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TCM Greatest Classic Films—Elizabeth Taylor Double Feature: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Butterfield 8
 

TCM Greatest Classic Films—Elizabeth Taylor Double Feature: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Butterfield 8

Elizabeth Taylor gets no joy as a character in these two important components of her film legacy, but audiences reaped the rewards of watching her inhabit them! Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning play by Tennessee Williams, 1958's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starred Taylor and Paul Newman as a tragically mismatched couple under the thumb of "Big Daddy," played by Burl Ives; the film received six Oscar nominations. Taylor subsequently won her first Oscar for her role as a Manhattan call girl ...... read more

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It's our winter clearance sale and you'll find bargains galore on books, CDs, DVDs, and more. Film buffs will be delighted to see biographies of Barbara Stanwyck and Mickey Rooney, and Anglophiles will be equally pleased with our selection of histories and novels about their favorite part of the world. Art aficionados are sure to find beautiful additions to their libraries at incredible prices, and if you need a laugh—and who doesn't?—we're delighted to offer Joan Rivers's debut comedy album on CD. We've even reduced some of our 2017 calendars to unbelievable prices—$2.98 or less. 

 

  Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'N' Roll  

Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'N' Roll

Smart and incisive, this book from English, American studies, and film professor Marc Dolan takes us through Bruce Springsteen's life by tracing the cultural, political, and personal forces that shaped his music. Dolan draws on wide-ranging sources—including hundreds of unreleased studio recordings and bootlegs of live performances—to illuminate how Springsteen developed over the decades from expressing himself as a guy from working-class New Jersey to writing about the larger issues facing the ...... read more

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The 1970s: Britain in Pictures  

The 1970s: Britain in Pictures

Paul Richardson, series ed. Huw Pryce, ed.

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The 1970s were, for Britain, a time of oil crises, terrorist bombings, and living by candlelight during power strikes. But they were also a time of Space Hoppers, Glam Rock and Punk Rock, and the ... ... read more

 
The 1980s: Britain in Pictures  

The 1980s: Britain in Pictures

Paul Richardson, ed.

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The 1980s were boom years for Britain, with finance and technology seeing the country through some otherwise difficult years as traditional industries gave way to new ones, while also experiencing ... ... read more

 
The 1990s: Britain in Pictures  

The 1990s: Britain in Pictures

Paul Richardson, series ed. Huw Pryce, ed.

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The 1990s began with record interest rates in Britain, misery for homeowners, the poll tax, and a threat to the nation's currency. But along with the financial crisis came feats like the Channel ... ... read more

 
The 2000s: Britain in Pictures  

The 2000s: Britain in Pictures

Richard Wiles, series ed. Ian Penberthy, ed.

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The new millennium saw protests against globalization, fears over climate change, a devastating financial crisis, and a scandal over the expenses of Parliament ministers. Britain was drawn into a war ... ... read more

 
Adam in Eden  

Adam in Eden

Carlos Fuentes. E. Shaskan Bumas & Alejandro Branger, translators.

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Respected Mexican businessman Adam Gorozpe has a life so perfect that he might as well be his namesake in the Garden of Eden—but there are snakes in this Eden too, in this comic novel of political ... ... read more

 
 
All Clear  

All Clear

Connie Willis.

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(Winner of the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel) Traveling back in time from 2060 Oxford into the thick of World War II was a routine excursion for Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly ... ... read more

 
The American GI in Europe in World War II: The March to D-Day  

The American GI in Europe in World War II: The March to D-Day

J.E. Kaufmann & H.W. Kaufmann.

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The attack on Pearl Harbor propelled America into a two-front war, motivating thousands of young men to enlist. This first book in the series follows them through their basic training, adjustment to ... ... read more

 
And That, My Friends, Is How You Throw a Frisbee! Magnetic Postcard  

And That, My Friends, Is How You Throw a Frisbee! Magnetic Postcard

Anne Taintor.

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"And that, my friends, is how you throw a Frisbee!" triumphantly proclaims one of the three tiny people at the edge of a vast green valley, leaving us to guess how far that disc sailed. The ... ... read more

 
Appliqué Petal Party: A Bouquet of 16 Quilt Blocks and Flowering Border  

Appliqué Petal Party: A Bouquet of 16 Quilt Blocks and Flowering Border

Susan Brubaker Knapp.

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A fiber artist as well as a quilt designer, teacher, and television host, Susan Brubaker Knapp offers this unique quilting project packet—18 full-sized patterns on 9 folded sheets that serve as ... ... read more

 
Arabic Grammar of the Written Language  

Arabic Grammar of the Written Language

G.W. Thatcher.

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Ideal for the beginning student of Arabic, this handbook offers an introduction to the Arabic alphabet and 49 short lessons featuring lucid grammar explanations reinforced by readings and exercises. ... ... read more

 
 
Arabic Verbs  

Arabic Verbs

John Mace.

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A guide to correctly using verbs in Modern Standard Arabic, this handbook clearly explains the structure, use, and formation of verbs in all tenses. More than 150 conjugation tables show all common ... ... read more

 
Armenian First Names  

Armenian First Names

Nicholas Awde & Emanuela Losi.

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With names like Aikoun ("Dawn") and Khat ("Sabre"), this gift-worthy little volume contains more than 500 Armenian names for girls and boys, compiled by the author of Armenian Perspectives. ... ... read more

 
The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs  

The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs

Jessica Hagy.

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The Bronze Age meets the Information Age in this unique illumination of a venerated text through infographic-inspired visualizations. Best known for her Webby Award–winning blog ThisIsIndexed.com and ... ... read more

 
The Artful Cupcake: Baking & Decorating Delicious Indulgences  

The Artful Cupcake: Baking & Decorating Delicious Indulgences

Marcianne Miller.

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A visual treat as well as inspiration for your most ambitious inner cupcaker, this book collects three dozen cupcake projects—some straightforward (Chocolate Cabernet Cupcakes) and some rather ... ... read more

 
The Arts of Antioch: Art Historical and Scientific Approaches to Roman Mosaics and a Catalogue of the Worcester Art Museum Antioch Collection  

The Arts of Antioch: Art Historical and Scientific Approaches to Roman Mosaics and a Catalogue of the Worcester Art Museum Antioch Collection

Lawrence Becker & Christine Kondoleon.

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One of the four capitals of the ancient Roman world, Antioch was razed in the 14th century; it wasn't until archaeological expeditions in the 1930s that some of the city's spectacular mosaics finally ... ... read more

 
 
As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals & Notebooks, 1964–1980  

As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals & Notebooks, 1964–1980

Susan Sontag. David Rieff, ed.

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In this second of three volumes of journals (following Reborn) National Book Critics Circle award winner Susan Sontag recounts her experiences in the turbulent 1960s—from a trip to Hanoi at ... ... read more

 
Ball Perennial Manual: Propagation and Production  

Ball Perennial Manual: Propagation and Production

Jim Nau.

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This guide from the Ball Seed Company unravels the mysteries of seed germination, divisions, cuttings, and other forms of perennial propagation, with valuable information on more than 300 species of ... ... read more

 
Bardell v. Pickwick: A Dickens of a Case  

Bardell v. Pickwick: A Dickens of a Case

Percy Fitzgerald. Baroness Hale, foreword.

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When Samuel Pickwick—protagonist of Charles Dickens's novel The Pickwick Papers—uttered soothing words to his landlady Mrs. Bardell in her time of need, he never dreamed that he would find ... ... read more

 
The Beatles Are Here!: 50 Years After the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians, and Other Fans Remember  

The Beatles Are Here!: 50 Years After the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians, and Other Fans Remember

Penelope Rowlands.

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The arrival of the Beatles in America in February 1964 was, for millions, an unforgettable cultural touchstone. For biographer and cultural critic Penelope Rowlands—captured in an iconic photograph ... ... read more

 
Beautiful Lies  

Beautiful Lies

Clare Clark.

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London 1887. For heiress Maribel Campbell Lowe—the beautiful Chilean wife of a maverick politician—it is time to ambitiously apply herself to either poetry or photography, in this novel by the author ... ... read more

 
 
Beginner's Iraqi Arabic: With 2 Audio CDs  

Beginner's Iraqi Arabic: With 2 Audio CDs

Nawal Nasrallah & Nadia Hassani.

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Designed for both classroom use and self-guided study, this book and audio set is an introduction to the Iraqi dialect of Arabic. The 12 lessons combine dialogues with easy-to-follow grammatical ... ... read more

 
Beginner's Persian  

Beginner's Persian

A.M. Miandji.

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The official language of Iran, Persian (Farsi) is a mellifluous language with more than 100 million speakers worldwide. Along with the phonetic pronunciation of hundreds of phrases, this guide also ... ... read more

 
Ben Jonson  

Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson. Thom Gunn, ed.

