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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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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little... (read more)

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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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Finding Florida
Finding Florida
by T. D. Allman
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Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year Over the centuries, Florida has been many things: an unconquered realm protected by geography, a wilderness that ruined Spanish conquistadors, “gods waiting... (read more)

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The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
by H W Brands
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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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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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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
by Chris Hedges
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Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com and the Washington Post Three years ago, Pulitzer Prizeand#150;winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America... (read more)

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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
by Bill Bryson
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Following an urge to rediscover his youth, Bill Bryson left his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that would take him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a notebook. With a razor wit and a kind heart, Bryson serves up a colorful tale of... (read more)

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The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
by Thom Hatch
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The Old West was coming to an end. Two legendary outlaws refused to go with it.   As leaders of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid executed the most daring bank and train robberies of their day. For several years at the end of 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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Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes “When we eat, we travel.” Thus begins this irresistible tour of the cuisines of the world, revealing what people eat and why... (read more)

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Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now
Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now
by C. B. Bernard
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Alaska looms as a mythical, savage place, part nature preserve, part theme park, too vast to understand fully. Which is why C.B. Bernard lashed his canoe to his truck and traded the comforts of the Lower 48 for a remote island and a career as a reporter.... (read more)

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Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier
Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier
by Emily Brady
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Like in Deborah Feldman's Unorthodox and Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief, journalist Emily Brady journeys into a unique, secretive subculture — a place that marijuana built. Say the words "Humboldt County" to a stranger and you might receive a... (read more)

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North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters
North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters
by Sig Hansen
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New York Times bestseller “A chronicle that reads like a collection of your crazy buddy's bar stories about his crazier old man.” -Outside Magazine The action of the hit Discovery Channel series DEADLIEST CATCH combines with the personal... (read more)

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Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City (Columbia History of Urban Life)
Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City (Columbia History of Urban Life)
by Jonathan Soffer
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In 1978, Ed Koch assumed control of a city plagued by filth, crime, bankruptcy, and racial tensions. By the end of his mayoral run in 1989 and despite the Wall Street crash of 1987, his administration had begun rebuilding neighborhoods and infrastructure.... (read more)

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Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy
Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy
by Sudhir Venkatesh
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New York is a city of highs and lows, where wealthy elites share the streets with desperate immigrants and destitute locals. Bridging this economic divide is New York's underground economy, the invisible network of illicit transactions between rich and... (read more)

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The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York
The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York
by Jacquelin Cangro
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Some seven million people board the New York City subway every day, each one with a story to tell. The Subway Chronicles collects twenty-seven of the tales, dramas and comedies that unfold during the daily commute. From the “mole people&rdquo... (read more)

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The New Mind of the South
The New Mind of the South
by Tracy Thompson
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Investigative journalist Tracy Thompson spent years traveling throughout the South and discovered a place both amazingly similar to and radically different from the land she knew as a child. African Americans who left en masse for much of the twentieth... (read more)

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