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The President and the Assassin
The President and the Assassin
Written by Scott Miller
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812979282
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The President and the Assassin
McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century
Written by Scott Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $18.00

A SWEEPING TALE OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY AMERICA AND THE IRRESISTIBLE FORCES THAT BROUGHT TWO MEN TOGETHER ONE FATEFUL DAY
 
In 1901, as America tallied its gains from a period of unprecedented imperial expansion, an assassin’s bullet shattered the nation’s confidence. The shocking murder of President William McKinley threw into stark relief the emerging... Read more >
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The Skies Belong to Us
The Skies Belong to Us
Written by Brendan I. Koerner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307886101
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The Skies Belong to Us
Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
Written by Brendan I. Koerner


Format: Hardcover0
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $26.00

In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of sixties idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to... Read more >
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The Skies Belong to Us
The Skies Belong to Us
Written by Brendan I. Koerner
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ISBN: 9780307886125
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The Skies Belong to Us
Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
Written by Brendan I. Koerner


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $11.99

In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of '60s idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign... Read more >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307986580
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $14.99

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen, Read by Emma Bering
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen
Read by Emma Bering


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On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $22.50

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: eBook0
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $24.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a 400-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama, at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
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To Move the World
To Move the World
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs
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ISBN: 9780812994933
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To Move the World
JFK's Quest for Peace
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $11.99

An inspiring look at the historic foreign policy triumph of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—the crusade for world peace that consumed his final year in office—by the New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Civilization, Common Wealth, and The End of Poverty
 
The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s... Read more >
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Awakenings
Awakenings
Written by Oliver Sacks
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307834096
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Awakenings

Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Price: $11.99

Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the... Read more >
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Cotton Tenants
Cotton Tenants
Written by James Agee, Edited by John Summers, Photographed by Walker Evans, Introduction by Adam Haslett
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781612192123
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Price: $24.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a four-hundred-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
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Heretic's Heart
A Journey through Spirit and Revolution
Written by Margot Adler


Format: eBook0
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $24.00

Starting in 1964, writes Margot Adler in this dazzling memoir, “I found myself mysteriously at the center of extraordinary events.” Now a correspondent for National Public Radio, Adler was a young woman determined to be taken seriously and to be an agent of change—on her own terms, free from dogma and... Read more >
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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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Classic Candy
Classic Candy
Written by Darlene Lacey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812432
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Classic Candy
America's Favorite Sweets, 1950-80
Written by Darlene Lacey


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

Candy may well have its origins in medicine (think peppermint sticks), and many Americans still think of candy as an edible salve with which to cure and to celebrate. Today, Americans consume more than 600 billion pounds of the sugary stuff each year. Most Americans have their favorites, their go-to candy... Read more >
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Classic Candy
America's Favorite Sweets, 1950-80
Written by Darlene Lacey


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

Candy may well have its origins in medicine (think peppermint sticks), and many Americans still think of candy as an edible salve with which to cure and to celebrate. Today, Americans consume more than 600 billion pounds of the sugary stuff each year. Most Americans have their favorites, their go-to candy... Read more >
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Eat the City
Eat the City
Written by Robin Shulman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307719065
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Eat the City
A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York
Written by Robin Shulman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00

New York, the city of money, glass, and concrete, seems like no kind of place to produce food. Yet in this smart, funny, and beautifully written book, Robin Shulman places today's urban food production in the context of hundreds of years of history, tracing the changing ways we live and eat. As... Read more >
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The Cuban Connection
The Cuban Connection
Written by William Weyand Turner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616147570
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The Cuban Connection
Nixon, Castro, and the Mob
Written by William Weyand Turner


Format: Hardcover, 319 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $25.00

In April 1959, Fidel Castro toured the United States at the invitation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Though he was wary, Castro entertained some hope of establishing a rapprochement with Washington. But after being snubbed by President Eisenhower and receiving a less-than-cordial reception from Vice President Richard Nixon, Castro... Read more >
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The Cuban Connection
Nixon, Castro, and the Mob
Written by William Weyand Turner


Format: eBook0
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $12.99

In April 1959, Fidel Castro toured the United States at the invitation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Though he was wary, Castro entertained some hope of establishing a rapprochement with Washington. But after being snubbed by President Eisenhower and receiving a less-than-cordial reception from Vice President Richard Nixon, Castro... Read more >
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Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Oppenheimer
Written by Ray Monk
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ISBN: 9780385504072
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Robert Oppenheimer
A Life Inside the Center
Written by Ray Monk


Format: Hardcover, 848 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $37.50

Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb—a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer the “Father... Read more >
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Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Oppenheimer
Written by Ray Monk
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ISBN: 9780385504133
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Robert Oppenheimer
A Life Inside the Center
Written by Ray Monk


Format: eBook, 848 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.99

Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb—a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer the “Father... Read more >
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Oppenheimer
Written by Ray Monk, Read by Michael Goldstrom
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ISBN: 9780385362658
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Robert Oppenheimer
A Life Inside the Center
Written by Ray Monk
Read by Michael Goldstrom


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On Sale: May 14, 2013
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Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb—a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer the “Father... Read more >
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Life Is So Good
Life Is So Good
Written by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
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ISBN: 9780812984873
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Life Is So Good

Written by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.00

One man’s extraordinary journey through the twentieth century and how he learned to read at age 98
 
“Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn’t anything I would change about my life.”—George Dawson
 
In this remarkable book, George... Read more >
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The Passage of Power
The Passage of Power
Written by Robert A. Caro
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ISBN: 9780375713255
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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

 ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR  The Economist * Time *Newsweek * Foreign Policy...

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City of Scoundrels
City of Scoundrels
Written by Gary Krist
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ISBN: 9780307454300
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City of Scoundrels
The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago
Written by Gary Krist


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $14.95

The masterfully told story of twelve volatile days in Chicago, when an aviation disaster, a race riot, a crippling transit strike, and a sensational child murder transfixed and roiled a city already on the brink of collapse.

When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had... Read more >
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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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Tales of a Helicopter Pilot

Written by Richard C. Kirkland


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $21.95

Richard Kirkland is legendary for his P-38 Lightning missions in the South Pacific theater during WWII. After the war, he realized the potential of Igor Sikorsky’s new flying machine, and he traded in his fighter-pilot wings for rotors. The nerve-racking chopper missions he has flown are the stuff of legend: scrambling... Read more >
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