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Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World

Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World

Maurice Walsh

Sets Ireland's post-1916 history in its global and human context, to brilliant effect. -Neil Hegarty, Irish Times Books of the Year 2015

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Mozart's Starling

Mozart’s Starling

Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Explores the unlikely bond between the famous Austrian composer and his pet starling, providing an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, and the nature of creative inspiration.

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge

Helen Rappaport

Originally published: Great Britain: Hutchinson, 2016.

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Difficult Women

Difficult Women

Roxane Gay

A collection of stories of ... hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection --

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 Special priceLucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables!

Lucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables!

Peter Meehan, Editors of Peach

Lucky Peach Presents POWER VEGETABLES! features- tested strategies for adding power to produce meat-free cooking that even carnivores can get behind more than 100 recipes that will change your weeknight routines and/or the...

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The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett

The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett, Sean Lawlor, John Pilling, M.SC., Ph.D.

Samuel Beckett began his career by publishing poems in literary reviews in Paris during the 1930s, and--although primarily considered a playwright and novelist--he continued writing poetry throughout his life. This new, definitive...

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Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953

Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953

Simon Ings

First published in 2016 in Great Britain by Faber & Faber Ltd. --Title page verso.

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Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation

Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation

Rachel Cusk

In her most personal and relevant book to date, Cusk explores divorce's tremendous impact on the lives of women. This unflinching chronicle of Cusk's own recent separation and the upheaval that followed is also a vivid study of...

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The Green Road: A Novel

The Green Road: A Novel

Anne Enright

Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

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 Special priceVital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs

Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs, Samuel Zipp, Nathan Storring

From the INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED author of the modern classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities Vital Little Plans weaves a lifetime of ideas from the most prominent urbanist of the twentieth century into a book that is...

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No Picnic on Mount Kenya: The Story of Three Pows' Escape to Adventure

No Picnic on Mount Kenya: The Story of Three Pows' Escape to Adventure

Felice Benuzzi

In the shadow of Mount Kenya, surrounded by the forests and creatures of the savannah, life drags interminably for the inmates of POW Camp 354, captured in Africa during World War II. Confined to an endless cycle of boredom and...

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 Special priceLibya: From Colony to Revolution

Libya: From Colony to Revolution

Ronald Bruce St. John

Fully updated: the new edition of this compelling history begins in ancient times, takes us through the Qaddafi era, the Arab Spring and features a new chapter on post-Qaddafi Libya

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Collected Poems, 1948-84

Collected Poems, 1948-84

Derek Walcott

A collection of poems by contemporary poet, Derek Walcott, whose subject is the panorama of life, landscape, culture and politics of the West Indies.

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 Special priceThe Empire Must Die: Russia's Revolutionary Collapse, 1900-1917

The Empire Must Die: Russia’s Revolutionary Collapse, 1900-1917

Mikhail Zygar

On the centennial of the Russian Revolution comes a bold new interpretation of its origins, putting the intellectual and cultural masses--not just the Bolsheviks--on the frontlines of the revolt.

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One

Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens Book One

Alison Weir

In the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author Alison Weir brings the dramatic reigns of England's medieval queens to life.

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Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

Douglas Smith, (Il (Chaminade University Honolulu Hawaii)

A biography of Rasputin, spiritual guide to the Romanovs and source of great political intrigue, based on many new documents --

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World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age

World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age

Philip Parker

First American edition published in 2010 as Eyewitness companions world history --Title page verso.

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 Special priceThe Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature

Yunte Huang

A panoramic literary anthology that explores the inner story of China in the twentieth century.

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 Special priceThe Other Paris: The People's City, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

The Other Paris: The People’s City, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Luc Sante

A vivid investigation into the seamy underside of nineteenth and twentieth century Paris --

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 Special priceThe Big Green Tent

The Big Green Tent

Ludmila Ulitskaya, Polly Gannon, Bela Shayevich

The Big Green Tent is the kind of book for which the term Russian novel was invented. A sweeping saga, it tells the story of three school friends who meet in 1950s Moscow and go on to embody the heroism, folly, compromise, and...

