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contents bloomsbury press The Great Divergence Mr. Churchill’s Profession Independence (pb) Elixir (pb) Beyond the Blue Horizon The Moral Lives of Animals (pb) Golden Gate (pb) Bloomsbury Press Backlist highlights
Timothy Noah Peter Clarke John Ferling Brian Fagan Brian Fagan Dale Peterson Kevin Starr
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Tim Birkhead Michael Sims Andro Linklater Edward Lucas Mourid Barghouti Margaret Heffernan Keith Devlin William Craig Thomas Mogford James Sallis
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Walker Bird Sense The Story of Charlotte’s Web (pb) Why Spencer Perceval Had to Die Deception I Was Born There, I Was Born Here Willful Blindness (pb) The Man of Numbers (pb) Yankee Come Home Shadow of the Rock The Killer Is Dying (pb) walker Backlist highlights
Bloomsbury Pinstripe Empire Rain Dragon How to Cook Like a Man Central Park Ada’s Rules The Flavor Thesaurus Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death The Paper Garden (pb) American Terroir (pb) When God Was a Rabbit (pb) It’s All About the Bike (pb) Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace The Queen of Whale Cay Meander A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar The Fatal Touch (pb) The Namesake The Fate of the Species Beard on Food (pb) The Good Life Our Divided Political Heart
Marty Appel 22 Jon Raymond 24 Daniel Duane 25 edited by Andrew Blauner 26 Alice Randall 27 Niki Segnit 28 James Runcie 29 Molly Peacock 30 Rowan Jacobsen 31 Sarah Winman 32 Robert Penn 33 Kate Summerscale 34 Kate Summerscale 36 Jeremy Seal 37 Suzanne Joinson 38 Conor Fitzgerald 40 Conor Fitzgerald 41 Fred Guterl 42 James Beard 44 Cheryl Mendelson 45 E. J. Dionne Jr. 46
William Stolzenburg Selma Dabbagh Catherine E. McKinley Marc Fitten John Dramani Mahama Cynthia Carr Christian Kiefer Jason Elliot Paul Bailey Patrick McGuinness Seth S. Horowitz, Ph.D. Lois Banner James Sullivan Daniel Wolff Emily Perkins Kate Bussmann
Rat Island (pb) Out of It Indigo (pb) Elza’s Kitchen My First Coup d’Etat Fire in the Belly The Infinite Tides The Network (pb) Chapman’s Odyssey The Last Hundred Days The Universal Sense Revelations Island Cup The Fight for Home The Forrests A Twitter Year Bloomsbury Backlist highlights Bloomsbury UK imports Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation publishing
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Richard Moore 72 Richard Witt 72 Mike Rowbottom 73 Anonymous 73 Allan Collins 73 Anonymous 74 Stephen Waddington and Steve Earl 74 Pat Lyttle 75 Bill Risebero 75 Ruth Sleigh-Johnson 76 Anthony Sully 76 Signe Rousseau 77 William Shakespeare, edited by Rene Weis 77 edited by Sarah Benson 78 James Quinn 78 Chris Rojek 79 Andreas Hess and Gerard Boucher 79 Robert Singh 80 80 Mark Chisnell 81 Brendan Hall 81 Justin Ruthven-Tyers 82 Nic Compton 82 83
The Dirtiest Race in History A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds Foul Play The Secret Olympian The Complete Guide to Functional Training Don’ts for Mothers Brand Anarchy Japanese Street Style The Story of Western Architecture Making Dolls and Creatures Interior Design Food Media Romeo and Juliet The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays This Much Is True Fame Attack Waking from the American Dream Barack Obama’s Post-American Foreign Policy The Sea Sailing Gold Team Spirit Phoenix from the Ashes Titanic on Trial Additional frontlist titles
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The Great Divergence America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
Timothy Noah A probing and provocative exploration of income inequality in America, and the dangers it poses to our democracy, based on Timothy Noah’s award-winning articles from Slate.
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What economics Nobelist Paul Krugman terms “the Great Divergence” has until now been treated as little more than a talking point, a club to be wielded in ideological battles. But it may be the most important change in this country during our lifetimes—a sharp, fundamental shift in the character of American society, and not at all for the better. The income gap has been blamed on everything from computers to immigration, but its causes and consequences call for a patient, nonpartisan exploration. In The Great Divergence, Timothy Noah delivers this urgently needed inquiry, ignoring political rhetoric and drawing on the best work of contemporary researchers to peer beyond conventional wisdom. Noah explains not only how the Great Divergence has come about, but why it threatens American democracy—and most important, how we can begin to reverse it. The Great Divergence is poised to be one of the most talked-about books of 2012, a jump-start to the national conversation about what kind of society we aspire to be in the twenty-first century: a land of equality, or a city on a hill—with a slum at the bottom.
Praise for “The Great Divergence” series in Slate: “An important, exemplary, and finally passionate work of long-form journalism.”—Hendrik Hertzberg “An excellent series.”—Nicholas Kristof, New York Times “A must-read.”—Jesse Singal, Boston Globe “Characteristically thoughtful and well-written.”—David Von Drehle, Time
Timothy Noah was recently named “TRB,” the lead columnist at The New Republic. He wrote for Slate for a dozen years, and previously served at the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, and the Washington Monthly. He edited two collections of the writings of his late wife, Marjorie Williams, including the New York Times bestseller The Woman at the Washington Zoo. Noah received the 2011 Hillman Prize, the highest award for public service magazine journalism, for the series in Slate that forms the basis of The Great Divergence.
For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots. Our incomes are increasingly drastically unequal: the top 1 percent of Americans collect almost 20 percent of the nation’s income—more than double their share in 1973. We have less equality of income than Venezuela, Kenya, or Yemen.
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Mr. Churchill’s Profession The Statesman as Author and the Book That Defined the “Special Relationship”
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Peter Clarke’s many books include Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Economist; The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire; The Keynesian Revolution in the Making, 1924–1936; and the acclaimed final volume of the Penguin History of Britain, Hope and Glory, Britain 1900–2000. 4
Is it possible to offer a fresh perspective on a figure as familiar as Winston Churchill? Distinguished historian Peter Clarke shows the answer is yes. When Churchill received the Nobel Prize in 1953, it was not for his role as a world leader, but for his literature. In fact, Churchill was a gifted and successful writer long before he was a politician, publishing a stream of books and articles over the course of his life. In this engaging and revealing new narrative, Clarke traces the making of the magisterial work that occupied Churchill for a quarter century, his four-volume History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Churchill signed the contract for History in 1932, at a time when his political career seemed over. His stunning return to power when the Nazis swept across Europe meant the book went uncompleted until the 1950s. But long before he took office, the massive project was shaping his worldview, his speeches, and his leadership: This was the work that defined the “special relationship” between Britain and America. In Mr. Churchill’s Profession, Peter Clarke explores an untold chapter in history and offers an intimate new portrait of an iconic leader.
Praise for Peter Clarke’s Keynes: “[A] useful and important introduction to what a modern Keynesianism might look like … Clarke lays out the development of Keynes's economics from the mid-1920s to his ‘General Theory,’ and it’s a gripping journey.” —New York Times Book Review “A wonderfully lucid exposition of complicated ideas … required reading.” —Guardian (UK)
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Independence The Struggle to Set America Free
John Ferling “Mesmerizing. Masterful. History written with the gravitational pull of a good novel.”—Dan Rather
With magisterial command and an unmatched sense of drama, John Ferling traces the political journey from protest to revolution. Independence takes readers from the battlefields of Bunker Hill to the cobblestones of Philadelphia and into the halls of Parliament, where furious debate erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. Independence is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost.
Praise for Independence: “Ferling expertly explores the multiple motivations that led to independence in July 1776, both inside the Congress and among the public.”—Boston Globe “A lucid, erudite account of a period both terrifying and supremely inspiring.”—Kirkus Reviews “In this splendid book, noted founding-era historian Ferling presents a convincing narrative of American independence that focuses on the role of contingency in the colonial break with the mother country … Ferling’s entertaining and edifying work is sure to find an audience among general readers.”—Booklist “This is how it really happened. In unequivocal prose, John Ferling captures the combined bluster and outrage on both sides of the Atlantic … Independence is rich in personality, and Ferling is unsurpassed as an authority. This is no ordinary history.”—Andrew Burstein, author of Jefferson’s Secrets and coauthor of Madison and Jefferson
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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of George Washington, a brilliantly rendered narrative of the epochal struggle in Congress that culminated in American independence.
John Ferling is professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia. A leading authority on American Revolutionary history, he has appeared in many documentaries and has written numerous books, including The Ascent of George Washington, Almost a Miracle, and the award-winning A Leap in the Dark. 5
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Elixir A History of Water and Humankind
Brian Fagan “As always with Mr. Fagan’s work, the range is dazzling, the focus sharp and the pictures vivid … The author holds us with his glittering eye, as he conjures a vision of a world with water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”—Wall Street Journal In Elixir, New York Times bestselling author Brian Fagan tells the story of our most vital resource and how it has shaped our history, from ancient Mesopotamia to the parched present of the Sunbelt. Fagan relates how every human society has been shaped by its relationship to our most essential resource. This sweeping narrative moves across the world, from ancient Greece and Rome, whose mighty aqueducts still supply modern cities, to China, where emperors marshaled armies of laborers in a centuries-long struggle to tame powerful rivers. As the earth’s population approaches nine billion and ancient aquifers run dry, we once again remember the importance of this vital resource. To solve the water crises of the future, we may need to adapt the water ethos of our ancestors, captured here in rich detail by Brian Fagan.
Praise for Elixir: “Eye-opening . . . Making sense of water and its place in the development of civilization . . . [Fagan] understands how the ancients struggled with changing climate and that what matters has always been the fluctuating availability of water, rather than shifting temperatures. That is an important lesson for us now.” —Washington Post “A rewarding survey of water’s role in history and contemporary politics alike.”—Kirkus Reviews 6
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“This is not only world history at its best, sweeping across all of humankind with a coherent vision, but also a feat of imagination and massive research.” —Theodore Rabb on The Great Warming “A riveting work that will take your breath away and leave you scrambling for a cool drink of water.” —Christian Science Monitor on The Great Warming “Fascinating … Fagan’s narratives … really bring this history-laden book to life.”—Sierra Club The Green Life blog on Cro-Magnon
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Beyond the Blue Horizon How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
Brian Fagan New York Times bestselling author Brian Fagan offers a vibrant history of how seafarers before Columbus first mastered long-distance navigation, transforming the history of civilization. In Beyond the Blue Horizon, archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan tackles his richest topic yet: the enduring quest to master the oceans, the planet’s most mysterious terrain. We know the tales of Columbus and Captain Cook, yet much earlier mariners made equally bold and world-changing voyages. From the moment when ancient Polynesians first dared to sail beyond the horizon, Fagan vividly explains how our mastery of the oceans changed the course of human history. What drove humans to risk their lives on open water? How did early sailors unlock the secrets of winds, tides, and the stars they steered by? What were the earliest ocean crossings like? With compelling detail, Fagan reveals how seafaring evolved so that the forbidding realms of the sea gods were transformed from barriers into a nexus of commerce and cultural exchange. From bamboo rafts in the Java Sea to triremes in the Aegean, from Norse longboats to sealskin kayaks in Alaska, Fagan crafts a captivating narrative of humanity’s urge to challenge the unknown and seek out distant shores. Beyond the Blue Horizon will enthrall readers who enjoyed Dava Sobel’s Longitude, Simon Winchester’s Atlantic, and Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel.
Brian Fagan is emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Elixir, the Los Angeles Times bestseller Cro-Magnon, the New York Times bestseller The Great Warming, and many other books, including Fish on Friday, The Long Summer, and The Little Ice Age. He has decades of experience at sea and is the author of several titles for sailors, including the widely praised Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California. 7
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The Moral Lives of Animals Dale Peterson photo: Richard Howard
Dale Peterson’s biography Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and Boston Globe Best Book of 2006. His other publications include Visions of Caliban (with Jane Goodall) and Demonic Males (with Richard Wrangham). Peterson lectures in the English Department at Tufts University.
“Well written, well researched, and forward looking … The Moral Lives of Animals is an eye opening, original, wide-ranging, and ambitious book … Peterson’s book gives us a wealth of new and powerfully original ideas for future research and debate.”—Psychology Today Wild elephants walking along a trail stop and spontaneously try to protect and assist a weak and dying fellow elephant. Laboratory rats, finding other rats caged nearby in distressing circumstances, proceed to rescue them. A chimpanzee in a zoo loses his own life trying to save an unrelated infant who has fallen into a watery moat. The examples above and many others, argues Dale Peterson, show that our fellow creatures have powerful impulses toward cooperation, generosity, and fairness. Yet it is commonly held that we Homo sapiens are the only animals with a moral sense. This rigorous and stimulating book challenges that notion and shows the profound connections—the moral continuum—that link humans to many other species. Understanding the moral lives of animals offers new insight into our own.
Praise for The Moral Lives of Animals: “A thought-provoking read that glimpses into the minds and behaviors of mammals.” —Scientific American Mind “This book challenges readers to absorb new information in an area unfamiliar to most. It is definitely worth the effort and is highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review “The Moral Lives of Animals is a breathtaking tour de force of enormous scope and deep importance. Filled with vivid and compelling stories, backed by numerous scientific studies, these pages should change the way we look at the workings of the hearts and minds of other species—as well as our own. Every literate human on Earth should read it.”—Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig and Birdology
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The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge
Kevin Starr “An ecstatic meditation on the complicated drama of the Golden Gate Bridge and a chronicle of its history.”—Wall Street Journal A lyrical account of the building and significance of the Golden Gate Bridge, the quintessential image of California’s breathtaking blend of nature and civilization, from an award-winning authority on California history. Kevin’s Starr’s Golden Gate is a brilliant and passionate telling of the history of the bridge itself, and a recounting of the rich and peculiar history of the California experience. The Golden Gate is a grand public work, a symbol and a very real bridge, a magnet for both postcard photographs and suicides. In this compact but comprehensive narrative, Starr unfolds the hidden-in-plain-sight meaning of the Golden Gate, putting it in its place among classic works of art.
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Kevin Starr is one of America’s most celebrated historians. His many books include a magisterial seven-volume history of California (“Monumental.”—Atlantic Monthly). He currently teaches at the University of Southern California.
Praise for Golden Gate: “A small wonder in its own right.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Accurately illustrated, readable, and rewarding … Starr’s stellar book encompasses politics, finances, design, art, photography, film, construction, history, bibliography, and even suicide, which occurs about every other week … Highly recommended … an exciting history of a grand architectural landmark.”—Library Journal “[Starr] seems to instinctively understand the place that the Golden Gate Bridge has come to occupy in the national imagination as a symbol of American enterprise and the gateway to the Pacific.”—New York Times 9
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Bird Sense Tim Birkhead A groundbreaking look at how birds experience the world through their senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and magnetic field detection. Most people would love to be able to fly like a bird, but few of us are aware of the other sensations that make being a bird a gloriously unique experience. What is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? How do desert birds detect rain hundreds of kilometers away? How do birds navigate by using an innate magnetic compass? Tracing the history of how our knowledge about birds has grown, particularly through advances in technology over the past fifty years, Bird Sense tells captivating stories about how birds interact with one another and their environment. More advanced testing methods have debunked previously held beliefs, such as female starlings selecting mates based on how symmetrical the male’s plumage markings are. (Whereas females can discern the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical markings, they are not very good at detecting small differences among symmetrically marked males!) Never before has there been a popular book about how intricately bird behavior is shaped by birds’ senses. A lifetime spent studying birds has provided Tim Birkhead with a wealth of fieldwork experiences, insights, and a unique understanding of birds, all firmly grounded in science. No one who reads Bird Sense can fail to be dazzled by it.
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What It’s Like to Be a Bird
Tim Birkhead teaches animal behavior and the history of science at the University of Sheffield. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London and the author of several books, including The Wisdom of Birds; The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Ornithology, which won the McColvin Medal; and The Red Canary, which won the Consul Cremer Prize. He lives in Sheffield, England. 11
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The Story of Charlotte’s Web E. B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic
Michael Sims The compelling story behind the making of the most beloved children’s book of the twentieth century. photo: Dennis Wile
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While composing what would become his most enduring and popular book, E. B. White obeyed that oft-repeated maxim: “Write what you know.” Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats—White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favorite hours as a child and adult. Painfully shy, “this boy,” White once wrote of himself, “felt for animals a kinship he never felt for people.” It’s all the more impressive, therefore, how many people have felt a kinship with E. B. White. Michael Sims chronicles White’s animal-rich childhood, his writing about urban nature for the New Yorker, his scientific research into how spiders spin webs and lay eggs, his friendship with his legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom, the composition and publication of his masterpiece, and his ongoing quest to recapture an enchanted childhood.
