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HISTORY 2013–2014

New & Recommended Books for Course Adoption

DAVID GRAEBER’s History of Debt ERIK LARSON’s “novelistic history” of WWII BRUCE LEVINE on the PostBellum South FREDRIK LOGEVALL on the Making of America’s Vietnam JON MEACHAM on Jefferson KIM E. NIELSEN on Writing a Disability History SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR’s History of the Supreme Court LAWRENCE SCOTT SHEETS’s Journey through Soviet Collapse


Author Spotlight: ANTHONY EVERITT

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Behind the Beautiful forevers By Katherine Boo ................................2–3

Ancient History ..............................................................................................32

india By Diana L. Eck ..................................................................................4–5

U.S. History ....................................................................................................32

deBt By David Graeber ................................................................................6–7 the liBerator By Alex Kershaw ................................................................8–9 in the Garden of Beasts By Erik Larson................................................10–11 the fall of the house of dixie By Bruce Levine ..................................12–13

Asian History ..................................................................................................38 Canadian History ............................................................................................38 European History ............................................................................................39

emBers of War By Fredrik Logevall........................................................14–15

Middle Eastern History....................................................................................41

thomas Jefferson By Jon Meacham ....................................................16–17

Military History ..............................................................................................41

10 Years that shook the World By Loretta Napoleoni........................18–19

World History..................................................................................................44

a disaBilitY historY of the united states By Kim E. Nielsen ............20–21

General History ..............................................................................................45

out of order By Sandra Day O’Connor ..................................................22–23 the Black count By Tom Reiss ..............................................................24–25 eiGht Pieces of emPire By Lawrence Scott Sheets ................................26–27 the taste of ashes By Marci Shore ........................................................28–29 Who stole the american dream? By Hedrick Smith............................30–31

Gender Studies ..............................................................................................46 History of Religion ..........................................................................................46 Holocaust Studies ..........................................................................................47 Order Form......................................................................................................48

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Spotlight on Anthony Everitt ANTHONY EVERITT, visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University, has written extensively on European culture, and is the author of Cicero and Augustus. He has served as secretary general of the Arts Council of Great Britain. Everitt lives near Colchester, England’s first recorded town, founded by the Romans.

the rise of rome

the making of the World’s Greatest empire


rom acclaimed biographer Anthony Everitt comes The Rise of Rome: a fascinating account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian backwater to the greatest empire the world has ever known. Emerging as a market town from a cluster of hill villages in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C., Rome grew to become the ancient world’s preeminent power. In the end, Rome’s decline and fall have long fascinated historians, but the story of how the empire was won is every bit as compelling. With The Rise of Rome, one of the most revered chroniclers of the ancient world tells that tale in a way that will galvanize, inform, and enlighten modern readers. “Everitt traces, with lucid, pithy prose, Rome’s rise from a tiny settlement on the banks of the Tiber River to the conquerors of the entirety of the Mediterranean basin. With a brisk narrative ranging from mythological founders Aeneas and Romulus and Remus to the civil war between Sulla and Marius, [he] takes readers on a remarkable journey into the creation of the great civilization’s political institutions, cultural traditions, and social hierarchy. . . . [A] comprehensive, engaging work that will captivate and inform from beginning to end.” —Booklist

Random House | HC | 978-1-4000-6663-6 512pp | $30.00/$35.00 Can. | exam copy: $15.00 also available: e-Book: 978-0-679-64516-0 | $14.99/$16.99 Can.

Also by the Author


the life of rome’s first emperor A stunning account of Rome’s first emperor, Everitt brings to life the world of a giant, rendered faithfully and sympathetically in human scale. A study of power and political genius, Augustus is a vivid, compelling biography of one of the most important rulers in history. Random House | TR | 978-0-8129-7058-6 432pp. | $18.00/$22.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-58836-555-2 | $13.99/$14.99 Can.


the life and times of rome’s Greatest Politician “Everitt’s eye for the telling detail and his superb grasp of the ancient sources bring new life to the single most complex personality of a fascinating and violent age.”

—Richard Martin, Professor of Classics, Stanford University

Random House | TR | 978-0-375-75895-9 400pp. | $17.00/$21.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-58836-034-2 | $11.99/$13.99 Can.


and the triumph of rome Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era. Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian’s thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of disorder and costly warfare to a peaceful conclusion while demonstrating how a monarchy can be compatible with good governance. Random House | TR | 978-0-8129-7814-8 448pp. | $18.00/$20.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-58836-896-6 | $13.99/$13.99 Can.

Behind the Beautiful forevers

life, death, and hope in a mumbai undercity

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By Katherine Boo

Winner, 2012 national Book award selected for common reading at michigan state university, skidmore college, and university of delaware named one of the ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, among others


Random House | HC | 978-1-4000-6755-8 | 272pp. $28.00/$32.00 Can. | exam copy: $14.00 also available: e-Book: 978-0-679-64395-1 | $13.99/$15.99 Can. teacher’s Guide available

ailed by author and historian Ramchandra Guha as “the best work of narrative nonfiction I’ve read in twenty-five years,” Behind the Beautiful Forevers is Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo’s landmark work depicting the dire conditions of India’s urban poor. Based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a complex age of global change and inequality is made human. India’s—and the world’s—recent history is one of seismic change, affected by quick-moving capital and declining government supports. It is during these volatile economic times that Boo examines the issues of post-colonial poverty, opportunity, and global development through the experiences of those who live in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. With intelligence and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget. “[An] exquisitely accomplished first book. Novelists dream of defining characters this swiftly and beautifully, but Ms. Boo is not a novelist. She is one of those rare, deep-digging journalists who can make truth surpass fiction, a documentarian with a superb sense of human drama. She makes it very easy to forget that this book is the work of a reporter. . . . Comparison to Dickens is not unwarranted.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “A beautiful account, told through real-life stories, of the sorrows and joys, the anxieties and stamina, in the lives of the precarious and powerless in urban India whom a booming country has failed to absorb and integrate. A brilliant book that simultaneously informs, agitates, angers, inspires, and instigates.” —Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

About the Author: Katherine Boo KATHERINE BOO is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. She is the winner of a MacArthur “genius” award, a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, and the Pulitzer Prize. She has divided her time between the U.S. and India for 10 years. This is her first book.


A Message from the Author As jobs and capital whip around the planet, college students will graduate into a world where economic instability and social inequality are increasing and geographic boundaries matter less and less. Unfortunately, globalization and social inequality remain two of the most over-theorized, under-reported issues of our age. My book is an intimate investigative account of how this volatile new reality affects the young people of an Indian slum called Annawadi. Like young people elsewhere, the Annawadians are trying to figure out their place in a world where temp jobs are becoming the norm, adaptability is everything, and bewildering change is the one abiding constant. Behind the Beautiful Forevers took me three hard years to report, and one thought that sustained me was that I had a unique opportunity to show American readers that the distance between themselves and, say, a teenaged boy in Mumbai who finds an entrepreneurial niche in other people’s garbage, is not nearly as great as they might think. In the two decades I’ve spent writing about poverty and how people get out of it, I’ve come to believe, viscerally, that there are deep connections among individuals that transcend specificities of geography, culture, religion, or class. The problem is that, in a time of high walls and security gates, it’s getting harder for people of means to grasp the struggles of less privileged people. Behind one such high wall, near the increasingly glamorous Mumbai airport, a sensitive girl is studying Othello in a makeshift hut by a vast sewage lake and dreading an arranged marriage that might send her to a rural village. A convention-defying disabled woman is longing to be acknowledged as a valid human being. A smart teenaged boy named Mirchi is resisting the garbage-recycling work that is his family trade. Instead he dreams of being a waiter at a fancy hotel, sticking toothpicks into cubes of cheese. “Watch me,” he snaps at his mother one day. “I’ll have a bathroom as big as this hut!” Over the course of time, as Mirchi and the other residents of the slum apply their imaginations to overcoming corruption and injustice and making better lives for themselves, the broader contours of the market-global age are gradually revealed. Although I’m elated when readers join me in thinking about how to build a fairer world for people, I don’t consider didactic lectures an effective way to engage people—particularly young people—in questions about fairness and justice. Nor do I think young people want mawkishly sentimental or sensationalized nonfiction. Stereotypes put them off, and they know when they’re being manipulated. What they want, in my experience, is good, concrete information from which they can work out what they think for themselves. With a combination of extensive observation and documents-based reporting, I try to pull the reader in close to the lives and dilemmas of the poor while unfolding a story that is powerful and honest enough to keep readers turning the pages. By the last page, I’d like to believe that some young readers will also find themselves wrestling with essential questions of our time: about how opportunity is distributed across the world; about what an individual should be willing to give up to get ahead; about the interconnections between, say, the collapse of investment banks in Manhattan and the price Mumbai waste-pickers receive for their empty plastic water bottles; about whether it is possible to be good and moral in a society that is not good and moral; and about the ultimate value of a human life. Katherine Boo

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a sacred Geography By Diana L. Eck


n India, one finds a landscape in which mountains, rivers, forests, and villages are elaborately linked to the stories of the gods and heroes of Indian culture. Places in the vast landscape each have their own story, and conversely, stories of Hindu myth and legend each have their own place. Likewise, these places are inextricably tied to one another—not simply in the past, but in the present—through the local, regional, and transregional practices of pilgrimage.

Harmony | HC | 978-0-385-53190-0 | 576pp. $27.00/$32.00 Can. | exam copy $13.50 Do not order paperback before 3/26/2013. Three Rivers Press | TR | 978-0-385-53192-4 | 576pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. | exam copy $3.00 also available: e-Book: 978-0-385-53191-7 | $13.99/$16.99 Can.

In India: A Sacred Geography, renowned Harvard scholar Diana L. Eck tells the story of the pilgrim’s India. In these pages, Eck takes students on an extraordinary spiritual journey through the living landscape of this fascinating country—its mountains, rivers, and seacoasts, its ancient and powerful temples and shrines. Seeking to fully understand the sacred places of pilgrimage from the ground up, with their stories, connections and layers of meaning, she acutely examines Hindu religious ideas and narratives and shows how they have been deeply inscribed in the land itself. Eck demonstrates that from these networks of pilgrimage places, India’s very sense of region and nation has emerged. Based on extensive knowledge and many decades of wide-ranging travel and research, India: A Sacred Geography is a sweeping and seminal work of religious, cultural and anthropological history. “In this lucid, learned and luminous book, Diana Eck introduces the Western reader to the sacred landscape of India. She leads us into an unfamiliar world, with myths and symbols that seem initially strange, but by the end of this rich journey we find that we have encountered unexpected regions within ourselves.” —Karen Armstrong, author of A History of God and Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

About the Author: Diana L. Eck DIANA L. ECK is professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of the Pluralism Project. Her book Banaras, City of Light, remains a classic in the field, and Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras won the prestigious Grawemeyer Book Award. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for the work of the Pluralism Project in the investigation of America’s religious diversity.


Excerpt from India: A Sacred Geography, An Imagined Landscape I began thinking about this book in the city of Ban¯aras on the River Gang¯a in north India more than twenty-five years ago. I was then writing a book about that great city, a place I presumed to be the most important sacred city of India. Over the centuries, many visitors to Ban¯aras, or V¯ar¯anas¯i, have compared this city in sanctity and preeminence to Mecca, Jerusalem, and Rome, as the holiest center of Hindu pilgrimage. For example, in the 1860s, a British civil servant, Norman Macleod, wrote effusively, “Benares is to the Hindoos what Mecca is to the Mohammedans, and what Jerusalem was to the Jews of old. It is the ‘holy’ city of Hindostan. I have never seen anything approaching to it as a visible embodiment of religion; nor does anything like it exist on earth.” The singling out of a center toward which an entire religious community turns in collective memory or in prayer made sense to Macleod, as it does for many who have been schooled in the habits of thought shaped by Western monotheistic consciousness. Even in India, there have been many who would agree on the central and supreme significance of Ban¯aras, which Hindus also called K¯ash¯i, the Luminous, the City of Light. This is a powerful and ancient city, its dense maze of alleyways as dark as its riverfront is radiant. Its morning bathing rites facing the rising sun and its smoking cremation grounds right there along the riverfront are the heartbeat of a city that never fails to leave a lasting imprint on the visitor or pilgrim. I lived off and on for years in Ban¯aras. Even as I investigated the legends and temples of this city, however, I began gradually to understand what most Hindus who visit the city already know—that Ban¯aras does not stand alone as the great center of pilgrimage for Hindus, but is part of an extensive network of pilgrimage places stretching throughout the length and breadth of India. The very names of the temples, the gh¯ats, and the bathing tanks of the city are derived from this broader landscape, just as the names of K¯ash¯i and its great Shiva temple of Vishvana¯tha are to be found in pilgrimage places all over India. I began to realize that the entire land of India is a great network of pilgrimage places—referential, inter-referential, ancient and modern, complex and ever-changing. As a whole, it constitutes what would have to be called a “sacred geography,” as vast and complex as the whole of the subcontinent. In this wider network of pilgrimage, nothing, not even the great city of Ban¯aras, stands alone, but rather everything is part of a living, storied, and intricately connected landscape. At first, I resisted the complexities of this peripheral vision, still interested as I was in establishing what makes this one place special, different from the rest. It became clear to me, however, that I could understand Ban¯aras only in the context of a much wider system of meanings in which significance is marked not by uniqueness, but by multiplicity, even in the great city of K¯ash¯i. Everything about the holy city seemed to be duplicated elsewhere, set amid a pattern of symbolic signification that made Ban¯aras not unique, but inextricably part of a wider landscape shaped by the repetition and linking of its features. I began to realize that K¯ash¯i was not the center, but one of multiple centers in a fascinating and polycentric landscape, linked with the tracks of pilgrimage. Excerpted from India by Diana L. Eck. Copyright © 2012 by Diana L Eck. Excerpted by permission of Harmony, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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deBt: the first 5,000 Years

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By David Graeber


Melville House | TR | 978-1-61219-129-4 | 544pp. $22.00/$22.00 Can. | exam copy: $11.00 also available: e-Book: 978-1-61219-098-3 | $32.00/$37.00 Can.

