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Product Description: The untold story of Blanche Knopf, the singular woman who helped define American literatureLeft off her company’s fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as “the soul of the firm,” Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A...read more

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9780374114251 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 12, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The untold story of Blanche Knopf, the singular woman who helped define American literatureLeft off her company’s fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as “the soul of the firm,” Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A.

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9780374536763 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 21, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The untold story of Blanche Knopf, the singular woman who helped define American literatureLeft off her company’s fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as “the soul of the firm,” Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A.

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Product Description: Ned Sublette traces an arc of his own experience, from the white supremacy of segregated 1950s Louisiana through the funky year of 2004–2005. By turns irreverent, joyous, darkly comic, passionate, and polemical, he juxtaposes the city’s crowded calendar of parties, festivals, and parades with the murderousness of its poverty and its legacy of racism...read more

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9781556528248 | 1 edition (Chicago Review Pr, September 1, 2009), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: With a style the Los Angeles Times calls as “vivid and fast-moving as the music he loves,” Ned Sublette’s powerful new book drives the reader through the potholed, sinking streets of the United States’s least-typical city.

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9781613736746 | Reprint edition (Chicago Review Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Ned Sublette traces an arc of his own experience, from the white supremacy of segregated 1950s Louisiana through the funky year of 2004–2005.

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9781569763216 | Lawrence Hill Books, September 1, 2009, cover price $22.95

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Product Description: The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children’s classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret’s books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children’s book publishing revolution...read more

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9781250065360 | Flatiron Books, January 10, 2017, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children’s classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown.

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Product Description: The complete essays and journalistic works of George Plimpton, prefaced by Plimpton himself, is the best way to rediscover one of the great voices of American New Journalism. Especially renowned for his sports reporting and “participatory journalism,” he brought readers onto the field and into the ring...read more

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9788494403347, titled "El hombre que estuvo allí: Lo Mejor De George Plimpton" | Contra, January 1, 2017, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The complete essays and journalistic works of George Plimpton, prefaced by Plimpton himself, is the best way to rediscover one of the great voices of American New Journalism.

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Product Description: After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. He shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado...read more

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9788416213542, titled "Pequeño fracaso" | Libros Del Asteroide, January 1, 2017, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far.

Hunter S. Thompson, “smart hillbilly,” boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for Time, writer for The National Observer, et cetera. From the outset he was the Wild Man of American journalism with a journalistic appetite that touched on subjects that drove his sense of justice and intrigue, from biker gangs and 1960s counterculture to presidential campaigns and psychedelic drugs. He lived larger than life and pulled it up around him in a mad effort to make it as electric, anger-ridden, and drug-fueled as possible.  Now Juan Thompson tells the story of his father and of their getting to know each other during their forty-one fraught years together. He writes of the many dark times, of how far they ricocheted away from each other, and of how they found their way back before it was too late. He writes of growing up in an old farmhouse in a narrow mountain valley outside of Aspen—Woody Creek, Colorado, a ranching community with Hereford cattle and clover fields . . . of the presence of guns in the house, the boxes of ammo on the kitchen shelves behind the glass doors of the country cabinets, where others might have placed china and knickknacks . . . of climbing on the back of Hunter’s Bultaco Matador trail motorcycle as a young boy, and father and son roaring up the dirt road, trailing a cloud of dust . . . of being taken to bars in town as a small boy, Hunter holding court while Juan crawled around under the bar stools, picking up change and taking his found loot to Carl’s Pharmacy to buy Archie comic books . . . of going with his parents as a baby to a Ken Kesey/Hells Angels party with dozens of people wandering around the forest in various stages of undress, stoned on pot, tripping on LSD . . . He writes of his growing fear of his father; of the arguments between his parents reaching frightening levels; and of his finally fighting back, trying to protect his mother as the state troopers are called in to separate father and son. And of the inevitable—of mother and son driving west in their Datsun to make a new home, a new life, away from Hunter; of Juan’s first taste of what “normal” could feel like . . . We see Juan going to Concord Academy, a stranger in a strange land, coming from a school that was a log cabin in the middle of hay fields, Juan without manners or socialization . . . going on to college at Tufts; spending a crucial week with his father; Hunter asking for Juan’s opinion of his writing; and he writes of their dirt biking on a hilltop overlooking Woody Creek Valley, acting as if all the horrible things that had happened between them had never taken place, and of being there, together, side by side . . . And finally, movingly, he writes of their long, slow pull toward reconciliation . . . of Juan’s marriage and the birth of his own son; of watching Hunter love his grandson and Juan’s coming to understand how Hunter loved him; of Hunter’s growing illness, and Juan’s becoming both son and father to his father . . .

