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Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide to Living with the Challenges Associated with Post Concussion Syndrome and Brain Trauma

Diane Roberts Stoler · Avery; 1 edition
Format: Book

Endorsed by the leading professional experts in the field of brain injury, Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, is a must-have guide for managing life in the aftermath of concussion. Often presenting itself after a head trauma, concussion-- or mild traumatic brain injury...
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The Food Activist Handbook: Big & Small Things You Can Do to Help Provide Fresh, Healthy Food for Your Community

Ali Berlow · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Print book

Small steps can create big changes in your communitys food quality and food security, helping to get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system. Ali Berlow shows you dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food...
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Area 51 - Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base

Bill Yenne · Motorbooks Intl
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Area 51's most important military aviation developments are profiled in an illustrated format. When most of us think of Area 51, we think of aliens, UFOs, and controversial government cover-ups. It's easy to forget that, since the mid-1950s, the United States' famed extension...
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Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon

David Landau · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the former editor in chief of Haaretz, the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Ariel Sharon, the most dramatic and imposing Israeli political and military leader of the last forty years. The life of Ariel Sharon spans much of modern Israel's history. A commander in the Israeli...
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Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

Michelle Knight · Perseus Books Group
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times BestsellerMichelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed...
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The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Boris Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth...
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Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life

Chris Farrell · Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The budget battles of recent years have amplified the warnings of demographic doomsayers who predicted that a wave of baby boomers would bleed America dry, bankrupting Social Security and Medicare as they faded into an impoverished old age. On the contrary, argues award-winning journalist...
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Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Charles Marsh · Random House Inc
Pages: 515
Format: Hardcover

In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive...
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Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Howard Blum · Harper; Reprint edition
Format: Kindle Edition

Library Journal? 02/15/2014 In 1915 as World War I raged in Europe, America found itself facing a mysterious series of domestic bombings and chemical attacks. With a "feuding, disorganized, and ineffective" intelligence service, investigation had to be taken up at the local level...
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The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

Luke Harding · Vintage Books
Pages: 346
Format: Paperback

IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: "I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY." What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National...
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Think: Why You Should Question Everything

Guy P. Harrison · Prometheus Books
Format: Paperback

Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up.  This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone...
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The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop

Steve Osborne · Doubleday Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"How ya doin?" With these four syllables, delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent, Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people through the legendary storytelling outfit The Moth (and over a million times on their website) with his hilarious, profane, and touching...
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My Two Italies

Joseph Luzzi · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A poignant personal account from a child of Calabrian peasants whose lifelong study of Italy unveils the mysteries of this Bel Paese, Beautiful Land, where artistic genius and political corruption have gone hand in hand from the time of Michelangelo to The SopranosThe child of Italian immigrants...
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How Did I Get Here?: Making Peace with the Road Not Taken

Jesse Browner · Harper Wave
Format: Hardcover

A literary exploration that asks seeks to answer the question Have I lived the life I intended?Jesse Browner, a novelist with a full-time job at the United Nations, has written a book reminiscent of the Talking Heads classic song Once in a Lifetime. Based on an essay he wrote for Poets...
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The Art of War

Sunzi · Arcturus
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Sun Tzu's classic on military strategy and tactics was written in the 5th century BC, and comes to life for the 21st century in this stunning slip-cased edition. The Art of War case and hardcover book are both high-quality cloth over board, with embossed, gold-foil lettering, creating...
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1001 movies you must see before you die

Steven Jay Schneider · Barron's
Pages: 960
Format:  Book : Picture : English : Updated editionView all editions and formats

This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history. Is it any wonder...
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The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts

Graham Robb · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A treasure hunt that uncovers the secrets of one of the worlds great civilizations, revealing dramatic proof of the extreme sophistication of the Celts, and their creation of the earliest accurate map of the world. Fifty generations ago the cultural empire of the Celts stretched from the Black...
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Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

Simon Winder · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 551
Format: Hardcover

