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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
 

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning director of such PBS documentaries as The Civil War, Ken Burns once again teamed up with historian Geoffrey Ward—whose biography of Franklin Roosevelt won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Parkman Prize—to produce the remarkable 14-hour series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. This companion volume to the program is an engaging, revelatory look at a great political family and their enormous impact on our nation, richly ...... read more

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Summer will be here any second, and with it long languid days and relaxing vacation weeks. Summer is also the perfect time for a little mental relaxation and entertainment, which is why we've put together an engaging collection of activity books, hobby handbooks, puzzle treasuries, and brain-tickling books about tricky words, fascinating history, and intriguing science—our own (and considerably more fun) version of "summer school."
 
You can discover the surprising charms of coloring with our grown-up coloring books, take up a new hobby like painting or sketching with step-by-step instruction books, delve into devilish crosswords and IQ tests, sharpen up your vocabulary, travel back in time and around the world, or explore the universe from your beach chair.

 

 
 
 
 
 
303 Tricky Chess Puzzles  

303 Tricky Chess Puzzles

Fred Wilson & Bruce Albertson.

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Find the winning moves and boost your game with this collection of chess puzzles. Presented by two veteran professional players, the puzzles in this book are fun, challenging, and instructive, based ... ... 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

 
Bright Ideas: 10 Colored Pencils  

Bright Ideas: 10 Colored Pencils

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These vibrantly hued, well-made colored pencils are not just your run of the mill—they're meant to inspire. Brown, for example, is labeled "Chocolate Fondoodles" in embossed gold letters, while ... ... read more

 
The Calm Coloring Book  

The Calm Coloring Book

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A perfect size for a purse, backpack, or briefcase, at just over 5 × 7 inches, this compact coloring book is nonetheless stuffed with a wide-ranging selection of 120 illustrations: birds, flowers, ... ... read more

 
The Coloring Book of Mindfulness: 50 Quotes and Designs to Help You Focus, Slow Down, De-Stress  

The Coloring Book of Mindfulness: 50 Quotes and Designs to Help You Focus, Slow Down, De-Stress

Holly Macdonald, illus.

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An ideal companion to The Little Book of Mindfulness (and also a Zen-like experience all on its own), this lovely book includes line illustrations inspired by the natural world yet designed to ... ... read more

 
 
Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables  

Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Jessie Kanelos Weiner, illus.

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Sure, you could color orange carrots, green asparagus, and yellow honeybees if you want to—and shade them realistically, too—but you could just as easily go wild with purple peaches, pink green ... ... read more

 
The English Lakes: A History  

The English Lakes: A History

Ian Thompson.

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With its towering peaks and wide-open spaces, Great Britain's Lake District is one of the nation's favorite getaways, but this was not always the case, as the author of The Sun King's Garden ... ... read more

 
The Great War: A Pictorial History  

The Great War: A Pictorial History

Duncan Hill.

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Illustrated with more than 200 black and white photographs and maps—including many rarely seen images—this brisk history of the Great War is bolstered by contemporary newspaper clippings from the ... ... read more

 
A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps  

A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps

Chris West.

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In this delightful follow-up to A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps ("a lovely book ... and not just for philatelists," said the Cleveland Plain Dealer), English stamp ... ... read more

 
A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps  

A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps

Chris West.

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"Stamps tell stories," posits Chris West in this fascinating episodic history. "They speak to us across generations—if only we'd stop squeezing them into albums and worrying about their catalogue ... ... read more

 
 
The History of Modern Warfare: A Year-by-Year Illustrated Account from the Civil War to the Present Day  

The History of Modern Warfare: A Year-by-Year Illustrated Account from the Civil War to the Present Day

Paul Brewer.

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Presented as a series of headline reports illustrated with archival photographs, this visual chronicle of modern warfare combines the excitement of daily newspaper reporting with the drama of world ... ... read more

 
Mindfulness Coloring and Activity Book: Calming and Meditative Designs and Puzzles  

Mindfulness Coloring and Activity Book: Calming and Meditative Designs and Puzzles

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Much more than a coloring book, this grown-up activity book is filled with mandalas and abstract gardens to color, as well as complex dot-to-dot drawings to complete (and color), mazes to solve (and ... ... read more

 
Protein Shakes for the Brain: 90 Games & Exercises to Work Your Mind’s Muscle to the MAX  

Protein Shakes for the Brain: 90 Games & Exercises to Work Your Mind’s Muscle to the MAX

Michel Noir & Bernard Croisile.

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Your brain is like any other muscle in your body—if you don't use it, you lose it. Since you may not have time to take a class or learn a new language to keep your mind fit and to ward off memory ... ... read more

 
Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre: The Doctor Who Weighed the Soul, and Other True Tales  

Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre: The Doctor Who Weighed the Soul, and Other True Tales

Len Fisher.

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Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and author of How to Dunk a Doughnut, Len Fisher shows how science can take a path through the strange and the ridiculous to discover that nature often ... ... read more

 
To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World  

To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World

Simon Garfield.

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From Roman wood chips discovered near Hadrian's Wall to the wonders and terrors of e-mail, the author of On the Map and Just My Type here delves into how we have written to each other ... ... read more

 
 
To the Moon: The Tallest Coloring Book in the World  

To the Moon: The Tallest Coloring Book in the World

Sarah Yoon, illus.

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Is this really the tallest coloring book in the world? As it unfolds to a full 15 feet from the bottom to the top, it may well be; in any case it's certainly among the most entertaining, as Sarah ... ... read more

 
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