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The Making of the American Essay

The Making of the American Essay

John D'Agata (University of Iowa)

For two decades, essayist John D'Agata has been exploring the contours of the essay through a series of innovative, informative, and expansive anthologies that have become foundational texts in the study of the genre. The...

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Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One

Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One

Kevin Jackson

Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and ended with the publication of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, two works that were arguably the sun and...

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The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Matthew B Crawford

Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind by showing that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and certain assumptions at the root of Western culture are the...

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 Special priceBefore Dawn on Bluff Road / Hollyhocks in the Fog: Selected New Jersey Poems / Selected San Francisco Poems

Before Dawn on Bluff Road / Hollyhocks in the Fog: Selected New Jersey Poems / Selected San Francisco Poems

August Kleinzahler

A collection of August Kleinzahler's best poems, divided-like his life-between New Jersey and San Francisco

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Where My Heart Used to Beat

Where My Heart Used to Beat

Sebastian Faulks

On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer, is forced to confront the events that made up his life.

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 Special priceEssential Turkish Cuisine: 200 Recipes for Small Plates and Family Meals

Essential Turkish Cuisine: 200 Recipes for Small Plates and Family Meals

Engin Akin

Engin Akin shares her culinary mastery and describes the evolution of Turkey's complex culture of food in The Essential Turkish Cuisine. Complete with 200 recipes found across the country, including traditional dolmas, kebabs,...

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Pachinko

Pachinko

Min Jin Lee

A victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations.

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Sydney Moderns: Art for a New World

Sydney Moderns: Art for a New World

Deborah Edwards, Denise Mimmocchi, Daniel Thomas

This important new book looks at one of the most distinctive periods in the history of Australian art, bracketed between the two world wars from 1915 into the 1940s. The Sydney moderns were progressive artists at the forefront of...

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

A.N. Wilson

Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by John Murray, (Publishers), a Hachette UK Company.

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 Special priceCity of Angels: or, The Overcoat of Dr. Freud

City of Angels: or, The Overcoat of Dr. Freud

Christa Wolf, Damion Searls (University of Maryland)

Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the author began to sort through her newly declassified Stasi files. Known for her defiance and outspokenness, she was not especially surprised to discover forty-two volumes of...

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The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry

The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry

Gary Greenberg

From the initial shock of diagnosis, and through his growing understanding of the world of hospitals and therapies, Cristovao Tezza threads the story of his son's life with his own. He struggles with the phantom of shame, as if...

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The Patrick Melrose Novels

The Patrick Melrose Novels

Edward St Aubyn

This single volume brings together the first four Patrick Melrose novels by Booker Prize Finalist Aubyn. The collection includes Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk.

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 Special priceVincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook

Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook

Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, Ronald Pickvance

The result of a remarkable discovery, Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook offers fresh insight into the life and work of one of the world's most beloved artists.

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich, Bela Shayevich

Alexievich charts the decline of Soviet culture and speculates on what will rise from the ashes of communism. Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating...

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 Special priceBeethoven's Symphonies: An Artistic Vision

Beethoven’s Symphonies: An Artistic Vision

Lewis Lockwood

From one of the leading scholars of the composer's works, an exploration of the unswerving artistic vision underlying Beethoven's symphonies.

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At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Sarah Bakewell

From the best-selling author of How to Live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century's major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it

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Empire of Secrets

Empire of Secrets

Calder Walton

Against the backdrop of the Cold War and the looming specter of Soviet dominance in Britain's dwindling colonial possessions, the imperial intelligence service MI5 played a crucial but virtually unseen role in tipping the scales...

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Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Elvis Costello

Born Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello...

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Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

The "devastatingly moving" (People) first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting...

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Homesick for Another World: Stories

Homesick for Another World: Stories

Ottessa Moshfegh

In 14 expertly crafted stories, Moshfegh examines characters and situations too weird to be real and too real to be fiction, with themes of alienation, ennui, displacement, sexual neuroses, and addiction --Publisher's Weekly.

