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The co-authors of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, journalist Anderson Cooper and novelist and historian Katherine Howe, posit that the Vanderbilt family suffered from

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“The Cause comes across as a special gift, the book the author most wanted to write to the reader from the great scholar.”

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For the last 80 years, global commerce on the oceans has been conducted in a mostly peaceful manner protected by the mantel of the United States Navy.

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The big colorful book of A History of Music for Children grabs your attention with its orange, oversized cover.

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“The reader closes the covers more frustrated than enlightened.”

“These masterworks by Levitt have cemented her reputation in the archives of major museums around the world and on the walls of serious collectors of photography.”

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Near the end of his endearing memoir, App Kid, the author, Michael Sayman, describes a talk he delivered at Menlo College—in the very heart of Silicon Valley—where he revealed what he call

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The prospective reader might be led astray by the title of the book thinking that this is a catalog or the reprise presentation of Dior’s retrospective that took place at the Musée des Arts Décorat

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“This . . . is much more than a book about Vikings.

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After plodding through the 170 odd pages of The United States of Fashion: A New Atlas of American Style, this reader is completely confused and finds its timing somewhat pandering

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“What is most heartening about the events described in The Kaepernick Effect is the sophistication of these young athletes and their commitment to the causes that have provoked the

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Britain’s Desert Island Discs has been on the BBC since 1942. They don’t have to choose records on that mythical patch of sand with a lone palm tree for company, but many do.

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an excellent primer on the role of seaborne commerce in creating our global economy . . .”

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This is a fun and informative book for those who want a good overview of the history, present, and future regarding what a world where robots might rule.”

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“Interaction is the key to learning and The Book of Amazing Trees packs in so many opportunities, section after section, to spark curiosity and inspiration. . . .

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With Pleasure [is] a book that can be beneficial to readers who have experienced trauma, readers who care about people who have experienced trauma, and readers who want to add mor

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Author Andres Resendez has undertaken to tell the story of a little-known voyage across the Pacific Ocean by a small Spanish fleet, one ship of which, the smallest, was led, surprisingly, by a mula

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“Giulio Boccaletti in Water: A Biography tells a history of human manipulation of the environment.

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The shiny cover of Psychology for Kids invites us in with greens, bright yellows, and purple. We open the book and see colorful gears on the white background end papers.

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Keeping straight the Herods of biblical history—monstrous but monumental leaders around the time of Jesus, as well as their offspring who sometimes used the same name—is no easy feat.

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“Rhodehamel elegantly tells the familiar story of the Lincoln assassination from the view of race with engaging prose and serious scholarship.”

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“a book that is erudite, practical, reader-friendly, deeply personal, and sure to help even the most anxious among us.”

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“Dorothy Kalins shares her own kitchen muses with such enthusiasm and exuberance that they stay with us long after we finish reading The Kitchen Whisperers.”

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Persona is the ultimate and quintessential definition of the genre classified as coffee table books.

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