A charmingly personal history of Hapsburg Europe, as lively as it is informative, by the author of Germania For centuries much of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire was in the royal hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores,...
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Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice

Scott Helman · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 352
Format: Book

In the tradition of 102 Minutes and Columbine, the definitive book on the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, written by reporters from The Boston Globe and published to coincide with the first anniversary of the tragedyLong Mile Home will tell the gripping...
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The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817

Myron Magnet · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 472
Format: Hardcover

Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success. Through the Founders' own voices -- and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness they fought to achieve -- we come to understand why the American Revolution,...
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Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England

Maureen Meister · UPNE
Format: Hardcover

This book offers the first full-scale examination of the architecture associated with the Arts and Crafts movement that spread throughout New England at the turn of the twentieth century.Although interest in the Arts and Crafts movement has grown since the 1970s, the literature on New England...
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Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome

Virginia Willis · Ten Speed Press
Format: Hardcover

A collection of classic Southern comfort food recipes--including seven-layer dip, chicken and gravy, and strawberry shortcake--made lighter, healthier, and completely guilt-free.  Virginia Willis is not only an authority on Southern cooking, a French-trained chef, and a veteran cookbook...
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The Learning Habit: A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting that Helps Our Children Succeed in School and Life

Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman · A Perigee Book
Pages: 206
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking approach to building learning habits for life, based on a major new study revealing what works - and what doesn't Life is different for kids today. Between standardized testing, the Common Core Curriculum, copious homework assignments, and seemingly endless amounts of "screen...
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The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

Noah Strycker · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world - and deep connection with humanity.Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As scientists come to understand...
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Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Linda Tirado · Putnam
Pages: 195
Format: Book

One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 - Esquire"I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would...
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Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian

Anthony Ervin · Akashic Books
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

"Here Ervin and swim trainer and journalist Markides combine talents to create a biography that is part first-hand narrative by Ervin, with Markides filling in the details and providing context. The formula works, pulling readers into Ervin's experience of the thrill of victory...
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Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923

R. F. Foster · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A masterful history of Ireland’s Easter Rising told through the lives of ordinary people who forged a revolutionary generation.On Easter Monday, 1916, Irish rebels poured into Dublin’s streets to proclaim an independent republic. Ireland’s long struggle for self-government...
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The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914

Margaret MacMillan · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 739
Format: Paperback

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * The Economist * The Christian Science Monitor * Bloomberg Businessweek * The Globe and MailFrom the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating...
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Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

Antonio Garcia Martinez · Harpercollins
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

Liar's Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent exposé of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, a former Twitter advisor, Facebook product manager and startup founder/CEO.The reality is, Silicon Valley capitalism is very simple:Investors...
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Why Grow Up?: Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age

Susan Neiman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Our culture is obsessed with youth-and why not? Whats the appeal of growing old, of gaining responsibilities and giving up on dreams, of steadily trading possibility for experience? The philosopher Susan Neiman argues that the absence of appealing models of maturity is not an accident...
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Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I

E R Mayhew · Oxford University Press
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. The bullets hit fast and hard, went deep...
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One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One

Lauren Sandler · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A humorous, tough-minded, and honest case for being and having an only child . Journalist Lauren Sandler is an only child and the mother of one. After investigating what only children are really like and whether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood and modernity,...
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Between Them: Remembering My Parents

RICHARD FORD · Ecco
Pages: 179
Format: Hardcover

From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental loveHow is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford's parents - Edna, a feisty, pretty...
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Tiny House Style: Ideas to Design and Decorate Your Tiny House

Steve Weissmann · Tumbleweed Tiny House Company
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

In Tiny House Style, you will travel through pages of tiny homes between 100 and 200 square feet. Let your creativity drive and encounter endless possibilities. Live beyond the limits and allow yourself to dream tiny.
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The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz

Chris Barsanti · Visible Ink Press; Second Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Once upon a time, science fiction was only in the future. It was the stuff of drive-ins and cheap double-bills. Then, with the ever-increasing rush of new, society-altering technologies, science fiction pushed its way to the present, and it busted out of the genre ghetto of science fiction...
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How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain

