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Flashpoints
Flashpoints
Written by George Friedman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536332
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Flashpoints
The Emerging Crisis in Europe
Written by George Friedman


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $28.95

A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years), with a bold thesis about coming events in Europe. This provocative work examines “flashpoints,” unique geopolitical hot spots where tensions have erupted throughout history, and where conflict is due to emerge again.

“There is a temptation... Read more >
How to Fly a Horse
How to Fly a Horse
Written by Kevin Ashton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385538596
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How to Fly a Horse
The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
Written by Kevin Ashton


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $27.95

As a technology pioneer at MIT and as the leader of three successful start-ups, Kevin Ashton experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton leads us on a journey through humanity’s greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind...

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Sometimes an Art
Sometimes an Art
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781101874479
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Sometimes an Art
Nine Essays on History
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $28.00

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always been elusive: How can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing... Read more >
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The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio
The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio
Written by Hubert Wolf, Translated by Ruth Martin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385351904
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The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio
The True Story of a Convent in Scandal
Written by Hubert Wolf
Translated by Ruth Martin


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $30.00

A true, never-before-told story—discovered in a secret Vatican archive—of sex, poison, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent.

In 1858, a German princess, recently inducted into the convent of Sant’Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was being abused and...

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I Think You're Totally Wrong
I Think You're Totally Wrong
Written by David Shields and Caleb Powell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385351942
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I Think You're Totally Wrong
A Quarrel
Written by David Shields and Caleb Powell


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $25.95

An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate about life and art—beers included.

Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he’s a stay-at-home dad to three young girls), whereas his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art...

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A Man of Good Hope
A Man of Good Hope
Written by Jonny Steinberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385352727
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A Man of Good Hope

Written by Jonny Steinberg


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $26.95

In January 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city’s population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered by a militia, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept alone into the great wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout...

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Mindwise
Mindwise
Written by Nicholas Epley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743565
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Mindwise
Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
Written by Nicholas Epley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95

Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals instead? Why do we talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we...

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Plato at the Googleplex
Plato at the Googleplex
Written by Rebecca Goldstein
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307456724
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Plato at the Googleplex
Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $16.95

Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowd-sourcing and cable news? The acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality...

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