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The Force of Things

by Alexander Stille Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 12, 2013)

A masterpiece of literary memory—a powerful exploration of the intersections of family, history, and memory

"One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it...


Curzon

by David Gilmour Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 07, 2006)

"A Superb New Biography . . . A Tragic Story, Brilliantly Told." —Andrew Roberts, Literary Review

George Nathaniel Curzon's controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of his country's...


I've Got a Home in Glory Land

Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction 2007

by Karolyn Smardz Frost Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2008)

It was the day before Independence Day, 1831. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be "sold down the river" to the slave markets of New Orleans, young Thornton Blackburn planned a daring—and successful—daylight...


The Man Who Would Be King

by Ben Macintyre Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2008)

The Riveting Account of the American Who Inspired Kipling's Classic Tale and the John Huston Movie

In the year 1838, a young adventurer, surrounded by his native troops and mounted on an elephant, raised the...


King

by Harvard Sitkoff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 06, 2009)

A Stunning Reappraisal of King and His Increased Relevance

Might Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatest accomplishments have been ahead of him? His murder in April 1968 did far more than cut tragically short the life...


Thomas Paine and the Promise of America

by Harvey J. Kaye Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2007)

Thomas Paine was one of the most remarkable political writers of the modern world and the greatest radical of a radical age. Through writings like Common Sense—and words such as "The sun never shined on a...


CCB

by George Martin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2005)

The exemplary life of an extraordinary politician and reformer.

"A meticulously researched, substantial contribution to New York history." - Kirkus Reviews

Though he held no elected or appointed office, the New...


Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson

by Darren Staloff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 06, 2007)

Where The Ideas for which We Stand came from.

In this incisively drawn book, Darren Staloff forcefully reminds us that America owes its guiding political traditions to three Founding Fathers whose lives embodied...


Rasputin

by Douglas Smith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 22, 2016)

On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure

A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite...


Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli

by Daisy Hay Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2015)

The first biography to give Mary Anne Lewis her due and to examine her singular marriage to Benjamin Disraeli

When Mary Anne Lewis met Benjamin Disraeli, she was married to Wyndham Lewis, a rich, mildly successful...