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  • 1776

    By David McCullough

    Our Price: $9.00
    Kindle Price: $13.99
    • 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: $7.95
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    • 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 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 Maze of Death

    By Philip K. Dick

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.00
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781407246383
    • Publisher: Gollancz
    • Published: 2013
  • A Meeting by the River: A Novel

    By Christopher Isherwood

    Our Price: $6.95
    Kindle Price: $9.94
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374533793
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2013
  • 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: $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.
  • Alan Turing: The Enigma (The Book That Inspired The Film The Imitation Game)

    By Andrew Hodges

    Our Price: $8.95
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691164724
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: 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.
  • And Then There Were None

    By Agatha Christie

    Our Price: $7.19
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    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780062073488
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: March 2011
    One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from The Queen of Suspense--Agatha Christie--now a Lifetime TV movie."Ten . . ."Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U. N. Owen.""Nine . . ."At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead."Eight . . ."Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die."Seven . . ."Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?
  • Angels and Insects: Two Novellas

    By A.S. Byatt

    Our Price: $8.00
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679751342
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 1994
    In these breathtakingly accomplished novellas, Byatt returns to the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias. The shipwrecked naturalist who is the protagonist of 'Morpho Eugenia' is rescued by a family whose clandestine passions come to seem as inscutable as the behavior of insects. In 'The Conjugal Angel,' a circle of fictional mediums finds itself haunted by the ghost of a very real historical personage. 337p. Kindle Price: $11.99
  • Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

    By Nuala O'Faolain

    Our Price: $6.00
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805056648
    • Publisher: Owl / Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: January 1999
    An Irish journalist offers her autobiography in a work that includes columns that originally appeared in "The Irish Times"
  • Armageddon in Retrospect

    By Kurt Vonnegut

    Our Price: $7.95
    Kindle Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099524083
    • Publisher: Vintage Classic
    • Published: April 2009
    Offers a collection of twelve writings - a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity's tendency towards violence.
  • Assassination Vacation

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $6.95 - $8.00
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743260046
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: February 2006
    From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Torugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkablehonesty, and thought-provoking criticism. In her expose of these 'pit stops of American political murder,' Vowell investigates how 'American death' has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture,and - the author's favorite - hysterical tourism! With all kinds of lighter diversions along the way. 258p. Pap.
  • At Last

    By Edward St Aubyn

    Our Price: $6.95
    Kindle Price: $8.89
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781447227519
    • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    • Published: October 2012

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