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  1. Book ImageBolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

    Simon Morrison

    An enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, where visionary performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage.More

  2. Book ImageDolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome

    Shawn Levy

    A romp through the worlds of film, fashion, and titillating journalism that made 1950s Rome the sexiest city on the planet.More

  3. Book ImageA Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

    Jane Kamensky

    This bold new history recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley.More

  4. Book ImageKilling a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

    Dan Ephron

    One of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year.More

  5. Book ImageThe Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

    Piu Eatwell

    “It’s Downton Abbey meets The Addams Family in [this] delightfully offbeat history.”—Library JournalMore

  6. Book ImageTen Restaurants That Changed America

    Paul Freedman, Danny Meyer

    From Delmonico’s to Sylvia’s to Chez Panisse, a daring and original history of dining out in America as told through ten legendary restaurants.More

  7. Book ImageBlood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

    Patrick Phillips

    A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.More

  8. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Full Fifth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The leading text in the U.S. survey course.More

  9. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Full Fifth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The leading text in the U.S. survey course.More

  10. Book ImageIndelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America's Free Press

    Richard Kluger

    The untold story of the battle to legalize free expression in America by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Ashes to Ashes.More

  11. Book ImageThe Shia Revival

    Vali Nasr

    Updated Edition

    “Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes.” —Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of BooksMore

  12. Book ImageAmerican Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

    Alan Taylor

    From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America’s founding period.More

  13. Book ImageThe Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944

    Ian W. Toll

    New York TimesBestseller “A beautiful blend of history and prose and proves again Mr. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative.” —Wall Street JournalMore

  14. Book ImageSPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    Mary Beard

    New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015

    A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic).More

  15. Book ImageThe Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

    Keith Houston

    “Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”—Erik Spiekermann, typographerMore

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