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The Fine Art of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals

TIFFANIE TURNER · Watson-Guptill
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring, practical and gorgeous guide to crafting the most realistic and artful paper flowers for arrangements, art, décor, wearables and more, from San Francisco botanical artist Tiffanie Turner. The Fine Art of Paper Flowers is an elevated art and craft guide that features complete...
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Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Roz Chast · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast's new graphic memoir--a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it.For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?)...
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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

WILLIAM TAUBMAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 852
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the transformational world leader by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev.When Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, the USSR was one of the world's two superpowers. By 1989, his liberal policies of perestroika and glasnost...
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Grant

RON CHERNOW · Penguin Press
Pages: 1104
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman,...
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The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Told

Tom McCarthy · Lyons Press
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Heroism and valor in the sky! * A new title in the relaunch of our successful Greatest Stories Ever Told franchise.* Air combat has captured the imaginations of people since the fighter plane was first introduced during WWI. * Stories of aces such as Eddy Rickenbacker and Captain Baron...
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Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains

Tieghan Gerard · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Whether you need to get dinner on the table for your family tonight or are planning your next get-together with friends, Half Baked Harvest Cookbook has your new favorite recipe.Tieghan Gerard grew up in the Colorado mountains as one of seven children. When her dad took too long to make...
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Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

SCOTT EYMAN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Scott Eyman tells the story of the remarkable friendship of two Hollywood legends who, though different in many ways, maintained a close friendship that endured all of life's twists and turns.Henry Fonda and James Stewart were two of the biggest stars in Hollywood...
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Henry David Thoreau: A Life

Laura Dassow Walls · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

"Walden. Yesterday I came here to live." That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt to "live deliberately" in a small woods at the edge...
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History of the Russian Revolution

LEON TROTSKY · Haymarket Books
Pages: 1040
Format: Hardcover

Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, this book offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book, released to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, reveals, from...
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Hollywood's Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles

Laura B Rosenzweig · NYU Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Tells the remarkable story of the Jewish moguls in Hollywood who established the first anti-Nazi Jewish resistance organization in the country in the 1930s
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How Lovely the Ruins: Inspirational Poems and Words for Difficult Times

SPIEGEL & GRAU. · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A wide-ranging collection of inspirational poetry and prose offers readers solace, perspective, and the courage to persevere in the years ahead.In times of personal hardship or collective anxiety, words have the power to provide comfort, meaning, and hope. The past year has seen a resurgence...
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How the Right Lost Its Mind

CHARLES J SYKES · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Once at the center of the American conservative movement, bestselling author and radio host Charles Sykes is a fierce opponent of Donald Trump and the right-wing media that enabled his rise.In How the Right Lost Its Mind, Sykes presents an impassioned, regretful, and deeply thoughtful account...
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Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED!

LISA LILLIEN · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Lisa Lillien has sold millions of books by serving up clever and deliciously easy recipes with low calorie counts, huge portions, and easy-to-find ingredients that are good for you. With eleven New York Times bestsellers under her belt, Lisa is taking things to the next level with Hungry...
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I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

MATT TAIBBI · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police - from the bestselling author of The Divide "[A] searing exposé . . . What emerges from the author's superb reporting and vivid writing...
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I'll Have What She's Having: How Nora Ephron's Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy

ERIN CARLSON · Hachette Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A backstage look at the making of Nora Ephron's revered trilogy--When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle--which brought romantic comedies back to the fore, and an intimate portrait of the beloved writer/director who inspired a generation of Hollywood women, from...
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The Jewish Wedding Now

ANITA DIAMANT · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Newly revised and updated, the definitive guide to planning a Jewish wedding, written by bestselling novelist Anita Diamant - author of The Red Tent and The Boston Girl - and one of the most respected writers of guides to contemporary Jewish life.This complete, easy-to-use guide explains...
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Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream

Sasha Abramsky · Nation Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Why does a disease that killed only a handful of Americans like ebola provoke panic, but the flu-which kills tens of thousands each year-is dismissed with a yawn? Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived...
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Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

"Majestic...Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize...Enthralling, masterful, and passionate." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A monumental tribute to a titanic figure." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)...
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Let Dogs Be Dogs: Understanding Canine Nature and Mastering the Art of Living with Your Dog

MONKS OF NEW SKETE · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners.No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated...
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Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian: 220 Foolproof Recipes That Make Every Meal a Party

Lidia Bastianich · Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The beloved TV chef offers the only cookbook you'll need to give any gathering--from a dinner for two to a wedding--a delectable, welcoming Italian flavor. No one throws a party like Lidia Bastianich! And now, in this delightful new cookbook, she gives us 220 fantastic recipes for entertaining...
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Logical Family: A Memoir

ARMISTEAD MAUPIN · Harper
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America's finest storytellers." - Neil Gaiman"I fell in love with Maupin's effervescent Tales of the City decades ago, and his genius turn at memoir is no less compelling. Logical Family...
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The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

Bill James · Scribner
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families...
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Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker: 110 Recipes for Flavorful, Foolproof Dishes

Martha Stewart · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Cook it slow, cook it smartLeave it to the experts at Martha Stewart to figure out the best ways to use this favorite appliance. The 110 recipes in this book make the most of the slow cooker's assets (low heat, hands-off cooking) , while also uncovering its hidden potential. Readers will...
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Myers Chang at Home: Recipes from the Beloved Boston Eatery

