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The Most Dangerous Book

How the novel often called the greatest of all time nearly failed to see the light of day.

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In the Wolf's Mouth

The Allies move from North Africa to encounter the Sicilian Mafia.

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Euphoria

A vivid new novel, born from the true story of Margaret Mead's loves and losses in New Guinea.

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Letters of Note

The Internet may have killed the letter as a literary form, but this collection provides a brilliant elegy.

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Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

The New Yorker cartoonist confronts the inevitable in this graphic memoir.

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The Cairo Affair

As the Arab Spring catches fire, a murdered diplomat's widow looks for answers amid the chaos.

 

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Free Falling, As If in a Dream

The culmination of a trilogy spins a complex fictional intrigue around one of history's great unsolved crimes.

 

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An Officer and a Spy

The author of Fatherland and Pompeii sets his time machine for the Paris of the Dreyfus Affair.

 

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Flight by Elephant

A true story of escape and survival in World War II Burma is also a tale of pachyderm heroism.

 

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Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

This history of an element's grip on human imagination -- and the  devastating consequences of that fascination.

 

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Death of the Black-Haired Girl

An ominously mysterious murder in a college town leads a professor into a psychic abyss.

 

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Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

The author of Gulliver's Travels was a wit, a ladies' man, a champion of the oppressed -- and a mystery.

 

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One Summer: America, 1927

Sacco and Vanzetti, the Great Flood, Lindbergh, and the Bambino -- a snapshot of America in one tumultuous year.

 

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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

A new biography fills in the gaps in the life of one of the twentieth century's most beloved memoirists and travel writers.

 

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The Lowland

Two brothers of Calcutta take divergent paths in a tale of 1960s rebellion.

 

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