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9780307265357 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 5, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Hunter S.

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9780307277855 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, December 13, 2016), cover price $16.00

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9781522642015 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 5, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Hunter S.

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Product Description: For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films such as National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone, comes Jason Diamond’s hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker’s movies—a preoccupation that eventually convinces Diamond he should write Hughes’ biography and travel to New York City on a quest that is as funny as it is hopeless...read more

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9780062424839 | William Morrow & Co, November 29, 2016, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films such as National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone, comes Jason Diamond’s hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker’s movies—a preoccupation that eventually convinces Diamond he should write Hughes’ biography and travel to New York City on a quest that is as funny as it is hopeless.

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Product Description: Recounts a famously outspoken agnostic's surprising relationship with Christianity H. L. Mencken (1880–1956) was a reporter, literary critic, editor, author—and a famous American agnostic. From his role in the Scopes Trial to his advocacy of science and reason in public life, Mencken is generally regarded as one of the fiercest critics of Christianity in his day...read more

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9780802873446 | Eerdmans Pub Co, November 24, 2016, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Recounts a famously outspoken agnostic's surprising relationship with Christianity H.

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Product Description: An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishingIn this illuminating volume, Roberto Calasso reflects on more than half a century of distinguished literary publishing at Adelphi Edizioni in Milan...read more
By Richard Dixon (trans)

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9780374188238 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 3, 2015, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishingIn this fascinating memoir, the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of book publishing.

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9780374536473 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 22, 2016, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishingIn this illuminating volume, Roberto Calasso reflects on more than half a century of distinguished literary publishing at Adelphi Edizioni in Milan.

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Product Description: In 2009, Anjan Sundaram began a journalist's training program in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Often held up as a beacon of progress and modernity in Central Africa, the regime of President Paul Kagame—which took over after the 1994 genocide ravaged Rwanda’s population—has been given billions of dollars in Western aid...read more

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9780385539562 | Doubleday, January 12, 2016, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The author of the acclaimed Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey in the Congo now moves on to Rwanda for a gripping look at a country caught still in political and social unrest, years after the genocide that shocked the world.

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9781101872154 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, November 15, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In 2009, Anjan Sundaram began a journalist's training program in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
9780553226584, titled "Two" | Bantam Books, October 1, 1982, cover price $3.50 | also contains Two | About this edition: Book by Anonymus

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Product Description: An in-depth look at one of the twentieth century's star reporters and his biggest story. Thanks to one reporter’s skill, we can fix the exact moment on November 22, 1963 when the world stopped and held its breath: At 12:34 p.m...read more

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9781510712645 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, November 1, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: An in-depth look at one of the twentieth century's star reporters and his biggest story.

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Product Description: In June of 1961, A. E. Hotchner visited a close friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary’s Hospital. It would be the last time they spoke―three weeks later, Ernest Hemingway returned home, where he took his own life. Their final conversation was also the final installment in a saga that Hemingway had unraveled for Hotchner over years of world travel...read more

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9781250078964 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, November 1, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In June of 1961, A.

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Product Description: “For nearly a century, Scofield Thayer has remained a somewhat shadowy figure in the history of modernism. But James Dempsey has at last illuminated Thayer’s passionate, intense, and agonizing story.”—Barry Ahearn, editor of The Correspondence of William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky“As no other book has done before, The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer places Thayer’s contribution to modernism as editor of The Dial in the context of his personal struggles to forge a new aesthetic and to understand his own psychology and the life of his times...read more

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9780813049267 | Univ Pr of Florida, March 11, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: “For nearly a century, Scofield Thayer has remained a somewhat shadowy figure in the history of modernism.

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9780813062358 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Florida, November 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: “For nearly a century, Scofield Thayer has remained a somewhat shadowy figure in the history of modernism.

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Product Description: A wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins, there was Mary McGrory. She was a trailblazing columnist who achieved national syndication and reported from the front lines of American politics for five decades...read more

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9780525429715 | Viking Pr, September 22, 2015, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: A wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins, there was Mary McGrory.

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9780143109815 | Penguin USA, November 1, 2016, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins, there was Mary McGrory.

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Product Description: Can you drink a glass of balderdash? What do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you? The answers to all of these questions—and a great many more—can be found in the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive record of the English language...read more

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9780465060696 | Basic Books, October 25, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Can you drink a glass of balderdash?

