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Vanishing Fleece

by Clara Parkes Abrams Press (September 30, 2019)

A fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way 

Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country...


Wilfred Thesiger

by Alexander Maitland Abrams Press (October 26, 2011)

The author of Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs and The Life of my Choice, he was a legend in his own lifetime but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorized biography--written...


Queer City

by Peter Ackroyd Abrams Press (May 07, 2018)

PRAISE FOR QUEER CITY

“Always entertaining . . . much to be recommended.”—The Spectator

“A nimble, uproarious pocket history of sex in his beloved metropolis.”—Independent

“Ackroyd has an encyclopedic...


Marathon

by Richard A. Billows Abrams Press (October 31, 2011)

The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective...


Deadline Artists

by John P. Avlon, Jesse Angelo & Errol Louis Abrams Press (September 20, 2011)

Now in its fifth hardcover printing, Deadline Artists celebrates the relevance of the newspaper column through the simple power of excellent writing. It is an inspiration for a new generation of writers— whether...


Exploration Fawcett

by Percy Fawcett Abrams Press (May 03, 2010)

The inspiration for the major motion picture "The Lost City of Z," mystic and legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett spent 10 years wandering the forests and death-filled rivers of Brazil...


From Democrats to Kings

by Michael Scott Abrams Press (September 15, 2010)

Michael Scott explores the dramatic and little-known story of how the ancient world was turned from a democracy into a monarchy in this superb example of popular history writing.


Selfie

by Will Storr Abrams Press (April 01, 2019)

We are living in an age of heightened individualism. Success is a personal responsibility. Our culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, rich, happy, extroverted, popular--flawless. We have become self-obsessed....


The Canary Islands

by Juan Cruz Ruiz Abrams Press (September 05, 2017)

Traditional guidebooks give straightforward advice on what to do and where to go, but in this remarkable cultural history, celebrated journalist and Canary Islands native Juan Cruz Ruiz offers something much...