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Today he is in Shakespeare's shadow, but for 17th-century readers and audiences, Ben Jonson was the premier poet and dramatist of the age. Finding favor with King James I, Jonson obtained royal ... ... read more

 
Bernardo Pasquini: Cain & Abel (Oratorio)  

Bernardo Pasquini: Cain & Abel (Oratorio)

Nadia Ragni, Claudio Cavina & others. Il Teatro Armonico. Alessandro De Marchi, harpsichord & conductor.

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One of the most renowned harpsichordists of the baroque era and an accomplished composer of vocal works, Bernardo Pasquini (1637–1710) premiered his 1671 oratorio Cain & Abel in the home of an ... ... read more

 
The Best American Essays 2014  

The Best American Essays 2014

John Jeremiah Sullivan, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.

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In an age of "trigger warnings" for possibly offensive material in college courses, and the censure of speakers who have upset some audience members, this edition of Best American Essays does ... ... read more

 
 
The Best American Sports Writing 2013  

The Best American Sports Writing 2013

J.R. Moehringer, ed. Glenn Stout, series ed.

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning feature writer as well as the author of the memoir The Tender Bar and collaborator for Andre Agassi's autobiography, J.R. Moehringer here collects 26 sportswriting ... ... read more

 
The Best of Both Worlds: Finely Printed <I>Livres d'Artistes</I>, 1910–2010  

The Best of Both Worlds: Finely Printed Livres d'Artistes, 1910–2010

Peter Strauss, preface. Riva Castleman, foreword. Jerry Kelly, intro. Anne H. Hoy, afterword.

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Excellent book design harks back many centuries, but innovative juxtapositions of writers and artists became an integral part of the publishing and art worlds in the 20th century, at times creating ... ... read more

 
Birding for Beginners, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Art of Birdwatching  

Birding for Beginners, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Art of Birdwatching

Sheila Buff. Richard Day, photos.

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"The most important requirement for becoming a proficient birdwatcher is something you have already: enthusiasm for the natural world," suggests Sheila Buff, who provides a step-by-step process to ... ... read more

 
Blitzkrieg No Longer: The German Wehrmacht in Battle, 1943  

Blitzkrieg No Longer: The German Wehrmacht in Battle, 1943

Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.

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In 1939, the Germans stormed into Poland, shocking the world with the speed and effectiveness of their blitzkrieg. By 1943, the tide had started to turn; German losses at Stalingrad, Kursk, Sicily, ... ... read more

 
Bobby Fischer Rediscovered  

Bobby Fischer Rediscovered

Andrew Soltis.

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Supplementing Bobby Fischer's own 1969 book My 60 Memorable Games, chess grandmaster and long-running columnist Andrew Soltis here adds 40 major games to take Fischer's career through his ... ... read more

 
 
Bodies of Modernity: Figure and Flesh in Fin-de-Siècle France  

Bodies of Modernity: Figure and Flesh in Fin-de-Siècle France

Tamar Garb.

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Throughout history, men and women have been expected to express their sexuality and social positions with the clothes they wore, the poses they struck, and in their behavior. In this series of case ... ... read more

 
Bold: A Cookbook of Big Flavors  

Bold: A Cookbook of Big Flavors

Susanna Hoffman & Victoria Wise.

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"Although every cookbook proclaims it is new, not that many really are. I’m always on the lookout for truly innovative flavor combinations, the unfussy yet deft marriage of old ingredients in new ... ... read more

 
Bonaventura Aliotti: Il Sansone  

Bonaventura Aliotti: Il Sansone

Francesc Garrigosa, Adriana Fernandez & others. Coro Antonio Il Verso. Ensemble Elyma. Gabriel Garrido, conductor.

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One of the most prominent personalities in the musical life of Palermo, Bonaventura Aliotti (1640–90) was maestro di cappella for some of the primary religious institutions of that Sicilian ... ... read more

 
The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra  

The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra

James McConnachie.

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Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... ... read more

 
The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures  

The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures

Lesley Alderman.

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Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical; time stands still, and time also flies. Tomorrow is another day, yet there's no time like the present. And despite all of our time-saving devices, ... ... read more

 
 
Bordeaux Chateaux: A History of the Grands Crus Classés Since 1855  

Bordeaux Chateaux: A History of the Grands Crus Classés Since 1855

Hugh Johnson, preface. Jean-Paul Kauffmann, Dewey Markham, Cornelis Van Leeuwen & Franck Ferrand, text. Christian Sarramon, photos.

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Gorgeously illustrated with page-filling color photos of Bordeaux, its estates, and their wineries, this updated edition of the 2004 reference offers a detailed portrait of the wine-making region's ... ... read more

 
Brief Lives: E.M. Forster  

Brief Lives: E.M. Forster

Richard Canning.

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A century after his first novels were published, E.M. Forster (1879–1970) remains one of the most widely read authors of the 20th century, making his name with such novels as A Room with a ... ... read more

 
Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert  

Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert

Andrew Brown.

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Lionized as a "writer's writer" for his meticulously crafted prose and unapologetic approach to his subject matter, Gustave Flaubert (1821–80) scandalized French society with his 1857 novel Madame ... ... read more

 
Brief Lives: Honoré de Balzac  

Brief Lives: Honoré de Balzac

David Carter.

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The author of the monumental cycle of novels and stories The Human Comedy, Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was an extraordinarily prolific writer, and is regarded as one of the founding fathers ... ... read more

 
Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  

Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Andrew Piper.

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In this scrupulously researched study by Goethe scholar Andrew Piper, the father of German literature emerges as a polymath whose life spanned Europe's Enlightenment, and who himself exerted an ... ... read more

 
 
Brief Lives: Stendhal  

Brief Lives: Stendhal

Andrew Brown.

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The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... ... read more

 
Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf  

Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf

E.H. Wright.

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With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... ... read more

 
Brief Lives: Wilkie Collins  

Brief Lives: Wilkie Collins

Melisa Klimaszewski.

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One of the most popular writers in Victorian England, Wilkie Collins (1824–89) was an innovator of detective fiction and secured his fame with sensational novels full of intricate legal plots, ... ... read more

 
Buck Wild Doonesbury: A Doonesbury Book  

Buck Wild Doonesbury: A Doonesbury Book

G.B. Trudeau.

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From the Bill Clinton–Ken Starr face-off to high-flying Internet start-ups, and new ways to plagiarize term papers, Garry Trudeau hones in on the things we take so seriously and livens them up with ... ... read more

 
The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery  

The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

George Johnson.

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(Finalist for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books) When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, New York Times science writer and Science ... ... read more

 
 
Captured Emotions: Baroque Painting in Bologna, 1575–1725  

Captured Emotions: Baroque Painting in Bologna, 1575–1725

Andreas Henning & Scott Schaefer, eds.

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The achievements of Renaissance painting in Italy had begun to stultify in the Mannerist style cultivated in Rome after the death of Raphael; it was Bolognese cousins Ludovico, Agostino, and Annibale ... ... read more

 
The Children of Henry VIII  

The Children of Henry VIII

John Guy.

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The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and Whitbread Award winner "My Heart is My Own": The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, John Guy here lifts the historical veil to ... ... read more

 
China: An Intimate Look at the Past and Present  

China: An Intimate Look at the Past and Present

Anthony Paul & Brodie Paul.

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With hundreds of vivid color photographs, many of them sweeping across two full pages (20 × 12 inches), this book is an arresting visual tour of modern China, tracing the route of Mao's Long March to ... ... read more

 
The Churchills: In Love and War  

The Churchills: In Love and War

Mary S. Lovell.

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The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of ... ... read more

 
The Circus and Other Stories  

The Circus and Other Stories

Samuil Marshak & Vladimir Lebedev. Stephen Capus, trans. Olga Mäeots, afterword.

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Published in the Soviet Union between 1925 and 1927, the four books collected in this omnibus—The Circus, Ice Cream, Yesterday and Today, and How the Plane Made a ... ... read more

 
 
Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour  

Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

Lynne Olson.

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"Like any good history book, this is a reminder: a reminder of how some Americans came to London and rallied to Britain's cause in 1940 and 1941—before Pearl Harbor, when Hitler's Germany came very ... ... read more

 
The Cornucopia: Being a Kitchen Entertainment and Cookbook  

The Cornucopia: Being a Kitchen Entertainment and Cookbook

Judith Herman & Marguerite Shalett Herman.

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Have you ever wondered what the recipe would be for "four and twenty blackbirds baked into a pie?" Can you believe that people once needed instructions on how to prepare "toast and cheese"? And what ... ... read more

 
The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton  

The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

Diane Atkinson.

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Married at 19 to bullying Tory lawyer George Norton, Caroline Sheridan had become a respected poet and a celebrated society beauty when she separated from her husband. He then accused her of ... ... read more

 
Czecherboard Quilts: Stories from My Father's Family  

Czecherboard Quilts: Stories from My Father's Family

Rose Ann Cook.

