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American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

by Wade Graham HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. . . . fusing sharp-edged analysis and graceful American prose.” —Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate:...


Her Brilliant Career

by Rachel Cooke Harper (December 02, 2014)

An exuberant group biography—"a splendidly various collection of 'brief lives' written with both gusto and sensitivity" (The Guardian)—that follows ten women in 1950s Britain whose pioneering lives paved...


The Greatest Knight

by Thomas Asbridge Ecco (December 02, 2014)

A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it.

Caught...


Village of Secrets

by Caroline Moorehead Harper (October 28, 2014)

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first...


GI Brides

by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi William Morrow Paperbacks (September 02, 2014)

For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany’s, an absorbing tale of romance and resilience—the true story of four British women who...


Sexplosion

by Robert Hofler It Books (February 04, 2014)

After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion

The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers...


Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

by Sam Wasson HarperCollins (June 22, 2010)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2010

 

“So smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn” – People

 

“A bonbon of a book… As well tailored as the little black dress...


Love Cemetery

by China Galland HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

One woman’s struggle to restore an old slave cemetery uncovers centuries-old racism

When China Galland visited her childhood hometown in east Texas, she learned of an unmarked cemetery for slaves-Love Cemetery....


American Courage

by Herbert W. Warden, III HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Here is the American adventure. This extraordinary book reveals the intrepid spirit of Americans through-out their history -- from William Bradford's account of the Mayflower landing to the hardship of a pioneer...


A History Of The Wife

by Marilyn Yalom HarperCollins (May 19, 2009)

How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a...


Serving Victoria

by Kate Hubbard Harper (April 30, 2013)

During her sixty-three-year reign, Queen Victoria gathered around herself a household dedicated to her service. For some, royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as an...


Like Dreamers

by Yossi Klein Halevi Harper (October 01, 2013)

Winner of the Everett Family Jewish Book of the Year Award (a National Jewish Book Award) and the RUSA Sophie Brody Medal.

In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of...


Unflinching Courage

by Kay Bailey Hutchison Harper (April 16, 2013)

In Unflinching Courage, former United States Senator and New York Times bestselling author Kay Bailey Hutchison brings to life the incredible stories of the resourceful and brave women who shaped the state of...


Encountering America

by Jessica Grogan Harper Perennial (December 26, 2012)

A dramatic narrative history of the psychological movement that reshaped American culture

The expectation that our careers and personal lives should be expressions of our authentic selves, the belief that our...


The Warfare of Science: Struggle for the Liberty of Science

by Andrew Dickson White Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 05, 2019)

"I purpose to present an outline of the great, sacred struggle for the liberty of science — a struggle which has lasted for so many centuries, and which yet continues. A hard contest it has been; a war waged...


Defining Moments in Black History

by Dick Gregory Amistad (September 18, 2018)

NAACP 2017 Image Award Winner

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events...


The Victims' Revolution

by Bruce Bawer Broadside e-books (September 04, 2012)

Respected author, critic, and essayist Bruce Bawer—whose previous book, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within, was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Critics...


Steps in the Evolution of Religion

by Frank Sargent Hoffman & James Thompson Bixby Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

This book deals with the steps in the evolution of religion and the Influence of the Environment on Religion. The most remarkable thing yet discovered about this planet is the fact that human beings exist upon...


A Short History of Scientific Instruction

by Joseph N. Lockyer Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

"It is perhaps the more necessary to insist upon stern necessity as being the origin of learning, because it is so difficult for us now to put ourselves in the place of those early representatives of our race...


Israelites and Indians

by Garrick Mallery Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

Many authors have contended that the North American Indians were descendants of the "ten lost tribes of Israel." Prominent among them was James Adair, whose work, highly useful with regard to the customs of...


Act Natural

by Jennifer Traig Ecco (January 08, 2019)

From a distinctive, inimitable voice, a wickedly funny and fascinating romp through the strange and often contradictory history of Western parenting

Why do we read our kids fairy tales about homicidal stepparents?...


The North-West Is Our Mother

by Jean Teillet Patrick Crean Editions (September 17, 2019)

There is a missing chapter in the narrative of Canada’s Indigenous peoples—the story of the Métis Nation, a new Indigenous people descended from both First Nations and Europeans

Their story begins in the...


Enemies of the People

by Sam Jordison HarperCollins (June 01, 2017)

Something has gone wrong. We're living in an age of celebratory racism, extreme inequality, uncertainty and fear. We're governed by people who claim to be populist but who seem to hate everyone. There are idiots...


Now We Are 40

by Tiffanie Darke HarperCollins (February 23, 2017)

What happened to Generation X? Millenials dominate our Facebook feeds and people bang on about the baby boomers – but what about us? The lost generation, the middle youth, the middle child of today. Are we...


Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll

by Andrew Friedman Ecco (February 27, 2018)

An all-access history of the evolution of the American restaurant chef

Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll transports readers back in time to witness the remarkable evolution of the American restaurant chef in the...


A Bold and Dangerous Family

by Caroline Moorehead Harper (October 03, 2017)

The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets delivers the next chapter in "The Resistance Quartet": the astonishing story of the aristocratic Italian family who stood up to Mussolini's fascism,...


