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The 40s: The Story of a Decade

The New Yorker Magazine · Random House; First Edition ~1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Including contributions by W. H. Auden Elizabeth Bishop John Cheever Janet Flanner John Hersey Langston Hughes Shirley Jackson A. J. Liebling William Maxwell Carson McCullers Joseph Mitchell Vladimir Nabokov Ogden Nash John OHara George Orwell V. S. Pritchett Lillian Ross...
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Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths

Nancy Marie Brown · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

An Indie Next pick for December 2012, Song of the Vikings brings to life Snorri Sturluson, wealthy chieftain, wily politician, witty storyteller, and the sole source of Viking lore for all of Western literature. Tales of one-eyed Odin, Thor and his mighty hammer, the trickster Loki, and the beautiful...
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Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

Wil S. Hylton · Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

 Praised by Robert Kurson, Philipp Meyer, Hampton Sides, Michael Paterniti, and many others "A powerful story, masterfully told."—GQ"[A] deeply textured, propulsive new book...a phenomenal writer."—TIME.com"Marries an almost cinematically well-paced...
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Vermont Beer:: History of a Brewing Revolution

Kurt Staudter · The History Press; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Vermonters love all things local, so it is no surprise that the Green Mountain State has had a thriving craft beer scene for more than twenty years. Early Vermont brewers, though, faced many obstacles in bringing their beer to the thirsty masses, including a state-imposed prohibition beginning...
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Last crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson · Crown Publishers
Pages: 430
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York,...
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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

Chris McGreal · PublicAffairs
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusionsThe opioid epidemic has been called "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine." But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of history. Driven by greed,...
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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable and Critics' Top Book of 2016Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for NonfictionOne of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head OnNPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016's Great ReadsSan Francisco Chronicle's Best...
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Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People

Elizabeth A. Fenn · Farrar Straus & Giroux
Pages: 456
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for HistoryEncounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis...
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13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

Mitchell Zuckoff · Hachette Book Group USA
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
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The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief

Alan Connor · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

A journalist and word aficionado salutes the 100-year history and pleasures of crossword puzzles Since its debut in The New York World on December 21, 1913, the crossword puzzle has enjoyed a rich and surprisingly lively existence. Alan Connor, a comic writer known for his exploration of all things...
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