Kate Moore & Nathalia Holt

The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

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ISBN: 9781492649359
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 18th, 2017

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316338905
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 17th, 2017

Susan Maycock & Charles Sullivan, Building Old Cambridge

Old Cambridge is the traditional name of the once-isolated community that grew up around the early settlement of Newtowne, which served briefly as the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and then became the site of Harvard College. This abundantly illustrated volume from the Cambridge Historical Commission traces the development of the neighborhood as it became a suburban community and bustling intersection of town and gown.

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ISBN: 9780262034807
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Published: Mit Press - November 4th, 2016

Robert Finch, The Outer Beach

Those who have encountered Cape Cod or merely dipped into an account of its rich history know that it is a singular place. Robert Finch writes of its beaches: No other place I know sears the heart with such a constant juxtaposition of pleasure and pain, of beauty being born and destroyed in the same moment.

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ISBN: 9780393081305
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 9th, 2017

Kristie Middleton, MeatLess

Countless people are now cutting back on meat by enjoying more plant-based meals-to look and feel better, have a lighter eco-footprint, or to help animals. If you want to eat less meat and dairy without giving them up entirely, MeatLess offers concrete rationale and easy steps for reducing animal products.

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ISBN: 9780738219776
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - March 7th, 2017

Richard Schweid, Invisible Nation

More than 2.5 million children are homeless in the United States every year. In every state, children are living packed in with relatives, or in cars, or motel rooms, or emergency shelters, the only constant being too many people in too little space. In a vividly-written narrative, experienced journalist Richard Schweid takes us on a spirited journey through this "invisible nation," giving us front-row dispatches.

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ISBN: 9780520292673
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Published: University of California Press - October 25th, 2016

Rick Beyer, Rivals Unto Death

From the bestselling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series, the epic history of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry. 

The day was hot and sticky. The man in the rowboat was an impetuous hothead. His row across the choppy Hudson that morning led to a confrontation that has burned bright in the American mind for more than two hundred years. 

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ISBN: 9780316504973
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Published: Hachette Books - February 21st, 2017

Edmund Gordon & Steve Himmer

Widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century, Angela Carter's work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastical and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range. 

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ISBN: 9780190626846
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2017

Howard Mansfield, Sheds

A shed is the shortest line between need and shelter, writes Howard Mansfield. Drawing on material from his recent book Dwelling in Possibility, Mansfield explores the different types of sheds found around New England and beyond: covered bridges, barns, worksheds, worship sheds (meeting houses), extended farmhouses, bob houses for ice fishing.

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ISBN: 9780872331860
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Published: Bauhan Pub - August 2nd, 2016

Tom Nealon, Food Fights and Culture Wars

In this eclectic book of food history, Tom Nealon takes on such overlooked themes as carp and the Crusades, brown sauce and Byron, and chillies and cannibalism, and suggests that hunger and taste are the twin forces that secretly defined the course of civilization. Through war and plague, revolution and migration, people have always had to eat. What and how they ate provoked culinary upheaval around the world as ingredients were traded and fought over, and populations desperately walked the line between satiety and starvation.

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ISBN: 9781468314410
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Published: Overlook Press - March 14th, 2017


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