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Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race
Irreverent, charming, eminently quotable, this handbook—an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race—contains sixty-nine aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales f…
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Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to…
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The War Works Hard
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Revolutionary poetry by an exiled Iraqi woman. Winner of a 2004 PEN Translation Fund Award. "Yesterday I lost a country," Dunya Mikhail writes in The War Works Hard, a revolutionary work by an exiled…
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The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of ordinary men and women who experienced--and helped to win--the most devastating war in his…
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On October 16, 1859, John Brown led a raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, leaving fifteen people dead. Viewed in the North as a saint of freedom and in the South as the devil incarnate, Br…
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First Indian on the Moon
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Poetry. Native American Studies. FIRST INDIAN ON THE MOON opens with the section "Influences": "where I have been/ most of my lives/ is where I'm going/--Lucille Clifton." The stories and poems of Sh…
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Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion

Nothing makes traditional left and right kiss and make up faster than when they're faced with an articulate libertarian. Avert your eyes from this dangerous extremist, cit…
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With a sharp eye and wry wit, Roger Hall recounts here his experiences as an American Army officer assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. First published in 1957 to c…
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Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World
As news of war and terror dominates the headlines, scientist Malcolm Potts and veteran journalist Thomas Hayden take a step back to explain it all. In the spirit of Guns, Germs and Steel, Sex and War…
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War is hell…but sometimes it’s also funny as hell. Combat and Other Shenanigans is Lieutenant Piers Platt’s firsthand account of his year as a cavalry platoon leader in Iraq. Wry, action-packed, and…
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PORTABLE PROFESSOR is a series of exciting and informative lectures recorded by some of today's most renowned university and college professors. Each course introduces listeners to fascinating, and s…
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Who Let the Dogs In?: Incredible Political Animals I Have Known
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Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion and an Essay on Kindness
In a series of bold, unsparing polemics, A C Grayling exposes the dangerous unreason he sees at the heart of religious faith and highlights the urgent need we have to reject it in all its forms, with…
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Cada mañana temprano, Monsieur sale a pescar por la costa bretona. El día en que comienza esta historia, Monsieur sufre un terrible percance: un gigantesco barco cisterna le engulle. Mientras, su muj…
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Classical Mythology
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These 24 lectures are a vibrant introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you'll investigate are the accounts of the creati…
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The War Nerd
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Self-described war nerd Gary Brecher knows he’s not alone, that there’s a legion of fat, lonely Americans, stuck in stupid, paper-pushing desk jobs, who get off on reading about war because they hate…
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Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids
"Leanne Shirtliffe writes with hilarity and poignancy as to the trials and pains (literally) of motherhood. She is our new Erma Bombeck!" —Elizabeth Boyle, New York Times best-selling author


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Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche
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Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche is 24 lectures, 30 minutes each lecture on 12 audio cds.
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Marianne in Chains: Daily Life in the Heart of France During the German Occupation
In France, the German occupation is called simply the "dark years." There were only the "good French" who resisted and the "bad French" who collaborated. Marianne in Chains, a broad and provocative h…
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Forbidden Knowledge: 101 Things NOT Everyone Should Know How to Do
Want to know how to start a riot? Yep. Make moonshine? Sure. Beat a lie detector test? Who couldn’t use a little more danger in their life? A little more edge? A little more fun? This book helps read…
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Oh Joy, Sex Toy: Volume One is 268 pages of comics by Erika Moen about sex, sex toy reviews, sexuality, sex education, safer sex practices, interviews with sex industry workers AND MORE. Volume One c…
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The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs
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Only The New Yorker could fetch such an unbelievable roster of talent on the subject of man’s best friend. This copious collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction,…
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