Gregory Berns · New Harvest
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that's uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly "man's best friend." But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology...
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The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals

Thomas Suddendorf · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals. Our minds have spawned civilizations and technologies that have changed the face of the Earth, whereas even our closest animal relatives sit unobtrusively in their dwindling habitats. Yet despite longstanding...
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Find Me: A Novel

Laura van den Berg · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Kindle Edition

After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel - a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery...
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Moments That Made the Movies

David Thomson · Thames & Hudson; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Lushly illustrated, compellingly written—David Thomson's choice of the key moments in movie history In his first fully illustrated work, David Thomson breaks new ground by focusing in on a series of moments—which his readers will also experience in beautifully reproduced...
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The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks

Bruce Feldman · Crown Archetype
Format: Kindle Edition

With unparalleled access to the recruits, coaches, and gurus shaping football’s future, Bruce Feldman has written a modern-day tale about the making of the next superstars in the game’s most important position: the quarterback. In the world of modern football, with NFL teams...
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The best of Coldplay

Coldplay · Hal Leonard, ©2005.
Pages: 62
Format: Musical score

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Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance

Tish Jett · Rizzoli Ex Libris
Format: Hardcover

For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age over forty are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They...
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Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.

Delia Ephron · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

In Sister Mother Husband Dog, Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of autobiographical essays about life, love, sisterhood, movies, and family. In Losing Nora, she deftly captures the rivalry, mutual respect, and intimacy that made up her relationship...
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Ghosts: A Natural History: 500 Years of Searching for Proof

Roger Clarke · St. Martin's Press
Format: Kindle Edition

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice"Roger Clarke tells this [the story that inspired Henry James' The Turn of the Screw] and many other gloriously weird stories with real verve, and also a kind of narrative authority that tends to constrain the skeptical voice within ... [an]...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness: 101 Stories of Compassion and Paying It Forward

Amy Newmark · Chicken Soup for the Soul
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Small gestures can make a big difference in someone's day, even someone's life. This collection of 101 uplifting, true stories will help you see the beauty in small, meaningful gestures and how such acts can make a difference in someone else's life. From random acts of kindness...
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Lonely Planet Brazil

Regis St. Louis · Lonely Planet
Pages: 768
Format: Paperback

Discover BrazilWander the streets of bohemian Lapa, where samba spills from every doorwaySwim eyeball-to-eyeball with hundreds of exotic fish in crystalline watersBrave near-vertical descents on a wind-whipped dune buggy rideSling a hammock and relax as your riverboat glides up the AmazonIn...
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Foods that Harm and Foods that Heal: The Best and Worst Choices to Treat your Ailments Naturally

Editors of Reader's Digest · Readers Digest; 1 edition
Format: Print book

The first edition of Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal changed the way we view food and its impact on our bodies. More than 7 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide since then, and interest in food as medicine has only grown as researchers have continued to discover the crucial...
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Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style

Carson Tate · Portfolio
Format: Hardcover

Make work simple by using the tools and tactics that are right for youYour time is under attack. You just can't get enough done. You find yourself wondering where the hours go. You've tried every time-management system you can get your hands on - and they've only succeeded in making...
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The Negotiator: A Memoir

George Mitchell · Simon & Schuster
Format: Kindle Edition

Compelling, poignant, enlightening stories from former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell about growing up in Maine, his years in the Senate, working to bring peace to Northern Ireland and the Middle East, and what he's learned about the art of negotiation during every stage of his life.It's...
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The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook: Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes from the Garden

Steven Petusevsky · American Diabetes Association
Format: Print book

Motivated by his recent diagnosis of prediabetes, chef Steven Petusevsky has created a cookbook aimed at those who are new to vegetarianism and who want to lose weight and get their diabetes under control. The easy-to-follow American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook acts as a personal...
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You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life

