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“grab your secret decoder ring and your blaster, strap yourself in for liftoff, and enjoy. . . . The pictures in this book are reason enough to buy it.”

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“Christian Keller has proven once again that we can still learn much from the history of the American Civil War.

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“Although there are few answers and far too many questions, the strange tale of Kieran Kelly shows that human monsters can prey on their fellow man for years, and so long as the victims bel

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“Suchet brings journalistic objectivity, expert analysis, and sensitivity to his portrait of Tchaikovsky the man, his times, and his music.”

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“A single cow can deposit over a ton of waste on the ground every month with a high percentage of that waste seeping into surface water.

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“Bletchley Park and the Ultra codebreakers have been credited by some historians as potentially shortening the war by a year or two . . .”

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Many young teens turn rebellious as they grow up. They're trying to gain their own individuality to become independent, and many times they do this by bucking the system.

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“provides an interesting juxtaposition of continuities and change . . . of maritime piracy . . .”

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Nelson Mandela wrote hundreds of letters from August 5, 1962, until February 11, 1990. Prison Letters is a selection.

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"Jeff Guinn studies the very different Edison and Ford as much as the places they camped.

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“What you do in the darkness comes out in the light.”

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“In this wide-ranging story of exploration, Fetter-Vorm captures both the mystical pull of the moon and the many men and women who worked hard to understand and reach it.

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There’s a lot to be learned about Nick Laird and his poetry just from stopping with his title for a minute or two. First, there is the simple, colloquial casualness of the words.

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In Pain is a fascinating and engrossing read for anybody who aspires to be an educated consumer of healthcare.

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Let’s write two or more. This year there are a number of books about the great Chicago baseball player Ernie Banks that made it into the publisher’s lineup.

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The Book of Why offers a popular science history and explanation of the mathematics of causation. . . . written in a simple and entertaining style . . .”

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If offers compelling research, information, and speculative insight. It reminds us all that we should read Kipling again.”

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“George Marshall lived by a moral code and never strayed from it. That was the key to his greatness.”

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The communes of the ’70s were “weird, wacky and mostly dysfunctional.” So said the Guardian Weekly about Christiania, a Copenhagen military barracks claimed by “seekers of peace” in 1971.

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“This collection of activities will spark hours of exploration and innovative fun at home or in the classroom.”

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Rainbow Warrior is an engaging read. It is funny, poignant, painful, and triumphant. It is never less than entertaining.”

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This monograph has a bit of a disconnect between the chosen subjects. The main focus is on brooches with barely a thread of connection between them and badges.

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Even if this publication were fiction, it would be an eye-opener. The fact that it isn’t should really raise eyebrows for those who read it.

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The anthology Considering Class: Theory, Culture and the Media in the 21st Century, provides invaluable perspectives on the working class at this critical historical time.

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“If people read An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb and gather its deeper lessons, perhaps the race to Armageddon can be slowed if not stopped and

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