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The desire to know more about her father's Czech immigrant family led Rose Ann Cook not just to places and dates, but also to family members she didn't know and photos she had never seen. The ... ... read more

 
Daniel: A Novel  

Daniel: A Novel

Henning Mankell.

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Known for his detective fiction featuring Kurt Wallander, which has earned such awards as the Glass Key and Gold Dagger, the late Henning Mankell also wrote dozens of plays, won the Astrid Lindgren ... ... read more

 
 
Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948–May 1949  

Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948–May 1949

Richard Reeves.

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In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who had only just begun having normal lives with new ... ... read more

 
Darwin's Dogs: How Darwin's Pets Helped Form a World-Changing Theory of Evolution  

Darwin's Dogs: How Darwin's Pets Helped Form a World-Changing Theory of Evolution

Emma Townshend.

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If you have ever looked at a dog waiting to go for a walk and thought there was something almost human about his sad expression, you're not alone; Charles Darwin did exactly the same thing. The ... ... read more

 
The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus  

The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

Mark Anderson.

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On June 3, 1769, the planet Venus briefly passed across the face of the sun in a cosmic alignment that occurs only twice in a century. Anticipation of the event sparked a competition among various ... ... read more

 
The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation  

The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation

Simon Armitage, trans.

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First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthure, or The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most spectacular poems ever written in Middle English. Only one copy of the ... ... read more

 
Death of a Patriot: A Marc Edwards Mystery  

Death of a Patriot: A Marc Edwards Mystery

Don Gutteridge.

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During the winter of 1838, an American raid on British Canada results in the capture of a brash American officer, but when he dies of poisoning in his cell, blame falls on young Canadian militiaman ... ... read more

 
 
The Desert: Wildlife on the Last Frontier  

The Desert: Wildlife on the Last Frontier

James Parry.

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Exploring 20 of the world's last great wildernesses, this book celebrates the beauty of desert landscapes and the range of life they support through stunning wildlife photography. Here are ... ... read more

 
Dialogues: Works by D'Alessandro, Lauber & Juon  

Dialogues: Works by D'Alessandro, Lauber & Juon

Thomas Strässle, flute. Christian Zaugg, piano.

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A pupil of Nadia Boulanger in Paris, Raffaele d'Alessandro (1911–1959) returned to his native Switzerland upon the outbreak of World War II. This disc of works for piano and flute features ... ... read more

 
Dominance: A Puzzle Thriller  

Dominance: A Puzzle Thriller

Will Lavender.

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Alex Shipley was part of a special night class taught by Richard Aldiss, a renowned literature professor—and a convicted murderer—in this devious second novel from the author of Obedience. ... ... read more

 
The Domino Men  

The Domino Men

Jonathan Barnes.

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More than a century ago, Queen Victoria signed a Faustian bargain, giving London to an inhuman entity known as Leviathan, in this mystery by the author of The Somnambulist. In the present day, ... ... read more

 
The Dream of Jerusalem: Lewis Larsson and the American Colony Photographers  

The Dream of Jerusalem: Lewis Larsson and the American Colony Photographers

Mia Gröndahl.

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In the summer of 1896, villagers from Nås, Sweden, traveled to Jerusalem to await the second coming of the Lord. They became part of the American Colony, a nonconformist religious sect led by Mrs. ... ... read more

 
 
Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London  

Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London

Simon Webb.

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Although Britons may think of terrorism as a relatively recent phenomenon, it has been a feature of London life for more than 150 years. In this history, Simon Webb reveals the schemes—perpetrated by ... ... read more

 
Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America's Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris  

Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America's Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris

Michael Hill. David McCullough, foreword.

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A congressman from Illinois and a confidante of Lincoln and Grant during the Civil War, Elihu Washburne was appointed Minister to France in 1869, arriving in Europe shortly before the outbreak of the ... ... read more

 
Elite Fighting Forces: From the Ancient World to the SAS  

Elite Fighting Forces: From the Ancient World to the SAS

Jeremy Black, ed.

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Many of the most famous military organizations in history have been elite units, trained and equipped for particular tasks, whether as imperial guards, shock troops, or fighter pilots. Each of these ... ... read more

 
Elizabeth Bishop and <I>The New Yorker</I>: The Complete Correspondence  

Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence

Joelle Biele, ed.

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"I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their ... ... read more

 
Elizabeth, Captive Princess  

Elizabeth, Captive Princess

Margaret Irwin.

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July 1553: Edward VI is dead, and the sibling rivalry between the daughters of King Henry VIII has never been more turbulent and perilous, in this 1948 novel, the second in a trilogy (following ... ... read more

 
 
English Style and Decoration: A Sourcebook of Original Designs  

English Style and Decoration: A Sourcebook of Original Designs

Stafford Cliff.

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Much more than an album of antique furniture, fine objects, and décor, this abundantly illustrated book is a chronicle of English design from about 1700 to the art deco period, reproducing more than ... ... read more

 
The Eitingons: A Twentieth-Century Story  

The Eitingons: A Twentieth-Century Story

Mary-Kay Wilmers.

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In this stunning family saga that mixes the fur trade, psychoanalysis, and Trotsky, Leonid Eitingon was a KGB assassin who dedicated his life to the Soviet regime. He was in China in the early 1920s, ... ... read more

 
Everlasting Syllabub and the Art of Carving  

Everlasting Syllabub and the Art of Carving

Hannah Glasse.

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Writing for domestic servants in a conversational, accessible way, 18th-century housewife Hannah Glasse disapproved of French terminology and fussiness, instead favoring simple dishes—a preference ... ... read more

 
The Ewers-Tyne Collection of Worcester Porcelain at Cheekwood  

The Ewers-Tyne Collection of Worcester Porcelain at Cheekwood

John Sandon.

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The core holdings of the decorative arts collection at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, includes the third-largest Worcester porcelain collection in the United ... ... read more

 
Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President  

Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President

Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds & Frank J. Williams, eds.

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More than 16,000 books have been written about Abraham Lincoln and monuments to him are legion, but a feeling persists that we do not truly know our 16th president, a genial yet elusive figure. ... ... read more

 
 
Extraordinary Youth: Prodigies of Music, Science, Literature, Art & Sports Quiz Deck: Knowledge Cards  

Extraordinary Youth: Prodigies of Music, Science, Literature, Art & Sports Quiz Deck: Knowledge Cards

Patrice Morris.

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From a three-year-old math whiz who could calculate the number of seconds a person had lived, to a trio of young sisters who took the chess world by storm, each of these 48 cards highlights the ... ... read more

 
Eyewear: A Visual History  

Eyewear: A Visual History

Moss Lipow.

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From wire-framed spectacles made in 16th-century Nuremberg to 20th-century sunglasses shaped like miniature television sets, this fascinating visual history chronicles the evolution of eyewear over ... ... read more

 
Fabellae Sacrae: Ancient Tales and Sacred Legends in Italien Motets of the 17th Century  

Fabellae Sacrae: Ancient Tales and Sacred Legends in Italien Motets of the 17th Century

Savadi.

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Surveying some lesser-known gems of the Italian Renaissance and baroque, this 18-song anthology includes works by Giacomo Carissimi (Laudemus virum gloriosum), Tarquinio Merula (Hor ch'è ... ... read more

 
Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind  

Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind

Tom Angleberger. Jen Wang, illus.

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The author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back returns with this romp for readers 8 to 12, in which a novelty-store mustache pits two seventh-grade friends ... ... read more

 
The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century  

The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century

David Laskin.

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The author of the The Children's Blizzard and The Long Way Home here delivers a riveting epic of 20th-century history. In tracing the roots of his extraordinary family, David Laskin ... ... read more

 
 
Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live For Ever  

Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live For Ever

Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman.

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Immortality is within our grasp, argues inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, who posits that we are in the early stages of several profound revolutions in human ability, spawned by advances in ... ... read more

 
Ferdinand Columbus: Renaissance Collector  

Ferdinand Columbus: Renaissance Collector

Mark P. McDonald.

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Ferdinand Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus and author of the first published account of a voyage to the New World, was also the owner of one of the largest private libraries and most important ... ... read more

 
Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City  

Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City

Leslie Day. Trudy Smoke, illus.

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In many ways the archetypal metropolis, New York City is nonetheless home to millions of trees, and continues to systematically plant thousands more. This beautifully produced guide acquaints natives ... ... read more

 
Fighting Men of World War II: Allied Forces Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons  

Fighting Men of World War II: Allied Forces Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons

David Miller.

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From the classic KA-BAR knife carried by U.S. Marines to the felt overboots worn by Soviet soldiers in the Russian winter, this book surveys the arms, equipment, and uniforms of Allied soldiers in ... ... read more

 
Fighting Men of World War II: Axis Forces Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons  

Fighting Men of World War II: Axis Forces Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons

David Miller.

