Me
Just Watch Me
Written by John English
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ISBN: 9780676975246
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Just Watch Me
The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Volume Two: 1968-2000
Written by John English


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $21.95

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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Young Trudeau: 1919-1944
Young Trudeau: 1919-1944
Written by Max Nemni and Monique Nemni, Translated by William Johnson
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ISBN: 9781551994000
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Young Trudeau: 1919-1944
Son of Quebec, Father of Canada
Written by Max Nemni and Monique Nemni
Translated by William Johnson


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 3, 2010
Price: $15.99

This book shines a light of devastating clarity on French-Canadian society in the 1930s and 1940s, when young elites were raised to be pro-fascist, and democratic and liberal were terms of criticism. The model leaders to be admired were good Catholic dictators like Mussolini, Salazar in Portugal, Franco in Spain, and... Read more >
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More Davids Than Goliaths
More Davids Than Goliaths
Written by Harold Ford Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307452153
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More Davids Than Goliaths
A Political Education
Written by Harold Ford Jr.


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $13.99

Harold Ford Jr. has long distinguished himself as a charismatic, results-oriented politician with fresh ideas. His career began at age 26 after he won his father’s Congressional seat, serving his Tennessee district for ten years. He stepped into the national spotlight with his electric keynote at the 2000 Democratic National Convention... Read more >
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Signing Their Lives Away

Written by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 1, 2010
Price: $19.95

In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence—yet how many of them do we actually remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic... Read more >
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Navigating a New World
Navigating a New World
Written by Lloyd Axworthy
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ISBN: 9780307368379
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Navigating a New World
Canada's Global Future
Written by Lloyd Axworthy


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 30, 2010
Price: $12.99

In Navigating a New World Lloyd Axworthy charts how we can become active citizens in the demanding world of the twenty-first century, to make it safer, more sustainable and more humane. Throughout he emphasizes the human story. As we meet refugees from civil war and drought, child soldiers and landmine victims... Read more >
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Reagan's Secret War
Reagan's Secret War
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson
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ISBN: 9780307238634
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Reagan's Secret War
The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $18.00

On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: “I will make the decisions.” As Reagan’s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the... Read more >
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Resilience
Resilience
Written by Elizabeth Edwards
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ISBN: 9780767931564
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Resilience
Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities
Written by Elizabeth Edwards


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $16.00

The bestselling author of Saving Graces shares her inspirational message on the challenges and blessings of coping with adversity.

She’s one of the most beloved political figures in the country, and on the surface, seems to have led a charmed life. In many ways, she has. Beautiful family. Thriving career. Supportive friendship... Read more >
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Resilience: The New Afterword
Resilience: The New Afterword
Written by Elizabeth Edwards
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ISBN: 9780307885401
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Resilience: The New Afterword

Written by Elizabeth Edwards


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $1.99

In the year since the publication of her second memoir, Resilience, Elizabeth Edwards has once again found herself living in the glare of the media spotlight.  Now, in an eloquent, intimate, and emotionally powerful new afterword to her #1 national bestselling book, she offers readers a window into her world at... Read more >
Charles W. Colson
Charles W. Colson
Written by Jonathan Aitken
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ISBN: 9780307551214
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Charles W. Colson
A Life Redeemed
Written by Jonathan Aitken


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $12.99

He was Nixon’s hatchet man. A jailed felon. And now, one of the most significant Christian leaders of our time. Here is his life story.

Charles Colson has become one of the most revered leaders of our time. His ministry outreach, Prison Fellowship, has swelled to 40,000 volunteers working in 100 countries... Read more >
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The Will of the People
The Will of the People
Written by Martin Gilbert
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ISBN: 9780307369222
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The Will of the People
Churchill and Parliamentary Democracy
Written by Martin Gilbert


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 18, 2010
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The Will of the People is an incisive, in-depth look at Winston Churchill’s lifelong commitment to parliamentary democracy. First elected at twenty-five, Churchill was still in the House of Commons sixty-four years later. By far the largest part of his life – of his working days and nights – was spent... Read more >
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Time Present, Time Past
Time Present, Time Past
Written by Bill Bradley
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ISBN: 9780307491947
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Time Present, Time Past
A Memoir
Written by Bill Bradley


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $9.99

During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for thoughtfulness, decency, and a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the rights of Native Americans. All these qualities inform this best-selling memoir, in which Bradley assesses his political career and the... Read more >
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Henry Clay
Henry Clay
Written by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler
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ISBN: 9781588369956
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Henry Clay
The Essential American
Written by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $13.99

He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full... Read more >
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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
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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 Woman Behind the New Deal
The Woman Behind the New Deal
Written by Kirstin Downey
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ISBN: 9781400078561
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The Woman Behind the New Deal
The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance,
Written by Kirstin Downey


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $16.95

“Kirstin Downey’s lively, substantive and—dare I say—inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins’ career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt’s character.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air
 
One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s closest friends and the first female secretary of labor, Perkins capitalized on the president’s... Read more >
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Young Stalin
Young Stalin
Written by Simon Sebag Montefiore
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ISBN: 9780307498922
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Young Stalin

Written by Simon Sebag Montefiore


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: December 9, 2009
Price: $13.99

Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary, and the merciless politician who shaped the Soviet Empire in his own brutal image: How Stalin became Stalin.


From the Trade Paperback... Read more >
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Stranger Among Friends
Stranger Among Friends
Written by David Mixner
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ISBN: 9780307429582
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Stranger Among Friends

Written by David Mixner


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

"From my fear of coming out to coming on strong in the struggle for human rights, this is my American journey, the story of an outsider on the inside, a gay man proudly committed to a life of standing up for freedom.

"President Clinton and I were born three days apart.  We had... Read more >
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Blacklisted by History
Blacklisted by History
Written by M. Stanton Evans
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ISBN: 9781400081066
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Blacklisted by History
The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies
Written by M. Stanton Evans


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2009
Price: $18.00

Accused of creating a bogus Red Scare and smearing countless innocent victims in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is universally remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. History has judged him such a loathsome figure that even today, a half century after his death, his name... Read more >
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