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Ah, winter—our favorite curl-up-and-read time of year! We're particularly pleased with this catalog, thanks to the Victorian-era history and fiction that we're offering in connection with our forum inspired by PBS Masterpiece's Victoria, including books about the queen herself as well as the Victorian Mystery Series (which you'll find in our Fiction section). Here too you'll find a pair of novels by the great Colm Tóibín (including his award-winning Brooklyn), oversized colorful guides on the animal world, and How Science Works, an illustrated book that explains various topics in easily digestible portions. And, finally, our CD section will keep you busy with hours of listening with 5-CD sets of original album classics by the Byrds, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Jefferson Airplane. As always, we thank you for your orders!
 
       
        

History

 
 1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History
 

1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History

Jay Winik.
 
List Price: $35.00
Sale Price: $7.98
It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well, argues ...(Read More)

 
 Advice to Single Women
 

Advice to Single Women

Haydn Brown.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
"Single women who have been industrious, and who have boldly carved out a career for themselves, ...(Read More)

 
 A. Lincoln: A Biography
 

A. Lincoln: A Biography

Ronald C. White Jr.
 
List Price: $20.00
Sale Price: $5.98
(Winner of the Christopher Award and named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington ...(Read More)

 
 Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly—The Inspiration for James Bond
 

Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly—The Inspiration for James Bond

Andrew Cook.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
In a biography that "makes poor 007 look like a bit of a wuss" (Mail on Sunday (UK)), Andrew ...(Read More)

 
 Album of the Damned: Snapshots from the Third Reich
 

Album of the Damned: Snapshots from the Third Reich

Paul Garson.
 
List Price: $50.00
Sale Price: $14.98
Among the most chilling perspectives on World War II that we've seen, this album presents nearly ...(Read More)

 
 
 The American Senate: An Insider's History
 

The American Senate: An Insider's History

Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker.
 
List Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $6.98
(Winner of the 2013 George Pendleton Prize of the Society for History in the Federal ...(Read More)

 
 Anti-Judaism: The History of a Way of Thinking
 

Anti-Judaism: The History of a Way of Thinking

David Nirenberg.
 
Sale Price: $7.98
Despite a widespread tendency to regard anti-Judaism as a fringe belief, David Nirenberg suggests ...(Read More)

 
 Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
 

Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

Elizabeth R. Varon.
 
List Price: $19.95
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(Winner of the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction) Robert E. Lee's April 1865 ...(Read More)

 
 Blitzkrieg No Longer: The German Wehrmacht in Battle, 1943
 

Blitzkrieg No Longer: The German Wehrmacht in Battle, 1943

Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
 
List Price: $27.95
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In 1939, the Germans stormed into Poland, shocking the world with the speed and effectiveness of ...(Read More)

 
 Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
 

Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West

Hampton Sides.
 
List Price: $18.00
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At the center of this sweeping history of the American West are Kit Carson—an enigmatic man who ...(Read More)

 
 
 A Brief History of the Great Moghuls: India's Most Flamboyant Rulers
 

A Brief History of the Great Moghuls: India's Most Flamboyant Rulers

Bamber Gascoigne. Christina Gascoigne, photos.
 
Sale Price: $5.98
First published in 1971, and revised in 1998, Bamber Gascoigne's classic book depicts India in the ...(Read More)

 
 Britain's Castles: Heritage Series
 

Britain's Castles: Heritage Series

Susie Hodge.
 
Sale Price: $2.98
From Harlech and Conwy to Windsor and Stirling, this book profiles more than 50 of Britain's most ...(Read More)

 
 Chivalry: The Path of Love
 

Chivalry: The Path of Love

 
List Price: $9.95
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This beautifully illustrated little book illuminates the code of behavior that shaped courtly ...(Read More)

 
 Christopher Columbus, the Last Templar
 

Christopher Columbus, the Last Templar

Ruggero Marino. Ariel Godwin, trans.
 
List Price: $19.95
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Did Columbus "discover" America in 1492, or had he already known that there was another continent ...(Read More)

 
 The Dambusters Raid: The Most Audacious Bombing Raid of the Second World War
 

The Dambusters Raid: The Most Audacious Bombing Raid of the Second World War

John Sweetman.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
Operation Chastise—the Dambusters Raid, as it became known—was the most audacious bombing raid of ...(Read More)

 
 

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Language, Lit & Laughs

 
 Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear
 

Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Elizabeth P. Archibald.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
Want to know how to garden with lobsters, circa 1777? Or how to make oneself invisible (c. 1560), ...(Read More)

 
 Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation
 

Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

Ammon Shea.
 