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More than just weapons like Germany's iconic Walther P38 sidearm and Japan's shin gunto sword (modeled after traditional samurai designs), the military equipment of the Axis powers in World ... ... read more

 
 
Fly Fishing Long Island: A Comprehensive Guide to Freshwater & Saltwater Angling  

Fly Fishing Long Island: A Comprehensive Guide to Freshwater & Saltwater Angling

Angelo Peluso.

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Long Island—the Montauk area in particular—has become a world-renowned saltwater fly fishing destination. Along with fall runs of striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore, the island has freshwater ... ... read more

 
Fly Fishing the Louisiana Coast: A Complete Guide to Tactics & Techniques, from Lake Charles to the Mississippi River Delta  

Fly Fishing the Louisiana Coast: A Complete Guide to Tactics & Techniques, from Lake Charles to the Mississippi River Delta

Pete Cooper Jr.

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This thorough guide to fly fishing and touring along Louisiana's hundreds of miles of bayous and coastlines begins on the western edge of Cajun Country, in the Lake Charles region, and extends east ... ... read more

 
Food for the Flames: Idols and Missionaries in Central Polynesia  

Food for the Flames: Idols and Missionaries in Central Polynesia

David Shaw King. David Attenborough, foreword.

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In 1797—barely 25 years after Captain Cook's Pacific voyages—the London Missionary Society sent its first representatives to the South Seas. Although their express goal was to spread the Gospel and ... ... read more

 
French Ducks in Venice  

French Ducks in Venice

Garret Freymann-Weyr. Erin McGuire, illus.

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In Venice, California, duck siblings Georges and Cécile are delighted to have befriended Polina Panova, a Hollywood dress designer. Convinced that this lovely and talented young woman must be a ... ... read more

 
Fresh & Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day  

Fresh & Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day

Marie Simmons.

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"Fresh food is more convenient than packaged," proclaims Marie Simmons, and she proves her point with more than 200 seasonally appropriate recipes. Simmons uses fresh vegetables and spices to jazz up ... ... read more

 
 
From Rocks to Rockets: A Humorous History of Warfare  

From Rocks to Rockets: A Humorous History of Warfare

William Gilkerson.

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As a boy William Gilkerson—now a painter, sailor, historian, and winner of Canada's Governor General's Literary Award—used to draw little soldiers, an addiction that led to this tongue-in-cheek ... ... read more

 
George Harrison: Living in the Material World  

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Olivia Harrison. Martin Scorsese, foreword. Paul Theroux, intro.

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Even if you already have your favorite Beatle, this beautifully produced book—a companion to the documentary Martin Scorsese directed for HBO—might change your mind about George, the "quiet" one, who ... ... read more

 
Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North  

Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North

Steven Longenecker.

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A century and a half after the Battle of Gettysburg, Cemetery Hill, the Seminary and its ridge, and the Peach Orchard still evoke powerful memories for their ability to touch themes vital to ... ... read more

 
Giacomo Puccini: 20th-Century Composers  

Giacomo Puccini: 20th-Century Composers

Conrad Wilson.

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The composer of such works as La Bohème and Madame Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) gave us some of the world's most popular and widely performed operas. Here Scottish music ... ... read more

 
Gilbert & George  

Gilbert & George

Jan Debbaut, Marco Livingstone, Michael Bracewell & Ben Borthwick, contributors.

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"Since first meeting at St Martin's School of Art, London, in 1967," writes Michael Bracewell in his essay contained in this book, "Gilbert & George have worked without pause to make an art that ... ... read more

 
 
Gold  

Gold

Susan La Niece.

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From a 4500-year-old scepter found in the Royal Cemetery of Ur to Marc Quinn's 2008 Siren, a life-sized sculpture of fashion model Kate Moss, this handsome petite coffee-table book by British ... ... read more

 
Gran's Kitchen: Recipes from the Notebooks of Dulcie May Booker  

Gran's Kitchen: Recipes from the Notebooks of Dulcie May Booker

Natalie Oldfield.

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Sometimes simple food is the best food, as shown in this selection of 76 recipes from the notebooks of 95-year-old New Zealander Dulcie May Booker, compiled by her granddaughter, Natalie Oldfield. ... ... read more

 
Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year  

Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year

Charles Bracelen Flood.

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Shortly after losing all of his wealth in an 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned that he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. To protect his family from financial hardship, a determined Grant ... ... read more

 
The Great Chicken Cookbook: Over 230 Simple, Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion  

The Great Chicken Cookbook: Over 230 Simple, Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion

Katri Hilden, ed.

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Celebrating the versatility and economy of chicken as the basis for nutritious and satisfying meals, this treasury collects hundreds of dishes featuring poached, baked, sautéed, grilled, stir-fried, ... ... read more

 
Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower  

Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower

Geoffrey Moorhouse.

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If he is best remembered for his six wives and gluttonous appetite, Henry VIII's complex domestic life overshadows an all-but-forgotten fact: he founded what would become the Royal Navy. His vision ... ... read more

 
 
The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age  

The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

Juliet Nicolson.

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In this superb follow-up to her detailed snapshot of pre–World War I England, The Perfect Summer, Juliet Nicolson pieces together colorful personalities, historic moments, and intimate details ... ... read more

 
Guide to Military Operations Other Than War: Tactics, Techniques & Procedures for Stability & Support Operations: Domestic & International  

Guide to Military Operations Other Than War: Tactics, Techniques & Procedures for Stability & Support Operations: Domestic & International

Keith E. Bonn & Anthony E. Baker.

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Although the news outlets generally televise the latest airstrikes and invasions, many of the military's most crucial operations involve such meaningful but low-profile functions as civilian ... ... read more

 
H is for Hummus: A Modern Parent's ABC  

H is for Hummus: A Modern Parent's ABC

Joel Rickett & Spencer Wilson.

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An ABC not for toddlers but rather for their beleaguered mums and dads, this hilariously askew book looks at the realities of modern parenting by illustrating pertinent vocabulary words. A is for au ... ... read more

 
Hard-Boiled Mysteries—Authors and Sleuths: A Quiz Deck: Library of Congress and Mystery Writers of America Knowledge Cards  

Hard-Boiled Mysteries—Authors and Sleuths: A Quiz Deck: Library of Congress and Mystery Writers of America Knowledge Cards

Shannon Lemme.

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From their beginnings in 1920s pulp magazines, hard-boiled detective stories—as exemplified by Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett—have held an irresistible appeal for readers. The Library of ... ... read more

 
The Headhunter's Daughter: A Mystery  

The Headhunter's Daughter: A Mystery

Tamar Myers.

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Reports of a white girl living among the Bashilele tribe of headhunters in 1950s Belgian Congo shock young American missionary Amanda Brown and her police captain suitor, Pierre Jardin, in this ... ... read more

 
 
Here I Am  

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer.

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(First Edition, Autographed) (A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2016) In Genesis, when God calls out "Abraham!" before ordering him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham ... ... read more

 
Hiss and Hers: An Agatha Raisin Mystery  

Hiss and Hers: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

M.C. Beaton.

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Agatha Raisin is back and as feisty as ever in her 23rd outing, following As the Pig Turns. She has fallen head over heels with George Marston, a local gardener who's become a lady magnet ... ... read more

 
Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes—From Cleopatra to Camus  

Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes—From Cleopatra to Camus

Kelly Murphy, with Hallie Fryd.

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History is about much more than dusty books, dreary dates, and long-forgotten battles—it's also about sex appeal. Spanning the centuries, this tongue-in-cheek compendium takes in some sure bets ... ... read more

 
Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Film and Fame  

Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Film and Fame

Michael Munn.

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Adolf Hitler believed that he was more of an artist than a politician, and in his Germany, politics and culture became one. Under his regime, loyal actors, writers, and musicians were lauded, while ... ... read more

 
Home-Made Europe: Contemporary Folk Artifacts  

Home-Made Europe: Contemporary Folk Artifacts

Vladimir Arkhipov.

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Russian artist Vladimir Arkhipov travelled across Europe to discover interesting handcrafts and tools made by everyday people rather than career artists. Often ingenious and strangely beautiful, each ... ... read more

 
 
Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500–1800  

Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500–1800

Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Pamela M. Jones, Franco Mormando & Thomas W. Worcester, eds.

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The bubonic plague ravaged early modern Europe from the mid-14th to the early 18th centuries, striking so often and in so many localities that people constantly were on guard against the scourge. ... ... read more

 
The Hot Country: A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller  

The Hot Country: A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller

Robert Olen Butler.

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the short-story collection A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain and novels like Hell and A Small Hotel, Robert Olen Butler makes his debut in ... ... read more

 
House Odds: A Joe DeMarco Thriller  

House Odds: A Joe DeMarco Thriller

Mike Lawson.

