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Barefoot to Billionaire: Reflections on a Life's Work and a Promise to Cure Cancer
Jon Huntsman Sr.

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Billionaire entrepreneur, distinguished public servant, and father of a former governor and presidential candidate, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. has been very fortunate in life. The company he founded in 1970, the Huntsman Corporation, is now one of the largest petrochemical manufacturers in the world, employing more than 12,000 people and generating over $10 billion in revenue each year. Success in business, though, has always been a means to an ...


Breakfast at Sotheby's: An A-Z of the Art World
Philip Hook

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1) Do I like it? and 2) Who’s it by? When you stand in front of a work of art in an auction room or dealer’s gallery, you ask these two questions followed by others: How much is it worth? How much will it be worth in five or ten years’ time? And what will people think of me if they see it hanging on my wall?   ...


The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War
Vernon Benjamin

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Sailing down the river that would later bear his captain’s name, explorer Robert Juet described the Hudson River Valley in 1609 as a “drowned land” submerged by a “great lake of water.” Over the next two centuries, this drowned landscape would be the site of a truly historic flowering of art, literature, architecture, innovation, and revolutionary fervor—drawing comparisons to another fertile cultural haven built around a might mighty ...


Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel
Daryl Easlea

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Peter Brian Gabriel may have started out as a high profile rock performer with a penchant for theatrical costumes, but he was never going to age in the traditional rock manner. Neither becoming a parody of his past self nor endlessly seeking self-consciously new images, instead he took his creativeness and perfectionism into fresh fields.    Throughout his career, Gabriel has been a pioneer in the music industry, pushing pop music to ...


The Soul of Discretion: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery (Chief Superintendent Simon ...
Susan Hill

Overlook Hardcover, 2015

In the eighth of the successful Simon Serrailler series, the Chief Superintendent is faced with worse crimes than ever, and the town of Lafferton is left reeling   Susan Hill—the Man Booker Prize nominee and winner of the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards—returns with a gripping new novel, the latest chapter in one of the most acclaimed mystery series of our time. ...


War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War
William Philpott

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

The Great War of 1914–1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world’s great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war. Drawing on the experience of ...


Operation Sea Lion
Leo McKinstry

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

In the summer of 1940, the Nazi war machine was at its zenith. France, Denmark, Norway and the Low Countries were all under occupation. Only Britain stood in the way of the complete triumph, and Hitler planned a two-pronged offensive—a blistering aerial bombardment followed by a land invasion—to subdue his final enemy. But for the first time in the war, Hitler did not prevail. As Leo McKinstry details in this fascinating new history, the ...


Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & Rumors
Zoë Howe

Overlook Hardcover, 2015

The New biography of “the Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” ( Rolling Stone )   Lyrical visionary, enduring style icon, and one indispensable fifth of post-Peter Green megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognizable figures in rock ’n’ roll history—very much Fleetwood Mac’s “Queen Bee,” as Mick Fleetwood himself described her. With gold and qua­druple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie ...


The Roman Guide to Slave Management: A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx
Jerry Toner

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before him, owns countless slaves. Having spent most of his life managing his servants—many of them prisoners from Rome’s military conquests—he decided to write a kind of owner’s manual for his friends and countrymen. The result, ...


Missing Reels
Farran Smith Nehme

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

The utterly winning, wholly delightful, totally cinematic debut novel of young love, old movies, and an epic search for a long-lost silent film New York in the late 1980s. Ceinwen Reilly has just moved from Yazoo City, Mississippi, and she’s never going back, minimum wage job (vintage store salesgirl) and shabby apartment (Avenue C walkup) be damned. Who cares about earthly matters when Ceinwen can spend her days and her nights at ...


Waiting for the Electricity: A Novel
Christina Nichol

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

An exciting and hilarious debut novel: a remarkable picaresque set in post-Soviet Georgia—land of corruption, love, and power shortages In the republic of Georgia, the Communists are long gone, replaced by . . . well, by what? Something much more confusing. There are no jobs in the cities. And when there are jobs, employees aren’t compensated. And when they are compensated, it’s because the jobs are . . . not strictly scrupulous. In ...


Q is for Quinoa: A Modern Parent's ABC
Joel Rickett

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

A is for Apple , B is for Bear , C is for Cat . . . Z is for zzzzzz . This is 2014, and your ABC book, no matter how charming, just doesn’t reflect the busy lives of today’s toddlers. Far more useful, then, to learn that A is for Allergy , B is for Babyccino , and C is for Controlled Crying .   All the pain and joy of modern parenting is packed into this beautifully designed, very funny little book. Perfect for ...


George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door
Graeme Thomson

Overlook Hardcover, 2015

  The definitive new biography of the most enigmatic Beatle    As a Beatle, Harrison underwent a bewilderingly compressed early adulthood, buffeted by unprecedented levels of fame and success. The notoriously shy performer mostly ceded the spotlight to his more flamboyant bandmates John, Paul, and Ringo, but after the band’s breakup, Harrison charted a new path all his own. In this elegant, in-depth biography, renowned ...


Louder and Funnier
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2015

P. G. Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writers of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into more than thirty languages. Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master’s work ever published—beautifully designed and faithful to the original.  This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the latest ...


Ferran Adria and elBulli: The Art, The Philosophy, The Gastronomy
Jean-Paul Jouary

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Catalan chef Ferran Adrià is one of the most lauded culinary masters on the planet, and his three Michelin-star restaurant, elBulli, was consistently rated as the best in the world. In July 2011, Adrià closed elBulli in order to revolutionize not the art of cooking, but his art of cooking, with plans to open a creativity center for chefs and launch LaBullipedia—“a Western haute cuisine Wikipedia.” Has the art of cooking become a high ...


Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics
Gary Smith

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Did you know that baseball players whose names begin with the letter “D” are more likely to die young? Or that Asian Americans are most susceptible to heart attacks on the fourth day of the month? Or that drinking a full pot of coffee every morning will add years to your life, but one cup a day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer? All of these “facts” have been argued with a straight face by credentialed researchers and backed up with ...


The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of Modern China
Julia Lovell

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

In October 1839, a cabinet meeting in Windsor voted to fight Britain’s first Opium War with China. The conflict turned out to be rich in tragicomedy: in bureaucratic fumblings, military missteps, political opportunism and collaboration. Yet over the past 170 years, this strange tale of misunderstanding, incompetence and compromise has become the founding myth of modern Chinese nationalism: the start of China’s heroic struggle against a ...


The Prince and Betty
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2015

P. G. Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writers of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into more than thirty languages. Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master’s work ever published—beautifully designed and faithful to the original.  This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the ...


Carry On, Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel)
P. G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2003

A full cast of Wodehouse creations—including tyrannical relatives, beastly acquaintances, demon children, and literary fatheads—return for further near catastrophes and sparkling comedy A Gentleman of Leisure is a comic novel dedicated to Douglas Fairbanks—who starred in the film version—and concerns a young man, his love life, and a burglary. Famiiliar Wodehouse characters from both sides of the ocean make appearances. Meanwhile, in ...


The Russian Heritage Cookbook: A Culinary Heritage Preserved in 360 Authentic Recipes
Lynn Visson

Overlook Hardcover, 2009

Alongside the splendors of tsarist Russia-its art, architecture, and literature-sits its cuisine, a marvelous, little-known part of Russian heritage. Based on favorite family recipes, collected by the author from the private collections of the old Russian émigré community of New York City, The Complete Russian Cookbook represents the restoration of an entire culinary heritage, which previously existed only in memory. Most Americans have ...



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