History

Know Thyself

Know Thyself

A lively and timely introduction to the roots of self-understanding--who we are and how we should act--in the cultures of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Middle Ages and the...

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Proust's Duchess

Proust's Duchess

From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion--a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women...

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Imperial Twilight

Imperial Twilight

As China reclaims its position as a world power, Imperial Twilight looks back to tell the story of the country's last age of ascendance and how it came to an end in the nineteenth-century...

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Saving Central Park

Saving Central Park

The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from a state of serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place...

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A Brotherhood of Spies

A Brotherhood of Spies

A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disasterOn...

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Our Story

Our Story

Begun by the author when he was eighty-seven years old and mourning the loss of his wife, Our Story is a graphic memoir like no other: a celebration of a marriage that spanned the twentieth century in China,...

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Our Towns

Our Towns

A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive and provocative...

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Atlas of a Lost World

Atlas of a Lost World

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, that traces the arrival of the first people in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts...

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Goodbye to All That

Goodbye to All That

On the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I: a hardcover edition of one of the best and most famous memoirs of the conflict.Good-bye to All...

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The Big Ones

The Big Ones

By the world-renowned seismologist, a riveting history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to comeEarthquakes, floods, tsunamis,...

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God Save Texas

God Save Texas

With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the...

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Rescue Board

Rescue Board

America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a lauded Holocaust historian tells the extraordinary story of the...

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The Art of War

The Art of War

The ancient Chinese military classic that is widely admired today by both military and business strategists--in a new translation, with new notes and commentary.For more than two thousand...

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Disappointment River

Disappointment River

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds...

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Cuba en la encrucijada

Cuba en la encrucijada

Un libro de crónicas cubanas de la mano de doce de los más prestigiosos periodistas y escritores de nuestro tiempo que abarca política y arte, música y béisbol,...

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Time Pieces

Time Pieces

From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries--a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around...

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In Full Flight

In Full Flight

The remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past.Dr....

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Being Wagner

Being Wagner

Simon Callow, the celebrated author of Orson Welles, delivers a dazzling, swift, and accessible biography of the musical titan Richard Wagner and his profoundly problematic legacy--a fresh take for seasoned acolytes...

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McMafia (Movie Tie-In)

McMafia (Movie Tie-In)

Misha Glenny's groundbreaking study of global organized crime is now the inspiration for an 8-part AMC crime drama starring James Norton (War and Peace), Juliet Rylance, and...

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The Wizard and the Prophet

The Wizard and the Prophet

From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically...

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The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies

The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies

NATIONAL BESTSELLERThe prescient and now-classic analysis of the forces of anti-intellectualism in contemporary American life--updated for the era of Trump, Twitter, Breitbart...

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Inventing America

Inventing America

From acclaimed historian Garry Wills, author of Lincoln at Gettysburg, a celebrated re-appraisal of the meaning and the source of inspiration of The Declaration of Independence,...

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The Landmark Julius Caesar

The Landmark Julius Caesar

The Landmark Julius Caesar is the definitive edition of the five works that chronicle the mil­itary campaigns of Julius Caesar. Together, these five narratives present a comprehensive picture of military and political developments leading...

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No Man's Land

No Man's Land

1918: The end of the war to end all wars. The end of an era for victors and vanquished alike.When Germany launched the Ludendorf Offensives—the most massive military bombardment...

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