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Washington, D.C., fixer Joe DeMarco has been asked to handle a lot of difficult situations over the years for his boss, Congressman John Mahoney. But nothing has ever been so politically sensitive, ... ... read more

 
I Was a Slave in Russia: Eyewitness Accounts  

I Was a Slave in Russia: Eyewitness Accounts

John H. Noble.

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In late 1945, 22-year-old John Noble was arrested by Soviet occupation forces in Dresden on a spurious espionage charge, marking the beginning of his ten-year ordeal as a captive in a former German ... ... read more

 
If By  

If By "Having Fun" You Mean Trapped Magnetic Postcard

Anne Taintor.

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Maybe paddling a canoe for two on a quiet mountain lake isn't everyone's idea of fun, as evidenced by this vacation jotting: "if by 'having fun' you mean trapped with no means of escape ...? then ... ... read more

 
 
The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War  

The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War

Malcolm Brown.

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When England's summer of 1914 was shattered by an assassination in the Balkans, thousands of British boys signed up to fight for His Majesty in Europe, in a war they all expected would be glorious ... ... read more

 
In Praise of Flattery  

In Praise of Flattery

Willis Goth Regier.

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Where would we be without flattery? Alexander the Great applied it as imperial policy, Caesar and Cleopatra were masters of it, and Napoleon devoured it, although Cicero called flattery "the handmaid ... ... read more

 
In Sickness and in Death: A Broken Vows Mystery  

In Sickness and in Death: A Broken Vows Mystery

Lisa Bork.

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In this third mystery in the series, following For Richer, For Danger and the Agatha Award finalist For Better, For Murder, Jolene Parker isn't sure what to think when her police deputy ... ... read more

 
The Intimate Eye: Portraits by Bernard Gotfryd  

The Intimate Eye: Portraits by Bernard Gotfryd

Bernard Gotfryd.

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For more than three decades, from the mid-1950s to the late 80s, Bernard Gotfryd was a staff photographer for Newsweek, encountering some of the 20th century's leading novelists, poets, ... ... read more

 
Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880–1943  

Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880–1943

Robert Viscusi, ed.

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From Achille Almerini's sardonic poem "Dante's Colony" to Italo Stanco's pulp-inspired tale "Bohemian and Detective," and from Umberto Postiglione's one-act play Two Hawks to Edward Corsi's ... ... read more

 
 
Jackhammer Sam  

Jackhammer Sam

Peter Mandel. David Catrow, illus.

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Essentially a destruction worker, Jackhammer Sam is the sidewalk-blasting man, stopping traffic and digging right down to the subway, all the while singing his song, "Atta-RATTA-binga-bong. ... ... read more

 
Japan: A Self-Portrait: Photographs 1945–1964  

Japan: A Self-Portrait: Photographs 1945–1964

Takeuchi Keiichi & Hiraki Osam. Alain Sayag, intro. Marc Feustel, ed. Susan Schneider, trans.

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From the end of the Pacific War in 1945 to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, Japan underwent an extraordinary transformation; from a defeated and devastated empire, mired in ancient martial ... ... read more

 
Jerks in New York History: Speaking Ill of the Dead  

Jerks in New York History: Speaking Ill of the Dead

Kara Hughes.

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From rabid moralist Anthony Comstock (1844–1915), the "Jerk Most Likely to Send You to Prison for No Good Reason," to Southern sympathizer and corrupt city mayor Fernando Wood (1812–81), the "Jerk ... ... read more

 
Jerks in Washington, D.C. History: Speaking Ill of the Dead  

Jerks in Washington, D.C. History: Speaking Ill of the Dead

Emilee Hines.

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Here are 17 badly behaved characters who shaped history from within the nation's capital, as well as the dark side of some famous and even revered figures from America's past. Meet Aaron Burr, the ... ... read more

 
Jewish First Names  

Jewish First Names

David C. Gross.

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This handsome, gift-worthy little handbook lists more than 1300 Jewish first names for boys and girls, taken from Hebrew, Yiddish, Aramaic, and various European languages. It provides the origin and ... ... read more

 
 
Jim Lee: Arrested  

Jim Lee: Arrested

Jim Lee, photog. Peter York, text.

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This big black book is the visual biography of idiosyncratic London-based photographer and film director Jim Lee, who established himself while shooting such bands as the Kinks and the Who, and whose ... ... read more

 
Joan Rivers Presents Mr. Phyllis & Other Funny Stories  

Joan Rivers Presents Mr. Phyllis & Other Funny Stories

Joan Rivers.

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Long before she was a scathing critic of celebrity fashions, Joan Rivers was a pioneering stand-up comedian, with her unsparing wit making her a fixture on late-night television. On this 1967 debut ... ... read more

 
Joseph Anton: A Memoir  

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Salman Rushdie.

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(Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by London's Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Kansas City Star, and Newsweek) The author of ... ... read more

 
Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey  

Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

Peter Carlson.

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Captured by Confederates and shuffled from one prison to another, journalists Junius Browne and Albert Richardson escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help of slaves and ... ... read more

 
Kathleen and Christopher: Christopher Isherwood's Letters to His Mother  

Kathleen and Christopher: Christopher Isherwood's Letters to His Mother

Lisa Colletta, ed.

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Opening a window into an enigmatic period in Christopher Isherwood's life, this book collects more than a hundred previously unpublished letters he wrote to his mother Kathleen between 1935 and 1940, ... ... read more

 
 
The KenKen Killings: A Puzzle Lady Mystery  

The KenKen Killings: A Puzzle Lady Mystery

Parnell Hall.

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When a man that she doesn't remember meeting, the late Chester T. Markowitz, leaves $10,000 "to his beloved wife, Cora Felton" (better known to her fans as the Puzzle Lady), Cora just can't help ... ... read more

 
Knitting Architecture: 20 Patterns Exploring Form, Function, and Detail  

Knitting Architecture: 20 Patterns Exploring Form, Function, and Detail

Tanis Gray.

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Believing that there are striking parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building, Tanis Gray has curated a collection of designs from some of today's most innovative couturiers, all ... ... read more

 
Knitting the Chill Away: 39 Cozy Patterns for the Whole Family  

Knitting the Chill Away: 39 Cozy Patterns for the Whole Family

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Beat the winter blues by knitting stylish, comfortable cardigans, socks, pullovers, hats, scarves, and more for your family. Here are winter clothes for sledding, taking a walk, spending long periods ... ... read more

 
Knives Cooks Love  

Knives Cooks Love

Sarah Jay. Emeril Lagasse, foreword.

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A former executive editor of Fine Cooking magazine, Sarah Jay pilots this guide from gourmet cookware supplier Sur La Table, examining that most versatile and essential of a cook's tools, the ... ... read more

 
Lao-English/English-Lao Dictionary and Phrasebook: Romanized  

Lao-English/English-Lao Dictionary and Phrasebook: Romanized

James Higbie.

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Designed for travelers or people living in Laos and Northeastern Thailand, this dictionary and phrasebook features the phrases and vocabulary of modern Lao, or Isan, a language with more than 15 ... ... read more

 
 
The Last Supper: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Masterpiece Revealed Through High Technology  

The Last Supper: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Masterpiece Revealed Through High Technology

Franco Giulio Branbilla, preface. Domenico Sguaitamatti, text. Richard Pierce, trans.

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Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper is one of history's greatest masterpieces—and while his innovative dry painting technique resulted in a work of great fragility, it also allowed him to ... ... read more

 
Later Jades and Ceramics: Chinese Art Treasures on Display at the Worcester Art Museum  

Later Jades and Ceramics: Chinese Art Treasures on Display at the Worcester Art Museum

Louise E. Virgin, with Susannah Baker.

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At once tough and beautiful, jade (both nephrite and jadeite) has fascinated Chinese artisans and connoisseurs for thousands of years; its hardness and luster, its sharp yet smooth edges, and its ... ... read more

 
Leonard Bernstein: 20th-Century Composers  

Leonard Bernstein: 20th-Century Composers

Paul Myers.

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The composer of the Broadway masterpiece West Side Story as well as operas like Candide, film scores like On the Waterfront, and major symphonic works, Leonard Bernstein ... ... read more

 
Letters and News from the Trenches and the Home Front  

Letters and News from the Trenches and the Home Front

Robert Hamilton, ed.

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A fitting companion to The Great War: Unseen Archives, this book offers an immediate and up-close look at the experiences and impressions of the fighting men in World War I and the families at ... ... read more

 
Letters: A Novel  

Letters: A Novel

John Barth.

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Described on its title page as "an old time epistolary novel by seven fictitious drolls & dreamers each of which imagines himself factual," this 1979 novel by the author of Every Third Thought ... ... read more

 
 
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion  

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

Harold Holzer.

