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Catastrophe 1914

(Available May 13, 2014)
Catastrophe 1914
Written by Max Hastings
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743831
Our Price: $17.95
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Catastrophe 1914
Europe Goes to War
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $17.95

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

World War I evokes images of the trenches: grinding, halting battles that sacrificed millions of lives for no territory or visible gain. Yet the first months of the war, from the German invasion of Belgium to...

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Discovering the Lead Codices

(Available May 13, 2014)
Discovering the Lead Codices
Written by David Elkington and Jennifer Elkington
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781780287669
Our Price: $24.95
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Discovering the Lead Codices
The Book of Seven Seals and the Secret Teachings of Jesus
Written by David Elkington and Jennifer Elkington


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $24.95

In March 2011, The Sunday Times ran an article on the discovery of a mysterious cache of palm-sized, ring-bound books made of lead. These lead codices, as they have become known, contain mysterious symbols and inscriptions. One tablet in particular features a portrait of Jesus and has preserved the seven seals...

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Discovering the Lead Codices
The Book of Seven Seals and the Secret Teachings of Jesus
Written by David Elkington and Jennifer Elkington


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

In March 2011, The Sunday Times ran an article on the discovery of a mysterious cache of palm-sized, ring-bound books made of lead. These lead codices, as they have become known, contain mysterious symbols and inscriptions. One tablet in particular features a portrait of Jesus and has preserved the seven seals...

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Revolt on Goose Island
The Chicago Factory Takeover and What It Says About the Economic Crisis
Written by Kari Lydersen


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $16.00

Revised and updated, with a new afterword by the author

“There is much talk about ‘audacity’ these days, but true chutzpah is when the workers take over the factory and take on the bank. Kari Lydersen’s invaluable account of the Republic sit-down strike is an instruction manual for worker dignity.”
—Mike Davis, author... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Sergeant Stubby

(Available May 13, 2014)
Sergeant Stubby
Written by Ann Bausum, Foreword by David E. Sharpe
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426213106
Our Price: $24.00
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Sergeant Stubby
How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation
Written by Ann Bausum
Foreword by David E. Sharpe


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $24.00

Told for the first time, National Geographic brings you the story of a stray dog who eventually became affectionately known as "Sergeant Stubby" the most famous war dog of World War I. Beloved award-winning author and library darling Ann Bausum brings her friendly writing style and in-depth research to her first-ever... Read more >
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Sergeant Stubby
How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation
Written by Ann Bausum
Foreword by David E. Sharpe


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $24.00

Told for the first time, National Geographic brings you the story of a stray dog who eventually became affectionately known as "Sergeant Stubby" the most famous war dog of World War I. Beloved award-winning author and library darling Ann Bausum brings her friendly writing style and in-depth research to her first-ever... Read more >
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The Walls of Delhi

(Available May 13, 2014)
The Walls of Delhi
Written by Uday Prakash, Translated by Jason Grunebaum
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781609805289
Our Price: $23.95
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The Walls of Delhi

Written by Uday Prakash
Translated by Jason Grunebaum


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $23.95

A street sweeper discovers a cache of black market money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an Untouchable races to reclaim his life that’s been stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; a slum baby’s head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while... Read more >
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The Walls of Delhi

Written by Uday Prakash
Translated by Jason Grunebaum


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $23.95

A street sweeper discovers a cache of black market money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an Untouchable races to reclaim his life that’s been stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; a slum baby’s head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while... Read more >
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Zero Six Bravo

(Available May 13, 2014)
Zero Six Bravo
Written by Damien Lewis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781623651374
Our Price: $26.99
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Zero Six Bravo
The Explosive True Story of How 60 Special Forces Survived Against an Iraqi Army of 100,000
Written by Damien Lewis


Format: Hardcover, 324 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $26.99

Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from conflict zones around the world. Zero Six Bravo—a Sunday Times number one bestseller—tells the story of “sixty special forces against 100,000—a feat of arms to take the breath away.” (Frederick Forsythe) They were branded as cowards and accused desertion. But nothing could be... Read more >
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The 40s: The Story of a Decade

(Available May 6, 2014)
The 40s: The Story of a Decade
Written by The New Yorker Magazine, Contribution by E.B. White, J.D. Salinger and Zadie Smith, Introduction by David Remnick
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679644798
Our Price: $30.00
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The 40s: The Story of a Decade

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
Contribution by E.B. White, J.D. Salinger and Zadie Smith
Introduction by David Remnick


Format: Hardcover, 720 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $30.00

