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Five Books

Mark Twain

An invitation to the enduring genius of Mark Twain.

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The Supreme Court

Understanding the rulings that have made history, and the men and women who fashioned them.

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Mario Vargas Llosa

A reader's guide to the Nobel Laureate.

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Plato and Aristotle

Five books to illuminate two of history's greatest minds.

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Prohibition

Was the 18th Amendment a "noble experiment" or self-righteous folly?

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Latino Literature

Essential documents of the Latino experience in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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Pasta

The shapely pleasures of a favorite food.

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Skyscrapers

Chronicles of ambition, architecture, history, and labor.

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James Baldwin

Five essential reads from one of the defining voices of a century.

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The Bomb

Reading to illuminate and remember the beginning of the Atomic Age, and its attendant nightmares.

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Hawaii

Five volumes to accompany an island sojourn—real or imagined.

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Motorcycles

Good reading for easy riders.

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Beer

Five foamy reads.

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Carl Jung

(His 135th birthday is July 26.)

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Sailing

Voyages, stories, and adventures at sea.

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