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  1. Book ImageA House Divided: Suspicions of Mother-Daughter Incest

    Paul R. Abramson, Steven D. Pinkerton

    Based on a true story, A House Divided: Suspicions of Mother-Daughter Incest tells the emotionally harrowing tale of a mother’s fight to retain custody of her daughter amid horrifying accusations of mother-daughter incest.More

  2. Book ImageThe Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

    Diane Ackerman

    The New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain.

    A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.More

  3. Book ImageMeeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun

    Faith Adiele

    A wry account of the road from Harvard scholarship student to ordination as northern Thailand's first black Buddhist nun.More

  4. Book ImageSuperiority and Social Interest: A Collection of Later Writings

    Alfred Adler, Heinz Ludwig Ansbacher, Rowena R. Ansbacher

    “This compilation establishes Adler beyond doubt as one of the wisest psychologists of this century.” —Gordon W. AllportMore

  5. Book ImageIn Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    The extraordinary life and ideas of one of the greatest—and most neglected—minds in history.More

  6. Book ImageSchlesinger: The Imperial Historian

    Richard Aldous

    The first major biography of preeminent historian and intellectual Arthur Schlesinger Jr., a defining figure in Kennedy’s White House.More

  7. Book ImageLaughter's Gentle Soul: The Life of Robert Benchley

    Billy Altman

    The definitive biography of Robert Benchley: humorist, actor, and leading man of the Algonquin Round Table.More

  8. Book ImageWilliam Howard Taft: An Intimate History

    Judith Icke Anderson

    How could a politically unambitious man like William Howard Taft, who yearned for only one post, a seat on the Supreme Court, be chosen for ever higher national offices and ultimately win the presidency, a triumph he did not want?More

  9. Book ImageAn Illuminated Life: Bella da Costa Greene's Journey from Prejudice to Privilege

    Heidi Ardizzone

    The secret life of the sensational woman behind the Morgan masterpieces, who lit up New York society.More

  10. Book ImageThe Monteverdi Companion

    Denis Arnold, Nigel Fortune, Claude V. Palisca

    Monteverdi is still too often thought of as a revolutionary who single-handed overthrew the principles governing the composition of music for generations past. The Monteverdi Companion offers chapters on aspects of Monteverdi’s work that relate his achievement to the music and ideas of his elders and contemporaries, illustrating the ways he learned from them and how he incorporated new procedures and principles into his music.More

  11. Book ImageRed Cavalry

    Isaac Babel, Nathalie Babel, Peter Constantine, Et Al.

    "Amazing not only as literature but as biography."—Richard Bernstein, The New York TimesMore

  12. Book ImageMary Todd Lincoln: A Biography

    Jean Harvey Baker

    "A striking success…the account of the White House years is absorbing, the account of Mary Lincoln's life as a widow utterly compelling." —New York TimesMore

  13. Book ImageThe Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family

    Jean Harvey Baker

    "[A] sweeping narrative, beautifully written and scrupulously evenhanded, [that] does full justice to Stevenson and his people. . . . Ambitious, elegiac, and provocative."--Richard Norton Smith, Chicago Tribune, front page reviewMore

  14. Book ImageThe Kaiser and His Times

    Michael Balfour

    “[An] admirably comprehensive and beautifully written study of William II’s reign.” —Gordon A . CraigMore

  15. Book ImageRobert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York

    Hilary Ballon, Kenneth T. Jackson

    A fresh look at the greatest builder in the history of New York City and one of its most controversial figures.More

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