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Fair America
World's Fairs in the United States
Written by Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling and Kimberly Pelle


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $15.95

Since their inception with New York's Crystal Palace Exhibition in the mid-nineteenth century, world's fairs have introduced Americans to “exotic” pleasures such as belly dancing and the Ferris Wheel; pathbreaking technologies such as telephones and X rays; and futuristic architectural, landscaping, and transportation schemes. Billed by their promoters as “encyclopedias of... Read more >
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Told You So
Told You So
Written by Ralph Nader, Introduction by Jim Hightower
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609804749
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Told You So
The Big Book of Weekly Columns
Written by Ralph Nader
Introduction by Jim Hightower


Format: Trade Paperback, 540 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $29.95

“What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”The New York Times

"Nader is at his polemical best inveighing against specific issues from the skyrocketing costs of college education to the Keystone XL pipeline to new traffic safety concerns that harken back to his... Read more >
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Told You So
The Big Book of Weekly Columns
Written by Ralph Nader
Introduction by Jim Hightower


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $29.95

“What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”
The New York Times 

The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. The Big Book of Ralph Nader Columns presents a... Read more >
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Behind the Times:
Behind the Times:
Written by Edwin Diamond
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307833372
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Behind the Times:
Inside the New New York Times
Written by Edwin Diamond


Format: eBook, 436 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2013
Price: $11.99

An incisive examination of the world's most respected paper, Behind the Times tells the story of changing Timesian values and of a new era for the paper—a tale of editorial struggles, star columnists and critics, institutional self-importance, and the political and cultural favorites of the Times' owners and editors. Taking the... Read more >
Amusement Parks
Amusement Parks
Written by Jim Hillman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812098
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Amusement Parks

Written by Jim Hillman


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

America's amusement industry emerged from simple swimming ponds, family picnic areas, and community gathering spots. Although the first major entrepreneurial-driven amusement resort, known as Jones Woods, grew from the banks of New York's East River in the 1800s, the Golden Age of American amusement parks began with the mid-1800s development of... Read more >
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Amusement Parks

Written by Jim Hillman


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $7.95

America's amusement industry emerged from simple swimming ponds, family picnic areas, and community gathering spots. Although the first major entrepreneurial-driven amusement resort, known as Jones Woods, grew from the banks of New York's East River in the 1800s, the Golden Age of American amusement parks began with the mid-1800s development of... Read more >
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Jews in Britain
Jews in Britain
Written by Michael Leventhal
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812302
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Jews in Britain

Written by Michael Leventhal


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $12.95

The Jewish community is the oldest ethnic minority in the country. This book tells the epic story of Jews in Britain over a thousand years. Many came as wealthy traders - others as desperate refugees. Sometimes they were feared and had to lead secret lives. At other times they stood shoulder... Read more >
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Jews in Britain

Written by Michael Leventhal


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $7.95

The Jewish community is the oldest ethnic minority in the country. This book tells the epic story of Jews in Britain over a thousand years. Many came as wealthy traders - others as desperate refugees. Sometimes they were feared and had to lead secret lives. At other times they stood shoulder... Read more >
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Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis
The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases
Written by Graeme Donald


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

Did you know they started 'hearing through the grapevine' during the American Civil War? It was a reference to the telegraph lines used for communicating with the army. These looked like twisted grapevines. And why does the phrase now suggest unreliable information? Because the lines were used by enemy troops to... Read more >
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Superman
Superman
Written by Larry Tye
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812980776
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Superman
The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
Written by Larry Tye


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $17.00

Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and... Read more >
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The World of the Shining Prince
The World of the Shining Prince
Written by Ivan Morris
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ISBN: 9780345803900
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The World of the Shining Prince
Court Life in Ancient Japan
Written by Ivan Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $18.00

Ivan Morris’s definitive and widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and melancholy world of ancient Japan.

