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Part of Our Time
Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties
Written by Murray Kempton
Introduction by David Remnick


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 17, 2012
Price: $16.95

Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the time, Kempton examines with the insight and imagination of a novelist the men and women who embraced, grappled with... Read more >
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Trampling Out the Vintage
Trampling Out the Vintage
Written by Frank Bardacke
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781680667
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Trampling Out the Vintage
Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers
Written by Frank Bardacke


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $34.95

In its heyday, the United Farm Workers was an embodiment of its slogan “Yes, we can”—in the form “¡Sí, Se Puede!”—winning many labor victories, securing collective bargaining rights for farm workers, and becoming a major voice for the Latino community. Today, it is a mere shadow of its former self.

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Trampling Out the Vintage
Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers
Written by Frank Bardacke


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $34.95

Winner of the 2012 Hillman Prize in Book Journalism.

In its heyday, the United Farm Workers was an embodiment of its slogan “Yes, we can”—in the form “¡Sí, Se Puede!”—winning many labor victories, securing collective bargaining rights for farm workers, and becoming a major voice for the Latino community. Today, it... Read more >
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Eisenhower
Eisenhower
Written by Jim Newton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767928137
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Eisenhower
The White House Years
Written by Jim Newton


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.95

Newly discovered and declassified documents make for a surprising and revealing portrait of the president we thought we knew.

America’s thirty-fourth president was belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief. This new look reveals how wrong they were. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed the atomic bomb and refused to use it. He ground... Read more >
56th Fighter Group

Written by Roger Freeman
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $16.95

One of the first Thunderbolt groups to see action in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) with the US Army Air Forces, the 56th Fighter Group (FG) was also the only fighter unit within the Eighth Air Force to remain equipped with the mighty P-47 until war’s end. Led by the... Read more >
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Space Shuttle Launch System 1972-2004

Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Space Shuttle is one of the oldest and most famous manned launch systems – the only launch vehicle that has been used for a longer period of time is the Soviet (now Russian) R-7 booster. By the start of the third millennium, the Space Shuttle had carried crews into space... Read more >
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US Army Combat Equipments 1910-88

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Ronald Volstad


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

Whether referred to as web gear, TE-21, TA50, LBE or LCE, the American soldier's individual combat equipment was seldom praised – except by its developers. Nevertheless, it has always been, and will continue to be an essential part of the fighting man's burden. With the aid of plenty of contemporary photographs... Read more >
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US Strategic and Defensive Missile Systems 1950-2004

Written by Mark Berhow
Illustrated by Chris Taylor


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

For 40 years following the end of World War II, the Western democratic governments and the Eastern Bloc Communist powers were locked in the ideological, political, and economic struggle of the Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union developed missile systems capable of delivering conventional and nuclear explosives against... Read more >
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Who Stole the American Dream?
Who Stole the American Dream?
Written by Hedrick Smith
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679604648
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Who Stole the American Dream?

Written by Hedrick Smith


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $13.99

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.
 
In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power... Read more >
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Who Stole the American Dream?
Who Stole the American Dream?
Written by Hedrick Smith, Read by Rob Shapiro
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449808047
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Who Stole the American Dream?

Written by Hedrick Smith
Read by Rob Shapiro


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $24.00

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.
 
In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power... Read more >
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The Time of Our Lives
The Time of Our Lives
Written by Tom Brokaw
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812975123
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The Time of Our Lives
A conversation about America
Written by Tom Brokaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $17.00

Who we are, where we’ve been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream
 
Now with a new Foreword by the author
 
“The best presentation of the challenges facing the country—and the possible solutions—I've ever seen.”—P. J. O’Rourke
 
Tom Brokaw, known and beloved for... Read more >
Stalking the Vietcong
Stalking the Vietcong
Written by Stuart Herrington
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307823809
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Stalking the Vietcong
Inside Operation Phoenix: A Personal Account
Written by Stuart Herrington


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 22, 2012
Price: $7.99

In a gripping memoir that reads like a spy novel, one man recounts his personal experience with Operation Phoenix, the program created to destroy the Vietcong’s shadow government, which thrived in the rural communities of South Vietnam.

