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LAST CASTLE: THE EPIC STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, AND AMERICAN ROYALTY IN THE NATION'S LARGEST HOME (NOT FOR ONLINE)

Written by Kiernan, Denise
New York Times Bestseller "A soaring and gorgeous American story" (Karen Abbott) from the author of the New York Times bestselling The Girls of Atomic City. The fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore--the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.
September 26, 2017 | Hardcover | Atria Books | 400 Pages |
$28.00
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GAZA: A COUNTRY PREPARING FOR DAWN

Written by MacIntyre, Donald
Uniquely imprisoned, most Palestinians in Gaza cannot travel beyond the confines of the Strip, and in times of war escape is impossible. They live under siege - economic and armed - and yet so many remain courageous, outspoken and steadfast. Donald Macintyre lays bare Gaza's human tragedy and reveals how it became a crucible of conflict and a byword for suffering.
December 5, 2017 | Hardcover | ONEWorld Publications | 368 Pages |
$30.00
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GREEK WAY

Written by Hamilton, Edith
In The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton captures with "Homeric power and simplicity" (New York Times) the spirit of the golden age of Greece in the fifth century BC, the time of its highest achievements. She explores the Greek aesthetics of sculpture and writing and the lack of ornamentation in both.
July 25, 2017 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company |
$15.95
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60S: THE STORY OF A DECADE

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
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 assessments of the 1960s by some of today's finest writers.
July 11, 2017 | Paperback | Modern Library | 720 Pages |
$22.00
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GREAT QUAKE: HOW THE BIGGEST EARTHQUAKE IN NORTH AMERICA CHANGED OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PLANET

Written by Fountain, Henry
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice In the bestselling tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history -- the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega -- and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain h
August 8, 2017 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 288 Pages |
$28.00
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WOMEN WHO FLEW FOR HITLER: A TRUE STORY OF SOARING AMBITION AND SEARING RIVALRY

Written by Mulley, Clare
Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley's The Women Who Flew for Hitler--a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots.
July 18, 2017 | Hardcover | St. Martin's Press | 496 Pages |
$27.99
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HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS

Written by Vance, J D
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF 6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD You will not read a more important book about America this year.--The Economist
May 1, 2018 | Paperback | Harper Paperbacks | 288 Pages |
$16.99
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ASTOUNDING ATLAS OF ALTERED STATES: THE REAL STORIES OF STATES THAT NEVER CAME TO BE

Written by Trinklein, Michael
An Astounding Atlas of Altered States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams of states that came remarkably close to joining the union while others never had a chance.
July 1, 2017 | Hardcover | Chartwell Books | 160 Pages |
$14.99
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BARBARIANS

Written by Bogucki, Peter
We often think of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome as discrete incubators of Western culture, places where ideas about everything from government to art to philosophy were free to develop and then be distributed outward into the wider Mediterranean world. But as Peter Bogucki reminds us in this book, Greece and Rome did not develop in isolation.
July 15, 2017 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 208 Pages |
$25.00
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ORIGINS OF COOL IN POSTWAR AMERICA

Written by Dinerstein, Joel
Cool. It was a new word and a new way to be, and in a single generation, it became the supreme compliment of American culture. The Origins of Cool in Postwar America uncovers the hidden history of this concept and its new set of codes that came to define a global attitude and style.
May 17, 2017 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 541 Pages |
$40.00

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