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The Patriarch

• <b>Author:</b> David Nasaw<p><b>2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist<br>New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012</b><p><b>“Riveting…The Patriarch is a book hard to put down.” – Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review</b><p>In this magisterial new work <i>The Patriarch</i>, the celebrated historian David Nasaw tells the full story of …

Cleopatra

• <b>Author:</b> Stacy Schiff<p>The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.<p>Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was …

The Last Lion

• <b>Author:</b> William Manchester & Paul Reid<p>Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid …

Bolivar

• <b>Author:</b> Marie Arana<p>It is astonishing that Simón Bolívar, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States. He freed six countries from Spanish rule, traveled more than 75,000 miles on horseback to do so, and became the greatest figure in Latin American history. His …

Einstein

• <b>Author:</b> Walter Isaacson<p>By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers <i>Benjamin Franklin</i> and <i>Steve Jobs</i>, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.<p>How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his …