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A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West

Luke Harding · Vintage
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

A real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI5, and Russian mobsters--that reverberates from the streets of London to the deadly halls of today's Kremlin. A Vintage Original. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned...
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The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

David Bellos · Farrar
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The definitive biography of the world's most popular novelPutting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full...
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Nature's Allies: Eight Conservationists Who Changed Our World

LARRY NIELSEN · ISLAND Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

It's easy to feel powerless in the face of big environmental challenges - but we need inspiration more than ever. With political leaders who deny climate change, species that are fighting for their very survival, and the planet's last places of wilderness growing smaller and smaller,...
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JFK: A Vision for America

STEPHEN KENNEDY SMITH · HARPERCOLLINS
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth, the definitive compendium of JFK's most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures - including President Barack Obama,...
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The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home

Sally Mott Freeman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history - and save one of their own.They are three brothers, all Navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter...
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In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown

Amy Gary · Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children's classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret's books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center...
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A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

Michael D'Antonio · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Barack Obama was once a most unlikely candidate, but his successful campaign for the White House made him a worldwide sensation and a transformative figure even before he was inaugurated. Elected as the Iraq War and the Great Recession had discouraged millions of Americans, Obama made a promise...
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Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

Ronald Epstein · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most - safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care - from the foremost expert in the field.As a third-year Harvard Medical...
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Until The Birds Chirp: Reflections On The Sixties

Marc A Catone · Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 220

"If you remember the Sixties, you weren't there." So goes the familiar joke line, but it's not true. There are millions of people who remember the Sixties. However, they aren't only the famous actors, well-known musicians, or familiar talking heads who usually show...
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By Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O'Neill

Arthur Gelb · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 896
Format: Print book

Celebrated for their books on Eugene O'Neill and enjoying access to a trove of previously sealed archival material, the Gelbs deliver their final volume on the stormy life and brilliant oeuvre of this Nobel Prize-winning American playwright. This is a tour through both a magical moment...
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