JOANNE CHANG · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From beloved chef and author Joanne Chang, the first cookbook from her acclaimed Boston restaurant, Myers+Chang Award-winning and beloved chef Joanne Chang of Boston's Flour bakery may be best known for her sticky buns, but that's far from the limit of her talents. When Chang married acclaimed...
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The Odyssey of Echo Company: The Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War

Doug Stanton · Scribner
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers - the harrowing and redemptive account of an American army platoon fighting for survival during the Vietnam War.On a single night, January 31, 1968, some 100,000 soldiers...
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One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported

E J JR DIONNE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

With Donald Trump's election we find ourselves at an existential moment in our republic's history. His campaign, victory, and first months in office, egregious in previously unimaginable ways, suggest a threat to the well-being of our country and the sustainability of our democracy. In One Nation...
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Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News

BOB SCHIEFFER · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 190
Format: Hardcover

We are in the midst of a communications revolution. We have access to more information than any people in history. But are we more informed or just overwhelmed by so much information we can't process? In Overload, legendary television journalist Bob Schieffer examines today's journalism...
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The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage

Jared Yates Sexton · Counterpoint
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On June 14, 2016, Jared Yates Sexton reported from a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the first journalists to attend these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom. Following...
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The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies, and Bars

America's Test Kitchen (Firm) · America's Test Kitchen
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

America's Test Kitchen aggregates many years of cookie baking knowledge, breaking down key steps and recipe techniques in this comprehensive cookbook that features recipes for any cookie you can dream up--from favorite cookie jar classics to new and unique cookies, brownies, bars, and candies...
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Philip Roth: Why Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960-2013

PHILIP ROTH · Library of America
Pages: 476
Format: Hardcover

America's most celebrated writer returns with a definitive edition of his essential statements on literature, his controversial novels, and the writing life, including including six pieces published here for the first time and many others newly revised.Throughout a unparalleled literary...
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Real Food Heals: Eat to Feel Younger and Stronger Every Day

Seamus Mullen · Avery
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Healthy cooking reinvented by top chef Seamus Mullen, with over 125 Paleo-inspired recipes designed to revitalize your health every day. In the high-end food world, "healthy cooking" has long been taboo. But as one of the only high-profile chefs today guided by the understanding...
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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

ANNE APPLEBAUM · Doubleday
Pages: 461
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes - the consequences of which still resonate todayIn 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization - in effect...
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Reinventing the entrepreneur : secrets to how technology has changed the world of business

Robert T Kiyosaki · Plata Publishing
Pages: 240

The future belongs to entrepreneurs and breakthroughs and innovations in technology has changed forever how the world does business. In this new book, Robert Kiyosaki teams up with young gun Anik Singal, founder of Lurn, a leader in the development of online educational programs for Internet...
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The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver Sacks,...
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Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

Donna M Lucey · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Sargent's Women has a distinct elegance and potency -- Lucey's writing propels you forward, straight to the heart of the story, along the vibrant ties that linked this fascinating artist to the women he made infamous." -- Christene Barberich, global editor-in-chief and cofounder,...
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The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale

James Atlas · Pantheon
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The biographer's autobiography: a funny, endearing tale of how writers' lives get documented, by the celebrated chronicler of Saul Bellow and Delmore Schwartz.The biographer - so often in the shadows, kibbitzing, casting doubt, proving facts - here comes to the stage. James Atlas takes...
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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

Juli Berwald · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems. Jellyfish are an enigma. They have no centralized brain, but they see and feel and react to their environment in complex ways. They...
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Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions

LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT. · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Forgive him, Father, for Stephen Colbert has sinned. He knew it was wrong at the time. But he went ahead and did it anyway. Now he's begging for forgiveness. Based on his popular segment from The Late Show, Stephen Colbert and his team of writers now reveal his most shameful secrets to millions...
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Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi

YOTAM OTTOLENGHI · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A collection of over 110 recipes for sweets, baked goods, and confections from superstar chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Yotam Ottolenghi is widely beloved in the food world for his beautiful, inspirational, and award-winning cookbooks, as well as his London delis and fine dining restaurant. And while...
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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

TED GENOWAYS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

Is there still a place for the farm in today's America?The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in York County,...
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Trump is F*cking Crazy:

Keith Olbermann · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Witty, acerbic, hard-hitting, and timely, Keith Olbermann's Donald Trump commentaries come adapted from his hit GQ series The Resistance. Since Donald Trump's presidential nomination, Keith Olbermann has emerged as one of the web's most popular anti-Trump screedists - each installment...
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Two Kinds of Truth

MICHAEL CONNELLY · Little
Pages: 402
Format: Hardcover

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world...
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Two Kinds of Truth

Michael Connelly · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Harry Bosch searches for the truth in the new thriller from #1 NYT bestselling author Michael ConnellyHarry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's...
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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

KATY TUR · Dey Street Books
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER"Compelling ... this book couldn't be more timely." - Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review FROM THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in JournalismCalled "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice"...
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Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Tom Hanks · Knopf
Pages: 405
Format: Hardcover

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves...
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What Happened

