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John Adams Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743223133
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 3rd, 2002

Don't miss this tremendous read! The fascinating character who was our nation's  second president rises off the page and comes fully alive in this, perhaps David McCullough's best book. Adams' odyssey from Braintree, MA to the White House has enough adventure and excitement to keep you up reading into the wee hours. Adams and his wife Abigail's eloquent letters are a priceless part of this exceptional look back at the days when our country was founded.

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743270755
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 26th, 2006

Are you exhausted with the scene in our nation's capitol? Treat yourself to a fascinating contemplative break with this illuminating portrait of Honest Abe and the political rivals he chose to run the country with him in the perilous Civil War years. If the country survived that dire era, perhaps we'll survive this one...if history is a cyclical affair.

The Sea, the Sea Cover Image
By Iris Murdoch, Mary Kinzie (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780141186160
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 1st, 2001

An astonishing novel from author Iris Murdoch, whose insights into the human condition run deep. This story of a pompous retiring theatre professional whose new life gets away from him lays bare self-delusion and  and its pitfalls. Mudoch's powerful writing and command of satire is unparalleled. 

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618619078
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Published: Mariner Books - February 10th, 2006

How did the abolition of slavery get its start? By a mere handful of white men in the England of the 1700s! They worked tirelessly for decades, eventually joined by the former captain of a slave ship who became a renowned clergyman and wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace". Author Hochschild, a founder of Mother Jones Magazine, is a superb writer and this is an amazing tale...

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (FSG Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374533403
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 24th, 2012

Refugees forced out of war-torn Laos, the Hmong people were mountain nomads with nowhere to call home. California was a fierce adjustment for them, as was the U.S. medical system. Literary journalist Anne Fadiman spent ten years connecting deeply to a Hmong community and  immerses us in a fascinating culture. Her story  poses profound questions about the capacity for cross-cultural understanding.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

Jaw-dropping nonfiction that reads like superlative fiction, by former  journalist Eric Larson. He paints historic developments in full living color as if they happened yesterday. When the entertainment and page-turning are over, you'll be amazed at the wealth of knowledge you've acquired about U.S. history, international relations, the human condition and the close coexistence of innocence and evil.

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ISBN: 9780140020038
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Published: Penguin Books - November 18th, 1976

Get ready to laugh out loud while savoring some of the best satiric writing ever from Iris Murdoch. No human foible escapes her eagle eye. No command of the English language is more adept. Entertainment in a class by itself!