Nonfiction

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The cliché is that we live in an age of celebrity—where even our current president is revered more for the role each of us projects on him (Avatar of racial progress? Pioneer of multiculturalism?

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Sara Rose begins her story For All the Tea in China, this way: “There was a time when maps of the world were redrawn in the name of plants, when two empires, Britain and China, went to war

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The “recovered alcoholic fighting to stay sober” tale is not new territory, so Burroughs isn’t sharing something new with his readers.

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 What makes poetry intriguing?  One answer may be found among the stanzas of Coffeehouse Meditations.  Ms.

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 For any cookbook author, figuring out your audience can be tricky.

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Across the “pond” and beyond, A Thousand Cuts, by Londoner Simon Lelic not only emulates the headlines, it dissects them by exploring the views and theories of those observers and amateur

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Niccolò Capponi is a historian and direct descendent of Machiavelli.

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For the better part of this year, newspapers, magazines, the blogosphere, radio, TV, and bookstores have been filled with analyses of how President Obama squandered his initial popularity by pushin

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Consider these words, penned by a man who helped shape one of the most prosperous eras in American business history:

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I only recently learned that my father played second base when he was in Little League; I was, justifiably, cordoned off in left field.

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“Fenway Park, in Boston, is a little lyric bandbox of a ballpark,” begins the tale of Red Sox slugger Ted Williams’ final at bat on September 28, 1960, at the oldest major league baseball stadium c

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If there may be no God that we can prove or deny, why be good?

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Esther Gokhale runs a wellness center in Palo Alto, California, where she has been teaching her method for over fifteen years.

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After all the pain of recession that we’ve been through, it’s a bit hard to remember that there was once a dot-com boom era in which high-tech startups found it amazingly easy to find financing, an

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When I was six, thousands of large, black, ants suddenly covered the floor of my bathroom. I have been fascinated by ants ever since.

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If Vicki León’s name isn’t familiar perhaps some of her books are: the very popular Uppity Women and Outrageous Women series as well as books about animals and aspects of history for both children

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?“More than anything else I wanted not to disappoint my father.” So speaks the heart of a young man, who uses that lifeline to struggle between two worlds: one, a world of a biracial family distinc

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Suze Rotolo, the daughter of Italian communists who immigrated to New York, grew up in Queens but soon found herself in the bohemian milieu of Greenwich Village.

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In many ways, The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook couldn’t be more perfectly timed.

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Moira Allen’s name is well known to most writers. She was a pioneer in using the web to offer support and built a strong following, with her website and newsletter.

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The wilderness is appealing to most people. At least, most appreciate its beauty and its unknown qualities, if not its danger and isolation.

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