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9780415082358 | Routledge, February 12, 2012, cover price $145.00

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Product Description: This engaging biography chronicles the life and times of Cleopatra, spanning from the Ptolemaic period to recent archaeological work uncovering artifacts relating to her era.• Highlights the key events in Cleopatra's life and times on a concise timeline• Includes photographs, illustrations, and a helpful bibliograph...read more

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9781440830297 | Greenwood Pub Group, June 30, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This engaging biography chronicles the life and times of Cleopatra, spanning from the Ptolemaic period to recent archaeological work uncovering artifacts relating to her era.

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Product Description: "[A] stirring saga...Vivid and intimate, Ms. Sankovitch's account entertains us with Puritans and preachers, Tories and rebels, abolitionists and industrialists, lecturers and poets ... Ms. Sankovitch has made a compelling contribution to Massachusetts and American History...read more

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9781250069207 | St Martins Pr, April 11, 2017, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: "[A] stirring saga.

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Product Description: From her experience as a survivor of the 900-day siege of Leningrad, Lidiya Ginzburg has created a remarkable hero in whom she distills the experience of life under siege. Though she depicts the harrowing conditions, the reader takes away an  impression of the dignity, vitality, and intellectual resilience of the thinking mind as it makes sense of extreme experience...read more
By Alexander Kushner (introduced by)

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9780099583387 | Random House Uk Ltd, April 1, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: From her experience as a survivor of the 900-day siege of Leningrad, Lidiya Ginzburg has created a remarkable hero in whom she distills the experience of life under siege.

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9780415738224 | Routledge, April 1, 2017, cover price $145.00

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9780415738231 | Routledge, April 1, 2017, cover price $34.95

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Product Description: London's many cemeteries, churches, and graveyards are the last resting places of a multitude of important people from many different walks of life. Politicians, writers, and military heroes rub shoulders with engineers, courtesans, artists, and musicians, along with quite a few eccentric characters...read more

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9780747812968, titled "Who’s Buried Where in London" | Shire Pubns, March 21, 2017, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: London's many cemeteries, churches, and graveyards are the last resting places of a multitude of important people from many different walks of life.

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Product Description: Niece to Henry VIII, heir to the throne, courtier at risk of being killed, spy-mistress, and ambitious political player, Lady Margaret Douglas is a vital new character in the Tudor story.Amidst the Christmas revels of 1530, a fifteen-year-old girl arrived at the court of King Henry VIII...read more

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9781632866059 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, March 7, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Niece to Henry VIII, heir to the throne, courtier at risk of being killed, spy-mistress, and ambitious political player, Lady Margaret Douglas is a vital new character in the Tudor story.

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Product Description: As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed John Wilkes Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett...read more

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9781613730188 | Chicago Review Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Union cavalryman Boston Corbett became a national celebrity after killing John Wilkes Booth, but as details of his odd personality became known, he also became the object of derision.

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9781613736494 | Reprint edition (Chicago Review Pr, March 1, 2017), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed John Wilkes Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett.

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Product Description: Daniel Harmon Brush came to southern Illinois from Vermont with his parents in the 1820s and found a frontier region radically different from his native New England. In this memoir, Brush, the eventual founder of Carbondale, Illinois, describes his early life in the northeast, his pioneer family’s move west, and their settlement near the Illinois River in Greene County, Illinois...read more
By Michael C. Batinski (foreword by)

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9780809335480 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, October 5, 2016, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Daniel Harmon Brush came to southern Illinois from Vermont with his parents in the 1820s and found a frontier region radically different from his native New England.

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Product Description: "In this lively and clearly written book, Kevin Gutzman makes a compelling case for the broad range and radical ambitions of Thomas Jefferson's commitment to human equality." - Alan Taylor, Pulitzer Prize winning author of American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804Though remembered chiefly as author of the Declaration of Independence and the president under whom the Louisiana Purchase was effected, Thomas Jefferson was a true revolutionary in the way he thought about the size and reach of government, which Americans who were full citizens and the role of education in the new country...read more

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9781250010803, titled "Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America" | St Martins Pr, February 14, 2017, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: "In this lively and clearly written book, Kevin Gutzman makes a compelling case for the broad range and radical ambitions of Thomas Jefferson's commitment to human equality.

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Product Description: From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America’s best-loved poets...read more

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9780544617308 | Houghton Mifflin, February 7, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America’s best-loved poets.

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Product Description: This poignant memoir by Noah Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland. In the 1950s, Noah’s grandparents raised their children on Holocaust stories...read more

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9781442267435 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, February 1, 2017, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This poignant memoir by Noah Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland.

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Product Description: In this warm and intimate memoir Judge Wilkinson delivers a chilling message. The 1960s inflicted enormous damage on our country; even at this very hour we see the decade’s imprint in so much of what we say and do. The chapters reveal the harm done to the true meaning of education, to our capacity for lasting personal commitments, to our respect for the rule of law, to our sense of rootedness and home, to our desire for service, to our capacity for national unity, to our need for the sustenance of faith...read more

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9781594038914 | Encounter Books, January 31, 2017, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: In this warm and intimate memoir Judge Wilkinson delivers a chilling message.

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Product Description: The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.35 billion...read more

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9781250061096 | St Martins Pr, September 22, 2015, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.

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9781250096678 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 31, 2017), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.

