Revolution

Uprisings in pursuit of freedom around the world.

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Boating

On lake, stream, and ocean wave.

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Groupthink

The danger of conformity.

 

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Dynamic Dads

Unforgettable fathers from fiction.

 

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The Pulitzer Prize

A tribute to literature's most distinguished award, in celebration of its anniversary.

 

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Golf

Humor, drama, and history on the links.

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American Battles

The life and times of U.S. soldiers in five uniquely chronicled wars.

 

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Dante Alighieri

A quintet celebrating The Divine Comedy author's wickedly rich poetics.

 

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Mothers & Children

A library of maternal tales -- funny, fateful, and forever.

 

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Painting Painters

Profiles of the artists who've captivated our culture.

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Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

The life and times of Britain's first female Prime Minister.

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Gardening

A cultivated patch of fertile plots and well-tended prose.

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Modern Ireland

Great reads from the Emerald Isle's new voices.

 

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March Madness

A reading list to celebrate college basketball's annual apex.

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Numbers

From Big Data to The Education of T. C. Mits, an exploration of the powers and pleasures of mathematics.

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Wild Marvels

Charting the most unusual creatures inhabiting our sea, earth, and sky.

 

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Making Movies

For your consideration: great books on shooting Oscar-caliber films.

 

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Abraham Lincoln

Chronicling the president, emancipator, and man of letters.

 

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Black History Month

Five works celebrating African-American culture and the pursuit of civil rights.

 

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The End Zone

Eclectic football titles that expand our love of the game.

 

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Happiness

Reading in support of an endless pursuit.

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Home Life

From cabin to castle.

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Navigators

Page-turning journeys around the world and into the unknown.

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Pseudonyms

Great writers under covers.

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Predictions

Dreamers of the world to come, and their (not always accurate) visions of tomorrow.

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Winter

Season's Readings

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Toy Stories

The plaything's the thing.

 

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Seriously Trivial

For the lover of lists, charts, and compendia of facts.

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For 5 and Under

Essential books for the youngest book lovers.

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The Beatles

Five titles to shed light on the Fab Four's lives and music.

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.

The Promise of Hope

Killed last year in the infamous terror attack at Nairobi's Westgate mall, Kofi Awoonor was a national treasure in his native Ghana.  His career began in 1964 with Rediscovery, and this magnum opus serves as a tribute to his entire long journey charting his beloved nation's course through his accomplished poetry.

Winter Mythologies and Abbots

A pair of linked stories finds that, as translator Ann Jefferson relates, "[Pierre] Michon's great theme is the precarious balance between belief and imposture, and the way the greatest aspirations can be complicated by physical desire or the equally urgent desire for what he calls glory."