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 494
Format: Hardcover

"In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down." - Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What HappenedFor the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals...
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Venice: An Illustrated Miscellany

PHILIPPE SOLLERS · Flammarion
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Like an expert gondolier, eminent novelist Philippe Sollers guides the reader on an intimate journey through Venice, the city that has enchanted him for more than 50 years. Philippe Sollers is the perfect guide to the soul of Venice as he explores its rich cultural heritage: from Shakespeare's...
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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

Geoffrey C Ward · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty...
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We Were Eight Years in Power: A Journey Through the Obama Era

TA-NEHISI COATES · One World
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"* - including the election of Donald Trump."We were eight years in power" was the lament...
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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir

AMY TAN · Ecco
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AMY TAN, A MEMOIR ON HER LIFE AS A WRITER, HER CHILDHOOD, AND THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FICTION AND EMOTIONAL MEMORYIn Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan is at her most intimate...
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Why Poetry

Matthew Zapruder · Ecco
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry's accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew ZapruderIn Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry - and poetry alone - can do. Zapruder argues...
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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Matthew Walker PhD · Scribner
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert - Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab - reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.Sleep is one of the most...
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Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang, Americas Horse

DAVID PHILIPPS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's history of wild horses in America -- and an eye-opening story on their treatment in our time.Wild horses -- also known as mustangs -- live in a strange twilight. They are deeply American but not native; they are free-born symbols of liberty but tightly...
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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies

JASON FAGONE · Dey Street Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving...
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The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books

Marta McDowell · Timber Press
Pages: 390
Format: Hardcover

"For gardeners, botanists, and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book looks at the beloved Little House on the Prairie author's relationship to nature." - Publishers Weekly The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books springs from a life lived in partnership with the land,...
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World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

FRANKLIN FOER · Penguin Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled...
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The Written World: How Literature Shaped Civilization

MARTIN PUCHNER · Random House
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to Don Quixote and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world.
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You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump

ALEC BALDWIN · Penguin Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump's presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally "I have the best words, beautiful words, as everybody has been talking and talking about for a long time. Also? The best sentences...
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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success

Amy Morin · William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children.Do today's children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life's challenges in an increasingly...
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Adventures in Slow Cooking: 120 Slow Cooker Recipes for People Who Love Food

SARAH DIGREGORIO · William Morrow Cookbooks
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The James Beard-nominated food writer revamps the slow cooker for the modern home cook, providing ingenious ideas and more than 100 delicious recipes for maximizing this favorite time-saving kitchen appliance and making it easier than ever to use.Sarah DiGregorio shares the nostalgia most...
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Ali: A Life

JONATHAN EIG · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us himself) . Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth...
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The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943: The War in the West, Volume Two

James Holland · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

James Holland's The Rise of Germany, the first volume in his War in the West trilogy, was widely praised for Holland's impeccable research and narrative skills. With a wealth of characters from across the western theatre of World War II, Holland told a captivating story while calling on new research...
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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

MICHAEL KORDA · Liveright
Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life...
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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

Brian Kilmeade · Sentinel
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling...
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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

Brian Kilmeade · Random House Large Print
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling...
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Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change

Geoff Dembicki · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A declaration of independence, and a call for systemic change, from the generation that will be most impacted by climate change.If anyone doubted the potential political power of the Millennial generation, Bernie Sanders' campaign put it in the spotlight. Are We Screwed? makes clear that...
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Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

VAN JONES · Ballantine Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart - by the CNN political contributor and host hailed as "a star of the 2016 campaign" (The New York Times) who tries to "fight...
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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Garages 2nd Edition: Design, Build, Remodel & Maintain Your Garage - Includes 9 Complete Garage Plans

Cool Springs Press · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

If you are planning to build a new garage, this is the one-stop guide where you'll find several new and complete sets of building plans for garages of the most popular sizes and styles. If building a new garage is where you want to go, the BLACK+DECKER Complete Guide to Garages will show...
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

KAPKA KASSABOVA · Graywolf Press
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

"Remarkable: a book about borders that makes the reader feel sumptuously free." -- Peter PomerantsevIn this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border...
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Caroline: Little House, Revisited

SARAH MILLER · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In this novel authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before--Caroline...
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The Choice: Embrace the Possible

Edith Eger · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A powerful, moving memoir - and a practical guide to healing - written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.Edith Eger was sixteen years old when the Nazis...
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Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook

Alice Waters · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America's most influential restaurant. When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant"...
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Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

NELSON MANDELA · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela's memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk...
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The Diabetes Carbohydrate & Fat Gram Guide: Quick, Easy Meal Planning Using Carbohydrate and Fat Gram Counts

Lea Ann Holzmeister · American Diabetes Association
Pages: 736
Format: Paperback

The fifth edition of this all-time bestseller is back in a new edition - fully updated and with nearly 8,000 menu and food items! It includes complete nutrition information on everything from fruits and vegetables to fast food and prepackaged/frozen meals. Avoid inaccurate and crowd-sourced...
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The Dogist Puppies

Elias Weiss Friedman · Artisan
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Dogist Puppies, the follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Dogist, is a beautiful, funny, and endearing look at puppies. And with their sweet faces, soft bellies, and oversized paws, the puppies in The Dogist Puppies make this book even more irresistible than Friedman's first...
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Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process

