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Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska
Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska
by Miranda Weiss
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"Miranda Weiss's Tide, Feather, Snow is beautifully poetic, her observations are expansive, and the pace and rhythm in which she writes are perfect.” — Lynne Cox, author of Grayson and Swimming to Antarctica "Tide, Feather, Snow is about... (read more)

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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
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Chris Hedges's writing and reportage is consistently trenchant and unequivocal, notable for its discerning examinations and penetrating insights. Joe Sacco's award-winning work as a cartoonist is as distinctive as it is compassionate. Combining the... (read more)

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Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
by Gary Kamiya
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Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site... (read more)

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The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960
The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960
by Douglas Brinkley
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In this fascinating follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley offers a riveting, expansive look at the past and present battle to preserve Alaskas wilderness. Brinkley explores the colorful... (read more)

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The San Francisco Cliff House
The San Francisco Cliff House
by Mary Germ Hountalas
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The shifting fortunes of San Franciscos legendary Cliff House, from raucous seaside roadhouse to fanciful Victorian palace to world-renowned urban destination, are celebrated in this comprehensive illustrated history. The story of San Franciscos Cliff... (read more)

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Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
by Edward P Kohn
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One of the worst natural disasters in American history, the 1896 New York heat wave killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days. The heat coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William... (read more)

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The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
by Robert Anasi
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A firsthand account of the swift transformation of Williamsburg, from factory backwater to artists district to trendy hub and high-rise colony      Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is now so synonymous with hipster culture and the very idea of... (read more)

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Quotable Rudy: Words of Insight, Savvy, and Survival by and about Rudy Giuliani, a Mayor for America
Quotable Rudy: Words of Insight, Savvy, and Survival by and about Rudy Giuliani, a Mayor for America
by Monte Carpenter
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Rudy Giuliani was named Time magazine's 2001 Person of the Year, and it's no wonder. He was the courageous and inspirational leader who emerged shaken but not deterred from the smoldering ruins left behind in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist... (read more)

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Summer at Tiffany
Summer at Tiffany
by Marjorie Hart
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New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson and her best friend, Marty Garrett, arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shopgirls. Turned away from the top department stores, they miraculously find jobs... (read more)

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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough
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This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nations history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the... (read more)

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The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food
The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food
by Mark Kurlansky
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From the New York Times bestselling author who "powerfully demonstrates the defining role food plays in history and culture" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). In the throes of the Great Depression, a make-work initiative for authors — called... (read more)

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Johnstown Flood (Touchstone Books)
Johnstown Flood (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough
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David McCullough is known to millions as the author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling books The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, and Mornings on Horseback, and as host of the popular PBS television series "Smithsonian World?' The... (read more)

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The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
by George Howe Colt
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In this intimate and poignant history of a sprawling century-old summer house on Cape Cod, George Howe Colt reveals not just one family's fascinating story but a vanishing way of life. Faced with the sale of the treasured house where he had spent forty... (read more)

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Hands in Harmony: Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia [With CD (Audio)]
Hands in Harmony: Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia [With CD (Audio)]
by Tim Barnwell
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Tim Barnwell's photography has documented the people of Appalachia for over three decades, capturing a way of life and work that has changed little in the past hundred years. Now with sensitivity and grace he honors the music and handcrafts of the region,... (read more)

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Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood
Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood
by Julia Scully
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When Julia Scully was seven years old, her father committed suicide, and she and her sister were sent to an orphanage.  Two years later, emotionally damaged by the isolation and brutality of the orphanage, the girls followed their mother... (read more)

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Blue Highways: A Journey Into America
Blue Highways: A Journey Into America
by William Least Heat-Moon
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New York Times Bestseller. "Better than Kerouac."--Chicago Sun-Times William Least Heat-Moon's journey into America began with little more than the need to put home behind him. At a turning point in his life, he packed up a van he called Ghost Dancing... (read more)

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Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone
Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone
by George Black
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“George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planets most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and youll never think of our first—in many ways our greatest—national park in the same way again.”... (read more)

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Going Rouge
Going Rouge
by Richard Kim
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The “Fox Mole”—whose dispatches for Gawker made headlines in Businessweek, The Hollywood Reporter, and even on The New York Times website—delivers a funny, opinionated memoir of his eight years at the unfair, unbalanced Fox News... (read more)

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Truck: A Love Story (P.S.)
Truck: A Love Story (P.S.)
by Michael Perry
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The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and...gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track. "All I wanted to do was fix my old... (read more)

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Custer
Custer
by Larry McMurtry
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In this lavishly illustrated volume, Larry McMurtry, the greatest chronicler of the American West, tackles for the first time one of the paramount figures of Western and American history. On June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer and his 7th... (read more)

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