Including contributions by W. H. Auden • Elizabeth Bishop • John Cheever • Janet Flanner • John Hersey • Langston Hughes • Shirley Jackson • A. J. Liebling • William Maxwell • Carson McCullers • Joseph Mitchell • Vladimir Nabokov • Ogden Nash • John O’Hara • George Orwell • V. S... Read more >
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The 40s: The Story of a Decade

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
Contribution by E.B. White, J.D. Salinger and Zadie Smith
Introduction by David Remnick


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $14.99

Including contributions by W. H. Auden • Elizabeth Bishop • John Cheever • Janet Flanner • John Hersey • Langston Hughes • Shirley Jackson • A. J. Liebling • William Maxwell • Carson McCullers • Joseph Mitchell • Vladimir Nabokov • Ogden Nash • John O’Hara • George Orwell • V. S... Read more >
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Birdmen

(Available May 6, 2014)
Birdmen
Written by Lawrence Goldstone
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345538031
Our Price: $28.00
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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 >
Also available as a hardcover.
Blood and Daring

(Available May 6, 2014)
Blood and Daring
Written by John Boyko
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307361462
Our Price: $21.00
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Blood and Daring
How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation
Written by John Boyko


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $21.00

Blood and Daring will change our views not just of Canada's relationship with the United States, but of the Civil War, Confederation and Canada itself.
     In Blood and Daring, lauded historian John Boyko makes a compelling argument that Confederation occurred when and as it did largely because of the pressures of... Read more >
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Chasing the Rose

(Available May 6, 2014)
Chasing the Rose
Written by Andrea Di Robilant
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307962928
Our Price: $26.95
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Chasing the Rose
An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside
Written by Andrea Di Robilant


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $26.95

From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair, here is the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant’s tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy... Read more >
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Chasing the Rose
An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside
Written by Andrea Di Robilant


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $13.99

From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair, here is the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant’s tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Discovery of the World

(Available May 6, 2014)
Discovery of the World
Written by Luciana Castellina
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781682869
Our Price: $24.95
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Discovery of the World
A Political Awakening in the Shadow of Mussolini
Written by Luciana Castellina


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95

Luciana Castellina is one of Italy’s most prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder of the newspaper il manifesto. In this coming-of agememoir, based on her diaries, she recounts her political awakening as a teenage girl in Fascist Italy—where she used to play tennis with Mussolini’s daughter—and the subsequent downfall of the regime. Discovery of the World is about... Read more >
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Discovery of the World
A Political Awakening in the Shadow of Mussolini
Written by Luciana Castellina


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95

Luciana Castellina is one of Italy’s most prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder of the newspaper il manifesto. In this coming-of agememoir, based on her diaries, she recounts her political awakening as a teenage girl in Fascist Italy—where she used to play tennis with Mussolini’s daughter—and the subsequent downfall of the regime. Discovery of the World is about... Read more >
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Gabriele D'Annunzio

(Available May 6, 2014)
Gabriele D'Annunzio
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307276551
Our Price: $18.95
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Gabriele D'Annunzio
Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $18.95

Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Costa Biography Award
**Washington Post Best Books of 2013**
**Economist Best Books of 2013**

This fascinating life of Gabriele d’Annunzio—the charismatic poet, bon vivant, and virulent nationalist who prefigured Mussolini—traces the early twentieth century’s trajectory from Romantic idealism to Fascist thuggery.
 
D’Annunzio was Italy’s premier...

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Here Is Where

(Available May 6, 2014)
Here Is Where
Written by Andrew Carroll
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307463982
Our Price: $15.00
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Here Is Where
Discovering America's Great Forgotten History
Written by Andrew Carroll


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $15.00

Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll’s eye-opening – and at times hilarious -- journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived. Sparking the idea for this book was Carroll’s visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln’s son was saved by...

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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
Our Price: $24.95
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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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The Roman Search for Wisdom

(Available May 6, 2014)
The Roman Search for Wisdom
Written by Michael K. Kellogg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616149253
Our Price: $28.95
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The Roman Search for Wisdom

Written by Michael K. Kellogg


Format: Hardcover, 364 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $28.95

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its citizens sometimes expressed a sense of inferiority to the intellectual accomplishments of ancient Greece. The notion that Roman philosophers... Read more >
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The Roman Search for Wisdom

Written by Michael K. Kellogg


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $12.99

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its citizens sometimes expressed a sense of inferiority to the intellectual accomplishments of ancient Greece. The notion that Roman philosophers... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

Written by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan


Format: eBook, 104 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $12.95

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: the first ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History. This striking book showcases the treasures from first ladies throughout history, ranging from Martha Washington's silk dress and dressing...

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