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The Good Spy

(Available May 20, 2014)
The Good Spy
Written by Kai Bird
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307889751
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $26.00

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded... Read more >
The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $12.99

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded... Read more >
The Good Spy

(Available May 20, 2014)
The Good Spy
Written by Kai Bird, Read by Rene Ruiz
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804166478
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird
Read by Rene Ruiz


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $45.00

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded... Read more >
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird
Read by Rene Ruiz


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $22.50

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a hardcover.
With the Beatles

Written by Lewis Lapham


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $15.00

Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES is a remarkable book of cultural commentary on that seminal '60s moment.

The ashram in Rishikesh, India was the... Read more >
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The Yanks are Coming
American Servicemen in Blighty during World War II
Written by John Turner


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $9.95

The Yanks are coming... They began to arrive in beleaguered Britain on January 26th . The first GIs were young, good-natured, over-paid and homesick, and two and a half million came to Britain's shores throughout the war. This superb story is their testament. From hundreds of letters and many personal interviews... Read more >
Birdmen

(Available May 6, 2014)
Birdmen
Written by Lawrence Goldstone
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345538031
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Birdmen
The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Written by Lawrence Goldstone


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $28.00

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.
 
The feud between this nation’s great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American... Read more >
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Birdmen
The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Written by Lawrence Goldstone


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $13.99

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.
 
The feud between this nation’s great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American... Read more >
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The Mob and the City

(Available May 6, 2014)
The Mob and the City
Written by C. Alexander Hortis, Foreword by James B. Jacobs
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616149239
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The Mob and the City
The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York
Written by C. Alexander Hortis
Foreword by James B. Jacobs


Format: Hardcover, 382 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95

Forget what you think you know about the Mafia.  After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime.

Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in... Read more >
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The Mob and the City
The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York
Written by C. Alexander Hortis
Foreword by James B. Jacobs


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $11.99

Forget what you think you know about the Mafia.  After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime.

Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in... Read more >
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Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt
Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt
Written by Theodore Roosevelt, Edited by Gordon Hutner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345806123
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Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

Written by Theodore Roosevelt
Edited by Gordon Hutner


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $9.99

Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was our most published president with an incredible output of writing including forty books, over a thousand articles, and countless speeches and letters.
 
Collected here in one volume are examples of Roosevelt’s voluminous writings over a dazzling array of topics. Organized by general categories, readers can sample writings on... Read more >
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Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt
Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt
Written by Theodore Roosevelt, Edited by Gordon Hutner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345806116
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Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

Written by Theodore Roosevelt
Edited by Gordon Hutner


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $16.95

Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was our most published president with an incredible output of writing including forty books, over a thousand articles, and countless speeches and letters.
 
Collected here in one volume are examples of Roosevelt’s voluminous writings over a dazzling array of topics. Organized by general categories, readers can sample writings on... Read more >
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Factory Made
Factory Made
Written by Steven Watson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151177
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Factory Made
Warhol and the Sixties
Written by Steven Watson


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2014
Price: $19.99

Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties is a fascinating look at the avant-garde group that came together—from 1964 to 1968—as Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, a cast that included Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Paul Morrissey, Joe Dallesandro, Billy Name, Candy Darling, Baby Jane Holzer, Brigid Berlin, Ultra Violet, and... Read more >
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Welcome to Mars
Welcome to Mars
Written by Ken Hollings, Foreword by Erik Davis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583947616
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Welcome to Mars
Politics, Pop Culture, and Weird Science in 1950s America
Written by Ken Hollings
Foreword by Erik Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $12.95

Welcome to Mars is a captivating look at the culture of postwar America and its dream of limitless technological and human development. Utilizing declassified government archives, newspaper records, ad campaigns, and B-movies of the period, Hollings weaves an intricate web of Cold War politics, UFO scares, psychedelic research, and 1950s pop... Read more >
Wrapped in the Flag
Wrapped in the Flag
Written by Claire Conner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807033319
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Wrapped in the Flag
What I Learned Growing Up in America's Radical Right, How I Escaped, and Why My Story Matters Today
Written by Claire Conner


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $16.00

A narrative history of the John Birch Society by a daughter of one of the infamous ultraconservative organization’s founding fathers.

Named a best nonfiction book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews and the Tampa Bay Times

 
Long before the rise of the Tea Party movement and the prominence of today’s religious Right, the... Read more >
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Maximalist
Maximalist
Written by Stephen Sestanovich
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307268174
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Maximalist
America in the World from Truman to Obama
Written by Stephen Sestanovich


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $28.95

From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global dominance. Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy in an unexpected new light, while drawing fresh, compelling lessons for the present and future.

When the United States has succeeded in... Read more >
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Maximalist
Maximalist
Written by Stephen Sestanovich
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385349666
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Maximalist
America in the World from Truman to Obama
Written by Stephen Sestanovich


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $14.99

From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global dominance. Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy in an unexpected new light, while drawing fresh, compelling lessons for the present and future.

When the United States has succeeded in... Read more >
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Those Angry Days
Those Angry Days
Written by Lynne Olson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812982145
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Those Angry Days
Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
Written by Lynne Olson


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $16.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND KIRKUS REVIEWS

From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities... Read more >
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Waking from the Dream
Waking from the Dream
Written by David L. Chappell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400065462
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Waking from the Dream
The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by David L. Chappell


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $27.00

The author of A Stone of Hope, called “one of the three or four most important books on the civil rights movement” by The Atlantic Monthly, turns his attention to the years after Martin Luther King’s assassination—and provides a sweeping history of the struggle to keep the civil rights movement alive... Read more >
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Waking from the Dream
Waking from the Dream
Written by David L. Chappell
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ISBN: 9780812994667
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Waking from the Dream
The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by David L. Chappell


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $13.99

The author of A Stone of Hope, called “one of the three or four most important books on the civil rights movement” by The Atlantic Monthly, turns his attention to the years after Martin Luther King’s assassination—and provides a sweeping history of the struggle to keep the civil rights movement alive... Read more >
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We Have Capture
Tom Stafford and the Space Race
Written by Thomas P. Stafford and Michael Cassutt


Format: eBook, 302 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $16.95

What an amazing career. Tom Stafford attained the highest speed ever reached by a test pilot (28,547 mph), carried a cosmonaut’s coffin with Soviet Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, led the team that designed the sequence of missions leading to the original lunar landing, and drafted the original specifications for the B-2 stealth... Read more >
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The Burglary
The Burglary
Written by Betty Medsger
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307962959
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The Burglary
The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
Written by Betty Medsger


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $29.95

The never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists—quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans—that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected, that J. Edgar Hoover had created and was operating, in violation of the U.S. Constitution... Read more >
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The Burglary
The Burglary
Written by Betty Medsger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962966
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The Burglary
The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
Written by Betty Medsger


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $14.99

The never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists—quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans—that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected, that J. Edgar Hoover had created and was operating, in violation of the U.S. Constitution... Read more >
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JFK: Caso abierto
JFK: Caso abierto
Written by Philip Shenon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804171434
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JFK: Caso abierto
La historia secreta del asesinato de Kennedy
Written by Philip Shenon


Format: eBook, 832 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $9.99

La explosiva crónica del asesinato de John F. Kennedy que obligará a reescribir la historia del magnicidio más famoso del siglo veinte.
 
Una tarde de la primavera de 2008, sonó el teléfono de Philip Shenon en la delegación de The New York Times en Washington. Quien llamaba era un importante... Read more >
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The Imperial Season
America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918
Written by William Seale


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $27.95

This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were enamored of the idea of world power but had little idea of the responsibilities involved.

Between the Spanish American War and... Read more >
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