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A Tale of Love and Darkness

By Amos Oz

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The Israeli novelist's evocatively gripping narrative of his Jerusalem childhood in the 1940s offers a rare account of Jerusalem transforming from post-WWII British control into a vital city within theindependent state of Israel. In this memoir, Oz demonstrates how love rests on a darkness that is at once terrifying and sustaining, embodying its author's sense of internal rift. A veritable social history embedded within an autobiography. 'Consistently absorbing.' Winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award in Biography, Autobiography, and Literary Studies. 538p.
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Abraham: The First Historical Biography

By David Rosenberg

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Breaking new ground, David Rosenberg protrays Abraham as a man whose experience, and therefore his legacy, is informed by the culture that produced him. He reveals for the first time how Sumerian culture and beliefs underpin the momentous encounter with Abraham's God. Index. 342p.
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Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think

By Peter H. Diamandis

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A contrarian assessment of the near future explains how rapidly growing technologies and other powerful forces will be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of all people, profiling the revolutionary work of leading innovators in such areas as energy, health care and education. 50,000 first printing.
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This full-blown history captures a time and place unparalleled in American immigration [and] history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social reformers who all played an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle. Vincent J. Cannato traces the politics, prejudices, and ideologies that surrounded the great immigration debate, to the shift from immigration to detention of aliens during WWII and the Cold War, all the way to the rebirth of the Island as a national monument. A sweeping, often heart-wrenching epic. index. Illus., 16-page b&w photo insert. 496p.
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This illustrated survey examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a new mass culture. Professor Kassan shows Coney Island no longer as the object of nostalgia but as a harbinger of modernity - and the many photographs, lithographs, ewngravings, and other reproductions with which he amplifies his text support this lively thesis. Index; Illustration Credits. B&W illus. 120p.
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Atonement: A Novel

By Ian McEwan

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Ian McEwan offers up the fictional fall and demise of a middle-class English family, at the center of which is the unconcealing story of a thirteen-year-old girl's dreadfulcrime, and the guilt that shadows her entire life. In time and space, the novel is vast, spanning from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from London's World War II military hospitals to a reunionof the Tallis clan in 1999. Winner of the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. 351p. Ian McEwan offers up the fictional fall and demise of a middle-class English family, at the center of which is the unconcealing story of a thirteen-year-old girl's dreadfulcrime, and the guilt that shadows her entire life. In time and space, the novel is vast, spanning from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from London's World War II military hospitals to a reunionof the Tallis clan in 1999. Winner of the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. 351p. Kindle Price: $11.99
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Audition

By Ryu Murakami

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In this emphatically, over-the-top tale, Aoyana, a widower who has lived alone with his son since his wife died seven years ago, decides that it is time to remarry. Since he is a bit rusty when it comes to dating, a filmmaker friend proposes that he stage auditions for a movie he never intends to produce in order to cast the perfect woman as his bride. Only one of the applicants catches Aoyama's attention: Yamasaki Asani, a striking young ballerina with a mysterious past, and Aoyama discovers too late that she is a far cry from the innocent young woman he imagined her to be. 190p.
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In the decades preceding the Stonewall riots – in the wake of the 1948 publication of Alfred Kinsey’s controversial report on male sexuality and in the midst of a cold war culture of suspicion and paranoia – discussions of homosexuality within the New York art world necessarily circulated via gossip and rumor. Between You and Me explores the informal everyday talk and how it shaped artists’ lives, their work, and its reception. Focusing on the period, 1948-1963, Gavin Butt draws on the accusations and denials of homosexuality that appeared in the popular press, on early homophile publications such as One and the Mattachine Review, and on biographies, autobiographies, and interviews. Notes, Bibliography, Index. B&W illustrations and photos. 210p.
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The author the widely acclaimed 'Guns, Germs, and Steel' examines the question of what caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can be learned from their fates. Weaving an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives, the book moves from the prehistoric Polynesian culture on Easter Island to the formerly flourishing Native American civilizations of Anasazi & the Maya, the doomed medieval Viking colony on Greenland, and finally to the modern world, tracing a fundamental pattern of catastrophe to factors ranging from environmental damage to unstable trade partners and pressures from enemies. Illus. 575p.
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Cry Havoc

By Joe Maiolo

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A comprehensive and thrilling account of how the great powers of Europe were caught up in a spiralling arms race that would end in the horror of the Second World War
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Death in the Andes

By Mario Vargas Llosa

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In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomas have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerillas they assume are responsibile. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomas entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men. Both an atmospheric suspense story and a political allegory. 276p.
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Einstein: His Life and Universe

By Walter Isaacson

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The celebrated biography writer Walter Isaacson presents the most defintive account of the iconic Albert Einstein since the release of all his personal letters and papers in a story that focuses not only on his groundbreaking work general relativity, but on his strident personality and personal life. From his German-Jewish upbringing to the rebellious nature that both hindered his family and fueled his genius to his contributions to WWI and WWII, no biography to datepresents a more complete, psychologically astute portrait of one of the most recognizable people of the twentieth century.
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Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories

By John Mortimer

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A treasury of fourteen favorite tales featuring the cigar-chomping, cheap-wine-tippling barrister husband of She Who Must Be Obeyed is complemented by an unfinished fragment of a new story.
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Hitler

By A.N. Wilson

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An incisive portrait of the notorious German dictator reveals disturbingly normal personality traits behind his mythologized character, discussing how he was an emotional, romantic individual whose manipulative talents enabled him to exploit the fears and desperation of his fellow countrymen. By the Whitbread Biography Award-winning author of Jesus. 15,500 first printing.
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My Heart Is an Idiot

By Davy Rothbart

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