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“I am easily enchanted when an odd idea or phrase looms on a page, often showing an invisible link,” writes Annie Proulx in Fen, Bog and Swamp.

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“The Perfect Crime is a must-read for every crime fiction fan looking for new horizons to explore in their favorite genre.”

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“distills crucially important information and analysis about the many U.S. wars after WWII. It is a critical responsibility to know the real history.”

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“H. W. Brand in The Last Campaign tells an interesting tale, an informative page turner for the general reader.”

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“war sometimes does strange things even to those ideals a nation purports to cherish the most.

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“When the sun quits, my heart starts ticking. . . . The night is what we live for.”

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With the grit and determination to overcome very similar hardscrabble backgrounds, Truman Capote and Ann Woodward both rose to pinnacles in New York’s glittering mid-century high society.

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Nicholas Dawidoff set out to tell the story of a tragic miscarriage of justice in a small New England city.

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“The book is a joy to read. You can dip in anywhere and swim about in Dylan’s brain.”

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First played in 1903, then missing a year in 1904, the World Series was held continuously for 90 years until 1994 when the Fall Classic was cancelled by a strike.

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My Pinup may be brief, but it is amazingly rich, more a prose poem than a conventional essay. . . . My Pinup is a gem.”

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“This is a magnificent book for anyone interested in the history of these great ships.”

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“Intense, well-researched, and highly readable, this super-candid biography will have wide appeal.”

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“Like a series of Russian nesting dolls, this book is about a specific painter within a specific culture within the history of how that culture has been seen and described through the centu

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“A detailed and devastating portrait of a company whose influence reverberates throughout American society.

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“Roberts tells an epic tale through these 31 stories, the evolution of a great city developed by people who wrote history with their lives.”

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First published in 1998, this excellent book on the growth of basketball as an international game is now being presented as a 20th anniversary edition.

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“Any student of military history will find this an invaluable book on the challenges of higher command and grand strategy.

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Health Communism serves as a wake-up call for the dehumanization of healthcare delivery.”

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This is a fundamental book for understanding one of the most salient issues roiling relations between China, its neighbors to the south and east, and the United States.

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“wonderfully fun to dip into. Reading just a few pages is a perfect antidote to reading today’s news. Humor like this is more than a tasty snack; it’s a very satisfying meal.”

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The clash over history is heating up as pundits and politicians across the political spectrum seek to shape and interpret history to suit their purposes and narrative.

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There have been a number of recent books written on the Cuban Missile crisis as this most dangerous moment of the Cold War reemerges in importance as a new war engulfs Europe and the specter of nuc

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