Forthcoming from the Author:

conomic textbooks tend to repeat the same trope: Money was invented to replace an onerous and complicated barter system—to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of evidence to support it. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginning of the agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to barter. It is in this era, Graeber shows, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. With the passage of time, however, virtual credit money was replaced by gold and silver coins—and the system as a whole began to decline. Interest rates spiked and the indebted became slaves. And the system perpetuated itself with tremendously violent consequences, with only the rare intervention of kings and churches keeping the system from spiraling out of control. Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a fascinating chronicle of this littleknown history—as well as how it has defined human history, and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy. “His writings on anthropological theory are outstanding. I consider him the best anthropological theorist of his generation from anywhere in the world.” —Maurice Bloch, Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and European Professor at the College de France


the democracY ProJect

a history, a crisis, a movement

Do not order before 4/9/2013. Spiegel & Grau | HC | 978-0-8129-9356-1 | 352pp. $26.00/$31.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.00 also available: Audio: 978-0-385-36041-8 | $17.50/$20.50 Can. e-Book: 978-0-679-64600-6 | $13.99/$15.99 Can.

chapter one: on the experience of moral confusion chapter two: the myth of Barter chapter three: Primordial debts chapter four: cruelty and redemption chapter five: a Brief treatise on the moral Grounds of economic relations chapter six: Games with sex and death chapter seven: honor and degradation, or, on the foundations of contemporary civilization chapter eight: credit versus Bullion, and the cycles of history chapter nine: the axial age (800 Bc – 600 ad) chapter ten: the middle ages (600 ad – 1450 ad) chapter eleven: age of the Great capitalist empires (1450 – 1971) chapter twelve: (1971 – the Beginning of something Yet to Be determined) notes Bibliography index

About the Author: David Graeber DAVID GRAEBER teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value; Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar; Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology; Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire; and Direct Action: An Ethnography. He has written for Harper’s, The Nation, Mute, and The New Left Review. In 2006, he delivered the Malinowski Memorial Lecture at the London School of Economics, an annual talk that honors “outstanding anthropologists who have fundamentally shaped the study of culture.”


A Message from the Author Debt is all around us. Modern economies run on consumer debt; modern nation-states, on deficit financing; international relations turn on debt. What’s more, for the last three years, we’ve faced a global debt crisis that’s hobbled the world economy and still threatens to send it crashing into ruins. Yet no one ever stops to ask: How did this happen? What is debt, anyway? What does it even mean to say we “owe” someone something? How did it happen that, in almost all times and places in human history, “paying your debts” has been a synonym for morality, but money-lenders have been seen as the embodiment of evil? I first began asking myself these questions as an activist, during the “drop the debt” campaigns in the early 2000s. But it was only after the financial meltdown of September 2008 that answering them became a driving passion. It seemed to me that in the days immediately after the crash, the space had opened up for a genuine conversation about money, markets, credit, and finance, about the nature of debt, about value, the relation of money and morality, about what people genuinely owe to one another. Yet somehow, this conversation never happened. It was as if we’ve forgotten how to ask big questions any more. It was at this point I realized that with my training in history and anthropology, I was in a unique position to try to open the conversation up. Thus began a series of investigations that culminated in the writing of this book. What I discovered along the way startled even me. First of all, almost all our familiar assumptions about money history turned out to be wrong. We are used to assuming that economic life began with barter, moved on to money, and only then did we develop credit systems. In fact, what happened was precisely the opposite. Credit came first. What we’d now call “virtual money” preceded coinage by thousands of years, and human history has alternated back and forth between periods of virtual money, and periods dominated by gold and silver—which have also, invariably, been times of empire, war, and slavery. What’s more, since the dawn of recorded history, arguments over credit, debt, virtual and physical money have been at the very center of political life—the language of the Bible and other great religious texts resonates with it, untold popular uprisings have been inspired by it, and the outcome of these battles have shaped our own laws, our economic institutions, our very conceptions of freedom and morality, in ways we can no longer even see. Reconstructing this history of debt reveals odd concepts—life debts, blood debts, flesh debts, milk debts—but also, throws all our familiar conceptions of history askew, from the real nature of the African slave trade, to the origins of Adam Smith’s free market rhetoric in Medieval Islam. Above all, it reveals we stand, today, at a precipice. There is every reason that the return to virtual money marks a major turning point in world history. But it’s only by looking at the full sweep of the past that we have any chance of understanding what that might really mean. David Graeber

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the liBerator

one World War ii soldier’s 500-day odyssey from the Beaches of sicily to the Gates of dachau


By Alex Kershaw


he Liberator offers a new account of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War: the battle odyssey of a maverick U.S. Army officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over five hundred days to liberate Europe—from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau. Drawing on extensive interviews, five years of research in Europe and from archives across the U.S., historian Alex Kershaw masterfully recounts one of the most inspiring and heroic journeys in military history. Written with the narrative drive and vivid immediacy, The Liberator is a story for the ages, an intensely human and dramatic account of one of history’s greatest warriors and his unheralded role in America’s finest achievement—the defeat of Nazi Germany. “Kershaw’s writing is seamless. He incorporates information from a vast array of sources, but it works—you get a sense of the different voices coming into the story. . . . A gripping read.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “Inspiring. . . . A gripping and superbly told account of men in war.” —Booklist Crown | HC | 978-0-307-88799-3 | 448pp. $28.00/$34.00 Can. | exam copy $14.00 also available: Audio: 978-0-449-01263-5 | $40.00/$46.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-88801-3 | $13.99/$15.99 Can.

“Exceptional. . . . The Liberator balances evocative prose with attention to detail and is a worthy addition to vibrant classics of small-unit history like Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers. . . . From the desert of Arizona to the moral crypt of Dachau, Mr. Kershaw’s book bears witness to the hell that America’s innocents came through, and the humanity they struggled to keep in their hearts.” —Wall Street Journal “Kershaw has ensured that individuals and entire battles that might have been lost to history, or overshadowed by more ‘important’ people and events, have their own place in the vast, protean tale of World War II. . . . Where Kershaw succeeds, and where The Liberator is at its most riveting and satisfying, is in its delineation of Felix Sparks as a good man that other men would follow into Hell—and in its unblinking, matter-of-fact description, in battle after battle, of just how gruesome, terrifying and dehumanizing that Hell could be.” — “Alex Kershaw’s gripping account of one man’s wartime experiences has both the intimacy of a diary and the epic reach of a military history. The Liberator reminds us of the complexity and moral ambiguity of the Second World War.” —Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire

About the Author: Alex Kershaw ALEX KERSHAW is the New York Times bestselling author of several books on World War II, including The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.


A Message from the Author Over many years I have spoken to audiences at universities, veterans’ associations and at myriad events to commemorate the sacrifice of young Americans in WWII, the greatest conflict in history with a final butcher’s bill of over fifty million lives. Among students in particular, I have found a great desire to learn about the unknown men and women who earned victory in WWII, not the strategy, not the games of the generals, not the weapons that enabled mass industrial slaughter on an unprecedented scale. Thankfully, because of the nature of my work, I have been able to share with many students, as well as readers, the often deeply moving and inspiring stories of a generation that bought America more goodwill around the globe than any other and which is now passing away at a tragically accelerated rate. At one college recently, I was asked why 135,576 Americans died to liberate Europe. Was their death absolutely necessary? Why did young Americans have to lay down their lives in such huge numbers just a generation after the last bloodbath in Europe? The answer to this question lies at the heart of The Liberator, my new book, which follows the fortunes of a maverick infantry officer, Felix Sparks, who fought throughout the time it took to liberate Europe, from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the war’s end in May 1945. No American endured more heartbreak and violence for longer to free more people from the greatest evil of modern times. On 29 April 1945, after five hundred days of combat, he commanded the American unit which seized Hitler’s first and most notorious concentration camp, Dachau, liberating over 32,000 people of over forty nationalities amid scenes, he recalled, “that robbed the mind of human reason.” After one of the longest and most dramatic marches to victory in WWII, he understood and saw why the sacrifice of so many of his men—his regiment alone had suffered 20,251 casualties—had been necessary. Before too long, there will be no living eyewitnesses to the liberation of Hitler’s camps, no more old men who remember the moment they landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, no widows who recall the true cost of the war in Europe that killed more people more quickly than at any time in history—more than nineteen million civilians alone. America’s greatest achievement—the defeat of Nazi Europe—will no longer be an experience to be recounted by people who were actually there. As with my other books, The Liberator tries to capture the voices and emotions of ordinary people in the crosshairs of history, at the epicenter of a conflict in which the future of mankind itself was a stake. Based on interviews with dozens of living eyewitnesses, it reveals the full horror and debasement of war, how it corrupts even the noblest of spirits. Only by understanding the true nature of the trauma involved in defeating Nazism—the so-called “good war”—can we begin to appreciate the magnitude of what Felix Sparks and his fellow liberators achieved. He and his kind defeated immense barbarism—a victory whose significance will still be understood, hopefully through books like mine, when the last of their generation has passed away. Alex Kershaw

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in the Garden of Beasts

love, terror, and an american family in hitler’s Berlin By Erik Larson



n 1933 William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered history professor from Chicago, was chosen by Roosevelt to be the U.S.’s first ambassador to Nazi Germany. At first he and his family are entranced by the “New Germany,” and Dodd’s daughter Martha has several affairs, including with the first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. The Dodds’ experience of excitement and romance morphs into horror when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness view of events as they unfold in real time, revealing what it was like for those living there, without the perspective of history neatly delineating their judgments. The result is a compelling tale that explores why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror. Broadway | TR | 978-0-307-40885-3 | 480pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 also available: Audio: 978-0-307-91457-6 | $45.00/$51.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-88795-5 | $11.99/$13.99 Can.

“Larson captivated our community when he came here to speak about his book, the creative process, and how to weave history and fiction into one brilliant and bone-chilling masterpiece. He answered the many questions our students had about his work, and provided them with valuable and insightful information into the writing process.” —Sanford J. Ungar, President, Goucher College “By far his best and most enthralling work of novelistic history. . . . Powerful, poignant . . . a transportingly true story.” —The New York Times “Larson has meticulously researched the Dodds’ intimate witness to Hitler’s ascendancy and created an edifying narrative of this historical byway that has all the pleasures of a political thriller. . . . a fresh picture of these terrible events.” —The New York Times Book Review

About the Author: Erik Larson ERIK LARSON is the bestselling author of Isaac’s Storm, Thunderstruck, and The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, which won the 2004 Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is a former writer for The Wall Street Journal and Time magazine. Larson has taught nonfiction writing at San Francisco State, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and the University of Oregon. He lives in Seattle.


