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Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths
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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From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet
From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet

John Naughton · Quercus
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

John Naughton is The Observer's "Networker" columnist, a prominent blogger, and Vice-President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. The Times has said that his writings, "[it] draws on more than two decades of study to explain how the internet works and the challenges and opportunities...
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Last crossing of the Lusitania
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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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

Anand Gopal · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan--and then brought the Taliban back from the deadIn a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught...
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The 40s: The Story of a Decade
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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Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word
Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word

Matthew Battles · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness....
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harpercollins
Pages: 443
Format: Print book

New York Times BestsellerFrom a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a #1 international bestseller - that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human."One...
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The Eastern Question
The Eastern Question

Ted Danforth · Anekdota
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

The current conflicts in the Middle East are present-day manifestations of geopolitical dynamics that have been active in the historical process from its beginning. In 108 maps and drawings, The Eastern Question looks at these dynamics through a geopolitical lens with a scope of three millennia,...
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