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October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead to nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are on the move....

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Nothing by Design

Nothing by Design

A beautiful collection of verse––both light and dark, elegiac and affirmative––from one of our most admired poets.   The title Nothing...

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Moon Is Always Female

Moon Is Always Female

Her seventh and most wide ranging collection. In the 1st of 2 sections, the poems move from the amusingly elegiac to the erotic, the classical to the funny. The...

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Police

Police

Finalist -- GoodReads Choice Award -- Mystery/ThrillerHarry Hole returns--or does he?--in a terrifyingly paced, vertiginous new roller coaster of a thriller by the internationally...

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His Excellency

His Excellency

The author of seven highly acclaimed books, Joseph J. Ellis has crafted a landmark biography that brings to life in all his complexity the most important and perhaps least understood figure in American history, George Washington. With his careful attention...

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Wallace Stegner and the American West

Wallace Stegner and the American West

Wallace Stegner was the premier chronicler of the twentieth-century western American experience, and his novels, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angle of Repose and the National Book Award–winning The Spectator Bird,...

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Light-Horse Harry Lee

Light-Horse Harry Lee

In Light Horse Harry Lee, Charles Royster tells the story of a man whose career embodies the visionary promises that inspired the American Revolution, as well as the inability...

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Bloody Williamson

Bloody Williamson

This is a horror story of native American violence. It carries a grim lesson for the whole country. Political doctrines have played no part in the violence and murder...

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They Lift Their Wings to Cry

They Lift Their Wings to Cry

Brooks Haxton’s poetry has celebrated for thirty years our troubled pleasures in the daily world. This new collection, titled after a meditation on the cry of the snowy tree cricket, gives us his most moving response to the ferocious beauty of...

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The New Book of Middle Eastern Food

The New Book of Middle Eastern Food

In this updated and greatly enlarged edition of her Book of Middle Eastern Food, Claudia Roden re-creates a classic. The book was originally published here in 1972 and was hailed by James Beard...

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Cagney

Cagney

John McCabe's participation in the writing of James Cagney's autobiography, the many years of friendship that followed, and an intense period of interview and discussion in preparation for a musical comedy based on Cagney's...

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Look, I Made a Hat

Look, I Made a Hat

After his acclaimed and best-selling Finishing the Hat (named one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2010), Stephen Sondheim returns with the second volume of his collected lyrics, Look, I Made a Hat, giving...

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Still Looking

Still Looking

When, in 1989, a collection of John Updike’s writings on art appeared under the title Just Looking, a reviewer in the San Francisco Chronicle commented, “He refreshes for us the sense of prose opportunity that makes art a sustaining...

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Cooking with Children

Cooking with Children

On the basis of her own experience teaching young children to cook, Marion Cunningham, the Fannie Farmer of today, shows boys and girls how to master essential techniques...

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Leon Blum

Leon Blum

John Colton is a meticulous researcher and a fine craftsman. In his political biography of Leon Blum, these two qualities are beautiully blended; none of the available...

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Fabricating Lives

Fabricating Lives

How does the autobiographer want us to perceive him? How do we penetrate the memoirist’s strategies and subterfuges—sometimes conscious, usually—brilliant—and...

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

Set in a country on the Caribbean coast of South America, this is a story about a woman and two men and their entwined lives. From the author of the legendary One...

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A Phone Call to the Future

A Phone Call to the Future

This “wholly attractive volume” that brings together twenty-five years of “elegantly shaped and voiced creations” (William Pritchard, The...

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Rain in the Trees

Rain in the Trees

A literary event -- a new volume of poems by one of the masters of modern poetry -- The Rain in the Trees is W. S. Merwin's first book since the publication five years ago of his Opening...

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Intruder

Intruder

From acclaimed poet Jill Bialosky: a haunting series of poems about the dangers of eros and the creation of art, “as intense and perfectly noted as violin concertos”...

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The Fabric of the Cosmos

The Fabric of the Cosmos

From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way.Space and time form the very fabric...

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de Kooning

de Kooning

Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, a true “painter’s painter” whose protean work continues to inspire many artists. In the thirties and forties,...

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Hitler's First Victims

Hitler's First Victims

The remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nuremberg tribunal....

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