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Sometimes an Art

(Available January 20, 2015)
Sometimes an Art
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781101874479
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Sometimes an Art
Nine Essays on History
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $28.00

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always been elusive: How can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing... Read more >
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Sometimes an Art
Nine Essays on History
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $13.99

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always been elusive: How can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing... Read more >
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Moments Politiques
Moments Politiques
Written by Jacques Ranciere, Translated by Mary Foster
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ISBN: 9781609805333
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Moments Politiques

Written by Jacques Ranciere
Translated by Mary Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $17.95

How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political?

Moments Politiques finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... Read more >
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Moments Politiques

Written by Jacques Ranciere
Translated by Mary Foster


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $17.95

How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political?

Moments Politiques finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... Read more >
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Gottland
Gottland
Written by Mariusz Szczygiel, Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781612193137
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Gottland
Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia
Written by Mariusz Szczygiel
Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $25.95

Winner of the Europe Book Prize

One of Europe’s most preeminent investigative journalists travels to the Czech Republic—the Czech half of the former Czechoslovakia, the land that brought us Kafka—to explore the surreal fictions and the extraordinary reality of its twentieth century.

For example, there’s the story of the small businessman who... Read more >
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Gottland
Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia
Written by Mariusz Szczygiel
Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $25.95

Winner of the Europe Book Prize

One of Europe’s most preeminent investigative journalists travels to the Czech Republic—the Czech half of the former Czechoslovakia, the land that brought us Kafka—to explore the surreal fictions and the extraordinary reality of its twentieth century.

For example, there’s the story of the small businessman who... Read more >
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The D-Day Companion
Leading Historians explore history's greatest amphibious assault
Edited by Jane Penrose


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $9.99

Published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, ‘The D-Day Companion’ book brings together the perspectives and opinions of leading military historians from both sides of the Atlantic. Operation Overlord saw the Allied Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery pit their wits against Hitler in a bold bid to liberate continental... Read more >
This Living Hand
This Living Hand
Written by Edmund Morris
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812983227
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This Living Hand
And Other Essays
Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2013
Price: $18.00

When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, “You have the most precious gift of all—originality.” That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They... Read more >
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Reflections on the Civil War
Reflections on the Civil War
Written by Bruce Catton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307833310
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Reflections on the Civil War

Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 248 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $12.99

Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than life figures Lincoln and Lee to young John B. Read more >
Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land
Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land
Written by Andrew Wiest
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782001874
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Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land
The Vietnam War Revisited
Written by Andrew Wiest


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $13.95

From the Colonial War with France in the 1940s and 50s, through to the final evacuation of Saigon and beyond, each chapter of Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited, focuses on a different aspect of the Vietnam War. The 15 chapters are written by a diverse set... Read more >
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Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land
The Vietnam War Revisited
Written by Andrew Wiest


Format: eBook, 316 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

From the Introduction
In the end, then, the Vietnam War was a conflict of myriad complexities. It was a colonial war and a regional war. It was a total war and a limited war. It was a civil war, an insurgency and a conventional war - and indeed it varied from... Read more >
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Daily Rituals
Daily Rituals
Edited by Mason Currey
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307273604
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Daily Rituals
How Artists Work
Edited by Mason Currey


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $24.95

Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through...

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Daily Rituals
Daily Rituals
Edited by Mason Currey
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ISBN: 9780307962379
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Daily Rituals
How Artists Work
Edited by Mason Currey


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $13.99

Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through...

