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War

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WAR By Sebastian Junger Cover Image
$17.99
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


Young Romantics The Shelleys, Byron, and Other Tangled Lives

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Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron, and Other Tangled Lives By Daisy Hay Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374532932
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 29th, 2011

Drawing upon documents found as recently as 1991, Hay describes in deeply satisfying detail the emotional and commercial interconnectedness of a group of talented young  people, whose philosophical and political beliefs brought them together when all were well under 30. Her use of their extensive correspondence is so successful one feels one is overhearing their conversations at breakfast. The later fabrications and exaggerations of some of the principle players are stripped away, and we learn not only the real story, but the motivations for invention.

Joan


Remembering the Music Forgetting the Words

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Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia By Kate Whouley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807003190
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.

Dale


The Great Silence

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The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age By Juliet Nicolson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802145406
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Published: Grove Press - June 14th, 2011

Those interested in World War I and its aftermath will find Juliet Nicolson’s study of the years right after the war to be enlightening, engaging and all too often disheartening.  Great Britain suffered from a lack of collective confidence, as well as having the resources to rebound and move past the horrors of the war years.  Written in concise, but vivid prose, Nicolson paints a time of haunting history.

Nathan


Which Comes First Cardio or Weights

Hutchinson has combed through all the current scientific research in exercise physiology and in breezy, easy-to-digest chapters answers many of the common questions and dispels many myths about exercise and fitness. His book is filled with practical advice whether you’re just looking to lose weight and increase general fitness or looking for an edge in athletic competition.

Dale


The Most Beautiful Walk In the World

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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris By John Baxter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061998546
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 24th, 2011

If you can't be in Paris this summer sit back and enjoy John Baxter's delightful ramblings about the city he loves and knows. He guides us through the streets of Paris lovingly describing where artistes and writers lived and their favorite watering holes. Baxter also takes us down the lesser known historic streets, but also fascinating parts of the city.  Paris is a city designed for walkers and his comparison to Los Angeles is poignant.  After you've read  this little gem of a book  put it on the bedside table in your guest room and let your friends and family fall asleep dreaming about Paris.

Jane D.


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