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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Sarah Janssen · World Almanac
Pages: 1008
Format: Hardcover

The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! Larger hardcover format of this essential resource offers larger type sizes and more user-friendly access to thousands of facts.The World AlmanacĀ® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference...
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The Hell of Good Intentions: America's Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

Stephen M Walt · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times-bestselling author Stephen M. Walt, The Hell of Good Intentions dissects the faults and foibles of recent American foreign policy -- explaining why it has been plagued by disasters like the "forever wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan and outlining what can be done...
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The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape

Mark Braude · Penguin Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Part forensic investigation, part dramatic jailbreak adventure, Mark Braude's The Invisible Emperor is a gripping narrative history of Napoleon Bonaparte's ten-month exile on the Mediterranean island of ElbaIn the spring of 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated. Having overseen...
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Concise World Atlas, 7th Edition

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

More than 640 high-definition maps created with the latest digital mapping techniques bring you the world in more detail than ever before.Now fully revised and updated to reflect recent geopolitical changes, this essential desktop reference provides a concise but comprehensive overview...
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White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin J DiAngelo · Beacon Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequalityIn this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white...
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Henry's Men: And the Men Who Made Him

Tracy Borman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Henry VIII is best known in history for his tempestuous marriages and the fates of his six wives. However, as acclaimed historian Tracy Borman makes clear in her illuminating new chronicle of Henry's life, his reign and reputation were hugely influenced by the men who surrounded and interacted...
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How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

Akiko Busch · Penguin Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Vivid, surprising, and utterly timely, Akiko Busch's HOW TO DISAPPEAR explores the idea of invisibility in nature, art, and science, in search of a more joyful and peaceful way of living in today's increasingly surveilled and publicity-obsessed worldIn our increasingly networked...
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Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

CHRISTOPHER BONANOS · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The first definitive biography of Weegee the Famous -- photographer, psychic, fiend -- from the author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid.Arthur Fellig's ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he renamed himself "Weegee," claiming that he functioned...
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Cuba Libre!: Che, Fidel, and the Improbable Revolution That Changed World History

Tony Perrottet · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The surprising story of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them.Most people are familiar with the basics of the Cuban Revolution of 1956-1959: it was led by two of the twentieth century's most charismatic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara;...
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The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus

John Glatt · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story behind the kidnappings and long-overdue rescue of three women found in a Cleveland basement.The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned,...
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Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier

MARK C ADAMS · Dutton
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America's last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition.In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska:...
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The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story

EDWIDGE DANTICAT · Graywolf Press
Pages: 181
Format: Paperback

A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea LightEdwidge Danticat's The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other...
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Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival

KELLY SUNDBERG · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"It is a hell of a thing to write about brutality and suffering with strength, grace, generosity and beauty. That's precisely what Kelly Sundberg has done in her gripping memoir about marriage and domestic violence. Sundberg's honesty is astonishing, how she laid so much of herself...
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That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know

Joanne Lipman · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

First things first: There will be no man shaming in That's What She Said. A recent Harvard study found that corporate "diversity training" has actually made the gender gap worse - in part because it makes men feel demonized. Women, meanwhile, have been told closing the gender...
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