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Heretics and Heroes

(Available August 12, 2014)
Heretics and Heroes
Written by Thomas Cahill
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385495585
Our Price: $16.95
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Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $16.95

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through a time so full of innovation that the Western world would not again experience its like until the twentieth century: the new humanism of the Renaissance and the radical religious alterations of the Reformation.
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The Dispensable Nation
The Dispensable Nation
Written by Vali Nasr
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536479
Our Price: $28.95
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The Dispensable Nation
American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Written by Vali Nasr


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $28.95

In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power, Vali Nasr questions America’s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world.

Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking The Shia Revival, worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan... Read more >
In the Kingdom of Ice

(Available August 5, 2014)
In the Kingdom of Ice
Written by Hampton Sides
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385535373
Our Price: $28.95
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In the Kingdom of Ice
The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $28.95

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age

In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming... Read more >
Reign of Error

(Available August 26, 2014)
Reign of Error
Written by Diane Ravitch
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345806352
Our Price: $16.95
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Reign of Error
The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
Written by Diane Ravitch


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $16.95

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is...

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
The System

(Available August 26, 2014)
The System
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345803030
Our Price: $15.95
 Quantity: 1 
The System
The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $15.95

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year 

NCAA football is big business. Every Saturday millions of people file into massive stadiums or tune in on television as "athlete-students" give everything they've got to make their team a success. Billions of dollars now flow into the game. But what is the true... Read more >
Amsterdam

(Available August 12, 2014)
Amsterdam
Written by Russell Shorto
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743756
Our Price: $16.95
 Quantity: 1 
Amsterdam
A History of the World's Most Liberal City
Written by Russell Shorto


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $16.95

In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the evolution of one of the world's greatest cities. From the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through the brutal struggle for Dutch independence and its golden age as the capital of a vast empire, to its complex present in which... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.
In a Rocket Made of Ice

(Available August 12, 2014)
In a Rocket Made of Ice
Written by Gail Gutradt
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385353472
Our Price: $25.95
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In a Rocket Made of Ice
Among the Children of Wat Opot
Written by Gail Gutradt


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $25.95

A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.

Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
What We See When We Read

(Available August 5, 2014)
What We See When We Read
Written by Peter Mendelsund
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804171632
Our Price: $16.95
 Quantity: 1 
What We See When We Read

Written by Peter Mendelsund


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $16.95

A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader.

What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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