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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. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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

 
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

 
 
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

 
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 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

 
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

 
 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
 
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

 
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: 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

 
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 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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 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

 
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

 
 
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

 
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 that he wrote to his mother Kathleen between 1935 and ... ... 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
 
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

 
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

 
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

 
 
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

 
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

 
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

 
 
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: 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

 
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

 
 
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: 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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 5¾ × 8¾ inches closed), this ... ... 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 5¾ × 8¾ inches closed), this elegant blank ... ... 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 5¾ × 8¾ inches closed), this elegant blank book features smooth cream pages in a flexible ... ... 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East  

Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Reza Aslan, ed.

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Spanning a century of modern Middle Eastern literature—from the Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Nobel laureates Naguib Mahfouz and Orhan Pamuk, from the great Syrian-Lebanese poet Adonis to the grand ... ... read more

 
Tattoos, Hornets, Fire: The Millennium Sweden Photographs  

Tattoos, Hornets, Fire: The Millennium Sweden Photographs

Christopher Makos & Paul Solberg.

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Sometimes known as the Hilton Brothers, photographers and collaborative partners Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg here present a dramatic visual background to Steig Larsson's trio of novels, The ... ... read more

 
 
Tile Mosaics Paper Placemat Pads: 48 Placemats, 8 each of 6 Designs  

Tile Mosaics Paper Placemat Pads: 48 Placemats, 8 each of 6 Designs

Pepin van Roojen.

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Reminiscent of Islamic geometric patterns as well as eye-catching op-art motifs, these papers feature both radial and end-to-end designs. They are designed to be used as disposable yet elegant ... ... read more

 
Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast  

Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast

Maeve Gilmore & Mervyn Peake.

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Hailed as a gothic fantasy of manners, inspired more by Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson than by J.R.R. Tolkien, the three novels of the Gormenghast series—Titus Groan, ... ... read more

 
Top Water: Fly-Fishing Alaska, the Last Frontier  

Top Water: Fly-Fishing Alaska, the Last Frontier

Troy Letherman & Tony Weaver.

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From steelhead to cohos and sockeyes, from giant kings to feisty pinks, from vibrant rainbows to surprise grayling, char, and lake trout, this beautifully photographed book profiles the ten major ... ... read more

 
Townie: A Memoir  

Townie: A Memoir

Andre Dubus III.

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(A Finalist for the 2012 Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice for 2011) The author of the National Book Award Finalist House of Sand ... ... read more

 
Traitor's Field  

Traitor's Field

Robert Wilton.

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It is 1648 and Britain is at war with itself, in this second historical espionage thriller drawing on the archive of the Comptrollerate-General for Scrutiny and Survey—the follow-up to Treason's ... ... read more

 
 
Travels in the Scriptorium  

Travels in the Scriptorium

Paul Auster.

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The author of The Brooklyn Follies, Invisible, and Sunset Park, Paul Auster returns to his metaphysical literary roots with this tightly packed, ever-shifting "treatise on crime ... ... read more

 
The Treasures of Noël Coward: Star Quality  

The Treasures of Noël Coward: Star Quality

Barry Day.

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Playwright, director, actor, songwriter, singer: few artists have influenced popular culture more than Noël Coward. He chronicled high society with sparkling wit, played a crucial role in Britain's ... ... read more

 
Turkmen Dictionary & Phrasebook: Turkmen-English/English-Turkmen  

Turkmen Dictionary & Phrasebook: Turkmen-English/English-Turkmen

Nicholas Awde, William Dirks & Amandurdy Amandurdyev.

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The official language of Turkmenistan, Turkmen's seven million speakers also include some residents of Iran and Afghanistan. Compact and user-friendly, this book's dictionary contains 4,000 entries ... ... read more

 
The Turn  

The Turn

Luigi Pirandello. Howard Curtis, trans.

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Marcantonio Ravì's plan to give his beautiful daughter, Stellina, in marriage to the elderly but wealthy Don Diego Alcozèr is met with dismay by his family, in this 1902 novel by Nobel Prize winner ... ... read more

 
Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin  

Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.

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The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... ... read more

 
 
Valverde's Gold: A True Tale of Greed, Obsession and Grit  

Valverde's Gold: A True Tale of Greed, Obsession and Grit

Mark Honigsbaum.

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In 1887 two British sailors landed on the coast of Ecuador and set off across the Andes to locate an immense hoard of Inca gold, lost for centuries in a remote and mysterious mountain range. Armed ... ... read more

 
Virginia Woolf  

Virginia Woolf

Mary Ann Caws.

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A leading figure in the Bloomsbury circle, whose brilliant, stylistically innovative novels of the 1920s—among them To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway—extended the boundaries of ... ... read more

 
Vlad  

Vlad

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

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The notorious Vlad the Impaler—chief inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula—leaves Eastern Europe for Mexico, in this novel by the Cervantes Prize–winning author of Terra Nostra and ... ... read more

 
Walker's Provence in a Box: Original Walks Across the Region on Pocketable Cards  

Walker's Provence in a Box: Original Walks Across the Region on Pocketable Cards

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There are 35 half-day and full-day walking tours of Provence in this set, from a circuit around a nature reserve in the Camargue to a stroll along the villa-lined streets of the Cap d'Antibes, and a ... ... read more

 
War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 10. Part II: Correspondence, Etc. Serial No. 11.  