Using The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan’s Heian period as a frame of reference, The World of the Shining Prince recreates an era when women set the cultural tone. Focusing... Read more >
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Bunch of Amateurs
Bunch of Amateurs
Written by Jack Hitt
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307393760
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Bunch of Amateurs
Inside America's Hidden World of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Job Creators
Written by Jack Hitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.95

     What is it that drives the success of America and the identity of its people? Jack Hitt thinks it's because we're all a bunch of amateurs.
     America’s self-invented tinkerers are back at it in their metaphorical garages—fiddling with everything from solar-powered cars to space elevators. In Bunch of Amateurs... Read more >
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Outlaw Marriages
Outlaw Marriages
Written by Rodger Streitmatter
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ISBN: 9780807003428
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Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Written by Rodger Streitmatter


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $16.00

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty—sometimes as many... Read more >
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America the Philosophical
America the Philosophical
Written by Carlin Romano
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345804709
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America the Philosophical

Written by Carlin Romano


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $18.00

This bold, insightful book argues that America today towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world, an unprecedented marketplace for truth and debate.
 
With verve and keen intelligence, Carlin Romano—Pulitzer Prize finalist, award-winning book critic, and professor of philosophy—takes on the widely held belief that the United States...

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Coin Finds in Britain
Coin Finds in Britain
Written by Michael Cuddeford
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812449
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Coin Finds in Britain
A Collector's Guide
Written by Michael Cuddeford


Format: Trade Paperback, 310 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $12.95

The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with an overview of the types of coins commonly found in the soil of Britain. Coin finds occur with surprising regularity and are commonly uncovered by gardeners and building workers, but more often by archaeologists and metal detector users. Although there... Read more >
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Coin Finds in Britain
A Collector's Guide
Written by Michael Cuddeford


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $7.95

The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with an overview of the types of coins commonly found in the soil of Britain. Coin finds occur with surprising regularity and are commonly uncovered by gardeners and building workers, but more often by archaeologists and metal detector users. Although there... Read more >
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Waiting For The Morning Train
Waiting For The Morning Train
Written by Bruce Catton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307833051
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Waiting For The Morning Train

Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $12.99

Bruce Catton, whose name is identified with Civil War history, grew up in Benzonia, Michigan, probably the only town within two hundred miles, he says, not founded to cash in on the lumber boom. In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.

With... Read more >
Rethinking Cold War Culture

Written by Peter J. Kuznick and James Gilbert


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $29.95

This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was... Read more >
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The Undivided Past
The Undivided Past
Written by David Cannadine
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307269072
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The Undivided Past
Humanity Beyond Our Differences
Written by David Cannadine


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $26.95

From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages.

Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and...

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The Undivided Past
The Undivided Past
Written by David Cannadine
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ISBN: 9780307957375
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The Undivided Past
Humanity Beyond Our Differences
Written by David Cannadine


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $12.99

From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages.

Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and...

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World of Nations
World of Nations
Written by Christopher Lasch
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830586
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World of Nations

Written by Christopher Lasch


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $11.99

The world of nations is the world men have made, in contrast to the world of nature. Seeking to understand the civil society Americans have made, Christopher Lasch, author of The Agony of the American Left, reexamines the liberal and radical traditions in the United States and the limitations of both... Read more >
Debutantes and the London Season
Debutantes and the London Season
Written by Lucinda Gosling
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ISBN: 9780747812197
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Debutantes and the London Season

Written by Lucinda Gosling


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

Until the middle of the last century, the dominant feature of London's social calendar was 'the Season', and central to this was the phenomenon of the debutante. As the privileged classes descended on the capital to embark on a four-month whirlwind of key social events and smart parties, the daughters of... Read more >
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Debutantes and the London Season

Written by Lucinda Gosling


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $7.95

Until the middle of the last century, the dominant feature of London's social calendar was 'the Season', and central to this was the phenomenon of the debutante. As the privileged classes descended on the capital to embark on a four-month whirlwind of key social events and smart parties, the daughters of... Read more >
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Scottish National Dress and Tartan

Written by Stuart Reid


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $7.95

Tartan is an enormously popular pattern in modern fashion and Scottish National Dress is recognised around the world. This book reveals the origin and development of tartans and Scottish national costume. Beginning as Highland dress, it was originally peculiar to certain areas of Scotland but is now generally accepted as its... Read more >
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Scottish National Dress and Tartan
Scottish National Dress and Tartan
Written by Stuart Reid
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812180
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Scottish National Dress and Tartan

Written by Stuart Reid


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

Tartan is an enormously popular pattern in modern fashion and Scottish National Dress is recognised around the world. This book reveals the origin and development of tartans and Scottish national costume. Beginning as Highland dress, it was originally peculiar to certain areas of Scotland but is now generally accepted as its... Read more >
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