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  • The Loyal Sonby Daniel Mark Epstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 17.48

    The dramatic story of a founding father, his illegitimate son, and the tragedy of their conflict during the American Revolution?from the acclaimed author of The Lincolns . Ben Franklin is the most lovable of America?s founding fathers. His wit, his charm, his inventiveness?even his grandfatherly appearance?are legendary. But this image obscures... more...

  • The Floodby Michael Brown

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2017; US$ 8.49

    What is it like to experience a flood? The answers that Michael Brown comes up with are surprising. His house was underwater for several weeks during the inundation of the Somerset Levels. He decided to stay on through it, and he was amazed at the ensuing chain of events as he, along with his local community, first fought the water, pumping and sweeping... more...

  • How Different It Wasby Michael J. Goodspeed

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 11.99

    Upending the portrait of the Victorian age as a time of stuffy morals and manners, How Different It Was reveals the chaotic years of early Canada. The lifestyles and daily struggles, the controversies and social values, the institutions and tensions in a tumultuous society of immigrants, aboriginals, farmers, workers, and officials. more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    Clydesdale Press 2017; US$ 0.99

    Packaged in handsome and affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. From the musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl , this new series is a comprehensive collection... more...

  • Einstein in Berlinby Thomas Levenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 14.00

    In a book that is both biography and the most exciting form of history, here are eighteen years in the life of a man, Albert Einstein, and a city, Berlin, that were in many ways the defining years of the twentieth century. Einstein in Berlin In the spring of 1913 two of the giants of modern science traveled to Zurich. Their mission: to offer the... more...

  • Wrestling With His Angelby Sidney Blumenthal

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 35.00

    ?Masterful.? ? Los Angeles Times ?Magnificent.? ? BookPage Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal?s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln , reveals the future president?s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In... more...

  • Graham Barnettby James L. Coffey; Russell M. Drake; John T. Barnett

    University of North Texas Press 2017; US$ 23.96


  • Love, Madness, and Scandalby Johanna Luthman

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 18.99

    The life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck. A story of love, sex, and high drama set against the backdrop of a tumultuous and formative period of English history, this is also the story of an exceptional and courageous rebel against an age in which women were expected to be obedient, silent, and chaste. more...

  • The Song and the Silenceby Yvette Johnson

    Atria Books 2017; US$ 26.00

    In this moving memoir, Yvette Johnson travels to the Mississippi Delta to uncover true the story of her late grandfather Booker Wright whose extraordinary act of courage would change both their lives forever. ?Have to keep that smile,? Booker Wright said in the 1966 NBC documentary Mississippi: A Self-Portrait . At the time, Wright spent his evenings... more...

  • Napoleon's Doctorby Hubert O?Connor

    The O'Brien Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    In 1815, the young Dublin doctor Barry O’Meara accepted the opportunity of a lifetime to look after Napoleon Bonaparte in his banishment on St Helena. In one of the most isolated places on earth, doctor and patient became intimate friends.   more...