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Travels with Epicurus

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143121930
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Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”
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The Mortal Sea

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The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674047655
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Published: Belknap Press - October 8th, 2012

Closely examining detailed records from explorer’s diaries to fisherman’s logs and government reports, Bolster has assembled a comprehensive environmental history of the devastating human impact on life in the North Atlantic. He shows definitively the present crisis in the fishery is the legacy of continual overfishing during the past five hundred years. This book is a major contribution to both coastal marine studies and American history.
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The Oath

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The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385527200
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 18th, 2012

Toobin continues his behind the scenes look at the contemporary Supreme Court begun in his earlier book, The Nine. In The Oath,Toobin, with his insider access, looks at the personalities as well as the political and judicial philosophies of the current Robert’s court which seems intent on overturning decades of precedents to further an ultra-conservative ideology.


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Things That Are

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313348
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 19th, 2012

I haven’t seen such imagination and magical use of language in nature writing since I first read Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Spend some time with Amy Leach and your perception of the world will inevitably be altered.


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The Man Who Planted Trees

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The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781400069064
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - April 17th, 2012

After a near-death experience David Milarch has made his life’s work the propagation by cloning of the world’s Champion trees in hopes of protecting both those species and the planet itself. One can remain skeptical of Milarch’s mystical experiences yet be fascinated by the new research Robbins reports regarding the amazing effects trees have on their local ecosystems and that of the entire planet.

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Stasiland by Anna Funder

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Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062077325
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 20th, 2011

Seven
years after the fall of the Wall in 1989, Funder travels to the former
East Germany to interview both the victims and the victimizers of the
world’s once most notorious police states. Originally published abroad
in 2003 and now seeing its first U.S. publication, the personal stories
she relates of courage, heartbreak, and the sometime absurdities of life
in GDR are still powerful and compelling.Dale


1493

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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307265722
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 9th, 2011

Charles Mann has done it again. Like his previous book, 1491, Mann synthesizes current historical scholarship and gives us a radically new and fascinating interpretation of the enormous, world-wide changes brought about with the European discovery of the New World, known as the Columbian Exchange.

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War

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War Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780446556224
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Published: Twelve - May 17th, 2011

Sebastian
Junger spent over a year with a platoon in the Korengal Valley in
Afghanistan to document what the experience of war feels like for
today’s front-line soldiers. This book and the documentary film Restrepo
he made with Tim Hetherington are the result. Junger’s book is both
powerful and profound and filled with insights as to how men respond to
and are affected by combat.Dale


Remembering the Music Forgetting the Words

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Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807003190
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Published: Beacon Press - September 6th, 2011

An intimate, humorous, sensitive and ultimately humane portrait of a complex mother-daughter relationship reckoning with the travails of Alzheimer’s. Full of warmth and insight, I’m grateful to learn from Whouley how one might cope with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and the support systems available to caregivers.

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