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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476777412
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2017

To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven in this “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out thriller” (The Washington Post) from the author of The Falcon Thief.

In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a


The Captain's Verses: Love Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811218214
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Published: New Directions - February 25th, 2009

The Nobel Prize winner's classic collection of love poems


The Discovery of Slowness Cover Image
By Sten Nadolny, Ralph Freedman (Translator), Carl Honoré (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781589880245
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Published: Paul Dry Books - May 1st, 2005

"Absolutely stunning."--Times Literary Supplement


Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780375708152
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Published: Vintage - October 2nd, 2012

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest.
 


One Hundred Years of Solitude (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061120091
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 30th, 2006

"One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race....Mr. Garcia Marquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in life."
William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review 


The Power of One: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345410054
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 29th, 1996

“The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.”
–The New York Times

“Unabashedly uplifting . . . asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe: that the individual, armed with the spirit of independence–‘the power of one’–can prevail.”


A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780007161263
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 29th, 2007

He was known simply as the Blind Traveler. A solitary, sightless adventurer, James Holman (1786-1857) fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, helped chart the Australian outback—and, astonishingly, circumnavigated the globe, becoming one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored.


The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101912379
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Published: Vintage - March 7th, 2017

Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next.


Soul Mountain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060936235
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 23rd, 2001

In 1983, Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death.But six weeks later, a second examination revealed there was no cancer—he had won "a second reprieve from death." Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing and began a journey of 15,000 kilomet


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Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

"Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Review


West with the Night: A Memoir Cover Image
By Beryl Markham, Sara Wheeler (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780865477636
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Published: North Point Press - January 22nd, 2013

A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our time

Beryl Markham's West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen.


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”


Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393322477
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 17th, 2007

Award-winning Chickasaw poet and novelist Linda Hogan explores her lifelong love of the living world and all its inhabitants.


Landmarks (Landscapes #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780241967874
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Published: Penguin Books - August 2nd, 2016

From Robert Macfarlane, the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Underland—a celebration of the language of landscape and the power of words to shape our sense of place
 


Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802145314
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Published: Grove Press - May 10th, 2011

An incredible publishing story--written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a New York Times best seller for sixteen weeks, a National Indie Next and a USA Today best seller--Matterhorn has been hailed as a "brilliant account of war" (New York Times Book Review).


On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 28th, 2017

#1 New York Times Bestseller • A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.


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