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The Best Technology Writing 2010

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The Best Technology Writing 2010

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Noted techno-savant Julian Dibbell assembles potent, persuasive, and sometimes peculiar pieces from a wide range of contributors who explore, ponder, and illuminate the way our lives intersect...

Best European Fiction 2011

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Best European Fiction 2011

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Editor Aleksandar Hemon's selection for thisyear's edition of one of the most rewarding anthologies around includes writersas well-known as Hilary Mantel, author of the Man Booker...

Chocolate Wars

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Chocolate Wars

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This engaging history of the 150-year rivalry among the world's greatest chocolate makers—the English firms Fry, Rowntree, and Cadbury (to which the author, Deborah Cadbury, is an heiress),...

Heliopolis

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Heliopolis

by James Mustich ×

A fast-moving novel that portrays the economic inequality of contemporary São Paolo with narrative verve and human sympathy. Moving from the city's slums to its penthouses and back again,...

The Deeds of My Fathers

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The Deeds of My Fathers

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Paul David Pope tells the story of his grandfather Generoso, an  immigrant who rose from laborer to New York construction titan and who also wielded political influence as  publisher...

The Secret of Chanel No. 5

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The Secret of Chanel No. 5

by James Mustich ×

Tilar Mazzeo's history of the creation and unparalled international success of Coco Chanel's signature scent travels from Paris to New Jersey to the pastoral flower plantations where the raw...

Apollo’s Angels

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Apollo’s Angels

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A trained dancer as well as a historian, Jennifer Homans offers an insider's perspective in her lavish survey of four centuries of ballet, from its days of aesthetic primacy to its current...

Hero

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Hero

by James Mustich ×

Some historical figures become more fascinating with each passing decade, and Lawrence of Arabia is one. As Middle Eastern issues continue to bedevil international relations, the magnificently...

Virtual Words

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Virtual Words

by James Mustich ×

Does any field of endeavor contribute more new words to our language than science and technology? Politics, music, and literature combined run a distant second. Why and how does this sphere of...

The Zabime Sisters

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The Zabime Sisters

by James Mustich ×

A vast amount of the unique cultural wealth of Guadeloupe is zestily compressed into this narrative of a single day of summer enjoyed by three sisters. Alas, this graphic novel represents the...

Kingdom Under Glass

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Kingdom Under Glass

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A taxidermist action hero? That's the only characterization we can give to the over-stuffed, exotic, dangerous life of Carl Akeley (1864-1926), the Indiana-Jones-style adventurer responsible...

One Big Table

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One Big Table

by James Mustich ×

Ten years in the making, sumptuously presented, and suffused with the love that Americans lavish on the food they bring to their tables, Molly O'Neill's compendium of "600 Recipes from the...