Excerpt from In the Garden of Beasts Once, at the dawn of a very dark time, an American father and daughter found themselves suddenly transported from their snug home in Chicago to the heart of Hitler’s Berlin. They remained there for four and a half years, but it is their first year that is the subject of the story to follow, for it coincided with Hitler’s ascent from chancellor to absolute tyrant, when everything hung in the balance and nothing was certain. That first year formed a kind of prologue in which all the themes of the greater epic of war and murder soon to come were laid down. I have always wondered what it would have been like for an outsider to have witnessed firsthand the gathering dark of Hitler’s rule. How did the city look, what did one hear, see, and smell, and how did diplomats and other visitors interpret the events occurring around them? Hindsight tells us that during that fragile time the course of history could so easily have changed. Why, then, did no one change it? Why did it take so long to recognize the real danger posed by Hitler and his regime? Like most people, I acquired my initial sense of the era from books and photographs that left me with the impression that the world of then had no color, only gradients of gray and black. My two main protagonists, however, encountered the flesh-and-blood reality, while also managing the routine obligations of daily life. Every morning they moved through a city hung with immense banners of red, white, and black; they sat at the same outdoor cafés as did the lean, black-suited members of Hitler’s SS, and now and then they caught sight of Hitler himself, a smallish man in a large, open Mercedes. But they also walked each day past homes with balconies lush with red geraniums; they shopped in the city’s vast department stores, held tea parties, and breathed deep the spring fragrances of the Tiergarten, Berlin’s main park. They knew Goebbels and Göring as social acquaintances with whom they dined, danced, and joked—until, as their first year reached its end, an event occurred that proved to be one of the most significant in revealing the true character of Hitler and that laid the keystone for the decade to come. For both father and daughter it changed everything. This is a work of nonfiction. As always, any material between quotation marks comes from a letter, diary, memoir, or other historical document. I made no effort in these pages to write another grand history of the age. My objective was more intimate: to reveal that past world through the experience and perceptions of my two primary subjects, father and daughter, who upon arrival in Berlin embarked on a journey of discovery, transformation, and, ultimately, deepest heartbreak. There are no heroes here, at least not of the Schindler’s List variety, but there are glimmers of heroism and people who behave with unexpected grace. Always there is nuance, albeit sometimes of a disturbing nature. That’s the trouble with nonfiction. One has to put aside what we all know—now—to be true, and try instead to accompany my two innocents through the world as they experienced it. These were complicated people moving through a complicated time, before the monsters declared their true nature. Excerpted from In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson, copyright © 2011 by Erik Larson. Originally published in hardcover by Crown Publishers in 2011 and subsequently in trade paperback by Broadway Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., in 2012. All rights reserved.

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the fall of the house of dixie

the civil War and the social revolution that transformed the south By Bruce Levine


major new history of the Civil War, The Fall of the House of Dixie tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South. In 1860 the American South was a vast, wealthy, imposing region where a small minority had amassed great political power and enormous fortunes. By the end of 1865, these structures of wealth and power had been shattered. Millions of black people had gained their freedom, many poorer whites had ceased following their wealthy neighbors, and plantation owners were brought to their knees, losing not only their slaves but also their political power, their worldview, and their very way of life. As historian Bruce Levine demonstrates, the true stakes of the Civil War become clearer than ever before, as slaves battle for their freedom in the face of brutal reprisals; Abraham Lincoln and his party turn what began as a limited war for the Union into a crusade against slavery; and the slave owners grow ever more desperate as their beloved social order is destroyed. When the smoke clears, not only Dixie but all of American society is changed forever. Random House | HC | 978-1-4000-6703-9 | 464pp. $30.00/$35.00 Can. | exam copy $15.00 also available: e-Book: 978-1-4000-6703-9 | $30.00/$35.00 Can.

Brilliantly argued and engrossing, The Fall of the House of Dixie illuminates the way a war undertaken to preserve the status quo became a second American Revolution whose impact on the country was as strong and lasting as that of our first. The book presents a sweeping account of the destruction of the old South during the Civil War, offering a fresh perspective on the most colossal struggle in our history and the new world it brought into being. “Levine illuminates the experiences of southern men and women— white and black, free and enslaved, civilians and soldiers—with a sure grasp of the historical sources and a deft literary touch. He masterfully recaptures an era of unsurpassed drama and importance.” —Gary W. Gallagher, author of The Confederate War “This book limns the relationship between slavery and the rise and fall of the Confederacy more clearly and starkly than any other study. General readers and seasoned scholars alike will find new information and insights in this eye-opening account.” —James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

About the Author: Bruce Levine BRUCE LEVINE is the J. G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Illinois. An associate editor of the Civil War magazine North and South, he has published three books on the Civil War era. The most recent of these, Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves During the Civil War, received the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship and was named one of the ten best nonfiction books of 2005 by The Washington Post.


A Message from the Author In a recent national survey, nearly half of all those queried denied that slavery was the main cause of the U.S. Civil War. And that view is gaining, not losing, ground. Among younger people polled (those under 30 years of age), fully 60% responded that way. Many university students share that view. Like so many other modern Americans, they have come to regard the Civil War as a dramatic conflict in military terms, one filled with derring-do and pathos, but one without much larger meaning or import. They are therefore surprised to learn not only that slavery brought on the Civil War but also why and how the defense of the national Union led to slavery’s destruction. As we now observe the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, these questions are in the public view more than at any time in the recent past. I wrote The Fall of the House of Dixie in part to clarify those subjects and to place them where they belong—at the center of the Civil War narrative. In 1860–61, leaders of both the Union and the Confederacy knew and said that it was precisely the sharpening dispute over slavery’s future that was leading most slave states to try to break from (and so break up) the U.S., initiating the bloodiest war in the nation’s history to accomplish that goal. In his inaugural address, “One section of our country believes slavery is right, and ought to be extended,” Abraham Lincoln noted, “while the other believes it is wrong, and ought not to be extended. This is the only substantial dispute.” The Confederacy’s secretary of state agreed. Southern whites had decided, he wrote, that the swift growth of the anti-slavery Republican Party threatened “to destroy their social system.” “With interests of such overwhelming magnitude imperiled,” Jefferson Davis explained, “the people of the Southern States were driven . . . to the adoption of some course of action to avert the danger.” If the preservation of “those interests” and that “social system” required war, Confederates added, so be it. But that war yielded results drastically different from those its leaders intended. Abraham Lincoln’s Union government initially hoped to quell the rebellion quickly and without laying hands on the institution of slavery. But what the former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass called “the inexorable logic of events” eventually compelled a change of course. The logic of the situation taught Lincoln and his party that military victory required an attack on slavery and the recruitment of former slaves as laborers and then as soldiers in the Union cause. And in the event, as Lincoln noted repeatedly, the active aid of almost 200,000 black soldiers and sailors proved crucial to the rebellion’s defeat. The emancipation and recruitment of these people, Lincoln explained, was “the only” policy that could “can or could save the Union. Any substantial departure from it insures the success of the rebellion.” This war-spawned dynamic ultimately led to the constitutional liberation of all slaves living anywhere in the United States and to the outlawing of slavery per se as an institution. Thus, a conflict that slave owners initiated to preserve slavery ultimately abolished it far earlier and more radically than could have occurred otherwise. That war also wiped out much of the Southern elite’s wealth and broke its once-powerful grip on national government. This fundamental transformation of social and political reality represented (as many at the time recognized) a second American revolution. The story of how that occurred must form a key building block of any real understanding of this country’s history. In that context, I invite you to consider using my book to engage your students as they encounter this defining era. Bruce Levine

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emBers of War

the fall of an empire and the making of america’s vietnam

By Fredrik Logevall

named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post


he struggle for Vietnam occupies a central place in the history of the twentieth century. Fought over a period of three decades, the conflict drew in all the world’s powers and saw two of them— first France, then the United States—attempt to subdue the revolutionary Vietnamese forces. For France, the defeat marked the effective end of her colonial empire, while for America the war left a gaping wound in the body politic that remains open to this day. Tapping into newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations and making full use of the published literature, distinguished scholar Fredrik Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to lose their way in Vietnam. Embers of War opens in 1919 at the Versailles Peace Conference, where a young Ho Chi Minh tries to deliver a petition for Vietnamese independence to President Woodrow Wilson. It concludes in 1959, with a Viet Cong ambush on an outpost outside Saigon and the deaths of two American officers whose names would be the first to be carved into the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Random House | HC | 978-0-375-50442-6 | 864pp. $40.00/$46.00 Can. | exam copy $20.00 also available: e-Book: 978-0-375-50442-6 | $40.00/$46.00 Can.

“In a world full of nascent, potentially protracted wars, Fredrik Logevall’s Embers of War is manifestly an important book, illuminating the long, small-step path we followed into the quagmire of Vietnam. But I was also struck by the quality of Logevall’s writing. He has the eye of a novelist, the cadence of a splendid prose stylist, and a filmmaker’s instinct for story. Embers of War is not just an important book of history, it is an utterly compelling read.” —Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Fredrik Logevall is a wonderful writer and historian. In his new book on the origins of the American war in Vietnam, he gives a fascinating and dramatic account of the French war and its aftermath, from the perspectives of the French, the Vietnamese, and the Americans. Using previously untapped sources and a deep knowledge of diplomatic history, Logevall shows to devastating effect how America found itself on the road to Vietnam.” —Frances FitzGerald, author of Fire in the Lake, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award “Superb . . . penetrating . . . Embers of War is a product of formidable international research. It is lucidly and comprehensively composed. And it leverages a consistently potent analytical perspective. . . . Outstanding.” —Gordon Goldstein, The Washington Post

About the Author: Fredrik Logevall FREDRIK LOGEVALL is John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor of history at Cornell University, where he serves as director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.


A Message from the Author “Why are we in Vietnam?” The question resounded in dorm rooms and lecture halls and student centers on America’s college campuses in the late 1960s. It sparked heated debates at dinner tables in the nation’s homes. Norman Mailer made it the title of an iconic novel in 1967. And in a sense the question never went away, even as it was altered to the past tense after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1973. It now became “Why were we in Vietnam?” and in short order it came dominate much of the writing about the war by journalists, memoirists, and historians. And no wonder it did so, given the war’s deep and continuing resonance in American politics and culture. The intervention in Vietnam has been called the defining experience of the second half of the twentieth century for Americans, and it’s arguably the longest and bloodiest conflict in post-1945 world affairs, killing perhaps three million and more than 58,000 Americans. It also wreaked vast destruction on huge portions of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The large and growing literature on the conflict contains a curious feature. In their rush to analyze “America’s war,” most authors have given remarkably short shrift to the French war that came before it. This is unfortunate, for close attention to that earlier history is imperative if we are to understand why the United States ended up in this faraway place, 7,000 miles from the coast of California, a place many Americans did not know existed. It is imperative if we are comprehend why the United States, borne out of an anticolonial reaction against Britain, opted to back France in a colonial war against Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary nationalist forces, and then, once that effort ended in defeat, chose to try to succeed where the French had failed. It turns out that the Second World War and the French Indochina War that followed were absolutely crucial to all that would happen later in the Vietnam. Nor is it merely as a prelude to America’s Vietnam debacle that the earlier period merits our attention. Straddling as it did the twentieth century’s midpoint, the French Indochina War sat at the intersection of the grand political forces that drove world affairs during the century. Thus Indochina’s experience between 1945 and 1954 is intimately bound up with the transformative effects of the Second World War and the outbreak and escalation of the Cold War and, in particular, with the emergence of the United States as the predominant power in Asian and world affairs. And thus the struggle is also part of the story of European colonialism and its encounter with anticolonial nationalists—who drew their inspiration in part from European and American ideas and promises. In this way, the French Indochina War was simultaneously an East-West and North-South conflict, pitting European imperialism in its twilight phase against the two main competitors that gained momentum by mid century: Communist-inspired revolutionary nationalism and U.S.-backed liberal internationalism. If similar processes played out around much of the world after 1945, Vietnam deserves special study because it was one of the first places where this destructive dynamic could be seen. It was also where the dynamic remained in place, decade after bloody decade. Embers of War considers this fascinating and important history anew, using archival materials from several countries and the full range of published sources. I worked on the book for ten years and have been honored and humbled by the discussions it has initiated and the feedback I’ve received: one reviewer named it the definitive history of the French war and the making of America’s struggle. I invite you to read my book and to consider using it in your courses. I am confident it will get your students thinking—and talking—in new, meaningful ways about this important and transformational time in their nation’s history. Fredrik Logevall

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thomas Jefferson: the art of Power

By Jon Meacham



n this magnificent biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize– winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston, brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. The Jefferson story resonates today not least because he led his nation through ferocious partisanship and cultural warfare amid economic change and external threats, and also because he embodies an eternal drama, the struggle of the leadership of a nation to achieve greatness in a difficult and confounding world. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power. “Fascinating and insightful. . . . Many books have been written about Jefferson’s life, but few have created such a vivid portrait . . . Meacham immerses the reader in that period of history to explain Jefferson’s behavior during an era when the nation was as contradictory as he was . . . extraordinary . . . essential.” —The Associated Press Random House | HC | 978-1-4000-6766-4 | 800pp. $35.00/$41.00 Can. | exam copy: $17.50 also available: Audio: 978-0-7393-3461-4 | $50.00/$58.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-679-64536-8 | $14.99/$16.99 Can.

