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A Fighting Chance

A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren

Hardcover, 365 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published April 22 2014 | purchase
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  • Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts senator chronicles her childhood pursuit of an education and her two-decade career in Washington.

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Louisiana Eats!

Louisiana Eats!

The People, the Food, and Their Stories

by Poppy Tooker and David G. Spielman

Hardcover, 136 pages, Pelican Pub Co Inc, $24.95, published August 23 2013 | purchase
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  • The People, the Food, and Their Stories
  • Poppy Tooker and David G. Spielman

Poppy Tooker collects an oral history of Louisiana's diverse food culture, bringing together recipes, portraits and stories from the people behind the dishes.

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A Bintel Brief

A Bintel Brief

Love and Longing in Old New York

by Liana Finck

Paperback, 112 pages, HarperCollins, $17.99, published April 15 2014 | purchase
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  • Liana Finck

Drawn from letters submitted to the popular advice column of The Forward, a widely read Yiddish language newspaper begun in 1906 New York, this illustrative tribute to the turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants who transformed New York City offers insight into a segment of America's rich cultural past.

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The Internal Enemy

The Internal Enemy

Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

by Alan Taylor

Hardcover, 605 pages, W.W. Norton, $35, published September 9 2013 | purchase
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor details how runaway slaves turned to invading British forces for freedom and protection during the War of 1812. In exchange, the former slaves put their intimate knowledge of American waterways and countryside toward the British war effort.

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A Dreadful Deceit

A Dreadful Deceit

The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America

by Jacqueline Jones

Hardcover, 384 pages, Perseus Books Group, $29.99, published December 10 2013 | purchase
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  • The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America
  • Jacqueline Jones

A historian presents the stories of six different African-Americans over three centuries to illuminate the long-standing issues of race and economic injustice that continue to cause division and tension in the modern United States.

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Gandhi Before India

Gandhi Before India

by Ramachandra Guha

Hardcover, 672 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published April 15 2014 | purchase
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  • Ramachandra Guha

The first volume of a series detailing the life and work of the influential political advocate draws on private papers and other untapped sources to cover his birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, discussing his London education and decades asa lawyer in South Africa.

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The Wrong Enemy

The Wrong Enemy

America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

by Carlotta Gall

Hardcover, 329 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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  • America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
  • Carlotta Gall

A New York Times foreign correspondent looks at the fallout of Sept. 11 through first-hand accounts from Taliban warlords, intelligence thugs, American generals and Afghan politicians.

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Let's Talk About Love

Let's Talk About Love

Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste

by Carl Wilson

Paperback, 303 pages, Bloomsbury USA Academic, $19.95, published March 13 2014 | purchase
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The People's Republic of Amnesia

The People's Republic of Amnesia

Tiananmen Revisited

by Louisa Lim

Hardcover, 240 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, $24.95, published June 3 2014 | purchase
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  • Tiananmen Revisited
  • Louisa Lim

Twenty five years after Tiananmen Square, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim explores how China was changed by the events of June 4, 1989 — when soldiers shot and killed unarmed civilians in Beijing.

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On Reading the Grapes of Wrath

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath

by Susan Shillinglaw

Paperback, 206 pages, Penguin Group USA, $14, published February 19 2014 | purchase
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  • Susan Shillinglaw

A top John Steinbeck scholar discusses the influence of The Grapes of Wrath to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its first publication.

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Missing Microbes

Missing Microbes

How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues

by Martin Blaser

Hardcover, 273 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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  • How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
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Martin Blaser takes us to the front lines of cutting-edge research into the adverse effects of antibiotics on our bodies and the possible extinction of our irreplaceable microbes due to our most revered medical advances.

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The Other Side of Paradise

The Other Side of Paradise

Life in the New Cuba

by Julia Cooke

Paperback, 236 pages, Pgw, $17, published April 1 2014 | purchase
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Over a period of five years, beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his presidency after almost a half-century of reign, journalist Julia Cooke embedded herself in Cuba, gaining access to a dynamic Havana — one that she found populated with twenty-five-year-old Marxist philosophy students, baby-faced anarchists, children of the whiskey-drinking elite, Santeria trainees and more.

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The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook

The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook

by Jackie Collins

Hardcover, 162 pages, St Martins Pr, $27.99, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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  • Jackie Collins

The author of Hollywood Lives shares a collection of personal and celebrity-chef recipes inspired by one of her most favorite characters, including such options as Bourbon-Marinated Flank Steak, Veal Saffron Cream Pasta Sauce and Lucky's Killer Margaritas.

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Scratching the Horizon

Scratching the Horizon

A Surfing Life

by Izzy Paskowitz and Dan Paisner

Hardcover, 289 pages, St Martins Pr, $24.99, published August 21 2012 | purchase
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  • Izzy Paskowitz and Dan Paisner

The founder of Surfers Healing, a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, recounts his unusual upbringing and shares the realities of adulthood.

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The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954

by Charles M. Schulz

Hardcover, 720 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $49.95, published October 30 2004 | purchase
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  • Charles M. Schulz

This collection compiles all the "Peanuts" comic strips as originally published in newspapers from 1950 to 1954, including both daily and Sunday strips.

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