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The Contemporary American Essay

The Contemporary American Essay

A dazzling anthology of essays by some of America's best writers, drawn from the past quarter century. AN ANCHOR ORIGINAL.The past two decades in America...

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Tecumseh and the Prophet

Tecumseh and the Prophet

"An insightful, unflinching portrayal of the remarkable siblings who came closer to altering the course of American history than any other Indian leaders."⁠--Professor H.W. Brands, author of The Zealot and the...

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Veritas

Veritas

From National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Ariel Sabar, the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that shook Harvard.In...

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Geniuses at War

Geniuses at War

The dramatic, untold story of a brilliant team, the world’s first digital electronic computer, and the race to decrypt the Nazis’ toughest code  Planning...

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Chasing the Thrill

Chasing the Thrill

A full-throttle, first-person account of the treasure hunt created by eccentric millionaire art dealer--and, some would say, robber baron--Forrest Fenn that became the stuff of contemporary legend. When...

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The Engagement

The Engagement

The riveting story of the conflict over same-sex marriage in the United States—the most significant civil rights breakthrough of the new millenniumOn June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme...

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The Sack of Detroit

The Sack of Detroit

A provocative, ground-breaking history of the downfall of the American auto industry from the widely praised author of Herbert Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times.In...

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England's Magnificent Gardens

England's Magnificent Gardens

An altogether different kind of book on English gardens—the first of its kind—a look at the history of England’s magnificent gardens as a history of Britain itself, from the 17th-century gardens of...

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King Richard

King Richard

From the best-selling author of One Minute to Midnight: a riveting account of the crucial days, hours, and moments when the Watergate conspiracy consumed, and ultimately toppled, a president.In...

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The Quiet Americans

The Quiet Americans

From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia comes a gripping history of the early years of the Cold War when the CIA's covert battles against communism undermined the moral...

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There's a Revolution Outside, My Love

There's a Revolution Outside, My Love

We are living through an unprecedented, revolutionary era. Across the country, people have lost loved ones, livelihoods, homes, and even their own lives to Covid-19. In the midst of the pandemic, historic...

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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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Antitrust

Antitrust

An important, urgently needed book from the much-admired senior senator from Minnesota, and former candidate for president of the United States--a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America...

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Hearing Homer's Song

Hearing Homer's Song

From the acclaimed biographer of Jane Jacobs and Srinivasa Ramanujan comes the first full life and work of arguably the most influential classical scholar of the twentieth century, who overturned long-entrenched...

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Voices of History

Voices of History

A celebration of the great speeches of world history and cultural life. A VINTAGE ORIGINALIn this exuberant collection, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore takes...

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The Equivalents

The Equivalents

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDIn 1960, Harvard’s sister college, Radcliffe, announced the founding of an Institute for Independent Study, a “messy experiment”...

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Names of New York

Names of New York

In place-names lie stories. That’s the truth that animates this fascinating journey through the names of New York City’s streets and parks, boroughs and...

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Stampede

Stampede

A gripping and wholly original account of the epic human tragedy that was the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. One hundred thousand men and women rushed heedlessly north to make...

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The Golden Age of the American Essay

The Golden Age of the American Essay

A one-of-a-kind anthology of American essays on a wide range of subjects by a dazzling array of mid-century writers at the top of their form. AN ANCHOR ORIGINAL.The...

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A Most Remarkable Creature

A Most Remarkable Creature

“A fascinating, entertaining, and totally engrossing story.”—David Sibley, author of What It's Like to Be a Bird “Utterly captivating and beautifully written, this book is a hugely entertaining...

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Horizontal Vertigo

Horizontal Vertigo

At once intimate and wide-ranging, and as enthralling, surprising, and vivid as the place itself, this is a uniquely eye-opening tour of one of the great metropolises of the world, and...

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Terror to the Wicked

Terror to the Wicked

A little-known moment in colonial history that changed the course of America’s future.A riveting account of a brutal killing, an all-out manhunt, and the first murder trial in America,set against...

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Every Human Intention

Every Human Intention

A thoughtful, illuminating exploration of modern Japanese politics and culture through the eyes of an investigative reporter  Dreux Richard presents post-Fukushima Japan...

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Red Line

Red Line

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Black Flags, the thrilling unknown story of America’s mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and keep them...

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