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  • 1776

    By David McCullough

    Our Price: $18.00
    • 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.
  • A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

    By Robert W. Merry

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743297448
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: November 2010
    This was a time of tremendous clashing forces. President James Polk's territorial push placed slavery at the center of American politics and unleashed a struggle between slave-owning Southerners and abolitionist Northerners that lead inexorably to the Civil War. Historian Robert W. Merry tells the story through towering figures - the outgoing President John Tyler and Pol's great mentor, Andrew Jackson; Henry Clay; generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott; future president and Polk's secretary of state James Buchanan; Senate giants Thomas Hart Benton, Lewis Cass, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun. Illus., b&w photographs. 592p.
  • A Grief Observed

    By C.S. Lewis

    Our Price: $18.94
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060652388
    • Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
    • Published: February 2001
    Written after the author's wife's tragic death, as a way of surviving the 'mad midnight moments'. 76p.
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

    By Ishmael Beah

    Our Price: $6.00
    Kindle Price: $9.23
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374105235
    • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: February 2007
    The current attention to the many plights and atrocities of the developing African nations does not diminish the power and intensity of stories such as Ishmael Beah. In his debut memoir, 'Long Way Gone' the Sierra Leone expatriate chronicles his induction into the government army at the age of thirteen and his brutal introduction to the rebel war for insurrection. Rescued at sixteen by UNICEF aid workers and rescued from drug abuse and violent trauma, Beah would live to regain his humanity and compose this extraordinary memoir of mesmerizing and honest first-person accounts of his homeland's fierce struggle.
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

    By Ishmael Beah

    Our Price: $6.50 - $6.95
    Kindle Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374531263
    • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
    • Published: August 2008
    At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly horrific acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and finally to heal. An extraordinary, mesmerizing, heartbreaking and heartmaking account. With a Chronology. 229p.
  • A Shooting Star

    By Wallace Stegner

    Our Price: $7.00
    Kindle Price: $11.93
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140252415
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: November 1996
    Sabrina Castro, an attractive woman with a strong New England heritage, is married to a wealthy, older California physician who no longer fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration, until there is no place for her to go but up and out. How Sabrina comes to terms with her life is the theme of the absorbing personal drama, played out against the background of an old Peninsula estate where her mother lives among her servants, her memories of Boston, and her treasured family archives. From the author of The Spectator Bird (National Book Award, 1977). 433p.
  • A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth

    By William Styron

    Our Price: $4.95
    Kindle Price: $9.88
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679754497
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 1994
    In these three splendidly affecting stories based on the author's youth: Love Day; Shadrach; A Tidewater Morning - William Styron presents his first work of fiction to follow Sophie's Choice. The setting is Virginia's Tidewater country. The time is the Great Depression and World War II. And their common protagonist is Paul Whiteburst, whose recollections of three episodes in his youth serve as a potent magnifying lens through which readers perceive themes of death and loss, war, race, and the terrible power of memory. 142p.
  • A Village Life

    By Louise Gluck

    Our Price: $11.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374532437
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2010
    An eleventh collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such volumes as Averno and Ararat includes the piece, "Tributaries," an exploration of a timeless Mediterranean village and the contrast between its natural and architectural elements. 10,000 first printing.
  • 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
    Kindle Price: $13.99
    • 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: $6.95 - $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: $9.00
    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.
  • Alif the Unseen

    By G. Willow Wilson

    Our Price: $7.95
    Kindle Price: $10.49
    • 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.
  • Amnesia Moon

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $9.90 - $9.95
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571225309
    • Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited
    • Published: December 2004
    Since the war came and the bombs fell, Hatfork, Wyoming has been a broken-down, mutant-ridden town. Young Chaos lives in the projection booth of the abandoned multiplex cinema, trying to blot out his present, but unable to remember hispast. Then, over a can of dog food, the local tyrant Kellogg reveals to Chaos that those bombs never actually fell. The truth, in fact, is a little more complicated, leading Chaos to set out on a road trip through a post-apocalyptic USA. 247p.
  • An American Dream

    By Norman Mailer

    Our Price: $7.50
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780007204960
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: May 2006
    First published in 1965, the novel is a powerful exploration of one man's quest for depravity. War hero, ex-congressman, television personality and husband of the rich and beautiful Deborah, Stephen Rojack is living the American Dream - until the constant 'itch ot jump' fainally conquers him and he strangles his luscious wife, unleashing a personality of undreamt-of ferocity. Catapulted into an alien world of gangsters, crumbling tenements and downtown bars, he meets cherry, a small-time singer who ekes out a living in sleazy nightclubs, waiting for a break. Soon he's falling for her. 238p.