Praise for The Story of Charlotte’s Web: “A fine stylist, Mr. Sims portrays these scenes with a beauty and an economy of language that would make the co-author of The Elements of Style proud. He is a worthy disciple.”—Wall Street Journal “Immensely charming.”—Boston Globe “Thorough … clear, direct and concise … A lovely and empathetic testament to E. B. White’s vision.” —Washington Post “A full, engaging account.”—Los Angeles Times
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Why Spencer Perceval Had to Die Andro Linklater The untold story of the only assassination in history of a British prime minister—published on the two hundredth anniversary of the event, May 11, 2012. At approximately 5:15 p.m. on the afternoon of May 11, 1812, Spencer Perceval, the all-powerful prime minister of Great Britain, was fatally shot at short range in the lobby of Parliament by John Bellingham, a Liverpool businessman. Perceval polarized public opinion: Revered by some and hated by others for his fight against the lucrative slave trade, he domineeringly kept Britain at war against Napoléon and was driving her into war with the United States despite the huge economic drain of each, raising taxes to new heights to finance his decisions. Bellingham was not alone in blaming Perceval and his government for their ruinous policies; indeed, he claimed to have killed Perceval “as a matter of justice,” and believed he would not only be exonerated, but also applauded for his action. But he was not to enjoy relief; within a week, granted the briefest of trials that trampled his right to due process, he was hanged. In Why Spencer Perceval Had to Die, Andro Linklater examines the assassination against the dramatic events of the time with the eye and insight of the finest detective. Combing through Bellingham’s personal records, including hitherto undiscovered correspondence; piecing together his strange movements through the reports of London’s first detective agency; and using the letters and testimony of Bellingham’s wife, Linklater convincingly reveals, as nobody has before, the outlines of a conspiracy. While he fired the shot and was solely charged with the crime, John Bellingham clearly did not, as history has stated, act alone.
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The Assassination of a British Prime Minister
Andro Linklater is the author of Measuring America: How An Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy, The Fabric of America: How Our Borders and Boundaries Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity, and An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson. He lives in England. 13
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“Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Russia today.” —Anne Applebaum, author of Gulag “[A] brilliantly reported, morally unblinkered look at what has happened to Russia under Mr. Putin.” —Wall Street Journal
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“Powerfully argues that America and Europe’s excessive focus on Iraq and Afghanistan has blinded them to a threat closer to home.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
Edward Lucas is a senior editor at the Economist. He has been covering Eastern Europe since 1986, with postings in Berlin, Moscow, Prague, Vienna, and the Baltic states. He is married to the columnist Cristina Odone. He is the author of The New Cold War, which has been published in more than fifteen languages. 14
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Deception The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today
Edward Lucas If you think spying ended with the end of the cold war—think again! From the capture of Sidney Reilly, the “Ace of Spies,” by Lenin’s Bolsheviks in 1925 to the deportation from the United States of Anna Chapman, the “Redhead Under the Bed,” in 2010, Kremlin and Western spymasters have battled for supremacy for nearly a century. Edward Lucas persuasively demonstrates that “for most of the past decades, the Kremlin’s spymasters have run rings around their Western adversaries.” In Deception, Lucas uncovers the real story of Chapman and her colleagues in Britain and America, unveiling their clandestine missions and the spy hunt that led to their downfall. Some of Russia’s spies have had academic and professional qualifications that enhanced their contacts at the top of American politics and finance. Lucas reveals unknown triumphs and disasters of Western intelligence in the cold war, providing the background to the new world of industrial and political espionage. To tell the story of post-Soviet espionage, Lucas draws on exclusive interviews with Russia’s top NATO spy, Herman Simm, and unveils the horrific treatment of a Moscow lawyer who dared to challenge the ruling criminal syndicate there. Once, the threat from Moscow was international communism, now it comes from the siloviki, Russia’s ruthless “men of power.” “The outcome,” Lucas argues, “will determine whether the West brings Russia toward its standards of liberty, legality, and cooperation, or whether Russia will shape the West’s future as we accommodate (or even adopt) the authoritarian crony-capitalism that is the Moscow regime’s hallmark.”
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I Was Born There, I Was Born Here Mourid Barghouti A moving and revelatory account of the power of homeland and the pain of exile. In 1996, award-winning Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti returned to his home for the first time since his exile—first in Egypt, then in Hungary—following the Six-Day War in 1967, and wrote I Saw Ramallah, a poignant and acclaimed memoir of the exile’s lot. A few years later, he returned to the Occupied Territories to introduce his Cairo-born son, Tamim, to his Palestinian family. Soon after returning to Egypt, Tamim was arrested for taking part in a demonstration against the impending Iraq War, and ironically was held not only in the same Cairo prison his father had occupied before being expelled from Egypt when Tamim was a baby, but in the very same cell. Tamim then felt the same sting of exile as he was banished from Egypt. Explaining to his son, and to the world, the life decisions he has made, I Was Born There, I Was Born Here illuminates the path of exile across generations. Ranging freely back and forth in time between the 1990s and the present, Barghouti poignantly recalls Palestinian history and daily life while expressing the meaning of home and the importance of being able to say, standing in a small village in Palestine, “I was born here,” rather than saying from exile, “I was born there.” His elegant and expressive prose, beautifully rendered in Humphrey Davies’ sensitive translation, is full of life and humor in the face of a culture of death. I Was Born There, I Was Born Here is destined, like its predecessor, to become a classic.
Praise for I Saw Ramallah: “An important literary event … One of the finest existential accounts of Palestinian displacement that we now have.”—Edward Said
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Mourid Barghouti was born in 1944 near Ramallah. He has published thirteen books of poetry in Arabic including a Collected Works (1997) and received the Palestine Award for Poetry in 2000. A selection of his poetry, Midnight and Other Poems, was published in English in 2008. He lives in Cairo with his wife, the novelist and critic Radwa Ashour.
Humphrey Davies has translated many Arabic books by a wide range of authors, including Bahaa Taher, Khaled al-Berry, and Ahmed Alaydi. His translation of Elias Khoury’s Gate of the Sun was awarded the Banipal Prize, and that of Alaa Al Aswany’s The Yacoubian Building was voted Best Translation of 2007 by the Society of Authors in London.
“The passionate pain of exile, recounted at the end of a day by a true poet.”—John Berger 15
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Willful Blindness Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril
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The surprising reasons we turn a blind eye to problems—and how to see more clearly to prevent pitfalls and disasters in our personal, professional, and civic lives.
Margaret Heffernan, former CEO of several interactive media companies, blogs for BNET and the Huffington Post. She is the author of The Naked Truth and How She Does It, and lives in New Hampshire and England. Visit her Web site at www.mheffernan.com.
Why, after every major accident and blunder, do we look back and say, How could we have been so blind? Why do some people see what others don’t? And how can we change? Drawing on studies by psychologists and neuroscientists, and from interviews with business leaders, whistle-blowers, and white collar criminals, distinguished businesswoman and writer Margaret Heffernan examines the phenomenon of willful blindness, exploring the reasons that individuals and groups are blind to impending personal tragedies, corporate collapses, engineering failures—even crimes against humanity. We turn a blind eye in order to feel safe, to avoid conflict, to reduce anxiety, and to protect prestige. But greater understanding leads to solutions, and Heffernan shows how—by challenging our biases, encouraging debate, discouraging conformity, and not backing away from difficult or complicated problems—we can be more mindful of what’s going on around us and be proactive instead of reactive.
Praise for Willful Blindness: “Clear, flowing prose … The book made me think long and hard about how the pace and priorities of our daily lives can hinder our ability to live as decently and as truthfully as we can.”—New York Times “A tour de force of brilliant insights.”—Philip Zimbardo “An engaging read, packed with cautionary tales ripped from today’s headlines … Even better, [Heffernan] points the way out of the darkness.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
Biography/Mathematics July Paperback U.S. $16.00 / Can. $17.00 192 PAGES 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” 8-page color insert ISBN 978-0-8027-7908-3 TERRITORY world English CANADA walker via penguin agency Ted Weinstein Literary Management MARKETING Coverage in print paperback columns Focused outreach to math, science and history web sites and blogs Academic Marketing
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The Man of Numbers Keith Devlin From NPR’s “Math Guy,” the story of Leonardo of Pisa, the medieval genius who changed the course of mathematics in the West and helped launch the modern era. Leonardo of Pisa—better known today as Fibonacci—was the first Westerner to recognize the power of the Hindu-Arabic number system (featuring the numerals 0 through 9), which offered a much simpler method of calculation than the finger reckoning and cumbersome Roman numerals used at the time. His book Liber abbaci (The book of calculation) remade the West as the dominant force in science, technology, and large-scale international commerce. Leonardo of Pisa is best known today for discovering the Fibonacci sequence of numbers appearing in biological structures throughout nature, but despite the ubiquity of his discoveries, he has largely slipped from the pages of history. Keith Devlin re-creates the life and enduring legacy of this brilliant yet overlooked mathematician.
Praise for The Man of Numbers: “[Devlin] is adept at explaining esoteric concepts at the heart of old arithmetic problems, allowing readers to peer into the mind of a medieval Italian businessman.”—Wall Street Journal “Three cheers for Leonardo Pisano … A wonderful book for history-of-science buffs.”—Kirkus Reviews “Devlin illuminates one of the most remarkable and underappreciated episodes in cultural history … A surprising visit to a forgotten well-spring of modern thought.”—Booklist
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Fibonacci’s Arithmetic Revolution
Keith Devlin is a senior researcher and executive director at Stanford’s H-STAR Institute, which he cofounded. He is also a cofounder of the Stanford Media X research network. Known to millions as NPR’s “Math Guy,” he is the author of thirty books, including the highly successful The Math Gene. He lives in Palo Alto, California.
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Advance praise for Yankee Come Home:
“Intrepid Bill Craig’s wild journeys through Cuba tell a story no one has told before: The legacy of America’s disastrous 1898 intervention. With solid-gold reporting and a quirky flair for drama, humor, and pathos, Craig reveals not only a hidden Cuba, but the hidden heart of America, too. The book is bound to be a classic.” —Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig
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Yankee Come Home On the Road from San Juan Hill to Guantánamo
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“Craig braids the history of Cuban-American relations with quick, fluent grace.” —Nicholson Baker, author of Human Smoke
William Craig, a journalist and professor at New Hampshire’s River Valley Community College, has written for the Boston Globe, the Hartford Courant, the Spectator, and the Boston Review. His fiction has appeared in StoryQuarterly and the New England Review.
Beautifully blending history, memoir, and travel, William Craig ventures along the Spanish-American War battle trail in Cuba to connect America’s troubled present to its forgotten past. The Spanish-American War ended over a century ago, but its effects are with us still. In Yankee Come Home, William Craig travels through Cuba, the birthplace of American imperialism, to find out why our republican ideals died in the glory of San Juan Hill, and to reveal Guantánamo, the corner of Cuba we’ve never left. In doing so, he recounts more than a century of the fascinating, but none-too-flattering relationship between the United States and Cuba. Through present-day adventures—spirit-possession rituals, black market odysseys and roots-music epiphanies—Craig explores what that relationship has wrought in the lives of Cubans and Americans alike. Craig was drawn to the Cuban-American story by memories of his mysterious great-grandfather Thomas O’Brien, a self-proclaimed hero of the “splendid little war” whose legacy of glorious, painful lies left his own children wondering who he’d really been. Like the reality of “Papa” O’Brien’s identity, the story of the United States’ 1898 intervention in Cuba reflects more hubris than heroism, more avarice than sacrifice. But in the end, despite America’s unseemly history there, Craig’s journey through Cuba and its history takes him to a greater understanding of both countries. His observation that “at Guantánamo, freedom is in trouble on both sides of the wire” applies to the past and present of the United States as well as Cuba.
Crime Fiction August Hardcover u.s. $25.00 / can. $26.50 272 PAGES 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-0-8027-7999-1 also available as an ebook TERRITORY World CANADA walker via penguin Walker subrights audio and serial Film/TV and translation Greene & Heaton MARKETING National print, online, and radio media campaign Print and online consumer advertising Focused outreach to mystery booksellers and crime publications and web sites
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Shadow of the Rock A Novel
Thomas Mogford The first in an exciting new crime series set in Gibraltar and Morocco, featuring the colorful and resourceful lawyer Spike Sanguinetti. A humid summer night in Gibraltar. Lawyer Spike Sanguinetti finds Solomon Hassan, an old school friend, waiting on his doorstep. Accused of murdering a Spanish girl in Tangier, Solomon swears his innocence. He has managed to skip across the straits, but the Moroccan authorities demand his return. Spike travels to Tangier in the hope of delaying the extradition. Solomon’s boss, Nadeer—the founder of a renewable-energy company called Dunetech that is on the verge of financing an enormous solar-powered site in the Sahara—suggests that if Spike can delay Solomon’s trial until after the deal signs, he will persuade the governor of Tangier to bury the extradition demand. Complicating this offer, Spike encounters a Bedouin girl who insists that Dunetech is engaged in a nefarious scheme linked to the disappearance of her father. As Spike uncovers the truth, he finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a world of secrets, corruption, and murderous lies. Skillfully evoking the exotic landscapes and complicated politics of Gibraltar and Morocco, Shadow of the Rock marks the arrival of a compelling new thriller series.
Advance praise for Shadow of the Rock: “You go with Spike on his perilous journey and the complex pleasures and chicanery that ensue make you want to go on more of them.”—William Boyd, author of Restless
Thomas Mogford studied modern languages at Oxford University and holds a postgraduate diploma in law from City University, London. He works for ITV Sport as a translator and reporter on the UEFA Champions League. His short fiction has been published in the Field, Litro, and Notes from the Underground. An early work featuring Spike Sanguinetti was a semifinalist for the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was referred to by Publishers Weekly as “an exotic, addictive mystery.” Mogford is married and lives in London. 19
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James Sallis is the acclaimed author of more than two dozen volumes of fiction, poetry, translation, essays, and criticism, including the Lew Griffin series, Drive (currently a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling), Cypress Grove, Cripple Creek, and Salt River. His biography of the great crime writer Chester Himes is an acknowledged classic. Sallis lives in Phoenix with his wife, Karyn, and an enormous white cat. 20
James Sallis “Mr. Sallis develops an interesting kinship between cop and killer, though they never officially meet.”—New York Times In what is at once a coming-of-age novel and a realistic crime novel, The Killer Is Dying is above all the story of three men of vastly different age and background, and of the shape their lives take against the unforgiving sunlight and sprawl of America’s fifth-largest city, Phoenix. The detective is looking for the killer, Christian, though he doesn’t know that. Christian is trying to find the man who stepped in and took down his target before he had the chance. And the boy, Jimmie, is having the killer’s dreams. While they never meet, they are inextricably linked, and as their stories unfold, all find the solace of community.
Praise for The Killer Is Dying: “James Sallis, a master of literary noir, serves up a hallucinatory, almost visionary novel … After decades of toiling in relative obscurity, building a small but fiercely devoted readership, [Sallis] may have finally made it to the big time.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review, Top 10 Mysteries and Thrillers “Sallis takes his time weaving together the lives of these lost souls … The payoff is a moment of well-nigh miraculous consolation.”—Kirkus Reviews “Readers who appreciate Jim Thompson and still aren’t aware of Sallis would be well advised to seek him out.” —Library Journal
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Sports and Recreation May Hardcover U.S. $28.00 / Can. $29.50 592 PAGES 6 1 /8 â€? x 9 1 / 4 â€? 16-page color insert ISBN 978-1-60819-492-6 TERRITORY World CANADA Bloomsbury via Penguin Bloomsbury subrights serial and audio film/tv Wilson Media MARKETING Online consumer advertising National print, online, and broadcast media campaign Social media outreach targeting Yankee fans and fantasy baseball Leagues Tie-in to baseball season Serial opportunities Satellite radio campaign Author appearances in New York and New Jersey
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Pinstripe Empire The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss
Marty Appel Featuring introductory material by Yogi Berra, Bernie Williams, and Frank Graham Jr. Bestselling author Marty Appel writes the definitive history of baseball’s greatest franchise.