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 Special priceIstanbul: Memories and the City - The Illustrated Edition

Istanbul: Memories and the City - The Illustrated Edition

Orhan Pamuk, Matthew Hollis, Paul Keegan

Like the Dublin of Joyce and Jan Morris' Venice, Orhan Pamuk's bestselling Istanbul: Memories of a City is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving. Since the publication of...

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The 50s: The Story of a Decade

The 50s: The Story of a Decade

The New Yorker Magazine, Henry Finder

The 1950s are enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and I Like Ike. But this was also a complex time, in which the afterglow of Total Victory firmly gave way to Cold War paranoia. A sense of...

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The 60s: The Story of a Decade

The 60s: The Story of a Decade

The New Yorker Magazine, Henry Finder, David Remnick, Renata Adler, Hannah Arendt

This fascinating anthology collects notable New Yorker pieces from the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century - including work by James Baldwin, Pauline Kael, Sylvia Plath, Roger Angell, and Muriel Spark - alongside new...

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 Special priceJamie Cooks Italy

Jamie Cooks Italy

Jamie Oliver

Jamie has travelled around Italy to find the best of fast and slow cooking, Italian style. Enjoy the worlds favourite cuisine in your kitchen at home with Jamie's tried and trusted recipes.

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Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century

Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century

Alonzo L. Hamby

From an acclaimed historian comes an authoritative and balanced biography of FDR, based on previously untapped sources

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Swing Time

Swing Time

Zadie Smith

A story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from North West London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.

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Get Started in Greek with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide

Get Started in Greek with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide

Aristarhos Matsukas

Teach Yourself takes the pain out of picking up the Greek language Get Started in Greek requires no prior experience in the language and gives you the opportunity to study at a reasonable, steady pace. This course makes the...

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 Special priceIn Search of a New Image of Thought

In Search of a New Image of Thought

Gregg Lambert

Gregg Lambert demonstrates that since the publication of Proust and Signs in 1964 Gilles Deleuze's search for a new means of philosophical expression became a central theme of all his oeuvre, including those written with...

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 Special priceGay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

Robert Beachy

A detailed historical look at the surprising ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and...

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The Physics of Everyday Things

The Physics of Everyday Things

James Kakalios

Easy-to-follow and imaginative explanations about the extraordinary physics that invisibly guides our daily lives --

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Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

Peter Guralnick

How one man discovered B. B. King, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, and how his tiny label, Sun Records of Memphis, revolutionised the world.

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 Special priceOtis Redding: An Unfinished Life

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life

Jonathan Gould

A definitive biography of Otis Redding, the musical artist who was widely regarded as the quintessential soul singer of the 1960s, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Redding's iconic performance at the 1967 Monterey...

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 Special priceEyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

Robert Kanigel

The first major biography of the [city planner] who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day --Amazon.com.

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Jesus Before the Gospels

Jesus Before the Gospels

Bart D. Ehrman

The bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus, one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today examines oral tradition and its role in shaping the stories about Jesus we encounter in the New Testament-and...

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 Special priceExperiments in Modern Realism

Experiments in Modern Realism

Alex Potts

Offers an understanding of the aethetics and politics of postwar European and American art. Questioning the widespread assumption that the most innovative practices were non-representational, this title shows how a powerful...

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 Special priceDreams to Remember

Dreams to Remember

Mark Ribowsky

A soul icon and the southern music he helped popularize come to life in this moving requiem.

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 Special priceControversies: Politics and Philosophy in our Time

Controversies: Politics and Philosophy in our Time

Alain Badiou, Jean-Claude Milner

Alain Badiou was born in 1937 in Rabat and Jean-Claude Milner in 1941 in Paris. They were both involved in the Red Years at the end of the Sixties and both were Maoists, but while Badiou was focusing all his attention on China,...

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 Special priceHalf-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life

Edward O. Wilson

The world's greatest naturalist (Jeffrey Sachs) proposes a plan to save Earth's imperiled biosphere.

