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“Mann’s book is about the professional and personal relationship between Cheney and Powell—how it blossomed during the first Gulf War under Bush 41, strained but survived the 9

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Achilles in The Odyssey is “lord of all the dead.” Like Achilles, Manuel Mena died young, in battle.

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“We live in an age of horrible people who seem committed to getting ahead by cheating other people.”

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“Written by counterterrorism expert and former RAND political scientist William Rosenau, Tonight We Bombed the U.S.

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"An Incipient Mutiny fills in an unexplored but critical part of American military history."

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“Plants are the answer, and plant-based eating is our future.”

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“Chuck Palahniuk writes short . . . that is to say, his message is concise, given to us in few, well-chosen words that get the point across without a lot of fuss.”

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“a superb alternate look at Roman history . . .”

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“David Zucchino cuts through a century of propaganda, myth, and big white lies to unmask the stunning history of the Wilmington coup, its origins in the political climate of the era, and it

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Walter Ralegh is a brilliant biography of a true one of a kind.”

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“As the Amazon Rainforest burns and the American West blazes, Sprout Lands demonstrates that simply planting trees will never be enough to mitigate climate change and other human-c

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A Fool’s Errand by Lonnie Bunch III is a literary combo. It’s a book about a man, a building, and a race. This is a book that needed to be written.

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“Mehrotra is a major poet expanding the possibilities of poetry in English.”

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“The book reads like a late–night infomercial touting a miracle gadget, more like the operation manual for a new car than a step-by-step guide. It asks too much of the reader.”

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Monster, She Wrote is a lovely volume for new readers, and an excellent gift for oddball teens, but it should be backed up with more resources for those seeking k

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“Dreams of El Dorado is in a sense the culmination of Brands’ love affair with the history of the American West.”

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Jeanine Basinger’s The Movie Musical! is an in-depth history of a distinctly American art form that combined cinematic arts with music, dance, theater, and design.

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How well does Paul Krassner’s brand of humor hold up? Is there still bite in his barbs, and do his words still generate laughter?

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Mobituaries is droll, ironic, sill

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“There’s a reason why forty, fifty, and sixty don’t look the way they used to . . . and it’s not because of feminism, or better living through exercise. It’s because of hair dye.”

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“The book’s reputation precedes—and far outshines—its actual content.”

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“Skrebneski is a créateur whose artistry extends beyond the lens. He is a master architect of each image as well as a photographer of many moods, people, places . . .

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Monet: The Garden Paintings makes a charming exhibition souvenir and a perfect memento in reverence to a prominent and beloved artist.”

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When Adam Hill, physician, sought medical help, he was asked if he really wanted to pursue it. He understood later. He was being warned it might damage his career. It did.

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