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Love and Capital

Love and Capital

Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, Love and Capital reveals the rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death.

Drawing upon previously unpublished material, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel tells the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. Through it, we see Karl as never before: a devoted father and husband, a prankster who loved a party, a dreadful procrastinator, freeloader, and man of wild enthusiasms — one of which would almost destroy his marriage. Through years of desperate struggle, Jenny's love for Karl would be tested again and again as she waited for him to finish his masterpiece, Capital.

An epic narrative that stretches over decades to recount Karl and Jenny's story against the backdrop of Europe's Nineteenth Century, Love and Capital is a surprising and magisterial account of romance and revolution — and of one of the great love stories of all time.
Radicals for Capitalism

Radicals for Capitalism

On Wall Street, in the culture of high tech, in American government: Libertarianism — the simple but radical idea that the only purpose of government is to protect its citizens and their property against direct violence and threat — has become an extremely influential strain of thought. But while many books talk about libertarian ideas, none until now has explored the history of this uniquely American movement — where and who it came from, how it evolved, and what impact it has had on our country.

In this revelatory book, based on original research and interviews with more than 100 key sources, Brian Doherty traces the evolution of the movement through the unconventional life stories of its most influential leaders — Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, and Milton Friedman — and through the personal battles, character flaws, love affairs, and historical events that altered its course. And by doing so, he provides a fascinating new perspective on American history — from the New Deal through the culture wars of the 1960s to today’s most divisive political issues. Neither an expos’ nor a political polemic, this entertaining historical narrative will enlighten anyone interested in American politics.
Showdown

Showdown

From the acclaimed author of the “New York Times” bestseller “Adored” comes a wickedly entertaining tale of love, seduction, and blinding ambition, set in the most glamorous horse racing capital of the world.
The Turk Who Loved Apples

The Turk Who Loved Apples

While writing his celebrated Frugal Traveler column for the New York Times, Matt Gross began to feel hemmed in by its focus on what he thought of as “traveling on the cheap at all costs.” When his editor offered him the opportunity to do something less structured, the Getting Lost series was born, and Gross began a more immersive form of travel that allowed him to “lose his way all over the globe”—from developing-world megalopolises to venerable European capitals, from American sprawl to Asian archipelagos. And that's what the never-before-published material in The Turk Who Loved Apples is all about: breaking free of the constraints of modern travel and letting the place itself guide you. It's a variety of travel you'll love to experience vicariously through Matt Gross—and maybe even be inspired to try for yourself.
The I Love Lucy Cookbook

The I Love Lucy Cookbook

Learn to feast like Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel and entertain in retro style with this collection of craveable classic recipes inspired by one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Recipes include:
  • Cuban dishes such as Ricky Ricardo’s Arroz con Pollo and Tropicana nightclub favorites
  • Chocolate treats and other sweet delicacies inspired by Kramer’s Kandy Kitchen
  • Mid-century Hollywood’s finest fare, from episodes set in the sunny film capital
  • Classic dishes from season three’s “The Diner”
  • “Pioneer Women” Fresh-Baked Bread (easy on the yeast!)
  • Classic cocktails to toast life’s big events — plus a recipe for Vitameatavegamin, so you can spoon your way to health!

The I Love Lucy Cookbook
brings to scrumptious life food featured on the show, as well as tantalizing dishes inspired by classic episodes such as “Lucy’s Italian Movie,” “Job Switching,” and “Paris at Last.” Filled with photos and illustrations, the book is also an exuberant celebration of an era and unforgettable television moments.
Memories of Midnight

Memories of Midnight

In THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, they played the ultimate game of love, lust, and death.

Now, in MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT, the survivors meet to play one last time…

Shadowed by tragedy and burdened by amnesia, a beautiful woman desperately tries to return to reality. She is Catherine Douglas, destined to once again challenge the cruel, charismatic power of Constantin Demiris, the Greek shipping tycoon who murdered Catherine’s husband. Now, in the glittering capitals and carefree playgrounds of post-war Europe, Demiris sets his deadly sights on Catherine — and the single, treacherous secret whose shattering truth is known to her alone…
Shock Value

Shock Value

by John Waters Foreword by Simon Doonan
To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it’s like getting a standing ovation. Thus begins John Waters’s autobiography. And what a story it is. Opening with his upbringing in Baltimore (“Charm City” as dubbed by the tourist board; the “hairdo capital of the world” as dubbed by Waters), it covers his friendship with his muse and leading lady, Divine, detailed accounts of how Waters made his first movies, stories of the circle of friends/actors he used in these films, and finally the “sort-of fame” he achieves in America. Complementing the text are dozens of fabulous old photographs of Waters and crew. Here is a true love letter from a legendary filmmaker to his friends, family, and fans.
Conspirator

Conspirator

Helen Rappaport’s Conspirator is a vivid account of Vladimir I. Lenin’s years of exile in Europe, showing that this often-overlooked period shaped the life of one of the 20th century’s most important figures. In the years leading up to the Russian Revolution, Lenin traveled between the capital cities of Europe, developing a complex network of collaborators and co-conspirators that would play a significant role in the struggle to come. Rappaport sheds a rare light onto Lenin’s early life, describing his relationship with his wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya, and his extraordinary and unexpected love affair with beautiful activist Inessa Armand. In a riveting narrative, Conspirator describes the courage and the comedy, the setbacks, schisms and disappointments, the extreme persistence and the ruthless dedication that carried Lenin and his colleagues along the inexorable path to the Russian Revolution.
All the Gold Stars

All the Gold Stars

From journalist and author of An Ordinary Age, an examination, dismantling, and reconstruction of ambition, where burnout is the symptom of our holiest sin: the lonely way we strive.

Ambition—the want, the hunger, the need to achieve—is woven into America’s fabric from the first colonization to capitalism. From our first gold star assignment to acceptance at the “right” college to hustle and grinding our lives, we celebrate our drive, even as we gatekeep who is permitted to strive–and how visibly. Even as we burn out. When we can’t even. When we know: work won’t love us back.

All the Gold Stars looks at how the cultural, personal, and societal expectations around ambition are driving the burnout epidemic by funneling our worth into productivity, limiting our imaginations, and pushing us further apart. Through the devastating personal narrative of her own ambition crisis, Stauffer discovers the common factors driving us all, peeling back layers of family expectations, capitalism, and self-esteem that dangerously tie up our worth in our output. Interviews with students, parents, workers, psychologists, labor organizers, and more offer a new definition of ambition and the tools to reframe our lives around true success. All the Gold Stars provides ways for us to reject our current reality and reconceive ambition as more collective, imaginative, and rooted in caring for ourselves and each other.
The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich (A Graphic Novel)

The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich (A Graphic Novel)

A funny, heartfelt YA romance about finding love—and lots of grilled cheese sandwiches—in the place you least expect it, from rising talent Deya Muniz.

Lady Camembert wants to live life on her own terms, without marriage. Well, without marrying a man, that is. But the law of the land is that women cannot inherit. So when her father passes away, she does the only thing she can: She disguises herself as a man and moves to the capital city of the Kingdom of Fromage to start over as Count Camembert.
 
But it’s hard to keep a low profile when the beautiful Princess Brie, with her fierce activism and great sense of fashion, catches her attention. Camembert can’t resist getting to know the princess, but as the two grow closer, will she able to keep her secret?
 
A romantic comedy about mistaken identity, true love, and lots of grilled cheese.
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