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The summer before he started college, former senator and Secretary of State John Kerry sailed on a yacht with then-President Kennedy and his family.

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For almost 40 years, feminist, environmentalist, and human rights advocate Rebecca Solnit has shepherded activists and animated a spirit of community.

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Before even opening the book what struck this prospective reader is that barely any other designer/brand has been afforded such a comprehensive “catalog” of each and every one of their collections.

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“This book of essays reaches out to Americans of varied ethnicity and backgrounds with the goal Powell’s mother set for him as a child: to overcome all obstacles to tell the unvarnished tru

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“Just about anything worth knowing about chocolate can be found in Valrhona’s new Encyclopedia of Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques.”

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When the first major contingent of conventional U.S.

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Does the world need another book about The Beatles?

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“This enchanting novel is not your typical fast food beach read. It is more of a seven-course feast, meant to be savored, word by word.”

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In medieval times, uncharted areas on maps were often marked “Here there be dragons,” but there are no records of what dragons may have been encountered, because there were no survivors to tell the

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When reading the other reviews of Barnett’s Human Hours, one begins to wonder if the reviewers actually read it.

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You were drawn to this review because of the bold title, right?

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“Consent on Campus: A Manifesto is a timely book addressing many issues that today’s college students are facing. It is highly recommended . . .”

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René Lacoste created probably the most ubiquitous and enduring brand logo that comes to mind; decades before there was Ralph Lauren’s polo pony there was the Lacoste alligator.

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“As the old power model works to insinuate itself like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the ‘new power’ in the equation may be the discovery that we already have it.”

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This colorful book, The Crocodile and the Dentist, has only 128 words in it, and many of them are repeated. First the crocodile says he is afraid. Then the dentist repeats it.

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“Another book by a productivity guru that aims to help us cope better with daily distractions. The verdict is mixed.”

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Gary Bogue was a household name in the Bay Area for many years with his daily column about wildlife in the Contra Costa Times.

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“General readers, with no initiation in law, will learn quite a bit about racial discrimination, civil rights laws, and how academics grapple with theoretical difficulties underlying race r

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Between the winters of 1976 and 1977, an evil force prowled the blue-collar and tony towns of Oakland County, Michigan.

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An authoritative tour of the brain. Groundbreaking research into how the brain processes information.

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“this informative, well-written, and highly controversial book will be enlightening for readers unfamiliar with the long history of war between these two faiths. . . .”

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Born in the forties and raised an only child in a middle class family in the fifties’ South, Peggy Caserta grew up in an era in which girls received little education and then worked only until they

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We tend to view childhood through rose-colored glasses, evoking an age of innocence and carefree days anchored by loving and protective families in safe and supportive Leave It to Beaver n

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“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine, and his pamphlet is as instructive today as it was in 1776.

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“The State of Bourbon: Exploring the Spirit of Kentucky is overall a great travel guide with Ludwick and Hess making great travel companions.”

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