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The Excruciating History of Dentistry

by James Wynbrandt St. Martin's Press (January 27, 2015)

For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose...


Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south...


Ghosts

by Roger Clarke St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

"Roger Clarke tells this [the story that inspired Henry James' The Turn of the Screw] and many other gloriously weird stories with real verve, and also a kind of narrative...


Distory

by Robert Schnakenberg St. Martin's Press (January 14, 2014)

Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults is a hilarious collection of insulting historical quotations in the vein of The Portable Curmudgeon that will have history buffs and readers of humor books in stitches....


The Baby Chase

by Leslie Morgan Steiner St. Martin's Press (November 05, 2013)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love comes a riveting new narrative about surrogate pregnancy from both sides of the equation—the parents and the gestational carrier.

Once considered a desperate,...


Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I

by Peter Ackroyd St. Martin's Press (October 08, 2013)

Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his The History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry...


Lincoln Dreamt He Died

by Andrew Burstein St. Martin's Press (May 28, 2013)

Before Sigmund Freud made dreams the cornerstone of understanding an individual's inner life, Americans shared their dreams unabashedly with one another through letters, diaries, and casual conversation. In...


Life Below Stairs

by Alison Maloney St. Martin's Press (December 24, 2012)

UPSTAIRS, an Edwardian home would have been a picture of elegance and calm, adorned with social gatherings and extravagantly envisioned dinner parties.

DOWNSTAIRS, it was a hive of domestic activity, supported...


Showdown at Shepherd's Bush

by David Davis St. Martin's Press (June 19, 2012)

The epic clash of an Irish-American, Italian, and Onondaga-Canadian that jump-started the first marathon mania and heralded the modern age in sports

The eyes of the world watched as three runners—dirt poor...


The Authentic Animal

by Dave Madden St. Martin's Press (August 02, 2011)

Why would someone want to create or own the mounted skin of a dead animal? That's the question Dave Madden explores in The Authentic Animal. Madden starts his journey with the life story of Carl Akeley, the...


The League of Wives

by Heath Hardage Lee St. Martin's Press (April 02, 2019)

"With astonishing verve, The League of Wives persisted to speak truth to power to bring their POW/MIA husbands home from Vietnam. And with astonishing verve, Heath Hardage Lee has chronicled their little-known...


Christmas

by Judith Flanders St. Martin's Press (October 24, 2017)

A critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author explores the Christmas holiday, from the original festival through present day traditions.

Christmas has always been a magical time. Or has it? Thirty...


The Lowells of Massachusetts

by Nina Sankovitch St. Martin's Press (April 11, 2017)

The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the 1600s, revolutionaries creating a new nation in the 1700s, merchants and manufacturers building prosperity in...


Service and Style

by Jan Whitaker St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Downtown department stores were once the heart and soul of America's pulsing Broadways and Main Streets. With names such as City of Paris, Penn Traffic, The Maze, Maison Blanche, or The Popular, they suggested...


When the Rivers Ran Red

by Vivienne Sosnowski St. Martin's Press (June 09, 2009)

Today, millions of people around the world enjoy California's legendary wines, unaware that 90 years ago the families who made these wines--and in many cases still do – turned to struggle and subterfuge to...


Our Family Dreams

by Daniel Blake Smith St. Martin's Press (August 02, 2016)

In the early years after the Revolution, Americans were on the move, seeking to establish a new way of life. And, more than the church or the school or the courthouse, it was the family that nurtured the American...


The New American Judaism

by Rabbi Dr. Arthur Blecher St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2007)

Popular Washington, D.C. rabbi and psychotherapist Arthur Blecher believes that the American Jewish community is actually flourishing amidst fears of dying out. He shows us that intermarriage strengthens Judaism--a...


Courtesans & Fishcakes

by James Davidson St. Martin's Press (March 03, 2015)

The lifestyle of the classical Greeks often seems disappointingly modest when compared to those of other legendary civilizations. Where are the marble floors, the pillared halls, the gilden rooms? Even the Athenians,...


The Dead Travel Fast

by Eric Nuzum St. Martin's Press (September 18, 2007)

The undead are everywhere. They're not just in movies and books, but in commercials, fetish clubs, and even in your breakfast cereal. Bloodsuckers have become some of the most recognizable bad guys in the modern...


The Devil of Great Island

by Emerson W. Baker St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2007)

In 1682, ten years before the infamous Salem witch trials, the town of Great Island, New Hampshire, was plagued by mysterious events: strange, demonic noises; unexplainable movement of objects; and hundreds...


London's Sinful Secret

by Dan Cruickshank St. Martin's Press (November 23, 2010)

Georgian London evokes images of elegant mannered buildings, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife and houses of ill repute widespread in a sex trade that employed thousands.

In London's Sinful...


Home to Roost

by Bob Sheasley St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2008)

Each day, Bob Sheasley leaves Lilyfield Farm and heads into the city. And each day, he brings along a basket of eggs for his coworkers at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Depending on the breed of hen, these eggs...


Flow

by Elissa Stein & Susan Kim St. Martin's Press (November 10, 2009)

In this hip, hilarious and truly eye-opening cultural history, menstruation is talked about as never before. Flow spans its fascinating, occasionally wacky and sometimes downright scary story: from mikvahs (ritual...


Execution

by Geoffrey Abbott St. Martin's Press (April 04, 2006)

In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as "gone west" or "drawn a blank," as well as...


The Guest List

by Ethan Mordden St. Martin's Press (September 28, 2010)

From the 1920s to the early 1960s, Manhattan was America's beacon of sophistication. From the theatres of Broadway to the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel to tables at the Stork Club, intelligence and wit were the...


The Holocaust Is Over; We Must Rise From its Ashes

by Avraham Burg St. Martin's Press (January 05, 2016)

Modern-day Israel, and the Jewish community, are strongly influenced by the memory and horrors of Hitler and the Holocaust. Burg argues that the Jewish nation has been traumatized and has lost the ability to...


Women of Valor

by Ellen Hampton St. Martin's Press (May 19, 2015)

Women of Valor tells the extraordinary story of the Rochambelles, the only women's unit to serve on the front lines of World War II. Some of them had been proper young ladies stranded abroad by the German invasion...