List Price: $24.00
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English is a glorious mess of a language, quips Ammon Shea, cobbled together from a wide variety of ...(Read More)

 
 A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction
 

A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction

Suzette Field.
 
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Great literature is filled with feasts and parties—an endlessly useful device for the writer, not ...(Read More)

 
 The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
 

The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation

Simon Armitage, trans.
 
List Price: $26.95
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First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthure, or The Death of King ...(Read More)

 
 German-English English-German: Concise Dictionary
 

German-English English-German: Concise Dictionary

Michael Jelden.
 
List Price: $12.95
Sale Price: $3.98
This compact, concise two-way dictionary contains 14,000 easy-to-scan entries defining German words ...(Read More)

 
 
 Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism
 

Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism

John Updike.
 
List Price: $20.00
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In this follow-up to his earlier book of essays and reviews Hugging the Shore, which won a ...(Read More)

 
 How to Think Like da Vinci
 

How to Think Like da Vinci

Daniel Smith.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
The author of 100 Places You Will Never Visit and 100 Things They Don't Want You to ...(Read More)

 
 I Don't Get It
 

I Don't Get It

Shannon Wheeler. Keith Knight, intro.
 
List Price: $17.99
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By popular demand, Shannon Wheeler returns with this third collection of single-panel gag cartoons ...(Read More)

 
 The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes
 

The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes

Zach Dundas.
 
List Price: $26.00
Sale Price: $6.98
Today he is the inspiration for innumerable adaptations, blockbuster movies, hit television shows, ...(Read More)

 
 I Told You So
 

I Told You So

Shannon Wheeler. Matthew Diffee, intro.
 
List Price: $17.99
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Continuing on with another batch of inspired lunacy in this sequel to I Thought You Would Be ...(Read More)

 
 

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Compact Discs

 
 '70s Soul: The Box Set Series
 

'70s Soul: The Box Set Series

The O'Jays, Bill Withers, Sly & the Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lou Rawls, the Delfonics, Teddy Pendergrass & others.
 
Sale Price: $12.98
Originating in gospel and R&B, soul music hit its stride at midcentury and rapidly diversified in ...(Read More)

 
 Martha Argerich: The Warner Classics Recordings
 

Martha Argerich: The Warner Classics Recordings

Martha Argerich, piano. Gidon Kremer, violin. Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Charles Dutoit, conductor, & others.
 
List Price: $49.98
Sale Price: $39.95
(Grammy Winner Included) For more than half a century, Martha Argerich has unquestionably ...(Read More)

 
 Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
 

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

Tony Bennett, with Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Billy Joel, k.d. lang & others.
 
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In a career spanning nearly seven decades, Tony Bennett has made a lot of good friends, and quite a ...(Read More)

 
 Sandy Bull: Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo
 

Sandy Bull: Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo

Sandy Bull, guitar & banjo. Billy Higgins, drums.
 
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At the time of its release in 1963, this debut by Sandy Bull (1941–2001) featured an unprecedented ...(Read More)

 
 The Byrds: Original Album Classics (5 Albums)
 

The Byrds: Original Album Classics (5 Albums)

The Byrds.
 
Sale Price: $12.98
If the Byrds were somewhat in the shadow of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the 1960s, in ...(Read More)

 
 
 Johnny Cash: Original Album Classics (5 Albums)
 

Johnny Cash: Original Album Classics (5 Albums)

Johnny Cash, guitar & vocals.
 
Sale Price: $12.98
Achieving the rare feat of being inducted into the Rock and Roll, Country, and Gospel Music halls ...(Read More)

 
 Shirley Collins: Lodestar
 

Shirley Collins: Lodestar

Shirley Collins, vocals.
 
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On her first album in 38 years, British folk legend Shirley Collins celebrates the return of her ...(Read More)

 
 David Crosby: Lighthouse
 

David Crosby: Lighthouse

David Crosby, guitar & vocals. Michael League, guitar & bass. Cory Henry, organ.
 
