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Scent of Darkness by Margot Berwin

Scent of Darkness by Margot Berwin

In her hotly anticipated second novel, Berwin takes deep into the bayous of Louisiana, to a world of fortune-tellers, soothsayers, and potent elixirs. Scent of Darkness is a magical, seductive story about the power of scent, and about what happens when a perfume renders a young woman irresistible.

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A Jew Among Romans by Frederic Raphael

A Jew Among Romans by Frederic Raphael

From the acclaimed biographer, screenwriter, and novelist Frederic Raphael, here is an audacious history of Josephus (37–c.100), the Jewish general turned Roman historian, whose emblematic betrayal is a touchstone for the Jew alone in the Gentile world.

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The Happy Life by David Malouf

The Happy Life by David Malouf

“Happiness surely is among the simplest of human emotions and the most spontaneous,” says David Malouf. But what exactly are we looking for when we chase happiness? From Australia’s greatest contemporary author, an elegant, succinct meditation on what makes for a happy life.

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The Universe Within by Best-Selling Author Neil Shubin

The Universe Within by Best-Selling Author Neil Shubin

From one of our finest and most popular science writers, and the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish comes The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People, the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species?

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38 Nooses by Scott W. Berg

38 Nooses by Scott W. Berg

In August 1862, after decades of broken treaties, increasing hardship, and relentless encroachment on their lands, a group of Dakota warriors convened a council at the tepee of their leader, Little Crow. Knowing the strength and resilience of the young American nation, Little Crow counseled caution, but anger won the day. Forced to either lead his warriors in a war he knew they could not win or leave them to their fates, he declared, “[Little Crow] is not a coward: he will die with you.”

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Chris Ware Author of Building Stories on MSNBC's The Cycle

“The greatest graphic novelist of all time.”—Touré, The Cycle

Rave reviews continue to come in for Building Stories by Chris Ware. Ware’s interview on MSNBC’s The Cycle hails him a “comic genius.”

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Visit Pantheon Books at New York Comic-Con 2012

Pantheon Books will be at New York Comic-Con this week (October 11-14)! Come visit us at booth #1121 for some fun and awesome giveaways. Come by early to get your …

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The Endgame by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor

The Endgame by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor

Prologue

No one book can capture an event as complex as a war, especially a nine-year war in a distant nation that from its outset was permeated by tribal, religious, ethnic, local, and regional politics. Nonetheless, this volume seeks to provide the most comprehensive account to date of the United States’ involvement in Iraq.

From the start, our goal was to cover Iraq’s halting political development as well as the military battles. We gave attention to decisions in Baghdad as well as Washington. And we covered the clashes and political maneuvering from the early days of the American-led occupation, through the descent into sectarian violence, the surge that pulled Iraq back from the brink of civil war, and the vexing aftermath.

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Apocalyptic Planet by Craig Childs

Apocalyptic Planet by Craig Childs

The earth has died many times, and it always comes back looking different. In an exhilarating, surprising exploration of our planet, Craig Childs takes readers on a firsthand journey through apocalypse, touching the truth behind the speculation. Apocalyptic Planet is a combination of science and adventure that reveals the ways in which our world is constantly moving toward its end and how we can change our place within the cycles and episodes that rule it.

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Glittering Images by Camille Paglia

Glittering Images by Camille Paglia

From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art’s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas’s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.

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