JOHN MCPHEE · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacherDraft No. 4 is an elucidation of the writer's craft by a master practitioner. In a series of playful but expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined...
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100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. · Pantheon
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The first edition of Joel Augustus Rogers's now legendary 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, published in 1957, was billed as "A Negro 'Believe It or Not.'" Rogers's little book was priceless because he was delivering enlightenment and pride, steeped in historical...
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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

A J BAIME · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman's first four months in office, when this unlikely, small-town former farmer and haberdasher had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Heroes are often defined as ordinary...
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Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy

THOMAS MOORE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Moore is the renowned author of Care of the Soul, the classic #1 New York Times bestseller. In Ageless Soul, Moore reveals a fresh, optimistic, and rewarding path toward aging, one that need not be feared, but rather embraced and cherished. In Moore's view, aging is the process by which...
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Algebra I Workbook For Dummies with Algebra I For Dummies

MARY JANE STERLING · For Dummies
Pages: 696
Format: Paperback

This two-book bundle includes bestselling math titles Algebra I For Dummies and Algebra I Workbook For Dummies. The books work together to give students all of the supplemental instruction and practice they need to score high in their high school Algebra class. The Workbook comes with free...
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Astronomy For Dummies

STEPHEN P MARAN · For Dummies
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

Your updated guide to exploring the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color...
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At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York

Adam Gopnik · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like...
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Balancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at London's National Theatre

NICHOLAS HYTNER · Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning former director of London's National Theatre--this is a fascinating, candid, eloquent memoir about his career directing theater, producing films and opera, and working closely with some of the world's most celebrated actors. The list...
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Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

Deanne Stillman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West - Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull - told through their time in Cody's Wild West show in the 1880s.It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody - known across the land as Buffalo...
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A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism

Caroline Moorehead · Harper
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets delivers the next chapter in "The Resistance Quartet": the astonishing story of the aristocratic Italian family who stood up to Mussolini's fascism, and whose efforts helped define the path of Italy in the years...
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Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

Cullen Murphy · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut SchoolFor a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation's top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone's throw...
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Christmas: A Biography

JUDITH FLANDERS · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

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 years after the first recorded Christmas, the Pope was already warning that too many...
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The Comfort Food Diaries

Emily Nunn · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Elizabeth Gilbert and Ruth Reichl, former New Yorker editor Emily Nunn chronicles her journey to heal old wounds and find comfort in the face of loss through travel, home-cooked food, and the company of friends and family.One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved...
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Courage Is Contagious: To Michelle Obama, with Love

Nicholas Haramis (Editor) · Lenny
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A collection of never-before-published essays celebrating a First Lady whose impact will be felt for years to come, featuring a stunning array of acclaimed contributors Michelle Obama's legacy transcends categorization; her cultural imprint is as nuanced as it is indelible. She used her time...
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The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

MAYA JASANOFF · Penguin Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From one of America's most exciting historians, the astonishing life and times of Joseph Conrad, a visionary guide to the turbulent age of globalization Immigration, terrorism, the dangers of nationalism, the promise and peril of technological innovation: these forces shaped the life...
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Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

Annie Spence · Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Gen-X librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.Librarians spend their lives weeding. Not weeds, but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally and figuratively. They remove the ones...
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The Disappearance of Émile Zola: Love, Literature, and the Dreyfus Case

MICHAEL ROSEN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The incredible story of Émile Zola's escape to London in the aftermath of the scandalous Dreyfus Affair.It is the evening of July 18, 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Émile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter "J'accuse"...
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Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern

Wanda M Corn · Prestel
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

This book explores how Georgia O'Keeffe lived her life steeped in modernism, bringing the same style she developed in her art to her dress, her homes, and her lifestyle. Richly illustrated with images of her art and views of the two homes she designed and furnished in New Mexico, the book...
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Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites who Fought for Women's Right to Vote

Johanna Neuman · NYU Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

New York City's elite women who turned a feminist cause into a fashionable revolution In the early twentieth century over two hundred of New York's most glamorous socialites joined the suffrage movement. Their names - Astor, Belmont, Rockefeller, Tiffany, Vanderbilt, Whitney and the like...
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Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness

Marie Tourell Soderberg · Penguin UK
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Other books will tell you how to be hygge. This is the only book that will show you. Though we all know the feeling of hygge instinctively, few of us ever manage to capture it for more than a moment. Now Danish actress and hygge aficionado Marie Tourell Søderberg has traveled the length...
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Insight Guides: City Guide Venice

Insight Guides · Insight Guides
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Venice is one of the world's most magical and unique destinations, a city where life is lived on the water and getting lost is all part of the fun.Inside Insight City Guide Venice:A fully-overhauled edition by our expert Venice author.Stunning photography that brings this breathtaking city...
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Install Your Own Solar Panels: Designing and Installing a Photovoltaic System to Power Your Home

Joe Burdick · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

Labor and related costs account for more than half of the price of the average home solar installation. But homeowners can save thousands of dollars with this user-friendly manual, which follows the same process professional contractors use. Through detailed directions and step-by-step...
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It's my country too : women's military stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan

Jerri Bell; Tracy Crow · Potomac Books, Inc
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

