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How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents About Surviving My First

Jo Piazza · Harmony Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Everyone tells you marriage is hard, but no one tells you what to do about it. As journalist Jo Piazza began planning her own wedding she realized that American marriage traditions focus more on the perfect dress, the Instagram-worthy decorations, and the menu than on how to make a real,...
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Victoria & Abdul

Shrabani Basu · Vintage
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Dame Judi Dench from director Stephen Frears, releasing September 22, 2017. Tall and handsome Abdul was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at tables for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Within a year, Abdul...
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The Origin of Others

TONI MORRISON · Harvard University Press
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct...
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Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Bret Baier · William Morrow
Pages: 346
Format: Print book

"THE BEST BOOK ON EISENHOWER TO APPEAR IN A VERY LONG TIME"*: BRET BAIER'S "RIVETING ACCOUNT"† OF IKE'S FINAL MISSION IS "A LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENT"‡ THAT IS "DESTINED TO TAKE ITS PLACE AS ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY"§January...
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Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

Catherine Reef · Clarion Books
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

Most people know Florence Nightingale was a compassionate and legendary nurse, but they don't know her full story. This riveting biography explores the exceptional life of a woman who defied the stifling conventions of Victorian society to pursue what was considered an undesirable vocation....
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Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings

Edie Eckman · Storey Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 100 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike. If you're ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate...
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