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The Great Reformer

by Austen Ivereigh Henry Holt and Co. (November 25, 2014)

A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions

An expansive and deeply contextual...


The Andy Cohen Diaries

by Andy Cohen Henry Holt and Co. (November 11, 2014)

A New York Times bestseller, The Andy Cohen Diaries chronicles a year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words

As a TV Producer and host of the smash late...


There Was and There Was Not

by Meline Toumani Henry Holt and Co. (November 04, 2014)

A young Armenian-American goes to Turkey in a "love thine enemy" experiment that becomes a transformative reflection on how we use—and abuse—our personal histories

Meline Toumani grew up in a close-knit Armenian...


Brief Encounters

by Dick Cavett & Jimmy Fallon Henry Holt and Co. (October 28, 2014)

Dick Cavett is back, sharing his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life

In Brief Encounters, the legendary talk show host Dick Cavett...


A Royal Experiment

by Janice Hadlow Henry Holt and Co. (November 18, 2014)

The Times Best Books of the Year • The Sunday Times Best Books of the Year

The New Statesman Book of the Year selection by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

BBC History Magazine Book of the Year selection by Helen Rappaport...


Out of My Life and Thought

by Albert Schweitzer Henry Holt and Co. (October 07, 2014)

Published to commemorate Albert Schweitzer's only visit to the United States 60 years ago, this anniversary edition of his autobiography gives 21st-century readers a unique and authoritative account of the man...


Topspin

by Eliot Berry Henry Holt and Co. (October 07, 2014)

Author of the acclaimed Tough Draw (which Arthur Ashe called "one of the best books on professional tennis I've ever read"), Eliot Berry returns to the graceful, high-stakes game of world-class tennis to share...


Killing Patton

by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard Henry Holt and Co. (September 23, 2014)

Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly,...


Broken Country

by C. L. Rawlins Henry Holt and Co. (September 23, 2014)

C.L. Rawlins previous book, Sky's Witness, was praised by Jim Harrison for the "spaciousness of its thought and the antic wit of its style." Broken Country takes us back to the source: Wyoming's remote Salt...


The Patron

by Anthony David Henry Holt and Co. (September 09, 2014)

The rags-to-riches story of one of Europe's great entrepreneurs and a founding father of modern Jewish secular culture

The name "Schocken"--now primarily associated with the prestigious publishing house--was...


Mercator

by Nicholas Crane Henry Holt and Co. (September 02, 2014)

An enthralling biography of the man who created the first real map of the world and changed civilization

Born at the dawn of the age of discovery, Gerhard Mercator lived in an era of formidable intellectual and...


Bloomsbury Pie

by Regina Marler Henry Holt and Co. (August 19, 2014)

Celebrated and maligned with equal vigor, the Bloomsbury Group is the best-documented artistic coterie in twentieth-century literature. The novelists Virgonia Woolf and E.M. Forster, the artists Roger Fry, Duncan...


My Family and Other Hazards

by June Melby Henry Holt and Co. (July 08, 2014)

A funny, heartwarming memoir about saying goodbye to your childhood home, in this case a quirky, one-of-a-kind, family-run miniature golf course in the woods of Wisconsin

When June Melby was ten years old, her...


Rutherford B. Hayes

by Hans Trefousse & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (May 20, 2014)

A leader of the Reconstruction era, whose contested election eerily parallels the election debacle of 2000

The disputed election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, in which Congress set up...


A Place in Normandy

by Nicholas Kilmer Henry Holt and Co. (May 20, 2014)

In 1920, Nicholas Kilmer's grandfather Frederick Frieseke, one of the preeminent American impressionists, purchased a farmhouse in Mesnil, a Norman town almost completely (to quote a local taxi driver) sunken...


John Quincy Adams

by Robert V. Remini & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (May 20, 2014)

A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency.

Chosen president by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy...


Dwight D. Eisenhower

by Tom Wicker & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (May 20, 2014)

An American icon and hero faces a nation--and a world--in transition

A bona-fide American hero at the close of World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office...


Sitting Bull

by Robert M. Utley Henry Holt and Co. (May 13, 2014)

The definitive, award-winning biography of the legendary chief and his dramatic role in the history of westward expansion

Reviled by the United States government as a troublemaker and a coward, revered by his...


Stronger in the Broken Places

by James Lee Witt & James Morgan Henry Holt and Co. (April 29, 2014)

From the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, how to manage your business in the face of challenge, change, and potential disaster

For James Lee Witt, the man who rebuilt America's emergency...


A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren Henry Holt and Co. (April 22, 2014)

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn't—in A Fighting Chance

As a child in...


William McKinley

by Kevin Phillips & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (March 18, 2014)

A bestselling historian and political commentator reconsiders McKinley's overshadowed legacy

By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president....


Sir Walter Raleigh

by Raleigh Trevelyan Henry Holt and Co. (March 11, 2014)

An enthralling new biography of the most exciting and charismatic adventurer in the history of the English-speaking world

Tall, dark, handsome, and damnably proud, Sir Walter Raleigh was one of history's most...


The Weight of It

by Amy Wilensky Henry Holt and Co. (March 11, 2014)

A deeply affecting memoir about the bond between two sisters—and the 150 pounds that nearly separated them

As young girls, a year apart in age, Alison and Amy Wilensky were almost indistinguishable. And they...


Primo Levi

by Ian Thomson Henry Holt and Co. (March 11, 2014)

Primo Levi, author of Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table, wrote books that have been called the essential works of humankind. Yet he lived an unremarkable existence, remaining until his death in the...


John Marshall

by Jean Edward Smith Henry Holt and Co. (March 10, 2014)

A New York Times Notable Book of 1996

It was in tolling the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both...


