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ISBN: 9780399563331
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Published: Penguin Press - January 23rd, 2018


Winter, the second book in the Seasons Quartet, continues in the same vein as Autumn with vignettes about items, events, and people Knausgaard encounters in the season. I found the essays in turns funny, endearing, and haunting. A few of my favorite essays are "Winter Sounds", "Guests", and "Winter Boots".


Bygone Badass Broads

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By Mackenzi Lee, Petra Eriksson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419729256
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Published: Abrams Image - March 13th, 2018


Celebrate women's history month with this hilarious & inspiring collection of women! From warriors to scientists, business moguls to revolutionaries, this book brings to light the massive impact women have had on a history that has largely written them out. Plus, the illustrations are GORGEOUS!


Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

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ISBN: 9780345408778
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Published: Random House Trade - September 18th, 2012


Helen Mirren will soon star as the great lady, but the whole astonishing story is here. A 14 year old girl from minor German nobility is picked to marry the grandson of Peter the Great. Through improbable twists and turns, she uses dazzling intellect and political savvy to embody and lead Russia. This historical telling is a satisfying wow, from Pulitzer prize winning author, Robert Massie.


They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

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ISBN: 9781937512651
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017

Like the music he writes about, Hanif Abdurraqib's essay collection is by turns novel and nostalgic, euphoric and poignant, contemplative and raw. A moving examination of the way pop culture ties into the current state of our nation--and how it affects us on a personal level.




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ISBN: 9780544435247
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 3rd, 2017

This is not a book about boxing, although if you are not a boxing enthusiast you will certainly learn a lot about the sport. It is much more a book about one of the most outsized personalities of the 60s,about race relations and politics and Vietnam, and about how Cassius Clay went from being a poor kid in Louisville to "The Champ" and "The Greatest". A very compelling read, and worth all the pages.


The Man Without a Face

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ISBN: 9781594486517
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

After living in the center of Moscow during the 2012 presidential election, I thought I knew just about everything there was to know about Putin's election and his initial rise to power. I was amazed after reading Masha's brilliant reporting of just how much was going on behind the scenes. This scathing book doesn't pull any punches and anyone who follows current events should give it a read.



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By Paul Hawken (Editor), Tom Steyer (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143130444
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Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

Drawdown is a refreshingly optimistic and welcome book that shows the current processes and technologies we can use in concert to not only slow but actually reduce greenhouse gases in the near future to solve the crisis of global climate change.




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