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 Special priceConfrontation: A Conversation with Aude Lancelin

Confrontation: A Conversation with Aude Lancelin

Alain Badiou, Alain Finkielkraut

Alain Badiou is probably the most widely read and influential philosopher in France today. Alain Finkielkraut is also a well-known public intellectual in France Both have attracted controversy in the past and they hold strongly...

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 Special priceBalthus: Cats and Girls

Balthus: Cats and Girls

Sabine Rewald

An insightful new look at Balthus's ongoing fascination with cats and girls, including his controversial paintings of young adolescents Balthus's lifelong curiosity with the ambiguities and dark side of childhood resulted in his...

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 Special priceBadiou and Politics

Badiou and Politics

Bruno Bosteels, Stanley Fish, Professor Fredric Jameson

Argues for understanding Badiou's thought as a revival of dialectical materialism

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Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge

Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge

Antony Beevor

The prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day, Stalingrad, and The Battle of Arnhem reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in this riveting new account

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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Daniel C. Dennett

One of the world's leading philosophers offers aspiring thinkers his personal trove of mind-stretching thought experiments.

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Thus Bad Begins

Thus Bad Begins

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Infatuations comes the mesmerizing story of a couple living in the shadow of a mysterious, unhappy history-a novel about the cruel, tender punishments we exact on those we love.

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Doctorow: Collected Stories

Doctorow: Collected Stories

E.L. Doctorow

A superb collection of fifteen stories - including Wakefield, the inspiration for the film starring Bryan Cranston - by the author of Ragtime, The March, The Book of Daniel, and Billy Bathgate

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Human Acts

Human Acts

Han Kang

Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.

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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

Diane Ackerman

As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, our relationship with nature has changed...radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are...

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East West Street

East West Street

Professor Philippe Sands

A profound and profoundly important book--a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the...

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 Special priceScent of a Dream: Travels in the World of Coffee

Scent of a Dream: Travels in the World of Coffee

Sebastiao Salgado

A global journey that honours the farmers, communities and cultures involved in the worldwide cultivation and harvesting of coffee

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Little Failure

Little Failure

Gary Shteyngart

Tells the story of a Soviet family's trials and tribulations, and of their escape in 1979 to the consumerist promised land of the USA. This title offers an account of the author's transformation from asthmatic toddler in Leningrad...

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Aelfred's Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age

Aelfred’s Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age

Max Adams

A history of the peoples of Britain, in the century and a half between the first Viking raids and the expulsion of the Vikings from York in 954.

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Anything Is Possible

Anything Is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

Includes a reading group guide with author interview and discussion questions.

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The Refugees

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen

A collection of stories written over a twenty-year period that examines the Vietnamese experience in America as well as questions of home, family, and identity.

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 Special priceLife on Earth 40th Anniversary Edition

Life on Earth 40th Anniversary Edition

Sir David Attenborough

A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth.

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David Garrow

An account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States--the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped [a] leader and his rise --Amazon.com.

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 Special priceAll the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II

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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden

Bowden's most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centrepiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American war in Vietnam.

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 Special priceMa'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Craig Brown

Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Award 2018A Guardian Book of the Year • A Times Book of the Year • A Sunday Times Book of the Year • A Daily Mail Book of the Year

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 Special priceNightfall Berlin

Nightfall Berlin

Jack Grimwood

Rich, atmospheric Cold War thriller for fans of Joseph Kanon and Tom Rob Smith.

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 Special priceInventions that Didn't Change the World

Inventions that Didn’t Change the World

Julie Halls

Offers a visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century. This book introduces such gems as a ventilating top hat; an artificial leech; a design for an...

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New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age

New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age

Esther Crain, New York Historical Society

An exciting new way to explore life in New York during the Gilded Age.

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 Special priceHunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

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 Special priceCharlie and Lola: A Dog With Nice Ears

Charlie and Lola: A Dog With Nice Ears

Lauren Child

A brilliant new Charlie and Lola picture book from multi-award-winning author and Children's Laureate Lauren Child.

