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Imperial Requiem: Four Royal Women and the Fall of the Age of Empires

NON-FICTION | BIOGRAPHY Using a diverse array of sources – letters, diary entries, and interviews with descendants – historian and journalist Justin Vovk provides an in-depth look into the lives of four extraordinary women who were married to the reigning monarchs of Europe’s last empires throughout the cataclysm of the First World War and the […]

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Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Benghazi

NON-FICTION | POLITICAL SCIENCE A valuable examination of U.S. national security crises past and present. Think of the most devastating, most violent, most shocking terrorist attacks on American soil of the last sixty years. Think of the questions asked in the aftermath, like how many people died? What were the reasons for the attack? Could […]

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Body Punishment: OCD, Addiction, and Finding the Courage to Heal

NON-FICTION | MEMOIR A profoundly heartbreaking yet inspiring story of a  professionally successful woman and her struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and addiction. Maggie Lamond Simone is a national award-winning columnist and author. She’s also an obsessive-compulsive with a history of alcoholism, eating disorders, self-harming, and atypical depression. Many of these behaviors and issues began […]

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Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Good Sex, Bad Laws, and Changing Identities

NON-FICTION | SOCIETY | SEXUALITY Berkowitz, a lawyer with experience in intellectual property, First Amendment, and business litigation, presents an immersive, sometimes shocking history of changing sexual mores, and the laws pertaining to them, in the U.S. He covers topics including homosexuality, pedophilia, interracial couples, and sex trafficking, maintaining a pragmatic, non-judgmental tone. The result […]

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Interlock: Art, Conspiracy, and the Shadow Worlds of Mark Lombardi

HISTORY | POLITICS | ART Where Shadow Banking meets Organized Crime meets the Intelligence Community which ultimately meets Texas/Saudi oil interests. In the fateful month of March 2000, shortly after opening a hugely successful gallery show in New York, the hugely ambitious conceptual artist Mark Lombardi was found hanged in his studio, an apparent suicide. […]

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The End of the Rainy Season

MEMOIR | TRUE STORY An astonishing story blending true crime, memoir and travelogue, told by a polished journalist with a powerful voice. Raised in a house full of secrets, Lindberg believed there was one piece of family history that was not shrouded in mystery: the heroic story of her grandfather. Told by her father that […]

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America’s Secret Jihad

NON FICTION | CURRENT AFFAIRS A provocative examination of major acts of U.S. terrorism and the role the Christian identity religious worldview has played in each. An impassioned investigative report tracing a deeply religious theme to the spate of civil rights violence from the 1950s until today. With urgency and zeal, Wexler (co-author: “Shadow Warfare: […]

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True False

FICTION | SHORT STORIES Miles Klee demonstrates a delightfully prehensile grasp of the more oblique peculiarities of sentience. Very highly recommended.—William Gibson Miles Klee is a fresh genius of the American literary sentence, and his every paragraph is aburst with nervous, agitative exactitudes. So much gets itself zanily and definitively rendered in the crackle of […]

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Shell-Shocked. On the Ground Under Israel’s Gaza Assault

NON-FICTION | POLITICS Mohammed Omer could easily have escaped the horror of Israel’s impending assault on the trapped and helpless people of Gaza. Instead, he chose to stay, to record, in searing and vivid detail, the savagery of Israel’s latest escapade of ‘mowing the lawn’ and the steadfastness of the victims of a hideous tragedy. […]

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Clint. The Life and Legend

BIOGRAPHY | NON FICTION Pitiless.—Le Monde A damning indictment of the man and the culture that lionizes him.—The Washington Post The most thoroughly demythologizing book yet written on modern Hollywood.—The Los Angeles Times A weighty, hugely informative effort, one befitting a subject of Eastwood’s continued importance. –The Film Stage With just one syllable, the man […]

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