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(Winner of the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize) Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer offers us this insightful profile of Abraham Lincoln as a man who clearly understood the role of the press in ... ... read more

 
Lord Tyger: A Grand Master Novel  

Lord Tyger: A Grand Master Novel

Philip José Farmer.

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"My Mother is an Ape. My Father is God," sings Ras Tyger at the start of this 1970 novel by Hugo and Nebula Award–winning grandmaster Philip José Farmer. "I am the only white man in the world. I come ... ... read more

 
Loss: Great Short Stories by Women  

Loss: Great Short Stories by Women

Victoria Hislop, ed.

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Part of Victoria Hislop's three-volume anthology The Story (along with Love and Life), Loss collects 33 short stories about lost lives, lost loves, lost innocence, and ... ... read more

 
Love and Longing: A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose  

Love and Longing: A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose

Jacqueline Wilson, intro. Kate Agnew, ed.

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From pieces by Shakespeare, Lord Tennyson, and Emily Brontë to the less familiar poetry of Charlotte Mew and Aphra Behn, from excerpts of Thomas Malory's epic Le Morte d'Arthur to the minutely ... ... read more

 
Lyrics Alley  

Lyrics Alley

Leila Aboulela.

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In 1950s Sudan, Mahmoud Bey's dynasty has amassed a fortune through their trading firm, but when Mahmoud's son and heir, Nur, suffers a debilitating accident, the family stands divided in the face of ... ... read more

 
 
Lyrics of the Sands: (English/Arabic Languages)  

Lyrics of the Sands: (English/Arabic Languages)

Gloria Kifayeh.

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"Let me roam freely over the land, so that we may be free of the evils of a settled life." For millennia, the Bedouin of the Arabian Desert have composed poems about their harsh yet beautiful ... ... read more

 
Madame Bovary (Movie Tie-In)  

Madame Bovary (Movie Tie-In)

Gustave Flaubert. Lydia Davis, trans.

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(Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize) Beautiful and bored, Emma Bovary finds little pleasure in motherhood or in her marriage to a provincial doctor. Embarking on a ... ... read more

 
Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris  

Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Asti Hustvedt.

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Blanche, Augustine, and Geneviève were each admitted to the hysteria ward of the Salpêtrière Hospital in 1870s Paris, where their care was directed by the prominent neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. ... ... read more

 
Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art  

Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art

Robert E. Greenspan.

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This magisterial history of medicine, dentistry, and even quackery is conveyed by physicians and their patients through anecdotes, letters, and art. The discipline's discoveries and controversies, as ... ... read more

 
Mendel's Dwarf  

Mendel's Dwarf

Simon Mawer.

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(Booker Prize nominee) The author of the McKitterick Prize winner Chimera and the Man Booker Prize finalist The Glass Room, Simon Mawer here offers a gripping novel of scientific ... ... read more

 
 
Mick Jagger: The Photobook  

Mick Jagger: The Photobook

François Hébel, foreword.

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"His extremely distinctive face has made him the archetypal rock star: Mick Jagger is universal," notes François Hébel in the introduction to this remarkable album. From Cecil Beaton to Herb Ritts, ... ... read more

 
Midtown at Night 1936 Tablet Notebook: 128 Ruled Pages with Ribbon Marker  

Midtown at Night 1936 Tablet Notebook: 128 Ruled Pages with Ribbon Marker

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Even back in 1936, Manhattan lit up at night with glowing grids of skyscraper windows and illuminated streams of passing cars, as seen in this notebook's bustling cover shot. At just under 5 x 7 ... ... read more

 
Mile by Mile London to Paris: The Entire Railway Journeys by Historic Golden Arrow & Modern Eurostar Mapped for the Interested Traveller  

Mile by Mile London to Paris: The Entire Railway Journeys by Historic Golden Arrow & Modern Eurostar Mapped for the Interested Traveller

Reginald Piggott & Matt Thompson.

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From the gardens of Kent to the white cliffs of Dover, and from the battlefields of the Somme to horseracing country in Chantilly, the railway journey leading from London to Paris takes you through ... ... read more

 
A Minor Apocalypse  

A Minor Apocalypse

Tadeusz Konwicki. Richard Lourie, trans. Robert L. McLaughlin, afterword.

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A character named Konwicki—just like his author—has been asked to set himself on fire that evening in front of the Communist Party headquarters in Warsaw as an act of protest, in this 1979 novel by ... ... read more

 
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Volumes 1 & 2  

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Volumes 1 & 2

Marguerite Young.

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Vera Cartwheel is lost in her recollections of childhood, particularly of her beloved governess Miss MacIntosh, who drowned herself when Vera was 14. Eighteen years in the writing, Marguerite Young's ... ... read more

 
 
Modern Cabinet Work: A Comprehensive Treatise on Making Fine Furniture from the Golden Age of Craftsmanship  

Modern Cabinet Work: A Comprehensive Treatise on Making Fine Furniture from the Golden Age of Craftsmanship

Percy A. Wells & John Hooper.

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This detailed handbook by John Hooper and Percy Wells—the latter the head of the cabinet department at Shoreditch Technical Institution in London—was first published in 1908, and became known as the ... ... read more

 
Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (And a Few You Love to Hate)  

Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (And a Few You Love to Hate)

Richard Corliss. Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher, foreword.

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In this irresistible tour of movie motherhood, film critic and historian Richard Corliss explores the many ways Hollywood and its leading ladies have celebrated, vilified, and otherwise memorialized ... ... read more

 
Money-Gami: 12 Spectacular Easy-To-Fold Origami Designs from Currencies Around the World  

Money-Gami: 12 Spectacular Easy-To-Fold Origami Designs from Currencies Around the World

Gay Merrill Gross.

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Hide a coin inside a paper-money fish, fold colorful Mexican pesos into butterflies, or make a jumping frog from a U.S. greenback with this set of money-themed origami projects—perfect for making ... ... read more

 
Moustaches for the Modern Gentleman: A Perpetual Wall Calendar  

Moustaches for the Modern Gentleman: A Perpetual Wall Calendar

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From the creators of the game Ha! Ha! Moustache, this perpetual calendar will never go out of fashion, being decorated, as it is, with some of the most popular, distinctive, and enduring moustache ... ... read more

 
Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book: Revived and Illustrated  

Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book: Revived and Illustrated

Dusha Bateson & Weslie Janeway. Janet Browne, preface. Nach Waxman, foreword.

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While her husband's book On the Origin of Species changed the way we viewed the rise of life on earth, Emma Wedgwood Darwin herself gave us a book that now sheds light on Victorian style, ... ... read more

 
 
My Feast: Recipes from the Islands of the South Pacific, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines  

My Feast: Recipes from the Islands of the South Pacific, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines

Peter Kuruvita.

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The founder of Sydney's famous Flying Fish Restaurant and Bar—internationally renowned for its creative modern seafood dishes—as well as the host of Island Feast and My Sri Lanka, Peter ... ... read more

 
The Names of Our Tears: An Amish-Country Mystery  

The Names of Our Tears: An Amish-Country Mystery

P.L. Gaus.

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In this eighth Amish-Country mystery, following Harmless as Doves, Ruth Zook returns home to the Amish and Mennonite community of Holmes County, Ohio, carrying a heavy suitcase and a heavier ... ... read more

 
Napoleon  

Napoleon

Alan Forrest.

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Born the son of a Corsican attorney, Napoleon Bonaparte became the most powerful man in Europe, a leader whose charisma and legacy endures even to this day. In this 2011 biography, Alan Forrest ... ... read more

 
The National Mall: Rethinking Washington's Monumental Core  

The National Mall: Rethinking Washington's Monumental Core

Nathan Glazer & Cynthia R. Field, eds. James F. Cooper, foreword.

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Home to monuments and museums dedicated to the ideals of the United States, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., has long been a gathering place for public protest and celebration. But as the ... ... read more

 
Naum Gabo  

Naum Gabo

Natalia Sidlina. Sarah Cabrol-Douat, trans.

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Associated at times with the Constructivists and the Bauhaus school, Russian-born Naum Gabo (1890–1977) nonetheless blazed a highly original trail, creating some of the 20th century's most ... ... read more

 
 
Naval Wives & Mistresses  

Naval Wives & Mistresses

Margarette Lincoln.

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Focusing on the second half of the 18th century, a period when Britain was almost continuously at war, this is an innovative study of women who stayed at home while their men went to sea, and surveys ... ... read more

 
Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe  

Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Ray Jayawardhana.

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(2014 Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of the Season) Trillions of neutrinos pass through our bodies every second, and these incredibly small bits of matter may hold the secret to ... ... read more

 
New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville  

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Joy Peterson Heyrman, ed.

