The Last Six Million Seconds

The Last Six Million Seconds

It is April 1997, and all of Hong Kong is counting down to July 1, when Britain will hand over rule of the country to China. Public anxiety about the transfer of...

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The Burglary

The Burglary

The never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists—quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans—that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed...

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Building Suburbia

Building Suburbia

A lively and provocative history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live. From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to...

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Sugar in the Blood

Sugar in the Blood

In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados....

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Pink Mist

Pink Mist

From the author of I Saw a Man comes a powerful drama in verse that captures both the trauma of modern warfare and the difficulty of transitioning back to normal life after combat....

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Radiation

Radiation

The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity. Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation,...

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Madeleine's War

Madeleine's War

When Colonel Matthew Hammond was posted to the European theater during World War II, he sustained a serious injury on the front lines that cost him a lung. Now he is back in...

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The Killing of Crazy Horse

The Killing of Crazy Horse

With the Great Sioux War as background and context, and drawing on many new materials, Thomas Powers establishes what really happened in the dramatic final months and days of Crazy...

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The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit

Engaging and fast-paced, this gripping coming-of-age novel of chess, feminism, and addiction speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four. Eight...

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Crime

Crime

From Ferdinand von Schirach, one of Germany’s most prominent defense attorneys, comes a jolting debut collection of short stories that daringly brings to light the motivations stirring...

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Poe: Poems

Poe: Poems

Poe's poems have been memorized and recited by millions. Among his best-loved works are "The Raven" with its hypnotic chant of "nevermore, "...

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Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City

With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows...

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Sister Age

Sister Age

In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces the coming of old age. With a saint to guide us, she writes,...

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Kennedy's Brain

Kennedy's Brain

From internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell comes a gripping mystery and a depiction of every parent's worst nightmare.When Louise Cantor finds...

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Talking It Over

Talking It Over

In this powerfully affecting Flaubert's Parrot gives readers a brilliant take on the deceptions that make up the quivering substrata of erotic love. "An interplay...

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Born Twice

Born Twice

When a breach birth leaves Paulo severely disabled, his father, the articulate, unsentimental Professor Frigerio, struggles to come to terms with his son’s condition. Face to face with his...

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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America.  The...

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Empire of Self

Empire of Self

An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The...

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The Teacher Wars

The Teacher Wars

A New York Times BestsellerIn her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public...

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And If I Perish

And If I Perish

In World War II, 59,000 women voluntarily risked their lives for their country as U.S. Army nurses. When the war began, some of them had so little idea of what to expect that they...

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Collected Shorter Fiction, vol. 1

Collected Shorter Fiction, vol. 1

Written over a period of more than half a century, Leo Tolstoy’s stories reflect every aspect of his art and personality. They cover his experiences as a soldier in the Caucasus, his married life, his passionate...

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America the Philosophical

America the Philosophical

   A bold, insightful book that rejects the myth of America the Unphilosophical, arguing that America today towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world,...

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In the River Sweet

In the River Sweet

National Book Award finalist Patricia Henley captivates us with this engrossing novel of a woman whose long-held secret will transform her life and her marriage.From...

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Autumn Quail

Autumn Quail

Autumn Quail is a tale of moral responsibility, alienation, and political downfall featuring a corrupt young bureaucrat, Isa ad-Dabbagh, who is one of the early victims of the...

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