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Godine at Fifty

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Godine at Fifty: A Retrospective of Five Decades in the Life of an Independent Publisher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781567926767
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - December 14th, 2021

One of the distinct pleasures of working in the book business over the many years of my career has been those times I spent perusing the catalogs of David R. Godine and sometimes meeting in a sales call with the man himself. A pleasure because Godine’s offerings were always out of the ordinary and the catalogs themselves were as carefully produced as you knew the books would be. I own many and have sold most of the books described in this celebration. It is a delight to read the backstory of the publishing of not only my favorites but also those I have yet to read and no doubt now will want to.

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The Cause

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The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631498985
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Published: Liveright - September 21st, 2021

Ellis, in his new one-volume history skillfully manages the large cast of characters and the diplomatic, political and military aspects to tell a compelling story of the American revolution. Informed by a consensus of current scholarship it is both elegantly written and entertaining.

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The Afghanistan Papers

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ISBN: 9781982159009
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 31st, 2021

The Pentagon Papers is the obvious inspiration for Whitlock’s title. At first, I was suspect as the length of the book seemed to indicate it was not as encompassing an examination of U.S. involvement in its longest war as it’s model. The Afghanistan Papers, however, brings to light decades of interviews with the actual boots on the ground through the military’s own “Lessons Learned” project. What is compelling clear is that the U.S. took almost nothing from the lessons of our involvement in Vietnam. Once again, year after year, the top brass and our politicians lied about the progress being made in yet another unwinnable war without a clear strategy in a country we never made the effort to understand. Read this book to find out why what is happening in Afghanistan today is not in the least surprising and long ago foreseen.

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Unsolaced

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ISBN: 9780307911797
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Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

 

Very much a bookend to her first book, the 1985 memoir Solace of Open Spaces set in Wyoming where she came to make her home, Ehrlich’s new work is much darker for she’s witness to the calamitous effects of climate change on the distant places and people she’s come to love over the past decades, from Greenland to Japan to Africa. In the end it’s a book not without hope as it is also a story of resilience , renewal, and once again, love.

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Legends of a Common Stream

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ISBN: 9781625345813
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Published: Bright Leaf - April 30th, 2021

 

Mitchell returns to Beaver Brook and the environs of Scratch Flat, the setting for several of his earlier, perhaps best-known works, musing about the myths and legends from a wide range of global traditions that have connected peoples with the land. In passages of pure poetry he once again shows us we need look no further than our own backyard to rekindle that relationship with the natural world.

 

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The Bookseller of Florence

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The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802158529
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 13th, 2021

Equally as important in the development of Western culture as the explosion of creativity in the visual arts based on ancient models we now call the Renaissance, was a similar rediscovery and dissemination of classical knowledge in the literary arts. Rich in detail of the political, religious, and commercial culture of this time, King focuses on the story of Vespasiano da Bisticci, essential to the creation of this new book culture in Florence as both producer of finely bound manuscripts and bookseller to the patrons of some of the greatest libraries of the day, whose career apex coincides with the development of the printed book that forever changed how knowledge spread across the world.

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Endpapers

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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802158253
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 2nd, 2021

Endpapers is a thoroughly captivating book that at first seems to be a family
memoir but is really an extraordinary look at the intellectual milieu of 20th
century German literary culture and its collision with the historical upheavals of the first half of the century. Wolff continues the story postwar delving into the complexities of how those upheavals play out in the dynamics of his own family.

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A Year in Nature

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ISBN: 9781733653435
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Published: Green Writers Press - May 7th, 2020

 

Cambridge resident Clare Walker Leslie’s latest book is a selection from the nature journals she has kept for many years arranged to follow our year-long journey around our Sun. With her keen eye for observation and delightful sketches and watercolors she inspires us to slow down enough to savor the world around us.

 

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Between the Rocks and the Stars

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Between the Rocks and the Stars: Narratives in Natural History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826522757
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Published: Vanderbilt University Press - April 15th, 2020

Daubert’s new book is a collection of wonders. Each short chapter details the extraordinarily complex web of connections all forms of life have evolved to sustain themselves and reproduce, each more incredible than the next.

 

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