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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Anne Boyd Rioux · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

On its 150th anniversary, discover the story of the beloved classic that has captured the imaginations of generations.Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America's favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout the world,...
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The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies

Dawn Raffel · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant "doctor" became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies--by placing them in incubators in World's Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City. What kind of doctor puts his patients on display?As Dawn...
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A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert

Karen Piper · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missilesThe China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware....
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Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon

Charles Casillo · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Based on new interviews and research, this ground-breaking biography reveals how Marilyn's childhood contributed to her struggle with bi-polar disorder, and impacted her career and personal life.Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates. Her story still...
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The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy

Anne De Courcy · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married into the impoverished British aristocracy at the turn of the twentieth century - The real women who inspired Downton AbbeyTowards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth,...
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Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life.

ANTONIA FELIX · Sourcebooks
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. In the wake...
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Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937–1946

James P. Leary · University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Americas Upper Midwest is a distinctive region where many indigenous and immigrant peoples have maintained, merged, and modified their folk song traditions for more than two centuries. In the 1930s and 1940s, Sidney Robertson, Alan Lomax, and Helene Stratman-Thomaswith support from the Library...
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Adrift: A True Story of Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic and the One Who Lived to Tell about It

Brian Murphy · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of bestsellers such as Dead Wake and In the Heart of the Sea, Adrift tells of thirteen victims and a tragedy at sea where every desperate act could mean life or deathThe small ship making the Liverpool-to-New York trip in the early months of 1856 carried mail, crates of dry goods,...
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40 Knots and How to Tie Them

Lucy Davidson · Princeton Architectural Press
Format: Hardcover

Knowing which knot to use when and how to tie it can mean the difference between safety and danger or a dry or wet night camping. A well-tied knot is not only a safeguard, but also a thing of beauty. 40 Knots and How to Tie Them presents the essential knots, from classic sturdy, strong...
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In Pieces

Sally Field · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words--about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother....
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Baby Names 2019: This Year's Best Baby Names: State to State

ELEANOR TURNER · Crimson Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Choosing a name for your baby has never been easier or more enjoyable than with Baby Names 2019. Whether you are looking for a traditional name or something more adventurous, Baby Names 2019 will help solve your baby-naming dilemmas.Popular culture continues to affect baby naming. The recent...
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Best American Poetry 2018

David Lehman · Scribner
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Celebrating thirty years, the 2018 edition of the Best American Poetry - "a 'best' anthology that really lives up to its title" (Chicago Tribune) - collects the most significant poems of the year, chosen by Poet Laureate of California Dana Gioia.In a review of Best...
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On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier

THOMAS J SIMS · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary memoir recounting the adventures of a young doctor stationed in the Alaskan bush.The fish-out-of-water stories of Northern Exposure and Doc Martin meet the rough-and-rugged setting of The Discovery Channel's Alaskan Bush People in Thomas J. Sims's On Call in the Arctic,...
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Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Craig Brown · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A witty and profound portrait of the most talked-about English royalShe made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando tongue-tied. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. Francis Bacon...
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Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer

Lisa McCubbin · Gallery Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

An intimate and insightful biography of Betty Ford, the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, from the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me.Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2019

Bill Cosby · Old Farmer's Almanac
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook

It's another new year celebrating everything under the Sun, including the Moon, with The Old Farmer's Almanac, America's oldest continuously published periodical! Always timely, topical, and distinctively "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor," the Almanac has been...
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The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks

SUSAN SHAPIRO · Writer's Digest Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Newspaper, magazine, and web editors are desperate for new voices and anyone, in any field, can break in. So why not you? Over the last two decades, writing professor Susan Shapiro has taught more than 25,000 students of all ages and backgrounds at NYU, Columbia, Temple, The New School,...
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Last Days of the Concorde: The Crash of Flight 4590 and the End of Supersonic Passenger Travel

Samme Chittum · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The gripping true tale of a devastating plane crash, the investigation into its causes, and the race to prevent similar disasters in the future.On July 25, 2000, a Concorde, the world's fastest passenger plane, was taking off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when it suddenly...
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Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2019

TERRY KOVEL KIM KOVEL · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 592
Format: Paperback

The 2019 KOVELS' ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE is the most complete and best-illustrated price guide available--with 15,000 listings and more than 2,500 full-color photographs--from the most trusted name in the industry. The Kovels are the most trusted source for both the casual...
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