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James Fenimore Cooper: A Life

by Nick Louras

In the first popular biography of Cooper in a generation, historian Nick Louras brings the man and his age vividly to life.


Nancy Reagan: On the White House Stage

by James G. Benze Jr.

Many thought of her as Queen Nancy. Others as the Dragon Lady. But for millions of Americans, Nancy Reagan was the always-smiling and deeply admiring presidential spouse who stood by her man; that image lingers...


Harry Truman and the Struggle for Racial Justice

by Robert Shogan

When Harry Truman was rescued from political obscurity to become Franklin Roosevelt's running mate, black Americans were deeply troubled. Many believed that Truman, born and raised in former slave-holding Missouri,...


Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire

by Peter B. Doran

The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire

 

Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding...


Golden Hill

by Francis Spufford

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746.

One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith,...


Wilde Times: Patricia Wilde, George Balanchine, and the Rise of New York City Ballet

by Joel Lobenthal

The authorized biography of one of the greatest dancers from the golden age of New York City Ballet


The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

by J. Kael Weston

A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict.

J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the U.S. State Department in some of the most dangerous...


Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

by Svetlana Alexievich & Bela Shayevich

The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia...


The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Fault Lines, The New Updated Edition: The Layman's Guide to Understanding America's Role in the Ever-Changing Middle East

by Don Liebich

A clear explanation of American Middle East policy

This updated version of Fault Lines is written for those interested in understanding the often convoluted history of American Middle East policy. By enumerating...


The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

by Guobin Yang

Raised to be “flowers of the nation,” the first generation born after the founding of the People’s Republic of China was united in its political outlook and ambitions. Its members embraced the Cultural...


A Flower's Shade

by Ye Zhaoyan

A decadent family drama of incest, addiction, and crime, this seductive novel set in small towns south of the Yangtze River in the 1920s was the basis for the film Temptress Moon.


Abahn Sabana David

by Marguerite Duras & Kazim Ali

Similar in tone to a Beckett play, the characters of this novel spend the night discussing violence, communism, and revolution.


Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community

by Andrew J. Jolivétte

The first book to examine the correlation between mixed-race identity and HIV/AIDS among Native American gay men and transgendered people, Indian Blood provides an analysis of the emerging and often contested...