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Having found his songwriting muse again on 2014's Croz, David Crosby returns here with nine ...(Read More)

 
 Bob Dylan: Original Album Classics (5 Albums)
 

Bob Dylan: Original Album Classics (5 Albums)

Bob Dylan, guitar, piano, harmonica & vocals. Steve Douglas, saxophone. Jim Keltner, drums, & others.
 
Sale Price: $12.98
The 1980s were a transitional time for Bob Dylan, and the five discs in this set contain some of ...(Read More)

 
 Bob Dylan: The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert
 

Bob Dylan: The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert

Bob Dylan, guitar & vocals. Robbie Robertson, guitar. Rick Danko, bass. Richard Manuel, piano. Garth Hudson, organ. Mickey Jones, drums.
 
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For decades, a bootleg of Bob Dylan's 1966 show at Manchester's Free Trade Hall was erroneously ...(Read More)

 
 

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Visual Arts & Design

 
 Ansel Adams: The Spirit of Wild Places
 

Ansel Adams: The Spirit of Wild Places

Eric Peter Nash.
 
List Price: $19.95
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Illustrated with 97 black and white photos—some spanning two pages—this is an enthusiastic overview ...(Read More)

 
 Bauhaus
 

Bauhaus

Flaminio Gualdoni.
 
List Price: $8.99
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The Bauhaus Arts and Crafts Institute was founded in Weimar Germany by Walter Gropius in 1919, and ...(Read More)

 
 Bazooka Joe and His Gang: 60th-Anniversary Collection
 

Bazooka Joe and His Gang: 60th-Anniversary Collection

Jeff Shepherd, ed. Talley Morse, preface. Nancy Morse & Kirk Taylor, intro. Len Brown, R. Sikoryak & Bhob Stewart, essays. Jay Lynch, afterword.
 
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A fixture in many of our childhoods, Bazooka Joe was the creation of pop culture entrepreneur Woody ...(Read More)

 
 Beauty Freely Given: A Universal Truth: Artefacts from the Collection of Robin Hanbury-Tenison
 

Beauty Freely Given: A Universal Truth: Artefacts from the Collection of Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Christopher John Bowden.
 
Sale Price: $5.98
As explorer and tribal rights activist Robin Hanbury-Tenison made his numerous expeditions into ...(Read More)

 
 Berlin: Art and Architecture
 

Berlin: Art and Architecture

Harro Schweizer, ed. Edelgard Abenstein, text.
 
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Berlin exerts a particular cultural fascination, not least because of its former status as a ...(Read More)

 
 
 Blitz and Blockade: Henry Moore at the Hermitage
 

Blitz and Blockade: Henry Moore at the Hermitage

Richard Calvocoressi, Anita Feldman, Alexei Mitin, Sergei Androsov & Thierry Morel, contributors.
 
Sale Price: $9.98
Made in London's Underground when it was used as a bomb shelter during the Blitz of 1940–41, Henry ...(Read More)

 
 Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People
 

Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People

Matt Hoyle. Mel Brooks, intro.
 
List Price: $40.00
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Hilariously captured by celebrity portrait photographer Matt Hoyle, here are more than 130 ...(Read More)

 
 Echoes of a Vanished World: A Traveller's Lifetime in Pictures
 

Echoes of a Vanished World: A Traveller's Lifetime in Pictures

Robin Hanbury-Tenison.
 
Sale Price: $6.98
The co-founder and first chairman of the tribal rights organization Survival International, ...(Read More)

 
 Fashionable: An Illustrated History of the Bizarre and Beautiful
 

Fashionable: An Illustrated History of the Bizarre and Beautiful

Barbara Cox, Carolyn Sally Jones, David Stafford & Caroline Stafford.
 
Sale Price: $6.98
From the medieval steeple headdress and the wigs worn by 18th-century dandies in the Macaroni Club ...(Read More)

 
 Female Nude
 

Female Nude

Flaminio Gualdoni.
 
List Price: $8.99
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The female nude has been one of the most powerful themes in art since the beginning of human ...(Read More)

 
 

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Children's

 
 3-D World  Atlas & Tour
 

3-D World Atlas & Tour

Marie Javins.
 
