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The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

H.W. Brands - History - 2012 - 720 pages
Ulysses Grant in War and Peace H.W. Brands. annual encampment in Maine and
sent Grant its “profound sympathy in his continued illness.” He replied with thanks
and a farewell. “Tell the boys that they probably will never look into my face ...
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The Facts of Life: and Other Dirty Jokes

Willie Nelson - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 248 pages
He also tells some great dirty jokes. The result is a book as wise and hilarious as its author. It’s not meant to be taken seriously as an instruction manual for living-but you could do a lot worse. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future

Victor Cha - History - 2012 - 560 pages
In The Impossible State, seasoned international-policy expert and lauded scholar Victor Cha pulls back the curtain, providing the best look yet at North Korea's history, the rise of the Kim family dynasty, and the obsessive personality cult ...
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Fiske WordPower: The Exclusive System to Learn, Not Just Memorize, Essential ...

Edward B Fiske, Jane Mallison, Margery Mandell - Study Aids - 2006 - 384 pages
This knowledge will stay with you longer and be easier to recall-and it doesn't take any longer than less-effective memorization. How does it work? This book uses a simple three-part system: 1.
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Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times

H.W. Brands - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 620 pages
This is a thrilling portrait, in full, of the president who defined American democracy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Grace: A Memoir

Grace Coddington - Design - 2012 - 416 pages
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES “If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.”—Time From the Hardcover edition.
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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz ...

Deborah Blum - Medical - 2011 - 336 pages
***PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook in January 2014*** Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads ...
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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern ...

Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha - Social Science - 2012 - 432 pages
In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
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Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow - Political Science - 2012 - 288 pages
Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war.
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt - Psychology - 2012 - 384 pages
Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
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From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

Pankaj Mishra - History - 2012 - 368 pages
But Pankaj Mishra shows that it was otherwise in this stereotype-shattering book.
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A Survey of Mathematics with Applications

Allen R. Angel, Christine D. Abbott, Dennis C. Runde - Mathematics - 2012 - 1072 pages
In a Liberal Arts Math course, a common question students ask is, “Why do I have to know this?” A Survey of Mathematics with Applications continues to be a best-seller because it shows students how we use mathematics in our daily lives ...
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