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 Special priceExplorer's Atlas: For the Incurably Curious

Explorer’s Atlas: For the Incurably Curious

Piotr Wilkowiecki, Michal Gaszynski

Discover the most intriguing, fascinating and extraordinary facts about the world in this lavishly illustrated, large format atlas.

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 Special priceEvolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

Oren Harman

A reimagining of modern science and ancient mythology, and of what it means to be human.

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 Special priceParis in 3D in the Belle Epoque

Paris in 3D in the Belle Epoque

Bruno Fuligni

A unique view of life in the world's most beautiful city during an era of peace and prosperity, when art, literature, poetry, and music blossomed in Paris, through a kit containing a stereoscopic viewer, 35 three-dimensional...

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 Special priceLe Corbusier, Homme De Lettres

Le Corbusier, Homme De Lettres

M.Christine Boyer

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as Homme de Lettres (Man of Letters). Celebrated for his architecture, which numbers fewer than sixty buildings, Le Corbusier also wrote more...

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 Special priceNovember Road

November Road

Lou Berney

Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centres on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America - a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second...

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 Special priceThe Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

Wendy Moore

From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism...

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 Special priceThe Complete Short Stories of James Purdy

The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy

James Purdy, John Waters

Celebrate an authentic American genius (Gore Vidal) in James Purdy's first complete short story collection.

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Robicheaux: You Know My Name

Robicheaux: You Know My Name

James Lee Burke

One of the greatest American detectives is back! Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing his toughest case yet.

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 Special price Read reviewBridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay

Markus Zusak

The magnificent, highly anticipated new novel from the author of the international bestseller, The Book Thief.

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 Special pricePocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy

Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy

Alain Badiou

A journey through twentieth-century philosophy with the titan of French thought

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 Special priceThis Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

Chuck D

A comprehensive and chronological illustrated history of rap and hip-hop from one of the most influential hip-hop artists of all time - Chuck D.

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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick's classic SF novel, which was adapted as the film BLADE RUNNER.

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 Special priceThe Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller

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Robin Prior

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The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

Mo Willems

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The Rolling Stones All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

Comprehensive visual history of the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band as told through the recording of their monumental catalog, including 29 studio and 24 compilation albums, and more than a hundred singles.

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The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

Mo Willems

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Words Without Music: A Memoir

Philip Glass

The long-awaited memoir by the most prolific and popular of all contemporary composers (New York Times).

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All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

Mikhail Zygar

An extraordinary behind-the-scenes portrait of the court of Vladimir Putin since his ascent to the Russian presidency in 2000, and the many moods of modern Russia, from the country's most visible and independent journalist.

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Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains

Victoria Broackes, Anna Landreth Strong

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A Clergyman’s Daughter

George Orwell

Intimidated by her father, the rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Her thoughts are taken up with the costumes she is making for the church school play. Suddenly...

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Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743

Ross King, Anja Grebe

This is the most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence ever undertaken, with more than 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches-produced in the same manner as BD&L's...

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Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals

Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals

Owain Service, Rory Gallagher

Based on a scientific understanding of the human mind and written by those responsible for the practical application of behavioural science that supports millions of people around the world.

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100 Years of Tattoos

David McComb

From body art's early association with convicts, sailors and side-show acts to the adoption of tattoo culture amongst celebrities, via the tattoo renaissance of the 1970s, this book reveals the entire history.

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Between Eternities: and Other Writings

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

Internationally renowned writer Javier Marias is a tireless examiner of the world around us, an enthusiastic debunker of pretensions of every kind, a polymath and a rogue. This selection of his inimitable non-fiction pieces are...

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The Free State of Jones: A True Story of Defiance During the American Civil War

Victoria E. Bynum

A remarkable true story of defiance during the American Civil War-now the focus of a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey.

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Living With A Dead Language: My Romance with Latin

Ann Patty

After 35 years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of...

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A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015 A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.

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Hitler

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A.N. Wilson

From eminent biographer A.N. Wilson, an incisive, penetrating portrait of Adolf Hitler.

