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The book jacket description of The Creative Life as a “passionate guide” might suggest the writing will be urgent or lustful or vehement.

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This book will help you understand seemingly inexplicable events that occur in baseball games. Why, for example, does a pitcher try to intimidate a batter by deliberately throwing at his head?

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Julie Compton’s Tell No Lies is an excellent criminal justice system and family drama story set in St. Louis.

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This well-written book affords the reader an unobstructed view of the inner workings of the clumsy governmental machine named the FBI.

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Some books are speedy reads. A few stolen hours here or there and then it is finished, more often than not to be forgotten before the end of one’s next read.

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It’s hard to believe that the gorgeous creature on the cover of this book is 69 years old.

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Steve Heller is an astute cultural observer and historian. He sees and hears the icons of culture and uses a flowing narrative style to pin them down for the rest of us to examine.

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“Cancel my subscription to the resurrection/
Send my credentials to the house of detention/
I got some friends inside.”
—The Doors (“When the Music’s Over”)

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In his Holocaust memoir, My Three Lives, Phillip Markowicz bears witness to the countless innocent lives whose flames were extinguished for their “racial impurity,” as defined by Nazi laws

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“Every writer is alone . . .”

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“The fact is that nearly everyone would be better off with a trust than with a will.

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A month before he left this life in 1989 at the age of 101, yoga master Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya told author A. G. Mohan what is most important in life: “Arogya. Ayus.

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 Get out of here! You’ve got to be kidding—vodka, Jell-O, and chocolate chips? No, she’s not joking, though Lisa Lillien does interlace this small paperback with a touch of whimsy and humor.

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The title of this riveting book comes from Robert Johnson’s blues song, “Hellhound on My Trail,” which is about being pursued by fate, by the law, and ultimately, death.

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Author Rus Bradburd loves the English language.

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The rich may be different from you and me, but that doesn’t mean they are any more interesting.

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Story vignettes are like hors d’oeuvres. They pique your interest, but they’re not very filling.

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“The darker the night the bolder the lion.” —Theodore Roosevelt

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The History Press, November 2009

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Many things come to mind at the mention of Gianni Versace—over-the-top glamour; his sister, Donatella; sexiness; and his untimely death—but Deborah Ball has given us deep background into much more

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