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  1. On an Irish Island

    On an Irish Island

    $26.95

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    On an Irish Island is a love letter to a vanished way of life, in which Robert Kanigel, the highly praised author of The Man Who Knew Infinity and The One Best Way, tells the story of the Great Blasket, a wildly beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland, renowned during the early twentieth century for the rich communal life of its residents and the unadulterated Irish they spoke. Learn More
  2. On Paper

    On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History

    $35.00

    A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers—written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things book-related: A Gentle Madness; Patience and Fortitude (“How could any intelligent, literate person not just love this book?”—Simon Winchester); and A Splendor of Letters (“Elegant, wry, and humane”—André Bernard, New York Observer). Learn More
  3. Operatin Massacre

    Operation Massacre

    $16.95

    1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. Learn More
  4. Original Zinn

    Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics

    $13.95

    Historian, activist, and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for public radio numerous times over the past decade. Original Zinn is a collection of their conversations, showcasing the acclaimed author of A People's History of the United States at his most engaging and provocative. Learn More
  5. Orphans Preferred

    Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express

    $16.00

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    The Pony Express is one of the most celebrated and enduring chapters in the history of the United States, a story of the all-American traits of bravery, bravado, and entrepreneurial risk that are part of the very fabric of the Old West. Learn More
  6. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

    Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English

    $15.00

    A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar. Learn More
  7. Outsider Baseball

    Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950

    $26.95

    Outsider Baseball is the story of a forgotten world, where independent professional ball clubs zig-zagged across America, plying their trade in big cities and small villages alike. Included among the former and future major leaguers were mercenaries, scalawags, and outcasts. Learn More
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    Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine

    $16.95

    Tyler E. Boudreau is a twelve-year veteran of the Marine Corps infantry. He trained and committed himself physically and intellectually to the military life. Then his intense devotion began to disintegrate, bit by bit, during his final mission in Iraq. Learn More
  9. Pink and Blue

    Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America

    $25.00

    "When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?" Learn More
  10. The Poisoner's Handbook

    Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

    $16.00

    A beguiling concoction-equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller. Learn More

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