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Outlaw Marriages
Outlaw Marriages
Written by Rodger Streitmatter
Format: Trade Paperback
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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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: $13.99

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
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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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Bright Young Things
Bright Young Things
Written by Alison Maloney
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385345255
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Bright Young Things
A Modern Guide to the Roaring Twenties
Written by Alison Maloney


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $12.95

For lovers of the glamour and scandal of the roaring twenties and the millions of fans eagerly anticipating the return of Downton Abbey (the third season opens in the twenties), an illustrated lifestyle guide to the fashion, the parties, the notrious personalities, and all the glittering trappings from the unforgettable era... Read more >
The Garden Club of America
The Garden Club of America
Written by William Seale
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343284
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The Garden Club of America
One Hundred Years of a Growing Legacy
Written by William Seale


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $29.95

How women changed the American landscape from planting war victory gardens to saving the redwoods, beautifying the highway to creating horticultural standards.

In 1904, Elizabeth Price Martin founded the Garden Club of Philadelphia. In 1913, twelve garden clubs in the eastern and central United States signed an agreement to form the Garden...

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The Garden Club of America
One Hundred Years of a Growing Legacy
Written by William Seale


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $29.95

How women changed the American landscape from planting war victory gardens to saving the redwoods, beautifying the highway to creating horticultural standards.

In 1904, Elizabeth Price Martin founded the Garden Club of Philadelphia. In 1913, twelve garden clubs in the eastern and central United States signed an agreement to form the Garden...

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On an Irish Island
On an Irish Island
Written by Robert Kanigel
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ISBN: 9780307389879
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On an Irish Island
The Lost World of the Great Blasket
Written by Robert Kanigel


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $16.00

On an Irish Island tells the remarkable story of a remote outpost nearly untouched by time in the first half of the twentieth century, and of the adventurous men and women who visited and were inspired by it.

In a love letter to a vanished way of life, Robert Kanigel brings to...

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Pleasure Steamers
Pleasure Steamers
Written by Andrew Gladwell
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ISBN: 9780747812050
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Pleasure Steamers

Written by Andrew Gladwell


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

The pleasure steamer reached its heyday in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: hundreds of vessels, most of them paddle-powered, plied the lakes, waterways and coast of Britain, most often ferrying daytrippers from urban areas to the coast. Presenting a serene alternative to rail travel, they had the added advantage... Read more >
Forces of Production
Forces of Production
Written by David F Noble
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828507
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Forces of Production

Written by David F Noble


Format: eBook, 409 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2013
Price: $39.99

Focusing on the design and implementation of an important new production technology—computer-based automatic machine tools—David F. Noble challenges the idea that technology has a life of its own which proceeds along a singular path. Such as seen, technology has been both a convenient scapegoat and a universal panacea, serving to disarm... Read more >
Glock
Glock
Written by Paul M. Barrett
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ISBN: 9780307719959
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Glock
The Rise of America's Gun
Written by Paul M. Barrett


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $16.00

The Glock pistol is America’s Gun. It has been rhapsodized by hip-hop artists and coveted by cops and crooks alike. Created in 1982 by Gaston Glock, the pistol arrived in America at a fortuitous time. Law enforcement agencies had concluded that their agents and officers, armed with standard six-round revolvers, were getting...

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Bridal Fashion 1900-1950

Written by Kathleen York


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $7.95

From homespun to haute couture, the dresses worn by American brides in the first half of the twentieth century had myriad influences. In Bridal Fashion 1900–1950, living-history expert Kathleen York takes readers on an elegant journey back in time, marking the changes that economics, popular culture, and even politics have made to... Read more >
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Bridal Fashion 1900-1950
Bridal Fashion 1900-1950
Written by Kathleen York
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ISBN: 9780747812005
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Bridal Fashion 1900-1950

Written by Kathleen York


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $9.95

Throughout history, brides have wanted to look special on their wedding day. Usually, what they wear is representative of women's clothing at the time, and as times change, so do the fashions. Bridal fashions are no exception. Living history expert Kathleen York examines the bridal fashions of early twentieth-century America in... Read more >
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New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009
New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009
Edited by Teresa Carpenter
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ISBN: 9780812974256
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New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009

Edited by Teresa Carpenter


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $15.00

New York is a city like no other. Through the centuries, she’s been embraced and reviled, worshipped and feared, praised and battered—all the while standing at the crossroads of American politics, business, society, and culture. Pulitzer Prize winner Teresa Carpenter, a lifelong diary enthusiast, scoured the archives of libraries, historical societies... Read more >
A Shadow on the Household
A Shadow on the Household
Written by Bryan Prince
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ISBN: 9781551993614
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A Shadow on the Household
One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom
Written by Bryan Prince


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $12.99

The extraordinary story of one couple’s determination to free themselves and their children from slavery and make a new life in Canada

Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north from enslavement in the United States to freedom in Canada. Many were... Read more >
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Debt
Debt
Written by David Graeber
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ISBN: 9781612191294
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Debt
The First 5,000 Years
Written by David Graeber


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $22.00

Now in paperback: 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 years, since the beginnings of the... Read more >
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