List Price: $19.99
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Take a trip to some of the most remarkable destinations in the world with this illustrated atlas, ...(Read More)

 
 10 Little Penguins Stuck on the Fridge
 

10 Little Penguins Stuck on the Fridge

Jean-Luc Fromental & Joelle Jolivet.
 
List Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $4.98
Math is a lot more entertaining when it's penguin math—and most especially when your ...(Read More)

 
 10: A Pop-Up Book
 

10: A Pop-Up Book

Marion Bataille.
 
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Sale Price: $4.98
In her brilliant pop-up books, Parisian graphic designer Marion Bataille took us through the ...(Read More)

 
 100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
 

100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
 
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Ideal for high school students as well as adults who want to invigorate their vocabulary skills, ...(Read More)

 
 The <i>American Heritage</i> Essential Student Thesaurus: Third Edition
 

The American Heritage Essential Student Thesaurus: Third Edition

Catherine Pratt, ed.
 
List Price: $7.95
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Designed for students 11 to 16 who are solidifying their reading and writing skills, as well as ...(Read More)

 
 
 Babar and His Family
 

Babar and His Family

Laurent de Brunhoff.
 
Sale Price: $3.98
Join the royal elephants King Babar and Queen Celeste—along with their children Pom, Flora, and ...(Read More)

 
 Color Magic Sticker Play Book
 

Color Magic Sticker Play Book

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 
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This exceptional activity book for youngsters 4 and up features large, laminated board pages and ...(Read More)

 
 Coraline: 10th-Anniversary Edition
 

Coraline: 10th-Anniversary Edition

Neil Gaiman. Chris Riddell, illus.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
(Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Awards) There is something strange about ...(Read More)

 
 Elephant Funny Kit Toy
 

Elephant Funny Kit Toy

 
Sale Price: $6.98
This winsome elephant from French toymaker Janod could brighten up a playroom or any elephant ...(Read More)

 
 Hello! London: Push, Pull, Slide
 

Hello! London: Push, Pull, Slide

Marion Billet.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
From the cover, with a London double-decker bus pulling away from the curb, to the four large ...(Read More)

 
 

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Arts & Crafts

 
 American Country Furniture: Projects from the Workshops of David T. Smith
 

American Country Furniture: Projects from the Workshops of David T. Smith

Nick Engler & Mary Jane Favorite.
 
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The workshops of David T. Smith in Ohio are a collection of craft shops that create reproductions ...(Read More)

 
 Cozy Quilts: A Charming Blend of Wool Appliqué and Cotton Patchwork
 

Cozy Quilts: A Charming Blend of Wool Appliqué and Cotton Patchwork

Tara Lynn Darr.
 
List Price: $27.95
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Add warmth and texture to cotton patchwork quilts with wool appliqué. In this collection of 11 ...(Read More)

 
 French Girl Knits: Innovative Techniques, Romantic Details and Feminine Designs
 

French Girl Knits: Innovative Techniques, Romantic Details and Feminine Designs

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes.
 
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Drawing inspiration from French daily life and culture, these 18 designs can be used to knit ...(Read More)

 
 Friendships in Bloom: Round Robin Quilts
 

Friendships in Bloom: Round Robin Quilts

Marjorie Nelson & Rebecca Nelson-Zerfas.
 
List Price: $27.50
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While on vacation in Norway, Michigan quilter Marjorie Nelson met Gerd Villadsen, owner of a small ...(Read More)

 
 Lizzie's Legacy: More Quilts from a Pioneer Woman's Journal
 

Lizzie's Legacy: More Quilts from a Pioneer Woman's Journal

Betsy Chutchian.
 
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For everything there is a season—no one knew this better than Betsy Chutchian's ...(Read More)

 
 
 Log Cabin Fever: Innovative Designs for Traditional Quilts
 

Log Cabin Fever: Innovative Designs for Traditional Quilts

Evelyn Sloppy.
 
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Take a new look at traditional Log Cabin quilt blocks with this book of 11 projects, combining ...(Read More)

 
 Paintbox Knits: More Than 30 Designs for Kids
 

Paintbox Knits: More Than 30 Designs for Kids

Mary H. Bonnette & Jo Lynne Murchland.
 
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The sporty, playful patterns in this treasury mix vibrant colors with clever motifs. Here are ...(Read More)

 
 Paper Planes: Fold and Fly Amazing Planes!
 

