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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

Katherine Boo - Social Science - 2012 - 288 pages
In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift ...
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Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love

David Talbot - History - 2012 - 480 pages
Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city to thriving ...
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The Power Electronics Handbook

Timothy L. Skvarenina - Technology & Engineering - 2001 - 664 pages
The Power Electronics Handbook is your key to understanding those devices, incorporating them into controllable circuits, and implementing those systems into applications from virtually every area of electrical engineering.
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

Ben Fountain - Fiction - 2012 - 320 pages
A finalist for the National Book Award!
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The Age of Kali

William Dalrymple - Travel - 2012 - 400 pages
From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives: the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan.
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The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller - Fiction - 2012 - 416 pages
Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller’s page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.
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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition)

Ayana Mathis - Fiction - 2012 - 256 pages
The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide.
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God and Ronald Reagan

Paul Kengor - Political Science - 2009 - 432 pages
In this groundbreaking book, political historian Paul Kengor draws upon Reagan's legacy of speeches and correspondence, and the memories of those who knew him well, to reveal a man whose Christian faith remained deep and consistent ...
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Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2014 - 336 pages
National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place.
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The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel

Adam Johnson - Fiction - 2012 - 480 pages
Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Bells Chiming from the Past: Cultural and Linguistic Studies on Early English

Begoña Crespo García - History - 2007 - 279 pages
The book focuses on the relationship and interaction of language and culture during the Middle English period.
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Modeling, Identification and Control of Robots

W. Khalil, E. Dombre - Technology & Engineering - 2004 - 500 pages
Written by two of Europe’s leading robotics experts, this book provides the tools for a unified approach to the modelling of robotic manipulators, whatever their mechanical structure.
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Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel

David Limbaugh - Religion - 2014 - 406 pages
In Jesus on Trial, New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ.
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Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings

Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, Jay Barbree - Technology & Engineering - 2011 - 398 pages
Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the ...
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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

George Packer - Political Science - 2013 - 448 pages
In The Unwinding, George Packer, author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for ...
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Jenny Lawson - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 384 pages
For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives.
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Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

John Brooks - Business & Economics - 2014 - 400 pages
Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.
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The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin - Social Science - 2013 - 128 pages
At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document.
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50 Ways to Wear a Scarf

Lauren Friedman - Self-Help - 2014 - 128 pages
From the Audrey to the Paris, the Top Down, or the Easy Breezy, there are 50 scarf styles in this book for any occasion or mood.
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The Probabilistic Method

Noga Alon, Joel H. Spencer - Mathematics - 2011 - 376 pages
Praise for the Second Edition: "Serious researchers in combinatorics or algorithm design will wish to read the book in its entirety...the book may also be enjoyed on a lighter level since the different chapters are largely independent and ...
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10th Anniversary

James Patterson, Maxine Paetro - Fiction - 2011 - 448 pages
With James Patterson's white-hot speed and unquenchable action, 10th Anniversary is the most deliciously chilling Women's Murder Club book ever.
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