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White Fur

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A gorgeous, gritty, erotic love story - an urban, edgy Romeo and Juliet set in 1980s New York City. Pretty Woman meets A Little Life

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Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

Claire Harman

On the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's birth, the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman.

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No Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

Brodie Lancaster

No Way! Okay, Fine. is a memoir about pop culture, pop music, feminism and feelings from freelance journalist and editor Brodie Lancaster. Shortlisted for the Richell Prize 2015.

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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Cathy O'Neil

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling - a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality.

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I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

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Sylvie Simmons

A biography that contains exclusive material and interviews on Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. It explores various facets of Cohen's life.

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Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Elizabeth P. Archibald

Chock-full of incredible advice that's stood the test of time and based on the popular blog, ASK THE PAST is the tongue-in-cheek compilation of hilarious and fascinating answers to everyone's questions, drawn from real antique...

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Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs 1949 - 1962

Nicholas Cullinan, David White, Jr., Susan Davidson

Robert Rauschenberg's engagement with photography began in the late 1940s under the tutelage of Aaron Siskind and Hazel Larsen Archer at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. This title gathers together and surveys...

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The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

William Boyd

The dazzling new book from one of Britain's best-selling novelists.

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Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Mike Rapport

A brilliant historical narrative of London, Paris and New York in the Age of Revolution, just as they were transforming into the great global cities we know them to be today.

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In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein

A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition --

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ST Gill & His Audiences

Sasha Grishin

Samuel Thomas Gill, or STG as he was universally known, was Australia's most significant and popular artist of the mid-nineteenth century. For his contemporaries he epitomised 'Marvellous Melbourne' basking in the glow of the gold...

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The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

Mo Willems

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The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers

A fast-paced, gripping and humane account of the ongoing Yemeni Civil War

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 Special priceDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Mo Willems

In his hilarious picture book debut, the acclaimed Mo Willems perfectly captures a toddler's temper tantrum.

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The Palomar Cookbook: Modern Israeli Cuisine

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Layo Paskin, Tomer Amedi

Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Mitchell Beazley.

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What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home

Mark Mazower

A family memoir, encompassing some of the most fascinating aspects of twentieth century European history, from the acclaimed author of Dark Continent.

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The Mothers

Brit Bennett

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.

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Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza...

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La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust.

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God Save Texas: A Journey into the Future of America

Lawrence Wright

God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a Republican state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state...

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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

John le Carre

The author shares personal anecdotes from his life, discussing subjects ranging from his Cold War-era service in British intelligence to his work as a writer in Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Mo Willems

A hilarious read-aloud story for bedtime, featuring everyone's favourite pesky, pestering pigeon!

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The Hare with Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes

Edmund de Waal

Having spent 30 years making beautiful pots, de Waal has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, he wanted to know who had touched and held...

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Great American Railroad Journeys

Rt Hon Michael Portillo

Michael Portillo embarks by train on an epic journey from New York and Boston to the deep south of Atlanta and New Orleans, and then on to Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico, and ultimately San Francisco.

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The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

David I. Kertzer

Analyzes the relationship between Pius XI and the notorious Italian dictator, tracing how after coming into power in the same year they forged covert ties to one another to consolidate power and pursue political goals.

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 Special priceLouise Nevelson: Art is Life

Louise Nevelson: Art is Life

Laurie Wilson

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was, with Calder, Noguchi and David Smith, one of the great American sculptors of the 20th century. She created extraordinary work, from room-size installations composed of boxes to gnarled and majestic...

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 Special priceOutsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

Lyndall Gordon

An exciting and provocative look at the women who wrote the novels that changed the literary world - Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf - by the renowned biographer of Emily Dickinson

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 Special priceBig Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France

Big Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France

Jacqueline Yallop

When Jacqueline moves to south-west France with her husband, she embraces rural village life and buys two pigs to rear for slaughter. But as she gets to know the animals better, her English sentimentality threatens to get in the...

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Chronicles Volume One

Chronicles Volume One

Bob Dylan

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016This is the first spellbinding volume of the three-volume memoir of one of the greatest musical legends of all time. In Chronicles Volume One, Bob Dylan takes us...