“[Meacham] brings to bear his focused and sensitive scholarship, rich prose style. . . . The Jefferson that emerges from these astute, dramatic pages is a figure worthy of continued study and appreciation . . . [a] very impressive book.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

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american lion

andrew Jackson in the White house

Winner, 2009 Pulitzer Prize

“The most readable single-volume biography ever written of our seventh president.” —Douglas Brinkley,

The Washington Post

Random House | TR 978-0-8129-7346-4 | 512pp. $18.00/$22.00 Can. exam copy: $3.00 Audio: 978-0-7393-3458-4 $39.95/$45.00 Can. e-Book: 978-1-58836-822-5 $13.99/$14.99 Can.

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american GosPel

God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation

Random House | TR 978-0-8129-7666-3 448pp. | $16.00/$19.95 Can. exam copy: $3.00 Audio: 978-0-7393-3438-6 $16.48/$21.00 Can. e-Book: 978-1-58836-577-4 $11.99/$13.99 Can.

franklin and Winston

an intimate Portrait of an epic friendship

Random House | TR | 978-0-8129-7282-5 512pp. | $16.95/$23.95 Can. exam copy: $3.00 Audio: 978-0-7393-0677-2 $37.95/$46.00 Can. e-Book: 978-1-58836-329-9 $13.99/$18.99 Can.

About the Author: Jon Meacham JON MEACHAM received the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion, his bestselling 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Franklin and Winston and American Gospel. Executive editor and executive vice president of Random House, Meacham is a contributing editor to Time magazine.


Excerpt from Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power To his friends, who were numerous and devoted, Jefferson was among the greatest men who had ever lived, a Renaissance figure who was formidable without seeming overbearing, sparkling without being showy, winning without appearing cloying. Yet to his foes, who were numerous and prolific, Jefferson was an atheist and a fanatic, a demagogue and a dreamer, a womanly Francophile who could not be trusted with the government of a great nation. His task was to change those views as best he could. He longed for affection and for approval. A master of emotional and political manipulation, sensitive to criticism, obsessed with his reputation, and devoted to America, he was drawn to the world beyond Monticello, endlessly at work, as he put it, “to see the standard of reason at length erected after so many ages during which the human mind has been held in vassalage by kings, priests, and nobles.” As a planter, lawyer, legislator, governor, diplomat, secretary of state, vice president, and president, Jefferson spent much of his life seeking control over himself and power over the lives and destinies of others. For Jefferson, politics was not a dispiriting distraction but an undertaking that made everything else possible. Inspired by his own father’s example, he long sought to play the part of a patriarch, accepting—even embracing—the accompanying burdens of responsibility. He was the father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, of the American West. He led the first democratic movement in the new republic to check the power and influence of established forces. And perhaps most important, he gave the nation the idea of American progress—the animating spirit that the future could be better than the present or the past. The greatest American politicians since have prospered by projecting a Jeffersonian vision that the country’s finest hours lay ahead. The story of Jefferson’s life fascinates still in part because he found the means to endure and, in many cases, to prevail in the face of extreme partisanship, economic uncertainty, and external threat. Jefferson’s political leadership is instructive, offering us the example of a president who can operate at two levels, cultivating the hope of a brighter future while preserving the political flexibility and skill to bring the ideal as close as possible to reality.

Excerpted from Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham. Copyright © 2012 by Jon Meacham. Excerpted by permission of Random House, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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10 Years that shook the World

a timeline of events from 2001

By Loretta Napoleoni



n a style similar to many of today’s social media networks, this booklet will appeal to readers across generational lines, especially the millennial generation that came of age on or after September 11, 2001. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the past decade. September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes from 2001 to 2011 go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The purpose of this book is to show the true patterns of change—those innovations that will influence coming decades.

Seven Stories Press | TR | 978-1-60980-413-8 | 192pp. $12.95/$12.95 Can. | exam copy $3.00 also available: e-Book: 978-1-60980-412-1 | $12.95/$12.95 Can.

This is more than a timeline; it is the tale of an extraordinary decade. Within each year, Napoleoni presents events not in a strict chronology but more as we might remember them, often with the most significant events recalled first. Thus the main topics— politics, economics, people, technology, and the environment— cross over constantly, showing how they are all interlinked and how globalization is speeding up the pace of change in our world. Written in tweet-like bursts of information, 10 Years takes the reader through the last decade at breakneck speed, teasing out the links between financial policy, terrorism, propaganda, and social media over the course of the decade.

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Why chinese communists make Better capitalists than We do Translated by Stephen Twilley

In this timely book, renowned economist and expert on international finance Loretta Napoleoni looks to a robust Chinese economy for answers about the future of capitalism and democracy. Seven Stories Press | TR | 978-1-60980-431-2 384pp. | $18.95/$18.95 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-60980-352-0 | $26.95/$31.00 Can.

Now in Paperback

About the Author: Loretta Napoleoni LORETTA NAPOLEONI is the author of the bestselling book Rogue Economics: Capitalism’s New Reality (a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008) and Terror Incorporated: Tracing the Money Behind Global Terrorism, both translated into fifteen languages. One of the world’s leading experts on money laundering and terror financing, Napoleoni has worked as a correspondent and columnist for La Stampa, La Repubblica, El País, and Le Monde, and she has presented on the economics of terrorism for Google UK and TEDTalks. She teaches economics at the Judge Business School in Cambridge.


A Message from the Author 10 Years that Shook the World was originally intended for young people, those who were children or adolescents on September 11, 2001. My aim was to show how the decade that began in 2001 has profoundly changed the world, setting in motion what Steve Jobs called the “digital lifestyle.” Young people are growing up in such a fast-paced and media-savvy world, and I want them to see that they are coming-of-age in a dramatically changing time. I want to show them some of the challenges they face as the pace keeps increasing. The attacks of September 11, 2001, are considered to have been the main event of the first decade of the 21st century, but the changes of this decade actually go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the War on Terror. The technological revolution triggered by Apple, the wide use of the Internet, the advent of social media, and stem cell research are just some of the innovations that have brought about a new Enlightenment. This book is written in short bursts of information, similar to 140-character tweets. This is the modern narrative, the one used by many young people, and it reflects the rapid pace of change and communication in this modern world. More than a timeline, 10 Years that Shook the World tells the tale of an extraordinary decade. Within each year, the book present events not in a strict chronology but more as we might remember them, often with the most significant events recalled first. The main topics—politics, economics, people, technology, and the environment—cross over constantly, showing how they are all interlinked and how globalization poses a phenomenal challenge to our world. We cannot continue to live as we have done until today. The demographic explosion is eroding the environment and putting pressure on natural resources. This first decade of the new century was the decade in which these problems, and our responses to them, finally began pushing us towards real political, economic, and environmental change. That change will have to continue to come from young people and I know that they will be up for the challenge. Loretta Napoleoni

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a disaBilitY historY of the united states

By Kim E. Nielsen


isability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of U.S. history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first book to place the experiences of people with disabilities at the center of the American narrative. In many ways, it’s a familiar telling. In other ways, however, it is a radical repositioning of U.S. history. By doing so, the book casts new light on familiar stories, such as slavery and immigration, while breaking ground about the ties between nativism and oralism in the late nineteenth century and the role of ableism in the development of democracy.

Beacon Press | HC | 978-0-8070-2202-3 | 272pp. $26.95/$32.00 Can. | exam copy $13.50 also available: e-Book: 978-0-8070-2203-0 | $26.95/$32.00 Can.

Historian and disability scholar Kim E. Nielsen pulls from primarysource documents and social histories to retell American history through the eyes, words, and impressions of the people who loved it. As she argues, to understand disability history isn’t to narrowly focus on a series of individual triumphs but rather to examine mass movements and pivotal daily events through the lens of varied experiences. Throughout the book, Nielsen deftly illustrates how concepts of disability have deeply shaped the American experience—from deciding who was allowed to immigrate to establishing labor laws and justifying slavery and gender discrimination. Included are absorbing—at times horrific— narratives of blinded slaves being thrown overboard and women being involuntarily sterilized, as well as triumphant accounts of disabled miners organizing strikes and disability rights activists picketing Washington. Engrossing and profound, A Disability History of the United States fundamentally reinterprets how we view our nation’s past: from a stifling master narrative to a shared history that encompasses us all. “A wonderful, beautifully written, remarkable achievement that will certainly become a classic within the field and should become standard reading.” —Michael A. Rembis, Director, Center for Disability Studies, University at Buffalo

About the Author: Kim E. Nielsen KIM E. NIELSEN is an award-winning educator, the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities We the People stipend, a Fulbright lecturer, the author of many journal articles, and a frequent public speaker. The author of three books on Helen Keller, Nielsen also served as an advisory editor to the Encyclopedia of American Disability History. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she is Professor of History & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


A Message from the Author A Disability History of the United States has been both the hardest and most exciting intellectual project in which I’ve engaged. Disability history is labor history. It is gender history, immigration history, education, class and political history. It is central to the American narrative but has thus far remained largely unacknowledged. I fumbled my way into disability history by accident over a decade ago when I ran across a political speech of Helen Keller’s. Doing so transformed my basic understandings of U.S. history—making me a better teacher, scholar, and historian. My hope for this book is that it will provide new directions from which to examine the difficult questions about the American past. Which peoples and which bodies have been considered fit and appropriate for public life and active citizenship? How have people with disabilities forged their own lives, their own communities, and shaped the United States? How has disability affected law, policy, economics, play, national identity, and daily life? In what ways has disability woven together with race, class, gender, and sexuality to form and alter national power structures? The answers to these questions reveal a tremendous amount about us as a nation. Disability matters in our national story because it forces consideration of the strengths, weaknesses, and contradictions of American ideals. Taking note of race, class, and gender, scholars have examined the historical expansion of democracy. It is time to do the same for disability. Disability is not the story of someone else. It is our story, the story of someone we love, the story of who we are or may become, and it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. It is, quite simply, the American story in all of its complexities. For me, this also is a personal project. A week or two after signing the contract for A Disability History of the United States, and after I’d been working in disability history for over a decade, my daughter suddenly became seriously ill. As a result she became a disabled young woman. This experience has affected the book in tangible and intangible ways. Most immediately, it delayed and prolonged the writing process—as all of you will understand! Intellectually and emotionally, it deepened the book and made it better. Most profoundly, I expect, it significantly but subtly altered the questions I ask. This is a different book than the one I started, for I am a different person, and I live in a different family, than existed several years ago. The wonderful, delightful, confusing, and frustrating paradox of disability, however, is that I am also the same person, and I live in the same family that existed several years ago. The same is true, I believe, when considering U.S. history through the experiences of people with disabilities and when using disability as a tool of analysis. The history that emerges will be deeply familiar but also inherently and markedly different from that previously considered. Kim E. Nielsen

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out of order: stories from the history of the supreme court

By Sandra Day O’Connor


rom Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to sit on

the United States Supreme Court, comes this fascinating work

about the evolution of the highest court in the land. Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court sheds light on the centuries of change that transformed the Supreme Court from its uncertain beginnings into the remarkable institution that endures today. With an insider’s unparalleled insight, Justice O’Connor provides a rare glimpse into the Supreme Court’s inner

workings. Written in the wise, candid and assured voice of a natural-born storyteller, Out of Order is a rich offering of engaging stories from one of our country’s most important institutions, by one of our country’s most respected pioneers.

Do not order before 3/5/2013. Random House | HC | 978-0-8129-9392-9 | 256pp. $26.00/$31.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.00 also available: e-Book: 978-0-8129-9393-6 | $12.99/$14.99 Can.

“In this delightful collection of tales, Sandra Day O’Connor shows us the personal side of the Supreme Court while reminding us of the critical role the Court plays. It’s a lovely book—and a valuable treasure for all Americans.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

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the maJestY of the laW

reflections of a supreme court Justice “Justice O’Connor’s book will intrigue and enlighten many different readers. She discusses multiple issues, including what it’s like to be on the Supreme Court, how and by whom the Court has been shaped, and the meaning of the rule of law. Her reflections on women in the law, and women in power, are especially thoughtprovoking. No one is better qualified than she to write about these issues, and she does so with her customary wit and clarity.”

