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  • MR G
    MR G (English, Paperback) Alan Lightman

    Alan Lightman, the internationally bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams, presentsMr g, a celebration of the highs and lows of existence, on the grandest possible scale: the story of Creation, as told by God....

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  • Anna of All the Russias
    Anna of All the Russias (English, Paperback) Elaine Feinstein

    In this definitive biography of the legendary Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein draws on a wealth of newly available material?including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving friends and family?to produce a revelatory portrait of both the artist and the woman.Anna Akhmatova rose to fame in the years before World War I, but she would pay a heavy price for the political and personal...

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  • Stories I Tell Myself
    Stories I Tell Myself (English, Paperback) Juan F Thompson

    Hunter S. Thompson, ?smart hillbilly,? boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for Time, writer for The National Observer, et cetera. From the outset he was the Wild Man of American journalism...

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  • The Collected Poems
    The Collected Poems (English, Paperback) Wallace Stevens

    The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens is the definitive collection from the man Harold Bloom has called ?the best and most representative American poet.?...

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  • The Economy of Cities
    The Economy of Cities (English, Paperback) Jane Jacobs

    In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of imports. Using case studies of developing cities in the ancient, pre-agricultural world, and contemporary cities on the decline, like the financially irresponsible...

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  • Blackett's War
    Blackett's War (English, Paperback) Stephen Budiansky

    A Washington Post Notable Book...

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  • The Story of the Human Body
    The Story of the Human Body (English, Paperback) Daniel Lieberman

    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering; and how cultural changes like the Agricultural and...

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  • Playing in the Dark
    Playing in the Dark (English, Paperback) Toni Morrison

    Examines the effect of a racially divided society on nineteenth century American writings, and discusses works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain

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  • The Earth Is Weeping
    The Earth Is Weeping (English, Paperback) Peter Cozzens

    Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History...

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  • Winston's War
    Winston's War (English, Paperback) Sir Max Hastings

    Winston's War is a vivid and incisive portrait of Winston Churchill during wartime. Here are the glories and triumphs, the contradictions and blunders of the man who, through sheer force of will, kept Britain fighting in 1940. But as the tide of the war turned, historian Max Hastings shows how Churchill was often disappointed by the failure of the British Army to match his hopes on the...

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  • The Wood for the Trees
    The Wood for the Trees (English, Paperback) Richard Fortey

    Award-winning scientist Richard Fortey, upon his retirement, purchased four acres of ancient woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. The Wood for the Trees is the joyful, lyrical portrait of what he found there. Fortey leads us through the seasons over the course of a year, as he fells trees in winter, admires bluebells in spring, and hunts moths in June and mushrooms in September....

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  • Miami
    Miami (English, Paperback) Joan Didion

    It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. It is a city whose skyrocketing murder rate is fueled by the cocaine trade, racial discontent, and an undeclared war on the island ninety...

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  • The Silk Roads
    The Silk Roads (English, Paperback) Peter Frankopan

    Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in...

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  • Doctor Zhivago
    Doctor Zhivago (English, Paperback) Boris Pasternak

    First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and...

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  • You May Also Like
    You May Also Like (English, Paperback) Tom Vanderbilt

    Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt? Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinner? How has streaming changed the way Netflix makes recommendations? Why do people think the music of their youth is the best? How can you spot a fake review on Yelp?...

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  • Signals
    Signals (English, Paperback) Tim Gautreaux


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  • Women of Will
    Women of Will (English, Paperback) Tina Packer

    From one of the country's foremost Shakespeare experts, a fierce, funny exploration of the women of Shakespeare's plays that reveals his evolving understanding of the feminine....

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  • Correction
    Correction (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    The scientist Roithamer has dedicated the last six years of his life to ?the Cone,? an edifice of mathematically exact construction that he has erected in the center of his family's estate in honor of his beloved sister. Not long after its completion, he takes his own life. As an unnamed friend pieces together?literally, from thousands of slips of papers and one troubling manuscript?the puzzle of...

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  • The World of the Shining Prince
    The World of the Shining Prince (English, Paperback) Professor Ivan Morris

    Ivan Morris's definitive and widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and melancholy world of ancient Japan....

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  • Answered Prayers
    Answered Prayers (English, Paperback) Truman Capote

    Although Truman Capote's last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time....

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