Advance praise for Pinstripe Empire: “Marty Appel is a fine storyteller with a keen eye for detail. He has firsthand knowledge of the bold-faced names and the bit players over a large span of Yankee history. All of which makes his perspective both entertaining and enlightening.”—Bob Costas “As a player, you don’t always view the things around you as history in the making. Marty Appel always did, and now, he’s given us this important book.”—Whitey Ford “For baseball fans this is a great read that takes you on an intimate trip into the Yankee Universe. For Yankee fans this is a gift that only Marty Appel could give us.”—Billy Crystal “What a treat this book is for anyone who loves baseball, its history, and its heroes. When I was a small boy eighty years ago, my big brother began teaching me about the Yankees and baseball—what happens backstage, in dugouts, clubhouses, and front offices. This book, like my brother, amplified my knowledge of the game. He would have loved it, and so do I.”—Robert W. Creamer, author of Babe and Stengel
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Yet it’s been nearly seventy years since Frank Graham wrote the last narrative history of the team. Marty Appel, the Yankees’ PR director during the 1970s, now illuminates the team in all its century-plus of glory: clever, maneuvering owners; rowdy, talented players; and, of course, twenty-seven championships. Appel heard war stories from old-timers like Mantle, Berra, and Casey Stengel, and has maintained a presence in the organization ever since. A collector, writer, and raconteur, he gives life to the team’s history, from the muddy, uneven field at Hilltop Park in the 1900s to the evolution of today’s team as an international brand. Loaded with over a century’s worth of great stories, folklore, and photos, this is a treasure trove for lovers of sports, the Yankees, New York history, and America’s game.
Marty Appel is the author of many books, including, most recently, the New York Times bestseller Munson. Following his years as the Yankees’ public relations director, he became an Emmy Award–winning television producer and director of Marty Appel Public Relations. Appel lives in New York City and appears frequently on ESPN, HBO, MLB, and the YES Network. 23
Since their breakthrough championship season in 1923, when Yankee stadium opened, the New York Yankees have been baseball’s most successful, decorated, and colorful franchise. Home to Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Berra, Mantle, Jackson, and Mattingly; and later Torre, Jeter, Rivera, and Rodriguez, the team has been a fixture in our national consciousness.
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Jon Raymond is the author of the novel The Half-Life, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2004, and the short story collection Livability, winner of the 2009 Ken Kesey Award for Fiction. He is the writer of several films, including Wendy and Lucy and Meek’s Cutoff, and cowriter of the Emmy-nominated screenplay for the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. Raymond’s writing has appeared in Bookforum, Artforum, Tin House, the Village Voice, and other publications. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family.
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Rain Dragon A Novel
Jon Raymond From the acclaimed, Emmy-nominated writer Jon Raymond, a mordant novel about the dream of changing your way of life, and the ultimate recognition that fate probably has its own plans. Damon and his girlfriend, Amy, have had enough of Los Angeles. Fitful and tired and dreaming of a simpler life, they leave the city to go work on a community farm. But they’ve scarcely arrived when their vague hopes start to come unraveled: What are they really doing here? Who are their friends? Are they truly testing themselves, or are they just chasing a fantasy that will never be fulfilled? By degrees, they realize that their dreams are not the same. For Damon, a career in the field of branding unfolds almost effortlessly, while for Amy, the menial labor of the farm leads to a satisfying but difficult new path. As the rift deepens, they are forced to evaluate fundamental questions of identity and fate, ambition and betrayal, compromise and lust. This novel is a fresh, searching story about the love of work and the work of love, and the life destinies that we sadly only recognize in retrospect.
Praise for Livability: “Raymond is a prose maximalist … [He creates] a varied society of compulsive and fluent interior monologuists, who experience their lives with articulate intensity.”—New York Review of Books “The lives of the folks in Jon Raymond’s Livability are clouded by longing and lit with rare flashes of grace.” —Vanity Fair “Raymond’s tales remain as quietly engrossing in their natural, printed habitat as they do upon a screen.” —Los Angeles Times
Food & Wine/Memoir May Hardcover u.s. $24.00 / can. $25.00 224 PAGES 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-60819-102-4 also available as an ebook TERRITORY World English CANADA bloomsbury via penguin First Serial, audio, film/tv, and translation Frances Goldin MARKETING National print, online, and broadcast media campaign Social media campaign on Bloomsbury Facebook and Twitter accounts at publication
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“Wonderful … [Duane is] an ontologist of dudedom, Henry David Thoreau doing aerials on a fiberglass board.” —Will Blythe, Esquire, on Caught Inside “I loved [it] despite caring nothing about surfing … It’s a stunner.”—Rick Bass, Village Voice, on Caught Inside “Vivid … [Duane] portrays the strange, obsessivecompulsive world of mountaineering with a sharp pen.” —Brad Wetzler, New York Times Book Review, on Looking for Mo
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A Memoir of Cookbook Obsession
Daniel Duane Julie and Julia meets Home Game in this funny and heartfelt memoir of discovering that a man’s place in today’s egalitarian two-income household lies squarely in front of the stove. When Daniel Duane became a father, this San Francisco surfer and climber found himself trapped at home with no clue how to contribute. Inept at so many domestic tasks, and less than eager to change diapers, he took on dinner duty. Duane had a few tricks: pasta, stir-fry … well, actually, those were his only two tricks. But he had a biographical anomaly: Chef Alice Waters had been his preschool teacher. So he cracked one of her Chez Panisse cookbooks and cooked his way through it. And so it went with all seven of her other cookbooks, then on to those of other famous chefs—thousands of recipes in all, amounting to an epic eight-year cooking journey. Butchering whole lambs at home, teaching himself to make classic veal stock, even hunting pigs in Maui and fishing for salmon in Alaska, Duane so thoroughly immersed himself in the modern food world that he met and cooked with a striking number of his heroes: writing a book with Alice Waters; learning offal cookery hands-on from the great Fergus Henderson; even finagling seven straight hours of one-on-one private lessons from the chef he admires above all others, Thomas Keller. Duane’s inimitable voice carries us through, with humor and panache, even through a pair of personal tragedies. Here is a writer who can make chopping an onion sound fun and fascinating. But there is more at stake in his wonderful memoir: In the end, Duane learns not just how to cook like a man, but how to be one.
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how to cook like a man
Daniel Duane is the author of several books, fiction and nonfiction, including the surfer classic Caught Inside. His writing has appeared in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, GQ, and elsewhere, and he is a contributing editor at Men’s Journal. Duane lives in San Francisco with his two daughters and his wife, the writer Elizabeth Weil. Visit his Web site at www.danielduane.com 25
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Includes 12 original essays
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Andrew Blauner is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency. He is the editor of two previous anthologies, Coach, with over fifty thousand copies sold, and Brothers, a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award. He is also the co-editor of Anatomy of Baseball. Blauner graduated from Collegiate School, Brown University and Columbia Business School, and he is a member of PEN and the National Book Critics Circle. He grew up, and has lived most of his life, within two blocks of Central Park.
Adrian Benepe has worked for more than thirty-two years protecting and enhancing New York City’s natural and historic beauty. He has continued this effort as commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2002.
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Central Park An Anthology
edited by Andrew Blauner, with a foreword by Adrian Benepe Nineteen literary greats share their private passions for the world’s most famous park. A wild night outdoors with Bill Buford. A football tradition with Nathaniel Rich. A jog around the reservoir with Mark Helprin as he “protects” Jacqueline Onassis from imagined harm. The 843 carefully planned acres of Central Park have not only crept into the hearts of its 38 million annual visitors, but also into the life and work of a diverse array of writers who come to revel in its natural remedy for urban chaos. In Central Park, a dozen exclusive pieces commissioned especially for this book are accompanied by a handful of beloved classics. Francine Prose reflects on open-air performances by Nina Simone and James Brown; Jonathan Safran Foer writes a creation myth of the park; Buzz Bissinger meditates on how the park defined his early life; and Marie Winn definitively answers Holden Caulfield’s question of where the ducks go when the ponds freeze over. This vibrant collection presents Central Park in all its diverse glory, with an ode on every page to a fifty-one-block swath of special New York magic. A must-read for the thousands who consider the park their own, and a keepsake for the many more who visit, it will be a standard for years to come. With contributions by: Paul Auster, Thomas Beller, Buzz Bissinger, Bill Buford, Susan Cheever, Ben Dolnick, Jonathan Safran Foer, Adam Gopnik, Brooks Hansen, Mark Helprin, Donald Knowler, David Michaelis, Francine Prose, Nathaniel Rich, John Burnham Schwartz, Susan Sheehan, Colson Whitehead, Alec Wilkinson, Marie Winn A portion of editor proceeds will be donated to the Central Park Conservancy, www.centralparknyc.org
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Also available Rebel Yell PB ISBN 978-1-60819-235-9 U.S. $16.00 also available as an eBook
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“[Rebel Yell] will make you laugh, yell (a little), and think (a lot).”—Essence “Intellectual yet heart-smart . . . [Hope] Blackshear faces down facts and fictions of her own past that parallel the tumult of America’s first postmillenial decade.” —Elle
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Ada’s Rules A Sexy Skinny Novel
Alice Randall Terry McMillan meets Laura Esquivel in an irresistible story of one woman losing weight and finding passion where it was waiting all along. Ada Howard, the wife of the preacher at Nashville’s Full Love Gospel Tabernacle, has a whole lot of people to take care of. There’s her husband, of course, and the flock that comes with him, plus the kids at the day care where she works, two grown daughters, and two ailing parents. It’s no wonder she can’t find time to take care of herself. And her husband’s been so busy lately she’s suspicious some other woman may be taking care of him … Then it comes: the announcement of her twenty-five-year college reunion in twelve months’ time, signed with a wink by her old flame. Ada gets to thinking about the thrills of young love lost, and the hundred or so pounds gained since her college days, and she decides it’s high time for a health and beauty revival. So she starts laying down some rules. The first rule is: Don’t Keep Doing What You’ve Always Been Doing. And so begins a long journey on the way to less weight and more love. Ada’s Rules will hit a nerve in our overweight and weight-obsessed world. An inspiring role model, Ada is also a relatable everywoman: smart, sassy, soulful, and unforgettable. Her hard-earned rules are about changing a body and a life—and also about falling back in love with the life you have.
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Alice Randall was born in Detroit, grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Harvard. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, and Rebel Yell. She is also an award-winning songwriter, and the first black woman in history to write a number-one country song. Randall lives with her husband in Nashville and is currently writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University. Like Ada, she’s done battle with her weight and won. 27
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Cooking May Paper over board U.S. $24.00 / can. $25.00 400 PAGES 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-60819-874-0 also available as an ebook
“With utmost respect for classic pairings, Segnit boldly considers the chemistry and harmony of flavor and ventures into unusual combinations for a perfect reference for the aspiring foodie.”—Chicago Tribune
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“An original and inspiring resource.” —Heston Blumenthal
“Erudite and inspiring, practical and fun, it will make you salivate, laugh, take issue and feel vindicated … A deceptively simple little masterpiece.” —Sunday Times (UK) “[An] exquisite guide to combining flavours.” —Observer (UK)
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“This superb book … is not so much a cookbook as an inventory of human inspiration … Everything here is just right.” —Guardian (UK)
Niki Segnit’s background is in marketing, specializing in food and drink, and she has worked with many famous brands of candy, snacks, baby foods, condiments, dairy products, hard liquors, and soft drinks. She lives in central London with her husband. 28
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The Flavor thesaurus Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook
Niki Segnit A special repackaged edition of a kitchen guide that has been called “endlessly fascinating,” “imaginative,” “indispensable,” and “inspiring.” Niki Segnit’s essential culinary reference book is now available with an award-winning, internationally acclaimed design. As appealing to the novice cook as it is to the experienced professional, it will immeasurably improve your cooking—and it’s the sort of book that might keep you up at night reading. Beautiful, entertaining, and exhaustively researched, this is a globetrotting collection of flavor pairings as told by a writer with a discerning palette and an entertaining, original voice.
Praise for The Flavor Thesaurus: “The smartest, most original compendium I’ve come across in donkey’s years … Rich and witty and erudite.” —Regina Schrambling, Epicurious.com “An imaginative but practical matchmaker, [Segnit] has a gift for pairing sometimes lackluster ingredients in a way that brings out the best in them and makes them more appealing as a couple than they ever were as loners.” —Wall Street Journal “For new cooks and old hands in the kitchen, this book is a must-have and a must-read. Not only are the flavor combinations and recipes offered useful, but Niki Segnit’s descriptions of each and every one are delightful to read.”—GOOP.com “The cure for dinner ennui … A cheekily erudite, endlessly fascinating master list of flavor pairings both familiar and surprising.”—Whole Living
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“This gripping novel has only one major flaw—it was far too short—I wanted at least another two hundred pages of these people and their lives.”—Victoria Hislop on East Fortune “A tender, intimate account of postwar England which left me both wistful and elated.”—Jim Crace on Canvey Island “An insightful novel about the perils of survival.” —The New York Times Book Review on Canvey Island
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Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death The Grantchester Mysteries
James Runcie From the son of the former archbishop of Canterbury, the first of six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history, featuring the unforgettable vicar and sleuth Sidney Chambers. It is 1953, the coronation year of Queen Elizabeth II. Sidney Chambers, vicar of Grantchester and honorary canon of Ely Cathedral, is a thirty-two-year-old bachelor. Tall, with dark brown hair, eyes the color of hazelnuts, and a reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney is an unconventional clerical detective. He can go where the police can not. Together with his roguish friend, inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney inquires into the suspect suicide of a Cambridge solicitor, a scandalous jewelry theft at a New Year’s Eve dinner party, the unexplained death of a jazz promoter’s daughter, and a shocking art forgery that puts a close friend in danger. Sidney discovers that being a detective, like being a clergyman, means that you are never off duty, but he nonetheless manages to find time for a keen interest in cricket, warm beer, and hot jazz—as well as a curious fondness for a German widow three years his junior. With a whiff of Agatha Christie and a touch of G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown, The Grantchester Mysteries introduces a wonderful new hero into the world of detective fiction.
James Runcie is the son of the former archbishop of Canterbury, the director of the Bath Literature Festival, and the author of four novels: The Discovery of Chocolate, The Colour of Heaven, Canvey Island, and East Fortune. He is also an award-winning filmmaker and theater director and has scripted several films for BBC. He directed a documentary following a year in the life of J. K. Rowling. Runcie lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two daughters. 29
Biography/Art May paperback U.S. $20.00 416 PAGES 5” x 8” 35 color illustrations throughout ISBN 978-1-60819-697-5
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The Paper Garden
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An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72
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A beautifully written biography from an internationally acclaimed poet, The Paper Garden is at once the story of an extraordinary eighteenth-century woman and a “graceful meditation on botany, nature, life and age” (New York Times Book Review).
Molly Peacock is the award-winning author of five volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush, and a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and the Times Literary Supplement. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives in Toronto. 30
In 1772, upon the death of her second husband, Mary Delany arose from her grief, picked up a pair of scissors, and, at the age of seventy-two, created a new art form: mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs. Delany produced an astonishing 985 botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers, now housed in the British Museum and referred to as the Flora Delanica. As she tracks the extraordinary life of Delany—friend of George Frideric Handel and Jonathan Swift—internationally acclaimed poet Molly Peacock weaves in delicate parallels in her own life and, in doing so, creates a profound and beautiful examination of the nature of creativity and art. This gorgeously designed book, featuring thirty-five full-color illustrations, is to be devoured as voraciously as one of the court dinners it describes.
Praise for The Paper Garden: “Delany’s story abounds with energy as Peacock brings her alive. Like her glorious multilayered collages, Delany is so vivid a character she almost jumps from the page.”—New York Times Book Review “A beautifully designed, eye-catching book … [The Paper Garden] is a celebration of second chances and the possibility—so attractive to those of a certain age—of an unexpected blossoming late in life … Here, then, is not only an introduction to a unique artist, but also a whole bouquet of thoughts and observations about the flow of life.”—Washington Post “Physically beautiful and emotionally transporting … A sumptuous bounty of gorgeous words, striking mosaics and a spirit of joy.”—Chicago Tribune
One of Library Journal’s Top 10 Books of 2010 One of Booklist’s Top 10 Food Books of 2010 One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Foodies of 2010
Food & Wine May Paperback U.S. $16.00 / Can. $17.00 288 pages 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” 16-page color insert ISBN 978-1-60819-458-2
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American Terroir Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields “Part manifesto, part travelogue, part science lesson, and part cookbook, this saliva-inducing work is … a sensual … journey into the best foodstuffs of America.”—New Republic The first guide to the “flavor landscapes” of North America, American Terroir explains how local conditions such as soil and climate affect the flavor of foods such as apples, honey, maple syrup, coffee, oysters, salmon, wild mushrooms, wine, cheese, and chocolate. Complete with recipes and a resource section for finding the best place-specific foods, it’s the perfect companion for any self-respecting locavore.