—Nan Keohane, president, Duke University

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lazY B

Growing up on a cattle ranch in the american southwest By Sandra Day O’Connor and H. Alan Day “A loving but cleareyed portrait of a distinctive and vanished American way of life.”—The New York Times Book Review

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About the Author: Sandra Day O’Connor SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised on the Lazy B ranch. She attended Stanford University, where she took Wallace Stegner’s writing course. She began her public service in Phoenix, and was Majority Leader of the Arizona Senate before becoming a judge. She is the author of Lazy B, a memoir about growing up in the Southwest, and The Majesty of the Law, a reflection on American law and life. President Reagan nominated her as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and she served from 1981 to 2006. She served as Chancellor of the College of William & Mary, and is on the board of trustees of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.


Excerpt from Out of Order I had the privilege of serving on the Supreme Court from 1981 until 2006, as it confronted issues running the gamut from states’ rights and race-based affirmative action to a defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. My colleagues and I always strove to reach the right answers, and I hope that we did. We were able to resolve tough questions in an atmosphere insulated as far as possible from political pressures. . . . The many Justices who have come and gone have made contributions—dramatic and subtle, renowned and lesser known—to not only the law, but the institution and its internal operations. In this book, I hope to shed light on some of those transformations. This book offers snapshots of the people and events that reflect the Court’s evolution and journey. . . . The Court’s dramatic evolution over time is humbling to review. In my nearly twenty-five years on the Supreme Court, I was always cognizant of how my tenure, lengthy as it was, was but one small part of a rich and unfolding tapestry. Each Justice plays merely a supporting role in the Court’s ongoing narrative, and each Justice’s experience is but a snapshot in time. I am reminded of this each time I walk through the Court and admire the succession of portraits— some famous, some less known—gracing its hallways. The Court as it exists today reflects the contributions of those who devoted their lives to it. When I retired from the Court, I found myself increasingly being asked by people across the country and across the world for my “insider” perspective on the Court and its goings-on. Very often, the inquirer would have recently seen a newspaper editorial about a controversial case or read some supposed “tell-all” book on the Court. I would always answer that my years of service were a privilege, that I had great affection for my colleagues, and that the Justices strive to reach the right result in each case. I came to realize that what I wished to convey above all was my understanding of how the Court evolved, and how it represents so much more than what the day’s headlines can capture. It embodies the bold vision of the Framers of our Constitution, a triumph of the rule of law, and the culmination of the hard work, risks, and sacrifices of many people. I wanted to write about aspects of the Court’s rich heritage that interested and inspired me. Hence this book. Only when we reflect on the Court’s journey as a whole can we truly appreciate the remarkable feat of our Founding Fathers and the remarkable accomplishments of our thriving federal judiciary. Excerpted from Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court by Sandra Day O’Connor. Copyright © 2013 by Sandra Day O’Connor. Excerpted by permission of Random House, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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the Black count

Glory, revolution, Betrayal, and the real count of monte cristo


By Tom Reiss


he real-life protagonist of The Black Count, General Alex

Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet with a story that

is strikingly familiar, because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used it to create some of the best loved heroes of literature. Yet, hidden behind these swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: the real hero was the son of a black slave— who rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time. Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. Enlisting as a private, he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolution, in an audacious campaign across Europe and the Middle East— until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat. Crown | HC | 978-0-307-38246-7 | 432pp. $27.00/$29.95 Can. | exam copy: $13.50 also available: Audio: 978-0-449-01267-3 | $45.00/$52.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-95295-0 | $13.99/$15.99 Can.

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The Black Count is simultaneously a riveting narrative history, a lushly textured evocation of eighteenth-century France, and a window into the modern world’s first multiracial society. “Fascinating . . . a richly imaginative biography.” —The New York Times Book Review “Tom Reiss has literally drilled into locked safes to create this masterpiece. . . . His portrait of a man who was arguably our modern age’s greatest unknown soldier is remarkable.” —James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys “A masterful biography, richly detailed, highly researched, and completely absorbing. The Black Count is a triumph.” —Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of A World on Fire and Georgiana

the orientalist

solving the mystery of a strange and dangerous life

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About the Author: Tom Reiss TOM REISS is the author of the celebrated international bestseller The Orientalist. His biographical pieces have appeared The New Yorker, The New York Times, and other publications.


A Message from the Author I’ve always loved exploring history. It’s like an uncharted hemisphere, and when you look at it closely, it has a tendency to change everything about your own time. I’m also drawn to outsiders, people who have swum against the tide. I often feel like a kind of detective hired to go find people who have been lost to history, and discover why they were lost. Whodunnit? In this case, I found solid evidence that, of all people, Napoleon did it: he buried the memory of this great man—Gen. Alexandre Dumas, the son of a black slave who led more than 50,000 men at the height of the French Revolution and then stood up to the megalomaniacal Corsican in the deserts of Egypt. (The “famous” Alexandre Dumas is the general’s son—the author of The Three Musketeers.) Letters and eyewitness accounts show that Napoleon came to hate Dumas not only for his stubborn defense of principle but also for his swagger and stature—over six feet tall and handsome as a matinee idol—and for the fact that he was a black man idolized by the white French army. (I found that Napoleon’s destruction of Dumas coincided with his destruction of one of the greatest accomplishments of the French Revolution—racial equality—a legacy he also did his best to bury.) I first came across Gen. Dumas’s life in the memoir of his son Alexandre, the novelist. And what a life! Alex Dumas, as he preferred to be known, was born in Saint Domingue, later Haiti, the son of a black slave and a good-for-nothing French aristocrat who came to the islands to make a quick killing and instead barely survived. In fact, to get back to France in order to claim an inheritance, he actually “pawned” his black son into slavery, but then he bought him out, brought him to Paris, and enrolled him in the royal fencing academy, and then the story begins to get interesting. What really stuck with me from reading the memoir was the love that shows through from the son, the writer, for his father, the soldier. I could never forget the novelist describing the day his father died. His mother met him on the stairs in their house, lugging his father’s gun over his shoulders, and asked him what he was doing. Little Alexandre replied: “I’m going to heaven to kill God—for killing daddy.” When he grew up, he took a greater sort of revenge, infusing his father’s life and spirit into fictional characters like Edmond Dantes and D’Artagnan, with shades of Porthos, too. But the image of the angry child stuck with me and drove me onward to discover every scrap of evidence I could about his forgotten father. And recovering the life of the real man behind these stories was the ultimate historical prospecting journey for me: I learned about Maltese knights and Mameluke warriors, the tricks of eighteenthcentury spycraft and glacier warfare, torchlight duels in the trenches and portable guillotines on the front; I got to know about how Commedia del Arte influenced Voodoo and how a Jacobin sultan influenced the “Star-Spangled Banner,” about chocolate cures for poisoning and the still brisk trade in Napoleonic hair clippings. I discovered the amazing forgotten civil rights movement of the eighteenth century—and its unraveling—though the most amazing thing about this story of a black man in a white world was how little race stood in his way: how Alex Dumas’s future father-in-law never once questioned his daughter marrying a man of color but only asked that he get promoted to sergeant first (later he lovingly referred to his son-in-law simply as “the General”). Finally, the memoir set me not only on a historical adventure but on an adventure in the present day that was straight out of a Dumas novel. I began by visiting the gray town in northeast France where the general died—where I found a dead museum secretary, a locked safe, and a host of unlikely, inspiring characters to make my journey a far from lonely one. Tom Reiss

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eiGht Pieces of emPire

a 20-Year Journey through the soviet collapse By Lawrence Scott Sheets


ot with a bang, but with a quiet, ten-minute address on Christmas Day, 1991: this is how the Soviet Union met its end. But in the wake of that one deceptively calm moment, conflict and violence soon followed. Some of the emergent new countries began to shed totalitarianism while others sought to revive their own dead empires or were led by ex-Soviet leaders who built equally or even more repressive political machines. Since the late 1980s, Sheets lived and reported from the former USSR and saw firsthand the reverberations of the empire’s collapse. Eight Pieces of Empire draws readers into the people, politics, and day-to-day life, painting a vivid portrait of a tumultuous time. Sheets’ stories about people living through these tectonic shifts of fortune—a trio of female saboteurs in Chechnya, the chaos of newly independent Georgia in the early 1990s, young hustlers eager to strike it rich in the post-Soviet economic vacuum—reveal the underreported and surprising ways in which the ghosts of empire still haunt these lands and the world.

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“His book is an invaluable eyewitness account of the traumas of the Soviet collapse told through the lives of those who were caught up in it and often buried under it. The book is written with a disarming honesty, sympathy and humility.” —The Economist “A smoothly written and sensitively drawn personal portrait of the people and places Lawrence Sheets meets during the roiling collapse of the Soviet Union, and the furtive, now two-decade-long struggle of the resulting fifteen states to construct something new. I have the feeling that people will be reading his account for a long time to come.” —Steve LeVine, contributing editor at Foreign Policy and adjunct professor, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University “In an era when the media establishment supports foreign reporting less and less, Lawrence Sheets has lived a life of utter seriousness as a foreign correspondent: concentrating on one broad area—the former Soviet Union—in order to develop subject expertise, and then dedicating himself to indefatigable groundlevel coverage of that area. Forget the pundits and the scandalmongers, this is a real journalist.” —Robert D. Kaplan, author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

About the Author: Lawrence Scott Sheets LAWRENCE SCOTT SHEETS reported for National Public Radio for seven years and was NPR’s Moscow bureau chief from 2001–2005, covering the entire former USSR. He was Caucasus region bureau chief for Reuters from 1992–2000 and a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University from 2000-2001. He also worked for NBC News in Moscow during 1992 and his work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and heard on the BBC World Service, Public Radio International, and other news outlets. Sheets is currently South Caucasus Project Director of the International Crisis Group, focusing on Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.


A Message from the Author Why I Wrote Eight Pieces of Empire I wrote this book to take you on a very special trip. On this trip, I want you to experience the spectacular and unexpected collapse of an empire. This trip took me twenty years to complete, virtually my entire adult life. It will take you only as long as it takes read this book. Your journey begins in the late 1980s, in Leningrad. The USSR, the giant monolith we Americans thought of as eternal and unchanging, is falling apart. You will live in a crumbling but lively communal apartment. Men from the KGB, mistaking you for a CIA spy, will try to recruit you as a double agent. You will watch a friend’s slide into the dark world of the growing Russian “mafia.” You will meet future billionaires—before they ever had a penny. You will walk through a snow-covered Red Square on Christmas night, 1991, just hours after Mikhail Gorbachev declares the empire dead and the Hammer and Sickle is lowered from atop the Kremlin. You will travel to the land of Joseph Stalin, the beautiful, chaotic, newly independent Republic of Georgia. You will meet big-canvass artists-turned-paramilitary gurus, you will ride in cars with no license plates, attend wine-soaked ritual feasts that last for over twelve hours. Amidst the upheaval, there is even a sexual revolution. Women are challenging the strict notions of Oriental chastity for the first time. You will experience the sorrows and tragedy of senseless ethnic conflict. Your trip, often lonely, continues onto other little-known parts of the empire. Azerbaijan, in the days before an oil boom transforms the country, is in the midst of a comic-opera civil war, and with Armenia, where some dream of restoring an ancient empire of their own, compensation for a tragic history. In Chechnya, you will drink tea with the now-dead terrorist Shamyl Basayev, watch a city be razed to the ground by carpet bombing, and break bread with freethinking members of a women’s sabotage brigade who managed to survive it. You will meet the former head of Russia’s ex-KGB, who claims to have found God after a career as an enforcer of official atheism for years. You will even go to Afghanistan at the height of war, post-9/11, which the Soviet Empire—like every other empire—failed to tame. You will meet reindeer herders who speak an almost extinct language in Siberia. You will go to the eerily deserted area around the crippled Chernobyl nuclear disaster zone in Ukraine, where a few irrepressible residents are determined to stay and live, rather than leaving their homes. At the end of your trip, you will have experienced all of the breathtaking, inspiring, and sometimes heartbreaking events that accompany the decline of an empire, in this case the Soviet Union. You will see how the monolithic, the permanent, the seemingly unchanging and predictable can suddenly reveal fragility and ephemerality. Lawrence Scott Sheets

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the taste of ashes

the afterlife of totalitarianism in eastern europe

By Marci Shore


n the tradition of Timothy Garton Ash’s The File, Yale historian and prizewinning author Marci Shore draws upon intimate understanding to illuminate the afterlife of totalitarianism. The Taste of Ashes spans from Berlin to Moscow, moving from Vienna in Europe’s west through Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, and Bucharest to Vilnius and Kiev in the post-communist east. The result is a shimmering literary examination of the ghost of communism—no longer Marx’s “specter to come” but a haunting presence of the past.

