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Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life

Heather Cass White - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Heather Cass White's Books Promiscuously Read is about the pleasures of reading and its power in shaping our internal lives. It advocates for a life of constant, disorderly, time-consuming reading, and encourages readers to trust in the value of the exhilaration and fascination such...
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The Passion of Anne Hutchinson: An Extraordinary Woman, the Puritan Patriarchs, and the World They Made and Lost

Marilyn J. Westerkamp - Oxford University Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

When English colonizers landed in New England in 1630, they constructed a godly commonwealth according to precepts gleaned from Scripture. For these 'Puritan' Christians, religion both provided the center and defined the margins of existence. While some Puritans were called to exercise...
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In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves

Bill Streever - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling exploration of the science and history of the deep sea.Full of mystery and danger, the deep sea has long been a symbol of the great unknown. In this dramatic and thrilling account, acclaimed biologist and deep sea diver Bill Streever shows us the incredible adventures happening...
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Voices from the Great War

Peter Vansittart - Franklin Watts
Format: Hardcover

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What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers

Jessica Pearce Rotondi - The Unnamed Press
Format: Hardcover

"A beautiful amalgam of memoir, travelogue, and investigative report that moves with the propulsive forward energy of a thriller. A haunting chronicle of loss and redemption." -- Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Alexander HamiltonIn the wake of her mother's death,...
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Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World's Deadliest Weapons

Theo Emery - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

"A terrifying piece of history that almost no one knows." - Hampton Sides In 1915, when German forces executed the first successful gas attack of World War I, the world watched in horror as the boundaries of warfare were forever changed. Cries of barbarianism rang throughout...
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Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change

Beth Comstock - Currency
Format: Hardcover

From one of today's foremost innovation leaders, an inspiring and practical guide to mastering change in the face of uncertainty. The world will never be slower than it is right now, says Beth Comstock, the former Vice Chair and head of marketing and innovation at GE. But confronting...
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Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball

Luke Epplin
Format: Hardcover


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Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

Michael Hiltzik - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

In 1869, when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad, few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks. Once a hodgepodge of short, squabbling lines, America's railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators, crooks, and visionaries....
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Wild Wild Web: What the history of the Wild West teaches us about the future of the Digital Society

Tim Cole - Forsthaus Verlag
Format: Print Length

Looking back on the short, exciting history of the Internet, it's good to recall the events that shaped what we like to call the American "Wild West". Then and now, a new world was discovered, explored and, eventually, tamed. And in the early day, strength and audacity were...
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