Praise for American Terroir: “Rowan Jacobsen is one of the best writers reporting on, and thinking about, food today. Period.” —Michael Ruhlman, author of The Soul of a Chef and Ratio “[Gives] a real sense of rediscovering one’s home turf, and seeing North America’s edible offerings through new eyes.”—Serious Eats (online) “Beyond issues of slow food and sustainability, Jacobsen’s affable, nerdy DIY spirit challenges readers to rethink their relationship to food.”—Publishers Weekly “Jacobsen eases readers into discussions of chemistry, history, geography, and gastronomy with cavalier charm and worldly wit … Inspirational and highly engaging.”—Library Journal
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Rowan Jacobsen is the James Beard Award– winning author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, The Living Shore, and Shadows on the Gulf. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, Outside, Forbes, Eating Well, and elsewhere. He lives in rural Vermont. 31
Fiction May Paperback U.S. $15.00 304 PAGES 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-60819-537-4
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When God Was a Rabbit A Novel
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Lorrie Moore meets John Irving in this “wonderful, darkly comic … and emotionally satisfying” (New York Times Book Review) debut from an extraordinary new literary voice.
Sarah Winman is an actress who attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and has gone on to act in theater, film, and television. When God Was a Rabbit is her debut novel. She lives in London.
When God Was a Rabbit is the story of a memorable young heroine, Elly, and her loss of innocence; a magical portrait of the pull and power of family ties, of loss and life. From Essex and Cornwall to the streets of New York, from 1968 to the events of 9/11, When God Was a Rabbit follows the evolving bond of love and secrets between Elly and her brother, Joe, and her increasing concern for her best friend, Jenny Penny, who has secrets of her own. Funny, quirky, utterly compelling, and poignant, too, When God Was a Rabbit heralds the start of a remarkable new literary career.
Praise for When God Was a Rabbit: “When God Was a Rabbit never feels melodramatic or unkind to its characters. Much of this has to do with Winman’s mastery of tone: the narration is dry-eyed but glinting … The most amusing and emotionally satisfying work of rabbit deism to come down the pike in a long time.”—New York Times Book Review “[When God Was a Rabbit] succeeds in being both charming and heartbreaking. This is mostly because of the piercingly real and believable voice Winman crafts for Elly, through whose eyes we see it all unfold.” —Boston Globe “[An] eccentric coming-of-age story … As [Winman] sketches Elly’s family life, [she touches] lightly upon both good and bad moments. It’s these little moments—some small, one monumental—that are the most affecting.” —Entertainment Weekly
Sports and Recreation May Paperback U.S. $14.00 208 pages 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” B&W illustrations throughout ISBN 978-1-60819-575-6 TERRITORY U.S. and Open Market excluding Europe CANADA Penguin canada Agency Allen Lane/Penguin Press MARKETING Online consumer advertising Coverage in print paperback columns Social media campaign: giveaways and contests with bike groups Focused outreach to outdoors, sports, and hobbyist web sites Outreach to bike stores for special sales opportunities Also Available ebook
“Entertaining, illuminating and beautifully illustrated, It's All About the Bike is a rare and precious portal to the heart and soul of bike culture and its surprising footprint—tireprint?—on all of culture.” —Atlantic Monthly “The social history is snappy and [Penn’s] almost religious quest for ultimate craftsmanship is full of wit.” —Financial Times “If you’ve ever felt the wind rolling over your back as you tuck into a downhill or cleared a log with a bunny hop, give it a shot. It’s a quick read and even serious cyclists will learn something.” —Associated Press
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It’s All About the Bike Robert Penn “It’s All About the Bike [puts Penn’s] vast and endearingly shaggy bicycle boffinry on a brisk round-the-world tour … Penn’s energy never flags, and he knows when to change gears … The book is as a wheel-builder named Gravy described Penn’s just completed, perfectly tuned, 28-spoked rear wheel: ‘Well, my friend. It’s true.’ ”—New York Times Book Review Robert Penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. He rides to get to work, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, and to stay sane. He’s no Sunday pedal pusher. So when the time came for a new bike, he decided to pull out all the stops and build his dream machine. It’s All About the Bike follows Penn’s journey, but this book is more than the story of his hunt for two-wheeled perfection. En route, Penn brilliantly explores the culture, science, and history of the bicycle. From the United Kingdom to California, via Portland, Milan, and points in between, his trek follows the serpentine path of our love affair with cycling. On the way to building the perfect bike, Robert Penn brilliantly explains why we ride.
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The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
Robert Penn has worked as a lawyer, waiter, contractor, DJ, photographer, and journalist—and has biked to every single job. He writes for the Financial Times, the Observer, and Condé Nast Traveller, as well as a host of cycling publications. Penn lives in Wales with his wife and three children. 33
History/Biography June hardcover u.s. $26.00 / Can. $27.50 272 PAGES 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” 8-page b&W insert ISBN 978-1-60819-913-6 also available as an ebook TERRITORY U.S. and Canada CANADA Bloomsbury via Penguin Bloomsbury subrights second Serial and audio film/tv Melanie Jackson Agency MARKETING National print, online, and radio media campaign Online consumer advertising Focused outreach to history, British-interest, true crime, women’s interest, and cultural publications and web sites Digital assets: slideshow, diary samples
Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady
The story of an intimate diary and a scandalous trial that rocked Victorian England, by the author of the bestselling The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. “I think people marry far too much; it is such a lottery, and for a poor woman—bodily and morally the husband’s slave—a very doubtful happiness.”—Queen Victoria to her recently married daughter Vicky
Headstrong, high-spirited, and already widowed, Isabella Walker became Mrs. Henry Robinson at age thirty-one in 1844. Her first husband had died suddenly, leaving his estate to a son from a previous marriage, so she inherited nothing. A successful civil engineer, Henry moved them, by then with two sons, to Edinburgh’s elegant society in 1850. But Henry traveled often and was cold and remote when home, leaving Isabella to her fantasies.
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher PB ISBN 978-0-8027-1742-9 U.S. $16.00 also available as an eBook
As she accomplished in her award-winning and bestselling The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Kate Summerscale brilliantly re-creates the Victorian world, chronicling in exquisite and compelling detail the life of Isabella Robinson, wherein the longings of a frustrated wife collided with a society clinging to rigid ideas about sanity, the boundaries of privacy, the institution of marriage, and female sexuality.
“Summerscale accomplishes what modern genre authors hardly bother to do anymore, which is to use a murder investigation as a portal to a wider world. When put in historical context, every aspect of this case tells us something about mid-Victorian society … The author’s startling final twist both vindicates her fallen hero and advances an ‘aggressive’ attack on moral hypocrisy in his day and ours.” —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review “One eloquent doozy of a true-crime thriller.”—Entertainment Weekly “It is a beautiful piece, written with great lucidity and respect for the reader, and with immaculate restraint. A classic, to my mind, of the finest documentary writing.”—John le Carré “It is not just a dark, vicious true crime story; it is the story of the birth of forensic science.”—Time “A terrific book … opens up a dark door in the Victorian credenza—dense with detail, and yet with a nimbleness to the writing that’s unusual even for a very good detective story.”—Nicholson Baker “Brilliant … Absolutely riveting.”—Sarah Waters
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Kate Summerscale is the author of the bestselling books The Queen of Whale Cay and The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. She lives in London with her son. 35
No doubt thousands of Victorian women faced the same circumstances, but Isabella chose to record her innermost thoughts—and especially her infatuation with the married Dr. Edward Lane—in her diary. Over five years the entries mounted—passionate, sensual, suggestive. One fateful day in 1858 Henry chanced on the diary and, broaching its privacy, read Isabella's intimate entries. Aghast at his wife’s perceived infidelity, Henry petitioned for divorce on the grounds of adultery. Until that year, divorce had been illegal in England, the marital bond being a cornerstone of English life. Their trial would be a cause célèbre, threatening the foundations of Victorian society with the specter of “a new and disturbing figure: a middle class wife who was restless, unhappy, avid for arousal.” Her diary, read in court, was as explosive as Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, just published in France, but considered too scandalous to be translated into English until the 1880s.
Praise for The Queen of Whale Cay: “At times it is not quite clear whether Summerscale’s book is a great love story (of a woman and her doll) or a cautionary tale about the dangers of wealth and madness. One thing is for sure: readers may not know what to make of Carstairs, but they will certainly enjoy reading about her.” —New York Times
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“Fun and funny … Summerscale tells her story with an affectionate, knowing eye … in a narrative style that captures the tone and spirit of Carstairs’ times.” —Boston Globe
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The Queen of Whale Cay The Eccentric Story of “Joe” Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water
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“A small jewel … Summerscale relates her story with a deadpan glee.”—New Yorker
Kate Summerscale is the author of the bestselling The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, which was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, and the upcoming Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace. She has also judged various literary competitions, including the Booker Prize. She lives in London with her son.
From the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, her first book, a daring biography of a true eccentric. “Joe” Carstairs was born in London in 1900, the daughter of a Scottish colonel and an American heiress. Educated in Connecticut, she returned to Europe in 1916 and drove ambulances for the Women’s Legion in France. She deserted her husband at the church door (marriage was a prerequisite for her to receive her four million dollar inheritance) and settled in England where she took up racing, established a boatyard at Cowes, and won nearly every trophy going. In the 1930s she started traveling widely, finally moving to the West Indies, where she bought the island of Whale Cay. There she developed the island into a populated community, building everything from roads and schools to lighthouses and churches. Carstairs then succeeded in establishing hegemony over the five hundred islanders, controlling not only their sexual morals but also their diet. In 1944 she built a deepwater harbor for the Royal Navy’s use and, without a word to her population, left the island to build warcraft in Florida, where she settled for forty years, having run a steamship freightline and set up a chain of airports. Kate Summerscale’s brilliant biography brings out of obscurity a woman whose very boldness took her beyond fame and notoriety.
Travel June Hardcover U.S. $25.00 / can. $26.50 320 PAGES 6 1 /8 ” x 9 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-59691-652-4 also available as an ebook TERRITORY U.S. and Canada CANADA bloomsbury via penguin Bloomsbury Subrights Second Serial film/tv Jill Grinberg Literary Management MARKETING National print, online, and radio media campaign
“An unerring pleasure to read.”—Kirkus Reviews on A Fez of the Heart “An affable and wideranging travel book.” —Wall Street Journal on The Snakebite Survivors’ Club “Delightful … His serpentine forays … verge on the Monty Pythonesque, and his footloose, open-minded spirit recalls Bruce Chatwin.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Snakebite Survivors’ Club
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Meander East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River
“Seal tells fascinating stories and complements them with lore that is funny, gruesome, and mesmerizing.” —Men’s Journal on The Snakebite Survivors’ Club
Jeremy Seal A winding exploration of the once-majestic river that has ferried empires, marked continents, and created riches on the dynamic cultural cusp between East and West.
In a rapidly industrializing Turkey, the river itself has been largely forgotten, but the Meander was the original conduit by which the cultures of Europe and Asia first met, then clashed. The city at the river’s mouth, Miletus, was home to the earliest Western philosophers, while the one at its source, Dinar, commanded the mountain pass that carried the earliest roads east. All manner of legendary adventurers, soldiers, and visionaries passed through: the Persian king Xerxes, Alexander the Great, Saint Paul, and Crusader kings, to name just a few. In the course of his travels, Seal meets any number of people eager to share stories with a stranger. This rich mix creates a portrait of extraordinary insight and sweep at a time when Turkey is busy rediscovering her historic significance. An enchanting blend of past and present, at once epic and intimate, Meander is an atmospheric, incident-rich, and free-flowing portrayal of the essential meeting point between East and West.
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The Meander is a river so famously winding that its name has long since come to signify digression, an approach author Jeremy Seal makes the most of while traveling the length of the river alone by canoe. A natural storyteller, Seal takes readers from the Meander’s source in the uplands of central Turkey to its mouth on the Aegean Sea, with as many historical, cultural, and personal asides as there are bends in the river.
Travel writer Jeremy Seal fell in love with Turkey twenty-five years ago. Since then, he has returned regularly to write books and articles. He is the author of The Snakebite Survivors’ Club, A Fez of the Heart, Treachery at Sharpnose Point, and Nicholas.
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A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar A Novel
Suzanne Joinson Like Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a wondrous, richly conceived, irresistible debut novel that sweeps the reader away to a different world.
A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar explores the fault lines that appear when traditions from different parts of an increasingly globalized world crash into one other. Beautifully written, and peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, the novel interweaves the stories of Frieda and Eva, gradually revealing the links between them and the ways in which they each challenge and negotiate the restrictions of their societies as they make their hard-won way toward home. A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar marks the debut of a wonderfully talented new writer.
Excerpt from A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar: Kashgar, East Turkestan. May 1, 1923. I may as well begin with the bones. They were scalded, sun-bleached, like tiny flutes. I saw them from the cart, and though nearing the end of our journey for the night, I called out to the carter to stop. They were bird bones, piled below a tamarisk tree, and I suppose that my fate could be read from the pattern they made in the dust, if only I knew how to see it …
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In present-day London, a young woman, Frieda, returns from a long trip abroad to find a man sleeping outside her front door. She gives him a blanket and a pillow, and in the morning finds the bedding neatly folded and an exquisite drawing of a bird with a long feathery tail, some delicate Arabic writing, and a boat made out of a flock of seagulls on her wall. Tayeb, in flight from his Yemeni homeland, befriends Frieda and, when she learns she has inherited the contents of an apartment belonging to a dead woman she has never heard of, they embark on an unexpected journey together.
Suzanne Joinson works in the literature department of the British Council, specializing in the Middle East, North Africa, and China, and she is the Arts Council–funded writer-in-residence at Shoreham Airport in the UK. Her personal blog can be found online at http:// delicatelittlebirds .wordpress.com, and she tweets at @suzyjoinson. Visit her Web site at www .suzannejoinson.com.
It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva’s motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, she is ready for adventure.
Also available Mystery June Paperback U.S. $14.00 / can. $15.00 384 PAGES 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-60819-849-8 TERRITORY world english CANADA bloomsbury via penguin agency United Agents (UK)
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The Fatal Touch A Commissario Alec Blume Novel
Conor Fitzgerald “Fills the gap left by Michael Dibdin.”—Sunday Times (London) Conor Fitzgerald is the author of The Dogs of Rome and The Namesake, also featuring Commissario Alec Blume. He has lived in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Italy. He has worked as an arts editor, produced a current affairs journal for foreign embassies based in Rome, and founded a successful translation company. He is married with two children and lives in Rome. 40
Alec Blume returns to action in this intricate and heart-pounding new novel. With the help of his associate Caterina, Blume is called to the scene of a death connected to a spate of muggings. Though the Carabinieri—military police—are trying to control the investigation, Blume, never one to bow to authority, pursues it his own way. Immersed in an old-world setting and written with satisfying detail about the tools of art forgery, this is a riveting novel, with rich characters and a spectacular conclusion.
Praise for The Fatal Touch: “Although an organized crime angle injects an element of danger into the investigation, there’s more pleasure to be had from Fitzgerald’s commentary on the victim’s dodgy trade, including fascinating technical instruction for ‘forgers, interpreters, emulators, admirers and genuine artists.’ ”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review “Like Iain Pears, Fitzgerald uses art history to get inside his characters’ heads, exposing inner lives in painterly roundness. This is already a series every fan of the Italian crime novel needs to know.”—Booklist “Exciting … Intriguing touches such as the tools a forger has in the kitchen and a strong sense of Rome’s environs enrich the intelligent plot.”—Publishers Weekly
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the Namesake A Commissario Alec Blume Novel
“A powerful and hugely compelling novel. Dark, worldly and written with tremendous style and assurance.”—William Boyd on The Dogs of Rome “The American-born Blume is an engaging hero who might just have to potential to fill the gap left when Michael Dibdin’s death ended his Italian detective Aurelio Zen’s investigations.” —Sunday Times (UK)
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“A sizzling-hot debut that deftly weaves together corrupt politicians, organized crime, and centuries-old tradition.” —Entertainment Weekly
Conor Fitzgerald The thrilling new installment in the Commissario Blume series from Conor Fitzgerald, the heir apparent to Michael Dibdin. When magistrate Matteo Arconti’s namesake, an insurance man from Milan, is found dead outside the court buildings in Piazzo Clodio, it’s a clear warning to the authorities in Rome—a message of defiance and intimidation from a powerful crime syndicate. Commissioner Alec Blume, interpreting the reference to his other ongoing case—a frustrating one in which he’s so far been unable to pin murder on a Mafia boss operating at an untouchable distance in Germany— knows he’s too close to it. Handing control of the investigation to now live-in and not-so-secret partner Caterina Mattiola, Blume takes a backseat. And while Caterina embarks on questioning the Milanese widow, Blume has an underhand idea of his own to lure the arrogant mafioso out of his hiding place …
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the fate of the species Why the Human Race May Cause Its Own Extinction and How We Can Stop It
Fred Guterl A fascinating, sometimes terrifying look into the possible futures of the human species—and how we can survive.
