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Fields of Blood

(Available October 28, 2014)
Fields of Blood
Written by Karen Armstrong
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307957047
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Fields of Blood
Religion and the History of Violence
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $30.00

From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence.

For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression... Read more >
The Georgetown Set

(Available October 28, 2014)
The Georgetown Set
Written by Gregg Herken
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307271181
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The Georgetown Set
Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington
Written by Gregg Herken


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $30.00

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington—a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner.

In the years after World War II, Georgetown’s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors: a coterie... Read more >
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

(Available October 28, 2014)
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385354042
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $29.95

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
The Accidental Universe
The Accidental Universe
Written by Alan Lightman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345805959
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The Accidental Universe
The World You Thought You Knew
Written by Alan Lightman


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.00

With passion and curiosity, Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by recent discoveries in science. He looks at the dialogue between science and religion; the conflict between our human desire for permanence and the impermanence of nature; the possibility that our universe is simply an accident; the manner...

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The Burglary
The Burglary
Written by Betty L. Medsger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804173667
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The Burglary
The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
Written by Betty L. Medsger


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.95

In late 1970, a mild-mannered Haverford College physics professor privately asked a few people this question: “What do you think of burglarizing an FBI office?” In remarkable detail and with astonishing depth of research, Betty Medsger reveals the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI offices...

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Losing Our Way
Losing Our Way
Written by Bob Herbert
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385528238
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Losing Our Way
An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
Written by Bob Herbert


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $27.95

From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way

In his eighteen years as an opinion columnist for The New York Times, Herbert championed the working poor and the middle class. After filing his last column... Read more >
Queen Anne
Queen Anne
Written by Anne Somerset
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804171601
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Queen Anne
The Politics of Passion
Written by Anne Somerset


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

Five years after ascending the throne in 1702, Queen Anne united England and Scotland and became the first queen of modern Great Britain. By the end of her reign, Britain had emerged as a major power; the victories won by her general, the Duke of Marlborough, had humbled France and laid...

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The Ugly Renaissance
The Ugly Renaissance
Written by Alexander Lee
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536592
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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $30.00

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of... Read more >
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