Paper Planes: Fold and Fly Amazing Planes!

Jenni Hairsine, text. Annabel Stones, Samantha Noonan & Joe Fullman, eds.
 
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From a classic jet with aerodynamic features to a Javelin for flying long distances and a a ...(Read More)

 
 Portrait of a Lady: Quilts for a Woman's Journey Through Life
 

Portrait of a Lady: Quilts for a Woman's Journey Through Life

Christina McCourt.
 
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Looking to her vivacious, musically talented grandmother Alma Lucille as a model, quilt designer ...(Read More)

 
 Pretty Petals: More Fantastical Designs
 

Pretty Petals: More Fantastical Designs

Sheri Howard.
 
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Inspired by the bright colors of crayons—and of course, flowers—designer Sheri Howard presents ...(Read More)

 
 

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Victoria

 
 Inspector of the Dead
 

Inspector of the Dead

David Morrell.
 
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Nominated for both the Edgar and Anthony Awards, and the winner of the Nero and Macavity Awards, ...(Read More)

 
 A Brief History of How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World
 

A Brief History of How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World

Thomas Crump.
 
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From the advent of the 18th century to the high-water mark of the Victorian era, the world was ...(Read More)

 
 Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots
 

Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots

Terry Deary.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train, for although they would ...(Read More)

 
 Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery & Arsenic
 

Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery & Arsenic

Kate Colquhoun.
 
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In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic ...(Read More)

 
 Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel
 

Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel

Lucinda Hawksley.
 
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In an era when lower-class women generally lived out their lives in obscurity, Lizzie Siddal ...(Read More)

 
 
 A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
 

A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy

Helen Rappaport.
 
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During his 20-year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert increasingly performed the functions ...(Read More)

 
 The Making of Victorian Values: Decency & Dissent in Britain: 1789–1837
 

The Making of Victorian Values: Decency & Dissent in Britain: 1789–1837

Ben Wilson.
 
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This is the history of an era rather like our own—a time when dissenters and rebels were ...(Read More)

 
 Queen Victoria: A Life of Contradictions
 

Queen Victoria: A Life of Contradictions

Matthew Dennison.
 
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Queen Victoria is Britain's queen of contradictions, as journalist and royal biographer Matthew ...(Read More)

 
 Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady
 

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

Kate Summerscale.
 
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Headstrong, high-spirited, and already widowed, Isabella Walker became Mrs. Henry Robinson at age ...(Read More)

 
 Victoria: The Complete First Season
 

Victoria: The Complete First Season

Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, David Bamber, Peter Bowles, Margaret Clunie & others.
 
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(Pre-order now! Release date January 31, 2017) Upon waking one morning in 1837, 18-year-old ...(Read More)

 
 

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Fiction

 
 The Japanese Lover
 

The Japanese Lover

Isabel Allende.
 
List Price: $28.00
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The recipient of Chile's National Literature Prize as well as the U.S. Presidential Medal of ...(Read More)

 
 Persuasion
 

Persuasion

Jane Austen. Christina Bartolomeo, intro.
 
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Often called the most moving of Jane Austen's novels, Persuasion is the story of a second ...(Read More)

 
 House of Thieves
 

House of Thieves

Charles Belfoure.
 
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In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of ...(Read More)

 
 The Demolished Man: SF Masterworks
 

The Demolished Man: SF Masterworks

Alfred Bester.
 
Sale Price: $5.98
(Winner of the Inaugural Hugo Award for Best Novel) In the 24th century, telepaths are ...(Read More)

 
 The Place of Dead Roads
 

The Place of Dead Roads

William Burroughs.
 
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Set in the Old West, William Burroughs's surreal fable from 1983 features a cast of notorious ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Soft Machine
 

The Soft Machine

William Burroughs.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
This first novel in William S. Burroughs's Cut-Up Trilogy introduces us to a world populated by ...(Read More)

 
 The Ticket That Exploded
 

The Ticket That Exploded

William Burroughs.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
Following The Soft Machine, this second novel from William S. Burroughs's Cut-Up Trilogy ...(Read More)

 
 Parable of the Sower
 

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler.
 
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The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the PEN ...(Read More)

 
 The Voice of the Violin: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
 

The Voice of the Violin: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

Andrea Camilleri. Stephen Sartarelli, trans.
 
