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The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times

Anthony DePalma - Viking
Format: Hardcover

Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families's varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years.Cubans today, most of whom have lived their entire lives under the Castro regime, are hesitantly embracing the future. In his new book, Anthony DePalma,...
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The Shores of Bohemia: A Cape Cod Story, 1910-1960

John Taylor Williams - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Paperback

An intimate portrait of a legendary generation of artists, writers, activists, and dreamers who created a utopia on the shores of Cape Cod during the first half of the twentieth century.. Their names are iconic: Eugene O'Neill, Willem de Kooning, Josef and Anni Albers, Emma Goldman,...
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Flora Macdonald: "Pretty Young Rebel": Her Life and Story

Flora Fraser - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A captivating biography of the remarkable young Scotswoman whose bold decision to help "Bonnie" Prince Charlie - the Stuart claimant to the British throne - evade capture and flee the country has become the stuff of legend.After his decisive defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746,...
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Devil's Mile: The Rich, Gritty History of the Bowery

ALICE SPARBERG ALEXIOU - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: "Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history, and she brings it all brimming to life here in the story of the Bowery, the most notorious street in America."A fascinating cultural history of New York...
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The Big Book of King Cake

Matt Haines - ?Susan Schadt Press
Format: Hardcover

"I once ate more than eighty king cakes in a single Carnival," author Matt Haines proudly remembers, demonstrating his dedication to this delicious Mardi Gras tradition. "So you can imagine how amazed I was to learn there has never been a coffee table book dedicated to king...
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Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting

Martin Kemp - Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover

Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal--not the silly secrets that the "Leonardo loonies" continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo,...
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The Story of Britain: A History of the Great Ages: From the Romans to the Present

Roy Strong - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative and sweeping history of Britain from the Romans to the present day -- in a newly revised edition for the next generation of readers.The Story of Britain is an accessible one-volume history that clearly depict Britain's origins -- and explain how the past shaped the nation's...
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Fire and Steel: The End of World War Two in the West

PETER CADDICK-ADAMS - ?Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover

The final volume in one of the most acclaimed works of military history of this generation. Here is Peter Caddick-Adams' third volume in his trilogy about the final year of the Western front in World War Two. Fire & Steel covers the war's final 100 days-beginning in late January...
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The General Who Wore Six Stars: The Inside Story of John C. H. Lee

Hank H Cox - Potomac Books
Format: Hardcover

Lt. Gen. John C. H. Lee wore six stars on his helmet, three in front and three in back - an unusual affectation. He was a stickler for discipline and a legendary military figure whom servicemen and historians loved to hate. Yet Lee was an intensely religious person and an advocate of opportunity...
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Buzz Ride: Driven to Disruption: Memoirs of an Uber Driver

P M White - Lake Claremont Press
Format: Paperback

A Darkly Comedic Coming of (Middle) Age Adventure Why would a financially-comfortable fifty-something father of two--with a Mercedes--drive Uber late at night on the toughest streets of Chicago? Pat White (pseudonym) , a financial advisor and business strategist, decided to go undercover...
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