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The British in India

by David Gilmour Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

An immersive portrait of the lives of the British in India, from the seventeenth century to Independence

Who of the British went to India, and why? We know about Kipling and Forster, Orwell and Scott, but what...

The Ravenmaster

by Christopher Skaife Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2018)

The first behind-the-scenes account of life with the legendary ravens at the world’s eeriest monument

The ravens at the Tower of London are of mighty importance: rumor has it that if a raven from the Tower...

The Field of Blood

by Joanne B. Freeman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 11, 2018)

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress....

Brazil: A Biography

by Lilia M. Schwarcz & Heloisa M. Starling Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 21, 2018)

A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the present

For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary...

The Burning Shores

by Frederic Wehrey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 17, 2018)

A riveting, beautifully crafted account of Libya after Qadhafi.

The death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath, the country...

Hunting the Truth

by Beate Klarsfeld, Serge Klarsfeld & Sam Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 20, 2018)


In this dual autobiography, the Klarsfelds tell the dramatic story of fifty years devoted to bringing Nazis to justice

For more than a century, Beate and Serge...

The Ruin of Kasch

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 02, 2018)

A brilliant new translation of a classic work on violence and revolution as seen through mythology and art

The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects—“the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else,”...

Ramp Hollow

by Steven Stoll Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 21, 2017)

How the United States underdeveloped Appalachia

Appalachia—among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America—has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image...

The Butchering Art

by Lindsey Fitzharris Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2017)

Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing

Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly

A Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian



by Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel, Barack Obama & Samantha Power et al. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 12, 2017)

A memorial edition of Elie Wiesel’s seminal memoir of surviving the Nazi death camps, with tributes by President Obama and Samantha Power

When Elie Wiesel died in July 2016, the White House issued a memorial...

Ants Among Elephants

by Sujatha Gidla Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 18, 2017)

A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2017

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2017

"Ants Among Elephants is an arresting, affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir....

1944 Diary

by Hans Keilson & Damion Searls Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 06, 2017)

[1944 Diary] is a deeply personal account, made even more remarkable that it was written during World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust . . . A moving and fascinating read." —Library Journal

In 2010,...

Autumn of the Black Snake

by William Hogeland Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 16, 2017)

The forgotten story of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Indian war

In 1783, with the signing of the Peace of Paris, the American Revolution was complete. And yet even as the newly independent...

Hell's Traces

by Victor Ripp Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 21, 2017)

In July 1942, the French police in Paris, acting for the German military government, arrested Victor Ripp’s three-year-old cousin, Alexandre. Two months later, the boy was killed in Auschwitz. In Hell’s...

No Wall Too High

by Xu Hongci & Erling Hoh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 17, 2017)

"A masterpiece." —The Washington Post

"It was impossible. All of China was a prison in those days."

Mao Zedong’s labor reform camps, known as the laogai, were notoriously brutal. Modeled on the Soviet Gulag,...


by Louis P. Masur Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 09, 2002)

1776, 1861, 1929. Any high-school student should know what these years meant to American history. But wars and economic disasters are not our only pivotal events, and other years have, in a quieter way, swayed...

The Age of Great Dreams

by David Farber Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 1994)

In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study,...

Longitudes and Attitudes

by Thomas L. Friedman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 11, 2002)

America's leading observer of the international scene on the minute-by-minute events of September 11th--before, during and after

As the Foreign Affairs columnist for the The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman...

Troubled Journey

by Frederick F. Siegel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Hill and Wang first published Troubled Journey: From Pearl Harbor to Ronald Reagan in 1984.

The Conquest of Morocco

by Douglas Porch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 22, 2005)

The Conquest of Morocco tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure. At the turn of the twentieth century, Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Ages, ruled by local warlords and riven...

Truth's Ragged Edge

by Philip F. Gura Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 09, 2013)

From the acclaimed cultural historian Philip F. Gura comes Truth's Ragged Edge, a comprehensive and original history of the American novel's first century. Grounded in Gura's extensive consideration of the diverse...

Bright Young People

by D. J. Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 06, 2009)

Before the media circus of Britney, Paris, and our modern obsession with celebrity, there were the Bright Young People, a voraciously pleasure-seeking band of bohemian party-givers and blue-blooded socialites...

Encounters at the Heart of the World

Pulitzer Prize for History 2015

by Elizabeth A. Fenn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 11, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History

Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at...

Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

by Simon Winder Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 21, 2014)

A charmingly personal history of Hapsburg Europe, as lively as it is informative, by the author of Germania

For centuries much of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire was in the royal hands of the very peculiar...

Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors

by Brian A. Catlos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 26, 2014)

An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it

In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground...

White Savage

by Fintan O'Toole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 24, 2015)

A provocative new biography of the man who forged America's alliance with the Iroquois

William Johnson was scarcely more than a boy when he left Ireland and his Gaelic, Catholic family to become a Protestant...

The Clamorgans

by Julie Winch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 24, 2011)

The historian Julie Winch uses her sweeping, multigenerational history of the unforgettable Clamorgans to chronicle how one family navigated race in America from the 1780s through the 1950s. What she discovers...

Doing Nothing

by Tom Lutz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 16, 2006)

From the author of Crying, a witty, wide-ranging cultural history of our attitudes toward work—and getting out of it

Couch potatoes, goof-offs, freeloaders, good-for-nothings, loafers, and loungers: ever since...

The Dark Heart of Italy

by Tobias Jones Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 19, 2005)

In 1999 Tobias Jones immigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he found a very different country: one besieged by unfathomable terrorism...

Where China Meets India

by Thant Myint-U Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 13, 2011)

Thant Myint-U's Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world.

From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled...

The Campaign

by Carlos Fuentes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

In The Campaign, a witty and enthralling saga of revolutionary South America, Carlos Fuentes explores the period of profound upheaval he calls" the romantic time." His hero, Baltasar Bustos, the son of a wealthy...

The Faithful Executioner

by Joel F. Harrington Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 19, 2013)

Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister...

Dark Harbor

by Nathan Ward Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 08, 2010)

What if the world of the old New York waterfront was as violent and mob-controlled as it appears in Hollywood movies? Well, it really was, and the story of its downfall, told here in high style by Nathan Ward,...

Yemen Chronicle

by Steven C. Caton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 03, 2006)

A report like no other from the heart of the Arab Middle East

In 1979, Steven C. Caton went to a remote area of Yemen to do fieldwork on the famous oral poetry of its tribes. The recent hostage crisis in Iran...

Gilded Youth

by Kate Cambor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 04, 2009)

They were the children of France's most celebrated men of nineteenth-century letters and science, the celebrity heirs and heiresses of their day. Their lives were the subject of scandal, gossip, and fascination....

The Crime and the Silence

by Anna Bikont & Alissa Valles Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 15, 2015)

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category

A monumental work of nonfiction on a wartime atrocity, its sixty-year denial, and the impact of its truth

Jan Gross's hugely controversial Neighbors...

From Beirut to Jerusalem

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1989

by Thomas L. Friedman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2010)

This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new, updated epilogue.

One of the most thought-provoking books ever written...

The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China

by David J. Silbey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 27, 2012)

The year is 1900, and Western empires—both old and new—are locked in regional entanglements across the globe. The British are losing a bitter war against the Boers while the German kaiser is busy building...

The Longest Fight

by William Gildea Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 19, 2012)

Many people came to Goldfield, Nevada, America's last gold-rush town, to seek their fortune. However, on a searing summer day in September 1906, they came not to strike it rich but to watch what would become...

Here Lies Hugh Glass

by Jon T. Coleman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 24, 2012)

In the summer of 1823, a grizzly bear mauled Hugh Glass. The animal ripped the trapper up, carving huge hunks from his body. Glass's fellows rushed to his aid and slew the bear, but Glass's injuries mocked their...

The Village of Waiting

by George Packer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2015)

Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps...


by Judith Mackrell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 14, 2014)

By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness...

A Tangled Web

by William P. Bundy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 04, 1999)

An authoritative historical assessment of american foreign policy in a crucial postwar decade.

William Bundy's magisterial book focuses on the controversial record of Richard Nixon's and Henry Kissinger's often...

Franklin and Eleanor

by Hazel Rowley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 26, 2010)

Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial...

In These Times

by Jenny Uglow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 27, 2015)

A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian

We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars—but what of those...

The Fate of Their Country

by Michael F. Holt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 20, 2005)

How partisan politics lead to the Civil War

What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and...

A Very Different Age

by Steven J. Diner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 1997)

The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods,...

Some Desperate Glory

by Max Egremont Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

The story of World War I, through the lives and words of its poets

The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars is in 2014. And while World War I devastated...

Wyatt Earp

by Andrew C. Isenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 25, 2013)

Finalist for the 2014 Weber-Clements Book Prize for the Best Non-fiction Book on Southwestern America

In popular culture, Wyatt Earp is the hero of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and a...

Our Times

by A. N. Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 04, 2011)

When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, many proclaimed the start of a new Elizabethan Age. Few had any inkling, however, of the stupendous changes that would occur over the next fifty years, both in Britain...