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Week of November 30, 2015

Releases for the week of November 30th include FACEOFF, an unprecedented collaboration edited by David Baldacci in which 23 of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters --- such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher and Lincoln Rhyme --- in an 11-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers; THE BODY SNATCHERS AFFAIR, book three in Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini's Carpenter and Quincannon historical mystery series set in 1890s San Francisco; and THE PRECIOUS ONE by Marisa de los Santos, a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances and the redemptive power of love.

December 2015

December's roundup of History titles includes Kim MacQuarrie's LIFE AND DEATH IN THE ANDES, which offers unique portraits of legendary characters along South America’s mountain spine, from Charles Darwin to the present day; CONQUERORS, in which Roger Crowley tells the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small, poor nation that enjoyed a century of maritime supremacy thanks to the daring and navigational skill of its explorers; Michael A. McDonnell's MASTERS OF EMPIRE, which reveals the pivotal role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America; and AGINCOURT, Sir Ranulph Fiennes' dynamic account of the Battle of Agincourt, which gives a unique perspective on one of the most significant battles in English history.

November 2014

November’s roundup of History titles includes NAPOLEON: A LIFE by Andrew Roberts, the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s 33,000 letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation; CHINA 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice, Richard Bernstein’s riveting account of the watershed moment in America’s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations; THE SPHINX: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II, in which Nicholas Wapshott recounts how an ambitious and resilient FDR devised and doggedly pursued a strategy to sway the American people to abandon isolationism and take up the mantle of the world's most powerful nation; and A ROYAL EXPERIMENT: The Private Life of King George III, Janice Hadlow’s surprising, dramatic and ultimately heartbreaking account of King George III’s radical pursuit of happiness in his private life with Queen Charlotte and their 15 children.