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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.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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

 
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

 
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

 
 
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

 
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