This inspiring anthology is the first to convey the rich experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words - from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier,...
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The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russia Revolution

Robert Service · Pegasus Books
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of the finest Russian historians writing today. In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced...
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Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process

Joe Fassler · Penguin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

A stunning guide to finding creative inspiration and how it can illuminate your life, your work, and your art - from Stephen King, Junot Díaz, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, and many more acclaimed writers What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound...
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Medicare For Dummies

PATRICIA BARRY · For Dummies
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

Make the most of MedicareMore than 55.5 million people today are Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare for Dummies, 3rd Edition, addresses the complexities of Medicare and helps those eligible for benefits maneuver the complicated claims process. With the easy-to-follow, comprehensive guidance...
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Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments: A Stone Reader

Peter Catapano · Liveright
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From the editors of the widely influential The Stone Reader comes the most thorough and engaging guide to modern ethical thought available. Since 2010, The Stone -- the immensely popular, award-winning philosophy column in the New York Times -- has revived and reinterpreted age-old inquiries...
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Montpelier Parade: A Novel

Karl Geary · Catapult
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Montpelier Parade is just across town, but to Sonny it might as well be a different world. Working with his father in the garden of one of its handsome homes one Saturday, he sees a back door easing open and a beautiful woman coming down the path toward him. This is Vera, the sort of person...
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The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido

David Friend · Twelve
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

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The Newcomers: Learning a New Language and Making a New Home in a Place Called America

HELEN THORPE · Scribner
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans.The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout...
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Obama: The Call of History

PETER BAKER · New York Times/Callaway
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Peter Baker's authoritative history of the Obama presidency is the first complete account that will stand the test of time. Baker takes the measure of Obama's achievements and disappointments in office and brings into focus the real legacy of the man who, as he described himself, "doesn't...
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Raising Trump

NOT AVAILABLE. · Gallery Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In Raising Trump, Ivana Trump reflects on her extraordinary life and the raising of her three children - Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka - and recounts the lessons she taught her children as they were growing up.As her former husband takes his place as the 45th President of the United States,...
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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

Ben Blum · Doubleday
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

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Real American: A Memoir

JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America.Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly...
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The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896

Richard White · Oxford University Press
Pages: 968
Format: Hardcover

The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded...
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The Revolution of Marina M.

JANET FITCH · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 816
Format: Hardcover

From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young womanSt. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints...
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The Revolution of Marina M.

JANET FITCH · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 1168
Format: Hardcover

From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young womanSt. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints...
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The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age

Andrew O'Hagan · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A trio of reported essays exploring identity and the InternetThe slippery online ecosystem is the perfect breeding ground for identities: true, false, and in between. The Internet shorthand IRL -- "in real life" -- now seems naïve. We no longer question the reality of online...
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The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's 81 Days of Captivity in Syria -- A Story of Survival

JONATHAN ALPEYRIE · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013.Capturing history was Jonathan...
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Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War

THOMAS J BRENNAN · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"A majestic book." --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the ScoreA unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls"The dueling-piano spirit of SHOOTING GHOSTS works...
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Silence: In the Age of Noise

Erling Kagge · Pantheon
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A transformative account of an experience that is essential for our sanity and our happiness.There is a solution to the noise, distraction, ceaseless pings and alerts that undermine our patience and disturb our daily equilibrium: silence. What is silence? Where is it? How do we create it? These...
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Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

STEPHEN KOTKIN · Penguin Press
Pages: 1154
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power...
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Taking Aim: Daring to Be Different, Happier, and Healthier in the Great Outdoors

Eva Shockey · Convergent Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An acclaimed bow hunter who defies the stereotype that hunting is a man's game, Eva Shockey is a TV and social media phenomenon at the forefront of a new wave of women and girls who are passionate about outdoor sports. Eva Shockey grew up expecting to be a dancer like her glamorous...
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The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

DAN JONES · Viking
Pages: 428
Format: Hardcover

A narrative history of the Knights Templar draws on extensive original sources to separate fact from myth, exploring their actual work and influence, the reasons they fell out of favor, and whether or not they were guilty of heresy.
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The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics

Jim Shepard · Tin House Books
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

The first book of nonfiction from one of our great fiction writers. A Publishers Weekly Best Essay Collection of FallGiven that most Americans proudly consider themselves non-political, where do our notions of collective responsibility come from? Which self-deceptions, when considering...
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The Unmaking of the President 2016: The Case Against FBI Director James Comey and How He Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency

LANNY J DAVIS · Scribner
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A longtime Washington insider argues that there was one determining factor that threw the election to Donald Trump: FBI Director James Comey's October 28th letter to Congress, sent during the crucial eleven days before election day on November 8, 2016.During the week of October 24, 2016,...
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Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

JOHN HODGMAN · Viking
Pages: 272
Format: eBook

Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn't seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John...
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Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

Eric O'Grey · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten...
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The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra

Eliot Weisman · Hachette Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Henry Bushkin's Johnny Carson comes THE WAY IT WAS: My Life with Frank Sinatra, a candid and eye-opening inside look at the final decades of Sinatra's life, told by his long-time manager and friend, Eliot Weisman.Eliot Weisman worked with Frank Sinatra...
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The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde · Michael O'Mara
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Oscar Wilde's needle-sharp rejoinders are often repeated with delight. However, his jibes were rarely cruel, and displayed a profound understanding of the human character and its vanities. This collection includes such notable quotes as: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes"...
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The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations

