A Royal Mystery

The Wicked Queen: The Origins of the Myth of Marie-Antoinette

by Chantal Thomas, translated from the French by Julie Rose

Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France

by Evelyne Lever, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson

Back to the Future

The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites

by Elizabeth Prettejohn

Cri de Coeur

Book Business: Publishing Past Present and Future

by Jason Epstein

Life Among the Anthros

Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon

by Patrick Tierney

The Truth About Tiananmen

“The man who tells the truth about what really happened in Beijing will rule China.”

The Tiananmen Papers

compiled by Zhang Liang, edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link, and with an afterword by Orville Schell

Caught in the Curve

Hooking Up

by Tom Wolfe

The Land of Accidents

White Teeth

by Zadie Smith

Not Quite All That Jazz


by Ken Burns

Jazz: A History of America's Music

by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz 1954–2000

by Whitney Balliett

The Double Life of W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919–1963

by David Levering Lewis

Joyce in Bloom

La nostra bella Trieste! I have often said that angrily but tonight I feel it true. I long to see the lights twinkling along the riva as the train passes [the castle of] Miramar. After all, Nora, it is the city which has sheltered us.”

The Years of Bloom: James Joyce in Trieste, 1904–1920

by John McCourt

The First American Epic

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

edited by Gary E. Moulton

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