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Atlas of Human Anatomy

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Medplus

While it has been prepared with modern criteria and using the most advanced technologies for the built of sheets that are provided in this Atlas of Human Anatomy, the presentation of each organ or any of its parts has...

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Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

[A] novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

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 Special priceThe Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved - plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivete, and a...

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The Reader

Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway

A German novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust.

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The Neighborhood

Mario Vargas Llosa, Edith Grossman

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption from the world-renowned Nobel Laureate.

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The Twenty-First Century Art Book

David Trigg, Eliza Williams, Jonathan Griffin

An accessible A-Z guide to best contemporary art made since 2000

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 Special priceHome and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund, Don Bartlett, Sean Kinsella

The author is sitting at home in Skane with his wife, four small children and a dog. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays football on the beach. In this football book, two authors use football and the World Cup in...

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Equus (Mini)

Tim Flach, Corita Kent

From the outset I felt quite strongly that I wanted to celebrate the horse in its own right. At the same time I wanted to show how man has determined the horse without necessarily showing the man. - Tim Flach  

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 Special priceTelevision: A Biography

Television: A Biography

David Thomson

A critical history of the first six decades of the television era traces television's evolution from an immobile piece of furniture with limited sponsored programming to a diverse, on-demand content provider.

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WOW: Experiential Design for a Changing World

Oscar Riera Ojeda, Lyndon Neri

Through the selection of twelve hotel, restaurant and custom home projects located across five different countries, as well as one provocative architectural installation that was commissioned by the Singapore Institute of...

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How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons

How About Never–Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons

Bob Mankoff, Robert Mankoff

The New York Times bestselling memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New Yorker.

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The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Adam Tooze, J Adam Tooze

Releasing on the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Deluge is a powerful explanation of why the war's legacy continues to shape our world-from Adam Tooze, the Wolfson Prizewinning author of The Wages of...

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 Special priceWhere Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favorite Restaurants

Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favorite Restaurants

Joe Warwick

Restaurant recommendations from 600 of the world's best chefs.

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The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible

Chanan Tigay

An account of one man's quest to find the oldest Bible in the world and solve the riddle of the brilliant, doomed antiquities dealer accused of forging it --Amazon.com.

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 Special priceRoyal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars

Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars

Linda Porter

A vivid account of the children of Charles I and how they reacted when their calm and loving family life was shattered by the Civil War and the execution of their father.

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 Special priceThe Lady with the Borzoi

The Lady with the Borzoi

Laura Claridge

The untold story of Blanche Knopf, the singular woman who helped define American literature.

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 Special priceThe Company of Trees: A Year in a Lifetime's Quest

The Company of Trees: A Year in a Lifetime’s Quest

Thomas Pakenham

Acclaimed historian and bestselling author Thomas Pakenham shares his profound love of trees and reverence for nature, rooted in the family estate of Tullynally in Ireland.

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 Special priceRevolution: The History of England Volume 4

Revolution: The History of England Volume 4

Peter Ackroyd

The fourth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's History of England series.

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 Special priceSailing with Cook: Inside the Private Journal of James Burney RN

Sailing with Cook: Inside the Private Journal of James Burney RN

Suzanne Rickard

Sailing with Cook: Inside the Private Journal of James Burney RN is about the young James Burney's experience of shipboard life and the momentous events that took place during the second voyage of exploration when he sailed with...

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 Special priceThe Del Posto Cookbook

The Del Posto Cookbook

Mark Ladner, Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich

The definitive cookbook on refined Italian Cuisine by the celebrated chef at Mario Batali's and Lidia Bastianich's award-winning destination restaurant in New York City.

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A History of Ancient Egypt, Volume 2: From the Great Pyramid to the Fall of the Middle Kingdom

A History of Ancient Egypt, Volume 2: From the Great Pyramid to the Fall of the Middle Kingdom

John Romer

Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom - a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing...

