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After thousands of years in a state of wandering statelessness, the modern state of Israel came into existence in 1948.

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Most readers might think that Smart Textiles for Designers is about fabric, designers, and technology that when combined create fabrics that are sustainable and ecologically friendly.

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As someone who teaches humanities courses at the university level, I am often in despair at the superficiality of understanding my students have regarding Shakespeare. 

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Jeff Passan, a baseball columnist at Yahoo! Sports, set out to write a baseball book that he hoped “could help a lot of people.” He categorically succeeded.

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For many years W. W. Norton employed one of the best poetry editors in the country. Carol Houck Smith who died in 2008 worked at Norton for sixty years.

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The author calls this book a comprehensive textbook, which is all well and good when utilized in a classroom, but it might be a bit iffy, at best, for a pleasurable or instructional read.

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“an entirely convincing portrait of an entirely unconventional and brilliant individual.”

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“Stories like this highlight the bravery, camaraderie, and sacrifice of war, even war that may not always be popular or even understood by many Americans.” 

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World Press Photo 16 is a collection of the most powerful and poignant images from photojournalists and documentary photographers from around the world that have garnered attention and pra

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Richard Bellamy was the 60s visionary who championed the new wave of American abstract expressionists and who had the first eye for pop-art, minimalism, and performance happenings in the fabled Gre

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Happy Anyway is a collection of short essays by current and past denizens of Flint, Michigan—the hometown of General Motors.

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An icon, by definition, is a widely known symbol and is supposed to possess instant recognition.

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“He’s a talker, the angry man, talks the whole time. Talks as he picks me up in his pretend cab, talks as he turns the wrong way . . . talks as he extends his hand with a knife.”

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“what we have in common as citizens of the world is far more than what divides us. Maybe spices are the answer to world peace after all.”

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Our author, raised by his maternal grandparents Mamaw and Papaw, is thirtyish and supposedly giving us an insider’s view of an Appalachian family and culture.

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It is hard to wrap one’s mind around a thirteen-year-old child in Victorian England killing his mother, and yet in Kate Summerscale’s book The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murde

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This charming little ode to the ingredients used in the Italian cooking of Marcella Hazan in a sense is as important to cooking as any of her cookbooks.

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After having read this amazing book, this reader suddenly became aware that there is a cult of denim aficionados, “denimheads” to be exact, as well as a culture of denim.

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“The chap is the modern English gentleman, and he’s out to conquer the world,” writes Gustav Temple.

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“Interesting, provocative, and well written.”

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Last year The New York Botanical Garden mounted an exhibit called “FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life.” Frida Kahlo’s Garden is the book written to accompany the exhibit.

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Most of us have experienced the urge to make our mark on the world—literally and visibly.

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“If Americans understood the extent to which policing fails to supervise itself, fails to rid the system of corrupt or corrosive cops, they would likely be shocked.”

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Without a doubt this is one of the most exhaustive, painstaking, and all-encompassing visual diaries pertaining to the details or fine points of fashion such as collars, necklines, closures, jacket

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