OPRAH WINFREY · Flatiron Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. "I see it as an offering," she explains. "If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to."Now, for the first time, the aha moments...
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Zen Master Raven: The Teachings of a Wise Old Bird

Robert Aitken · Wisdom Publications
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

A uniquely playful and incisive collection of Zen teaching stories from a beloved American master.A Modern Classic. In the tradition of the great koan collections and the records of ancient masters, Robert Aitken distills a lifetime of teaching down to its essence. Intriguing and deceptively...
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America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress

John Young Cole · GILES
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Packed with fascinating facts, compelling images, and little-known nuggets of information, this new go-to illustrated guide to the history of the Library of Congress will appeal to history buffs and general readers alike. It distils over two hundred years of history into an engaging read...
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Ansel Adams: The National Parks Service Photographs

ANSEL ADAMS · Abbeville Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

In 1941, Ansel Adams photographed America's national parks for a series of murals that would celebrate the country's natural heritage. Because of the escalation of World War II, the project was suspended after less than a year, but not before Adams had produced these images, which illustrate...
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Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

MAX LUCADO · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Anxiety is at an all time high, but there's a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites readers into a study of Philippians 4:6-7 where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, "Do not be anxious about anything . . ." Philippians 4:6 encourages the believer...
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The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost

Peter Manseau · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A story of faith and fraud in post-Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America's imagination. A "spirit photographer,"...
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The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully

AARON CARROLL · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Physician and popular New York Times Upshot contributor Aaron Carroll mines the latest evidence to show that many "bad" ingredients actually aren't unhealthy, and in some cases are essential to our well-being. Advice about food can be confusing. There's usually only one thing...
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Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony

JAN MORRIS · Liveright
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary -- and strikingly illustrated -- reflection on the meaning of war from one of our greatest living writers. The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior...
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Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde · Notting Hill Editions
Pages: 201
Format: eBook

This selection of essays by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) demonstrate the varied power of his genius. Compiled from his lecture tours, newspaper articles, essays and epigrams, these writings show that beneath his trademark wit and love of paradox, Oscar Wilde was an original and remarkably...
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The Big Book of the Continental Op

DASHIELL HAMMETT · Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Pages: 848
Format: Paperback

Now for the first time ever in one volume, all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring the Continental Op--one of the greatest characters in storied history of detective fiction. Dashiell Hammett is the father of modern hard-boiled detective stories. His legendary works...
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Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Chris Matthews · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's...
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The Body in the Casket: A Faith Fairchild Mystery

Katherine Hall Page · William Morrow
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

For most of her adult life, resourceful caterer Faith Fairchild has called the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford home. While the native New Yorker has come to know the region well, she isn't familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave, until the owner of Rowan House, a secluded...
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The Chef and the Slow Cooker

Hugh Acheson · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Hugh Acheson brings a chef's mind to the slow cooker, with 100 recipes showing readers how an appliance generally relegated to convenience cooking can open up many culinary doors. Hugh celebrates America's old countertop stalwart with fresh, convenient slow cooker recipes with a chef's...
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Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country

LEILA GUERRIERO · Ecco
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Spanning politics and art, music and baseball, Cuba on the Verge is a timely look at a society's profound transformation - from inside and outChange looms in Cuba. Just ninety miles from United States shores yet inaccessible to most Americans until recently, Cuba fascinates as much as it confounds....
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Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language

DANIEL TAMMET · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language by the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers.Is vocabulary destiny? Why do clocks "talk" to the Nahua people of Mexico? Will A.I. researchers ever produce true human-machine dialogue? In this mesmerizing...
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Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television's Most Influential News Broadcast

JEFF FAGER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A history of 60 Minutes - the iconic American TV news broadcast - going behind the scenes of the most famous breakthrough stories of its remarkable fifty-year run to reveal the secrets of the program's success.Fifty Years of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from...
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France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child

Katherine Pratt · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the coauthor of My Life in France, a revealing collection of photographs taken by Paul Child that document his and Julia Child's years in France Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

ROBERT DALLEK · Viking
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and deal maker In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents...
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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Gordon S. Wood · Random House Large Print
Pages: 832
Format: Paperback

From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course.Thomas...
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

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A Grandfather's Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey

Jacques Pépin · Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The grand master of cooking has a new apprentice in the kitchen: his granddaughter. Jacques Pépin is one of the nation's most famous cooking teachers, renowned for his knife skills. Ever since she was very young, his granddaughter, Shorey, has loved "helping" him in the kitchen....
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The Great Halifax Explosion

JOHN U BACON · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima: in 1917 a ship laden with the most explosives ever packed on a vessel sailed out of Brooklyn's harbor for the battlegrounds of World War I; when it stopped...
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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

Will Friedwald · Pantheon
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From the author of A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers--an illuminating, deeply personal survey of the greatest twentieth-century jazz and pop albums: the gold standard for generations of musicians, singers, and listeners. Each of the fifty-seven albums Will Friedwald...
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Holiday Cookies: Showstopping Recipes to Sweeten the Season

Elisabet der Nederlanden · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 168
Format: Hardcover

