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Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland

Shauna Sever · Running Press Adult
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

A Love Letter to America's Heartland, the Great Midwest When it comes to defining what we know as all-American baking, everything from Bundt cakes to brownies have roots that can be traced to the great Midwest. German, Scandinavian, Polish, French, and Italian immigrant families baked...
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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Foer, Joshua · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

"A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper." - New York Times Praised as the "bestest travel guide ever" (Mary Roach) and "a joy to read and reread" (Neil Gaiman) , Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of travel...
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A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

Iyer, Pico · Knopf
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of The Art of Stillness--one of our most engaging and discerning travel writers--a unique, indispensable guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan.After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home...
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National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks

Waterman, Jon · National Geographic
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The first book of its kind, this stunning atlas showcases America's spectacular park system from coast to coast, richly illustrated with an inspiring and informative collection of maps, graphics, and photographs.From the white sand beaches of Dry Tortugas to the snowy peaks of Denali,...
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Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

Loewen, James W. · The New Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called "jim-dandy pop history," by the bestselling, American Book Award-winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." - Mitch Landrieu, former...
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Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals

Ken Follett · Viking
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

"The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth...
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How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together

Dan Kois · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In this "funny and honest" (Pamela Druckerman) memoir, Slate editor Dan Kois sets out with his family on a journey around the world to change their lives together.What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down...
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The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era

Gareth Russell · Atria Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In this original and meticulously researched narrative history, the author of the "stunning" (The Sunday Times) Young and Damned and Fair uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift modernity brought...
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Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

Minter, Adam · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Junkyard Planet, a journey into the surprising afterlives of our former possessions.Downsizing. Decluttering. A parent's death. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want. But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local...
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1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Schultz, Patricia · Artisan
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

Patricia Schultz curates the world. When she published the original 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, she created not only a new kind of travel book but also a new way of thinking about our experiences and interests. Now Schultz captivates our hearts in the same compelling way her original...
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