Anne Marie Albano · Avery Trade; 1 edition
Format: Print book

One of the world’s foremost experts on anxiety in children provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears. Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it’s also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent...
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Power Forward: My Presidential Education

Reggie Love · Simon & Schuster
Format: eBook

Every path to adulthood is strewn with missteps, epiphanies, and hard-earned lessons. Only Reggie Love’s, however, went through the White House by way of Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mentored by both Coach Krzyzewski and President Obama, Love shares universal insights...
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Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde

Jennie Garth · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 256
Format: Book

For the first time ever, Jennie Garth is putting it all out there, sharing her joys and her sorrows, her successes and her failures, with candor and a surprising, even bawdy, sense of humor. From her sudden rise to fame as a golden-haired teen beauty, to recently redefining herself as a single...
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Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems

Billy Collins · Random House
Format: Paperback

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street JournalFrom the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first volume of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines fifty new poems with generous selections...
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The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession

Dana Goldstein · Doubleday
Pages: 349
Format: Print book

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today.Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars, a rich,...
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A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience

Emerson W. Baker · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins...
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Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch

Barbara A. Perry · W. W. Norton & Company; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented look at the life of Rose Kennedy reveals the private woman who became a political legend. In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy's essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography...
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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Benedict Carey · Random House
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today - and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness,...
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Lauren Conrad Celebrate

Lauren Conrad · Dey St.
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

From lifestyle and fashion icon Lauren Conrad - #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lauren Conrad Style and Lauren Conrad Beauty - comes her dazzling and essential guide to entertaining, filled with an inspiring array of lifestyle tips and personal stories and lavishly illustrated with...
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Jeter Unfiltered

Derek Jeter · Gallery/Jeter Publishing
Format: Hardcover

The only authorized full-color book commemorating Derek Jeter’s iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees, featuring archival images and original photos of his final 2014 season from renowned photographer Christopher Anderson.Derek Jeter’s twentieth and final season in Major...
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Pies and Tarts: The Definitive Guide to Classic and Contemporary Favorites from the World's Premier Culinary College

The Culinary Institute of America · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 330
Format: Hardcover

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Russia

Inc. Dorling Kindersley · DK Travel
Format: Paperback

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Russia a new title in the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook series showcases the best of this diverse country from the majestic cities of Moscow and St Petersburg to the sandy beaches of the Baltic Coast and from the lush Volga delta to the snow-capped...
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The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Paul Taylor · Perseus Books Group
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity,...
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The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

Matt Taibbi · Random House
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWSA scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery: Poverty goes up. Crime...
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Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Robert L. O'Connell · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Book

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWilliam Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape - and the American character. America's first "celebrity"...
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Wave

Sonali Deraniyagala · Vintage
Format: Paperback

One of The New York Times's 10 Best Books of the Year, a Christian Science Monitor Best Nonfiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Books pick, a People magazine Top 10 pick, a Good Reads Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction BookA National Book Critics Circle Award finalistIn...
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Rumble

Ellen Hopkins · Margaret K. McElderry Books; 1 edition
Format: Kindle Edition

Eighteen-year-old Matt's atheism is tested when, after a horrific accident of his own making that plunges him into a dark, quiet place, he hears a voice that calls everything he has ever disbelieved into question.
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Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris · Crown Pub
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened? Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the "u" back in "aUtobiography"? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!...
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Slow Train to Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years - and a World of Change Apart

Diccon Bewes · Nicholas Brealey
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

It was the tour that changed the way we travel. In the summer of 1863 seven people left London on a train that would take them on a thrilling adventure across the Alps. They were the Junior United Alpine Club and members of Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. For them...
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The Court-Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America's Forgotten Military Disaster

Michael M. Greenburg · ForeEdge
Format: Hardcover

At the height of the American Revolution in 1779, Massachusetts launched the Penobscot Expedition, a massive military and naval undertaking designed to force the British from the strategically important coast of Maine. What should have been an easy victory for the larger American force...
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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Mark Miodownik · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does?...
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All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

