Complete Poems

Complete Poems

An extraordinary literary event: Daniel Mendelsohn’s acclaimed two-volume translation of the complete poems of C. P. Cavafy—including the first English translation of...

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The Nobodies Album

The Nobodies Album

From the bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel comes a dazzling literary mystery about the lengths to which some people will go to rewrite their past. Bestselling novelist Octavia Frost has just completed...

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Claire Marvel

Claire Marvel

A young man and woman meet, love each other, and are consumed. It’s a story as old as romance itself, but in this enthralling novel John Burnham Schwartz tells it...

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Bismarck

Bismarck

A reevaluation of Bismarck's motives and methods, focusing on the chancellor's rise to power in the 1860's and his removal from office in 1890.

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Liberty or Death

Liberty or Death

At midnight on 14 August 1947, Britain’s 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north...

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The Coming White Minority

The Coming White Minority

The 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of And Their Children After Them presents four Californians--Black, White, Asian, Latino--and their search fo r a new center in the shrill immigration...

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Animal Poems

Animal Poems

An anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet praises the whale. Shakespeare sympathizes with the hunted hare. Marianne Moore tries to catch a jelly-fish. Virgil and Emily Dickinson...

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The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

In 1888 Sherlock Holmes is languishing for a criminal case worthy of his powers, then one materializes, heralded by the spatter of gore and the shriek of headlines. For in vice-ridden...

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Thug Notes

Thug Notes

Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses...

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Evel

Evel

From New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville, this riveting and definitive new biography pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon—and reveals the unknown, complex,...

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American Icon

American Icon

It was an epic downfall. In twenty-four seasons pitcher Roger Clemens put together one of the greatest careers baseball has ever seen. Seven Cy Young Awards, two World Series championships, and 354 victories made him a lock...

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Nice Big American Baby

Nice Big American Baby

A blazingly original, profoundly moving new work of fiction by a writer whose world–and imagination–knows no boundaries. “I don’t know what planet Judy Budnitz comes from,” said Newsweek...

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Under Thirty

Under Thirty

For the vast generation of actors in their teens and twenties, as well as for teachers, directors, and producers, Under Thirty is an unparalleled source...

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Responsibility and Judgment

Responsibility and Judgment

Each of the books that Hannah Arendt published in her lifetime was unique, and to this day each continues to provoke fresh thought and interpretations. This was never more true than for Eichmann in Jerusalem,...

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A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

The author of the best-selling The Gates of the Alamo now gives us a galvanizing portrait of Abraham Lincoln during a crucially revealing period of his life, the early Springfield years,...

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Lawrence in Arabia

Lawrence in Arabia

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNew York TimesChristian Science Monitor • NPR • Seattle TimesSt. Louis DispatchNational Book Critics...

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Playing with the Grown-ups

Playing with the Grown-ups

Kitty loves living at the isolated Hay House with her doting grandparents, but it cannot provide the adventure and excitement that her restless, bohemian mother Marina craves....

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The Clouds Beneath the Sun

The Clouds Beneath the Sun

An exotic setting and a passionate, forbidden affair make The Clouds Beneath the Sun an irresistible page-turner that is sure to satisfy readers looking for an intelligent blend of history, romance, and intrigue. Mackenzie...

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Mr. Jefferson's Women

Mr. Jefferson's Women

From the acclaimed author of A Wilderness So Immense comes a pioneering study of Thomas Jefferson's relationships with women, both personal and political. The author of the Declaration...

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Cities and the Wealth of Nations

Cities and the Wealth of Nations

In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic...

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Rabbit Boss

Rabbit Boss

This legendary, epic novel tells the story of four generations of the Washo in Nevada and Eastern California—a story of dreams, dying, the loss of power, death...

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Guide to Sonatas

Guide to Sonatas

With the same authority, insight, and unique ability to bring music to life on the printed page that he brought to his Guide to Chamber Music, Melvin Berger gives...

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Cultural Literacy

Cultural Literacy

A must-read for parents and teachers, this major bestseller reveals how cultural literacy is the hidden key to effective education and presents 5000 facts that every literate American...

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What's Going On

What's Going On

   With the same personal authority and exhilarating directness he brought to his account of his passage from a prison cell to the newsroom of The Washington Post,...

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