The Foundling

London, 1754 Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London s Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known Dreading the worst that Clara has died in care the last thing she expects to hear is that her daughter has already been reclaimed

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

Pulitzer Prizewinning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American storythe settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country As part of

The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire

The story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country In August 1765, the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through


An amazing achievement A compulsively readable novel, so canny and weird and surfeited with the reality of human capacity and ingenuity that I am stymied for comparison Dickens and David Lynch Defoe meets Margaret Atwood Judge for yourself Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling


Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the