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  1. Book ImageAlone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

    David Roberts

    "Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep SurvivalMore

  2. Book ImageAmerican Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace

    John C. Culver, John Hyde

    The great politician, agriculturalist, economist, author, and businessman—loved and reviled, and finally now revealed.More

  3. Book ImageAn American Family: The Kennans

    George F. Kennan

    "One of the wisest men in American public life today." —James ChaceMore

  4. Book ImageAmerican Jennie: The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill

    Anne Sebba

    A frank account of the tempestuous life of the American mother of Britain’s most important twentieth-century politician.More

  5. Book ImageAndrew Johnson: A Biography

    Hans L. Trefousse

    A definitive life of the flawed man who succeeded to the American presidency after Lincoln's assassination.More

  6. Book ImageAngle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon

    Mike Gray

    “Few people know the real story behind the building of Apollo, but Mike Gray has managed to capture the drama and excitement of those urgent times. This is a fascinating book full of lessons about what America can achieve with vision and teamwork.” —Buzz AldrinMore

  7. Book ImageThe Anti-Communist Manifestos: Four Books That Shaped the Cold War

    John V. Fleming

    The books altered the course of history; the lives behind them have the dark fascination of fiction.More

  8. Book ImageApproaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts

    Davis Miller

    The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali’s retirement, told through the story of an unexpected, powerful and life-changing friendshipMore

  9. Book ImageAround the Cragged Hill: A Personal and Political Philosophy

    George F. Kennan

    “[Kennan] comes to us…as ambassador of a generation nearly gone and a conservatism so responsible, dutiful and so long extinct it may look revolutionary….As ever, Kennan in the present book has fulfilled his responsibility admirably.” —Chicago TribuneMore

  10. Book ImageArtie Shaw, King of the Clarinet: His Life and Times

    Tom Nolan

    “The two sides of Shaw . . . are at the center of . . . [this] compulsively readable biography.”—Daniel Akst, Wall Street JournalMore

  11. Book ImageThe Associates: Four Capitalists Who Created California

    Richard Rayner

    "A first-rate look at the little-known story behind the creation of America's first continental railroad…Entertaining and well written." —Publishers WeeklyMore

  12. Book ImageAt Eighty-Two: A Journal

    May Sarton

    “Reporting from the front lines on the author’s daily battle with a body and a mind that increasingly refuse to cooperate, At Eighty-Two captures this struggle with a simplicity, elegance and strength that is characteristic of its author and her lifetime of work.” —Philadelphia City PaperMore

  13. Book ImageAt Seventy: A Journal

    May Sarton

    "Prolific poet and novelist, author of six nonfiction books and heaped with academic honors, Sarton has fashioned her journals, ‘sonatas’ as she calls them, into a distinctive literary form: relaxed yet shapely, a silky weave of reflection, sensuous observation and record of her daily round, with the reader made companion to her inmost thoughts. . . . It’s a book rich in warmth, perceptiveness and reassurance.” —Publishers WeeklyMore

  14. Book ImageThe Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas

    James Buchan

    Celebrated author James Buchan on the widely known—but often misread—Scottish philosopher Adam Smith.More

  15. Book ImageAn Autobiographical Study

    Sigmund Freud, James Strachey, Peter Gay

    The Standard Edition

    Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey.
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