Voyagers of the Titanic

by Richard Davenport-Hines William Morrow (March 06, 2012)

“An astonishing work.”

—Julian Fellowes, Creator and Executive Producer of “Downton Abbey”

“A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her...


Our Country Nurse: Can East End Nurse Sarah find a new life caring for babies in the country?

Crazy '08

by Cait N. Murphy HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From the perspective of 2007, the unintentional irony of Chance's boast is manifest—these days, the question is when will the Cubs ever win a game they have to have. In October 1908, though, no one would have...


Black Detroit

by Herb Boyd Amistad (June 06, 2017)

NAACP 2017 Image Award Finalist

2018 Michigan Notable Books honoree

The author of Baldwin’s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love...


Sex with Kings

by Eleanor Herman HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Throughout the centuries, royal mistresses have been worshiped, feared, envied, and reviled. They set the fashions, encouraged the arts, and, in some cases, ruled nations. Eleanor Herman's Sex with Kings takes...


Lift

by Daniel Kunitz Harper Wave (July 05, 2016)

A fascinating cultural history of fitness, from Greek antiquity to the era of the “big-box gym” and beyond, exploring the ways in which human exercise has changed over time—and what we can learn from our...


Empire of Things

by Frank Trentmann Harper (March 29, 2016)

What we consume has become a central—perhaps the central—feature of modern life. Our economies live or die by spending, we increasingly define ourselves by our possessions, and this ever-richer lifestyle...


The Boys in the Bunkhouse

by Dan Barry Harper (May 17, 2016)

With this Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual...


Constance Street: Part 3 of 3: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

by Charlie Connelly HarperElement (August 13, 2015)

Constance Street can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 3 of 3.

You can read Part 3 on release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

One forgotten street,...


Constance Street: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

by Charlie Connelly HarperElement (August 13, 2015)

One forgotten street, 12 unforgettable women.

‘’Ang on boy, Joan’s got sumfink to show yer.’ She rummaged in a drawer for a moment, pulled out a piece of paper and handed it to me.

‘Constance Street,’...


Constance Street: Part 2 of 3: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

by Charlie Connelly HarperElement (August 06, 2015)

Constance Street can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 2 of 3.

You can read Part 2 one week ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

One...


At the Coalface: Part 3 of 3: The memoir of a pit nurse

by Joan Hart & Veronica Clark HarperElement (July 16, 2015)

A heart-warming story of a woman who devoted her life to helping others. This is the memoir of Joan, who started nursing in the 1940s and whose experiences took her into the Yorkshire mining pits and through...


At the Coalface: Part 2 of 3: The memoir of a pit nurse

by Joan Hart & Veronica Clark HarperElement (July 16, 2015)

A heart-warming story of a woman who devoted her life to helping others. This is the memoir of Joan, who started nursing in the 1940s and whose experiences took her into the Yorkshire mining pits and through...


At the Coalface: The memoir of a pit nurse

by Joan Hart & Veronica Clark HarperElement (July 16, 2015)

A heart-warming story of a woman who devoted her life to helping others. This is the memoir of Joan, who started nursing in the 1940s and whose experiences took her into the Yorkshire mining pits and through...


American Jezebel

by Eve Laplante HarperOne (October 19, 2010)

In 1637, Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife who was pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts General Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time...


Making Gay History

by Eric Marcus HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. military to marriage and adoption, the gay civil rights movement has exploded on the national stage. Eric Marcus takes us back in time to the earliest days of that struggle in...


Secret Child: Part 2 of 3

by Gordon Lewis & Andrew Crofts HarperElement (April 23, 2015)

Secret Child can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 2 of 3 (Chapters 7-10 of 16).

The shocking true story of a young boy hidden away from his family and the...


Belle: The True Story of Dido Belle

by Paula Byrne William Collins (April 01, 2014)

The inspiration behind the powerful new film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson, this is the story of Dido Belle, whose adoption by an aristocratic family challenged the conventions of...


Tales of a Tiller Girl Part 3 of 3

by Irene Holland Harper (July 31, 2014)

A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls. Based in London in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Irene’s story will transport readers back to a more innocent, simple...


Tales of a Tiller Girl Part 2 of 3

by Irene Holland Harper (July 31, 2014)

A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls. Based in London in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Irene’s story will transport readers back to a more innocent, simple...


Tales of a Tiller Girl

by Irene Holland HarperElement (July 31, 2014)

A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls. Based in London in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Irene’s story will transport readers back to a more innocent, simple...


The Dodo Collection

by Steve Stack The Friday Project (December 12, 2013)

Steve Stack’s nostalgic eulogies – 21st Century Dodos and Christmas Dodos – combined in one ebook edition. A fond farewell to the many inanimate objects, cultural icons and general stuff around us that...


Christmas Dodos: Festive Things on the Verge of Extinction

by Steve Stack The Friday Project (November 07, 2013)

From the author of 21st Century Dodos comes a festive collection of endangered objects.

An irreverent collection of eulogies, tributes and fond farewells to the many Christmas traditions and, well, other festive...


The New Arrival: The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

by Sarah Beeson HarperCollins (March 27, 2014)

‘I hadn’t been in Hackney for 24 hours but I knew that the way I saw life and people had changed forever. There was such goodness here but there was a sadness I had never imagined before, and it wasn’t...