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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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SPQR

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780871404237
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - November 9th, 2015

Informed by the many new discoveries and interpretations of contemporary scholarship, yet eminently readable and conversational in tone, Beard engagingly reexamines what we know of ancient Roman history, in process revising many myths of its thousand year span.

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SPQR

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780871404237
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - November 9th, 2015

Informed by the many new discoveries and interpretations of contemporary scholarship, yet eminently readable and conversational in tone, Beard engagingly reexamines what we know of ancient Roman history, in process revising many myths of its thousand year span.

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FULL CATASTROPHE

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The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385346481
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 2nd, 2015

An anecdotal look at what’s going on behind the headlines currently in Greece with all its paradoxes and contradictions, told by a journalist who has real affection for the country and its people.

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NAGASAKI: LIFE AFTER NUCLEAR WAR

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Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780670025626
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Published: Viking - July 28th, 2015

Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the bombing, like John

Hershey’s much earlier book, Hiroshima, Southard brings us the horrific

story of that day and the years that followed  through the detailed, first-person

accounts of five survivors.

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THE PRINCE OF LOS COCUYOS

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The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062313775
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Published: Ecco - June 23rd, 2015

The inaugural poet Blanco’s memoir of his childhood in Miami is both a quintessentially American immigrant family story and his own singular story of his awakening to his identity as a young gay man. Warm, tenderhearted, and often hilarious, Blanco captures the unique essence of the Cuban exile community in which he grew up.

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The Soul of an Octopus

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781451697711
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

So much more of our planet is covered by salt water it should be called Ocean, not Earth. By far the biota of the sea is greater than of land yet much remains unknown about life under the waves.  In a book that’s a delight to read Montgomery introduces us to the remarkable octopus, not the monster of the deep to be feared, but a wondrously intelligent, fascinating creature with real personality.

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THE NARROW EDGE

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The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300185195
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Published: Yale University Press - April 28th, 2015

Deborah Cramer has literally traveled the length of the globe following the odyssey of the red knot, a medium size shorebird that amazingly annually migrates from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego and back. While prodigiously researched, Cramer gives us a very personal, closeup look at the fragility of our increasingly threatened coastal ecosystem.

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