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Shore builds her history around people she came to know over the course of the two decades since communism came to an end in Eastern Europe: her colleagues and friends, once-communists and once-dissidents, the accusers and the accused, the interrogators and the interrogated, Zionists, Bundists, Stalinists, and their children and grandchildren. For them, the post-communist moment has not closed but rather has summoned up the past: revolution in 1968, Stalinism, the Second World War, the Holocaust. The end of communism had a dark side. As Shore pulls the reader into her journey of discovery, reading the archival records of people who are themselves confronting the traumas of former lives, she reveals the intertwining of the personal and the political, of love and cruelty, of intimacy and betrayal. The result is a lyrical, touching, and sometimes heartbreaking, portrayal of how history moves and what history means. “Marci Shore has written a one-of-a-kind book—a personal, intellectual, literary and historical tour of contemporary central Europe—with something in it for anyone who wants to understand this fascinating part of the world.” —Anne Applebaum, author of Iron Curtain and Gulag “With deep respect for what the historian can and cannot know and what the witness can and cannot share, Marci Shore has achieved something rare: a narrative history that is also a philosophy of history. Her subject is Eastern Europe in the aftermath of the Holocaust and Stalinism, but her stories of people and places—tragic, ironic, carnavalesque—have a universal appeal.” —Alice Kaplan, author of Dreaming in French

About the Author: Marci Shore MARCI SHORE, an associate professor of intellectual history at Yale, has spent much of her adult life in central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918–1968, which won eight prizes, including a National Jewish Book Award. She is also the translator of Michal Glowinski’s Holocaust memoir The Black Seasons.


A Message from the Author I was at an impressionable age when the revolutions came. This is the short answer I often give when asked by Poles or Czechs or Russians why I became interested in their part of the world. In 1989, I was seventeen years old and knew nothing about Eastern Europe. Yet growing up in suburban Pennsylvania, it was impossible not to absorb that we were locked in a struggle with the Evil Empire that might well bring about the end of the world. And then one day it was over. Soon pieces of the Berlin Wall were for sale at the local mall. For me, the drama of 1989 was the opening of a part of the world that had been seemingly closed forever. I was seduced by this sudden opening, personified in the fairy tale of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, of the imprisoned playwright who became a philosopher-president. I wanted to go to that place where magical things happen. I wanted to go where there was a happy ending. Yet fairy tales inevitably have their darker sides. When I came to live in post-communist Eastern Europe, I saw that not everyone was living happily ever after. And this was so not only because prices were rising drastically while wages and pensions remained very low. There was much more that was tormenting. For Freud, the unconscious was like a dark psychic closet in which everything too disturbing for our conscious minds was hidden. Freud had no illusions that opening that dark psychic closet would be pleasant. For decades, the communist archives had played the role of the Freudian unconscious. “A specter is haunting Europe—the specter of communism,” Karl Marx began The Communist Manifesto. Marx, the militant materialist, opened his most famous text by confessing to his own metaphysical moment. Now, in Eastern Europe in the 1990s, I came to understand that communism, once a “specter to come,” was far more haunting as a specter from the past. In researching my dissertation about Polish avant-garde poets who became communists (the short version of their story is that it ended very, very badly for all of them), I spent all told several years in former communist Europe. I dug through seventeen archives in five countries. I encountered the friends and enemies—at times the children and grandchildren—of my protagonists. And I began keeping a journal with notes on all of the stories that were too personal to go into a strictly scholarly book. The book that grew from those notes is about the darker side of the fall of communism. It is a book about what we, who did not live there, did not understand. It is a book attesting to Hegel’s insistence that actions inevitably have consequences that exceed their intentions. The post-communist moment has illuminated painfully the omnipresence of guilt: after 1989, people had to account for choices they made, often in extreme moments, in a world in which all the rules had suddenly changed. This is also a book about what it means to study history. To go into the archives in search of truth is to read letters never meant for you to read. Understanding the past demands an empathy that can never be innocent. In this book I try to make the reader feel the ethical dilemmas of the historical process: the risk of moral relativism that comes with the striving for empathy, and the voyeurism of reading pages in the lives of others. Marci Shore

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Who stole the american dream?

By Hedrick Smith


ho Stole the American Dream? is a book of revelations: the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, with disastrous economic consequences for many; the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter; how the New Economy disrupted America’s engine of shared prosperity, the “virtuous circle” of growth; and how America lost the title of “Land of Opportunity.” Veteran reporter Hedrick Smith documents the transfer of $6 trillion in middle-class wealth from homeowners to banks even before the housing boom went bust, and how the U.S. policy tilt favoring the rich is stunting America’s economic growth. This book provides the necessary historic context for those who want to understand the origins of the current crisis facing middleclass Americans. Who Stole the American Dream? is a work of history and reportage filled with the penetrating insights, provocative discoveries, and the great empathy of a master journalist. Finally, Smith offers ideas for restoring America’s great promise and reclaiming the American Dream.

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“Hedrick Smith has done it again! Who Stole the American Dream? provides a readable and comprehensive account of how Americans have been robbed of our dream of a broad middle class over the past forty years. It is essential reading.” —Jay W. Lorsch, the Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations, Harvard Business School “Smith enlivens his narrative with portraits of the people caught up in events, humanizing complex subjects often rendered sterile in economic analysis . . . the human face of the story is inseparable from the history. —Reuters “Remarkably comprehensive and coherent analysis of and prescriptions for America’s contemporary economic malaise by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Smith . . . Smith sets out on a mission to trace the history of these strategies and policies, which transformed America from a roughly fair society to its current status as a plutocracy. He leaves few stones unturned . . . fascinating detail . . . brilliant analyses.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Hedrick Smith is a clear thinker and a great writer who has done a terrific job chronicling the increasing disarray in the once powerful social compact between America’s middle class and our business and political leadership. Smith also presents an American “Marshall Plan” which is a solid road map for recovery from the results of failed business, media, and political leadership of the last thirty years.” —Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont, former DNC Chairman

About the Author: Hedrick Smith HEDRICK SMITH is a bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, and Emmy Award–winning producer. His books The Russians and The Power Game were critically acclaimed bestsellers and are widely used in college courses today. As a reporter at The New York Times, Smith shared a Pulitzer for the Pentagon Papers series and won a Pulitzer for his international reporting from Russia in 1971–1974. Smith’s prime-time specials for PBS have won several awards for examining systemic problems in modern America and offering insightful, prescriptive solutions.


A Message from the Author For years, hundreds of colleges, university, and high school courses have used my books, The Russians and The Power Game: How Washington Works, in their courses. Professors and teachers have trusted the quality of my reporting, research, and writing. Students have found my work readable and intellectually engaging. My new book, Who Stole the American Dream?, is especially well suited for university courses and seminars and high school classrooms. It combines on-the-spot reporting and storytelling with academic-level research (more than 1,000 footnotes), making it both authoritative and highly readable. My thematic treatment of American political and economic history from the 1970s to the present would work well in interdisciplinary seminars as well as courses in government, economics, political science, public policy, journalism, and modern American history. In The Russians, I took a generation of students inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, I took a second generation inside Washington’s corridors of power. Now, I am taking a third generation across America to show how seismic changes, sparked by landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America over the past four decades. Drawing on fifty years of experience, I have pieced together a revealing and fascinating narrative, starting with Lewis Powell’s provocative 1971 memo that triggered a political rebellion, which permanently altered the landscape of power in Washington. As The New York Review of Books observed, my book provides an important alternative to the conventional, market-based explanation of America’s transformation from the middle-class power and prosperity and political bipartisanship of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, to the gridlocked politics, starkly unequal democracy, and gaping economic inequalities of today. “Hedrick Smith has done it again,” says Harvard Business School Professor Jay Lorsch. “Who Stole the American Dream? provides a readable and comprehensive account of how Americans have been robbed of our dream of a broad middle class over the past forty years. . . . It is essential reading.” Essential for students seeking to understand the evolution of contemporary America. Among other things, my book documents the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, with disastrous economic consequences for millions of Americans; the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter (before Ronald Reagan); how the New Economy disrupted America’s engine of shared prosperity, the “virtuous circle” of growth; and how America lost the title of “Land of Opportunity.” I describe the transfer of $6 trillion in middle-class wealth from homeowners to banks before the housing boom went bust, and how the U.S. policy tilt favoring the rich is stunting America’s economic growth. I show how pivotal policies were altered while the public wasn’t looking, how Congress has often ignored public opinion, how America has lost the vital moderate center in politics, and how Wall Street has forged a symbiotic connection with Washington. In lectures, my goal is to connect with college students. On two- or three-day campus residencies, I have enjoyed meeting with classes and student groups, leading discussions, enjoying give-and-take, sharing my reporting and life experience, even answering questions about career advice. These visits constitute my most rewarding experiences touring for the book. I look forward to the opportunity to visit your campus, and to connect with your students. Hedrick Smith

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ANCIENT HISTORY the hellenistic aGe

a short history By Peter Green

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a War like no other

how the athenians and spartans fought the Peloponnesian War By Victor Hanson Random House | TR | 978-0-8129-6970-2 | 416pp. $17.00/$21.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-58836-490-6 | $11.99/$13.99 Can.

the first clash

the miraculous Greek victory at marathon and its impact on Western civilization By Jim Lacey Bantam | HC | 978-0-553-80734-9 | 272pp. $26.00/$30.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.00 Do not order paperback before 4/9/2013. Bantam | TR | 978-0-553-38575-5 | 272pp. $17.00/$20.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-553-90812-1 | $13.99/$15.99 Can.

the roman armY

the Greatest War machine of the ancient World By Chris McNab Osprey | TR | 978-1-84908-813-8 | 280pp. $18.95/$22.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00


the making of the human mind By Colin Renfrew

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ancient monuments of the mississiPPi valleY

By Ephraim Squier

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the rise and fall of ancient eGYPt

By Toby Wilkinson

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U.S. HISTORY american rose

a nation laid Bare: the life and times of Gypsy rose lee By Karen Abbott

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u.s. constitution for BeGinners

By Steve Bachmann

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the rise of america’s Gun By Paul M. Barrett

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mr. hornadaY’s War

how a Peculiar victorian zookeeper Waged a lonely crusade for Wildlife that changed the World By Stefan Bechtel Beacon Press | HC | 978-0-8070-0635-1 | 272pp. $26.95/$32.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.50 e-Book: 978-0-8070-0636-8 | $27.95/$33.00 Can.

PoWer in Words

the stories Behind Barack obama’s speeches, from the state house to the White house By Mary Frances Berry and Josh Gottheimer Foreword by Theodore C. Sorensen Beacon Press | TR | 978-0-8070-0169-1 | 304pp. $18.00/$20.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-8070-0109-7 | $24.95/$27.95 Can.

a Place of rememBrance

official Book of the national september 11 memorial By Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic

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me the PeoPle: one man’s selfless Quest to

rewrite the constitution of the united states of america By Kevin Bleyer

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Gilded lives, fatal voYaGe

the Titanic’s first-class Passengers and their World By Hugh Brewster

madison and Jefferson

By Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg

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Grant: a novel By Max Byrd

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neW York diaries: 1609 to 2009

thomas Jefferson travels

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Edited by Teresa Carpenter

selected Writings, 1784–1789 Edited by Anthony Brandt

a conversation about america By Tom Brokaw

Jefferson: a novel

By Max Byrd

the lonG Walk to freedom

the floor of heaven

the time of our lives

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runaway slave narratives Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise

a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon Gold rush By Howard Blum

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Jackson: a novel

By Max Byrd

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here is Where

discovering america’s Great forgotten history By Andrew Carroll

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9-11: Was there an alternative? By Noam Chomsky

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unions for BeGinners

By David Cogswell

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the scouts

By Susan Cohen

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ten tea Parties

Patriotic Protests that history forgot By Joseph Cummins Quirk Books | HC | 978-1-59474-560-7 | 224pp. $18.95/$21.50 Can. | exam copy: $9.50 e-Book: 978-1-59474-562-1 | $18.95/$21.50 Can.

