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Another cab driver, and it’s more questions about civil society on Mars, if there’s life on other planets (never mind the microbes), should we worry about an alien invasion, and why are we here on

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The Mosquito Bowl is not just a book about war. It is, instead, about the men who fought that war.

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Like many memoirists, R. Barbara Gitenstein’s insightful and deeply personal story germinated as she looked through her life’s rear-view mirror and at the lessons she learned along the way.

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“There isn’t a marriage or romantic partnership out there that won’t benefit from this book.”

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“Hercules’ beautiful, affirming tales celebrate our humanity, while her mostly easy recipes open the door to a new palette of cooking flavors and techniques.”

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Aware of the controversy and skepticism surrounding bisexuality, the author Julia Shaw, herself bisexual, sets out to trace the lineage of this condition that she insists is not “mysterious, threat

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The spirit of the title hints at the message: A British prosecutor at Nuremberg, Sir Hartley Shawcross, encouraged the judges to imagine that all of humanity stood before them, crying out, “These a

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Unshaved: Resistance and Revolution in Women’s Body Hair Politics deals with compliance with cultural norms of body hair removal—largely on the basis of data from American women— and the e

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“Orlando Figes’ new book The Story of Russia could not be more timely or informative.”

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“Aguon is a skilled and heartfelt writer, and his book will most likely be inspiring to readers who share his political analysis and seek out the personal stories hidden by geo-political co

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The Day I Die is an informative and accessible addition to the literature of death and dying.

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“Quickly digested, bite-sized moments in pregnancy and motherhood . . .”

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Plagues and epidemics, in various forms, have been a feature of recorded human history for over 3000 years.

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To start, let us thank Nachoem Wijnberg for doing something rare in poetry. He admits openly what all poets know of themselves: that they are talentless, and their success unearned.

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“And there you have the triumvirate of personalities that captivated America at the height of the Roaring Twenties: a match made in hell of two sociopaths, one a manipulator and one a ‘mall

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“Chin and Lin show that China today is a dystopian state where the CCP has harnessed the latest surveillance technology—facial recognition software, biometric data collecti

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Music memoirs come in many different forms, but Three Pianos by Andrew McMahon is in a small sub-genre: the self-loathing confessional.

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Miranda Seymour has produced a detailed and exhaustive account of the life of novelist Jean Rhys on the basis of her short stories, novels, and an unfinished autobiography, Smile Please, w

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“The Wise Gals who started at the CIA paved the way for the many women coming after them and still provide an inspiring model.

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Trying to determine the best of anything is difficult. What are the criteria? Who is making the decisions? Who is always expected to be among the best?

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“The last time I saw Ruth, it was for supper.”

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During WWII the Germans had about 1,000 prisoner of war camps, holding 170,000 British military alone. The number of stories that could be told is enormous.

“Part memoir, part cultural critique, part manifesto, Hysterical is a tour de force, a powerful response and critique of the subjugation of girls and women across all aspects of ou

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“For those looking for factual information and a new perspective on an old topic, fortunately there are other books out there.”

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