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During his tragically short artistic career Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) produced a small yet iconic collection of works that vividly depict antebellum America, including Politics in an ... ... read more

 
New York Immigrant Experience: A Guided Tour Through History  

New York Immigrant Experience: A Guided Tour Through History

Randi Minetor. Nic Minetor, photos.

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This illustrated history of immigration in America's most international city—ranging from colonial times to the mid-19th-century Irish Potato Famine, and from Ellis Island to the present day—provides ... ... read more

 
<I>The New York Times</I> OpSail 1986 Tablet Notebook: 128 Ruled Pages with Ribbon Marker  

The New York Times OpSail 1986 Tablet Notebook: 128 Ruled Pages with Ribbon Marker

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Sailboats of every size and description glide past Lady Liberty during Operation Sail, in the 1986 image on the cover of this notebook. At just under 5 x 7 inches, this mid-sized journal offers ... ... read more

 
 
Nightwoods  

Nightwoods

Charles Frazier.

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The National Book Award–winning author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons returns with this dazzling suspense novel set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s. The lean ... ... read more

 
On Epidemics: Spiritual Perspectives  

On Epidemics: Spiritual Perspectives

Rudolf Steiner. Taja Gut, ed. J. Collis, trans.

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"If we can bring nothing up out of ourselves except fear of the illnesses which surround us at the seat of an epidemic, and if we go to sleep at night filled with nothing but thoughts of this fear," ... ... read more

 
O'Neill: Son and Artist, Volume 2  

O'Neill: Son and Artist, Volume 2

Louis Sheaffer.

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(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize) This second volume of Louis Sheaffer's commanding two-part biography of playwright Eugene O'Neill picks up where the first volume ends—at the successful launch ... ... read more

 
The Opening Night Murder: A Restoration Mystery  

The Opening Night Murder: A Restoration Mystery

Anne Rutherford.

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The restoration of King Charles II to the throne in 1660 is occasion for much celebration in London; the Merry Monarch's boundless enthusiasm for entertainment of all sorts creates opportunities for ... ... read more

 
Out of Print Library Card Coaster Set: Set of Four  

Out of Print Library Card Coaster Set: Set of Four

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Get comfortable, open your current book, and set down your libation of choice on one of these premium laminated cork coasters for book lovers. Styled after old-fashioned library borrowing cards, they ... ... read more

 
 
Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World  

Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World

Kathleen Ragan, ed. Jack Zipes, intro.

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Humans have always lived with fear—of jaguars, of raiding Vikings, of nuclear holocaust—and folktales, according to Kathleen Ragan, often reflect how people cope with their fears and put them in ... ... read more

 
Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer  

Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer

Garry Wills.

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Illuminating and provocative, this memoir from the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and historian who gave us Lincoln at Gettysburg is a chronicle of an original thinker at work in remarkable ... ... read more

 
Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership  

Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership

Andro Linklater.

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Barely two centuries ago, most of the world's productive land was held communally or else belonged to a monarch or church. But that pattern, and the ways of life that went with it, have been ... ... read more

 
Paranormality: Why We Believe the Impossible  

Paranormality: Why We Believe the Impossible

Richard Wiseman.

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Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology, with an international reputation for his research into such unusual areas as deception, luck, humor, and the paranormal, Richard ... ... read more

 
The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb  

The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb

Philip Taubman.

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Offering a clear analysis of the present danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, Philip Taubman—a former New York Times bureau chief for both Washington and Moscow—sheds light ... ... read more

 
 
Paul Gauguin: French Painter  

Paul Gauguin: French Painter

Diane Cook. Yan Thomas, illus.

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The life of Paul Gauguin, who left his family and his career as a stockbroker behind in France to pursue his artistic inspiration in Tahiti, is told here through the eyes of his daughter Aline, the ... ... read more

 
Paul Gauguin: Letters To His Wife and Friends  

Paul Gauguin: Letters To His Wife and Friends

Paul Gauguin.

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"May the day come—and perhaps soon—when I can flee to the woods on a South Sea island and live there in ecstasy, in peace and for art," Paul Gauguin wrote to his wife, Mette, in 1890. As both art ... ... read more

 
Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832  

Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832

Antonia Fraser.

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Evoked in the novels of Trollope and Thackeray, and described by cub reporter Charles Dickens, the reign of William IV in Britain is often thought to be little more than the "pre-Victorian" era. Yet ... ... read more

 
The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable  

The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable

James Owen Weatherall.

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During the economic meltdown of 2008, many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street were baffled when their abstract concepts failed in practice. Taking us from fin-de-siècle Paris ... ... read more

 
Picture Paradise: Asia-Pacific Photography 1840s–1940s  

Picture Paradise: Asia-Pacific Photography 1840s–1940s

Gael Newton.

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Photography came to the Asian Pacific region in the 1840s while still in its infancy, and as it matured over the following hundred years it recorded many aspects of the region that have long since ... ... read more

 
 
A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum  

A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum

William Breazeale, with Cara Denison, Stacey Sell & Freyda Spira.

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Purchased for the most part in 1869–71 by Edwin Bryant Crocker and Margaret Rhodes Crocker, and forming part of the core collection of California's Crocker Art Museum, the 56 master drawings in this ... ... read more

 
The Plain Style  

The Plain Style

David Brett.

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Following the Reformation, Protestants radically reduced the number of religious symbols in their churches and their secular environments, significantly influencing art and architecture. Citing ... ... read more

 
Planet Carnivore—Sharks and Lions  

Planet Carnivore—Sharks and Lions

Alec Baldwin, narrator.

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Two of the most formidable and feared predators and undeniably the tops of their respective food chains—the great white shark and the lion—are the focus of this 2007 documentary, narrated by Alec ... ... read more

 
Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories from the Orchard  

Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories from the Orchard

Romney Steele.

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The author of the cookbook memoir My Nepenthe returns with this collection of 60 recipes that celebrate the "romance of each fruit." Capturing the essence, beauty, and deliciousness of cooking ... ... read more

 
Poetic Lives: Coleridge  

Poetic Lives: Coleridge

Daniel Hahn.

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Poet, philosopher, and critic, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) is now best remembered for his extraordinary The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, but in his lifetime ... ... read more

 
 
Poetic Lives: Keats  

Poetic Lives: Keats

Robert Mighall.

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One of the leading figures of the English Romantic movement, John Keats (1795–1821) is chiefly remembered for his immortal odes, with such works as "Ode to a Nightingale," "To Autumn," and "Ode on a ... ... read more

 
Poor Robin's Prophecies: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics of Georgian Britain  

Poor Robin's Prophecies: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics of Georgian Britain

Benjamin Wardhaugh.

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Author, astrologer, journalist, satirist, and "well-willer to the mathematics," Poor Robin of Saffron Walden was an invented figure of British popular culture from the Restoration to the end of the ... ... read more

 
The Portrait of Doreene Gray: A Chihuahua Mystery  

The Portrait of Doreene Gray: A Chihuahua Mystery

Esri Allbritten.

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In this laugh-out-loud follow-up to Chihuahua of the Baskervilles, Angus MacGregor and the zany staff at Tripping—a travel magazine that covers paranormal destinations—set out to ... ... read more

 
Portrait of a Maine Island  

Portrait of a Maine Island

Sarah C. Butler. Carl Little, foreword.

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Perched at the mouth of Somes Sound, the fjord-like body of water that cuts deep into Mount Desert Island and Maine's ruggedly beautiful Acadia National Park, Northeast Harbor is a tiny community and ... ... read more

 
Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology  

Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

Alexis Madrigal.

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Our relationship with green technology is hardly a recent development; Americans have been imagining and inventing cheap and renewable energy solutions for more than a century. Here Atlantic ... ... read more

 
 
The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout  

The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout

Jill Abramson.

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No one would accuse former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson of being a writer of "fluff pieces." But after she brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout in 2009, ... ... read more

 
The Quilter's Homecoming: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel  

The Quilter's Homecoming: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

Jennifer Chiaverini.

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A Roaring Twenties tale of boom and bust unfolds in this historical tenth entry in the Elm Creek Quilts series, following Circle of Quilters. Young bride Elizabeth Bergstrom Nelson sets off ... ... read more

 
Rabbit Metal Bookmark  

Rabbit Metal Bookmark

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We're not going to say you'll hop through your reading (oops—we just did. Sorry.) but this silly brown rabbit is too much fun not to stick in a book. The colorful bookmark is made of super ... ... read more

 
Reading Opens Up the World Book Bag  

Reading Opens Up the World Book Bag

Steve McCracken, illus.

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There is no limit to where and how far books can take us, and Daedalus catalog cover artist Steve McCracken epitomizes that sense of discovery, wonder, and complete immersion in a book with the ... ... read more

 
Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms  

Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms

Judith Resnik & Dennis Curtis.

