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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
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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.


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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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Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
Written by Paul Martin
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ISBN: 9780771056932
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Hell or High Water
My Life in and out of Politics
Written by Paul Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 504 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $18.95

National bestseller

Paul Martin was the Prime Minister we never really knew — in this memoir he emerges as a fascinating flesh and blood man, still working hard to make a better world.

“The next thing you know, I was in a jail cell.” (Chapter 2)

“From the moment I flipped his truck... Read more >
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Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
Written by Paul Martin
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ISBN: 9781551993324
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Hell or High Water
My Life in and out of Politics
Written by Paul Martin


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $14.99

National bestseller

Paul Martin was the Prime Minister we never really knew — in this memoir he emerges as a fascinating flesh and blood man, still working hard to make a better world.

“The next thing you know, I was in a jail cell.” (Chapter 2)

“From the moment I flipped his truck... Read more >
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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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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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Towers of Stone
Towers of Stone
Written by Wojciech Jagielski, Translated by Soren A. Gauger
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ISBN: 9781583229002
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Towers of Stone
The Battle of Wills in Chechnya
Written by Wojciech Jagielski
Translated by Soren A. Gauger


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $19.95

In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army. Jagielski's narrative is told through the lens of two men: Shamil Basaev, a... Read more >
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First Ladies
First Ladies
Written by Margaret Truman
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ISBN: 9780307420541
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First Ladies
An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives
Written by Margaret Truman


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2009
Price: $11.99

This well-informed, intimate look at 29 women whose lives were intertwined with those who lead and have led this country presents forthright interviews with Lady Bird Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and others, while warmly recalling Pat Nixon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Ms. Truman's legendary frankness is present but so, too... Read more >
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Tears of the Desert
Tears of the Desert
Written by Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis
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ISBN: 9780345510464
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Tears of the Desert
A Memoir of Survival in Darfur
Written by Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $16.00

Born into the Zaghawa tribe in the Sudanese desert, Halima Bashir received a good education away from her rural surroundings (thanks to her doting, politically astute father) and at twenty-four became her village’s first formal doctor. Yet not even Bashir’s degree could protect her from the encroaching conflict that would consume... 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: 9781588368966
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Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome

Written by Anthony Everitt


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On Sale: September 1, 2009
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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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A Sense of Belonging
A Sense of Belonging
Written by Mel Martinez
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ISBN: 9780307405418
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A Sense of Belonging
From Castro's Cuba to the U.S. Senate, One Man's Pursuit of the American Dream
Written by Mel Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 25, 2009
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The remarkable story of how a teenager rescued from Castro’s Cuba rose to become a United States senator

The swift and improbable rise of Mel Martinez to the top echelon of America’s government began not with a political race but with a burst of gunfire. In April 1958, an eleven-year-old Martinez huddled... Read more >
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Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"
Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"
Written by Patrick J. Buchanan
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ISBN: 9780307405166
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Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"
How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World
Written by Patrick J. Buchanan


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2009
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Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment?

In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen–Winston Churchill first among them–the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust... Read more >
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Companero
Companero
Written by Jorge G. Castaņeda
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ISBN: 9780307555298
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Companero
The Life and Death of Che Guevara
Written by Jorge G. Castaņeda


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 16, 2009
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Cuando llegó el momento en que fue muerto en las selvas de Bolivia, donde su cuerpo fue exhibido como un Cristo destronado, Ernesto "Che  Guevara se había convertido en sinónimo de revolución en todas partes desde Cuba hasta los terrenos universitarios de los Estados Unidos. Esta biografía extraordinaria por uno de los... 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
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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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Dawn Dusk or Night
Dawn Dusk or Night
Written by Yasmina Reza
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Dawn Dusk or Night
A Year with Nicolas Sarkozy
Written by Yasmina Reza


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2009
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From celebrated playwright-novelist Yasmina Reza comes an unprecedented account of her year spent with French president Nicolas Sarkozy. This utterly unorthodox portrait is written in a captivatingly impressionistic style: their exchanges exist as a play of words and glances, framed as scenes from a headlong drama. Along the campaign trail, in... Read more >
Hugo!
The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution
Written by Bart Jones


Format: eBook, 600 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $22.95

Ruling elites in Venezuela, the United States and Europe, and even Hugo Chávez himself though for different reasons, have been eager to have the world view him as the heir to Fidel Castro. But the truth about this increasingly influential world leader is more complex, and more interesting.. The Chávez that... 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: 9780307459770
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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: eBook
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

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: 9780767932769
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Resilience
Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities
Written by Elizabeth Edwards


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2009
Price: $10.99

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 >
Resilience
Resilience
Written by Elizabeth Edwards, Read by Elizabeth Edwards
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ISBN: 9780307577191
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Resilience
Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities
Written by Elizabeth Edwards
Read by Elizabeth Edwards


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: May 8, 2009
Price: $25.00

Elizabeth Edwards is one of the most beloved political figures in the country and, on the surface, she seems to have led a charmed life. In many ways, she has. Beautiful family. Thriving career. Supportive friendships. But she’s no stranger to adversity. Many know of the strength she showed after her... Read more >
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Resilience
Resilience
Written by Elizabeth Edwards, Read by Elizabeth Edwards
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ISBN: 9780307577207
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Resilience
Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities
Written by Elizabeth Edwards
Read by Elizabeth Edwards


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On Sale: May 8, 2009
Price: $12.50

Elizabeth Edwards is one of the most beloved political figures in the country and, on the surface, she seems to have led a charmed life. In many ways, she has. Beautiful family. Thriving career. Supportive friendships. But she’s no stranger to adversity. Many know of the strength she showed after her... Read more >
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Signing Their Lives Away
Signing Their Lives Away
Written by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594743306
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Signing Their Lives Away

Written by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2009
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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Kingfish
Kingfish
Written by Richard White
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ISBN: 9780307535764
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Kingfish
The Reign of Huey P. Long
Written by Richard White


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

From the moment he took office as governor in 1928 to the day an assassin’s bullet cut him down in 1935, Huey Long wielded all but dictatorial control over the state of Louisiana. A man of shameless ambition and ruthless vindictiveness, Long orchestrated elections, hired and fired thousands at will, and... Read more >
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