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Hitler

Written by Robin Cross


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $19.99

As Chancellor of Germany between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler exercised unrestricted power over his country's social, political, and economic life. From Hitler’s belligerent re-armament programme to his imposition of anti-Semitic legislation and territorially aggressive policies, respected historian Robin Cross maps out the life of one of the most evil men... Read more >
Rascals in Paradise
Rascals in Paradise
Written by James A. Michener and A. Grove Day, Introduction by Steve Berry
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ISBN: 9780804151511
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Rascals in Paradise
Turbulent Adventures and Bold Courage on the South Seas
Written by James A. Michener and A. Grove Day
Introduction by Steve Berry


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $7.99

In a thrilling collection of nonfiction adventure stories, James A. Michener returns to the most dazzling place on Earth: the islands that inspired Tales of the South Pacific. Co-written with A. Grove Day, Rascals in Paradise offers portraits of ten scandalous men and women, some infamous and some overlooked, including Sam... Read more >
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Secret Lives of the Civil War
What Your Teachers Never Told You about the War Between the States
Written by Cormac O'Brien
Illustrated by Monika Suteski


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $16.95

Legendary Heroes of U.S. History—As You’ve Never Seen Them Before!
 
Secret Lives of the Civil War features irreverent and uncensored profiles of men and women from the Union and the Confederacy—complete with hundreds of little-known and downright bizarre facts. You’ll discover that:
 
     •  Mary Todd Lincoln claimed to receive... Read more >
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Songs Only You Know
Songs Only You Know
Written by Sean Madigan Hoen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616953362
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Songs Only You Know
A Memoir
Written by Sean Madigan Hoen


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $25.00

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, “enjoyed every page” of this memoir set in the punk scene in Detroit in the '90s.

Eighteen-year-old Sean Madigan Hoen was struggling to keep his involvement in the city’s hardcore punk scene a secret from his family. Then he learned that his father, too... Read more >
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Songs Only You Know
A Memoir
Written by Sean Madigan Hoen


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $25.00

Songs Only You Know begins when Sean is 18 and spans a dark decade when his father succumbs to crack addiction, his parents' marriage crumbles, and his younger sister spirals into a fatal depression. Sean's salvation is music. His refuge is the stage.  Slumming in the trenches as a low-rent musician coincides... Read more >
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Tragedy in the Commons
Tragedy in the Commons
Written by Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307361295
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Tragedy in the Commons
Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy
Written by Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $29.95

In Tragedy in the Commons, Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, founders of the non-partisan think tank Samara, draw on an astonishing eighty exit interviews with former Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum to unearth surprising observations about the practice of politics in Canada.
 
Though Canada is at the top...

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Tragedy in the Commons
Tragedy in the Commons
Written by Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan
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ISBN: 9780307361318
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Tragedy in the Commons
Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy
Written by Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $15.99

In Tragedy in the Commons, Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, founders of the non-partisan think tank Samara, draw on an astonishing eighty exit interviews with former Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum to unearth surprising observations about the practice of politics in Canada.
 
Though Canada is at the top...

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Written by Katherine Boo
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812979329
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Written by Katherine Boo


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts... Read more >
Proletarian Nights
The Workers' Dream in Nineteenth-Century France
Written by Jacques Ranciere


Format: eBook, 478 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $29.95

Proletarian Nights, previously published in English as Nights of Labor and one of Rancière’s most important works, dramatically reinterprets the Revolution of 1830, contending that workers were not rebelling against specific hardships and conditions but against the unyielding predetermination of their lives. Through a study of worker-run newspapers, letters, journals, and... Read more >
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The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia
The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia
Written by Smithsonian Institution, Edited by Amy Pastan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588344618
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The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia

Written by Smithsonian Institution
Edited by Amy Pastan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $12.95

Who was the first person to dine in space? How long was the Wright brothers's first successful flight? What famous aircraft was named after a grape-flavored soft drink? What toy based on an animated film accompanied astronauts on a shuttle mission in 2000? These questions and many more are answered in... Read more >
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Testament
Testament
Written by Chris Hondros, Edited by Alexander Ciric, Francisco P. Bernasconi and Christina Piaia
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576876732
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Testament

Written by Chris Hondros
Edited by Alexander Ciric, Francisco P. Bernasconi and Christina Piaia


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $45.00

Testament is a collection of photographs and writing by late photojournalist Chris Hondros spanning over a decade of coverage from most of the world's conflicts since the late 1990s, including Kosovo, Afghanistan, the West Bank, Iraq, Liberia, Egypt, and Libya.

