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Three Minutes in Poland

by Glenn Kurtz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his...


Midnight In Sicily

by Peter Robb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2014)

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily.

South of mainland Italy lies the island...


The Queen's Bed

by Anna Whitelock Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2014)

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge

Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At...


Warsaw 1944

by Alexandra Richie Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 10, 2013)

The full untold story of how one of history's bravest revolts ended in one of its greatest crimes

In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw's Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city's destruction...


Franco's Crypt

by Jeremy Treglown Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 13, 2013)

An open-minded and clear-eyed reexamination of the cultural artifacts of Franco's Spain

True, false, or both?

Spain's 1939-75 dictator, Francisco Franco, was a pioneer of water conservation and sustainable energy....


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...


The Ruling Caste

by David Gilmour Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2007)

A sparkling, provocative history of the English in South Asia during Queen Victoria's reign

Between 1837 and 1901, less than 100,000 Britons at any one time managed an empire of 300 million people spread over...


Former People

by Douglas Smith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2012)

Epic in scope, precise in detail, and heart-breaking in its human drama, Former People is the first book to recount the history of the aristocracy caught up in the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the...


Five Germanys I Have Known

by Fritz Stern Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 24, 2007)

The "German question" haunts the modern world: How could so civilized a nation be responsible for the greatest horror in Western history? In this unusual fusion of personal memoir and history, the celebrated...


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...


The Pursuit of Italy

by David Gilmour Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked...


Prague in Black and Gold

by Peter Demetz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 18, 1998)

Prague is at the core of everything both wonderful and terrible in Western history, but few people truly understand this city's unique culture. In Prague in Black and Gold, Peter Demetz strips away sentimentalities...


Defining the World

by Henry Hitchings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2006)

By the early eighteenth century, France and Italy had impressive lexicons, but there was no authoritative dictionary of English. Sensing the deficit, and impelled by a mixture of national pride and commercial...


Forgotten Land

by Max Egremont Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 08, 2011)

Until the end of World War II, East Prussia was the German empire's farthest eastern redoubt, a thriving and beautiful land on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Now it lives only in history and in myth....


Molotov's Magic Lantern

by Rachel Polonsky Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 11, 2011)

When the British journalist Rachel Polonsky moves to Moscow, she discovers an apartment on Romanov Street that was once home to the Soviet elite. One of the most infamous neighbors was the ruthless apparatchik...


Germania

by Simon Winder Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 16, 2010)

A UNIQUE EXPLORATION OF GERMAN CULTURE, FROM SAUSAGE ADVERTISEMENTS TO WAGNER

Sitting on a bench at a communal table in a restaurant in Regensburg, his plate loaded with disturbing amounts of bratwurst and sauerkraut...


Samurai William

by Giles Milton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 18, 2003)

An eye-opening account of the first encounter between England and Japan, by the acclaimed author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg

In 1611, the merchants of London's East India Company received a mysterious letter from Japan,...


Pagan Light

by Jamie James Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 19, 2019)

"Pagan Light is mesmerizing. Every detail is compelling. I felt I was reading a family history of a family far more interesting than mine." --Edmund White, author of Our Young Man

A rich, intimate embrace of...


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 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,”...


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...


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....


For the Soul of Mankind

by Melvyn P. Leffler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2008)

To the amazement of the public, pundits, and even the policymakers themselves, the ideological and political conflict that had endangered the world for half a century came to an end in 1990. How did that happen?...


Nature's Engraver

by Jenny Uglow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2007)

A beautifully illustrated biography of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), the man whose art helped shape the way we view the natural world

At the end of the eighteenth century, Britain, and much of the Western world,...


Sister Revolutions

by Susan Dunn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2000)

What the two great modern revolutions can teach us about democracy today.

In 1790, the American diplomat and politician Gouverneur Morris compared the French and American Revolutions, saying that the French "have...


The Conquest of the Sahara

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

In The Conquest of the Sahara, Douglas Porch tells the story of France's struggle to explore and dominate the great African desert at the turn of the century. Focusing on the conquest of the Ahaggar Tuareg,...


The Vanquished

by Robert Gerwarth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 15, 2016)

Winner of the Tomlinson Book Prize

A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016

An epic, groundbreaking account of the ethnic and state violence that followed the end of World War I—conflicts that would shape...


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...