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Moses: A Human Life
Moses: A Human Life

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg · Yale University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many books on Jewish thought, turns her attention...
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Following Fish: One Man's Journey into the Food and Culture of the Indian Coast
Following Fish: One Man's Journey into the Food and Culture of the Indian Coast

Samanth Subramanian · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

In India's long and diverse coastline, fish inhabit the heart of many aspects of life: food of course, and also culture, commerce, sports, history, and society. Journeying along the edges of the peninsula, Samanth Subramanian delivers a kaleidoscope of extraordinary stories. Following Fish...
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The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue
The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue

Piu Marie Eatwell · Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

"One of the most notorious and bizarre mysteries of the Edwardian age, for readers who loved The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his horsedrawn carriage...
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God's Armies: Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath
God's Armies: Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath

Malcolm Lambert · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

With ramifications on geopolitics today, a vivid chronicle of the Christian and Islamic struggle to control the sacred places of Palestine and the Middle East between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Crusade and jihad are often reckoned to have represented two sides of the same coin:...
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Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

Wil Haygood · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional...
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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter
They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter

Wesley Lowery · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The first book to go behind the barricades of #blacklivesmatter to tell the story of the young men and women who are calling for a new America. In a closely reported book that draws on his own experience as a young biracial journalist, "Washington Post "reporter Wesley Lowery...
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City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York

Tyler Anbinder · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 768
Format: Print book

A defining American story, never before told with such breadth of scope, lavish research, and resounding spirit With more than three million foreign-born residents today, New York has been America's defining port of entry for nearly four centuries, a magnet for transplants from all over...
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Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground
Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground

John D. Williams Jr · Liveright; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In this zany, one-of-a-kind memoir, former executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association John D. Williams Jr. brings to life the obsessions, madness, and glory of the SCRABBLE® culture -- from living-room players to world champions.Beginning his career on a lark as a freelance...
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Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran
Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

Laura Secor · Riverhead Books, 2016.
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

The drama that shaped today's Iran, from the Revolution to the present day. In 1979, seemingly overnight - moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world - Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black...
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Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

Allen C. Guelzo · Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg July 13, 1863, which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier,...
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The Republic of Conscience
The Republic of Conscience

Gary Hart · Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Pages: 215
Format: Print book

Former Senator Gary Hart's The Republic of Conscience is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape. Going back as early as 400 BC, the idea of a true republic has been threatened by narrow, special...
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Ohio Indian Trails
Ohio Indian Trails

Frank N. Wilcox · Kent State Univ Pr; 3 edition
Format: Print book

Shawnee, Miami, Delaware, Wyandot, Ottawa, Iroquois, and Mingo tribes great and small, loosely confederated or warring with each other, pushed ever westward by the advancing white settlements these were the native peoples of Ohio. They left behind little but their names, yet the trained...
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The Truth about Cancer: What You Need to Know about Cancer's History, Treatment, and Prevention
The Truth about Cancer: What You Need to Know about Cancer's History, Treatment, and Prevention

Ty M Bollinger · Hay House
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

One out of three women alive today, and one out of two men, will face a cancer diagnosis, according to the World Health Organization. Ty Bollinger takes this personally: in the course of a decade, he says, "I lost my entire family to cancer. I don't believe I had to lose them."...
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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Nathaniel Philbrick · Viking
Pages: 427
Format: Print book

"Valiant Ambition may be one of the greatest what-if books of the age - a volume that turns one of America's best-known narratives on its head." - Boston Globe"Clear and insightful, it consolidates his reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction."...
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Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?
Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?

Richard Cohen · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen's own), and a passionate defense of Israel's legitimacy.Richard Cohen's book is part reportage, part memoir - an intimate journey through the history of Europe's Jews, culminating in the establishment of Israel. A veteran,...
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