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Collected Nonfiction, Volume 2: Selections from the Memoirs and Travel Writings

Mark Twain · Everyman's Library
Pages: 776
Format: Print book

The second of two new hardcover volumes collecting the major nonfiction writings of the "father of American literature," including excerpts from The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, A Tramp Abroad, and Life on the Mississippi. Mark Twain's playful exuberance and remarkable storytelling...
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Bowie: The Illustrated Story

Pat Gilbert · Voyageur Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

David Bowie released an incredible 27 studio albums, beginning with his eponymous 1967 debut and ending with Blackstar, released just two days before his death in January 2016. Widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians and performers of the previous five decades, Bowie demolished...
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When Breath Becomes Air Essay Book Korean Version ??? ?? ? ?

Paul Kalanithi
Pages: 281
Format: Print book

137 * 198 * 26 mm, 284pages Language: Korean
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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Abrams Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The American people spoke up, with protests, marches,...
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Spy Sites of Washington, DC: A Guide to the Capital Region's Secret History

Robert Wallace · Georgetown University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Washington, DC stands at the epicenter of world espionage. Mapping this history from the halls of government to tranquil suburban neighborhoods reveals scores of dead drops, covert meeting places, and secret facilities -- a constellation of clandestine sites unknown to even the most avid...
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We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That are Funny, Complicated, and True

GABRIELLE UNION · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced." - Lena Dunham, Lenny LetterIn the spirit of Amy Poehler's Yes Please, Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender,...
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Interior States: Essays

Meghan O'Gieblyn · Anchor
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

"Meghan O'Gieblyn's deep and searching essays are written with a precise sort of skepticism and a slight ache in the heart. A first-rate and riveting collection." --Lorrie MooreA fresh, acute, and even profound collection that centers around two core (and related) issues...
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Mahler and Strauss: In Dialogue

Charles Dowell Youmans · Indiana University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

A rare case among history's great music contemporaries, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) and Richard Strauss (1864-1949) enjoyed a close friendship until Mahler's death in 1911. Unlike similar musical pairs (Bach and Handel, Haydn and Mozart, Schoenberg and Stravinsky) , these two composers...
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My Beloved Man

Vicki P. Stroeher · Boydell & Brewer
Pages: 488
Format: Print book

'To read these letters is to climb up a wall and peer into the secret garden of two giants. ' From the Foreword by FIONA SHAW This volume comprises the complete surviving correspondence between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. The 365 letters written throughout their 39-year relationship...
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Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

Peter Graham · Skyhorse
Pages: 341
Format: Hardcover

On June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme - better known as bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry - and Pauline Parker went for a walk in a New Zealand park with Pauline's mother, Honora. Half an hour later, the girls returned alone, claiming that Pauline's mother had had an accident....
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The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

MAYA JASANOFF · Penguin Press
Pages: 375
Format: Hardcover

"Enlightening, compassionate, superb" - John Le CarréA visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing todayMigration, terrorism, the tensions between global...
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Neruda: The Poet's Calling

Mark Eisner · Ecco
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

The most definitive biography to date of the poet Pablo Neruda, a moving portrait of one of the most intriguing and influential figures in Latin American historyFew poets have captured the global imagination like Pablo Neruda. In his native Chile, across Latin America, and in many other...
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Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

Cullen Murphy · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut SchoolFor a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation's top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone's throw...
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ELLA: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald

Geoffrey Mark · Ultimate Symbol
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Ella Jane Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Song, became an internationally celebrated cultural force who has been called the greatest female singer in history. ELLA chronicles the ultimate rags-to-riches embodiment of the American dream, whose personal life was one of the best-kept secrets...
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