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Democracy in America, Vol. 1

Democracy in America, Vol. 1

Out of Alex de Tocqueville's travels through the U.S. in the 1830's came an insightful study of a young democracy and its institutions. This 2 volume edition presents...

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The Fifth Queen

The Fifth Queen

Ford Madox Ford’s novel about the doomed Katharine Howard, fifth queen of Henry VIII, is a neglected masterpiece.Kat Howard—intelligent, beautiful, naively outspoken,...

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Black Virgin Mountain

Black Virgin Mountain

In 1967 Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It was the most horrific year of his life, truly altering him—and his family—forever. In his powerful memoir,...

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Auden

Auden

A masterful biography of one of the greatest English poets and most compelling literary figures of the 20th century, Auden is the first to take the full measure...

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Musicophilia

Musicophilia

Revised and ExpandedWith the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain...

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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens’s most popular and dramatic stories.It begins on a muddy...

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Far Tortuga

Far Tortuga

An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself."Beautiful and original...a resonant and symbolical story of nine doomed men who dream of...

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The Big Bang Never Happened

The Big Bang Never Happened

A mesmerizing challenge to orthodox cosmology with powerful implications not only for cosmology itself but also for our notions of time, God, and human nature -- with a...

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Family Furnishings

Family Furnishings

From the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature—and one of our most beloved writers—a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected...

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A Pale View of Hills

A Pale View of Hills

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is the story of Etsuko, a...

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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg. A National Book Award FinalistThe extraordinary story of how the vatican's imprisonment of a...

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Whites

Whites

Whether they are Americans, Brits, or a stubborn and suicidally moral Dutchman, Norman Rush's whites are not sure why they are in Botswana. Their uncertainty makes them...

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The Friendly Young Ladies

The Friendly Young Ladies

Set in 1937, The Friendly Young Ladies is a romantic comedy of off-Bloomsbury bohemia. Sheltered, naïve, and just eighteen, Elsie leaves the stifling environment of her parents’ home...

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The Age of Homespun

The Age of Homespun

They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America–ranging...

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Mellon

Mellon

A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry,...

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Before

Before

From the author of God's Snake, and Fear comes a stunning novel that shines light on what it means to be beautiful, and to be possessed—by oneself, and by others.The...

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Why Not Say What Happened?

Why Not Say What Happened?

Born into one of the most celebrated Anglo-Irish families, the Guinnesses, Ivana Lowell grew up at the whim of two literary heavyweights—her mother, writer Lady Caroline...

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Barabbas

Barabbas

Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god....

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Samba

Samba

For one year, Alma Guillermoprieto lived in Manguiera, a village near Rio de Janeiro, to learn the ritual of samba--the sensuous song and dance marked by a rapturous...

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Habits of Empire

Habits of Empire

Since its founding, the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed...

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American Pastoral

American Pastoral

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeNow a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, and Dakota FanningHere is Philip Roth's masterpiece—an...

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Funeral Games

Funeral Games

“Renault’s best historical novel yet.... Every detail has solid historical testimony to support it.”–New York Review of Books After...

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Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits

Here are two dozen tales in the grand adventure of engineering from the Henry Petroski, who has been called America’s poet laureate of technology. Pushing the Limits celebrates...

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The Autograph Man

The Autograph Man

Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. His business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them—all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame....

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