War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 10. Part II: Correspondence, Etc. Serial No. 11.

Robert N. Scott, editor.

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Volume X of the ORs focuses on operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia for the period March 4–June 10, 1862. It begins with General G.T. ... ... read more

 
 
War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 11, Part II: Reports, Etc. Serial No. 13.  

War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 11, Part II: Reports, Etc. Serial No. 13.

Robert N. Scott, editor.

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This second part of Volume XI of the ORs continues the reports of the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia, the first Union offensive of the Civil War, from June 25 to September 2, 1862. The record ... ... read more

 
War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 12. Part II: Supplement. Serial No. 17.  

War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 12. Part II: Supplement. Serial No. 17.

Robert N. Scott, editor.

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This supplement to Part II of Volume XII of the ORs , is a transcript of the 1862 court-martial of Major General Fitz John Porter, and includes a fold-out military map of the area surrounding ... ... read more

 
War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 13. Operations. Serial No. 19.  

War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 13. Operations. Serial No. 19.

Robert N. Scott, editor.

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Following operations west of the Mississippi—including Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and the Indian Territory of the time—Volume XIII of the ORs documents a seemingly endless number of ... ... read more

 
War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 14. Operations. Serial No. 20.  

War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Series I. Vol. 14. Operations. Serial No. 20.

Robert N. Scott, editor.

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Volume XIV of the ORs documents coastal operations along South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida from April 12, 1862, through June 11, 1863, including a number of ship incidents during the Union ... ... read more

 
Well-Thumbed Bookholder & Bookmark—Pink, Small Size  

Well-Thumbed Bookholder & Bookmark—Pink, Small Size

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We hate to admit it, but there is one way in which e-readers have an advantage over a good old-fashioned bound book: they are a bit easier to hold—particularly in the case of a long and juicy ... ... read more

 
 
When Otis Courted Mama  

When Otis Courted Mama

Kathi Appelt. Jill McElmurry, illus.

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Cardell the coyote's life is mostly wonderful; he has a perfectly good mama and a perfectly good daddy, although they live in different parts of the desert. Then a suitor named Otis comes calling, ... ... read more

 
Whirliemark Princess Bookmark  

Whirliemark Princess Bookmark

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Turn any book into a fairytale with this little fairy princess, who wears a pink tutu and waves a star-topped magic wand. Perfect for your inner child (or for your actual child, or grandchild), the ... ... read more

 
Whirliemark Psychedelic Bookmark  

Whirliemark Psychedelic Bookmark

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Take your reading to a cosmic level with this glittery, star-spangled bookmark. Perfect for your inner child (or for your actual child, or grandchild), the pinwheel-topped bookmark tells the world ... ... read more

 
Alexandre Tharaud: Moderne  

Alexandre Tharaud: Moderne

Alexandre Tharaud, piano. Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello. Isabelle Faust, violin. Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Andrea Quinn, conductor, & others.

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(Diapason d'Or and Choc du Monde de la Musique Award Winners Included) Not even halfway through his career, Echo Klassik Prize winner Alexandre Tharaud has already earned a reputation as an ... ... read more

 
F.A. Pistocchi: Il Martirio di San Adriano—Oratorio  

F.A. Pistocchi: Il Martirio di San Adriano—Oratorio

Alessandro Carmigiani, Patrizia Vaccari & others. Compagnia de Musici. Francesco Baroni, conductor.

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In the final decade of the 17th century, composer Francesco Antonio Pistocchi (1659–1726) enjoyed international acclaim as a countertenor, particularly in the performance of his own works. Pistocchi ... ... read more

 
 
Ferenc Fricsay Conducts Stravinsky & Bartók  

Ferenc Fricsay Conducts Stravinsky & Bartók

Arthur Grumiaux, violin. Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester. Ferenc Fricsay, conductor.

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Under Ferenc Fricsay, Belgian virtuoso Arthur Grumiaux (1921–86) performed Igor Stravinsky's neo-baroque Violin Concerto at a 1951 concert with the Cologne West German Radio Orchestra. On May 4, ... ... read more

 
Franz Tischhauser: Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten; Antiphonarium Profanum; Dr. Bircher und Rossini  

Franz Tischhauser: Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten; Antiphonarium Profanum; Dr. Bircher und Rossini

Peter Schweiger, narrator. Carolo Colombo, bassoon. Thomas Friedli, clarinet. Schweizer Kammerchor. Camerata Zürich. Fritz Näf & Marc Kissoczy, conds., & others.

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Born in 1921, Franz Tischhauser is a modernist whose sense of humor anticipates P.D.Q. Bach. Based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm, the Swiss composer's 1996 Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten ("The ... ... read more

 
Ida Haendel & Misha Dacic: Live in Recital  

Ida Haendel & Misha Dacic: Live in Recital

Ida Haendel, violin. Misha Dacic, piano.