But for all our talk about sea levels and biotechnology, do we really know what our future will actually look like? Will our immune systems be attacked by so-called super bugs, always evolving, and more easily spread than ever? Will the disappearance of numerous species cripple the biosphere? And if it does, what happens then? In this provocative, gripping book, Scientific American editor Fred Guterl explores these and other looming scenarios in vivid detail—the way they might really happen—and then proffers the means to avoid them. We find ourselves in a trap: Technology got us into this mess, and it’s also the only thing that can help us survive it. Guterl’s riveting book is a grand and necessary thought experiment, not merely a scary story, but a fresh perspective on the world we’re remaking, and a route to safe harbor.
Excerpt from The Fate of the Species: Most people probably remember the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 as an overreaction by health officials. There was an initial scare, but by the time the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic in the summer, everybody knew H1N1 was a mild form—even milder than the typical seasonal flu. In the end, many European and U.S. vaccine supplies stayed on the shelves, unused. The outbreak killed “only” a few thousand people. But the experts didn’t overreact to the 2009 outbreak. “H1N1 caught us all with our pants down,” says Dr. Robert Webster. “Not one virologist had the slightest suspicion.” A year before the outbreak, he says, “no one, but no one, would have said that H1N1 would have been the next pandemic.” “This time we got damn lucky the virus was only mildly pathogenic.” If H1N1 had truly been a “total disaster,” Webster says, “you wouldn’t get the gasoline for your car, you wouldn’t get the electricity for your power, you wouldn’t get the medicines you need. Society as we know it would fall apart. There wouldn’t be a hell of a lot scientists could do for you in the first wave.”
The sixth “mass extinction event” in the history of planet Earth is currently under way, with over two hundred species dying off every day. The cause of this seismic event is also the source of the single biggest threat to human life: our own inventions.
Fred Guterl is executive editor of Scientific American. In ten years working for Newsweek, he worked closely with Fareed Zakaria to cover the most important trends in science, technology, and international affairs. He has also appeared on CNN, Charlie Rose, the Today Show, and on other television programs to discuss popular issues in science. Guterl holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester, and has taught science writing at Princeton University. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.
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Often referred to as the dean of American cookery, James Beard authored dozens of books on cooking and food before his death in 1985. Today, his Greenwich Village town house is the country’s only historical culinary center, and home to the James Beard Foundation.
Mark Bittman is a food columnist for the New York Times Magazine and an opinion columnist. He wrote the Minimalist column for the New York Times dining section for over thirteen years. His recent books include Food Matters and The Food Matters Cookbook. He is also the author of the bestselling cookbook How to Cook Everything, among others. 44
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Beard on Food The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom from the Dean of American Cooking James Beard, foreword by Mark Bittman A kitchen classic, now available in paperback for the first time. In the 1974 classic Beard on Food, one of America’s great culinary thinkers and teachers collects his own favorite writing, on topics ranging from the perfect hamburger to the pleasures of oxtail, from salad dressing to sauce diable—all accompanied by delicious recipes. Together, they comprise an invaluable reference for cooks, and advance Beard’s appealing philosophy of food—unfussy, erudite, and exuberant. An essential addition to the library of any home cook or food enthusiast.
Praise for James Beard: “Few food writers have ever managed to be as lively and entertaining, such good company to a fellow food lover wondering what to cook next … James Beard’s most personal book is meant, like a perpetually full cookie jar, to be dipped into according to the whim of your appetite. The result is a kind of happy freedom and, of course, a very full stomach.”—New York Times Magazine on Beard on Food “In matters of the palate James Beard is absolutely to be trusted … He is always on target.”—Chicago Tribune “[Beard] was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table.”—Craig Claiborne, New York Times
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The Good Life The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World
Cheryl Mendelson From the bestselling author of Home Comforts: an engaging, provocative, and ultimately useful look at the “moral mentality” that rescues the idea of a good life from the political right. The Good Life is a deeply reasoned but entertaining polemic about how the notion of morality has been co-opted by the political right, as the culture increasingly embraces the shallow charms of celebrity, gives a pass when it comes to failings in the realm of marital fidelity, and lives comfortably with the notion that we are all driven, more or less, by greed and the desire for power over others. Mendelson, who is for gay rights, sexual equality, labor unions, and the strong regulation of business and finance, is decidedly conservative when it comes to personal morality. She believes that while the right manages to effectively portray its opponents as socialist slackers, it claims a moral superiority it doesn’t at all exhibit, lacking, as she says, moral compassion, one of the essential moral virtues. Provocative, inspiring, and deeply grounded, The Good Life shows that while the moral life is a hard road, the more of us who recognize that it is out there to be attempted, the better our culture will be.
Praise for Home Comforts: “Mesmerizing—and, in its own way, revolutionary.”—Chicago Sun-Times “An extraordinary achievement that has no peer in this century and may well have none in the next.” —Newsweek
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Cheryl Mendelson is the author of the bestselling Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, as well as three novels. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She has practiced law in New York City and teaches philosophy at Barnard College. Her next book, on the subject of marriage, is to be published by Bloomsbury in 2013. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.
“I couldn’t put it down.”—Cynthia Crossen, Wall Street Journal 45
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Barack Obama, the Tea Party, and the Battle for the American Idea
E. J. Dionne Jr. From one of our most respected and well-known political commentators, a passionate argument about who we are as a nation, what is tearing us apart, and what can be done to restore our sense of confidence.
Dionne offers both a fascinating tour of American history—from the Founding Fathers to Clay and Lincoln, on to the Populists, the Progressives and the New Dealers—and also an analysis of our current politics that shatters conventional wisdom. The true American idea, far from endorsing government inaction or indifference, has always viewed the federal government as an active and constructive partner with the rest of society in promoting prosperity, opportunity, and American greatness. The ability of the American system to self-correct is its greatest asset and Dionne challenges progressives to embrace the American story. Our fractious but productive past offers us the resources both to rediscover the idea of progress and to put an end to our fears of decline. Our Divided Political Heart will be required reading for all who seek a path out of our current impasse.
Praise for E. J. Dionne Jr.: “[Dionne] is perhaps the most astute of our current political commentators at describing and analyzing the development and philosophies of political movements.”—BusinessWeek “A luminously intelligent and quietly passionate polemic that deserves to alter the terms of American political debate.”—New York Times Book Review on They Only Look Dead “[A] fascinating survey … Bristles with moral insight.”—Boston Globe on Why Americans Hate Politics “A deeply personal and searchingly intelligent reflection on the noble history, recent travails and likely prospects of American liberalism.”—New York Times Book Review on Souled Out “A gripping page-by-page analysis of what ails us.”—National Review on Why Americans Hate Politics “Dionne has written one of the timeliest political tracts since Common Sense.” —Molly Ivins on Stand Up, Fight Back
E. J. Dionne Jr. is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a columnist for the Washington Post, and University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University. He appears weekly on NPR and regularly on MSNBC and NBC’s Meet the Press. His twice-weekly op-ed column is now syndicated in 140 newspapers. His writing has been published in the Atlantic, the New Republic, the American Prospect, the Washington Post Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Commonweal, New Statesman, and elsewhere. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of numerous books, including the classic bestseller Why Americans Hate Politics, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was nominated for the National Book Award. His most recent book is Souled Out. Dionne lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Mary Boyle, and their three children.
Our Divided Political Heart will be the must-read book of the 2012 election campaign. Offering an incisive analysis of how hyper-individualism is poisoning the nation’s political atmosphere, E. J. Dionne Jr. argues that Americans can’t agree on who we are because we can’t agree on who we’ve been, or what it is, philosophically and spiritually, that makes us Americans. Dionne takes on the Tea Party’s distortions of American history and shows that the true American tradition points not to radical individualism, but to a balance between our love of individualism and our devotion to community.
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Rat Island Predators in Paradise and the World’s Greatest Wildlife Rescue
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“A fascinating … peek into the emerging science of preservation through eradication.”—Salon
William Stolzenburg was an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellow in 2010. He is the author of Where the Wild Things Were, and screenwriter for the documentary Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators. He lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Rat Island, midway between Alaska and Siberia, was once a sanctuary for seabirds, before shipwrecked rats came ashore and savaged them. It’s a familiar scenario repeating across the oceans of the world: innocent island species under attack by foreign predators, and, lately, defended by their would-be rescuers employing radical measures. Peopled with unforgettable characters and propelled by perilous adventure, Rat Island reveals a little-known and hotly debated practice of killing for conservation.
Praise for Rat Island: “A gripping account.”—Discover “Rat Island is less a tragedy of paradise lost than an uplifting tale about the heroic struggle to regain indigenous habitats … [A] powerful book.”—Financial Times “Stolzenburg brings a keen eye and thirst for adventure to the front lines of this controversial battle.” —Publishers Weekly “Rat Island will make you think deeply about who we are, who they are, and what needs to be done to make the world a more harmonious and compassionate place for all.”—Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado; author of The Emotional Lives of Animals, Wild Justice, and The Animal Manifesto
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“An original and vivid voice. Full of energy, this is a new and welcome take on the Palestinian story.” —Ahdaf Soueif, author of The Map of Love “The brave, important new writer draws us right into the beating heart of contemporary Arab life in all its vigor and complexity.” —Maggie Gee, author of My Driver
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Out of It A Novel
Selma Dabbagh The first novel from a major new Palestinian voice, Out of It depicts modern-day family life in Gaza in all its complexity. Gaza is being bombed. Rashid—an unemployed twenty-seven-year-old, who has stayed up smoking grass and watching it happen—wakes the next day to the news he has been desperate for: He’s won a scholarship to study in London. He will leave this place where his mother pickles vegetables and feuds with the neighbors; where his intellectual, wheelchair-bound brother works on a history of their imperiled country. Meanwhile, Rashid’s twin sister, Iman, incensed by the atrocities and inaction around her, has also been up all night, in a meeting that proved yet another disappointment. Drawn to another form of resistance, she finds herself being followed by an unknown fighter.
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Selma Dabbagh is a British Palestinian writer based in London. Her short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, including those published by Granta and International PEN. Her work has been nominated for the International PEN David T. K. Wong Award and the Pushcart Prize. Out of It is her first novel.
Written with extraordinary humanity and humor, and moving between Gaza, London, and the Gulf, Out of It follows the lives of Rashid and Iman as they try to forge paths for themselves in the midst of occupation, religious fundamentalism, and the growing divide between Palestinian factions. It is a novel that captures the frustrations and energies of the modern Arab world, and redefines Palestine and its people.
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Indigo In Search of the Color That Seduced the World
Catherine E. McKinley
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“A moving and lyrical journey through several continents and through the writer’s own internal landscapes … Beautiful and unforgettable.”—Edwidge Danticat
Catherine E. McKinley is the author of The Book of Sarahs. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she has taught creative nonfiction, and she is a former Fulbright Scholar in Ghana, West Africa. She lives in New York City.
Brimming with rich, electrifying tales of the precious dye and its ancient heritage, Indigo is also the story of a personal quest: Catherine McKinley is the descendant of a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan, Jewish “rag traders,” a Massachusetts textile factory owner, and African slaves—her ancestors were traded along the same Saharan routes as indigo, where a length of blue cotton could purchase human life. McKinley’s journey in search of beauty and her own history leads her to the West African women who dye, trade, and wear indigo—women who unwittingly teach her that buried deep in the folds of their cloths is all of destiny and the human story.
Praise for Indigo: “Gorgeously recounts McKinley’s journey to West Africa’s teeming markets and churning factories, through funerals and uprisings, to find ‘the bluest of the blues.’ ”—Los Angeles Times “[McKinley’s] discoveries resonate, and her unique experiences provide a vivid snapshot of the cultures she encountered in Africa.”—Washington Post “An eye-opening account of the controversial role this gorgeous, coveted pigment has played through the millennia.”—Elle
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Elza’s Kitchen A Novel
For years, Elza has gotten by. A divorcée out of culinary school, she started her own little restaurant in the midsize Hungarian city of Delibab, and she’s grown a decent business, cooking quality versions of Hungarian classics and serving them with a smile. But lately her smile has dimmed. Her loveless affair with her sous-chef has become an irritation. She’s getting sick of the same old dishes and the same old customers, and she can’t help but think that perhaps the right review, from the right critic, would change things … But in these nascent years of capitalism, it will take some competition—both personal and professional— to really make Elza see that her restaurant, and her happiness, are worth fighting for. Author Marc Fitten fell in love with Hungary after years spent living there. His buoyant second novel is a celebration of Hungarian culture and cuisine, as well as a portrait of a woman and her country in transition.
Praise for Valeria’s Last Stand: “Subtle and brilliant … A thoughtful, skillfully drawn portrait … Fitten is a writer to watch.”—Gary Shteyngart “[Fitten has a] deep understanding of human qualities that transcend national origins and political agendas … A timely and necessary cultural contribution.”—Los Angeles Times “[A] sharp-eyed debut … Emulates the fablelike tone of Calvino and Márquez, adding a heaping helping of Kundera-like sex and satire.”—Kirkus Reviews “Think The Canterbury Tales crossed with Joanne Harris’ magical Chocolat … [A] dazzling debut.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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From the author of Valeria’s Last Stand, a charming fable of midlife, of passion and purpose lost and found in a restaurant kitchen.
Marc Fitten was born in Brooklyn and lived in Hungary from 1993 to 1998. He is the former editor of the Chattahoochee Review and of the Red Hen Press’s literary translation series. His first novel, Valeria’s Last Stand, was published in six countries. Fitten lives in Atlanta. 51
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MY FIRST COUP D’ETAT And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa
John Dramani Mahama An important literary debut from the vice president of Ghana—a fablelike memoir that offers a shimmering microcosm of postcolonial Africa.
Advance praise for My First Coup d’Etat: “A rich, gentle, powerful, kind African voice that is largely missing from America. These stories … brim with humanity.”—Andrew Solomon, National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon “[Mahama’s stories] lure the reader into an unforgettable journey in which he interacts with history as a living tissue. The characters and the episodes are part of the everyday, but one imbued with magic and suggestive power that goes beyond the concrete and the palpable to hint at history in motion.” —Ngugi wa Thiong’o, author of Weep Not, Child “Warm and engaging … The view of a complex world in microcosm.” —Aminatta Forna, Commonwealth Prize–winning author of The Memory of Love
His Excellency John Dramani Mahama is a writer, historian, journalist, former member of Parliament and minister of state, and sitting vice president of the Republic of Ghana. He lives in Accra, Ghana.
My First Coup d’Etat offers a look at the country that has long been considered Africa’s success story. This is a one-of-a-kind book: Mahama’s is a rare literary voice from a political leader, and his personal stories work on many levels—as fables, as history, as cultural and political analyses, and, of course, as the memoir of a young man who, unbeknownst to him or anyone else, would grow up to be vice president of his nation. Though nonfiction, these are stories that rise above their specific settings and transport the reader—much like the fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Nadine Gordimer—into a world all their own, one which straddles a time lost and explores the universal human emotions of love, fear, faith, despair, loss, longing, and hope despite all else.
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My First Coup d’Etat chronicles the coming-of-age of John Dramani Mahama in Ghana during the dismal post-independence “lost decades” of Africa. He was seven years old when rumors of a coup reached his boarding school in Accra. His father, a minister of state, was suddenly missing, then imprisoned for more than a year.
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Praise for Our Town: “Sorrowful and penetrating.”—New York Times Book Review “Exhaustively researched … A book righteous in its fight for truth.”—Entertainment Weekly, Editor’s Choice
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“[An] intelligent, driven, traumatic reckoning.” —Newsday
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Cynthia Carr was a columnist and arts reporter for the Village Voice from 1984 to 2003. Writing under the byline C. Carr, she specialized in experimental and cutting-edge art, especially performance art. Some of these pieces are now collected in On Edge: Performance at the End of the Twentieth Century. She is also the author of Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Artforum, Bookforum, Modern Painters, the Drama Review, and other publications. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. Carr lives in New York.
