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It Was All a Lie

It Was All a Lie

From the most successful Republican political operative of his generation, a searing, unflinching, and deeply personal exposé of how his party became what it is todayStuart...

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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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Twilight of Democracy

Twilight of Democracy

A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism.From the...

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Stravinsky

Stravinsky

Widely regarded the greatest composer of the twentieth century, Igor Stravinsky was central to the development of modernism in art. Deeply influential and wonderfully productive, he is remembered for dozens of masterworks, from The Firebird and The Rite of Spring...

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Gods of the Upper Air

Gods of the Upper Air

2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award WinnerFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardFrom an award-winning historian comes a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous...

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Rigged

Rigged

"This pioneering and judicious history of foreign intervention in elections should be read by everyone who wants to defend democracy now." --Timothy Snyder, author of On TyrannyThe definitive...

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Hiroshima is the story of six people—a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest—who...

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Exercise of Power

Exercise of Power

From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir, Duty, a candid, sweeping examination of power in all its manifestations, and...

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A Beginner's Guide to Japan

A Beginner's Guide to Japan

“Arguably the greatest living travel writer” (Outside magazine), Pico Iyer has called Japan home for more than three decades. But, as he is the...

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Our Man

Our Man

*Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography**Winner of the Los Angeles Times Prize for Biography**Winner of the 2019 Hitchens Prize*"Portrays Holbrooke in all of his endearing...

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The Equivalents

The Equivalents

The timely, never-before-told story of five brilliant, passionate women who, in the early 1960s, converged at the newly founded Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study...

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The Castle on Sunset

The Castle on Sunset

Since 1929, Hollywood’s brightest stars have flocked to the Chateau Marmont as if it were a second home. An apartment building-turned-hotel, the Chateau has been the backdrop...

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Foxfire Story

Foxfire Story

Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for countless readers all around the world. In Foxfire Story,...

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The Map of Knowledge

The Map of Knowledge

The Map of Knowledge is an endlessly fascinating book, rich in detail, capacious and humane in vision.”—Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, winner...

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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 Dreamt Land

The Dreamt Land

A vivid, searching journey into California's capture of water and soil—the epic story of a people's defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wroughtMark Arax...

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The White Devil's Daughters

The White Devil's Daughters

During the first hundred years of Chinese immigration--from 1848 to 1943--San Francisco was home to a shockingly extensive underground slave trade in Asian women, who were...

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Autumn Light

Autumn Light

Returning to his longtime home in Japan after his father-in-law’s sudden death, Pico Iyer picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites: going to the...

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Honorable Exit

Honorable Exit

A MAIN SELECTION OF THE MILITARY BOOK CLUBA groundbreaking revisionist history of the last days of the Vietnam War that reveals the acts of American heroism that saved more than one hundred...

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The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Vietnam War—based on the celebrated PBS television series by Ken Burns and Lynn NovickMore than...

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Child of Light

Child of Light

The first and definitive biography of one of the great American novelists of the postwar era, the author of Dog Soldiers and A Flag for Sunrise, and a penetrating critic of American power, innocence,...

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Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us

Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us

From the moderator of The New York Times philosophy blog "The Stone," a book that argues that if we want to understand ourselves we have to go back to theater, to the stage of...

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The Unwanted

The Unwanted

Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a riveting story of Jewish families seeking to escape Nazi Germany.In 1938, on the eve of World War...

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Say Nothing

Say Nothing

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearBEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINEONE OF THE BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - WASHINGTON POSTNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNATIONAL...

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