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This live, 2009 performance from the Miami International Piano Festival features violinist Ida Haendel and pianist Misha Dacic performing Robert Schumann's Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 2 in D ... ... read more

 
In Memoriam M.P. Belaieff  

In Memoriam M.P. Belaieff

Elena Vassilieva, soprano. Quatuor Sine Nomine.

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A patron saint of Russian composers, M.P. Belaieff (1836–1903) gathered the best musicians of his generation around him, supporting them financially and popularizing their compositions. For this ... ... read more

 
Joaquín Turina: Selected Songs  

Joaquín Turina: Selected Songs

Manuel Cid, tenor. Ricardo Requejo, piano.

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Art songs form an important part of the varied oeuvre of Spain's Joaquín Turina (1882–1944). Turina wrote compositions for this genre (one closely allied to his romantic nature) consistently ... ... read more

 
 
Katzer: Medea in Korinth  

Katzer: Medea in Korinth

Julie Moffat, Peter Klaveness & others. Berliner Singakademie. Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Achim Zimmermann, conductor.

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Upon discovering that King Kreon is sacrificing his own daughter to consolidate his power, the sorceress Medea becomes a political threat who must be eliminated, in this updating of the myth, based ... ... read more

 
Mare, Luna e d'Intorni: The Golden Age of Neapolitan Song  

Mare, Luna e d'Intorni: The Golden Age of Neapolitan Song

Il Duo della Sibilla.

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Fusing traditional folk tunes with Italian opera, canzona napoletana—Neapolitan song—makes for an intimate yet entertaining listening experience. With music by Raffaele Viviani ("Tarantella ... ... read more

 
Michel Lambert: D'un Feu Secret … Airs de Cour  

Michel Lambert: D'un Feu Secret … Airs de Cour

Stephan van Dyck, tenor. Musica Favola.

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Michel Lambert (1610–96) was the father-in-law of Jean-Baptiste Lully, who shares the bill in this vocal program via several charming instrumental excerpts. Among Lambert's expert airs of thwarted ... ... read more

 
Soul Mates  

Soul Mates

Duo ST15.

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If you assume that the combination of saxophone and piano must sound like jazz, then Duo ST15 will surely surprise you. On this 2011 release, saxophonist Laurent Estoppey and pianist Virginie Falquet ... ... read more

 
Tavener: The Protecting Veil; In Alium  

Tavener: The Protecting Veil; In Alium

Eileen Hulse, soprano. Maria Kliegel, cello. Ulster Orchestra. Takuo Yuasa, conductor.

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In one of British composer John Tavener's most famous works, The Protecting Veil, a cellist plays continuously (here Maria Kliegel on a 1693 Stradivarius) to represent the beneficence of the ... ... read more

 
 
Thomas Pasatieri: Letter to Warsaw  

Thomas Pasatieri: Letter to Warsaw

Jane Eaglen, soprano. Music of Remembrance. Gerard Schwarz, conductor.

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This tonal, late-Romantic work by American composer Thomas Pasatieri was commissioned in 2003 for soprano Jane Eaglen and conductor Gerard Schwarz by the Seattle-based group Music of Remembrance. ... ... read more

 
Cult Camp Classics, Vol. 2—Women in Peril: The Big Cube; Trog; Caged  

Cult Camp Classics, Vol. 2—Women in Peril: The Big Cube; Trog; Caged

George Chakiris, Lana Turner, Hope Emerson, Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Crawford, Michael Gough & others.

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(Academy Award nominee included)Two female screen legends are seen in late-career roles in this campy collection. Joan Crawford's last feature film, Trog (1970), concerns her thwarted ... ... read more

 
Do Not Disturb  

Do Not Disturb

Stephen Geoffreys, Tiffany Shepis, Ezra Buzzington, Corey Haim & others. B.C. Furtney, director.

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After his fiancée is brutally murdered, Don Malek seeks revenge in this 2013 recut and renamed version of 2010's New Terminal Hotel. Stephen Geoffreys (of Fright Night fame) plays ... ... read more

 
Gavin & Stacey: Season Two  

Gavin & Stacey: Season Two

James Corden, Ruth Jones, Mathew Horne, Joanna Page & others. Christine Gernon, director.

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(Winner of 2 BAFTA TV Awards/Best Comedy Performance (James Corden) and the Audience Award) In the second season of this comedy series, Gavin (Mathew Horne) and Stacey (Joanna Page) return ... ... read more

 
The Pursuit of Happiness  

The Pursuit of Happiness

Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey, Rue McClanahan, Arthur Hill, E.G. Marshall & others. Robert Mulligan, director.

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Vividly capturing the ideological hangover that followed the 1960s, this 1971 film stars Michael Sarrazin as William Popper, an alienated social dropout who has his eyes opened to social activism on ... ... read more

 
 
Shrek 2  

Shrek 2

Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, John Cleese & others. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury & Conrad Vernon, directors.

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Happily ever after never seemed so far, far away as when the lovable green ogre (Mike Myers) allows his avocado-colored wife Fiona (Cameron Diaz) to talk him into traveling to her parents' kingdom to ... ... read more

 
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