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Fire in the Belly The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz
Cynthia Carr The first full biography of legendary East Village artist and gay activist David Wojnarowicz, whose work continues to provoke twenty years after his death. In December 2010, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington made headlines when it responded to protests from the Catholic League by voluntarily censoring an excerpt of David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly from its show on American portraiture. Why a work of art could stir such emotions is at the heart of Cynthia Carr’s Fire in the Belly, the first biography of a beleaguered art-world figure who became one of the most important voices of his generation. Wojnarowicz emerged from a Dickensian childhood that included orphanages, abusive and absent parents, and a life of hustling on the street. He first found acclaim in New York’s East Village, a neighborhood noted in the 1970s and ’80s for its abandoned buildings, junkies, and burgeoning art scene. Along with Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Wojnarowicz helped redefine art for the times. As uptown art collectors looked downtown for the next big thing, this community of cultural outsiders was suddenly thrust into the national spotlight. The ensuing culture war, the neighborhood’s gentrification, and the AIDS crisis then devastated the East Village scene. Wojnarowicz died of AIDS in 1992 at the age of thirty-seven. Carr’s brilliant biography traces the untold story of a controversial and seminal figure at a pivotal moment in American culture.
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Christian Kiefer “Smart, lyrical, deeply moving. The central character, a NASA astronaut who has touched the stars, must come to earth, as we all must. What he finds down here beneath the heavens is dizzying in its emotional complexity and pure aching beauty.”—T. C. Boyle Keith Corcoran has spent his entire life preparing to be an astronaut. At the moment of his greatness, finally aboard the International Space Station, hundreds of miles above the earth’s swirling blue surface, he receives word that his sixteen-year-old daughter has died in a car accident, and that his wife has left him. Returning to earth, and to his now empty suburban home, he is alone with the ghosts, the memories, and feelings he can barely acknowledge, let alone process. He is a mathematical genius, a brilliant engineer, a famous astronaut, but nothing in his life has readied him for this. With its endless interlocking culs-de-sac, big box stores, and vast parking lots, contemporary suburbia is not a promising place to recover from such trauma. But healing begins through new relationships, never Keith’s strength, first as a torrid affair with one neighbor, and then as an unlikely friendship with another, a Ukrainian immigrant who every evening lugs his battered telescope to the weed-choked vacant lot at the end of the street. Gazing up at the heavens together, drinking beer and smoking pot, the two men share their vastly different experiences and slowly reveal themselves to each other, until Keith can begin to confront his loss and forgive himself for decades of only half-living. The Infinite Tides is a deeply moving, tragicomic, and ultimately redemptive story of love, loss, and resilience. It is also an indelible and nuanced portrait of modern American life that renders both our strengths and weaknesses with great and tender beauty.
Christian Kiefer earned his Ph.D. in American literature from the University of California, Davis, and is on the English faculty of American River College in Sacramento. His poetry has appeared in various national journals, including the Antioch Review and Santa Monica Review. He is also an accomplished songwriter and recording artist. He lives in the hill country north of Sacramento with his wife and five sons. 55
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The Network A Novel
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“A lot of fun … A smart thriller for our time.”—New York Times Book Review
Jason Elliot is a notable, prizewinning travel writer, whose works include An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award, and Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran. The Network is his first novel.
In this bold novel, Jason Elliot illuminates the dark recesses of the intelligence community during a crucial moment in history: the struggle to avoid a terrorist attack. Based on real characters and drawing on the author’s extensive firsthand knowledge of Afghanistan, the novel follows ex-army officer Anthony Taverner, recruited by the British Intelligence Service to help destroy a cache of American Stinger missiles loose in Afghanistan—before they fall into al-Qaeda’s hands. This is a thriller of rare authenticity, providing sustained insight into influences surrounding 9/11 and raising questions about the role of intelligence agencies in historical events deliberately hidden from the public eye.
Praise for The Network: “Really authentic. You can practically smell the sweat and the fear.”—Frederick Forsyth “A travel writer with firsthand knowledge of the area, Elliot effectively combines action and landscape … The Afghan setting is vividly rendered … For those wanting a realistic look behind the news … Elliot delivers the goods.”—Booklist “Elliot is an enthralling writer with a great gift for evoking places, people and atmosphere, from the pastoral calm of a fertile valley to the terrifying sights and sounds of war.”—Library Journal (starred review)
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Chapman’s Odyssey A Novel In exquisite prose, the story of one man’s retreat from illness into the refuge of his imagination. Stuck in a hospital and heavily medicated, Harry Chapman doesn’t just hear the doctors, nurses, and other patients. Is that the voice of his mother, acerbic and disappointed in him as ever? Perhaps her presence would be understandable enough, but what is Pip from Great Expectations doing in his hospital room? More and more voices join the chorus: friends from childhood, lovers, characters from novels and poetry. His father, fighting in World War I. Babar and Céleste, who dances with Fred Astaire. Jane Austen’s Emma. Harry’s aunt Rose, “a stranger to moodiness.” A man who wants to sell Harry T. S. Eliot’s teeth. And, of course, an old friend who turns up at Harry’s bedside principally to rehearse the litany of his own ailments. Slowly, endearingly, the life of Harry Chapman coalesces before our eyes, through voices real and imagined. Written with a gentle, effortless generosity, full of delicate observation, Chapman’s Odyssey is the work of a master; a superbly rendered act of storytelling and ventriloquism that is stinging, witty, deeply moving, and wise by turns, but always explores the nature of love.
Advance praise for Chapman’s Odyssey: “I love this beautiful book. If Fred Astaire had been a novelist he’d have been Paul Bailey. This beautiful, moving novel is a piece of dazzling footwork and reveals Bailey once more as one of the wittiest, most panacheful, and most graceful writers we have.”—Ali Smith, author of There but for the
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“Assuaging in its honesty and its little ironies and vanities … I was touched by this book; by its poignant glimpses of a lifetime’s pain and pleasure.”—Barbara Trapido, author of Temples of Delight 57
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Praise from the UK for The Last Hundred Days: “[Christopher] Isherwood’s Berlin novels come to mind … [McGuinness] offers something more complicit and more sceptical … a glimpse of the moment when Romania’s cold war began to thaw.”—Observer
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The Last Hundred Days A Novel
Patrick McGuinness Patrick McGuinness was born in Tunisia in 1968 and lived in Bucharest in the years leading up to the Romanian revolution. He is a professor of French and comparative literature at Oxford University and a fellow of St. Anne’s College. As a poet, he has won an Eric Gregory Award and Poetry magazine’s Levinson Prize. His latest collection, Jilted City, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. McGuinness lives between Oxford and North West Wales. His Web site is www .patrickmcguinness.org.uk. 58
Longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, a gripping debut novel set in the last dark days of a bloody regime. Once the gleaming “Paris of the East,” Bucharest in 1989 is a world of corruption and paranoia, in thrall to the repressive regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. Old landmarks are falling to demolition crews, grocery shelves are empty, and informants are everywhere. Into this state of crisis, a young British man arrives to take a university post he never interviewed for. He is taken under the wing of Leo O’Heix, a colleague and master of the black market, and falls for the sleek Celia, daughter of a party apparatchik. Yet he soon learns that in this society, friendships are compromised, and loyalty is never absolute. And as the regime’s authority falters, he finds himself uncomfortably, then dangerously, close to the eye of the storm. By turns thrilling and satirical, studded with poetry and understated revelation, The Last Hundred Days captures the commonplace terror of cold war Eastern Europe. Patrick McGuinness’s first novel is unforgettable.
Praise from the UK for The Last Hundred Days: “A wonderfully good read … In this twilit world every action has a moral dimension.”—Spectator “McGuinness writes with superb clarity … His observations have the unmistakeable scent of authenticity. This is a novel that rages and flows by turn, but rarely disappoints.”—Independent “An ambitious work … The sardonic crispness and evocative power of the language distinguish it from the run of contemporary fiction.”—Times Literary Supplement
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The Universal Sense How Hearing Shapes the Mind
Seth S. Horowitz, Ph.D. A fascinating exploration of how our sense of hearing manipulates the way we think, consume, sleep, and feel. Every day, we are beset by millions of sounds—ambient ones like the rumble of the train and the hum of an air conditioner, as well as more pronounced sounds, such as human speech, music, and sirens. But how do we process what we hear every day? This book answers such revealing questions as: • Why do we often fall asleep on train rides or in the car, and what does it have to do with hearing? • What is it about the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard that makes us cringe? • Why do city folks have trouble sleeping in the country, and vice versa? • Why can’t you get that jingle out of your head?
Starting with the basics of the biology, neuroscientist and musician Seth Horowitz explains how sound affects us, and in turn, how we’ve learned to manipulate sound: into music, commercial jingles, car horns, and modern inventions like cochlear implants, ultrasound scans, and the mosquito ringtone. Combining the best parts of This Is Your Brain on Music and How We Decide, this book gives new insight into what the sounds of our world have to do with the way we think, feel, and interact.
Seth S. Horowitz, Ph.D., is an assistant research professor in the departments of neuroscience and psychology at Brown University. He is the cofounder of NeuroPop, the first sound design and consulting firm to use neurosensory and psychophysical algorithms in music, sound design, and sonic branding. He is married to sound artist China Blue and lives in Warwick, Rhode Island.
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Revelations The Passion and Paradox of Marilyn Monroe
Like her art, Marilyn Monroe was rooted in paradox: She was a powerful star and a childlike waif; a joyful, irreverent party girl with a deeply spiritual side; a superb friend and a narcissist; a dumb blonde and an intellectual. No previous biographer has recognized—much less attempted to analyze—most of these aspects of her personality. Lois Banner has.
In researching Revelations, Banner’s credentials opened doors. She gained access to Marilyn intimates who hadn’t spoken to other biographers, and to private material unseen, ignored, or misinterpreted by her predecessors. With new details about Marilyn’s childhood foster homes, her sexual abuse, her multiple marriages, her affairs, and her untimely death at the age of thirty-six, Revelations is, at last, the nuanced biography Marilyn fans have been waiting for.
Praise for Lois Banner: “Offer[s] a fascinating glimpse of an impossibly famous celebrity going about the business of living.” —Wall Street Journal on MM–Personal “Beauty has long been a source of power for women; and the pursuit of that power has had many an amusing aspect—as this entertaining history makes abundantly clear.”—New York Times on American Beauty “An engrossing narrative … bringing Mead and Benedict to life and placing them with their circle of friends in a lovely mosaic.”—Washington Post Book World on Intertwined Lives
Lois Banner is a founder of the field of women’s history and cofounder of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, the major academic event in the field. She was the first woman president of the American Studies Association, and in 2006 she won the ASA’s Bode-Pearson Prize for Outstanding Contributions to American Studies. She is the author of ten books, including her acclaimed American Beauty and most recently MM–Personal, which reproduces and discusses items from Marilyn’s personal archive. In addition to her books on Monroe, Banner is a major collector of her artifacts. She is also a professor of history and gender studies at USC. Banner lives in Southern California. 61
Since Marilyn’s death in August 1962, the appetite for information about her has been insatiable. Biographies of Marilyn abound, and whether these books are sensational or flawed, Marilyn’s fans have always come out in bestselling numbers. This time, with Lois Banner’s Revelations, the fans won’t be disappointed. This is no retread of recycled material. As one of the founders of the field of women’s history, Banner will reveal Marilyn Monroe in the way that only a top-notch historian and biographer could.
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For the fiftieth anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, a major and revelatory new biography by a leading feminist historian.
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Island Cup Two Teams, Twelve Miles of Ocean, and Fifty Years of Football Rivalry
James Sullivan The story of one of America’s fiercest and strangest high school football rivalries: the annual Martha’s Vineyard versus Nantucket Island Cup. James Sullivan is the author of Seven Dirty Words, The Hardest Working Man, and Jeans. He has written extensively for the Boston Globe, and previously served as a feature writer and culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. He has spent considerable time, including his honeymoon, on the islands.
To most of us “mainlanders,” the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are resort destinations, summer homes for the Kennedys, the Obamas, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick. But after the tourists and jetsetters leave, the cold weather descends, and the local shop owners, carpenters, and fishermen ready themselves for the main event: high school football. For over fifty years, the local teams have been locking horns every November. They play for pride, a coveted trophy, and, very often, a shot at the league championship. Despite their tiny populations, both islands are dangerous on the football field. This far-reaching book tells the story not only of the Whalerp-Vineyarder rivalry, but of two places without a country. Filled with empty houses nine months of the year, Nantucket and the Vineyard have long, unique histories that include such oddities as an attempt to secede from the United States and the invention of a proprietary sign language. Delving into the rich history of both places, Sullivan paints a picture of a bygone New England, a place that has never stopped fighting for its life—and the rights to the Island Cup.
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How (Parts of) New Orleans Came Back
Daniel Wolff In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, over a million people evacuated their homes. This is the story of those who came back to New Orleans—to rebuild and to fight. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans became ground zero for the reinvention of the American city, with urban planners, movie stars, anarchists, and politicians all advancing their competing visions of recovery. In this wash of reform, residents and volunteers from across the country struggled to build the foundations of a new New Orleans. For over five years, author Daniel Wolff has documented an amazing cross section of the city in upheaval: a born-again preacher with a ministry of ex-addicts, a former Black Panther organizing for a new cause, a single mother, “broke as a joke” in a FEMA trailer. The Fight for Home chronicles their battle to survive not just the floods, but the corruption that continues and the base-level emergency of poverty and neglect. From ruin to limbo to triumphant return, Wolff offers an intimate look at the lives of everyday American heroes. As these lives play out against the ruined local landscape and an emerging national recession, The Fight for Home becomes a story of resilience and hope.
Praise for Daniel Wolff: “A riveting, original examination of education … Well thought-out, well-argued and thoroughly engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews on How Lincoln Learned to Read (starred review) “Wonderfully evocative … A grand, sad story of racism and real estate, political hardball and seaside pleasureseeking.”—A. O. Scott, New York Times Book Review, on 4th of July, Asbury Park “Writing about the idea of a place, Wolff creates popular history at its best.” —Booklist on 4th of July, Asbury Park
Daniel Wolff is the author of How Lincoln Learned to Read, a Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice pick; 4th of July, Asbury Park, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice pick; You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke, a national bestseller; and two volumes of poetry, among other books. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from Vogue to Wooden Boat to Education Weekly. He is the coproducer, with Jonathan Demme, of several documentary film projects on New Orleans. 63
The Fight for Home
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The Forrests A Novel
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For fans of Zoë Heller and Zadie Smith, a vibrant and vital novel about the way family—with its dysfunctional bonds, sibling love, and rivalry—enduringly defines us.
Emily Perkins was born in 1970. She is the author of Not Her Real Name, a prizewinning collection of short stories that won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the novels Leave Before You Go, The New Girl, and Novel About My Wife, winner of the Believer Book Award. 64
Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of New Zealand, to the very end of her life, this is her great gift and possible misfortune. Through the wilderness of a commune to falling in love to early marriage and motherhood; from the glorious anguish of parenting to the loss of everything worked for and the unexpected return of love, Dorothy is swept along by time. Her family looms and recedes, revelations come to light, death changes everything, but somehow, life remains as potent as it ever was, and the joy in just being won’t let her go. In a narrative that shifts and moves, growing as wild as the characters, The Forrests is an extraordinary literary achievement.
Praise for Novel About My Wife (winner of the Believer Book Award): “A fascinating portrait of a marriage, in all its labyrinthine complexity and tenderness. A beautiful, shocking book, it had me gripped from its very first sentence.”—Maggie O’Farrell, author of The Hand That First Held Mine “A disturbing, sad and brilliantly paced novel.”—Time Out London “A book you absolutely can’t put down … Perkins’s writing is so smart that she keeps us in total thrall.” —Toronto Star
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365 Days in 140 Characters
Kate Bussmann The first of its kind, A Twitter Year distills a year of conversation, argument, revelation and revolution into a ‘review of the year’ as written by the Twitter community. From the Arab Spring to the royal wedding, the rescue of the Chilean miners to the fall of the News of the World and the London riots, compelling tweet-by-tweet accounts freeze-frame the breaking of the biggest news stories of the past twelve months, alongside profiles of top tweeters, striking visual analysis, and fascinating statistics. In the year the “micro-blogging” Web site celebrates its fifth anniversary, Twitter continues to grow at an incredible rate. A global phenomenon, there are now an estimated 200 million accounts around the world, with everyone from the British monarchy to Lady Gaga tweeting their perfectly formed 140-character messages. And it shows no sign of slowing down: during two hours on the night of Osama bin Laden’s death, average activity peaked at a record-breaking 3,440 tweets per second. A Twitter Year gathers together some of the funniest, sharpest, and most insightful voices on Twitter to bring you a unique celebration of modern global communication.
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a Twitter Year
Kate Bussmann is a magazine and newspaper journalist and blogger. Her writing has been published in the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Red, Marie Claire, Grazia, Stylist, Shortlist, and many more around the world. She is based in London, and has just returned from three years living and working in New York.
