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The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing

Alice LaPlante · W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

A Los Angeles Times bestseller: wonderfully lucid and illuminating, Alice LaPlante’s guide to writing fiction “recalls Francine Prose’s bestseller, Reading Like a Writer” (Library Journal).The Making of a Story is a fresh and inspiring guide to the basics of creative...
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How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Ruth Goodman · Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From an historian who advised on the BBC's Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England.On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period...
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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

JEFFREY KLUGER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three...
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Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice

Martha C. Nussbaum · Belknap Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

How can we achieve and sustain a "decent" liberal society, one that aspires to justice and equal opportunity for all and inspires individuals to sacrifice for the common good? In this book, a continuation of her explorations of emotions and the nature of social justice, Martha...
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The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them

Todd G Buchholz · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In this bold history and manifesto, a former White House director of economic policy exposes the economic, political, and cultural cracks that wealthy nations face and makes the case for transforming those same vulnerabilities into sources of strength - and the foundation of a national...
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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir

Lidia Yuknavitch · Hawthorne Books
Format: Paperback

This is not your mother's memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch expertly moves the reader through issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and the family from the point of view of a lifelong swimmer turned artist. In writing that explores the nature of memoir itself, her story...
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Rare: The High-Stakes Race to Satisfy Our Need for the Scarcest Metals on Earth

Keith Veronese · Prometheus Books
Format: Hardcover

How will your life change when the supply of tantalum dries up? You may have never heard of this unusual metal, but without it smartphones would be instantly less omniscient, video game systems would falter, and laptops fail.  Tantalum is not alone.  Rhodium. Osmium. Niobium. Such refugees...
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The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War

Jim Mann · Viking
Pages: 396
Format: Print book

In "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan", "New York Times" bestselling author James Mann directs his keen analysis to Ronald Reagan's role in ending the Cold War. Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann offers a fresh and compelling narrative...
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Pacific : silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers

Simon Winchester · Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 492
Format: Print book

The New York Times best-selling author of The Men Who United the States traces the geological history of the Pacific Ocean to assess its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world.A colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean--what it has been,...
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The good son : the life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini

Mark Kriegel · Free Press
Format: Hardcover

A biography of boxing champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini who is considered the "real" Rocky.In the 1980s, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini wasn't merely the lightweight champ. An adoring public considered him a national hero, the real Rocky: a righteous kid in a corrupt...
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Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare

Scott Horton · Nation Books
Format: Hardcover

Forty years ago, a majority of Americans were highly engaged in issues of war and peace. Whether to go to war or keep out of conflicts was a vital question at the heart of the country's vibrant, if fractious, democracy. But American political consciousness has drifted. In the last decade,...
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Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

Eri Hotta · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific. When Japan launched hostilities against the United States in 1941, argues Eri Hotta, its leaders, in large part, understood...
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I Am That

Nisargadatta Maharaj · The Acorn Press, Durham, NC; 2nd American edition
Format: Paperback

Back cover This collection of the timeless teachings of one of the greatest sages of India, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, is a testament to the uniqueness of the seer's life and work and is regarded by many as a modern spiritual classic. I Am That (first published in 1973) continues to draw...
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