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Washington's Revolution

Washington's Revolution

    Focusing on Washington’s early years, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Middlekauff penetrates his mystique, revealing...

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Dusty's Winter

Dusty's Winter

Dusty grows up caring for her family, and, once she is old enough to organize her own affairs, she takes great care to move out of her parents’ home. Soon, Dusty is able to accomplish a great deal: she works long...

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Along the Bosphorus

Along the Bosphorus

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   The Nobel Prize–winning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul.  ...

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The Beginning

The Beginning

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   As British rule came to an end in Ghana, Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski journeyed to the country to witness the birth of a new republic....

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Blitz

Blitz

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection Peter Ackroyd’s staggering and prodigious capstone accomplishment, London: A Biography, details the history and—perhaps...

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Dancing in Buenos Aires

Dancing in Buenos Aires

A Vintage Shorts Travel SelectionIn Dancing in Buenos Aires, Layne Mosler takes us on a unforgettable trip with a lively step. With grace, humor, and a keen...

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The Door Swings Both Ways

The Door Swings Both Ways

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Welcome to China in 1985, to a nation that has just begun to swing open for the West, and specifically for a young Time magazine journalist...

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Glow

Glow

South London: foxes are behaving strangely, Burmese immigrants are going missing, and everyone is trying to get hold of a new party drug called Glow. Raf, a young...

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God Help the Child

God Help the Child

A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco ChronicleSt. Louis Post-DispatchKansas City StarAt...

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Marseille

Marseille

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Nowhere in the world did the beloved food and travel writer M.F.K Fisher feel more at ease than in the port of Marseille. From her timeless A Considerable...

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

This is the inspiring story of a modern American icon, the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for...

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New York Looks Best in Fall

New York Looks Best in Fall

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   There’s nothing like autumn in New York, as Adam Gopnik and his family find when they return to Manhattan after an extended stay in France....

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The Road Through War

The Road Through War

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection"I arrived to find that this was a war of walkers." So writes Anjan Sundaram about his journey into the heart of...

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Satin Island

Satin Island

Short-listed for the Man Booker PrizeA New York Magazine Best Book of the YearIn Satin Island, Tom McCarthy—the acclaimed, Man Booker Prize-nominated...

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Single, Carefree, Mellow

Single, Carefree, Mellow

For the commitment-averse women in the eleven sublime stories of Single, Carefree, Mellow, falling in love is never easy and always inconvenient. Maya is in love with both her boyfriend...

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Tandoori Chicken in Delhi

Tandoori Chicken in Delhi

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Before she was a seven-time James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, or a Berlinale star, Madhur Jaffrey was a little girl growing up in an India in transition. In this...

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A Walk Through Carnival

A Walk Through Carnival

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Growing up in Haiti, Edwidge Danticat kept well clear of carnival—terrified by the stories of danger and debauchery that her uncle told her. Decades...

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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

In this wildly comedic romp around Europe, a fakir—and professional con artist—from rural India arrives in Paris with one goal: to visit IKEA. But his plan goes...

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Is Shame Necessary?

Is Shame Necessary?

A trenchant case for the use of public shaming as a nonviolent form of resistance, Is Shame Necessary? explores how one of society’s oldest tools can be used...

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The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

A Washington Post Notable BookIn 1858, a German princess, recently inducted into the convent of Sant’Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to...

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The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind. Within...

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The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant

A Best Book of the Year: The Washington PostChicago TribuneNPRSan Francisco ChronicleUSA TodayThe Huffington PostKansas City StarFinancial...

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The Girl from Human Street

The Girl from Human Street

In his intimate and profoundly moving Jewish family history—a memoir of displacement, prejudice, hope, despair, and love—award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen...

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A Man of Good Hope

A Man of Good Hope

When civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, in January 1991, two-thirds of the city’s population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered...

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