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Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-04-04
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0743282531
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Summary : New York Times bestselling author of The Word Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s “This American Life” Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history.

The Housewife Assassin’s Assassination Vacation Planner

The Housewife Assassin’s Assassination Vacation Planner
  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-29
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 9781970093148
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Summary : IN THE 20TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: The clock is ticking as housewife assassin Donna Craig and her husband and mission partner Jack, race across the world to stop the assassinations of seven world leaders.

Unfamiliar Fishes

Unfamiliar Fishes
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :238
  • ISBN : 9781594485640
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Summary : An irreverent analysis of late-nineteenth-century imperialism in the United States focuses on the annexation of Hawaii as a defining historical milestone, covering such contributing factors as the missionary overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the activities of whaling fleets.

The Wordy Shipmates

The Wordy Shipmates
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9781594484001
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Summary : A cultural profile of Puritan life covers a wide range of topics, from their covenant communities and deep-rooted ideologies to their beliefs about church and state and their perspectives on other faiths, in an account that also evaluates their legacy in today's world. 125,000 first printing.

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

The Partly Cloudy Patriot
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-10
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0743243803
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Summary : The author shares her perspective on such topics as the 2000 election, present-day civil rights activists, and the relationship between the United States and Canada.

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 9781594631740
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Summary : From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous and insightful account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette--the one Frenchman we could all agree on--and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality. On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been thirty years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000. Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history, Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted this country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with some of the instrumental Americans of the time, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and many more.

Killing Hitler

Killing Hitler
  • Author : Roger Moorhouse
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :374
  • ISBN : 9780553382556
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Summary : Looks at the diverse unsuccessful attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler, profiles the various conspirators involved in the incidents, and speculates about the potential global ramifications if one of the attempts had been successful. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Operation Nemesis

Operation Nemesis
  • Author : Eric Bogosian
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-21
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780316292016
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Summary : A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch: an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper editor, an engineering student, and a diplomat. Together they formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history. They named their operation Nemesis, after the Greek goddess of retribution. The assassins were survivors, men defined by the massive tragedy that had devastated their people. With operatives on three continents, the Nemesis team killed six major Turkish leaders in Berlin, Constantinople, Tiflis, and Rome, only to disband and suddenly disappear. The story of this secret operation has never been fully told, until now. Eric Bogosian goes beyond simply telling the story of this cadre of Armenian assassins by setting the killings in the context of Ottoman and Armenian history, as well as showing in vivid color the era's history, rife with political fighting and massacres. Casting fresh light on one of the great crimes of the twentieth century and one of history's most remarkable acts of vengeance, Bogosian draws upon years of research and newly uncovered evidence. Operation Nemesis is the result--both a riveting read and a profound examination of evil, revenge, and the costs of violence.

Henry and Clara

Henry and Clara
  • Author : Thomas Mallon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-23
  • Total pages :358
  • ISBN : 9780345804754
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Summary : On the evening of Good Friday, 1865, Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris joined the Lincolns in the Presidential box at Ford’s Theater, becoming eyewitnesses to one of the great tragedies of American history. In this riveting novel, Thomas Mallon re-creates the unusual love story of this young engaged couple whose fateful encounter with history profoundly affects the remainder of their lives. Lincoln’s assassination is only one part of the remarkable life they share, a dramatic tale of passion, scandal, heroism, murder, and madness, all based on Mallon’s deep research into the fascinating history of the Rathbone and Harris families. Henry and Clara not only tells the astonishing story of its title figures; it also illuminates the culture of nineteenth-century Victorian America: a rigid society barely concealing the suppressed impulses and undercurrents that only grew stronger as the century progressed.

Assassination Generation

Assassination Generation
  • Author : Kristine Paulsen,Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-15
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780316265966
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Summary : The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide -- and what we must do about it. Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? A young person's obsession with video games that teach to kill. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killing revealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" - and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary - turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our society by violent video games. Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.

Take the Cannoli

Take the Cannoli
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-17
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781439126516
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Summary : A wickedly funny collection of personal essays from popular NPR personality Sarah Vowell. Hailed by Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine writing and radio monologues on This American Life. While tackling subjects such as identity, politics, religion, art, and history, these autobiographical tales are written with a biting humor, placing Vowell solidly in the tradition of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker. Vowell searches the streets of Hoboken for traces of the town's favorite son, Frank Sinatra. She goes under cover of heavy makeup in an investigation of goth culture, blasts cannonballs into a hillside on a father-daughter outing, and maps her family's haunted history on a road trip down the Trail of Tears. Take the Cannoli is an eclectic tour of the New World, a collection of alternately hilarious and heartbreaking essays and autobiographical yarns.

