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The King and the Catholics

The King and the Catholics

In the eighteenth century, the Catholics of England lacked many basic freedoms under the law: they could not serve in political office, buy or inherit land, or be married by the...

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Those Wild Wyndhams

Those Wild Wyndhams

The three dazzlingly beautiful, wildly rich Wyndham sisters, part of the four hundred families that made up Britain's ruling class, at the center of cultural and political life in late-Victorian/Edwardian...

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left...

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On Desperate Ground

On Desperate Ground

"Superb...A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail...This war story — the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir — has been told many times before. But Sides tells it exceedingly well,...

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Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

Opening in July 1914, as Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa to return to India, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1918 traces the Mahatma’s...

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Written in History

Written in History

Outstanding selection of great letters from ancient times to the 21st century, touching on power, love, art, sex, faith, and war.Written in History: Letters that...

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Heirs of the Founders

Heirs of the Founders

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished...

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A Guest of the Reich

A Guest of the Reich

The dramatic story of a South Carolina heiress who joined the OSS and became the first American woman in uniform taken prisoner on the Western front—until her escape from Nazi Germany.  ...

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Country Music

Country Music

The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century--based on...

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Living with the Gods

Living with the Gods

In the same format as his best-selling books A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation—the acclaimed art historian now gives us a magnificent...

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Here to Stay

Here to Stay

In Here to StayJohn Hersey tells of episodes in the past twenty years in which Man has courageously risen above desperate situations and shown his determination to survive despite the threats of the nuclear age.             Mr....

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Life Sketches

Life Sketches

This collection—harvest of a lifetime of brilliant reportage and reflection—brings together the most memorable biographical pieces John Hersey has written over the past fifty...

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The President

The President

The President has given me permission to take a kind of voyage with him—to watch him closely through a working week….I will be with him, most of the time, hour in and hour out…. At...

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A Beginner's Guide to Japan

A Beginner's Guide to Japan

From the acclaimed author of The Art of Stillness--one of our most engaging and discerning travel writers--a unique, indispensable guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan.After...

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Maoism

Maoism

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Young Benjamin Franklin

Young Benjamin Franklin

In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success.From...

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Gods of the Upper Air

Gods of the Upper Air

“Elegant and kaleidoscopic . . . This looks to be the perfect moment for King’s resolutely humane book.”—Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times“Captivating.”NPR.orgFrom...

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The Jungle Grows Back

The Jungle Grows Back

"An incisive, elegantly written, new book about America’s unique role in the world." --Tom Friedman, The New York TimesA brilliant and visionary argument...

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Time Song

Time Song

Julia Blackburn has always collected things that hold stories about the past, especially the very distant past: mammoth bones, little shells that happen to be two million years...

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The Impostor

The Impostor

Nominated for the Man Booker International PrizeFor decades, Enric Marco was revered as a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, a crusader for justice,...

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The Immeasurable World

The Immeasurable World

Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year (UK)"William Atkins is an erudite writer with a wonderful wit and gaze and this is a new and exciting beast of a travel...

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through...

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The Ministry of Truth

The Ministry of Truth

"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.”--George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its...

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The Secret Token

The Secret Token

*National Bestseller* A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed...

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