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Product Description: In Hard Knox, seasoned columnist and consummate everyman Jack Knox offers up his uniquely hilarious views on Canadian life as seen from the western fringes of the countryin particular from the Island of Misfit Toys as he aptly calls his Vancouver Island home...read more
By Ian Ferguson (foreword by)

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9781772031492 | Heritage House Pub Co Ltd, October 21, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In Hard Knox, seasoned columnist and consummate everyman Jack Knox offers up his uniquely hilarious views on Canadian life as seen from the western fringes of the countryin particular from the Island of Misfit Toys as he aptly calls his Vancouver Island home.

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Product Description: “Exuberant . . . elegantly conjures an evocative group dynamic.” ―Sam Roberts, New York TimesFrom its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country’s most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical...read more

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9780393240030 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 9, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The professional and personal lives of the pioneers of an enduring magazine.

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9780393353532 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 18, 2016), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: “Exuberant .

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9781504658775 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 9, 2015), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: [Read by Tony Pasqualini] The New Yorker, from its inception through today, has been the country's most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical.
9781504658768 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 9, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [Read by Tony Pasqualini] The New Yorker, from its inception through today, has been the country's most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical.

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Product Description: “Richard Greenberg turns life upside down and sideways. Read­ing the provocative Rules for Others to Live By is like having dinner with a friend whose point of view shakes up and invari­ably runs counter to conventional thinking...read more

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9780399576522 | Blue Rider Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: “Richard Greenberg turns life upside down and sideways.

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Product Description: A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald among others, Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories, from interviewing South American children who claim to have memories of past lives for his book Old Souls, to a former Marine suffering from debilitating PTSD and his doctor who is pioneering a successful psychedelic drug treatment in Acid Test...read more

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9780399174599 | Blue Rider Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald among others, Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories, from interviewing South American children who claim to have memories of past lives for his book Old Souls, to a former Marine suffering from debilitating PTSD and his doctor who is pioneering a successful psychedelic drug treatment in Acid Test.

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Product Description: Hockey's most famous voice, now in his own words.If you are a hockey fan, you know Bob Cole's legendary voice.      He has done the play-by-play for some of hockey's best-remembered games, including the Summit Series, Canada's gold-medal game in Salt Lake City, and twenty years of Stanley Cup finals...read more

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9780670070121 | Viking Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Hockey's most famous voice, now in his own words.

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Product Description: The New York Times BestsellerWilliam F. Buckley, Jr. remembers—as only he could—the towering figures of the twentieth century in a brilliant and emotionally powerful collection, compiled by acclaimed Fox News correspondent James Rosen...read more
By James Rosen (editor)

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9781101906217 | Crown Forum, October 4, 2016, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: The New York Times BestsellerWilliam F.

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Product Description: A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald, Tom Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories. His most fascinating reporting, however, comes from within his own family: Shroder's grandfather, MacKinlay Kantor, was the world-famous author of Andersonville, the seminal novel of the Civil War...read more
By Barry Press (narrator)

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9781515906285 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 4, 2016), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald, Tom Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories.
9781515956280 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 4, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald, Tom Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories.

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Product Description: Serialized in Esquire, A.A. Gill's Pour Me a Life is a riveting meditation on the author's alcoholism, seen through the lens of the memories that remain, and the transformative moments that saved him from a lifelong addiction and early death...read more

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9780399574917, titled "Pour Me a Life" | Blue Rider Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Serialized in Esquire, A.
9780297870821 | Orion Pub Co, July 9, 2015, cover price $33.50

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Product Description: A keenly observed collection of personal essays about what it’s like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry, Amy Odell’s Tales from the Back Row offers “a backstage pass to the intimidating, backbiting industry” (US Weekly)...read more

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9781476749754, titled "Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider's View from Inside the Fashion Industry" | Simon & Schuster, September 1, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: "Hilarious, insightful and smart.

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9781476749761, titled "Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider's View from Inside the Fashion Industry" | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, September 20, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A keenly observed collection of personal essays about what it’s like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry, Amy Odell’s Tales from the Back Row offers “a backstage pass to the intimidating, backbiting industry” (US Weekly).
9780397553112, titled "Plumer''s Principles & Practice of Intravenous Therapy" | 6th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, November 1, 1996), cover price $36.95 | also contains Plumer''s Principles & Practice of Intravenous Therapy | About this edition: A source of information on intravenous therapy, this text provides advice on the provision of quality infusion care to patients in every setting.

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Product Description: A spirited and revealing memoir by the most celebrated editor of his timeAfter editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting-card department of Macy's, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and Schuster...read more

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9780374279929 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, September 13, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A spirited and revealing memoir by the most celebrated editor of his timeAfter editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting-card department of Macy's, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and Schuster.

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