From Icebox Pinwheel Cookies to Red-and-White Meringue Kisses to Apple Cider Caramels, find new inspiration for the best of seasonal baking with Holiday Cookies. This instant holiday classic is packed with 50 recipes, each gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested, along with dozens...
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Hunter of Stories

Eduardo Galeano · Nation Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The internationally acclaimed last work by the legendary Latin American writerMaster storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries (Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa among them) for his commitment to retelling our many histories, including the stories of those...
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Joan Mir?: I Work Like a Gardener

Joan Miró · Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

In 1958, artist Joan Miró and critic Yvon Taillandier sat down for an in-depth discussion on Miró's life and work. Their conversation, one of the most illuminating and insightful looks into Miró's philosophy and creative process, was first published in a limited edition of seventy...
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Random House Large Print
Pages: 492
Format: Paperback

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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

BILL O'REILLY · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The Revolutionary War as never told before.The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington,...
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The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life

Erwin Raphael McManus · WaterBrook
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

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The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

Mark K Updegrove · Harper
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

An historian's revealing and intimate portrait of George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush that explores their relationship as presidents and as father and son - the first major biographical treatment of these two consequential presidents and figures in American history.In 2016 the Republican...
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Macrame: The Craft of Creative Knotting for Your Home

FANNY ZEDENIUS · Quadrille Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

In recent months there has been an astonishing resurgence in the striking yet simple craft of macramé (first made popular in the 1970s) . In Macramé, Fanny Zedenius offers a refreshing twist on the addictive craft. Beginning with the basics, she takes us through all the essentials:...
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New Bathroom Idea Book

Jamie Gold · Taunton Press
Pages: 217
Format: Paperback

The bathroom continues to be one area of the house that homeowners are willing to spend money on. This all-new edition of Bathroom Idea Book--a virtual designer's notebook of ideas, inspiration, and information--will bea homeowner's first step in turning a dream bath into a real one, whether...
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No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

Ursula K Le Guin · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts - always adroit, often acerbic - on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation. Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she's...
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The Origin of Others

TONI MORRISON · Harvard University Press
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct...
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Paper Stars: 25 Festive Decorations for Every Occasion

KAREN-MARIE FABRICIUS · GMC Publications
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Scandinavian style is a popular design trend that is here to stay, and paper stars are featured heavily in this style. In Paper Stars, well-known artist Karen-Marie Fabricius provides 25 charming designs, each with detailed step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs. Crafters will...
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Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters

PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR · New York Review Books
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor.The letters in this volume span seventy years, from February 1940 to January 2010. The first was written ten days before Patrick Leigh Fermor's twenty-fifth birthday, when he was an officer...
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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives

REE DRUMMOND · William Morrow Cookbooks
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Delicious recipes for busy lives from the #1 New York Times bestselling author and Food Network host.For home cooks, nothing beats spending a long, leisurely day preparing dinner for your family while savoring every flavorful step. But let's face it: Few of us really have the time to do that...
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Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Lawrence O'Donnell · Penguin Press
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

From the host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, an important and enthralling new account of the presidential election that changed everything, the race that created American politics as we know it todayThe 1968 U.S. Presidential election was the young Lawrence O'Donnell's...
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Prairie Fires: The Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder

CAROLINE FRASER · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie book seriesMillions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls -- the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great...
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The Pumpkin Cookbook, 2nd Edition: 139 Recipes Celebrating the Versatility of Pumpkin and Other Winter Squash

DeeDee Stovel · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

From Currant-Pumpkin-Oat Scones to Chicken-Pumpkin Tacos, Pumpkin-Filled Ravioli with Fried Sage, Ginger-Pumpkin Ice Cream, and of course (seven!) pies, this comprehensive cookbook reminds us that the iconic symbol of fall is so much more than jack-o'-lantern material. These 139 recipes...
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Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

KATHRYN MILES · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It's a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes....
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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

STEPHEN GREENBLATT · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Stephen Greenblatt -- Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World -- investigates the life of one of humankind's greatest stories.Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam...
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The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando

PAUL KIX · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II - Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur...
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A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf

EMILY MIDORIKAWA · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney...
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The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook

JIM LAHEY · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A clear, illustrated guide to making sourdough and the Italian-inspired café dishes from one of Manhattan's best bakeries.Ten years ago, Jim Lahey's no-knead recipes in My Bread caused a home-baking renaissance. In this long-awaited sequel, we turn to the Sullivan Street Bakery, which...
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The Type 1 Diabetes Self-Care Manual: A Complete Guide to Type 1 Diabetes Across the Lifespan

Wood Jamie · American Diabetes Association
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

The Type 1 Diabetes Self-Care Manual: A Complete Guide to Type 1 Diabetes Across the Lifespan for People with Diabetes, Parents, and Caregivers offers practical, evidence-based and common sense help for people with type 1 diabetes and their caregivers. For the close to 1.5 million people...
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Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America

Randolph Lewis · University of Texas Press
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

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Vacationland A Memoir

· Random House Large Print Publishing
Pages: 460

Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn't seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John...
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View From Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World

TERRY VIRTS · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This majestic National Geographic photography book offers a spectacular view of Earth from outer space, featuring aerial imagery taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Terry Virts.Few people get the experience of seeing the world from outer space - and no one has taken...
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What Unites Us

