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The Comeback

The Comeback

An eBook short.Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio in the summer of 1921, resulting in permanent paralysis from the waist down. One year later, he went back to work. Noted historian...

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Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

An eBook short.An all-new, never-before-published original short novel by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, about a hapless American tourist’s...

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What We See When We Read

What We See When We Read

A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very...

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The Longest Silence

The Longest Silence

With ten books over a thirty-year span, Thomas McGuane has proven himself over and over again "a virtuoso . . . a writer of the first magnitude," as Jonathan Yardley wrote in the New...

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Shah of Shahs

Shah of Shahs

In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the...

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The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Hamburg, 1946. In the British Occupied Zone, thousands of Germans are wandering the rubble, lost and homeless, and Colonel Lewis Morgan is charged with overseeing the rebuilding...

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American Hunger

American Hunger

An eBook short.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory ReportingIn this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow...

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam

In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the evolution of one of the world's greatest cities. From the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through...

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An Event in Autumn

An Event in Autumn

After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly...

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The Girl Who Loved Camellias

The Girl Who Loved Camellias

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost...

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Japan 1941

Japan 1941

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearA groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and...

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Philoctetes

Philoctetes

The Trojan War has been raging for nine long years. Desperate for victory and a return home, the Greeks have been told by a seer that there is only one way to defeat Troy: the great archer Philoctetes and...

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On Gold Mountain

On Gold Mountain

Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family,...

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Reign of Error

Reign of Error

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s...

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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s masterpiece, an iconic fable of guilt and redemption set in Puritan Massachusetts, has long been considered one of the greatest American novels. The...

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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013**Willa Cather’s letters—withheld from publication for more than six decades—are...

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Tracks (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Tracks (Movie Tie-in Edition)

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE"I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going...

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Walden & Civil Disobedience

Walden & Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau’s account of his adventure in self-reliance on the shores of a pond in Massachusetts—part social experiment, part spiritual quest—is an enduringly...

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The Girl at the Lion d'Or

The Girl at the Lion d'Or

"Beautifully written and--extraordinarily moving."--The Sunday Times (London)From the author of the international bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss,...

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At the Bottom of Everything

At the Bottom of Everything

It’s been ages since the “incident” that estranged former best friends Adam and Thomas, and Adam has long since decided he’s better off, even if...

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Before the Trumpet

Before the Trumpet

 Before Pearl Harbor, before polio and his entry into politics, FDR was a handsome, pampered, but strong-willed youth, the center of a rarefied world. ...

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Falling Upwards

Falling Upwards

**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013****The New Republic Best Books of 2013****Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**In a dazzling fusion of history,...

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A First-Class Temperament

A First-Class Temperament

In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the...

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The Redeemer

The Redeemer

The crime is simple—the motive is anything but. Shots ring out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert in Oslo, leaving one of the singers dead in...

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