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E. E. Cummings

(Available April 28, 2015)
E. E. Cummings
Written by Susan Cheever
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781101910481
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E. E. Cummings
A Life
Written by Susan Cheever


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $16.95

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Economist, San Francisco Chronicle

Cummings, in his radical experimentation with form, punctuation, spelling, and syntax, created a new kind of poetic expression. Because of his powerful work, he became a generation’s beloved heretic—at the time of his death he was one of...

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Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography

(Available April 28, 2015)
Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography
Written by Charles Moore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781101873830
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Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography
Volume I: From Grantham to the Falklands
Written by Charles Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $20.00

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Confessions

Written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Format: eBook0
On Sale: April 1, 2015
Price: $3.99

 

Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But the...

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Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers
Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers
Written by Edward Mendelson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590177761
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Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers

Written by Edward Mendelson


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2015
Price: $21.95

A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers—including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H. Auden—Edward Mendelson’s Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great tradition of Plutarch, Samuel Johnson, and Emerson. Any important writer, in Mendelson’s view, writes in response to an idea of...

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Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers

Written by Edward Mendelson


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2015
Price: $21.95

A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers—including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H. Auden—Edward Mendelson’s Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great tradition of Plutarch, Samuel Johnson, and Emerson. Any important writer, in Mendelson’s view, writes in response to an idea of...

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The Man Who Saw the Future
A Biography of William Lilly
Written by Catherine Blackledge


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On Sale: February 19, 2015
Price: $12.99

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Gandhi Before India
Gandhi Before India
Written by Ramachandra Guha
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ISBN: 9780307474780
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Gandhi Before India

Written by Ramachandra Guha


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $18.95

A New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

A revelatory work of biography, Gandhi Before India is an illuminating portrait of the life, the work, and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in modern history. From Gandhi’s birth in... Read more >
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The Partnership
The Partnership
Written by Pamela Katz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534918
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The Partnership
Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink
Written by Pamela Katz


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $30.00

Among the most creative and outsized personalities of the Weimar Republic, that sizzling yet decadent epoch between the Great War and the Nazis' rise to power, were the renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and the rebellious avant-garde composer Kurt Weill. These two young geniuses and the three women vital to their work—actresses... Read more >
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The Partnership
The Partnership
Written by Pamela Katz
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ISBN: 9780385534925
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The Partnership
Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink
Written by Pamela Katz


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $14.99

Among the most creative and outsized personalities of the Weimar Republic, that sizzling yet decadent epoch between the Great War and the Nazis' rise to power, were the renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and the rebellious avant-garde composer Kurt Weill. These two young geniuses and the three women vital to their work—actresses... Read more >
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Dying Every Day
Dying Every Day
Written by James Romm
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ISBN: 9780307743749
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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $17.95

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne a  high-stakes drama full of murder, madness, tyranny, perversion, with the sweep of history on the grand scale.

At the center, the tumultuous life of Seneca, ancient Rome’s preeminent writer and philosopher, beginning with banishment in his fifties and subsequent appointment as... Read more >
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The Jew Who Defeated Hitler
Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and How We Won The War
Written by Peter Moreira


Format: eBook0
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $11.99

President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the slogan “The Arsenal of Democracy” to describe American might during the grim years of World War II.  The man who financed that arsenal was his Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau Jr. This is the first book to focus on the wartime achievements of this... Read more >
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The Jew Who Defeated Hitler
The Jew Who Defeated Hitler
Written by Peter Moreira
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ISBN: 9781616149581
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The Jew Who Defeated Hitler
Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and How We Won the War
Written by Peter Moreira


Format: Hardcover, 348 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $25.00

President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the slogan “The Arsenal of Democracy” to describe American might during the grim years of World War II.  The man who financed that arsenal was his Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau Jr. This is the first book to focus on the wartime achievements of this... Read more >
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Arik
Arik
Written by David Landau
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ISBN: 9781400076987
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Arik
The Life of Ariel Sharon
Written by David Landau


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $18.95

A commander in the Israeli Army from its inception in 1948, and a politician whose tenure bridged numerous governments, as both a general and a politician Ariel Sharon championed the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. But in his later years, as prime minister, he took a...

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Ambition and Desire
Ambition and Desire
Written by Kate Williams
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345522832
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Ambition and Desire
The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte
Written by Kate Williams


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $30.00

From CNN’s official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon’s heart—and with it, an empire.
 
Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power... Read more >
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Ambition and Desire
Ambition and Desire
Written by Kate Williams
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ISBN: 9780345522856
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Ambition and Desire
The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte
Written by Kate Williams


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $13.99

From CNN’s official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon’s heart—and with it, an empire.
 
Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power... Read more >
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The Fast Times of Albert Champion
The Fast Times of Albert Champion
Written by Peter Joffre Nye
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616149642
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The Fast Times of Albert Champion
From Record-Setting Racer to Dashing Tycoon, An Untold Story of Speed, Success, and Betrayal
Written by Peter Joffre Nye


Format: Hardcover, 460 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $26.00

RACER. INNOVATOR. CELEBRITY. MOGUL. CHAMPION.

This is the first biography of the short but exciting life of Albert Champion—record-setting bicyclist and motorcyclist, daredevil racecar driver, early automobile innovator, charismatic ladies’ man, and celebrity of the Jazz Age.

 
Though most Americans have heard of the companies Albert Champion founded—ACDelco and Champion Spark Plug—few... Read more >
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The Fast Times of Albert Champion
From Record-Setting Racer to Dashing Tycoon, An Untold Story of Speed, Success, and Betrayal
Written by Peter Joffre Nye


Format: eBook0
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $12.99

RACER. INNOVATOR. CELEBRITY. MOGUL. CHAMPION.

This is the first biography of the short but exciting life of Albert Champion—record-setting bicyclist and motorcyclist, daredevil racecar driver, early automobile innovator, charismatic ladies’ man, and celebrity of the Jazz Age.

 
Though most Americans have heard of the companies Albert Champion founded—ACDelco and Champion Spark Plug—few... Read more >
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Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Written by Peter Ackroyd
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385537377
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Charlie Chaplin
A Brief Life
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $25.95

A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.

He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of... Read more >
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Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Written by Peter Ackroyd
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ISBN: 9780385537384
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Charlie Chaplin
A Brief Life
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.

He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of... Read more >
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Isabella
Isabella
Written by Kirstin Downey
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534116
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Isabella
The Warrior Queen
Written by Kirstin Downey


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $35.00

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history

Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was... Read more >
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Isabella
Isabella
Written by Kirstin Downey
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ISBN: 9780385534123
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Isabella
The Warrior Queen
Written by Kirstin Downey


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $15.99

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history

Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was... Read more >
Isabella
Isabella
Written by Kirstin Downey, Read by Kimberly Farr
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ISBN: 9780553398472
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Isabella
The Warrior Queen
Written by Kirstin Downey
Read by Kimberly Farr


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $30.00

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history

Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was... Read more >
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Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Written by Kathryn Harrison
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385531207
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Joan of Arc
A Life Transfigured
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $28.95

The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Carl... Read more >
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Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Written by Kathryn Harrison
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ISBN: 9780385531221
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Joan of Arc
A Life Transfigured
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $14.99

The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Carl... Read more >
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Written by Kathryn Harrison, Read by Cassandra Campbell
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Joan of Arc
A Life Transfigured
Written by Kathryn Harrison
Read by Cassandra Campbell


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $22.50

The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Carl... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
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