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“Students of American history understand the fervor with which the original colonies struggled for independence from England and the zeal with which the Union fought to reunite this country

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Imagine waking up one day and finding you're someone entirely different, your very essence changed overnight.

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“Jenkins’ history is traditional in the best sense of that word.

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“an overlooked but important part of the Allies 1944 campaign to defeat Nazi Germany and this well-written and engaging volume should help it emerge from the shadow of the more heavily stud

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“fascinating case studies of politics, family drama, and ultimately, leadership, both good and bad . . .”

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“Let’s face it, it can be hard to choose to eat ‘healthy’ when so many options may seem more appealing, cheaper, and more convenient—but often also more harmful and wasteful.”

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“One comes away from Dilip Hiro’s new book Cold War in the Islamic World with a heightened appreciation for the complexities of politics in the Islamic world.

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“Paul Klee: Life and Work gathers together the full spectrum of Klee’s frame of mind, revealing his character through his artistic personality.”

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"Clavin weaves a tale of brothels, buffalo, cattle, Colt revolvers, desert, faro, gunfighters, Indians, railroads, saloons, and wagons but mainly of the friendship between the legends of Wy

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“A slow, careful reading of this book will reveal the deep thinking and philosophical regard for the world that made it possible for Toni Morrison to create such towering literary works as

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“The open-minded reader will definitely find Darwin Devolves to be an enlightening and informative look at a very controversial issue.”

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“offers an excellent starting point for understanding how Putin intends to take on the world . . .”

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"Ken Wells, a career professional journalist, set out to tell a personal story of all things culturally connected with gumbo."

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Dark commerce—smuggling, counterfeiting, pirating, fencing—is one of humanity’s oldest professions, noted and condemned by leaders of Mesopotamian empires, Egyptian scribes, and Greek philosophers.

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"Kate Hubbard tells the story of Bess of Hardwick in clear and engrossing writing while carefully navigating the complexities of building, entitlement, estate, marriage, and politics in Tud

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“Adina Hoffmann’s admirably condenses a lot of literary, theater, movie and socio-political history in an otherwise fascinating study of Hecht, the man, the writer, the cad, and the relucta

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“Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir by Victoria Riskin is an abundant account of what it’s like to be the daughter of Hollywood’s original power couple

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Why write about music? It’s a fair question for an aural art form.

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“Look, getting bullied in school and coming home crying in the rain and my mom making me a can of Campbell’s tomato soup with some oysterettes.

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“In a clean, straightforward manner, Raud spins a darling story. The message is clear, but not preachy or imparted from a moral high ground.

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At first glance, Why Can’t I Feel the Earth Spinning? seems to be a book of random and interesting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) facts.

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“a good job of explaining the mechanics of bridge building”

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“Thompson shows that throughout his presidency, Roosevelt worked assiduously to overcome the restraints of domestic politics on his foreign policies by using his ‘bully pulpit’ and cultivat

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