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“Robert Kanigel knits together a handsome pattern as he traces the inherent drama within the destinies on the page—and in recollection by themselves and others—of the Blasket Islanders.

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“. . . there can be no universal recipe for establishing oases of multicultural peace throughout every nook and cranny of our shrinking globe.

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“Save this book for a day when you really need a lift. It can be read in one sitting and will restore your faith in humanity.”

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“Ms. Robinson is correct to point out that liberalism and religion are not incompatible and that there are enough historical examples and living persons bearing witness to the fact.

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“King Abdullah closes the book with his hope of success and his fear of failure in the process. The title, Our Last Best Chance is not accidentally chosen.

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“Ms. Thompson focuses her keen eye, sharp pen, and exasperated sense of humor on the familiar, everyday madness of raising teenagers. . . . Ms.

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“The current financial crisis is explained concisely with eloquence. Understanding what is happening and what is to be done is reason enough to read Financial Turmoil. . . . Dr.

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“Rethinking Depression: How to Shed Mental Health Labels and Create Personal Meaning by Eric Maisel explores some significant issues with the way depression is currently diagnosed

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Like many social scientists probing the phenomenon of two decades of school shooting rampages, Jessie Klein, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Adelphi University, examined ea

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In this carefully prepared history dominated by the larger-than-life player Babe Ruth, author Robert Fitts corrects the errors of previous books about the famous baseball tour of Japan 1934.

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“Beaton in Vogue is a perfect book for the uninitiated or those of us who need to be reminded of the photographic genius that was Cecil Beaton.”

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“. . . a classic for the ages, a supremely truthful look at the horrors of war and a battle that shaped who we became as a people.

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“What emerges from this authoritative yet accessible collection is a portrait of one of America’s most original and intuitive thinkers, a man for all seasons, along with the fruits of his w

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“Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism is a compelling book that challenges some current ideas and program

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“Our experience through Off the Beaten Path: Stories of People Around the World by Ruth Colvin is both humbling and enlightening.

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“Would that the words, sentences, and paragraphs of Pot Farm were as resin-drenched as we are told. It would have mellowed the thing, allowed some consciousness to stream.

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“There are no vagaries in The Actor as Storyteller. Everything, right down to the section on ‘Knowing the right people’ is realistic, specific, and precise. Mr.

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“Those who share Dr. Foley’s ‘admiration and respect for the movement’ will find this book invigorating.

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