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-Time Greatest Hits

Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-Time Greatest Hits

Mark Binelli

Mark Binelli turns his sharp, forceful prose to fiction, in an inventive retelling of the outrageous life of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a bluesman with one hit and a string of inflammatory guises.He came on stage in a...

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 Special priceWorld Atlas of Tea: From the Leaf to the Cup, the World's Teas Explored and Enjoyed

World Atlas of Tea: From the Leaf to the Cup, the World’s Teas Explored and Enjoyed

Krisi Smith

From the leaf to the cup, the world's teas explored and enjoyed.

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A Celebration of Love

A Celebration of Love

Harsha V. Dehejia

Takes us to the Nayika in the Indian tradition, one who is paradigm of mankind's perennial quest for a divine and transcendental love.

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 Special priceByron's Women

Byron’s Women

Alexander Larman

An iconoclastic exploration of the life of Lord Byron, viewed through the prism of the lives of nine women with whom he was intimately associated.

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 Special priceAround the World

Around the World

Barbara Levine, Kirsten Jensen

With snapshots, passenger lists, itineraries, and postcards, and from Cairo to Burma and back again, authors Barbara Levine and Kirsten Jensen transport readers back to the dawn of world travel when the middle class toured the...

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 Special priceThe Art of Cycling

The Art of Cycling

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans is Australia's greatest ever cyclist, and one of our greatest sportsmen. From his beginnings as the youngest winner of a World Cup in mountain biking at 20 to the oldest post-War winner of the Tour de France at...

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The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus

The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus

Jonathan Franzen, Karl Kraus

Franzen presents new translations and annotations of the work of early twentieth-century satirist Karl Kraus, who, via his self-published magazine Die Fackel, attacked the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing...

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 Special pricePoems and Prose

Poems and Prose

Elizabeth Bishop

This boxed set of works by one of America's greatest poets contains two volumes: Poems, edited by Saskia Hamilton; and Prose, edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and Bishop scholar Lloyd Schwartz.

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 Special priceSlow Fires

Slow Fires

Justin Smillie, Kitty Greenwald

Justin Smillie learned Italian food from a Californian master, Jonathan Waxman, and honed his rustic flavors in stylish New York City kitchens. He's also a seafood and vegetable fanatic whose signature dish is an arm-length...

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 Special priceThe Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon

The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon

Cherry Lewis

The first-ever biography of the man behind the disease - and a pioneer of medical science

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Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Justin G. Schiller, Dennis M. V. David, Leonard S. Marcus

Maurice Sendak is celebrated in this full-colour catalogue of more than 200 images and 12 essays from noted scholars. Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a...

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Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

Pierre Lemaitre is known for writing crime fiction with an alchemical mix of white-knuckle intensity, fearlessly unconventional plotting, and psychologically intricate character development. In Irene Lemaitre ingeniously uses five...

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The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom

The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom

John Gray

Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedom

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Let's Play!

Let’s Play!

Hervé Tullet

A glorious companion to New York Times best sellers Press Here and Mix It Up.

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Castle: How It Works

Castle: How It Works

David Macaulay, Sheila Keenan

What David Macaulay can draw--churches, cities, pyramids--he does better than any pen-and-ink illustrator in the world. Castle once again goes through a brick-by-brick assembly, employing cross-hatches and thin black lines to...

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 Special priceHenry and Banjo

Henry and Banjo

James Knight

The fascinating lives and turbulent times of Henry Lawson and Andrew 'Banjo' Paterson - the two men who wrote Australia's story.

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 Special priceThe Art of Daniel Clowes

The Art of Daniel Clowes

Alvin Buenaventura

Catalog of an exhibition held at Oakland Museum of California, Apr.-Aug. 2012; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, Feb.-Apr. 2014; other locations to be announced.

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A Voyage Round John Mortimer

A Voyage Round John Mortimer

Valerie Grove

Novelist, playwright and barrister John Mortimer led an extraordinarily rich life, privately and professionally, much of it in the public eye. A Voyage Round John Mortimer is revealing of many aspects of Mortimer's legal and...

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