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(A 2011 Choice Outstanding Academic Title in the U.S. Politics category) She stands in various stately poses, usually robed and often holding a sword, with scales held aloft and a cloth ... ... read more

 
 
Roads to Berlin: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Germany  

Roads to Berlin: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Germany

Cees Nooteboom.

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(Winner of the German Order of Merit) In 1989, the Dutch-born author of Nomad Hotel and The Foxes Come at Night was living in Berlin, giving him a front row seat for the climax ... ... read more

 
The Rolling Stones—All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track  

The Rolling Stones—All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

Philippe Margotin & Jean-Michel Guesdon.

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Since their 1963 debut album, recorded over five days at Regent Studio in London, the Rolling Stones have produced 29 studio albums, 18 live albums, and more than a hundred singles. In this massive, ... ... read more

 
Rome: New Architecture  

Rome: New Architecture

Sebastiano Brandolini.

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Surveying the variety of contemporary architecture in Rome—illustrated here in 200 color photos, renderings, drawings, and plans, as well as a fold-out key map—this book looks at 31 new structures in ... ... read more

 
Rosemary Shrager's Absolutely Foolproof Classic Home Cooking  

Rosemary Shrager's Absolutely Foolproof Classic Home Cooking

Rosemary Shrager.

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Even with just a few perfect recipes in your repertoire, you can use what you know to turn 20 dishes into 200, without sacrificing taste. From salads to custards, and from soufflés to quick breads, ... ... read more

 
Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film  

Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film

David Shields & Shane Salerno.

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A companion volume to Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary of the same name, featured on PBS's American Masters, this oral biography tells the story of the famously reclusive author of The ... ... read more

 
 
Salvatore Ferragamo: Evolving Legend 1928–2008 (with text in English & Chinese)  

Salvatore Ferragamo: Evolving Legend 1928–2008 (with text in English & Chinese)

Emanuela Di Lallo & Raffaella Gallio, eds.

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Founded in 1927, Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A. is a luxury brand for footwear, handbags, and small leather goods; scarves and ties; and men's and women's ready-to-wear items, as well as watches, ... ... read more

 
Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts  

Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts

Sam Zien.

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Does it ever feel like the hosts of cooking shows have all the time in the world to prepare their sumptuous dishes? The Emmy-winning host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy knows that you ... ... read more

 
Scientific Lives  

Scientific Lives

John Aubrey. Ruth Scurr, foreword.

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Selected from John Aubrey's sprawling work of 17th-century biography, Brief Lives, this anthology brings together his writings on 39 contemporary scientists, explorers, and men of innovation, ... ... read more

 
Scripta Notes Large Fern Blank Book: 192 Blank Pages  

Scripta Notes Large Fern Blank Book: 192 Blank Pages

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The colors of mosses, of clear sky, and of cool waters come together in this book for growing ideas and budding visions. Spacious inside yet highly portable (at just 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches closed), ... ... read more

 
Scripta Notes Large Honeysuckle Blank Book: 192 Blank Pages  

Scripta Notes Large Honeysuckle Blank Book: 192 Blank Pages

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Let your sunniest thoughts and artistic impulses blossom in this bud-yellow book. Spacious inside yet highly portable (at just 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches closed), this elegant blank book features smooth ... ... read more

 
 
Scripta Notes Large Nutmeg Blank Journal: 192 Blank Pages  

Scripta Notes Large Nutmeg Blank Journal: 192 Blank Pages

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Season your life—and maybe sketch a bowl of fruit, or jot down a few recipes—with this tasty, spice-brown book. Spacious inside yet highly portable (at just 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches closed), this elegant ... ... read more

 
Scripta Notes Large Seaside Blank Book: 192 Blank Pages  

Scripta Notes Large Seaside Blank Book: 192 Blank Pages

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Splash your words and pictures around in this cool blue book. Spacious inside yet highly portable (at just 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches closed), this elegant blank book features smooth cream pages in a ... ... read more

 
Seamingly Scrappy: Get the Look You Love with Fat Quarters and Precuts  

Seamingly Scrappy: Get the Look You Love with Fat Quarters and Precuts

Rebecca Silbaugh.

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Popular Ruby Blue Quilts blogger and designer Rebecca Silbaugh here presents a wonderfully varied collection of 10 scrappy quilt projects for beginners and experts. Her Seamingly Scrappy technique ... ... read more

 
The Second World War Experience, Volume 3: Turning of the Tide 1942–44  

The Second World War Experience, Volume 3: Turning of the Tide 1942–44

Richard Overy.

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After two years of Axis supremacy, the Allies break through with victories in Russia and Northern Africa. In addition to describing such pivotal battles as Stalingrad, Guadalcanal, and Anzio, this ... ... read more

 
The Secret City  

The Secret City

Hugh Walpole. Bridget Kendall, foreword.

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Sent out to pre-revolutionary Russia by the Foreign Office, Jerry Lawrence and Henry Bohun find themselves unlikely traveling companions, in this 1919 novel from the author of The Wooden Horse ... ... read more

 
 
Shoe Innovations: A Visual Celebration of 60 Styles  

Shoe Innovations: A Visual Celebration of 60 Styles

Caroline Cox.

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With shoes on every page, this illustrated history of shoe design takes us from the Edwardian Louis heel of the early 20th century through the 1940s wedge to the extreme architectural designs of ... ... read more

 
Silent Music: The Life, Work, and Thought of St. John of the Cross  

Silent Music: The Life, Work, and Thought of St. John of the Cross

R.A. Herrera.

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In such poems as The Dark Night of the Soul, the 16th-century Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross left a profound record of personal faith, which has long inspired Christians seeking a deeper ... ... read more

 
Silver  

Silver

Philippa Merriman.

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Silver has been mined and worked for some six millennia, prized not only for its beauty and rarity, but also for its workability, its ability to take a mirror finish, and even its antibiotic ... ... read more

 
Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History  

Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History

Canyon Sam. The Dalai Lama, foreword.

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A third-generation Chinese-American, Canyon Sam is a San Francisco writer, performance artist, and activist for an autonomous Tibet. Here, in a lyrical narrative of her 2007 journey to Tibet, she ... ... read more

 
Slovene Modern Dictionary: English-Slovene/Slovene-English  

Slovene Modern Dictionary: English-Slovene/Slovene-English

Daša Komac.

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A Slavic tongue, Slovene is spoken by over two-and-a-half million people in Slovenia, as well as in parts of Italy and Hungary. Going beyond the usual travel dictionary, this uncommonly thorough book ... ... read more

 
 
Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants  

Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants

Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.

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Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... ... read more

 
So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems: 1968–2012  

So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems: 1968–2012

Andrei Codrescu.

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"One of our most prodigiously talented and magical writers" (NYTBR), Romanian-born NPR commentator—and author of the acerbic fictional works A Bar in Brooklyn and The Poetry ... ... read more

 
Some Like it Hawk: A Meg Langslow Mystery  

Some Like it Hawk: A Meg Langslow Mystery

Donna Andrews.

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In this 14th Meg Langslow mystery by Agatha, Anthony, and Barry Award winner Donna Andrews, following The Real Macaw, the sometime sleuth is plying her blacksmith's trade at Caerphilly Days, a ... ... read more

 
Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques  

Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques

Pamela Fiori.

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This is a treasure trove of full-page and two-page black and white images by one of the most influential yet least recognized magazine photographers of his generation. Working alone, with minimal ... ... read more

 
Stories of Change: Beyond the 'Arab Spring'  

Stories of Change: Beyond the 'Arab Spring'

Kari Lundelin & Rebecca Simons, eds.

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The popular uprisings that spread across the Arab world in 2011 were reported with images of protestors clashing with security forces and the toppling of dictators. Our perceptions were shaped by the ... ... read more

 
 
Surreal People: Surrealism and Collaboration  

Surreal People: Surrealism and Collaboration

Alexander Klar.

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This fascinating little art catalogue—with 47 color reproductions, 32 black and white photos, and a die-cut dust jacket creating an eye on the cover—profiles the surrealists through such ... ... read more

 
Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce, and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis  

Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce, and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis

Stephen Klaidman.

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Even the most brilliant writer is nothing without the right reader. To many of the most creative minds in pre–World War II Britain, those readers included Sydney and Violet Schiff. Sydney, himself a ... ... read more

 
Table of Contents: From Breakfast with Anita Diamant to Dessert with James Patterson—A Generous Helping of Recipes, Writings and Insights from Today's Bestselling Authors  

Table of Contents: From Breakfast with Anita Diamant to Dessert with James Patterson—A Generous Helping of Recipes, Writings and Insights from Today's Bestselling Authors

Judy Gelman & Vicki Levy Krupp.

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If you've wished you could enjoy an Italian dinner with Frances Mayes, or wanted to get a peek at Philippa Gregory's Tudor cookbook, the creators of BookClubCookbook.com break bread with some of our ... ... read more