Great Issues in American History, Vol. III

Great Issues in American History, Vol. III

The third volume in Great Issues In American History, From Reconstruction to the Present Day is now updated and revised to include another decade of American history. Beatrice K. Hofstadter, wife of the...

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The Furnace Man's Lament

The Furnace Man's Lament

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection   These kinds of calls come with the territory. One evening, when the temperature in Minnesota drops...

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Getting a Life

Getting a Life

Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary...

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Me and Shakespeare

Me and Shakespeare

On the eve of retiring from a successful publishing career, Herman Gollob attends a wonderful Broadway production of Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes. Galvanized by the splendor of...

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Gifts of War

Gifts of War

A vivid tale of romance, adventure, and intrigue, Gifts of War is a remarkable novel that explores what made War World I so tragic and revolutionary.  During the Christmas...

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Planting By the Signs: Mountain Gardening

Planting By the Signs: Mountain Gardening

An Appalachian farmer’s almanac, “Planting by the Signs” is a valuable resource for the gardener looking for time-honored tips for clearing land and growing...

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Utopia Unarmed

Utopia Unarmed

Castro's Cuba is isolated; the guerrillas who once spread havoc through Uruguay and Argentina are dead, dispersed, or running for office as moderates. And in 1990, Nicaragua's...

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The Two-Bear Mambo

The Two-Bear Mambo

The basis for the third season of the new Sundance TV series Hap and Leonard coming Spring 2018. Full of savage humor, heart-stopping suspense, and...

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Avoid Boring People

Avoid Boring People

From Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a living legend for his work unlocking the structure of DNA, comes this candid and entertaining memoir, filled with practical advice for those starting...

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A Heart So White

A Heart So White

Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award, and widely considered Javier Marías's masterpiece, A Heart So White is a breathtaking novel about family secrets that chronicles...

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The Man Who Saved the Union

The Man Who Saved the Union

Ulysses Grant emerges in this masterful biography as a genius in battle and a driven president to a divided country, who remained fearlessly on the side of right....

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Best Intentions

Best Intentions

A complex, poignant exploration of racial attitudes in America, as illumined by the case of Edmund Perry. Perry, a seventeen-year-old black honors student from Harlem,...

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Infamy

Infamy

Bestselling author and historian John Toland’s expertise and skill as a narrator were awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for his sweeping Rising Sun. In Infamy,...

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Shakespeare and Modern Culture

Shakespeare and Modern Culture

From one of the world's premier Shakespeare scholars comes a magisterial new study whose premise is "that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare."       ...

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The New Yorker Book of Cat Cartoons

The New Yorker Book of Cat Cartoons

The same 101 hilarious cartoons that appear in the original edition are now in a miniature edition. The works of William Steig, George Price, Sempe, and many others...

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Courtroom 302

Courtroom 302

Courtroom 302 is the fascinating story of one year in Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Here we see...

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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a...

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Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

Based on 70 hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, commandant of Treblinka (the largest of the five Nazi extermination camps), this book bares the soul of a man...

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Nightmare Town

Nightmare Town

"Hammett's pioneering hard-boiled style has been much imitated, but the original--packs a wallop."--The New YorkerHere are twenty long-unavailable stories...

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A User's Guide to the Brain

A User's Guide to the Brain

John Ratey, bestselling author and clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, lucidly explains the human brain’s workings, and paves the way for a better...

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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

"The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's...

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When Memory Speaks

When Memory Speaks

J ill Ker Conway, one of our most admired  autobiographers--author of The Road from Coorain and True North--looks astutely and with feeling into the modern memoir: the forms and styles it...

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Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground

Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of...

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd, published in 1874, is the book that made Hardy famous. Bathsheba Everdene is a prosperous farmer in Hardy’s fictional Wessex...

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