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  • 1776

    By David McCullough

    Our Price: $9.00
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743226721
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: June 2006
    In this stirring book, the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian ('Truman,' 'John Adams') tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence - when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have dissolved. The darkest hours of that tumultuous year were as dark as any Americans have known. The book is testimony to how much is owed to a rare few in that brave founding epoch. Illus., 48 b&w photographs. 400p.
  • 4 3 2 1: A Novel

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $16.00 - $29.25
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781627794466
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
    • Published: January 2017
  • Abraham: The First Historical Biography

    By David Rosenberg

    Our Price: $6.00
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465070954
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: March 2007
    Breaking new ground, David Rosenberg protrays Abraham as a man whose experience, and therefore his legacy, is informed by the culture that produced him. He reveals for the first time how Sumerian culture and beliefs underpin the momentous encounter with Abraham's God. Index. 342p.
  • Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy

    By John Julius Norwich

    Our Price: $8.00 - $8.95
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812978841
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: May 2012
    In a chronicle that captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and intrigue, John Julius Norwich recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world. Photo insert. Index. 528p.
  • Absurdistan

    By Gary Shteyngart

    Our Price: $7.50
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812971675
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2007
    From the bestselling author of 'The Russian Debutante's Handbook.' In his second novel, the very Russian & rotund Misha Vainberg wants to travel to the South Bronx to visit his Latin sweetheart, but the INS will not grant him a visa. It turns out the oil-rich imaginary nation of Absurdistan may be able to get him a Belgian passport. But after civl war breaks out, Misha, accidentally, becomes the Minister of Multi-Cultural Affairs, and must fight against an evil American company whose name quixotically rhymes with 'Halliburton.' A hilariously warped mockery of geopolitics, media, and war. A NY Times Book Review Book of the Year. 333p.
  • Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think

    By Peter H. Diamandis

    Our Price: $10.00
    Kindle Price: $12.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451614213
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: February 2012
    A contrarian assessment of the near future explains how rapidly growing technologies and other powerful forces will be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of all people, profiling the revolutionary work of leading innovators in such areas as energy, health care and education. 50,000 first printing.
  • Age of Anger: A History of the Present

    By Pankaj Mishra

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374274788
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: February 2017
  • Age of Blight: Stories

    By Kristine Ong Muslim

    Our Price: $7.00
    Kindle Price: $9.14
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781939419569
    • Publisher: The Unnamed Press
    • Published: February 2016
    What if the end of man is not caused by some cataclysmic event, but by the nature of humans themselves? In Age of Blight, a young scientist's harsh and unnecessary experiments on monkeys are recorded for posterity; children are replaced by their doppelgangers, which emerge like flowers in their backyards; and two men standing on opposing cliff faces bear witness to each other's terrifying ends.Age of Blight explores a kind of post-future, in which the human race is finally abandoned to the end of its history. Muslim's poetic vignettes explore the nature of dystopia itself, often to darkly humorous effect, as when the spirit of Laika (the Russian space dog that perished on Sputnik 2) tries to befriend a satellite, or when Beth, the narrator's older sister, returns from the dead. The collection is illustrated throughout by the charcoal drawings of RISD artist Alessandra Hogan.In haunting and precise prose, Kristine Ong Muslim posits that humanity's downfall will be both easily preventable and terrifyingly inevitable, for it depends on only one thing: human nature.
  • Alan Turing: The Enigma

    By Andrew Hodges

    Our Price: $8.50 - $8.95
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691164724
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: November 2014
    The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times-bestselling biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. Capturing both the inner and outer drama of Turing's life, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic account of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. The inspiration for a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution.
  • Alif the Unseen

    By G. Willow Wilson

    Our Price: $7.95
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780802120205
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: July 2012
    Forced underground when his ex-lover's new fiancé breaches his computer, putting him and his clients in jeopardy, young Arab-Indian hacker and shielder Alif discovers the secret book of the jinn and uses its insights to enable life-threatening developments in information technology. By the creator of the acclaimed comics Air and Vixen.
  • All the Birds in the Sky

    By Charlie Jane Anders

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780765379955
    • Publisher: Tor Books
    • Published: April 2017
  • All the Light We Cannot See

    By Anthony Doerr

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501173219
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: April 2017
  • All the Sad Young Literary Men: A Fiction

    By Keith Gessen

    Our Price: $7.50
    Kindle Price: $10.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780434017614
    • Publisher: William Heinemann
    • Published: January 2008
    A charming yet scathing and hilarious story of three young men and their circuitous paths through sex, love, betrayal, and the writing of books. Heartbroken in his university town, mark tries to focus his attention on his graduate work concerning Russian revolt, only to be lured again and again to the free pornography on the library computers. Sam binds himself to the task of crafting ‘the first great Zionist epic’ even though he speaks no Hebrew, has never visited Israel, and is not a practicing Jew. Keith, thwarted by inherited notions of greatness and memories of his broken family finds solace in the arms of the selfless woman who most reminds him of his past. 242p. Kindle Price: $12.99
  • American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

    By Monica Hesse

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781631490514
    • Publisher: Liveright
    • Published: July 2017

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