Through Hondros' images, we witness a jubilant Liberian rebel fighter exalt... Read more >
Lenin's Tomb
Lenin's Tomb
Written by David Remnick
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ISBN: 9780804173582
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Lenin's Tomb
The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Written by David Remnick


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2014
Price: $12.99

In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. "A moving illumination . . . Remnick is the witness for us all."... Read more >
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Resurrection
Resurrection
Written by David Remnick
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101872161
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Resurrection
The Struggle for a New Russia
Written by David Remnick


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2014
Price: $11.99

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb now presents the crucial second act--the attempt to form a Russian state from the ruins of the U.S.S.R. and the chaotic election of 1996. As before, readers will turn to Remnick for the essential story, the flesh-and-blood account of one of history's great turning... Read more >
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The Embrace of Unreason
The Embrace of Unreason
Written by Frederick Brown
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307595157
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The Embrace of Unreason
France, 1914-1940
Written by Frederick Brown


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $28.95

From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France (“Masterful history” —Henry Kissinger), Zola (“Magnificent” —The New Yorker), and Flaubert (“Impeccable” —James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review)—a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France’s embrace... Read more >
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The Embrace of Unreason
The Embrace of Unreason
Written by Frederick Brown
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ISBN: 9780385351638
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The Embrace of Unreason
France, 1914-1940
Written by Frederick Brown


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $14.99

From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France (“Masterful history” —Henry Kissinger), Zola (“Magnificent” —The New Yorker), and Flaubert (“Impeccable” —James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review)—a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France’s embrace... Read more >
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The Enemy Within
The Enemy Within
Written by Seumas Milne
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ISBN: 9781781683422
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The Enemy Within

Written by Seumas Milne


Format: Trade Paperback, 488 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $18.95

Margaret Thatcher branded the leaders of the 1984-85 miners strike “the enemy within.” In this classic account, Seumas Milne reveals the astonishing lengths to which her government and its intelligence machine were prepared to go to destroy the power of Britain’s miners union. In this 30th anniversary edition new material brings the story up to date with further revelations about the secret... Read more >
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The Enemy Within

Written by Seumas Milne


Format: eBook, 488 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $18.95

Margaret Thatcher branded the leaders of the 1984-85 miners strike “the enemy within.” With the publication of this book, the full irony of that accusation became clear. Seumas Milne revealed for the first time the astonishing lengths to which the government and its intelligence machine were prepared to go to destroy... Read more >
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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Fall of the House of Dixie
Written by Bruce Levine
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ISBN: 9780812978728
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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Written by Bruce Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $17.00

In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended. Told through the words of the people who lived it... Read more >
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The Harlem Hellfighters
The Harlem Hellfighters
Written by Max Brooks, Illustrated by Caanan White
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ISBN: 9780307464972
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The Harlem Hellfighters

Written by Max Brooks
Illustrated by Caanan White


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $16.95

From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters

In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy...

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The Invention of the Land of Israel
The Invention of the Land of Israel
Written by Shlomo Sand, Translated by Geremy Forman
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ISBN: 9781781680834
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The Invention of the Land of Israel
From Holy Land to Homeland
Written by Shlomo Sand
Translated by Geremy Forman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $19.95

What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the... Read more >
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The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
Written by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan
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ISBN: 9781588344694
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The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

Written by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
On Sale: April 1, 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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Visible Bones
Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country
Written by Jack Nisbet


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $16.95

How can you know a place? Historian and naturalist Jack Nisbet—author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America—looks to the relics of a region to connect the present moment to the distant past. In the vast Western territory defined by the Columbia River, Nisbet tracks the... Read more >
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The Ark Before Noah
The Ark Before Noah
Written by Irving Finkel
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ISBN: 9780385537117
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The Ark Before Noah
Decoding the Story of the Flood
Written by Irving Finkel


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $30.00

The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.
 
Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a... Read more >
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The Ark Before Noah
The Ark Before Noah
Written by Irving Finkel
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ISBN: 9780385537124
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The Ark Before Noah
Decoding the Story of the Flood
Written by Irving Finkel


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $14.99

The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.
 
Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a... Read more >
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Asia's Cauldron
Asia's Cauldron
Written by Robert D. Kaplan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780812994322
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Asia's Cauldron
The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.00

From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict.
 
Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia... Read more >
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