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Afternoon Tea: A History

Julia Skinner - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

Afternoon Tea: A History explores the development of the afternoon tea meal, diving deeper than the popular tale of the Duchess of Bedford's afternoon gatherings to find the meals that inspired those early afternoon teas. Julia Skinner carefully separates the fact and lore around the meal...
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Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018

David Kipen - Modern Library
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

A rich mosaic of diary entries and letters from the likes of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Susan Sontag, Albert Einstein, Cesar Chavez, Joan Rivers, and many more, this is the story of Los Angeles as told by locals, transplants, and some just passing through.
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Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

GEORGE C DAUGHAN - W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian reinterprets the battle that launched the American Revolution.

George C. Daughan's magnificently detailed account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord challenges the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based...

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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...

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Gone at Midnight: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

Anderson, Jake - CITADEL PR

A Los Angeles hotel with a haunting history. A missing young woman. A disturbing video followed by a shocking discovery. A cold-case mystery that has become an internet phenomenon--and for one determined journalist, a life-changing quest toward uncomfortable truths.

Twenty-one-year-old...

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The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics

Sean Wilentz - W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 364
Format: Print book

One of our most eminent historians reminds us of the commanding role party politics has played in America's enduring struggle against economic inequality.

"There are two keys to unlocking the secrets of American politics and American political history." So begins The Politicians...

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Composers: Their Lives and Works

DK - DK
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A compelling celebration of more than 90 of the world's most influential composers from the medieval period to the present day, Composers reveals the fascinating stories of their lives, loves, and works. Biographical entries - introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured composer...
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Please Please Tell Me Now: The Duran Duran Story

Stephen Davis - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

In Please Please Tell Me Now, bestselling rock biographer Stephen Davis tells the story of Duran Duran, the quintessential band of the 1980s. Their pretty boy looks made them the stars of fledgling MTV, but it was their brilliant musicianship that led to a string of number one hits. By the end of the decade,...
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