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noBodY turn me around

a People’s history of the 1963 march on Washington By Charles Euchner

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While america sleePs

a Wake-up call for the Post-9/11 era By Russ Feingold

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aPPetite for america

the death of american virtue

clinton vs. starr By Ken Gormley

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Black fire

the true story of the original tom sawyer— and of the mysterious fires that Baptized Gold rush–era san francisco By Robert Graysmith Crown | HC | 978-0-307-72056-6 | 288pp. $26.00/$31.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.00 e-Book: 978-0-307-72058-0 | $12.99/$14.99 Can.

henrY claY: the essential american By David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler

fred harvey and the Business of civilizing the Wild West—one meal at a time By Stephen Fried

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divided We fail

a World War ii story of survival, resilience, and redemption By Laura Hillenbrand

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the story of an african american community that ended the era of school desegregation By Sarah Garland

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caPital vieWs: historic Photographs of Washington, d.c., alexandria and loudon county, virginia, and frederick county, maryland By James M. Goode

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eiGhtY daYs: nellie Bly and elizabeth Bisland’s

history-making race around the World By Matthew Goodman

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let the students sPeak!

a history of the fight for free expression in american schools By David L. Hudson Beacon Press | TR | 978-0-8070-4454-4 | 208pp. $17.00/$19.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-8070-4458-2 | $17.00/$19.00 Can.

full BodY Burden

Growing up in the nuclear shadow of rocky flats By Kristen Iversen Crown | HC | 978-0-307-95563-0 | 416pp. $25.00/$29.95 Can. | exam copy: $12.50 Audio: 978-0-449-00966-6 | $45.00/$52.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-95564-7 | $12.99/$15.99 Can.

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“all laBor has diGnitY”

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citY of scoundrels

the 12 days of disaster that Gave Birth to modern chicago By Gary Krist

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southern Plantations

By Robin Lattimore

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“in a sinGle Garment of destinY”

reveille in WashinGton: 1860–1865

By Margaret Leech

a Global vision of Justice

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Edited by Lewis V. Baldwin Foreword by Charlayne Hunter-Gault Beacon Press | HC | 978-0-8070-8605-6 | 272pp. $26.95/$32.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.50 e-Book: 978-0-8070-8606-3 | $26.95/$32.00 Can.

tension citY: inside the Presidential debates

By Jim Lehrer

stride toWard freedom

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the montgomery story

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the trumPet of conscience

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the outraGeous Barriers to democracY in america

or, Why a Progressive Presidency is impossible By John R. MacArthur

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WhY We can’t Wait

When the World calls

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the inside story of the Peace corps and its first fifty Years By Stanley Meisler

By Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese

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historic route 66

the Watch and Ward society’s crusade against Books, Burlesque, and the social evil By Neil Miller

siGninG their riGhts aWaY

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Banned in Boston

By David Knudson

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notes from the cracked ceilinG

What it Will take for a Woman to Win By Anne E. Kornblut

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the President and the assassin

mckinley, terror, and empire at the dawn of the american century By Scott Miller Random House | HC | 978-1-4000-6752-7 | 432pp. $28.00/$33.00 Can. | exam copy: $14.00 e-Book: 978-0-679-60498-3 | $14.99/$16.99 Can.

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colonel roosevelt

By Edmund Morris

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cominG aPart

the state of White america, 1960–2010 By Charles Murray

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letters from Black america

intimate Portraits of the african american experience Edited by Pamela Newkirk

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roGues and redeemers

When Politics Was king in irish Boston By Gerard O’Neill

raceBall: how the major leagues colonized the Black and latin Game By Rob Ruck Beacon Press | TR | 978-0-8070-4807-8 | 288pp. $18.00/$21.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-8070-4806-1 | $25.95/$29.00 Can.

the stammerinG centurY

By Gilbert Seldes; Introduction by Greil Marcus

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eisenhoWer in War and Peace

By Jean Edward Smith

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Jfk and the integration of the Washington redskins By Thomas Smith

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killinG the messenGer

the forgotten struggle for civil rights in the north By Thomas J. Sugrue

a story of radical faith, racism’s Backlash, and the assassination of a Journalist By Thomas Peele Crown | HC | 978-0-307-71755-9 | 464pp. $26.00/$31.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.00 e-Book: 978-0-307-71757-3 | $13.99/$16.99 Can.

a citY so Grand

the rise of an american metropolis, Boston 1850–1900 By Stephen Puleo

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sWeet land of liBertY

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hillBillY nationalists, urBan race reBels, and Black PoWer

community organizing in radical times By Amy Sonnie and James Tracy; Introduction by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Melville House | TR | 978-1-935554-66-0 | 256pp. $16.95/$18.95 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-61219-008-2 | $16.95/$18.95 Can.

hoW the states Got their shaPes too

the People Behind the Borderlines By Mark Stein

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the shootinG salvationist

J. frank norris and the murder trial that captivated america By David R. Stokes Foreword by Bob Schieffer Steerforth | TR | 978-1-58642-200-4 | 384pp. $17.95/$21.50 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-58642-189-2 | $17.95/$21.50 Can.


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9/11 artifacts at hangar 17 Photographed by Francesc Torres

National Geographic | HC | 978-1-4262-0833-1 | 192pp. $50.00/$57.00 Can. | exam copy: $25.00


a history of the fBi By Tim Weiner

outlaW marriaGes

the hidden histories of fifteen extraordinary same-sex couples By Rodger Streitmatter Beacon Press | HC | 978-0-8070-0334-3 | 224pp. $26.95/$32.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.50 e-Book: 978-0-8070-0335-0 | $26.95/$32.00 Can.

a different mirror for YounG PeoPle

a history of multicultural america By Ronald Takaki

Seven Stories Press | TR | 978-1-60980-416-9 | 384pp. $18.95/$18.95 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-60980-417-6 | $18.95/$18.95 Can.

Presidential camPaiGn Posters

two hundred Years of election art By The Library of Congress

Quirk Books | TR | 978-1-59474-554-6 | 208pp. $40.00/$45.00 Can. | exam copy: $20.00

the reBellious life of mrs. rosa Parks

By Jeanne Theoharis

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the odd clauses

understanding the constitution through ten of its most curious Provisions By Jay Wexler Beacon Press | TR | 978-0-8070-0089-2 | 240pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-8070-0091-5 | $24.95/$27.95 Can.


michael albert and the story of Participatory economics By Sean Michael Wilson and Carl Thompson Introduction by Noam Chomsky Do not order before 3/12/2013. Seven Stories Press | TR | 978-1-60980-456-5 | 224pp. $18.95/$18.95 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-60980-457-2 | $18.95/$18.95 Can.

a YounG PeoPle’s historY of the united states

columbus to the War on terror By Howard Zinn

on the road with davy crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild frontier By Bob Thompson Do not order before 3/5/2013. Crown | HC | 978-0-307-72089-4 | 368pp. $27.00/$32.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.50 e-Book: 978-0-307-72091-7 | $13.99/$14.99 Can.

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memorY remains

the life and times of sargent shriver By Scott Stossel

Born on a mountaintoP

Ghost toWns

lost cities of the old West By Clint Thomsen

Contribution by Rebecca Stefoff Seven Stories Press | TR | 978-1-58322-869-2 | 464pp. $19.95/$22.95 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-58322-945-3 | $19.95/$22.95 Can.


by howard zinn and anthony arnove By Gayle Olson-Raymer

Seven Stories Press | TR | 978-1-58322-934-7 | 304pp. $21.00/$21.00 Can. | exam copy: $10.50

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voices of a PeoPle’s historY of the united states

By Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

Seven Stories Press | TR | 978-1-58322-916-3 | 672pp. $22.95/$25.95 Can. | exam copy: $11.50 e-Book: 978-1-58322-947-7 | $22.95/$25.95 Can.


War, intrigue, romance, and adventure in the middle kingdom during the Golden age of flight By Gregory Crouch Bantam | HC | 978-0-553-80427-0 | 528pp. $30.00/$35.00 Can. | exam copy: $15.00 e-Book: 978-0-345-53235-0 | $15.99/$18.99 Can.

nothinG to envY: ordinary lives in north korea

by Barbara Demick

Winner, Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction Spiegel & Grau | TR | 978-0-385-52391-2 | 336pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-385-52961-7 | $11.99/$13.99 Can. to read the author’s message to educators, go to:

the cleanest race

how north koreans see themselves and Why it matters By B. R. Myers

Melville House | TR | 978-1-935554-34-9 | 224pp. $20.00/$24.00 Can. | exam copy: $10.00 e-Book: 978-1-935554-97-4 | $20.00/$20.00 Can.

the elimination

a survivor of the khmer rouge confronts his Past and the commandant of the killing fields By Rithy Panh and Christophe Bataille Translated by John Cullen Do not order before 2/12/2013. Other Press | HC | 978-1-59051-558-7 | 300pp. $24.95/$28.95 Can. | exam copy: $12.50 e-Book: 978-1-59051-559-4 | $16.95/$19.95 Can.

vietnamerica: a family’s Journey

By GB Tran

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the secret historY of the monGol Queens

how the daughters of Genghis khan rescued his empire By Jack Weatherford Broadway | TR | 978-0-307-40716-0 | 336pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 Audio: 978-0-307-70547-1 | $20.00/$24.95 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-58936-1 | $11.99/$12.99 Can.

scorched earth

legacies of chemical Warfare in vietnam By Fred A. Wilcox

Introduction by Noam Chomsky Seven Stories Press | HC | 978-1-60980-138-0 | 240pp. $23.95/$26.95 Can. | exam copy: $12.00 e-Book: 978-1-60980-340-7 | $23.95/$26.95 Can.


the long, Bloody reign of canada’s sicilian clan By André Cédilot and André Noël Vintage Canada | TR | 978-0-307-36041-0 | 544pp. $19.95/$22.95 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-307-36042-7 | $14.99/$14.99 Can.

nation maker

sir John a. macdonald: his life, our times By Richard J. Gwyn Vintage Canada | TR | 978-0-307-35645-1 | 736pp. $23.00/$23.00 Can. | exam copy: $11.50 e-Book: 978-0-307-36687-0 | $17.99/$17.99 Can.

imaGininG canada

a century of Photographs Preserved By The New York Times By William Morassutti

Doubleday Canada | HC | 978-0-385-67709-7 | 240pp. $40.00/$45.00 Can. | exam copy: $20.00

trudeau transformed

the shaping of a statesman 1944–1965 By Max Nemni and Monique Nemni

McClelland & Stewart | TR | 978-0-7710-5127-2 | 544pp. $24.99/$24.99 Can. | exam copy: $12.50 e-Book: 978-0-7710-5126-5 | $17.99/$17.99 Can.


mid-victorian Britain

By Christine Garwood

lost Gold of the dark aGes

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Introduction by Kevin Leahy National Geographic | HC | 978-1-4262-0814-0 | 256pp. $35.00/$40.00 Can. | exam copy: $17.50 e-Book: 978-1-4262-0884-3 | $35.00/$40.00 Can.

Warrior, Priest, rebel By John Guy

War, treasure, and the mystery of the saxons By Caroline Alexander

the romantic revolution

a history By Tim Blanning

thomas Becket

Random House | HC | 978-1-4000-6907-1 | 448pp. $35.00/$41.00 Can. | exam copy: $17.50 e-Book: 978-0-679-60341-2 | $17.99/$19.99 Can.

the Women’s suffraGe movement

By Molly Housego and Neil R. Storey

Modern Library | TR | 978-0-8129-8014-1 | 272pp. $15.00/$18.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-679-60500-3 | $11.99/$13.99 Can.

