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Malvern College
A 150th Anniversary Portrait
Written by Roy Allen


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $11.99

"I remember the 25th January very well. The
only house finished was McDowall’s (No. 1)
and about fourteen of us assembled there.
It had snowed all night, and in the morning
was about two feet deep and drifted against
the bank in places five and six feet. We cut
our way up with improvised shovels and
finally got... Read more >
Cubed

(Available January 6, 2015)
Cubed
Written by Nikil Saval
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345802804
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Cubed
The Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95

A New York Times Notable Book Daily Beast Best Nonfiction of 2014

“Man is born free, but he is everywhere in cubicles.”

How did we get from Scrooge’s office to “Office Space”? From bookkeepers in dark countinghouses to freelancers in bright cafes?  What would the world be like without the vertical file cabinet? What would...

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Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

Written by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $24.95

Selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. 

New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence)... Read more >
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Behind the Christmas Tree
Behind the Christmas Tree
Written by Stephen Nissenbaum
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101911518
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Behind the Christmas Tree
The Surprising Story of a German Abolitionist Radical and America's Favorite Evergreen
Written by Stephen Nissenbaum


Format: eBook, 16 pages
On Sale: December 9, 2014
Price: $0.99

An eBook short.

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Battle for Christmas, here is the story of America's first reported Christmas tree: a tale of antislavery and radical German philosophy, a popular British travel writer and Boston Brahmin elites, the education of nineteenth-century children and candles blowing in the wind. 

Now-forgotten chronicler Harriet Martineau immortalized what became known as... Read more >
Debt - Updated and Expanded
The First 5,000 Years
Written by David Graeber


Format: eBook, 566 pages
On Sale: December 9, 2014
Price: $30.00

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The Walrus and the Elephants
The Walrus and the Elephants
Written by James A. Mitchell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609805760
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The Walrus and the Elephants
John Lennon's Years of Revolution
Written by James A. Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: December 9, 2014
Price: $17.95

Nineteen-seventy-one was the year John Lennon left London and pop stardom for a life in New York City as a solo artist, record producer and activist looking to help end the war in Vietnam. He settled in Greenwich Village and quickly came to be seen by the leaders of the faltering... Read more >
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Empire of Cotton
Empire of Cotton
Written by Sven Beckert
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375414145
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Empire of Cotton
A Global History
Written by Sven Beckert


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $35.00

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.
 
Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven...

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Empire of Cotton
Empire of Cotton
Written by Sven Beckert
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Empire of Cotton
A Global History
Written by Sven Beckert


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $16.99

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.
 
Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven...

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Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Written by Norman Mailer, Edited by J. Michael Lennon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780812986099
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Selected Letters of Norman Mailer

Written by Norman Mailer
Edited by J. Michael Lennon


Format: eBook, 896 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $17.99

A genuine literary event—an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time
 
Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific—or more exposed—than in his letters. All... Read more >
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Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Written by Norman Mailer, Edited by J. Michael Lennon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400066230
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Selected Letters of Norman Mailer

Written by Norman Mailer
Edited by J. Michael Lennon


Format: Hardcover, 896 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $40.00

A genuine literary event—an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time
 
Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific—or more exposed—than in his letters. All... Read more >
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The Woman and the Car
The Woman and the Car
Written by Dorothy Levitt
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781908402875
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The Woman and the Car
A Chatty Little Handbook for the Edwardian Motoriste
Written by Dorothy Levitt


Format: Hardcover, 120 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $13.95

The Woman and the Car is a faithfully reproduced, quirky classic from the dawn of motoring - and a testament to womankind's perennial claim on the steering wheel! Take a spin through a time - 1909 to be exact - when no right-thinking lady would consider solo motoring without her revolver... Read more >
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Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition
Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition
Written by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609805920
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Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

Written by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $24.95

Selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. 

New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence)... Read more >
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American Fun
American Fun
Written by John Beckman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345803771
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American Fun
Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt
Written by John Beckman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $16.95

Here is an animated and wonderfully engaging work of cultural history that lays out America’s unruly past by describing the ways in which cutting loose has always been, and still is, an essential part of what it means to be an American.
 
From the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Americans...

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Debt - Updated and Expanded
Debt - Updated and Expanded
Written by David Graeber
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612194196
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Debt - Updated and Expanded
The First 5,000 Years
Written by David Graeber


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $22.00

Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition : David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt
 
Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000... Read more >
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The Georgetown Set
The Georgetown Set
Written by Gregg Herken
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307271181
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The Georgetown Set
Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington
Written by Gregg Herken


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $30.00

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington—a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner.

In the years after World War II, Georgetown’s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors: a coterie of... Read more >
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The Georgetown Set
The Georgetown Set
Written by Gregg Herken
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ISBN: 9780385353045
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The Georgetown Set
Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington
Written by Gregg Herken


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $14.99

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington—a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner.

In the years after World War II, Georgetown’s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors: a coterie of... Read more >
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Remembering War the American Way

Written by G. Kurt Piehler


Format: eBook, 248 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $16.95

Wars do not fully end when the shooting stops. As G. Kurt Piehler reveals in this book, after every conflict from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, Americans have argued about how and for what deeds and heroes wars should be remembered.

Drawing on sources ranging from government documents to Embalmer's... Read more >
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Fashion in the 1940s
Fashion in the 1940s
Written by Jayne Shrimpton
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ISBN: 9780747813538
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Fashion in the 1940s

Written by Jayne Shrimpton


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $9.95

This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these home dressmakers copied the high-end looks. Women doing war work created new street fashion looks. It... Read more >
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Fashion in the 1940s

Written by Jayne Shrimpton


Format: eBook, 72 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $7.95

This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these home dressmakers copied the high-end looks. Women doing war work created new street fashion looks. It... Read more >
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The Ugly Renaissance
The Ugly Renaissance
Written by Alexander Lee, Read by Arthur Morey
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804191135
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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee
Read by Arthur Morey


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.00

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of... Read more >
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The Ugly Renaissance
The Ugly Renaissance
Written by Alexander Lee
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ISBN: 9780385536592
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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $30.00

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of... Read more >
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The Ugly Renaissance
The Ugly Renaissance
Written by Alexander Lee
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ISBN: 9780385536608
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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $14.99

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of... Read more >
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Tupperware
The Promise of Plastic in 1950s America
Written by Alison J. Clarke


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $16.95

From Wonder Bowls to Ice-Tup molds to Party Susans, Tupperware has become an icon of suburban living. Tracing the fortunes of Earl Tupper's polyethylene containers from early design to global distribution, Alison J. Clarke explains how Tupperware tapped into potent commercial and social forces, becoming a prevailing symbol of late twentieth-century... Read more >
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Pillboxes and Tank Traps
Pillboxes and Tank Traps
Written by Bernard Lowry
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ISBN: 9780747813569
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Pillboxes and Tank Traps

Written by Bernard Lowry


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $12.95

The very real threat of the invasion of Britain in 1940 initiated a huge military construction program. Around the vulnerable coasts of the country, as well as inland, were built thousands of pillboxes, anti-tank barriers and other obstacles to defeat or delay the invader. The end of WWII saw much cleared... Read more >
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Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland
Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland
Written by Anne Holland
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812586
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Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

Written by Anne Holland


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $12.95

Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back to contests between chariots at the ancient Olympics. Racing came to Britain with the Romans, and its popularity, particularly among... Read more >
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