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  • Dylan: A Biography

    by Bob Spitz ...
    "No other book captures it so well, understands so well.... "—Greil MarcusBob Spitz takes his place... among the most able chroniclers of the many myths, poses and postures of the middle-class Jewish boy from Minnesota and his dogged and at times ruthless pursuit of superstardom.—Boston Herald"The great strength of this biography, apart from the massiveness of Spitz's research, is its respect for ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • The Illegal: A Novel

    by Lawrence Hill ...
    “A gripping political thriller readers may find hard to put down.”—Dallas Morning NewsKeita Ali is an elite runner living in Zantoroland, a poor, fictional island that is erupting in political violence. When his father, a journalist, is murdered, Keita escapes to the wealthy nation of Freedom State—an imagined country much like our own. A stateless refugee without documentation, Keita must hide ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

    by Jeff Shesol ...
    "A stunning work of history."—Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of No Ordinary Time and Team of RivalsBeginning in 1935, the Supreme Court's conservative majority left much of FDR's agenda in ruins. The pillars of the New Deal fell in short succession. It was not just the New Deal but democracy itself that stood on trial. In February 1937, Roosevelt struck back with an audacious plan to expand the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own

    by David Toomey ...
    “Weird indeed, and not a little wonderful.”—NatureIn the 1980s and 1990s, in places where no one thought it possible, scientists found organisms they called extremophiles: lovers of extremes. There were bacteria in volcanic hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, single-celled algae in Antarctic ice floes, and fungi in the cooling pools of nuclear reactors.But might there be life stranger than the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train

    by Ina Caro ...
    “I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with ?Henry Adams or Henry James.”—NewsweekIn one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck

    **Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for BiographyA Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2020 in NonfictionA resonant biography of America’s most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression.**The first full-length biography of the Nobel laureate to appear in a quarter century, Mad at the World illuminates what has made the work of John Steinbeck an enduring part of the literary canon: his ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    by David Quammen ...
    A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases.The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to be getting worse. In this age of speedy travel, it threatens a worldwide pandemic. We hear news reports of Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia—but those reports miss the big truth ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • IntraConnected: MWe (Me + We) as the Integration of Self, Identity, and Belonging (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

    Book 0 - Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
    Exploring the nature of how our experience of what we call “self” emerges across the lifespan.Both a personal and general meditation on identity and belonging, Daniel J. Siegel’s book combines personal reflections with scientific discussions of how the mind, brain, and our relationships shape who we are. Weaving the internal and external, the subjective and objective, IntraConnected reveals how ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER

    by Paul Austin ...
    “What makes this inspiring medical memoir stand out is the courageous measure of Austin’s humanity.”—Publishers WeeklyIn this eye-opening account of life in the ER, Paul Austin recalls how the daily grind of long, erratic shifts and endless hordes of patients with sad stories sent him down a path of bitterness and cynicism. Gritty, powerful, and ultimately redemptive, Something for the Pain is a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague

    “A mash-up of Erik Larson and Richard Preston.” —Tina Jordan, New York Times Book Review podcastOn March 6, 1900, the bubonic plague took its first victim on American soil: Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown—but when corrupt politicians mounted a cover-up to obscure the threat, it fell to federal health officer Rupert Blue ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Oil on Water: A Novel

    by Helon Habila ...
    “The new generation of twenty-first-century African writers have now come of age. Without a doubt Habila is one of the best.”—Emmanuel DongalaIn the oil-rich and environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta, the wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped. Two journalists—a young upstart, Rufus, and a once-great, now disillusioned veteran, Zaq—are sent to find her. In a story rich with ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

    “A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book ReviewA Boston Globe Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearThe Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt’s sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics ... Read more

    $12.99 USD