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Product Description: How did the women who shared Henry VIII's bed take the leap from courtier, to lover, to wife? What was Henry really like as a lover? Henry’s women were uniquely placed to experience the tension between his chivalric ideals and the lusts of the handsome, tall, athletic king; his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, was on one level a fairy-tale romance, but his affairs with Anne Stafford, Elizabeth Carew, and Jane Popincourt undermined it...read more

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9781445633671 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, October 19, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: For a King renowned for his love life, Henry VIII has traditionally been depicted as something of a prude, but the story may have been different for the women who shared his bed.

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9781445660394 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, January 31, 2017), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: How did the women who shared Henry VIII's bed take the leap from courtier, to lover, to wife?

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Product Description: A Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A New York Post Must-Read   “Part family heirloom, part history lesson, The Hundred-Year Walk is an emotionally poignant work, powerfully imagined and expertly crafted.”—Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan’s Inheritance “This book reminds us that the way we treat strangers can ripple out in ways we will never know ...read more

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9780618982660 | Houghton Mifflin, January 12, 2016, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: An epic tale of one man’s courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughter’s quest to tell his story In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian’s world becomes undone.

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9780544811942 | Mariner Books, January 24, 2017, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A New York Post Must-Read   “Part family heirloom, part history lesson, The Hundred-Year Walk is an emotionally poignant work, powerfully imagined and expertly crafted.

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9781515903215, titled "The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 8, 2016), cover price $37.99 | About this edition: In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian's world becomes undone.

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Product Description: Catherine Hewitt's The Mistress of Paris is a fantastically readable biography of a nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan who harbored an incredible secret.“A gorgeous, smart, ambitious, hard-working, steely autodidact and businesswoman whose product was herself, Valtesse would be totally at home in our self-branding society...read more

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9781250120663 | Thomas Dunne Books, January 24, 2017, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Catherine Hewitt's The Mistress of Paris is a fantastically readable biography of a nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan who harbored an incredible secret.

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Product Description: A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma’s account of his grandparents’ enduring love through the terror and separation of two world warsDuring the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma’s grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other...read more

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9781410488602 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, April 6, 2016), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: "The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged"--Title page verso.
9781594204388 | Penguin Pr, January 19, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma’s account of his grandparents’ enduring love through the terror and separation of two world warsDuring the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma’s grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other.

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9780143109952 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, January 17, 2017), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma’s account of his grandparents’ enduring love through the terror and separation of two world warsDuring the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma’s grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other.

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9781504642125 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 19, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: [*Read by the author - Ian Buruma] A family history of surpassing beauty and power, Their Promised Land is Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.
9781504642118 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 19, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [*Read by the author - Ian Buruma] A family history of surpassing beauty and power, Their Promised Land is Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.

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Product Description: From the best-selling author of Gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864...read more

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9780618428250 | Houghton Mifflin, April 1, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: From the best-selling author of Gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864.

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Product Description: "Erich Hackl's subjects are all actual events, fates and biographies. Often with considerable research and effort, he digs deep into the histories of people whose destiny very often have to do with Nazism and / or with Judaism. In his new collection of short [non-fiction] stories Three tearless histories, two of which are already published in Austria in newspapers and anthologies, Hackl tells of Jewish people and their destinies...read more
By Mike Mitchell (trans)

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9780997003437 | Doppelhouse Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: "Erich Hackl's subjects are all actual events, fates and biographies.

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Product Description: ★ Recipient of the Kirkus Star, Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit"An express train of a story...Rapid, compelling storytelling informed by rigorous research and enlivened by fecund imagination." -Kirkus ReviewsMrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Mrs...read more

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9781250072245 | St Martins Pr, January 3, 2017, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: ★ Recipient of the Kirkus Star, Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit"An express train of a story.

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Product Description: To coincide with the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth in 2017, this thrilling, meticulous biography by naturalist and historian Kevin Dann fills a gap in our understanding of one modern history's most important spiritual visionaries by capturing the full arc of Thoreau's life as a mystic, spiritual seeker, and explorer in transcendental realms...read more

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9780399184666 | J P Tarcher, January 3, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: To coincide with the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth in 2017, this thrilling, meticulous biography by naturalist and historian Kevin Dann fills a gap in our understanding of one modern history's most important spiritual visionaries by capturing the full arc of Thoreau's life as a mystic, spiritual seeker, and explorer in transcendental realms.

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Product Description: The story of a young boy who escaped Hitler and the Holocaust—and lived happily ever after. Escaping Hitler is the true story, covering ninety years, of Günter Stern who, at fourteen, when Adolf Hitler threatened his family, education, and future, resolved to escape from his rural village of Nickenich in the German Rhineland...read more

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9781510708655 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, January 3, 2017, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The story of a young boy who escaped Hitler and the Holocaust—and lived happily ever after.

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Product Description: We don’t really consider Henry VIII to have had friends. Subjects, cronies, dutiful wives and ministers of state, perhaps, but not friends. In truth, Henry was a very sociable person and craved genuine relationships. Charles Brandon, the son of Henry VII’s standard-bearer at the battle of Bosworth, was to be Henry VIII’s closest friend and companion for his entire life...read more

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9781445641843 | Amberley Pub Plc, January 4, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: We don’t really consider Henry VIII to have had friends, rather subjects, cronies and dutiful wives and ministers of state.

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9781445660318 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, December 31, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: We don’t really consider Henry VIII to have had friends.

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Product Description: Catherine of Aragon continues to fascinate readers 500 years after she became Henry VIII's first queen. Her life was one of passion and determination, of suffering and hope, but ultimately it is a tragic love story, as circumstances conspired against her...read more
By Philippa Gregory (introduced by)

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9781445656700 | Amberley Pub Plc, December 31, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Catherine of Aragon continues to fascinate readers 500 years after she became Henry VIII's first queen.

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