Non-fiction

Putin Country

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Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374247720
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 15th, 2016

For over 20 years  former NPR reporter Anne Garrels has been visiting the once closed city of Chelyabinsk, 1000 miles east of Moscow. She portrays an uncommon view of Russia outside the capital, explaining both Putin’s current popularity and exposing the endemic corruption keeping him in power and impeding Russia’s development.

 

Dale

 


My Year of Running Dangerously

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My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, a Daughter, and a Ridiculous Plan Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780399175473
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Published: Blue Rider Press - October 6th, 2015

One man's (somewhat) harebrained decision to train for a marathon with his 18-year-old daughter results in a rekindled love for his family, running, and life. Foreman's prose is light hearted, funny, and informative. It's almost enough to make me want to get back on the trail myself!

Rebecca

 


The Penny Poet of Portsmouth

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The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781619027121
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 15th, 2016

The late Robert Dunn was, as noted by a friend, someone who “rested lightly on the earth”. With her evocative, intimate, and strongly affecting memoir, Katherine Towler captures the unique and unorthodox character of the poet who remained mysterious to many of us who were lucky to make his acquaintance.

 

Dale

 


Radioactive

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Radioactive!: How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616204150
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 5th, 2016

Irene Joliot-Curie and Lise Meitner were early 20th-century physicists, both brilliant women in a field full of brilliant men. They balanced their personal lives with groundbreaking research that led to the development of nuclear weapons.

Sarah

 


The First Step

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The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial Cover Image
By Susan E. Goodman, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780802737397
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - January 5th, 2016

In 1847, Sara Roberts was told she could not attend the Otis School – it was for white children only.Her family fought for change.  Roberts vs City of Boston was the first case challenging segregated schools in America.  It was the first time an African American lawyer argued in a supreme court.  It was the first steps leading to equality under the law in the US.

Robert

 


Great Soul of Siberia

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Great Soul of Siberia: Passion, Obsession, and One Man's Quest for the World's Most Elusive Tiger Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781771641135
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Published: Greystone Books - November 10th, 2015

Sooyong Park has spent 20 years documenting on film the lives of generations of endangered Siberian Tigers, enduring incredible physical hardship spending many solitary months in bunker blinds in subfreezing temperatures. His patient, tender, and close observations are rendered in vivid prose resulting in a magical book that will nearly break your heart.

Dale

 


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