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Batik : traditional textiles of Indonesia : from the Rudolf Smed & Donald Harper Collections

Rudolf G Smend · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. Each fabric has a rich story to tell--as a reflection of the nation's religious beliefs, sophisticated court cultures and cosmopolitan history. The extraordinary textiles in this book are from the collections of Rudolf Smend and Donald...
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Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA

E.G. Vallianatos · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 284
Format: Hardcover

Imagine walking into a restaurant and finding chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, or neonicotinoid insecticides listed in the description of your entree. They may not be printed in the menu, but many are in your food.These are a few of the literally millions of pounds of approved synthetic...
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They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

Doug Harvey · Gallery Books
Pages: 274
Format: Hardcover

In the pageantry of baseball, one select group is virtually unknown in the outside world, derided by fans, faced with split-second choices that spell victory or defeat. These men are up-close observers of the action, privy to inside jokes, blood feuds, benches-clearing brawls, and managers'...
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Richard III: England's Black Legend

Desmond Seward · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

With the recent discovery of Richard IIIs remains, a newly-revised edition of the celebrated biography of Englands most notorious king. With the victory of Henry Tudor, the usurping dynasty made an effort to besmirch the last Plantagenetxs reputation, and some historians claim that Richardxs...
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The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat

Kathie Madonna Swift · Hudson Street Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The microbiome is about to be the hottest thing in health. New research, for example, shows that lean people have different gut bacteria than heavier people.The Swift Diet will be the first to show women how they can tap into that research to lose weight permanently by eating to change...
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True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Kati Marton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

This astonishing real-life spy thriller, filled with danger, misplaced loyalties, betrayal, treachery, and pure evil, with a plot twist worthy of John le Carré, is relevant today as a tale of fanaticism and the lengths it takes us to.True Believer reveals the life of Noel Field, an American...
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Colored Travelers: Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor · University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Americans have long regarded the freedom of travel a central tenet of citizenship. Yet, in the United States, freedom of movement has historically been a right reserved for whites. In this book, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor shows that African Americans fought obstructions to their mobility...
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Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

William Shatner · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes...
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Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

Reese Erlich · Prometheus Books
Format: Hardcover

Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better...
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School of Fish

Ben Pollinger · Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed executive chef of a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant comes a comprehensive, beautifully designed guide to cooking fish, for home cooks of all skill levels.School of Fish is an all-encompassing culinary education in one handy—not to mention gorgeously photographed—cookbook....
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Secret Service Dogs : the heroes who protect the president of the united states

Maria Goodavage · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and a host of others. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever...
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Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Howard Blum · HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Pages: 474
Format: Hardcover

Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum's gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American...
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The DIY Pantry: 30 Minutes to Healthy, Homemade Food

Kresha Faber · Adams Media, a division of F W Media, Inc.
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

All-natural pantry staples for just pennies a serving!With The DIY Pantry, you can break free from processed foods and learn to make healthy, delicious meals without spending hours in the kitchen or breaking the bank. From artisan breads and aromatic seasonings to irresistible treats like...
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Radiant Truths: Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, and Other Essays on American Belief

Jeff Sharlet · Yale University Press,
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

Beginning with Walt Whitman singing hymns at a wounded soldier's bedside during the Civil War, this surprising and vivid anthology ranges straight through to the twenty-first century to end with Francine Prose crying tears of complicated joy at the sight of Whitman's words in Zuccotti...
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A Letter to My Cat: Notes to Our Best Friends

Lisa Erspamer · Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

The follow-up to A Letter to My Dog takes on cats with celebrities writing letters of love and gratitude to their beloved pet felinesAlluring elusive mysteriousmdashthe cats in our lives are not always easy to get to know But as with all pets they have unique personalities and stories to tell...
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