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citY of fortune

catherine the Great

how venice ruled the seas By Roger Crowley

Portrait of a Woman By Robert K. Massie

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murder in memoriam

nicholas and alexandra

By Didier Daeninckx

By Robert K. Massie

memoirs of a Breton Peasant

his life and World By Robert K. Massie

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By Jean-Marie Deguignet

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loGavina street

life and death in a sarajevo neighborhood By Barbara Demick

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Peter the Great

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the romanovs

the final chapter By Robert K. Massie

the Blitz

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By Trevor May

By Peter Doyle

victorian factorY life

When the World sPoke french

By Marc Fumaroli

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road to valor

a true story of World War ii italy, the nazis, and the cyclist Who inspired a nation By Aili McConnon and Andres McConnon Crown | HC | 978-0-307-59064-0 | 336pp. $25.00/NCR | exam copy: $12.50 Do not order paperback before 6/11/2013. Broadway | TR | 978-0-307-59065-7 | 336pp. $15.00/NCR | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-307-59066-4 | $12.99/NCR

When the World calls

the inside story of the Peace corps and its first fifty Years By Stanley Meisler

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voltaire in love

By Nancy Mitford

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the sun kinG

By Nancy Mitford

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citizens of london

the americans Who stood with Britain in its darkest, finest hour By Lynne Olson Random House | TR | 978-0-8129-7935-0 | 496pp. $17.00/NCR | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-58836-982-6 | $13.99/NCR

diarY of a man in desPair

By Friedrich Reck

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stalin’s General: the life of Georgy zhukov

By Geoffrey Roberts

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the essential WritinGs of rousseau

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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1970s Britain: 1970–1979 By Janet Shepherd and John Shepherd

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Graven With diamonds

the many lives of thomas Wyatt: Poet, lover, statesman, and spy in the court of henry viii By Nicola Shulman Do not order before 2/5/2013. Steerforth | TR | 978-1-58642-207-3 | 368pp. $19.99/$23.99 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-58642-208-0 | $19.99/$23.99 Can.

an honouraBle enGlishman

the life of hugh trevor-roper By Adam Sisman

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elizaBeth the Queen

the life of a modern monarch By Sally Bedell Smith

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the PhilosoPhical Breakfast cluB

four remarkable friends Who transformed science and changed the World By Laura J. Snyder

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Winston churchill

our man in tehran

By Kevin Theakston

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the Golden emPire

spain, charles v, and the creation of america By Hugh Thomas

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Warriors of God

inside hezbollah’s thirty-Year struggle against israel By Nicholas Blanford

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from resistance to Government By Paola Caridi

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Brokers of deceit

how the u.s. has undermined Peace in the middle east By Rashid Khalidi

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the Balfour declaration

Guerrilla leader

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the ten-Year search for Bin laden— from 9/11 to abbottabad By Peter L. Bergen

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tWelve desPerate miles

the epic World War ii voyage of the ss Contessa By Tim Brady Crown | HC | 978-0-307-59037-4 | 352pp. $26.00/$31.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.00 e-Book: 978-0-307-59039-8 | $12.99/$16.99 Can.

isaac’s armY

a story of courage and survival in nazi-occupied Poland By Matthew Brzezinski

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the origins of the arab-israeli conflict By Jonathan Schneer

t. e. lawrence and the arab revolt By James Schneider

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the truth Behind the secret mission to save six americans during the iran hostage crisis and the ambassador Who Worked with the cia to Bring them home By Robert Wright

decision Points

By George W. Bush

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the color of War

how one Battle Broke Japan and another changed america By James Campbell Crown | HC | 978-0-307-46121-6 | 512pp. $30.00/$35.00 Can. | exam copy: $15.00 e-Book: 978-0-307-46123-0 | $14.99/$18.99 Can.

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the korean War

a history By Bruce Cumings

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Joshua l. chamBerlain

the life in letters of a Great leader of the american civil War Edited by Thomas Desjardin and The National Civil War Museum Osprey | HC | 978-1-84908-559-5 | 336pp. $25.95/$30.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.00 e-Book: 978-1-78096-426-3 | $12.99/$12.99 Can.


napoleon’s 9th light infantry regiment By Terry Crowdy

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first World War Britain

1914–1919 By Peter Doyle

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a soldier’s sketchBook

state vs. defense

the Battle to define america’s empire By Stephen Glain

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shiloh, 1862

By Winston Groom

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freedom’s forGe

how american Business Produced victory in World War ii By Arthur Herman

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hearts touched BY fire

the Best of Battles and leaders of the civil War Edited by Harold Holzer Modern Library | HC | 978-0-679-64364-7 | 1264pp. $38.00/$44.00 Can. | exam copy: $19.00 e-Book: 978-0-679-60430-3 | $19.99/$21.99 Can.

the War of 1812 and the rise of the u.s. navY

By Mark Collins Jenkins and David Taylor

from the front lines of World War ii By Joseph Farris

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the Warrior and World of chivalry By Robert Jones

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the illustrated history of the d-day landings By Ken Ford and Steven J. Zaloga

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from rocks to rockets

arms and armies through the ages By William Gilkerson

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enGineers of victorY

the Problem solvers Who turned the tide in the second World War By Paul Kennedy

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u.s. small arms in World War ii

By Tom Laemlein and Dale Dye

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douBle cross

the true story of the d-day spies By Ben Macintyre

War in the Pacific 1941–1945

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out of noWhere

oPeration mincemeat

how a dead man and a Bizarre Plan fooled the nazis and assured an allied victory By Ben Macintyre Broadway | TR | 978-0-307-45328-0 | 432pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 Audio: 978-0-307-73569-0 | $35.00/$41.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-45329-7 | $11.99/$12.99 Can.

a history of the military sniper, from the sharpshooter to afghanistan By Martin Pegler Osprey | TR | 978-1-84908-645-5 | 296pp. $14.95/$16.95 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-84908-875-6 | $7.95/$7.95 Can.

the untold civil War


the unmooring of american military Power By Rachel Maddow Do not order before 3/12/2013. Broadway | TR | 978-0-307-46099-8 | 304pp. $15.00/$18.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 Audio: 978-0-307-97038-1 | $35.00/$41.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-46100-1 | $12.99/$14.99 Can.

exploring the human side of War By James Robertson

Edited by Neil Kagan National Geographic | HC | 978-1-4262-0812-6 | 352pp. $40.00/$45.00 Can. | exam copy: $20.00

War on the run

the epic story of robert rogers and the conquest of america’s first frontier By John F. Ross

Battlefield anGels

saving lives under enemy fire from valley forge to afghanistan By Scott McGaugh Osprey | HC | 978-1-84908-515-1 | 304pp. $24.95/$27.95 Can. | exam copy: $12.50 e-Book: 978-1-84908-867-1 | $9.95/$9.95 Can.

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countinG the daYs

PoWs, internees, and stragglers of World War ii in the Pacific By Craig B. Smith

the Ghosts of cannae

hannibal and the darkest hour of the roman republic By Robert L. O’Connell

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the last full measure

how soldiers die in Battle By Michael Stephenson

roosevelt, lindbergh, and america’s fight over World War ii, 1939–1941 By Lynne Olson Do not order before 3/26/2013. Random House | HC | 978-1-4000-6974-3 | 576pp. $30.00/$35.00 Can. | exam copy: $15.00 e-Book: 978-0-679-60471-6 | $14.99/$15.99 Can.

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By Richard Overy and Dale Dye

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those anGrY daYs

the road to victorY

from Pearl harbor to okinawa Edited by Professor Robert O’Neill

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the Women’s land armY

By Neil Storey

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BridGe of sPies

By Giles Whittell

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iraQ full circle: from shock and awe to the last combat Patrol in Baghdad and Beyond By Col. Darron L. Wright

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the White rose of stalinGrad

the real-life adventure of lidiya vladimirovna litvyak, the highest scoring female air ace of all time By Bill Yenne

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WORLD HISTORY duels and duellinG

By Stephen Banks

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Pirate hunter of the cariBBean

the adventurous life of captain Woodes rogers By David Cordingly

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an interactive Journey By Marcus Cowper

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the autoBioGraPhY of a suPer-tramP

By W. H. Davies; Preface by George Bernard Shaw Melville House | TR | 978-1-61219-022-8 | 336pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-61219-024-2 | $15.00/$17.00 Can. 44

to the ends of the earth

scotland’s Global diaspora, 1750–2010 By T. M. Devine

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the rise of rome

the making of the World’s Greatest empire By Anthony Everitt

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runninG With the kenYans

Passion, adventure, and the secrets of the fastest People on earth By Adharanand Finn Ballantine | HC | 978-0-345-52879-7 | 288pp. $26.00/NCR | exam copy: $13.00 Audio: 978-0-307-98973-4 | $20.00/NCR e-Book: 978-0-345-53352-4 | $13.99/NCR

the oBamas

the untold story of an african family By Peter Firstbrook Broadway | TR | 978-0-307-59141-8 | 360pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 Audio: 978-0-307-75045-7 | $20.00/$23.000 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-59142-5 | $11.99/$13.99 Can.

a World on fire

Britain’s crucial role in the american civil War By Amanda Foreman

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the niGht Wanderers

uganda’s children and the lord’s resistance army By Wojciech Jagielski Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones Seven Stories Press | TR | 978-1-60980-350-6 | 288pp. $18.95/$18.95 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-60980-361-2 | $18.95/$18.95 Can.

river of darkness

francisco orellana’s legendary voyage of death and discovery down the amazon By Buddy Levy Bantam | HC | 978-0-553-80750-9 | 352pp. $27.00/$31.00 Can. | exam copy: $13.50 e-Book: 978-0-553-90810-7 | $13.99/$16.99 Can.

an illustrated atlas By National Geographic

National Geographic | HC | 978-1-4262-0829-4 | 368pp. $40.00/$45.00 Can. | exam copy: $20.00

an honouraBle enGlishman

the life of hugh trevor-roper By Adam Sisman

the inside story of legendary explorers, Photographers, and adventurers By Mark Collins Jenkins National Geographic | TR | 978-1-4262-1013-6 | 136pp. $9.95/$11.95 Can. | exam copy: $3.00

the aGe of insiGht

the Quest to understand the unconscious in art, mind, and Brain, from vienna 1900 to the Present By Eric Kandel

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the artist, the PhilosoPher, and the Warrior

da vinci, machiavelli, and Borgia and the World they shaped By Paul Strathern Bantam | TR | 978-0-553-38614-1 | 480pp. $18.00/NCR | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-553-90689-9 | $13.99/NCR

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the revenGe of GeoGraPhY

What the map tells us about coming conflicts and the Battle against fate By Robert D. Kaplan

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this livinG hand

and other essays By Edmund Morris

a historY of marriaGe

By Elizabeth Abbott

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WhY nations fail

the origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty By Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

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the epic story of the star that Gives us life By Richard Cohen

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Great emPires

chasinG the sun

aPollo’s anGels

a history of Ballet By Jennifer Homans

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the ninth

Beethoven and the World in 1824 By Harvey Sachs

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fifty Years of international reportage Edited by Robert B. Silvers

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the immortal life of henrietta lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

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hoWard zinn on War

By Howard Zinn; Introduction by Marilyn B. Young

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hoWard zinn on race

By Howard Zinn

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hoWard zinn on historY

By Howard Zinn

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Women’s historY for BeGinners

By Bonnie Morris

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the first ladY of fleet street

the life of rachel Beer: crusading heiress and newspaper Pioneer By Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren Bantam | HC | 978-0-553-80743-1 | 368pp. $30.00/$35.00 Can. | exam copy: $15.00 e-Book: 978-0-345-53238-1 | $15.99/$18.99 Can.

the feminist Promise

1792 to the Present By Christine Stansell

Modern Library | TR | 978-0-8129-7202-3 | 528pp. $18.00/$20.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-58836-916-1 | $13.99/$13.99 Can.

alice James: a Biography

By Jean Strouse

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the origins, evolution, and future of islam By Reza Aslan

the surprisingly short history of hetrosexuality By Hanne Blank

no God But God

a Queer historY of the united states

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the secret life of money in the catholic church By Jason Berry

By Michael Bronski

mY mother’s Wars

By Lillian Faderman

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render unto rome

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the PoPe Who Quit

the mormon PeoPle

a true medieval tale of mystery, death, and salvation By Jon M. Sweeney

the making of an american faith By Matthew Bowman

Image | TR | 978-0-385-53189-4 | 304pp. $14.00/$17.00 Can. | exam copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-385-53188-7 | $9.99/$12.99 Can.

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the Quest to live forever and how it drives civilization By Stephen Cave

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HOLOCAUST STUDIES man’s search for meaninG

By Viktor Frankl

the Jefferson BiBle, SMITHSONIAN edition

the life and morals of Jesus of nazareth By Thomas Jefferson

Introduction by Harry Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith Smithsonian Books | HC | 978-1-58834-312-3 | 200pp. $35.00/$40.00 Can. | exam copy: $17.50

the saint and the sultan

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dead funnY

telling Jokes in hitler’s Germany By Rudolph Herzog

the crusades, islam, and francis of assisi’s mission of Peace Translated by Jefferson Chase Melville House | TR | 978-1-61219-130-0 | 256pp. By Paul Moses

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ProPhetic encounters

religion and the american radical tradition By Dan McKanan

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC concise historY of World reliGions

an illustrated time line By National Geographic

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aBsolute monarchs

a history of the Papacy By John Julius Norwich

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in the Garden of Beasts

love, terror, and an american family in hitler’s Berlin By Erik Larson

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crossinG the Borders of time

a true love story of War, exile, and love reclaimed By Leslie Maitland

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a centurY of Wisdom

lessons from the life of alice herz-sommer, the World’s oldest living holocaust survivor By Caroline Stoessinger Foreword by Václav Havel Spiegel & Grau | HC | 978-0-8129-9281-6 | 256pp. $23.00/$26.95 Can. | exam copy: $11.50 Audio: 978-0-307-96767-1 | $35.00/$41.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-679-64401-9 | $11.99/$13.99 Can.

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Random House 2013-2014 History Catalog  

Random House's 2013-2014 History Catalog contains new and recommended history books for course adoption.

Random House 2013-2014 History Catalog  

Random House's 2013-2014 History Catalog contains new and recommended history books for course adoption.