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Yachting's Golden Age

Yachting's Golden Age

More than a hundred breathtaking photographs that transport us back to the lavish, romantic world of sailing and yachting in its heyday at the turn of the century. The pictures -- glass-plate images documenting sail and steam...

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And Justice for All

And Justice for All

This is the story of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, through its extraordinary fifty years at the heart of the civil rights movement and the struggle for justice in America.Mary Frances Berry, the commission’s...

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In a Rocket Made of Ice

In a Rocket Made of Ice

A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity...

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Black Maria

Black Maria

Kevin Young follows his acclaimed exploration of the blues in Jelly Roll with another playful riff on a vital art form, giving us a film noir in verse. Black Maria–the title is a slang term for a police van as well as a hearse–is a twisting...

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Tigerman

Tigerman

A KIRKUS REVIEWS and NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A WASHINGTON POST AND ALA NOTABLE BOOK Sergeant Lester Ferris is a good man in need of a rest. After a long career of being shot...

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The Classic Ballet

The Classic Ballet

“For soundness, for clarity, for succinctness, this manual of basic ballet is the best there is anywhere.” –Edwin Denby, The NationWith a precision...

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On the Move

On the Move

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that...

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Blood

Blood

Essence and emblem of life--feared, revered, mythologized, and used in magic and medicine from earliest times--human blood is now the center of a huge, secretive, and often dangerous worldwide commerce....

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Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

A provocative, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America With his best seller The Working Poor, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times veteran David K. Shipler...

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A History of Israel

A History of Israel

Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

February 21, 1848, the House of Representatives, Washington D.C.: Congressman John Quincy Adams, rising to speak, suddenly collapses at his desk; two days later, he dies in the...

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The Baroness

The Baroness

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild...

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MELANIE KLEIN

MELANIE KLEIN

Until recently underestimated in America, Melanie Klein was a leading figure in psychoanalytic circles from the 1920s until her death in 1960. Parent of object-relations...

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The Master Letters

The Master Letters

The title of this richly textured book derives from two of the three mysterious letters left by Emily Dickinson--the ones addressed to "Dear Master." Lucie Brock-Boido...

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Born to Run

Born to Run

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question:...

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The Professional Service Firm50

The Professional Service Firm50

Transform white collar departments into "professional service firms" whose sole, powerful asset is knowledge.Peters discusses making the most of presentations, working...

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The Great Fires

The Great Fires

JOYCE'S MOTTO has had much fame but few apostles. Among them, there has been Jack Gilbert and his orthodoxy, a strictness that has required of this poet, now in the seventh decade...

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The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1995   Written in a voice that moves between elegy and prayer, The Simple Truth contains thirty-three poems...

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Montecore

Montecore

At the start of this dazzlingly inventive novel from Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Abbas, a world-famous photographer and estranged father to a young novelist—also named Jonas Hassen Khemiri—is standing...

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Above the East China Sea

Above the East China Sea

A Seattle Times Best Book of the YearIn her most ambitious, moving, and provocative novel to date, Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure. Above the East China Sea tells the entwined...

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The Western Way of War

The Western Way of War

The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics--that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens--but also the central...

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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman),...

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