On Living and Dying Well

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Published: 2012-11-27

ISBN: 9780140455564

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman orator and statesman, was born at Arpinum of a wealthy local family. He was taken to Rome for his education with the idea of a public career and by the year 70 he had established himself as the leading barrister in Rome. In the meantime his political career was well under way and he was elected praetor for the year 66. One of the most permanent features of his political life was his attachment to Pompeii. As a politician, his greatest failing was his consistent refusal to compromise; as a statesman his ideals were more honorable and unselfish than those

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Price: $15.00


1775

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Published: 2012-11-27

ISBN: 9780670025121

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

The contrarian historian and analyst upends the conventional reading of the American RevolutionIn 1775, iconoclastic historian and bestselling author Kevin Phillips punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. He suggests that the great events and confrontations of 1775—Congress’s belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England’s rage militaire, the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local  committees that quickly reconstituted local

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Price: $36.00


The Injustice System

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Published: 2012-11-08

ISBN: 9780670023707

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

The maverick public defender who inspired John Grisham tells the story of his most frustrating caseA man accused of a murder he didn’t commit languishes on death row. A crusading lawyer is determined to free him. This powerful book reads like a page-turning legal thriller with one crucial difference: Justice is not served in the end.In 1986, Kris Maharaj was arrested in Miami for the murder of his ex- business partner. A witness swore he saw him pull the trigger and a jury found him guilty and sentenced him to death. But he swears he didn’t do it. Twenty years later, he’s bankrupted

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Price: $27.95


The Amistad Rebellion

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Published: 2012-11-08

ISBN: 9780670025046

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

The riveting account of the slave ship rebellion told for the first time from the slaves’ perspectiveThe slave ship Amistad set sail from Havana on July 2, 1839, on a routine delivery of human cargo. A few days into its voyage, the fifty-three African captives aboard would seize control and steer a new course—one that took them to freedom and ultimately into history.Though the Amistad rebellion has been celebrated in films and books, its story has largely been told through the eyes of white abolitionists, with the Supreme Court victory by the Africans as the ultimate triumph. Now, Marcus

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Price: $27.95


You Tell Your Dog First

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Published: 2012-11-06

ISBN: 9780425255872

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Synopsis

Alison Pace is the author of the novels If Andy Warhol Had A Girlfriend, Pug Hill, Through Thick And Thin, and City Dog. Her essays have been included in several anthologies including Howl: A Collection Of The Best Contemporary Dog Wit. She lives in New York City where she is at work on another book.

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Price: $15.00


Undersea Warrior

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Published: 2012-11-06

ISBN: 9780451238108

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: NAL Trade

Synopsis

Don Keith is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning author. In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, he heads up the curriculum in Media Marketing and Management at Virginia College and runs the school’s full-service advertising and marketing agency.

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Price: $16.00


Assassin's Creed: Forsaken

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Published: 2012-10-31

ISBN: 9780718159498

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin UK

Synopsis

‘I am an expert swordsman. And I am skilled in the business of death. I take no pleasure in my skill. Simply, I am good at it.’

1735 – London, Haytham Kenway has been taught to use a sword from the age he was able to hold one. When his family’s house is attacked – his father murdered and his sister taken by armed men – Haytham defends his home the only way he can: he kills.

With no family, he is taken in by a mysterious tutor who trains him to become a deadly killer. Consumed by his thirst for revenge, Haytham begins a quest for retribution, trusting no one and questioning everything

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Price: $29.99


Civilization

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Published: 2012-10-30

ISBN: 9780143122067

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. All over the world, more and more people study at Western-style universities, work for Western-style companies, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and play Western sports. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed like miserable backwaters, ravaged by incessant war and pestilence. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations. How did the West overtake

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Price: $18.00


And the Pursuit of Happiness

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Published: 2012-10-30

ISBN: 9780143122036

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Energized and inspired by the 2008 elections, on inauguration day Kalman traveled to Washington, D.C. and launched a year long investigation of American democracy and its workings. The result is And the Pursuit of Happiness.In tracing our historical roots in visits to the Lincoln archive and Jefferson’s Monticello and in taking the pulse of the present at a town hall meeting in Newfane, Vermont and the inner chambers of the Supreme Court, Kalman finds evidence of democracy at work all around us.  The observations she makes as she travels charm and inform, and—as we have

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Price: $18.00


Venice

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Published: 2012-10-25

ISBN: 9780670025428

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

An extraordinary chronicle of Venice, its people, and its grandeurThomas Madden’s majestic, sprawling history of Venice is the first full portrait of the city in English in almost thirty years. Using long-buried archival material and a wealth of newly translated documents, Madden has weaves a spellbinding story of a place and its people, tracing an arc from the city’s humble origins as a lagoon refuge to its apex as a vast maritime empire and Renaissance epicenter to its rebirth as a modern tourist hub.Madden explores all aspects of Venice’s breathtaking achievements: the construction

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Price: $35.00


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