Matt Bai · Knopf
Format: Kindle Edition

Yahoo's national political columnist and the former chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics.In 1987, Gary Hart-articulate, dashing, refreshingly...
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Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

Bruce Barcott · Time Home Entertainment
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The legalization of marijuana is the next great reversal of history. Perhaps the most demonized substance in America, scientifically known as Cannabis sativa, simply a very fast growing herb, thrived underground as the nation's most popular illegal drug. Now the tide has shifted: In 1996...
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On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Pages: 397
Format: Print book

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move...
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Unremarried Widow: A Memoir

Artis Henderson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In this powerful memoir, a young woman loses her husband twenty years after her own mother was widowed, and overcomes two generations of tragedy to discover that both hope and love endure. Artis Henderson was a free-spirited young woman with dreams of traveling the world and one day becoming...
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Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems

Louise Glück · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for PoetryA luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize-winning poetLouise Glück is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962-2012 was hailed as "a major event...
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Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Michael J. Tougias · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the "thrilling and perfectly paced" (BOOKLIST ) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty - the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty - which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with...
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

David Brion Davis · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 422
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction Shortlisted for the 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical LiteratureFrom the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly...
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From Scratch: Inside the Food Network

Allen Salkin · Putnam Adult
Format: Hardcover

An Entertainment Weekly Best Tell-All of 2013! “Allen Salkin shows how the sausage really gets made at the Food Network in From Scratch, a behind-the-scenes history liberally spiced with gossip and unsavory tidbits.”—Entertainment Weekly “A detailed look at the network...
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The Books That Changed My Life

Bethanne Patrick · Regan Arts, 2016.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

One hundred of today's most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts - that made them who they are today.Leading authors, politicians, CEOs, actors, and other notables share the books that changed their life, why they love...
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The New York Times Book of World War II 1939-1945: The Coverage from the Battlefield to the Home Front

The New York Times · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers; Har/Dvdr edition
Format: Print book

The New York Times printed more words on World War II than any other newspaper and had more than 160 correspondents worldwide reporting on the war. Now, for the first time, The New York Times Complete World War II offers a singular opportunity to experience all the battles, politics, and personal...
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Weeds of North America

Richard Dickinson · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback

What is a weed, opined Emerson, but a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered? While that may be a worthy notion in theory, these plants of undiscovered virtue cause endless hours of toil for backyard gardeners. Wherever they take root, weeds compete for resources, and most often...
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Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The Story of the Great City Terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

Brian Moynahan · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 542
Format: Hardcover

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier, the Germans had begun their blockade of the city. Already many thousands had died...
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These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie

Christopher Andersen · Gallery Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

They were the original power couple—outlandishly rich, impossibly attractive, and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare, behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kennedys in their final year together, #1 New York Times bestselling biographer Christopher Andersen shows us a side of JFK and Jackie...
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Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan

Amber Smith · Atria Books
Pages: 271
Format: Print book

The inspiring and riveting first-ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter - whose mission, armed...
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George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009

James Mann · Times Books
Format: Hardcover

The controversial president whose time in office was defined by the September 11 attacks and the war on terrorGeorge W. Bush stirred powerful feelings on both sides of the aisle. Republicans viewed him as a resolute leader who guided America through the September 11 attacks and retaliated...
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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway

Doug Most · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found. Two brothers from one of the nation's great...
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The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing–But You Don’t Have to Be

Anya Kamenetz · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

Standardized assessments test our children, our teachers, our schools - and increasingly, our patience.Your child is more than a score. But in the last twenty years, schools have dramatically increased standardized testing, sacrificing hours of classroom time. What is the cost to students,...
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The Dynamics of Disaster

Susan W. Kieffer · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Natural disasters bedevil our planet, and each appears to be a unique event. Leading geologist Susan W. Kieffer shows how all disasters are connected. In 2011, there were fourteen natural calamities that each destroyed over a billion dollars’ worth of property in the United States...
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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Max Tegmark · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 421
Format: Paperback

