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New Releases for May 24th, 2011

24 May 2011

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough

The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring--and until now, untold--story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans embarked on a greater journey in the City of Light. Most had never left home, never experienced a different culture. None had any guarantee of success. That they achieved so much for themselves and their country profoundly altered American history.





2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks

Comedian and filmmaker Brooks welcomes the reader to the year 2030 in his smart and surprisingly serious debut. Cancer has been cured, global warming is an acknowledged reality, people have robot companions, and the president is a Jew -- and oy vey does he have his hands full with an earthquake-leveled Los Angeles and a growing movement by the young to exterminate the elderly.



A Perfect Waiter by Alain Claude Sulzer

What would you do if the lover you spurned 30 years ago and hadn't heard from since suddenly sent a letter demanding your help, even insisting that you plead his case before the very man who stole him from you? This is the dilemma facing Erneste, who has spent those intervening decades holed up in the remote Swiss resort town in which he lost his love, consoling (or punishing) himself by becoming the kind of waiter so perfect you barely notice he's there. In his first novel to be published in English, Sulzer creates a refined, operatic atmosphere in which Erneste's past and present mingle like air and fog.




Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin by Frank Bailey

A former member of Sarah Palin's inner circle has written the scathing tell-all, saying Palin was ready to quit as governor months before she actually resigned and was eager to leave office when more lucrative opportunities came around.



New in Paperback:

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron *(Soon to be a Major Motion Picture!) *

F in Exams and Earl Swift's new book The Big Roads

18 May 2011

Now in stock at Prince Books are two titles of interest: F in Exams and The Big Roads.


Earl Swift is a Virginia-based journalist and has been a Fulbright fellow, PEN finalist and five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and has earned a reputation for powerful narrative and scrupulous reporting. His previous books include The Tangierman's Lament, Journey on the James, and Where They Lay. Swift writes for the Virginia-Pilot and lives in Norfolk.

A man-made wonder, a connective network, an economic force, a bringer of blight and sprawl and the possibility of escape--the U.S. interstate highway system changed the face of a continent. The Big Roads charts the creation of these landmark American roads. From the millionaire speed demon who organized the first primitive network of cross-country motor roads, to the cadre of largely forgotten engineers who conceived of the interstates and how they'd work--years before Dwight Eisenhower knew the plans existed--to the protests that erupted when the concrete juggernaut reached the cities--and thousands of people unwilling to be uprooted in the name of progress--The Big Roads follows a winding, fascinating route through twentieth-century American life.


F in Exams has just been flying off the shelves since we first got it in stock. It makes a perfect gift for teachers, students, and graduates, but is sure to tickle the funny bone of anyone who's ever faced an unknown final test or pop quiz answer. F in Exams collects some of the most hilarious and totally wrong answers from real students.  

Signed First Editions of Oceana by Ted Danson with Michael D'Orso

14 May 2011


 Now for a limited time at Prince Books we have first editions of Oceana signed by the authors, actor Ted Danson and Michael D'Orso. These autographed copies are limited, so get your copy today!


 In Oceana, actor Ted Danson describes his other 20-year career as an ocean activist and shares the often frightening yet hopeful news about the crisis in our oceans. Ted's journey began when he joined a local protest in the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood. Today, Ted is a leading spokesperson on international ocean issues and a board member of Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused solely on ocean conservation.

Combining vivid, personal prose with an array of stunning graphics, charts, and photographs, Oceana powerfully illustrates the impending crises and offers solutions that may allow us to avert them, showing readers the specific courses of action they can take to become active and responsible stewards of our planet's most precious resource-its oceans.