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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
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Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them stick... (read more)

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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
by Steven Pinker
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Our conceptions of human nature affect everything aspect of our lives, from child-rearing to politics to morality to the arts. Yet many fear that scientific discoveries about innate patterns of thinking and feeling may be used to justify inequality, to... (read more)

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Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
by Daniel Ellsberg
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Daniel Ellsberg began his career as the coldest of cold warriors-a U. S. Marine company commander, a Pentagon analyst, and a staunch supporter of America's battle against Communist expansion. But in October 1969, Ellsberg-fully expecting to spend the... (read more)

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
by Nancy Milford
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A "New York Times" Notable Book, this landmark biography uncovers for the first time the dark side of Edna St. Vincent Millay, the most famous poet of the Jazz Age. Chosen by "Entertainment Weekly" as the #1 nonfiction book of the year.... (read more)

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The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy and Vice
The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy and Vice
by Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro
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THE MODERN GENTLEMAN is a visually stimulating, rib-tickling, thought-provoking sourcebook of manners and mischief for the 21st-century male. The book offers a panoramic snapshot of the gentleman: witty and poignant, traditional but spontaneous... (read more)

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Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy
Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy
by Andro Linklater
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Measuring America is the fascinating, provocative, and eye-opening story of why America has ended up with its unique system of weights and measures—the American Customary System, unlike any other in the world—and how this has... (read more)

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Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America
Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America
by Dan Savage
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In Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits.  Among them:... (read more)

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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2003
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2003
by Ken Park
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A perennial #1 New York Times Bestseller, with comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date information on every subject imaginable, right at your fingertips For 135 years, The World Almanac has remained the source of choice for people who want quick access... (read more)

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Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words
by Bill Bryson
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One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often... (read more)

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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
by Ben Mezrich
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It's Friday night and you're on a red-eye to the city of sin. Strapped to your chest is half a million dollars; in your overnight bag is another twenty-five thousand in blackjack chips; and your wallet holds ten fake IDs. As soon as you land in Las Vegas,... (read more)

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The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever
The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever
by John Feinstein
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John Feinstein tells the story of the 1977 fight which changed the lives of basketball players Rudy Tomjanovitch and Kermit Washington forever. Feinstein chronicles the "untold story", the drastic response of the NBA, the conspiracy theories about the... (read more)

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A Woman's Education
A Woman's Education
by Jill Ker Conway
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The Clitourist: A Guide to the Hottest Spots on Earth
The Clitourist: A Guide to the Hottest Spots on Earth
by Karen Salmansohn
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A guide to one of the hottest spots on earth. A unique and revolutionary book that's also hilarious.... (read more)

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Amy's Answering Machine: Messages from Mom
Amy's Answering Machine: Messages from Mom
by Amy Borkowsky
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Does your mother call you in a panic when she hears a storm warning for your area? Does she act as though it's her duty to alert you to every health story she hears on the news? Have you ever been briefly out of contact with your mother only to find she... (read more)

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Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
by Stefan Fatsis
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In 2001, Stefan Fatsis introduced readers to the underground world of competitive SCRABBLE, and the colorful characters for whom the game is life. Now, in a brand new preface and afterword, the author returns to this fascinating and diverse subculture... (read more)

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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
by Sarah Vowell
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In The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell -- widely hailed for her inimitable... (read more)

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The Last Commissioner: A Baseball Valentine
The Last Commissioner: A Baseball Valentine
by Fay Vincent
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Bob Costas author of Fair Ball Fay Vincent's insights on baseball issues are of course valuable, but as these pages reveal, what Vincent himself valued most about the game was the people he encountered within it. Vincent is an estimable man whose... (read more)

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Total Baseball 7TH Edition
Total Baseball 7TH Edition
by John Thorn
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Since making its debut in 1989, Total Baseball has established itself as the most comprehensive and authoritative source for information on the sport. In its 2,500 pages, Total Baseball features the career record of every player in major league history... (read more)

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Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
by Olivia Judson
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