James K. Polk

by John Seigenthaler & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (March 11, 2014)

The story of a pivotal president who watched over our westward expansion and solidified the dream of Jacksonian democracy

James K. Polk was a shrewd and decisive commander in chief, the youngest president elected...


Crossing Over

by Rubén Martínez Henry Holt and Co. (February 25, 2014)

A moving account of a family's odyssey by "one of the brightest voices of a new generation of Hispanic writers" (Washington Post)

The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world,...


The Importance of Being Famous

by Maureen Orth Henry Holt and Co. (February 04, 2014)

Vanity Fair's veteran special correspondent pulls back the curtain on the world of celebrity and those who live and die there

Vanity Fair's Maureen Orth always makes news. From Hollywood to murder trials to the...


How Tough Could It Be?

by Austin Murphy Henry Holt and Co. (February 04, 2014)

A father takes a break from every guy's dream gig--covering football (and the odd swimsuit shoot) for Sports Illustrated--to give it a go as Mr. Mom, in this hilarious and heartfelt book

After nineteen years...


Wooden

by Seth Davis Henry Holt and Co. (January 14, 2014)

A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of America's top college basketball writers

No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden....


What Makes Olga Run?

by Bruce Grierson Henry Holt and Co. (January 14, 2014)

A fascinating look at the way we age today and the extent to which we can shape the process

In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-four-year-old track star can tell...


George Washington

by James MacGregor Burns, Susan Dunn & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (December 17, 2013)

A premier leadership scholar and an eighteenth-century expert define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president

Revolutionary hero, founding president, and first citizen of the young...


Report from the Interior

by Paul Auster Henry Holt and Co. (November 19, 2013)

Paul Auster's most intimate autobiographical work to date

In the beginning, everything was alive. The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts . . .

Having recalled his life through the story of his physical...


Theodore Roosevelt

by Louis Auchincloss & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (November 12, 2013)

An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century

The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss's warm and knowing...


Rogers Hornsby

by Charles C. Alexander Henry Holt and Co. (November 05, 2013)

A relentless competitor, Rogers Hornsby--arguably the finest right-handed hitter in baseball's history--was supremely successful on the baseball field but, in many ways, a failure off it. In this biography,...


Thomas Jefferson

by Joyce Appleby & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (November 05, 2013)

An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy

Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding...


My Colombian War

by Silvana Paternostro Henry Holt and Co. (November 05, 2013)

A timely, evocative account of a reporter's reckoning with her homeland's volatile past

Growing up in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, Silvana Paternostro indulged in the typical concerns of a privileged...


Shakespeare Unbound

by René Weis Henry Holt and Co. (October 22, 2013)

At last—a key that unlocks the secrets of Shakespeare's life

Intimacies with Southampton and Marlowe, entanglements in London with the elusive dark lady, the probable fathering of an illegitimate son—these...


The Fabulous Sylvester

by Joshua Gamson Henry Holt and Co. (July 30, 2013)

A journey back through the music, madness, and unparalleled freedom of an era of change-the '70s-as told through the life of ultra-fabulous superstar Sylvester

Imagine a pied piper singing in a dazzling falsetto,...


A Cruel and Shocking Act

by Philip Shenon Henry Holt and Co. (October 29, 2013)

A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most controversial murder investigation

The questions have haunted our nation for half a century:...


Borrowed Finery

by Paula Fox Henry Holt and Co. (July 23, 2013)

An exotic, heartbreaking memoir that should finally earn Paula Fox, a distinguished novelist and children's book writer, the audience she has for decades deserved

Paula Fox has long been acclaimed as one of America's...


If I Get to Five

by Fred Epstein & Josh Horwitz Henry Holt and Co. (October 22, 2013)

A world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon shares the lessons of courage, compassion, and resilience that he's learned from his exceptional young patients

If I Get to Five is a one-of-a-kind book by a one-of-a-kind...


House of Wits

by Paul Fisher Henry Holt and Co. (October 22, 2013)

An American odyssey that reveals the fascinating complexities of one of history's most brilliant, eccentric, and daring families

The James family, one of America's most memorable dynasties, gave the world three...


"G" is for Grafton

by Natalie Hevener Kaufman & Carol McGinnis Kay Henry Holt and Co. (October 15, 2013)

Revised and updated through "O" Is for Outlaw, the Edgar Award Winner for Best Biographical Work is the essential reader's companion to the world of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone

With the cooperation of Sue Grafton,...


The Brothers

by Stephen Kinzer Henry Holt and Co. (October 01, 2013)

A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world

During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful...


Still Foolin' 'Em

by Billy Crystal Henry Holt and Co. (September 10, 2013)

Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career in this New York Times bestseller.

Billy Crystal is turning 65, and...


Benjamin Britten

by Neil Powell Henry Holt and Co. (August 06, 2013)

This spellbinding centenary biography by Neil Powell looks at the music, the life, and the legacy of the greatest British composer of the twentieth century

Benjamin Britten was born on November 22, 1913, in the...


The House the Rockefellers Built

by Robert F. Dalzell & Lee Baldwin Dalzell Henry Holt and Co. (August 13, 2013)

What it was like to be as rich as Rockefeller: How a house gave shape and meaning to three generations of an iconic American family

One hundred years ago America's richest man established a dynastic seat, the...


The Great Dissent

by Thomas Healy Henry Holt and Co. (August 20, 2013)

A gripping intellectual history reveals how Oliver Wendell Holmes became a free-speech advocate and established the modern understanding of the First Amendment

No right seems more fundamental to American public...


Nelson

by John Sugden Henry Holt and Co. (June 11, 2013)

The most authoritative and intimate portrait written of Horatio Nelson

In this epic biography of British history's most celebrated naval commander, acclaimed historian John Sugden separates fact from myth to...