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Enter for a chance to win I KISS YOUR HANDS MANY TIMES by Marianne Szegedy-Maszák

Enter for a chance to win I KISS YOUR HANDS MANY TIMES by Marianne Szegedy-Maszák

“This family memoir is everything you could wish for in the genre: the story of a fascinating family that illuminates the historical time it lived through. . . . Informative and fascinating in every way, [I Kiss Your Hands Many Times] is a great introduction to World War II Hungary and a moving tale of [...]

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Author Interview: Joseph Persico on ROOSEVELT’S CENTURIONS

Author Interview: Joseph Persico on ROOSEVELT’S CENTURIONS

“[A] sweeping, top-down account of 1939–45 from the point of view of FDR, his cabinet and his leading generals and admirals. . . . Long wars demand long books, but these are 550 pages of lively prose by a good writer who knows his subject.”—Kirkus Reviews
Random House interviews author Joseph E. Persico on ROOSEVELT’S CENTURIONS: [...]

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Enter for the chance to win an advanced copy of THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER by Jon Meacham

Enter for the chance to win an advanced copy of THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER by Jon Meacham

“This is possibly the best single-volume biography of Jefferson ever written.” -Gordon S. Wood
In this magnificent biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the bestsellers AMERICAN LION and FRANKLIN AND WINSTON, gives us an intimate portrait of Thomas Jefferson, the human being, the president, the politician, enabling us to understand Jefferson as never [...]

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An Excerpt from Amanda Bennett’s THE COST OF HOPE

An Excerpt from Amanda Bennett’s THE COST OF HOPE

“A beautiful, brave, funny, vexing, and tender love story—a fight against death to save a man who was larger than life . . . Hope turns out to be priceless, and enduring.”—Dominique Browning, author of Slow Love

When Wall Street Journal reporter Amanda Bennett meets the eccentric, infuriating, yet somehow irresistible Terence Bryan Foley while on [...]

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Jon Meacham in conversation with David Brooks at BEA

Jon Meacham in conversation with David Brooks at BEA

“This is probably the best single-volume biography of Jefferson ever written; it is certainly the most readable.”
-Gordon Wood, author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution

“With thorough and up-to-date research, elegant writing, deep insight, and an open mind, he brings Jefferson, the most talented politician of his generation-and one of the most talented in our [...]

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Author and Editor discuss YOURS IN TRUTH, buzzed-about biography of Ben Bradlee

Author and Editor discuss YOURS IN TRUTH, buzzed-about biography of Ben Bradlee

Readers learned more about YOURS IN TRUTH, an intimate portrait of Ben Bradlee, the legendary former executive editor of The Washington Post during a Twitter chat with author Jeff Himmelman and his Random House editor.
Granted unprecedented access to Ben Bradlee and his colleagues, friends and private files,  Himmelman drew on never-before-seen internal Post [...]

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Enter to win an advance copy of Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie

Enter to win an advance copy of Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie

Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography.

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An All-American Hero, Back in the Spotlight

An All-American Hero, Back in the Spotlight

Stan Musial was a 20-time All-Star, 3-time World Series champion, first-ballot Hall of Famer with 3,630 career hits, and held 17 major league records when he retired after the 1963 season.

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