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Philosophers: Their Lives and Works

DK · DK
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

From Confucius and Plato to Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky, this book brings together more than 100 illustrated biographies of the world's great philosophers.Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured philosopher, the biographies trace the ideas, friendships, loves, and rivalries...
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Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

Jerry Mitchell · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases - decades after they had gotten away with murder.On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers. The killings,...
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Name Drop: The Really Good Celebrity Stories I Usually Only Tell at Happy Hour

Ross Mathews · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From Ross Mathews, the nationally bestselling author of Man Up!, judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, and alum of Chelsea Lately, a collection of hilarious and irreverent essays about his experience with Hollywood's most talked-about celebrities.Pretend it's happy hour and you and I are sitting...
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The Making of a Miracle: The Untold Story of the Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal–Winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

Mike Eruzione · Harper
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

On the fortieth anniversary of the historic "Miracle on Ice," Mike Eruzione - the captain of the 1980 U.S Men's Olympic Hockey Team, who scored the winning goal - recounts his amazing career on ice, the legendary upset against the Soviets, and winning the gold medal.It is the greatest...
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Children of the Land

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2020This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man's...
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The Twenty-ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra

Alex Messenger · Blackstone Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive.This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger's near-lethal encounter...
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The Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

Daisy Dunn · Liveright
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"A wonderfully rich, witty, insightful, and wide-ranging portrait of the two Plinys and their world." -- Sarah Bakewell, author of How to LiveWhen Pliny the Elder perished at Stabiae during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, he left behind an enormous compendium of knowledge,...
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18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

Bruce Goldfarb · Sourcebooks
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"Eye-opening biography of Frances Glessner Lee, who brought American medical forensics into the scientific age...genuinely compelling." -- Kirkus Reviews "A captivating portrait of a feminist hero and forensic pioneer." -- BOOKLIST The story of a woman whose ambition...
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Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

Anna Wiener · MCD
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"A definitive document of a world in transition: I won't be alone in returning to it for clarity and consolation for many years to come." --Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-DelusionA New York Times Book Review Editors'...
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Brother & Sister: A Memoir

Diane Keaton · Knopf
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again--a heartfelt memoir about Diane Keaton's relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings' lives can take.When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s,...
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