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From Beirut to Jerusalem

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1989

by Thomas L. Friedman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2010)

This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new, updated epilogue.

One of the most thought-provoking books ever written...


The Englishman's Daughter

by Ben Macintyre Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 12, 2002)

"I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916

In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first...


How We Are

by Vincent Deary Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 30, 2014)

The first book in a major new trilogy, How to Live: How We Are, How We Break, and How We Mend

We live in small worlds.

How We Are is an astonishing debut and the first part of the monumental How to Live trilogy,...


14-18: Understanding the Great War

by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 23, 2014)

With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix...


Freud and Yoga

by Hellfried Krusche, T. K. V. Desikachar & Anne-Marie Hodges Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 02, 2014)

Lessons from a great yoga master and an eminent psychoanalyst that explore what psychotherapy and yoga philosophy have in common

Yoga philosophy and Freud's revolutionary approach to psychology could not have...


The Unspeakable

by Meghan Daum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

"Daum is her generation's Joan Didion." —Nylon

Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth, captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the personal essay...


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...


Ideas of Order

by Neil L. Rudenstine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

Shakespeare's sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate and daring as any love poems we may ever encounter, and yet, they are often misunderstood. Ideas of Order: A Close...


Ardor

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

In a meditation on the wisdom of the Vedas, Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern world

In this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom The Paris Review has called "a literary institution,"...


Fully Alive

by Timothy Shriver Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2014)

On a quest for what matters most, Timothy Shriver discovers a radically different, inspiring way of life.

At a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, we look for the very best teachers and mentors to...


Ways of Curating

by Hans Ulrich Obrist Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits...


No Man's Land

by Elizabeth D. Samet Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peace

Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West...


A Defense of Ardor

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for...


The Unsubstantial Air

by Samuel Hynes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming...


Poets in Their Youth

by Eileen Simpson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

In 1942, Eileen Simpson—then Eileen Mulligan—married John Berryman. Both were in their twenties; Eileen had just graduated from Hunter College and John had but one slim volume of poetry to his name. They...


Just As I Thought

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 14, 2014)

This rich and multifaceted collection is Grace Paley's vivid record of her life. As close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to have from this quintessentially American writer, Just As I Thought gives...


Bad Paper

by Jake Halpern Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 14, 2014)

The Federal Trade Commission receives more complaints about rogue debt collecting than about any activity besides identity theft. Dramatically and entertainingly, Bad Paper reveals why. It tells the story of...


In Touch

by Paul Bowles & Jeffrey Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age...


Deep Down Dark

by Héctor Tobar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched...


Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

by Joan Biskupic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

"I knew she'd be trouble."

So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution,...


Political Order and Political Decay

by Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 30, 2014)

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning...


My Grandfather's Gallery

by Anne Sinclair & Shaun Whiteside Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 16, 2014)

A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir

On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of...


Writers Writing Dying

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Since his first poetry collection, Lies, C. K. Williams has nurtured an incomparable reputation—as a deeply moral poet, a writer of profound emotion, and a teller of compelling stories. In Writers Writing...


A Susan Sontag Reader

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Susan Sontag occupies a special place in Modern American letters. She has become our most important critic, while her brilliant novels and short fiction are, at long last, getting the recognition they deserve....


Misgivings

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

An intense, refractory memoir by a major poet

Misgivings is C. K. Williams's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years of struggle, bitterness, and inner conflict....


Father and Son

by Marcos Giralt Torrente & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

"This is a story about two people, but I'm the only one telling it."

Many authors have wrestled with the death of a father in their writing, but few have grappled with the subject as fiercely, or as powerfully,...


The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb Scharf Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Short-listed for Physics World's Book of the Year

The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of...


All at Once

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Short, sharp musings on things profound and mundane (and sometimes both) from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet

C. K. Williams has never been afraid to push the boundaries of poetic form—in fact, he's known for...


The Fame Lunches

by Daphne Merkin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

A wide-ranging collection of essays by one of America's most perceptive critics of popular and literary culture

From one of America's most insightful and independent-minded critics comes a remarkable new collection...


Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

by Sarah Ruhl Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

A moving, innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history

From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing...


After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests

by Ted Rall Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

An unflinching account—in words and pictures—of America's longest war by our most outspoken graphic journalist

Ted Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan—without embedding himself with U.S. soldiers, without...


100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write

by Sarah Ruhl Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America's best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most...


Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors

by Brian A. Catlos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 26, 2014)

An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it

In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground...


Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician

by Sandeep Jauhar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine...


Timeless

by Lucinda Franks Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

"Words by the millions have been printed about you, but none have revealed your real life, your secret life--which is that you belong to me."

In this beautifully rendered literary memoir, Lucinda Franks, a Pulitzer...


The Sounds of Poetry

by Robert Pinsky Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

The Poet Laureate's clear and entertaining account of how poetry works.

"Poetry is a vocal, which is to say a bodily, art," Robert Pinsky declares in The Sounds of Poetry. "The medium of poetry is the human body:...


Hack Attack

by Nick Davies Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2014)

The definitive book on how the News of the World phone-hacking scandal reached the highest echelons of power in the government, security, and media in the UK, from the journalist who broke the story.

At first,...


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...


Berlin Now

by Peter Schneider & Sophie Schlondorff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2014)

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic city

It isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that...


My Two Italies

by Joseph Luzzi Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

A poignant personal account from a child of Calabrian peasants whose lifelong study of Italy unveils the mysteries of this Bel Paese, "Beautiful Land," where artistic genius and political corruption have gone...


Watching Them Be

by James Harvey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2014)

An intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the mysteries of "star presence" in cinema

"One does not go to see them act," James Baldwin wrote about the great iconic movie stars, "one goes to watch them be."...


My Poets

by Maureen N. McLane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 01, 2014)

A thrillingly original exploration of a life lived under poetry's uniquely seductive spell

"Oh! there are spirits of the air," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this stunningly original book Maureen N. McLane channels...


Out of Sheer Rage

by Geoff Dyer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2014)

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

"In the spirit of Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot and Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, Mr. Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage keeps circling its subject...


The Matters of Life, Death, and More

by Aleksandar Hemon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

“The genius of Aleksandar Hemon’s prose is a well-established, universally acknowledged fact. But his ability to read a soccer match—to really, deeply understand it—will strike readers with the force...


But Beautiful

by Geoff Dyer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2014)

"May be the best book ever written about jazz."—David Thomson, Los Angeles Times

In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on...


Passage to Ararat

by Michael J. Arlen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2014)

In Passage to Ararat, which received the National Book Award in 1976, Michael J. Arlen goes beyond the portrait of his father, the famous Anglo-Armenian novelist of the 1920s, that he created in Exiles to try...


Exiles

by Michael J. Arlen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2014)

Back in print, "a wry and moving . . . rare and minute accounting of growing up." (Time)

Exiles is the story of two glamorous peopleone, a beautiful aristocrat; the other, a self-made man, one of the most...


Bulletproof Vest

by Maria Venegas Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2014)

A New York Times Editors' Choice book

The haunting story of a daughter's struggle to confront her father's turbulent-and often violent-legacy

After a fourteen-year estrangement, Maria Venegas returns to Mexico...


Some Desperate Glory

by Max Egremont Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

The story of World War I, through the lives and words of its poets

The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars is in 2014. And while World War I devastated...


The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

by Martin Windrow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

The story of an odd couple-a British military historian and the Tawny Owl with whom he lived for fifteen years

Martin Windrow was a war historian with little experience with pets when he adopted an owl the size...