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In this fourth Inspector Montalbano mystery, his gruesome discovery of a beautiful, naked woman ...(Read More)

 
 All Dressed in White
 

All Dressed in White

Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke.
 
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In this sequel to The Cinderella Murder, Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke again follow ...(Read More)

 
 

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Religion & Philosophy

 
 Ancient Secrets of the Bible: Investigating the Mysteries of Scripture
 

Ancient Secrets of the Bible: Investigating the Mysteries of Scripture

Christopher D. Hudson, Kelly Knauer & Carol Smith, eds.
 
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The Bible is filled with mystery, intrigue, and controversy, expressed in stories of heroes ...(Read More)

 
 The Bible: A History: The Making and Impact of the Bible
 

The Bible: A History: The Making and Impact of the Bible

Stephen M. Miller & Robert V. Huber.
 
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From the time of oral tradition through the first written scriptures, and from the era of ...(Read More)

 
 The Dwelling of the Light: Praying With Icons of Christ
 

The Dwelling of the Light: Praying With Icons of Christ

Rowan Williams.
 
Sale Price: $3.98
To look at an icon of Christ is to do more than view an image of a human life lived long ago; as ...(Read More)

 
 I Ching: Walking Your Path, Creating Your Future
 

I Ching: Walking Your Path, Creating Your Future

Hilary Barrett.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
Devised by the Zhou people of ancient China, the I Ching has been in continuous use for some ...(Read More)

 
 Inside the Mysteries of the Bible: New Perspectives on Ancient Truths
 

Inside the Mysteries of the Bible: New Perspectives on Ancient Truths

Christopher D. Hudson, Kelly Knauer & Carol Smith, eds.
 
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Where is the Garden of Eden? What actually happened to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? Where is ...(Read More)

 
 
 Judas: A Biography
 

Judas: A Biography

Susan Gubar.
 
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Who was Judas Iscariot and why did he betray Jesus? In this far-ranging biography, the author of ...(Read More)

 
 Mary Magdalene: Her History and Myths Revealed
 

Mary Magdalene: Her History and Myths Revealed

Karen Ralls.
 
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Perhaps the Bible's most controversial character, Mary Magdalene has fired the imagination of ...(Read More)

 
 On Aristotle: Saving Politics from Philosophy
 

On Aristotle: Saving Politics from Philosophy

Alan Ryan.
 
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The author of On Politics as well as biographies of John Dewey and Bertrand Russell, ...(Read More)

 
 Reading Natural Philosophy: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics
 

Reading Natural Philosophy: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics

David B. Malament, ed.
 
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This collection explores the formidable influence of Howard Stein, best known for his study of the ...(Read More)

 
 Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America
 

Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America

Katherine Carté Engel.
 
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The Moravians, a Protestant sect founded in 1727 by Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf and based ...(Read More)

 
 

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Science

 
 The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015
 

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015

Rebecca Skloot, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
 
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This outstanding collection of 26 science articles from the past year, selected by the author of ...(Read More)

 
 Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
 

Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex

Michael Hiltzik.
 
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Also the author of The New Deal, Colossus, and Dealers of Lightning, Pulitzer ...(Read More)

 
 Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science
 

Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science

Dorion Sagan.
 
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The son of popular astronomer Carl Sagan and controversial evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis, ...(Read More)

 
 Extreme Cosmos: A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest, Hottest, Heaviest, Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universe
 

Extreme Cosmos: A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest, Hottest, Heaviest, Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universe

Bryan Gaensler.
 
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Astronomer Bryan Gaensler gives a whirlwind tour of the galaxies in this engaging and ...(Read More)

 
 The Great Mathematicians: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe
 

The Great Mathematicians: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe

Raymond Flood & Robin Wilson.
 
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Did you know that Florence Nightingale, besides being a medical pioneer, was also the first female ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
 

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Richard Preston.
 
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A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the ...(Read More)

 
 How Science Works: Everything You Need to Know About Science in Small, Easily Digestible Portions
 

How Science Works: Everything You Need to Know About Science in Small, Easily Digestible Portions

Robert Dinwiddie.
 
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For students or anyone whose scientific knowledge is a bit hazy when it comes to understanding ...(Read More)

 
 How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World
 

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson.
 