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River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook Nikki Duffy
Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook has wholesome, seasonal food the whole family can enjoy. cooking • May 2011 • hardcover • u.s. $34.00 • 256 PAGES • 7 1 /2 ” x 9 1 /4 ” • color illustrations throughout ISBN 978-1-4088-0756-9
Goodbye Sarajevo A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival bloomsbury uk imports
Atka Reid and Hana Schofield A moving and compelling true story about two sisters fighting for survival in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war. memoir • may 2011 • trade paperback • u.s. $28.00 • 352 PAGES • 5 1 /4 ” x 8 1 /2 ” • ISBN 978-1-4088-1456-7
Sarah Raven’s Wild Flowers Sarah Raven The perfect gift—a beautiful reference book celebrating British wild flowers, by the award-winning garden writer Sarah Raven. gardening • october 2011 • hardcover • u.s. $108.00 • 512 PAGES • 8 3 /4 ” x 11 3 /8 ” color illustrations throughout • ISBN 978-1-4088-1394-2
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Sarah Raven A special edition of the beautiful reference book celebrating British wild flowers, by the award-winning garden writer Sarah Raven. gardening • october 2011 • hardcover • u.s. $158.00 • 512 PAGES • 8 3 /4 ” x 11 3 /8 ” color illustrations throughout • ISBN 978-1-4088-1959-3
Ed Smith To what extent do we control our own destiny? Can those who have risen to the top really say it was all down to them? Is lucky success somehow less deserving? memoir • April • hardcover • u.s. $32.00 • 256 PAGES • 5 1 /4 ” x 8 1 /2 ” • ISBN 978-1-4088-1547-2
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Mirabel Osler A beautifully written memoir from the bestselling author of A Gentle Plea for Chaos. memoir • may • hardcover • u.s. $44.00 • 272 PAGES • 6 1 /8 ” x 9 1 /4 ” • ISBN 978-1-4088-1548-9
A Very English Hero The Making of Frank Thompson
Peter J. Conradi An untold story of love, idealism, and courage in the Second World War. history • august • hardcover • u.s. $40.00 • 288 PAGES • 5 1 /4 ” x 8 1 /2 ” • ISBN 978-1-4088-0243-4
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An Iraqi In Paris Samuel Shimon
A young Iraqi writer sets out to become a Hollywood filmmaker, only to end up as a refugee on the streets of Paris. Memoir/fiction • February • hardcover • u.s. $22.00 • 320 PAGES • 5” x 7 3 /5 ” • ISBN 978-9-9921-4229-5
The American Granddaughter Inaam Kachachi
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Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Literature (IPAF), The American Granddaughter eloquently reveals the narrator’s painful inner struggle against a backdrop of the pointless atrocities of war. Fiction • February • hardcover • u.s. $16.00 • 192 PAGES • 5” x 7 3 /5 ” • ISBN 978-9-9921-4204-2
Nothing To Lose But Your Life An 18-Hour Journey With Murad
Suad Amiry The story of a Palestinian woman’s harrowing trek as she shadows illegal workers crossing into the town of Petah Tikva, Israel, this book encapsulates eighteen hours that contain countless moments of mortal danger. biography • February • paperback • u.s. $15.00 • 192 PAGES • 5” x 7 3 /5 ” • ISBN 978-9-9921-4205-9
The Golden Age of Dutch Painting Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum
Gerdien Wuestman This book accompanies the first-ever exhibition of Dutch masters to be held in the region at the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. Art • February • 160 PAGES • 9 1 /4 ” x 10 2 /5 ” • 44 IMAGES paperback • u.s. $86.00 • ISBN 978-9-9921-4274-5
The Tobacco Keeper Ali Bader
The story of the mysterious musician who became a legend: A captivating murder mystery that tells the remarkable history of twentieth-century Iraq. fiction • February • hardcover • u.s. $20.00 • 336 PAGES • 5 1 /16 ” x 7 3 /4 ” • ISBN 978-9-9921-4262-2
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Ahmed Khaled Towfik A grim futuristic account of Egyptian society in the year 2023.
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The Art of Forgetting A Guide for Broken-hearted Women
Ahlam Mosteghanemi An elegant and warm-hearted meditation on love, damage, survival and restoration from an exhilarating stylist. biography • march • paperback • u.s. $18.00 • 256 PAGES • 5 1 /16 ” x 7 3 /4 ” • ISBN 978-9-9921-4264-6
Khaled Alkhamissi A bestselling modern masterpiece in the author’s home country of Egypt, Taxi consists of fifty-eight fictional monologues with Cairo taxi drivers. fiction • march • paperback • u.s. 22.00 • 192 PAGES • 5 1 /16 ” x 7 3 /4 ” • ISBN 978-9-9921-7871-3
Ahmed Mourad Caught in a ruthless political game where the penalty for losing is your life, what would you do? fiction • March • hardcover • u.s. $28.00 • 256 PAGES • 5 1 /16 ” x 7 3 /4 ” • ISBN 978-9-9921-4266-0
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Gulf Women (English edition) (PB)
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Reflections (English edition) (PB)
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Al Qursan (Arabic) (PB)
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Get that Job: Interviews (Arabic edition) (PB)
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Visions of Grandchildren’s Rites/Hawajes Le Toqoos Al Ahfad (Arabic) (PB) Samih Al Qassem Love in a Headscarf (Arabic ed) (PB)
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The Dirtiest Race in History Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m Final
Richard Moore The 1988 Seoul Olympics hosted what has been described as both “the dirtiest race of all time” and “the greatest track event in history.” The unforgettable men’s 100 meter race has become infamous for the elation of breaking a seemingly impossible world record for human speed and for the doping scandal that followed. This book is a groundbreaking investigative account into the story of Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis, and how one of the oldest of Olympic sports became a complex high-stakes game of cheating, cover-up, and fallen heroes.
Sports August Hardcover u.s. $28.95 320 PAGES 6” x 9 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-4081-3595-2
The book follows the remarkable buildup to the showdown of the two rival track superstars and chronicles Johnson’s gold medal win, a title he retained only briefly before he tested positive for performanceenhancing drugs and Lewis was awarded the gold. In 1999, however, after being named Sportsman of the Century by the IOC, Lewis had his credibility damaged by revelations that he, too, used performanceenhancing drugs and tested positive prior to the Seoul Olympics. Containing stunning new revelations, this book features candid witness interviews, including with Johnson and Lewis, to reconstruct the race, the hype, the drugs, and the deception, and it examines how the fallout continues to impact sports today, as every new record is met with widespread skepticism. Richard Moore is an award-winning sports journalist with several books to his name, including In Search of Robert Millar and Heroes, Villains and Velodromes.
A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds Olympians in Their Own Words
Richard Witt The Olympic Games capture the world’s imagination, catapulting new athletes into the pantheon of sports legends, a reputation built by their accomplishments on the field as well as their spirit of sportsmanship and perseverance. This new collector’s edition captures the very best quotes by athletes themselves on their Olympic moments of glory.
Sports July Paperback u.s. $15.95 224 PAGES 5 1 /2 ” x 8 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-4081-6403-7
Beautifully laid out in bold designs that are highly evocative of the style and era of the respective Olympiad in which they participated, the book presents the athlete’s quotation and gives a concise history of the Games of that year. Inspiring, emotional, often humorous, the book is a tribute to the many heroes of the modern Olympic Games, from Jesse Owens, whose famous quote is also the title of the book, to American discus thrower Al Oerter, winner of four successive gold medals, who competed in the Tokyo Games of 1964 despite excruciating injuries, and said, “These are the Olympics; you die before you quit.” A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds is a moving tribute to the memorable athletes who have inspired the world and have fittingly become legendary sports heroes. Richard Witt was the head of English translations (2001–2004) for the Organizing Committee of the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad.
Foul Play The Dark Arts of Cheating in Sports
Mike Rowbottom Athletes have gone to enormous lengths to cheat in pursuit of an elusive win. While there are many high-profile cheating scandals such as Ben Johnson being stripped of the gold medal in track and field in the 1988 Olympics for doping, there are myriad other examples, often bizarre and stupid, of athletes bending the rules. This is their story, their final achievement of fame, albeit ignominy. Foul Play explores cheating in sports in all its absurdity. Stories featured include: drugs in many forms and delivery methods, claiming a marathon victory despite having driven the middle section of the race, plus an assortment of on-the-field shirt-pulling, excessively bouncing tennis balls to make your opponent wait, and attempts to demoralize an opponent with trash talking, mimicry, and other “mind games.” The book also looks at wider issues such as what actually constitutes cheating in each sport, what in the culture of a sport influences the standards, and which sports tend to be cleaner and without sin. Sports fans will readily recognize the fanatical lengths competitors often go to advance their standings, and the pressure athletes feel to win at all costs.
Sports July Hardcover u.s. $22.95 208 PAGES 6” x 9 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-4081-5579-0
The Secret Olympian The inside story of the olympic experience
Anon Olympic athletes are tightly controlled by their national associations and individuals often have sponsorship agreements that prohibit them from discussing anything controversial about the Games … until now. Anonymous interviews with athletes from the Munich Games of 1960 to the present reveal the true inside story of what the Olympic experience is really like. From the opening kitting ceremony where athletes are given up to eighty pounds of official team clothing to the shocking shifts from a lifetime of training in solitude to the glaring spotlight of the world stage to post-Games fame or obscurity, these are fascinating never-before-told tales of what happens when the world’s exclusive super athletes convene at the premier sporting event every four years in their quest for glory.
Sports July paperback u.s. $14.95 224 PAGES 5” x 8” ISBN 978-1-4081-5492-2
The Complete Guide to Functional Training Allan Collins Functional training is the hottest concept in fitness and strength and conditioning, and also the most poorly understood. This book, part of the Complete Guide series, explains functional training as any exercise routine that can benefit nearly any user, improving your ability to perform tasks required in your daily life, job, or chosen sport. It then explains how each movement included as part of your workout should mimic the range of motion and engage the muscles that are necessary to impact performance, whether on the basketball court or in day-to-day life, such as the ability to lift children out of their car seats. It features more than one hundred functional exercises and detailed pictures and descriptions of all the techniques and how to apply them to your training program. Allan Collins has worked in the fitness industry for over fifteen years. He has provided training courses in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, written for Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness, and worked for BUPA British Health as an exercise physiologist. He is the director of education at Jordan Training Academy, the leading provider of endorsed education in the fitness industry. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Kettlebell Training.
Sports/Fitness June Paperback u.s. $28.95 256 PAGES 7 1 /2 ” x 9” Full color photographs throughout 73 ISBN 978-1-4081-5214-0
Mike Rowbottom has written about sports for newspapers over the past twenty-five years. He has covered five summer Olympics and four winter Olympics, several Wimbledon tournaments, and too many soccer matches to count, as well as many minor sports such as croquet, real tennis, and arm wrestling.
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Don’ts for Mothers Anonymous Following the success of Don’ts for Husbands and Don’ts for Wives, this is a brand-new collection of hundreds of time-honored, often amusing bits of advice from the early twentieth century. Mixing sound and practical guidance with bizarre notions, it all proves that no generation of mothers was ever 100 percent clear on how to best raise a baby! Featured quotes from the book: “Don’t feel it necessary to wash your infant’s head with brandy.”
“Don’t, upon any account, entrust your babe at night to a young and thoughtless servant. Young girls are usually heavy sleepers and are thus too much overpowered with sleep to attend to their necessary duties.” Gift/Family & Child Care March Hardcover u.s. $4.95 80 PAGES 3” x 5” ISBN 978-1-4081-5223-2
“Don’t kiss your infant on the mouth. Diphtheria, tuberculosis, and syphilis have often been communicated in this manner. Infants ought never to be kissed except on the forehead, and even that should be seldom permitted.” “Don’t forgo the daily inspection of your child’s diapers. A mother ought daily to satisfy herself as to the stage of the bladder and bowels of her infant.” “Don’t dress children as men and women, dress children as children.”
Brand Anarchy Managing a Corporate Reputation
Steve Earl and Stephen Waddington
Business June Paperback u.s. $19.95 256 PAGES 5” x 8” tables and charts ISBN 978-1-4081-5722-0
In the age of social media, branding is no longer a one-way communication. Now the consumer has a say in your corporate reputation and can transmit your company report card worldwide at any given moment on any given day. It’s anarchy out there. This book is your survival guide. Featuring insights from top brand consultants such as Greg Dyke, Alastair Campbell, Mark Thompson, and Seth Godin, this book explains the new rules of the road and how to get a handle on developing and maintaining a brand strategy. It also features critical information on how reputation and commercial risk can be assessed and minimized and offers new models on measuring the commercial value of reputation. In an age when corporations must interact with their consumers to collectively create brand awareness, this book is required reading to learn the best way to optimize and positively guide the collaborative work of getting your message out. Steve Earl is a joint managing director of Speed (http://www.speedcommunications.com), one of the UK’s most prominent communications agencies, working with clients across digital and conventional media. Speed builds and manages reputation for major brands such as the Economist, Symantec, Tesco, Toshiba, and Virgin. Stephen Waddington is also a joint managing director of Speed. In addition to his client work, he speaks regularly at business and marketing conferences about reputational risk, media change, and how brands can best change their approach to communication in order to be more successful today. He is a former technology and regional journalist.
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Japanese Street Style Pat Lyttle Japanese Street Style is the first book to showcase innovative and cutting-edge fashions from Tokyo, one of the strongest and fastest-growing style capitals in the world. Tapping into Japan’s rich culture, its fashion scene is an exciting blend of traditional dress and innovative modernity. The book features stunning one-of-a-kind photographs of all the major fashion tribes, from Gothic Lolita and Harajuku to Dolly Kei, Ganguro, and Kigurumi to the popularity of the furry tail.
Pat Lyttle is a photographer specializing in Japanese culture and street fashion. Pat has conducted many fashion shoots, the majority of which he styles himself as he has a vast collection of vintage fashion, including very stylized and iconic designs from early Victoriana to present-day pieces. After many years photographing celebrities such as Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Diana Princess of Wales, and many others, Pat became a specialist in fashion photography and later set up his own Japanese street fashion Web site and blog called Jstreetstyle. Pat is now a fashion specialist and picture researcher for Getty Images, sourcing fashion-based and celebrity fashion images for well-known publications, books, and television shows around the world.
Art April Paperback u.s. $29.95 128 PAGES 9” x 11” ISBN 978-1-4081-5671-1
Inspiring and thought-provoking, Japanese Street Style provides an unprecedented look at an enormously influential current trend in the fashion world—Galliano, Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, and Alexander McQueen have all looked to Tokyo for inspiration from its rich visual culture, fine textiles, and craftsmanship techniques. This first-look guide to contemporary Japanese fashion is a must-read for anyone interested in fashion, trends, and culture.
The Story of Western Architecture 4th edition
Bill Risebero This fourth edition of the classic bestselling book features updates with all-new illustrations and three exciting new chapters on Western architecture. The success of this book lies with the fact that it takes history rather than aesthetics as a starting point. Risebero recounts the development of architecture in the Western world by looking at it as an expression of social and economic conditions. The book discusses not only the buildings that were constructed, but how they were built, for what purpose, and by whom. This approachable and informative guide to the development of Western architecture is a very readable account of how things have evolved through time, while the text is brought to life through the author’s own line drawings. Bill Risebero is an architect and town planner who since 1988 has taught architecture, design, and urban regeneration for a number of British and American universities. He has also written two other books on architecture, Modern Architecture and Design and Fantastic Form.
Architecture April Paperback u.s. $39.95 256 PAGES 7 1 /2 ” x 10” Line drawings throughout ISBN 978-1-4081-2813-8
Making Dolls and Creatures Ruth Sleigh-Johnson Crafting is one of the most popular and practical pastimes, and making dolls is sweeping the category and adding many new and enthusiastic hobbyists. This outstanding introduction to making dolls and creatures features a variety of original projects by contemporary designers and doll makers.
Crafting/Antiques & Collectibles April Paperback u.s. $25.95 128 PAGES 8 1 /4 ” x 8 1 /4 ” 150 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-4081-3397-2
Whether you are looking for an advanced project using traditional techniques, or a doll or cute animal that can be put together in one hour from raw material found around your home, you will find inspiration and instruction here. Techniques for the construction of the dolls is explained in simple illustrated steps, and surface applications such as hand-sewing, appliqué, fabric painting, and machine embroidery are used to create beautiful dolls and stunning doll collections. Ruth Sleigh-Johnson lives in Leigh-on-Sea, England, and is a mother of three. She has worked as a freelance stylist and fashion editor for magazines, catalogs, and television and radio programs. She has lectured at colleges including London College of Fashion, and currently teaches art and textiles at a girls’ grammar school. She is the author of Practical Textiles Techniques and Practical Sewing Techniques.