Stuart A. Herrington was an American intelligence advisor assigned to root out the enemy in... Read more >
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Ten Letters
Ten Letters
Written by Eli Saslow
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307742551
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Ten Letters
The Stories Americans Tell Their President
Written by Eli Saslow


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $15.00

In this inspiring and powerful look at the issues facing Americans today, reporter Eli Saslow creates vivid portraits of the lives of ten citizens who corresponded with President Obama. Their letters, and the president’s handwritten responses, tell of the personal struggles behind everything from healthcare to immigration to war. One mother...

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Morgan
Morgan
Written by Jean Strouse
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307827678
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Morgan
American Financier
Written by Jean Strouse


Format: eBook, 816 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A century ago, J. Pierpont Morgan bestrode the financial world like a colossus. The organizing force behind General Electric, U.S. Steel, and vast railroad empires, he served for decades as America's unofficial central banker: a few months after he died in 1913, the Federal Reserve replaced the private system... Read more >
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Eat the City
Eat the City
Written by Robin Shulman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307719058
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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: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $26.00

New York is not a city for growing and manufacturing food. It’s a money and real estate city, with less naked earth and industry than high-rise glass and concrete.   Yet in this intimate, visceral, and beautifully written book, Robin Shulman introduces the people of New York City  - both past and... Read more >
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Eat the City
Eat the City
Written by Robin Shulman
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ISBN: 9780307719072
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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: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

New York is not a city for growing and manufacturing food. It’s a money and real estate city, with less naked earth and industry than high-rise glass and concrete.   Yet in this intimate, visceral, and beautifully written book, Robin Shulman introduces the people of New York City  - both past and... Read more >
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Nature Calls
Nature Calls
Written by Dottie Booth
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307791245
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Nature Calls
The History, Lore, and Charm of Outhouses
Written by Dottie Booth


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: June 20, 2012
Price: $9.99

The crunch of leaves under your feet, the sounds of nature around you, the smell of . . . well, never mind. In this engaging volume, Dottie Booth answers the call with a one-of-a-kind photographic tour of outhouses and privies around the world. Full of personal stories, historical facts, folklore (what... Read more >
American Bomber Crewman 1941-45

Written by Gregory Barnes
Illustrated by Sean O'Brogain


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

Gregory Fremont-Barnes examines the lives of the American Bomber Crewmen of the Eighth Air Force, "The Mighty Eighth", who crewed, maintained and repaired the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses and the B-24 Liberators that flew from the airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk and other counties of England during World War II (1939-1945)... Read more >
Green Beret in Vietnam
1957-73
Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Kevin Lyles


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

Vietnam was the US Special Forces' most complex and controversial mission, one that began in 1957 and ended in 1973. Camp strike forces, mobile strike forces, mobile guerrilla forces, special reconnaissance projects, training missions and headquarters duty provided vastly differing experiences and circumstances for SF soldiers. Other fluctuating factors were the... Read more >
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US Combat Engineer 1941-45

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

At its peak in World War II (1939-1945), the United States Army contained over 700 engineer battalions, along with numerous independent brigades and regiments. The specialized soldiers of the Engineers were tasked with a wide variety of crucially important tasks including river bridging, camouflage, airfield construction, and water and petroleum supply... Read more >
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US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1941-45
Pacific
Written by Kenneth Estes
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

The ferocity of the Pacific war almost defied the available military technology. In this environment the evolving use of tanks by the US Marine Corps played a significant role; at the end of the Battle of Okinawa, Major General Lemuel Shepherd wrote in his report that 'if any one supporting arm... Read more >
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The Eighty-Dollar Champion
The Eighty-Dollar Champion
Written by Elizabeth Letts
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345521095
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The Eighty-Dollar Champion
Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation
Written by Elizabeth Letts


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $16.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry’s modest farm on Long Island...

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Yours in Truth
Yours in Truth
Written by Jeff Himmelman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679603641
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Yours in Truth
A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee
Written by Jeff Himmelman


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $13.99

“I hope we’re as good friends when you finish your book as we are now,” Ben Bradlee, the legendary former executive editor of The Washington Post, told Jeff Himmelman in March 2010. “But I don’t give a [expletive deleted] what you write about me.”
 
So begins Yours in Truth, an... Read more >
The Passage of Power
The Passage of Power
Written by Robert A. Caro
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679405078
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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $35.00

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

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

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist * Time * Newsweek *...

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The Passage of Power
The Passage of Power
Written by Robert A. Caro
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ISBN: 9780307960467
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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $14.99

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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