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate...
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The Well-Built Triathlete: Turning Potential into Performance

Matt Dixon MSc · Velo Press
Format: Book

In The Well-Built Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals. Instead of focusing narrowly on training and workouts, Dixon reveals a more comprehensive approach that considers the whole athlete. Dixon...
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Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

Kristen Green · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In the wake of the Supreme Court's unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision, Virginia's Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors. The community's white leaders quickly established a private...
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Newtown: An American Tragedy

Matthew Lysiak · Gallery Books; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

A journalist for The Daily News (New York) offers a “meticulous account of the Newtown massacre and its aftermath.…it’s been a year, and this harrowing book might be a reminder that the debate needs reviving” (Kirkus Reviews).The world mourned the devastating shooting...
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Becoming Steve Jobs

Brent Schlender · Crown Business
Format: Hardcover

Based on the popular cover story about Steve Jobs in Fast Company in May 2012, this is the behind the scenes account of how Steve Jobs arguably became the most famous and visionary CEO in history. Journalist Brent Schlender and editor Rick Tetzeli have interviewed friends, industry insiders,...
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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Jordan Ellenberg · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 468
Format: Print book

The Freakonomics of math--a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our handsThe math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows...
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The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano and the Story of an Epic College Basketball Rivalry

John Feinstein · Doubleday, 2016.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends - University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano - by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John FeinsteinOn...
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Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

Mark C. Taylor · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

We live in an ever-accelerating world faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art,...
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Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph

Kristina Rizga · Nation Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"This book is a godsend ... a moving portrait for anyone wanting to go beyond the simplified labels and metrics and really understand an urban high school, and its highly individual, resilient, eager and brilliant students and educators." - Dave Eggers, co-founder, 826 National...
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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

David J Epstein · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

Now a New York Times Bestseller! With a new chapter added to the paperback. In high school, I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island. In college, I ran against Kenyans, and wondered whether...
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Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

Patton Oswalt · Scribner

The instant New York Times bestseller from author, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, a “heartfelt and hilarious” (USA TODAY) memoir about coming of age as a performer during the late 1990s while obsessively watching classic films at a legendary theater in Los Angeles. “[Oswalt...
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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids

Meghan Daum · Picador Usa
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to way to have it all - a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children - before their biological clock stopped...
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A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare

Diana Preston · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

In six weeks during April and May 1915, as World War I escalated, Germany forever altered the way war would be fought. On April 22, at Ypres, German canisters spewed poison gas at French and Canadian soldiers in their trenches; on May 7, the German submarine U-20, without warning, torpedoed...
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Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise

Elizabeth F Schwartz · New Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Not long ago, same-sex couples had to jump through endless hoops to make their relationships even close to legal. Happily, those days are over. Same-sex couples no longer have to operate as outlaws - they too can have in-laws! But here's the rub: many gay and lesbian couples, accustomed...
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How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons

Bob Mankoff · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 285
Format: Hardcover

Memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New YorkerPeople tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that...
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The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

Winston Groom · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom author of Forrest Gump, The Aviators tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage.  This is the fascinating...
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How to Make Jewelry Charms from Polymer Clay: 50 Exquisite Projects and Full Instructions for All Skill Levels

Jessica Sharpe · Barron's Educational Series
Format: Book

The trend of creating tiny, meticulously detailed replicas of real life objects out of polymer clay is more popular than ever. A quick search online reveals stunning examples of cakes, flowers, animals, and anything else that can be imagined--all no bigger than a fingertip. These miniature...
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New England Open-House Cookbook: 300 Recipes Inspired by the Bounty of New England

Sarah Leah Chase · Workman Publishing Company
Format: Print book

"I've adored Sarah Chase's cookbooks for decades! This is exactly what you want to cook at home - delicious, satisfying, earthy food your friends and family will love." - Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Cookbooks and Television From a born-and-bred New Englander comes a book...
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Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness

