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The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
by Steven Watts
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Watts (history, U. of Missouri) sees in Ford's life one of the great stories, and one of the great mysteries, of modern American history. The crotchety automaker was loved by everyday citizens; listened to by Lenin, Hitler, and Woodrow Wilson; and... (read more)

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Gone to New York: Adventures in the City
Gone to New York: Adventures in the City
by Ian Frazier
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Welcome to Ian Frazier's New York, where every block is an event, and where the denizens are larger than life. Meet landlord extraordinaire Zvi Hugo Segal, and the man who scaled the World Trade Center. Learn the location of Manhattan's antipodes... (read more)

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The Inheritance of Loss
The Inheritance of Loss
by Kiran Desai
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“If book reviews just cut to the chase, this one would simply read: This is a terrific novel! Read it!” –Ann Harleman, The Boston Globe “One of the most impressive novels in English of the past year, and I predict youll read it…... (read more)

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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
by Nicholas Ostler
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“[A] wide-ranging history of the worlds languages... [Ostler] brilliantly raises questions and supplies answers or theories.” Washington... (read more)

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Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion
Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion
by Bruce Feiler
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From the beginning of pre-history, human cultures have rooted sacred stories in actual landscapes, a legacy that becomes increasingly untenable as ballooning populations find it difficult to share their sacred places. Nowhere is this trend more evident... (read more)

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Desertion
Desertion
by Abdulrazak Gurnah
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“An admirable achievement. . . . A serious inquiry into the nature of love, race and empire.” -San Francisco Chronicle “Affecting. . . . Gurnah perfectly renders the breathless exhilaration of first love and his characters-pulled from a... (read more)

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The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa
The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa
by Michael Kimmelman
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A New York Times bestsellerand#151;a dazzling and inspirational survey of how art can be found and appreciated in everyday life Michael Kimmelman, the prominent New York Times writer and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, is known as... (read more)

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Peony in Love
Peony in Love
by Lisa See
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Lisa See aptly follows her blockbuster novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, with a lovely book that immerses the reader deep into 17th-century Chinese culture. Part love story, part ghost story, part historical fiction; See hangs the bones of her story... (read more)

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Kay Fanning's Alaska Story
Kay Fanning's Alaska Story
by Kay Fanning
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Kay Woodruff Field, 38, an ex-debutante once called "the Grace Kelly of Chicago," loaded her three children into a battered station wagon and headed north to Alaska in 1965 after her divorce. Looking for a new life, she found it at the... (read more)

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Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn
Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn
by William J Mann
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year   One of Publishers Weekly's 100 Best Books of the Year Katharine Hepburn was her own creation--an ambitious, vulnerable woman who charmed the public with the image of an East Coast aristocrat... (read more)

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The Reagan Diaries
The Reagan Diaries
by Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States.... (read more)

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Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
by John Grogan
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“[Marley and Me] rises above some others of its topic thanks to Grogans healthy dose of self-deprecating humor.” MSNBC... (read more)

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Knots
Knots
by Nuruddin Farah
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From the internationally revered author of Links comes "a beautiful, hopeful novel about one woman's return to war-ravaged Mogadishu" (Time) Called "one of the most sophisticated voices in modern fiction" (The New York Review of Books), Nuruddin Farah is... (read more)

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Garden of the Finzi-continis (05 Edition)
Garden of the Finzi-continis (05 Edition)
by Giorgio Bassani
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Q & A
Q & A
by Vikas Swarup
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"Swarup is an accomplished storyteller, and Q & A has all the immediacy and impact of an oral account." -- Daily Mail... (read more)

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Ines of My Soul: A Novel
Ines of My Soul: A Novel
by Isabel Allende
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“Vivid…Allendes reach is broad…Allende succeeds in resurrecting a woman from history and endowing her with the gravitas of a hero.” New York Times Book... (read more)

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My Father the Spy: An Investigative Memoir
My Father the Spy: An Investigative Memoir
by John H Richardson
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A passionately researched and engaging memoir...poignantly distanced. New York Times Book... (read more)

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Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power
Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power
by Richard Carwardine
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Carwardine (American history, Oxford U.) received the Lincoln Award--the first British scholar to do so--for this biography, originally published in 2003 by Pearson/Longman. Half of it addresses Lincoln's (1809-65) career and the roots of his... (read more)

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Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager
Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager
by Buzz Bissinger
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Three Nights in August captures the strategic and emotional complexities of baseball's quintessential form, the three-game series. As the St. Louis Cardinals battle their archrival Chicago Cubs, we watch from the dugout through the eyes of legendary... (read more)

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Invisible Listeners: Lyric Intimacy in Herbert, Whitman, & Ashbery
Invisible Listeners: Lyric Intimacy in Herbert, Whitman, & Ashbery
by Helen Henne Vendler
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When a poet addresses a living person--whether friend or enemy, lover or sister--we recognize the expression of intimacy. But what impels poets to leap across time and space to speak to invisible listeners, seeking an ideal intimacy--George Herbert with... (read more)

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