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How did refrigeration help create the golden age of Hollywood? How did flash photography help shift ...(Read More)

 
 The Improbable Primate: How Water Shaped Human Evolution
 

The Improbable Primate: How Water Shaped Human Evolution

Clive Finlayson.
 
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A noted expert on Neanderthals (having long excavated at their final stand in Gibraltar) and the ...(Read More)

 
 The Incredible Unlikeliness Of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us
 

The Incredible Unlikeliness Of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us

Alice Roberts.
 
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(Nominated for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize) How does DNA produce a human being? Bringing ...(Read More)

 
 

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Animal Journals, Bookplates & More

 
 Animal Journals: Cats
 

Animal Journals: Cats

Ben Giles, Leah Reena Goren, Geoffrey Martin & Alice Pattullo, illus.
 
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Cats, cats, cats! These four lined journals are covered with different interpretations of frisky ...(Read More)

 
 Animal Journals: Dogs
 

Animal Journals: Dogs

Ben Giles, Leah Reena Goren, Geoffrey Martin & Alice Pattullo, illus.
 
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Four illustrators, all of them animal lovers, provide the beguiling cover images for these ...(Read More)

 
 The Beautiful Colouring Book for Grown-Ups: With Over 170 Designs, Including Mandalas, Fish, Flowers, Butterflies, Vintage and Abstract Patterns and Tattoos
 

The Beautiful Colouring Book for Grown-Ups: With Over 170 Designs, Including Mandalas, Fish, Flowers, Butterflies, Vintage and Abstract Patterns and Tattoos

 
Sale Price: $5.98
You'll find particularly fanciful illustrations in this collection of 175 drawings, from a giant ...(Read More)

 
 Bookcape Red
 

Bookcape Red

 
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Pamper your favorite books with the cushy-soft bookcape. The 100-percent natural wool felt wraps ...(Read More)

 
 C.F.A. Voysey Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks
 

C.F.A. Voysey Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks

C.F.A. Voysey, illus.
 
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Colored in rich blues and purples, these cards are decorated with patterns of birds and blossoms ...(Read More)

 
 
 Charles Rennie Mackintosh Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks
 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, illus.
 
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Boldly twisting abstracts of deep pinks and greens decorate the backs of these cards, adapted from ...(Read More)

 
 Christopher Dresser Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks
 

Christopher Dresser Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks

Christopher Dresser, illus.
 
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A strong geometric pattern of gray-blues, greens, and oranges decorates the backs of these cards, ...(Read More)

 
 Coloring Flowers: Over 40 Delightful Pictures with Full Color Guides
 

Coloring Flowers: Over 40 Delightful Pictures with Full Color Guides

Diana Vowles, intro.
 
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Ranging from favorites like irises, roses, and tulips to lesser-known blooms like the fern-leaf ...(Read More)

 
 Creative Coloring Book (with Pencils): Inspiring Images to Unlock Your Imagination
 

Creative Coloring Book (with Pencils): Inspiring Images to Unlock Your Imagination

 
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From a psychedelic lion with a mane of flowers to a serene Japanese koi pond, from mandala-like ...(Read More)

 
 Edward Gorey Medium Blank Notepad
 

Edward Gorey Medium Blank Notepad

Edward Gorey, illus.
 
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Longtime viewers of the PBS series Mystery! will doubtless recall the shadowy, vaguely ...(Read More)

 
 

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Our World & Ourselves

 
 Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind
 

Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind

Jesse J. Prinz.
 
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In this era of genome projects and brain scans, it is all too easy to overestimate the role of ...(Read More)

 
 Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us
 

Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us

Kabir Sehgal. Muhammad Yunis, foreword.
 
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We are all aware of the power of money—how it influences our moods, compels us to take risks, and ...(Read More)

 
 The Handy Investing Answer Book
 

The Handy Investing Answer Book

Paul A. Tucci.
 
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Appreciation, dividends, interest, and inflation all affect the value of investments, just as the ...(Read More)

 
 The Handy Personal Finance Answer Book: Your Smart Reference
 

The Handy Personal Finance Answer Book: Your Smart Reference

Paul A.Tucci.
 
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What are some basic steps to becoming financially successful? How do you know if a prospective ...(Read More)