Joel Gold · Free Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

What if you woke up with the alarming suspicion that you were being watched?One day in 2003, a patient unlike any other that Dr. Joel Gold had seen before was admitted to his unit at Bellevue Hospital. This man claimed he was being filmed constantly and that his life was being broadcast...
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Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries

Rory MacLean · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love....
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Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution

Peter Andreas · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"[A] luminous memoir" - Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Those who enjoyed Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle will find much to admire here." - BOOKLIST (starred review) The intimate true story of a boy on the run with his mother, as she abducts him to South...
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How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life

Roman Krznaric · BlueBridge
Format: Hardcover

How Should We Live? explores twelve universal topicsincluding love, family, and empathy work, time, and moneyand shows what history can teach us about the art of living.,
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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Edward E. Baptist · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution - the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy.As historian Edward Baptist reveals in The Half...
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Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees

Ann Ralph · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Book

Grow your own apples, plums, cherries, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Expert pruner Ann Ralph reveals a simple yet revolutionary secret that keeps an ordinary fruit tree much smaller than normal.
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Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

Vicki Croke · Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition
Format: Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKThe remarkable story of James Howard Billy Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the worlds largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill   Billy Williams came to colonial...
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Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World

Tristram Hunt · Metropolitan Books
Format: Hardcover

An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wakeAt its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities which now stand...
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Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness

Neil Swidey · Crown Publishers
Pages: 418
Format: Hardcover

The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job - with deadly results A quarter-century ago, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in America. The city had been dumping sewage into it for generations,...
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A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse

Theresa Levitt · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

How a scientific outsider came up with a revolutionary theory of light and saved untold numbers of lives Augustin Fresnel x shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze...
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir

Amanda Lindhout · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace...
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Musorgsky and His Circle: A Russian Musical Adventure

Stephen Walsh · Knopf
Format: Book

The emergence of Russian classical music in the nineteenth century in the wake of Mikhail Glinka comprises one of the most remarkable and fascinating stories in all musical history. The five men who came together in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg in the 1860s, all composers of talent,...
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Twenty Dinners

Ithai Schori · Clarkson Potter
Format: Hardcover

A photographer who happens to be an ex-restaurant cook and an indie rock star who happens to be an avid home cook show you how to slow down your life by cooking beautiful, straightforward, but sophisticated, food for--and with--friends.       When hes on tour with his band, Grizzly...
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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

Marja Mills · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee,...
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Cite Them Right: The Essential Referencing Guide

Richard Pears · Palgrave
Pages: 169
Format: Print book

All assignments need to include correct references: this book shows you how.Cite them right is the renowned guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism. It is an essential resource for every student and author, providing clear and comprehensive coverage of a crucial part of academic study....
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Whole-Grain Mornings: New Breakfast Recipes to Span the Seasons

Megan Gordon · Ten Speed Press
Format: Book

A seasonal collection of enticing, comforting recipes for sweet and savory whole-grain breakfasts including granola, warm porridges, muffins, savory tarts and eggs -- as well as seasonal toppings and accompaniments like homemade yogurt and almond milk, all from the writer of the popular...
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The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Carlotta Gall · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 329
Format: Hardcover

Carlotta Gall has reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan for almost the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation, beginning shortly after 9/11. She knows just how much this war has cost the Afghan people, and how much damage can be traced to Pakistan and its duplicitous government...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated...
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Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

Susan Southard · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A 2015 Washington Post Notable Book of the Year"A poignant and complex picture of the second atomic bomb's enduring physical and psychological tolls. Eyewitness accounts are visceral and haunting. . . . But the book's biggest achievement is its treatment of the aftershocks...
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Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Easy All-Natural Recipes for Healthy Eating in the Real World

Lisa Lillien · Griffin, 2016.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Healthy Recipes for Clean Eating in the Real WorldHungry Girl Clean & Hungry combines the best of Hungry Girl with the best of clean eating. The food is still guilt-free, and the portions are still huge...but now Lisa Lillien is highlighting CLEAN ingredients...
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Black and Decker the book of home how-to

