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  1. Book ImageThe Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art

    Noah Charney, Ingrid Rowland

    “Readers curious about the making of Renaissance art, its cast of characters and political intrigue, will find much to relish in these pages.” —Wall Street JournalMore

  2. Book ImageAfter Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

    Julie Dobrow

    The untold story of the extraordinary mother and daughter who brought Emily Dickinson’s genius to light.More

  3. Book ImageKafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

    Benjamin Balint

    The story of the international struggle to preserve Kafka’s literary legacy.More

  4. Book ImageGorbachev: His Life and Times

    William Taubman

    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

    “Essential reading for the twenty-first [century].” —Radhika Jones, The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageDarwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

    James T. Costa

    “If you’ve ever fantasized walking and conversing with the great scientist on the subjects that consumed him, and now wish to add the fullness of reality, read this book.” —Edward O. Wilson, author of Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for LifeMore

  6. Book ImageSargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

    Donna M. Lucey

    A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection

    “[Lucey] delivers the goods, disclosing the unhappy or colorful lives that Sargent sometimes hinted at but didn’t spell out.”—Boston GlobeMore

  7. Book ImageEmpress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

    Ruby Lal

    Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire.More

  8. Book ImageTesla: Inventor of the Modern

    Richard Munson

    Tesla’s inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations.More

  9. Book ImageA Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

    Roland Philipps

    The first full biography of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious spies.More

  10. Book ImageBerenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

    Julia Van Haaften

    The comprehensive biography of the iconic twentieth-century American photographer Berenice Abbott, a trailblazing documentary modernist, author, and inventor.More

  11. Book Image“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character

    Richard P. Feynman, Bill Gates, Ralph Leighton

    One of the most famous science books of our time, the phenomenal national bestseller that "buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist" (Science Digest).More

  12. Book Image"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character

    Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton

    The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!"More

  13. Book ImageThe Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

    Plutarch, James Romm, Pamela Mensch, Et Al.

    “Plutarch regularly shows that great leaders transcend their own purely material interests and petty, personal vanities. Noble ideals actually do matter, in government as in life.” —Michael Dirda, Washington PostMore

  14. Book ImageThe Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

    Michael Lewis

    “Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street JournalMore

  15. 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

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