Dan Rather · Algonquin Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

"I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do." At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting - and writing passionately almost every day on social media - about the world we live in, what our core ideals...
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The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir

Anne Fadiman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In The Wine Lover's Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines -- with all her characteristic wit and feeling -- her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.An appreciation of wine -- along with a plummy upper-crust...
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Wrestling with Life: From Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal

George Reinitz · McGill-Queen's University Press
Pages: 212
Format: Hardcover

George Reinitz was twelve years old when he and his family were taken from Szikszó, Hungary, and deported to Auschwitz, where many of his family members were killed. He experienced the horrors of a Nazi death camp as a boy on the brink of adolescence. Following his liberation he returned...
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Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do

John A Bargh · Touchstone
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Dr. John Bargh, the world's leading expert on the unconscious mind, presents a groundbreaking book, twenty years in the making, which gives us an entirely new understanding of the hidden mental processes that secretly govern every aspect of our behavior.For more than three decades, Dr. John...
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Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years

David Litt · Ecco
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover

Remember when presidents spoke in complete sentences instead of in unhinged tweets? Former Obama speechwriter David Litt does. In his comic, coming-of-age memoir, he takes us back to the Obama years - and charts a path forward in the age of Trump. More than any other presidency, Barack...
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The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

EDWARD L AYERS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

Amid the devastation of war rise the first stirrings of freedom in this absorbing, ground-level narrative by an acclaimed historian.Virginia's Great Valley, prosperous in peace with a rich soil and an enslaved workforce, invited destruction in war. Voracious Union and Confederate armies...
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True Stories: And Other Essays

Francis Spufford · Yale University Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

An irresistible collection of favorite writings from an author celebrated for his bravura style and sheer unpredictability Francis Spufford's welcome first volume of collected essays gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to the present. He makes use of a variety of encounters...
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The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age

SRIDHAR PAPPU · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series. In 1968, two remarkable pitchers...
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After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search

Sarah Perry · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A fierce memoir of a mother's murder, a daughter's coming-of-age in the wake of immense loss, and her mission to know the woman who gave her life. When Sarah Perry was twelve, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an event she took as a sign of good fortune for her and her mother, Crystal....
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Reading Austen in America

Juliette Wells · Bloomsbury Academic
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Reading Austen in America presents a colorful, compelling account of how an appreciative audience for Austen's novels originated and developed in America, and how American readers contributed to the rise of Austen's international fame. Drawing on a range of sources that have never before...
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Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers who helped win World War II

Liza Mundy · Hachette Books
Format: Audiobook

"Code Girls reveals a hidden army of female cryptographers, whose work played a crucial role in ending World War II.... Mundy has rescued a piece of forgotten history, and given these American heroes the recognition they deserve."---Nathalia Holt, bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket...
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How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition

MARK BITTMAN · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 832
Format: Hardcover

The ultimate guide to meatless meals, completely updated and better than ever, now for the first time featuring color photos Ten years ago, this breakthrough cookbook made vegetarian cooking accessible to everyone. Today, the issues surrounding a plant-based diet - health, sustainability,...
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The Moosewood Restaurant Table: 250 Brand-New Recipes from the Natural Foods Restaurant That Revolutionized Eating in America

MOOSEWOOD COLLECTIVE. · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

"It's Moosewood's world. We're just eating in it." -- Christine Muhlke, The New York TimesThe creators of America's beloved natural foods restaurant, Moosewood, are back with The Moosewood Restaurant Table, their new book with over 250 brand new, never-before-published recipes....
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Murder In Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy

HELENE STAPINSKI · Dey Street Books
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

"A murder mystery, a model of investigative reporting, a celebration of the fierce bonds that hold families together through tragedies ... Murder in Matera is a gem." - San Francisco Chronicle "Tantalizing" - NPR "A thrilling detective story ... Stapinski pursues...
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Renoir: An Intimate Biography

Barbara Ehrlich White · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A major new biography of this enduringly popular artist by the world's foremost scholar of his life and workExpertly researched and beautifully written by the world's leading authority on Auguste Renoir's life and work, Renoir fully reveals this most intriguing of Impressionist artists....
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Sheet Pan Suppers Meatless: 100 Surprising Vegetarian Meals Straight from the Oven

Raquel Pelzel · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

The magic of Sheet Pan Suppers is back, bringing its inspired one-pan approach to vegetarians, flexitarians, vegans, those following a gluten-free diet, and everyone who's interested in adding delicious, meatless meals to their repertoire. Not only is cooking on a sheet pan incredibly easy...
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Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites

Deb Perelman · Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Deb Perelman, award-winning blogger and New York Times best-selling author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, understands that a happy discovery in the kitchen has the ability to completely change the course of your day. Whether we're cooking for ourselves, for a date night in, for a Sunday...
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Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before

Ken Ilgunas · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 267
Format: Paperback

Now that President Donald Trump has revived the Keystone XL pipeline that was rejected by former President Obama, Trespassing Across America is the book to help us understand the kaleidoscopic significance of the project. Told with sincerity, humor, and wit, Ilgunas's story is both a fascinating...
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Women Walking: Freedom, Adventure, Independence

Thomas Bleitner · Abbeville Press
Pages: 152
Format: Hardcover

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