Interior Design Theory and Process
Anthony Sully Successful interior design requires resolving a multitude of logistical and creative problems to produce a coherent, functional, and aesthetically pleasing environment. This book, the first of its kind, tackles the problem from a theoretical approach and not in the conventional how-to or inspiring-ideas fashion. Categorizing design into nine key elements, such as space, light, display, storage—and offering new terminology to describe each area, the author breaks new ground in the field of interior design in an approach that brings new vitality and clearer communication to a misunderstood and often free-wheeling design discipline. Design June Paperback u.s. $29.95 160 PAGES 9” x 11” 220 color illustrations and 220 line drawings ISBN 978-1-4081-5202-7
Drawing on more than forty-five years of experience as an interior designer, Anthony Sully provides the ultimate resource in insight and also explains many “best practices” from interpreting a client’s brief, to analyzing the building to setting up a design team and work schedule, and a host of other practical aspects. Peppered through this toolkit are illustrations and explanations of good design and tips on often-overlooked questions designers must consider, such as whether sunlight will reflect off computer screens. Written by a respected industry professional but in an easy-to-understand format, this book is perfect for a wide range of people interested in interior design, from students to DIYers to experienced practitioners. Anthony Sully is a graduate and silver medalist of the Royal College of Art, and he became a fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and the Royal Society of Arts in 1992 and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2008. His career has been equally divided between practicing as an interior designer and teaching at various universities both in the United Kingdom and in the United States. He has worked on projects in both Europe and Japan and has received numerous awards. He runs his own interior design consulting firm.
Food Media Celebrity Chefs and the Politics of Everyday Interference
Signe Rousseau Food Media charts the growth of this popular entertainment category and the emergence of celebrity chefs, such as Jamie Oliver and Rachael Ray, and popular trends, such as foodies, food porn, and food fetishism. Food Media describes how the intersections between celebrity culture and food media have come to influence how many people think about feeding themselves and their families—and how often that task is complicated when it need not be.
Signe Rousseau (née Hansen) was born in Denmark, and is a longtime resident of southern Africa. She teaches critical literacy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where she completed her doctoral and postdoctoral work. She is a contributing author of The Business of Food: Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industry, Food Cultures of the World, Icons of American Cooking, The Oxford Companion to Food, and A Cultural History of Food, volume 6: The Modern Age (1920–2000).
Culture March Paperback u.s. $34.95 256 PAGES 6” x 9” 3 B&W illustrations ISBN 978-0-85785-053-9
The book examines how, under the threat of the obesity epidemic, some food stars have taken on new authority as social activists, while others continue to provide delicious distractions from a world of unhealthy and potentially unsafe food. The narrative that joins these chapters moves from private to public consumption, and from celebrating food fantasies to fueling anxieties about food realities, with the questionable role of celebrity interference in people’s everyday food choices gaining ground along the way.
Romeo and Juliet Third Series
William Shakespeare, edited by Rene Weis This major new edition of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy of love argues that the play is ultimately Juliet’s. It’s richly illustrated introduction looks at the play’s exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its center. Rene Weis also discusses the play’s critical, stage, and film history, including West Side Story and Baz Lurhmann’s seminal film adaptation. This authoritative edition from a leading scholar gives the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever-popular play. Like every Arden edition, it includes expertly edited play text and on-page commentary notes discussing issues of staging, theme, meaning, and Shakespeare’s use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play. Rene Weis is a professor of English at University College London and a distinguished editor and biographer of Shakespeare.
Drama July Paperback u.s. $17.00 350 PAGES 5” x 8” ISBN 978-1-903436-91-2
The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays edited by Sarah Benson The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays features the work of the six most outstanding playwrights who are creating the most buzz in current theater. This anthology is a must-have for anyone interested in theater and the performing arts, and provides a first look into how a new generation of playwrights is engaging with the current social and political environment.
Drama August Paperback u.s. $25.95 416 PAGES 5” x 8” ISBN 978-1-4081-5701-5
The plays are quintessentially American and include a diverse range of characters and locales, from a contemporary Brooklyn apartment to a sprawling epic set in 1850s Oklahoma amid the Seminole people to a real-life housing project in Memphis, Tennessee. They embrace a range of traditions, from American realism to black folklore to new naturalism to more unconventional formal trends. Playwrights include: Suzan-Lori Parks, Christopher Shinn, Katori Hall, David Adjmi, Marcus Gardley, and Annie Baker. Sarah Benson is the artistic director of the Soho Rep theater in New York.
This Much is True 15 Directors on Documentary Filmmaking
James Quinn Documentary filmmaking is soaring in popularity and becoming a critical part of public debate, provoking fierce advocacy for points of view on the major issues of our time. Documentary filmmakers, simply put, have enormous power to influence public opinion, consumer behavior, and, often, government policy. This unique book compiles the insights of twelve of the most successful and accomplished directors in the genre. It is a master class in technique and approach, exploring all the essential issues these directors confront in their unique craft: negotiating access, being part of the narrative, capturing actuality, dramatizing events, dealing with difficult contributors, and so on. Drama April Paperback u.s. $22.95 224 PAGES 7 1 /2 ” x 10” ISBN 978-1-4081-3253-1
The contributors are all leaders in the field, whose groundbreaking work is followed by fans worldwide: Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void, One Day in September), Nick Broomfield (The Leader, His Driver and The Driver’s Wife), Martin Scorsese (Shine a Light), Paul Watson (The Family, Malcolm and Barbara), Molly Dineen (Geri, The Lie of the Land), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), Errol Morris (The Fog of War), Morgan Matthews (Beautiful Young Minds, The Fallen), Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans), Brian Hill (Feltham Sings), and Ursula Macfarlane (Breaking Up with the Joneses, Abortion: The Choice). James Quinn is an experienced documentary director and executive producer. His most recent credit is the Darlow Smithson drama documentary 9/11: Colliding Lives. He was the former head of factual and documentaries at October Films—a company with over ninety international awards for its factual output. Quinn is author of the forthcoming The Secret Diary of a Documentary Filmmaker, and is a tutor for the Documentary Filmmakers’ Group.
Fame Attack The Inflation of Celebrity and Its Consequences
Chris Rojek This follow-up to Chris Rojek’s hugely successful 2001 book Celebrity assesses what celebrity culture means now, especially in the age of reality TV. Rojek argues that the framework for looking at celebrity culture is still valid, but the genres of ascribed celebrity, achieved celebrity, and celetoids overlap. He explorers the principles of celebrity engineering, including the technologies of fame creation in the context of reality TV. He also investigates whether performers and contestants are intentionally staged in particular ways to gain notoriety or acclaim. Rojek argues that we need to look at audiences in more detail, asking whether psychological issues of loneliness and personal uncertainty are really at the core of celebrity culture. Written by an acclaimed and established author, this book is set to become the benchmark in the field.
Chris Rojek is a professor of sociology and culture at Brunel University, West London. His most recent books include The Labour of Leisure, Brit-myth, Cultural Studies, Leisure Theory, and Frank Sinatra. He has also cowritten two other books, and edited or coedited nine others, including a four-volume work on celebrity. In 2003, he received the Allen V. Sapora Award for his writings on leisure and the meaning of free time. He has lectured in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Brazil, Spain, and India.
Sociology April Paperback u.s. $32.95 224 PAGES 6” x 9 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-84966-071-6
Waking from the American Dream Transformations in American Society, Politics and Culture
Andreas Hess and Gerard Boucher In his first speech as president-elect in 2008, Barack Obama challenged the nation to “reclaim the American dream”—a concept deeply rooted in and accepted as a critical component of American culture and political ideology. This book is a fascinating study, drawing on current research in politics, sociology, and history, examining the idea of American exceptionalism from the founding of the republic and Alexis de Tocqueville’s observations to the current Obama presidency. Organized thematically, the book tracks the changes and examines the origins and structure of American politics, multiculturalism, identity, social stratification, religion, culture, political economy, and America’s global role. The authors conclude that conflict in two wars and historic levels of debt will require Americans to wake up from their traditional concept of the American dream to reinvent the nation as a progressive force in future global politics. Andreas Hess is senior lecturer in sociology at University College Dublin. He is the author or editor of eight books, including American Social and Political Thought: A Reader and American Social and Political Thought: A Concise Introduction. Gerard Boucher is a lecturer in sociology at the University of the West of Scotland.
Sociology June Paperback u.s. $28.95 192 PAGES 6” x 9 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-84966-895-8
Barack Obama’s Post-American Foreign Policy The Limits of Engagement
Robert Singh Barack Obama’s election was widely perceived as a turning point in American foreign policy after the controversial and often divisive period under George W. Bush. The great expectations for change in style and substance were significantly, possibly permanently, tempered according to Robert Singh’s analysis at the midway point of Obama’s first term.
Drama August Paperback u.s. $25.95 416 PAGES 5” x 8” ISBN 978-1-4081-5701-5
The distance between the “change euphoria” of November 2008 and the reality of today is the result of two key factors. First, the international problems confronting Obama appear intractable, especially with the United States stretched thin, both economically and militarily. Equally important, the partial delivery of Obama’s “change agenda” has been criticized by conservatives as advancing America’s decline and by liberals as showing continuity with the policies of his Republican predecessor. Singh argues that Obama’s international approach of “strategic engagement” and his search for the pragmatic ideological middle have cost him political support at home and abroad and have failed to make decisive gains. As such, while assessing his foreign policies to the emergence of what is becoming a “post-American” world, the president has yet to craft or preside over a long-awaited renaissance in American global leadership. Robert Singh is professor of politics at Birkbeck College, London. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a member of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. His books include After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy (with Timothy J. Lynch), American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction, and Contemporary American Politics and Society: Issues and Controversies. He is also the author of numerous articles on American politics.
The Sea A Photographic Celebration of the First Wonder of the World “It is no coincidence that so many of the world’s creation myths involve water. Out of this apparent void, all else is born. Not surprising, then, that the sea holds such a primeval fascination.” —from the introduction to The Sea
Nature March Hardcover u.s. $45.00 160 PAGES 10” x 13 1 /2 ” color Photographs throughout ISBN 978-1-4081-4665-1
The sea is the first wonder of the world. Source of all life, key to our survival, all around us and yet still remote, it is a beautiful, strange, wild, and peaceful part of planet Earth. This spectacular photographic book is a unique celebration of our vast oceans and our innate human attraction to the water as viewed through the lens of the world’s best marine photographers. In it you’ll find stunning, vivid images coupled with evocative text showing unforgettable scenes that tell just part of the story of the sea, capturing moments such as: the forceful impact of waves crashing onto the shore, the complete solitude of the vast midocean, the massive glaciers of the Antarctic, the weird and wonderful wildlife found deep beneath the surface, and, of course, the heavenly island paradises and tranquil waters that whet our appetite and power our imagination. The photography in this book is by Bluegreen Pictures, a specialist photo agency founded in 2001 that captures unique images of the sea by the world’s most accomplished marine photographers.
Sailing Gold Great Moments in Olympic Sailing History
Mark Chisnell Olympic sailing is one of the most spectacular sports to watch, and this beautiful photographic collection shows the complete history, from the fabulous locations and legendary boats to the struggles and triumphs of the celebrated skippers, such as Paul Elvström and Ben Ainslie, who have made their mark as Olympic champions. Featuring the awe-inspiring images of the best sailing photographers in the world, each entry has enlightening and entertaining commentary. The book highlights the history of Olympic sailing, the origins of how it became an Olympic sport, the struggles of training and teamwork, and the dangers on board a craft. It gives a review of the legendary classes and boat designers and also covers the new era of craft, including the 49er, Laser, 470, and Europe, and includes exciting images of Olympic gold and glory from the seas of Mexico, Sydney, Athens, and China.
Mark Chisnell is a writer, broadcaster, and professional racing sailor. He has published nine works of award-winning fiction and nonfiction, written for some of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers, including Esquire and the Guardian, and blogged and commentated on everything from the Volvo Ocean Race to the World Match Racing Tour. On the way, he has also won three offshore sailing world championships, and sailed as navigator with five America’s Cup teams.
Sports April Paperback u.s. $39.95 176 PAGES 9” x 12 1 /2 ” color photographs throughout ISBN 978-1-4081-4647-7
Team Spirit Life and Leadership on One of the World’s Toughest Yacht Races
Brendan Hall Team Spirit is a gripping account of a race on the edge, and a young skipper’s determined journey to victory. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the ultimate long-distance challenge—a thirty-five-thousandmile circumnavigation of the globe contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts—a thrilling test of endurance, skill, focus, and determination. The 2010 winner was led by the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, twenty-eight-year-old Brendan Hall, and his crew in Spirit of Australia. This book is Hall’s story, and readers will learn how his phenomenal win was no accident, but the culmination of expert training, skilled navigation, and an innate leadership quality well beyond his years. Drawing on heretofore untested skills and courage, Hall also heroically came to the aid of an injured skipper in a competing yacht during the race and guided both boats across one of the most feared oceans in the world in the middle of a North Pacific hurricane! Hall’s brutally honest, no-holds-barred account is revealing and instructive and resonates with valuable lessons in leadership, management, life lessons, and perseverance. Brendan Hall began sailing at the age of four in his home waters off Brisbane, and was twenty-seven years old when the 2009–10 Clipper Round the World began. He transformed a motley crew of eighteen amateur sailors into a race-winning sailing machine, all while battling hurricane conditions and gear failure, and rescued two other yachts in the northern Pacific Ocean.
Sports August Paperback u.s. $19.95 224 PAGES 6” x 9 1 /4 ” ISBN 978-1-4081-5723-7
Phoenix from the Ashes The story of the Prettiest Boat You’ve Ever Seen
Justin Ruthven-Tyers “We wanted places no rougher than a farm pond. The silence in these places was complete—so much so that we found ourselves speaking in whispers.”—from Phoenix from the Ashes
Sports May Paperback u.s. $13.95 240 PAGES 5” x 8” 8-page color insert, plus b&W pen drawings throughout ISBN 978-1-4081-5141-9
Sailors dream of a quiet life living aboard a classic yacht, yet few have been able to make that dream a way of life. This is the story of one couple who did, and their reflections on the reality of this seemingly idyllic existence at sea. After a fire destroyed everything they owned, Justin Ruthven-Tyers and his wife began their journey by literally chopping trees for wood to build their sailing yacht. And with wonderful turn of phrase and humorous narrative, Ruthven-Tyers takes us on their journey as they set sail for the wilds of Scotland—up creeks, in rocky pools, in lovely desolate places whose descriptions will make any armchair traveler ache with envy and inspire anyone dreaming of living a similar lifestyle at sea. Justin Ruthven-Tyers is an illustrator and author. He and his wife now live aboard the beautiful classic yacht they built themselves, as described in this book.
Titanic on Trial The survivor’s story from their testimonies at the 1912 inquries
Nic Compton April 15, 1912, one hundred years ago, is the date forever associated with the Titanic. This compelling book tells the story of what happened on the Titanic the night it sank, killing more than fifteen hundred people, and is the only book to create a gripping narrative story from the actual testimonials from the American and British trials, all specially edited from more than one thousand pages of courtroom testimonials and arranged chronologically to uncover the true drama and precise detail of that final night.
History May Paperback u.s. $15.95 320 PAGES 5” x 8” ISBN 978-1-4081-4028-4
This book captures the disbelief, chaos, and terror, bringing the tragedy to life through the voices of those who survived it. Stories about the sinking have become legendary—how the band played to the end, how lifeboats were lowered half empty—but despite the films, novels, and academic arguments, only those who were there can separate truth from fiction. This book gives the story back to those people, from the terrible acts of cowardice such as first-class passengers attempting to buy their way on to lifeboats to the courageous choices individuals made in sacrifice, and the fateful part luck played in survival. The Titanic anniversary is sure to bring renewed interest and controversy, and this new book, painstakingly edited for accuracy and human drama, will be the must-read account. Nic Compton was editor of Classic Boat magazine until 2000, and since then has traveled the world as a journalist and photographer. He has written for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Independent, Yachting Monthly, and Yachting World, and he is the author of a wide range of books on nautical subjects.
Spring 2012 new titles A&C Black
Setting up a Jewellery Business (PB) Angie Boothroyd 978-1-4081-3044-5 $19.95 The Story of Western Architecture (PB) Bill Risebero 978-1-4081-2813-8 $39.95
March Don’ts for Mothers (HC)
may Practical Basketry (PB) Stella Harding and Shane Waltener 978-1-4081-3073-5 $29.95
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