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  • Notes from the Hyena's Bellyby Nega Mezlekia

    Picador 2015; US$ 18.99

    Nega Mezlekia left Ethiopia in 1983 with little more than the clothes he was wearing. An engineer with degrees from Addis Ababa University and McGill University, he now lives in Toronto, where he is working on a novel. more...

  • Motherlandby Rita Goldberg

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 27.95

    “I am the child of a woman who survived the Holocaust not by the skin of her teeth but heroically,? writes Rita Goldberg. In a deeply moving second-generation Holocaust memoir, Goldberg introduces the extraordinary story of Hilde Jacobsthal, a close friend of Anne Frank?s family who was fifteen when the Nazis invaded Holland. After the arrest of her... more...

  • King Johnby Stephen Church

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    King John has long been dubbed one of the “vilest? of English kings. He was brutish, untrustworthy, and ruled as a virtual tyrant—and yet his reign changed the course of English history. As renowned medieval historian Stephen Church argues, John?s importance has for too long been overshadowed by more heroic family members like Richard the Lionhearted... more...

  • Sam Steeleby Norman S. Leach

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 11.99

    From humble beginnings in what is now Bracebridge, Ontario, to his knighthood in England two years before his death in 1919, Sam Steele's life epitomized the themes of personal adventure, service to Crown and country, and the zeal for modernization and social order that characterized nineteenth-century Canada. more...

  • Confessionsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

      Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But... more...

  • The Madman and the Assassinby Scott Martelle

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett. The killing of Booth made Corbett an instant celebrity whose peculiarities made him the object of fascination... more...

  • Water to the Angelsby Les Standiford

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created?William Mulholland?s Los Angeles aqueduct?a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today. In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and built one... more...

  • Water to the Angelsby Les Standiford

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created?William Mulholland?s Los Angeles aqueduct?a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today. In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and built one... more...

  • Women of Sicilyby Jacqueline Alio

    Trinacria Editions LLC 2015; US$ 19.95

    <p>Rarely have women found their place in the chronicles of Sicily's thirty-century history. Here one of Sicily's most popular historians introduces seventeen women of varied backgrounds who defied convention to make their mark in the annals of the complex history of the world's most conquered island.<br /><br />Meet a... more...

  • Let's re-Great Britainby Al Murray

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.78

    In Let's re-Great Britain , Al Murray's Pub Landlord sets out his party's vision for the country, and explains how politics actually works. Citizens of Hope & Glory! It's time to bring common sense to the House of Commons. Parliament is a nest of slippery, poisonous vipers and only a bonkers, mental idiot would try to make sense of... more...