Read more >
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The Woman from Hamburg
and Other True Stories
Written by Hanna Krall


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $8.99

In twelve nonfiction tales, Hanna Krall reveals how the lives of World War II survivors are shaped in surprising ways by the twists and turns of historical events. A paralytic Jewish woman starts walking after her husband is suffocated by fellow Jews afraid that his coughing would reveal their hiding place... Read more >
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Eight Pieces of Empire
Eight Pieces of Empire
Written by Lawrence Scott Sheets
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307395832
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Eight Pieces of Empire
A 20-Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse
Written by Lawrence Scott Sheets


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $16.00

Not with a bang, but with a quiet, ten-minute address on Christmas Day, 1991: this is how the Soviet Union met its end. But in the wake of that one deceptively calm moment, conflict and violence soon followed. Some of the emergent new countries began to shed totalitarianism while other sought to... Read more >
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This Living Hand
This Living Hand
Written by Edmund Morris
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ISBN: 9780679644668
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This Living Hand
And Other Essays
Written by Edmund Morris


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.99

When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, “You have the most precious gift of all—originality.” That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They... Read more >
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This Living Hand
This Living Hand
Written by Edmund Morris, Read by Edmund Morris
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449011867
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This Living Hand
And Other Essays
Written by Edmund Morris
Read by Edmund Morris


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $27.50

When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, “You have the most precious gift of all—originality.” That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Part of Our Time
Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties
Written by Murray Kempton
Introduction by David Remnick


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 17, 2012
Price: $16.95

Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the time, Kempton examines with the insight and imagination of a novelist the men and women who embraced, grappled with... Read more >
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Progressive Historians
Progressive Historians
Written by Richard Hofstadter
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ISBN: 9780307809605
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Progressive Historians

Written by Richard Hofstadter


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 29, 2012
Price: $13.99

Richard Hofstadter, the distinguished historian and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, brilliantly assesses the ideas and contributions of the three major American interpretive historians of the twentieth century:  Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles A. Beard and V.L. Parrington. These men, whose views of history were shaped in large part by the... Read more >
Eight Pieces of Empire
Eight Pieces of Empire
Written by Lawrence Scott Sheets
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307888853
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Eight Pieces of Empire
A 20-Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse
Written by Lawrence Scott Sheets


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

A two-decade journey, panoramic in scope yet intimate in detail, through the hopes, sorrows, and conflagrations of an unraveled empire and the people living in it.

Not with a bang, but with a quiet, ten-minute address on Christmas Day 1991: this is how the Soviet Union met its end. Lawrence Scott Sheets... Read more >
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The Trumpet of Conscience
The Trumpet of Conscience
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780807001707
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The Trumpet of Conscience

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $12.00

In November and December 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Massey Lecture Series of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Immediately released under the title Conscience for Change after King’s assassination, it was republished as The Trumpet of Conscience. Each oration speaks prophetically to today’s perils, addressing issues...

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Staging the People
Staging the People
Written by Jacques Ranciere, Translated by David Fernbach
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844676972
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Staging the People
The Proletarian and His Double
Written by Jacques Ranciere
Translated by David Fernbach


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $29.95

These essays from the 1970s mark the inception of the distinctive project that Jacques Rancière has pursued across forty years, with four interwoven themes: the study of working-class identity, of its philosophical interpretation, of “heretical” knowledge and of the relationship between work and leisure. For the short-lived journal Les Révoltes Logiques... Read more >
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The Trumpet of Conscience
The Trumpet of Conscience
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807000717
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The Trumpet of Conscience

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $22.00

In November and December 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Massey Lecture Series of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The collection was immediately released as a book under the title Conscience for Change, but after King’s assassination in 1968, it was republished as The Trumpet of Conscience....

Read more >
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The Trumpet of Conscience

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 13, 2010
Price: $22.00

In November and December 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Massey Lecture Series of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The collection was immediately released as a book under the title Conscience for Change, but after King’s assassination in 1968, it was republished as The Trumpet of Conscience....

Read more >
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The American Idea
The American Idea
Edited by Robert Vare
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307481405
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The American Idea
The Best of the Atlantic Monthly
Edited by Robert Vare


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $12.99

“What is ‘the American idea’? It is the fractious, maddening approach to the conduct of human affairs that values equality despite its elusiveness, that values democracy despite its debasement, that values pluralism despite its messiness, that values the institutions of civic culture despite their flaws, and that values public life as... Read more >
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