Black Decker · Cool Springs Press
Format: Hardcover

All the Do-It-Yourself information you need for your home repairs: easy to search through, even easier to use.The editors at Cool Springs Press know a thing or two about DIY home improvement and maintenance; we've been writing about it for the past quarter-century, and we have more...
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Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

Leo Damrosch · Yale University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

Jonathan Swift is best remembered today as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the satiric fantasy that quickly became a classic and has remained in print for nearly three centuries. Yet Swift also wrote many other influential works, was a major political and religious figure in his time,...
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Winning Strategies for Successful Aging (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

Eric Pfeiffer · Yale University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

For anyone who is approaching a 65th birthday with trepidation, this valuable book offers heartening advice on navigating the later years of life. Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, who for thirty years has cared for—and learned from—elderly people, addresses with compassion and deep understanding...
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The Star Wars Craft Book

Bonnie Burton · LucasBooks; Original edition
Format: Print book

GIVE IN TO THE POWER OF THE CRAFTY SIDE Chewbacca Sock Puppets. Ewok Flower Vases. AT-AT Herb Gardens. With The Star Wars Craft Book, fans of all ages and skill levels can bring the best of the galaxy far, far away right into their own homes. Fully illustrated, this guide features a variety...
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Good Grief: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village

Ellen Stimson · Countryman Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An Endless Vacation Becomes a Way of Life! One vacation changed everything. Ellen Stimson and her husband had such a wonderful time in Vermont that they wondered what living there would really be like. “What if we stayed here . . . forever?” So began the series of adventures...
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The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family

Roger Cohen · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

An intimate and profoundly moving Jewish family history - a story of displacement, prejudice, hope, despair, and love.In this luminous memoir, award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own forebears. As he follows them...
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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing

Anya Von Bremzen · Crown; First Edition first Printing edition
Format: eBook

A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations        Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment...
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Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris · Crown Archetype
Format: Kindle Edition

Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened? Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the "u" back in "aUtobiography"? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!...
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The Parthenon Enigma

Joan Breton Connelly · Knopf
Pages: 485
Format: Hardcover

Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West's ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model...
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In My Blood: Six Generations of Madness and Desire in an American Family

John Sedgwick · Harper; 1 edition
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

John Sedgwick's widely praised novels introduced readers to the rarified enclave of Brahmin Boston, in which privilege and elitism, handed down from one generation to the next, come at a price. He discovered for himself just how great that price can be when, while writing his second...
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Musorgsky and His Circle: A Russian Musical Adventure

Stephen Walsh · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

The emergence of Russian classical music in the nineteenth century in the wake of Mikhail Glinka comprises one of the most remarkable and fascinating stories in all musical history. The five men who came together in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg in the 1860s, all composers of talent,...
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Nonna's House: Cooking and Reminiscing with the Italian Grandmothers of Enoteca Maria

Jody Scaravella · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

This beautiful collection of food and nostalgia features great traditions from the heart of Italy, with delicious recipes and colorful stories from the internationally celebrated grandmothers of Enoteca Maria - a one-of-a-kind Italian restaurant where a rotating cast of nonnas are the star...
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The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

Susan Jaques · Pegasus Books, 2016.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman's greatest legacy...
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My Salinger Year

Joanna Rakoff · Vintage
Format: Paperback

Keenly observed and irresistibly funny, My Salinger Year is a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing.After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff takes a job as assistant to the storied literary...
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COMETS!: Visitors from Deep Space

David J. Eicher · Cambridge University Press; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Join David J. Eicher in this fast-paced and entertaining journey through the history, present, and future of these important yet mysterious cosmic bodies. From ancient times, humans have been fascinated by "broom stars" and "blazing scimitars" lighting up the sky and moving...
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Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James

Rick James · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

Best known for his song "Super Freak," hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz in this posthumously published, wildly entertaining, and profound expression...
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