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Princesses Behaving Badly
Princesses Behaving Badly
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594746444
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Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $19.95

You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn't always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest... Read more >
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Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $19.95

You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn't always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power—and all of... Read more >
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Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi
Written by Jung Chang
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307271600
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Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Written by Jung Chang


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $30.00

A New York Times Notable Book

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s...

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Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi
Written by Jung Chang
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ISBN: 9780385350372
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Empress Dowager Cixi

Written by Jung Chang


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $13.99

A New York Times Notable Book

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s...

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Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi
Written by Jung Chang, Read by Jolene Kim
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ISBN: 9780804149037
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Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Written by Jung Chang
Read by Jolene Kim


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $25.00

A New York Times Notable Book

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s...

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Queen Anne
Queen Anne
Written by Anne Somerset
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307962881
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Queen Anne
The Politics of Passion
Written by Anne Somerset


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $35.00

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. She had a history of personal misfortune, overcoming ill health (she...

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Queen Anne
Queen Anne
Written by Anne Somerset
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ISBN: 9780307962898
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Queen Anne
The Politics of Passion
Written by Anne Somerset


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $13.99

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. She had a history of personal misfortune, overcoming ill health (she...

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The Interior Castle
The Interior Castle
Written by Ann Hulbert
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151238
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The Interior Castle
The Art and Life of Jean Stafford
Written by Ann Hulbert


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2013
Price: $16.99

An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle of writers and critics that included Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Peter Taylor, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, and Robert Lowell, Stafford's first husband... Read more >
Book of Ages
Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307958341
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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $27.95

National Book Award Finalist

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother...

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Book of Ages
Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
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ISBN: 9780307958358
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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $13.99

National Book Award Finalist

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother...

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Fighting for Life
Fighting for Life
Written by S. Josephine Baker, Introduction by Helen Epstein
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177068
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Fighting for Life

Written by S. Josephine Baker
Introduction by Helen Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $16.95

New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable shops... Read more >
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Fighting for Life

Written by S. Josephine Baker
Introduction by Helen Epstein


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $16.95

New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable shops... Read more >
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Empty Mansions
Empty Mansions
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345534521
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Empty Mansions
The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $28.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American... Read more >
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Empty Mansions
Empty Mansions
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
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Empty Mansions
The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $13.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

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Empty Mansions
Empty Mansions
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Read by Kimberly Farr
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ISBN: 9780804149556
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Empty Mansions
The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Read by Kimberly Farr


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On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $22.50

When Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle... Read more >
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Residence Georgian Plantation
Residence Georgian Plantation
Written by Frances Anne Kemble
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ISBN: 9780307829672
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Residence Georgian Plantation

Written by Frances Anne Kemble


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $16.99

Fanny Kemble was one of the leading lights of the English theater in the nineteenth century. During a triumphant tour of America, she met and married a wealthy Philadelphian, Pierce Butler, part of whose fortune derived from his family’s vast cotton and rice plantation on the Sea Islands of Georgia. After... Read more >
Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar
Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar
Written by Virginia Vallejo
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ISBN: 9780345807052
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Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar

Written by Virginia Vallejo


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $15.95

En julio de 2006 un avión de la DEA sacó a Virginia Vallejo de Colombia. Su vida estaba en peligro por haberse convertido en el testigo clave de los dos procesos criminales más importantes de la segunda mitad del siglo veinte en su país: el asesinato de un candidato presidencial y... Read more >
On a Farther Shore
On a Farther Shore
Written by William Souder
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ISBN: 9780307462213
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On a Farther Shore
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring
Written by William Souder


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00

A New York Times Notable Book of 2012

Rachel Carson loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries. But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with the natural world. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and other pesticides that...

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Vayamos adelante
Vayamos adelante
Written by Sheryl Sandberg
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ISBN: 9780804170796
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Vayamos adelante
Las mujeres, el trabajo y la voluntad de liderar
Written by Sheryl Sandberg


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $11.99

A pesar de que las mujeres alcanzaron hace años niveles de educación similares a los de los hombres, ellos ostentan aún la gran mayoría de puestos directivos, tanto en las empresas como en los gobiernos. Por ello, las voces femeninas todavía no se escuchan por igual en las decisiones que más... Read more >
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Vayamos adelante
Vayamos adelante
Written by Sheryl Sandberg
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ISBN: 9780804170789
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Vayamos adelante
Las mujeres, el trabajo y la voluntad de liderar
Written by Sheryl Sandberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $14.95

A pesar de que las mujeres alcanzaron hace años niveles de educación similares a los de los hombres, ellos ostentan aún la gran mayoría de puestos directivos, tanto en las empresas como en los gobiernos. Por ello, las voces femeninas todavía no se escuchan por igual en las decisiones que más... Read more >
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The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

Written by Rosa Luxemburg
Edited by Annelies Laschitza, Georg Adler and Peter Hudis
Translated by George Shriver


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements––Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht––who were among her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Much of this correspondence appears for the first... Read more >
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The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg
The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg
Written by Rosa Luxemburg, Edited by Annelies Laschitza, Georg Adler and Peter Hudis, Translated by George Shriver
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ISBN: 9781781681077
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The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

Written by Rosa Luxemburg
Edited by Annelies Laschitza, Georg Adler and Peter Hudis
Translated by George Shriver


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements––Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht––who were among her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Much of this correspondence appears for the first... Read more >
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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Piper Kerman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812986181
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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
My Year in a Women's Prison
Written by Piper Kerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $16.00

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen... Read more >
Something Fierce
Something Fierce
Written by Carmen Aguirre
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345813831
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Something Fierce
Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
Written by Carmen Aguirre


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $8.99

Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and her sister went with them, quickly assuming double lives of their own. At eighteen, Carmen became a... Read more >
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Death of a Jewish American Princess
Death of a Jewish American Princess
Written by Shirley Frondorf
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831163
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Death of a Jewish American Princess
The True Story of a Victim on Trial
Written by Shirley Frondorf


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2013
Price: $11.99

In 1982, a sensational murder trial in Phoenix, Arizona, reverberated throughout the legal community. Restaurateur Steven Steinberg, who killed his wife by stabbing her 26 times, was acquitted; his legal defense portrayed the victim as an overpowering "Jewish American Princess" whose excesses may have provoked her violent end. Examining the structure... Read more >
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