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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
by John M Barry
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"An account of the Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America. When the river flooded, it was possible to travel in a boat, east to west in the South, two hundred miles. The book is an account of how engineers had tried to control the... (read more)

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Wildmen, Wobblies & Whistle Punks: Stewart Holbrook's Lowbrow Northwest (Northwest Reprints)
Wildmen, Wobblies & Whistle Punks: Stewart Holbrook's Lowbrow Northwest (Northwest Reprints)
by Stewart Hall Holbrook
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The great Stewart Holbrook was a storytelling titan and remains one of the most important writers in Pacific Northwest history. Wildmen, Wobblies and Whistle Punks is a career-spanning collection of over two dozen pieces set mostly in Holbrook's beloved... (read more)

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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
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I read Winterdance while camping in the mountains of eastern Oregon when it was cold, very cold (though I was snug and warm in my sleeping bag), but I was glad to not be experiencing the Arctic climes in the book. Gary Paulsen describes cold and snow the... (read more)

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson has tackled the Appalachian Trail, troublesome words, Captain James Cook, and repatriation. After the entertaining (and just slightly ambitious) Short History of Nearly Everything, he turns the spotlight back on himself. "This is a book 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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The National Parks: America's Best Idea
The National Parks: America's Best Idea
by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
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The dazzling companion volume to the acclaimed Ken Burns documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea chronicles the fascinating history of the world-renowned United States National Park system. Four hundred pages of richly composed text by... (read more)

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
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There is nothing on this planet that Bryson cannot make fascinating. In his hands, exploring the minutiae of his house becomes an adventure. (Granted, his house is a Victorian vicarage in Norfolk, England.) At Home is a joyful, chatty dip into the... (read more)

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Holy Land : a Suburban Memoir (96 Edition)
Holy Land : a Suburban Memoir (96 Edition)
by D.j. Waldie
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While most memoirs explore the intricacies of the self, Holy Land indulges in a different kind of exploration — one specifically tied to place. D. J. Waldie grew up in the '50s in Lakewood, California — a sprawling planned community that... (read more)

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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower, has written a gripping history of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Cinematic in scope and deft in characterization, The Last Stand captures a defining moment in our nation's past. It's history at its finest.... (read more)

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Zeitoun
Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
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Dave Eggers wowed even his most ardent skeptics with What Is the What, the "autobiography" of a Sudanese immigrant that Eggers wrote based on interviews with Valentino Achak Deng. Now Eggers is back with Zeitoun, which examines the disappearance of a... (read more)

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The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
by Mark Kurlansky
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Mark Kurlansky is King of the microhistory. Much like his previous books  Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World and Salt: A World History, The Big Oyster goes way beyond the usual scope of food history, this time detailing the oyster's... (read more)

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Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (C. AD 2009) in a Large City
Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (C. AD 2009) in a Large City
by Choire Sicha
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In Very Recent History, Choire Sicha, two-time editor of Gawker and cofounder of The Awl, manages to do three seemingly disparate things at once. First, he's written a kind of guide to our times for a visitor from far in the future. Our everyday life has... (read more)

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United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement
United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement
by Kurt B. Reighley
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If you make your own bitters, dream of owning some chickens, and know what it means to "put up" food, odds are you'll fall in love with Kurt B. Reighley's field guide to the new American roots movement. Covering music, fashion, grooming (welcome back... (read more)

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You Can't Win
You Can't Win
by Jack Black
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Train hopping, diamond heists, safe cracking, jailbreaks, hobo conventions, opium dens, and murder are littered throughout these pages. Jack Black recounts his stories of organized and honorable thievery in the waning years of the Wild West with such a... (read more)

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The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
by Howard Blum
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Not to be missed by fans of history, Blum's tale of the Klondike Gold Rush reads like the best fiction. A lively narrative populated with a colorful cast of characters, the allure of Alaska and her gold comes across as a wild adventure story that offers... (read more)

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97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
by Jane Ziegelman
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I love looking at history through the telescope of a particular subject, in this case, the food of New York immigrants at the turn of the century. Not so very long ago, our hot dogs, bagels, and lasagna were exotic introductions to this country... (read more)

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Holding on
Holding on
by David Isay
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I've bought Holding On for at least five people, one of whom read a chapter each night before she went to bed. She called it a book of common prayer, which it is. It's a collection of short pieces by David Isay (of Sound Portraits Productions, www... (read more)

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Braving Home: Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales
Braving Home: Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales
by Jake Halpern
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Ever ride out a hurricane? Or two? Cub reporter Jake Halpern was dubbed the "Bad Home Correspondent" after exploring some of the worst places to live in America. With thoughtful insight and integrity, Halpern opens the door to wild locations (from an... (read more)

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The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
by John Tayman
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A fascinating work of history about a cruel response to a misunderstood disease, The Colony vividly recounts the saga of the leprosy colony on Molokai and the community once forcibly interred there. Tayman crafts a gripping, and at times horrifying... (read more)

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The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
by John Tayman
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A fascinating work of history about a cruel response to a misunderstood disease, The Colony vividly recounts the saga of the leprosy colony on Molokai and the community once forcibly interred there. Tayman crafts a gripping, and at times horrifying... (read more)

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