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Six thousand entries on language, folklore, history, and myth enliven these 800-odd pages, edited by Seán McMahon from Derry and Kerry-born, Dublin-based Jo O’Donoghue with additional editing by Ma

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In a crime investigation, a police detective usually asks, “Who had the means, motive, and the opportunity to commit this crime?” In the book Profiling: The Psychology of Catching Killers,

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Unlike most “fashion designer driven” volumes, this book actually speaks in the designer’s voice as well as from the perspectives of other celebrated figures from within the fashion community.

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Maya Angelou’s lovely books usually reside on our bedside tables, yet this is one you’ll keep close at hand in the kitchen.

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Edmund White, who will turn 70 in 2010, is the grand old man of American gay literature.

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From its overheated title to its Big Journalism authors, it would be easy to dismiss All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis as the latest financial-crisis widg

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The cover gives a sense that Swallow This is going to be different: A totally bald guy in a tuxedo is chugging straight from a bottle of Château Lafite.

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What are the Northern Lights? Why might a tornado demolish one house and leave another unscathed?

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This immense and impressive 650-page undertaking is subtitled as a “cutting-edge anthology” featuring more than 300 established and emerging fashion designers from around the world—but this could n

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A Measuring Worm

This yellow-striped green
Caterpillar, climbing up
The steep window screen,

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Perhaps the most interesting moment in Me, the new memoir by singer/actor Ricky Martin, occurs backstage at the 1999 Grammy awards, during which Martin, singing his then-anthem “La Copa De

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It is difficult to sort out how much of Gray Lady Down is personal or an objective assessment of the New York Times by William McGowan.

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You are cordially invited to the 40th anniversary party for Kenzo—the brand, the designer, the start of a new era in fashion—even though it began 40 years ago.

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In order to celebrate its 100 years in business, the Zegna family commissioned this book.

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India and China are justifiably two of the world’s emerging super powers whose prestige was most recently demonstrated both by President Obama’s state visit to India looking for opportunities to in

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Few books deftly yet thoroughly cover a wide range of topics in a single volume; The Emperor of All Maladies is undoubtedly one of these rare books.

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) passed in the Congress this past March.

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Louis Auchincloss published his first novel in 1947, when he was 30, and his last in 2006, when he was 88. In the 33 novels (and 17 short story collections) that fill those six decades, Mr.

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When T. E. Lawrence died in 1935, the world and its politics had changed completely.

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“It was as if Gloria was sabotaging herself, Sam thought. Well, they were both sabotaging themselves, just going about it from opposite directions.”

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In 1961 Lake Charles, Louisiana, a 19-year-old black man named Wilbert Rideau robbed a bank.

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Discover Science Insects is one of six books in the Discover Science Series. This book gives a close up look into the lives of insects and how they function, adapt and survive.

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A physicist who writes a popularization of science takes different kinds of risks than the popular science writer.

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In Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout travels throughout America on a journey to find those involved in changing the world in which they live by gett

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While the subject matter might seem bland—the history of some shoe designer?—rest assured that The Naked Shoe is much more than a textbook recounting of the many accomplishments of this de

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