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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Lindsey Fitzharris · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers WeeklyThe gripping story of how Joseph Lister's antiseptic method changed medicine foreverIn The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed...
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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An intimate new biography of Joni Mitchell, one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth centuryJoni Mitchell is a cultural touchstone for generations of Americans. In her heyday she released ten experimental, challenging, and revealing albums; her lyrics captivated people with the beauty...
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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Jenna Bush Hager · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

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Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend

Steve Paul · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn't make up his mind...
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Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China

Xiaolu Guo · Grove Press
Format: Hardcover

Xiaolu Guo is one of the most acclaimed Chinese-born writers of her generation, an iconoclastic and completely contemporary voice. Her vivid, poignant memoir, Nine Continents is the story of a curious mind coming of age in an inhospitable country, and her determination to seek a life beyond...
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The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books

Marta McDowell · Timber Press
Pages: 390
Format: Hardcover

A must-read companion to the Little House books 2017 is the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday. Her beloved Little House series tells a classic coming-of-age story based on Wilder's own family life and is a reflection of the pioneer spirit of the time. They are also...
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The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager

Ned Colletti · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at the career of famed former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager (a position also known as "The Big Chair") , whose tenure spanned nine of the most exciting and turbulent years in the franchise's history. During his tenure with the Dodgers,...
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Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend

Meryl Gordon · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion.
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Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History

Tori Telfer · Harper Perennial
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Inspired by author Tori Telfer's Jezebel column "Lady Killers," this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages.When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack...
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Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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