Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a... (read more)
"Powerful" (New Yorker), "extraordinary" (New York Times Book Review), and "brilliant" (Entertainment Weekly) you won't be able to put down this new novel by the award-winning bestselling author of The Impressionist. Critics have compared him to... (read more)
Sam Kean proves that chemistry makes for great storytelling with this entertaining look at the human stories behind the elements found in the periodic table. A delightful history of science, The Disappearing Spoon makes for both an engaging and... (read more)
Robert S. Cortright
A remarkable gallery of lavish photographs which elevate bridges from pieces of the roadway to pieces of art.
With 306 colorful pictures from 28 countries across 6 continents, Cortright awakens the eye and mind to the beauty of bridges.
These are... (read more)
From an after-work ride through Portland's neighborhood streets or a family cycle along the flat Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, to a multi-day tour in the salty breezes of the Oregon coast if you're seeking the best road biking the state has to offer,... (read more)
Carey H Cash
On April 10th, 2003, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, faced with the task of seizing the presidential palace in downtown Baghdad, ran headlong into what Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North called, the worst day of fighting for U.S. Marines. Hiding in... (read more)
9781400068319|excerpt Sittenfeld / SISTERLAND Chapter 1 September 2009 St. Louis, Missouri The shaking started around three in the morning, and it happened that I was already awake because I’d nursed Owen at two and then, instead of going back to... (read more)
Every January 1, a quirky crowd storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year—a grand, expensive, and occasionally vicious 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would... (read more)