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Sweet and Low

by Rich Cohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 20, 2007)

Sweet and Low is the amazing, bittersweet, hilarious story of an American family and its patriarch, a short-order cook named Ben Eisenstadt who, in the years after World War II, invented the sugar packet and...

The Age of Great Dreams

by David Farber Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 1994)

In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study,...

Red Cloud at Dawn

by Michael D. Gordin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2009)

On August 29, 1949, the first Soviet test bomb, dubbed First Lightning, exploded in the deserts of Kazakhstan. The startling event was not simply a technical experiment that confirmed the ability of the Soviet...

Our Times

by A. N. Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 04, 2011)

When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, many proclaimed the start of a new Elizabethan Age. Few had any inkling, however, of the stupendous changes that would occur over the next fifty years, both in Britain...

The Unnamable Present

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 09, 2019)

A decisive key to help grasp some of the essential points of what is happening around us.

The ninth part of Roberto Calasso’s work in progress, The Unnamable Present, is closely connected with themes of the...

Bright Young People

by D. J. Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 06, 2009)

Before the media circus of Britney, Paris, and our modern obsession with celebrity, there were the Bright Young People, a voraciously pleasure-seeking band of bohemian party-givers and blue-blooded socialites...

After the Victorians

by A. N. Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 05, 2015)

The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in vivid detail, Britain's rise to world dominance, a tale of how one small island nation came to be the mightiest, richest country on earth, reigning over...

The Devil and Mr. Casement

by Jordan Goodman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 16, 2010)


In September 1910, the activist Roger Casement arrived in the Amazon jungle on a mission for the British government: to investigate reports...