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Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director

A rebellious Hollywood auteur's genius and self-destruction.

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On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

A magical ramble through the borderlands of East and West.

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Don't Kill the Birthday Girl

Growing up allergic to almost everything, the world becomes a dangerous place.

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Andy Warhol’s New York City

A guide in "four walks" that take the reader on a tour of Manhattan fit for a superstar.

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Turn Right at Machu Picchu

A modern exploration of the mysterious Incan city, and the history of its rediscovery.

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The Last Gunfight

The real story behind the storied showdown in a Tombstone, Arizona vacant lot.

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The Tao of Travel

The globe-trotting author celebrates the art of travel writing in a collection aimed to spark the reader's wanderlust.

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Berlin 1961

In one of the Cold War's most resonant skirmishes, Nikita Khruschev  put the new American leadership to the test.

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Ghost in a Red Hat

Past and present collide in an assemblage of poems "whipped together by windstorm and fire."

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Evel

The high flights and disastrous crashes of the cycle-jumping daredevil.

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

The Aerosmith singer's memoir offers self-reflection and self-promotion in equal measure, and at full volume.

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Is Journalism Worth Dying For?

A posthumous collection of essays celebrates the crusading spirit of a Russian reporter and writer.

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No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

From the author of Praying for Sheetrock, the story of her life with a unusually large, lively household.

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Moral Combat

A noted historian of the Third Reich offers "a moral history of the Second World War."

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Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

A history of the polymer and a guide to the possibilities and pitfalls of a world dependent on its use.

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