Sleepwalk with Me

Sleepwalk with Me
  • Author : Mike Birbiglia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-08-21
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781476705767
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Summary : In a tie-in to a one-man show that will be touring the United States in Fall 2010, a comedian offers a charming, funny memoir about first love, denial, sleepwalking and the perils and pitfalls of being ... himself.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Author : Ron Hansen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-28
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781480423886
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Summary : A powerful novel of the infamous Western outlaw and his killer: “The best blend of fiction and history I’ve read in a long while” (John Irving). By age thirty-four, Jesse James was already one of the most notorious and admired men in America. Bank robber, train bandit, gang leader, killer, and beloved son of Missouri— James’s many epithets live on in newspapers and novels alike. As his celebrity was reaching its apex, James met Robert Ford, the brother of a James gang member—an awkward, antihero-worshipping twenty-year-old with stars in his eyes. The young man’s fascination with the legend borders on jealous obsession: While Ford wants to ride alongside James as his most-trusted confidant, sharing his spotlight is not enough. As a bond forms between the two men, Ford realizes that the only way he’ll ever be as powerful as his idol is to become him; he must kill James and take his mantle. In the striking novel that inspired the film of the same name starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, bestselling author Ron Hansen retells a classic Wild West story that has long captured the nation’s imagination, and breathes new life into the final days and ignoble death of an iconic American man.

Radio On

Radio On
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-19
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781466857278
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Summary : There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Sarah Vowell turned hers on and listened--closely, critically, creatively--for an entire year. As a series of impressions and reflections regarding contemporary American culture, and as an extended meditation on both our media and our society, Radio On is a keenly focused book that is as insightful as it is refreshing.

Josie and Jack

Josie and Jack
  • Author : Kelly Braffet
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-06-05
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780544052871
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Summary : In Josie and Jack, Kelly Braffet gives us a deliciously dark, suspenseful debut novel in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith. Beautiful, brilliant, and inseparable, Josie and Jack Raeburn live a secluded, anarchic existence in their decaying western Pennsylvania home. The only adult in their lives is their rage-prone father, a physicist, whose erratic behavior finally drives them away. Without a moral compass to guide them, Jack leads Josie into a menacing world of wealth, eroticism, and betrayal. His sociopathic tendencies emerge, and soon Josie must decide which is stronger: the love and devotion she feels for her brother or her will to survive. From its opening page to its shocking climax, this contemporary Hansel and Gretel story is compulsively readable and hugely entertaining.

The Housewife Assassin's Vacation to Die For

The Housewife Assassin's Vacation to Die For
  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-14
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 9780974021461
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Summary : An NSA scientist has disappeared with a deadly plague virus. Donna and Jack must find him before it is unleashed on Fantasy island. But first they'll have to deal with a nude sunbathing serial killer, a Lord of the Flies 'tween takeover, poison dart-throwing pygmies. And you call this a vacation?

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017
  • Author : Sarah Vowell,826 National
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-03
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781328664075
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Summary : “A gift . . . One wonders how the world might be different if works in The Best American Nonrequired Reading were indeed required.” —USA Today Sarah Vowell, author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States and other best-selling titles "gilded with snark, buoyant on charm" (NPR), worked with the students of the 826 Valencia writing lab to edit this year's anthology. They compiled new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and the category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
  • Author : Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-23
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781443436601
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Summary : One of our most accomplished and acclaimed writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a masterly collection of contemporary stories Paperback features the addition of a brand new story! In The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Mantel’s trademark gifts of penetrating characterization, unsparing eye and rascally intelligence are once again fully on display. Stories of dislocation and family fracture, of casual infidelities and sudden deaths with sinister causes, brilliantly unsettle the reader in that unmistakably Mantel way. Cutting to the core of human experience, Mantel brutally and acutely writes about marriage, class, family and sex. Unpredictable, diverse and sometimes shocking, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher displays a magnificent writer at the peak of her powers.

Manhunt

Manhunt
  • Author : James L Swanson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-13
  • Total pages :498
  • ISBN : 0062163337
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Anywhere but Here

Anywhere but Here
  • Author : Mona Simpson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-05-25
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9780307765369
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Summary : A national bestseller—adapted into a movie starring Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon—Anywhere But Here is the heart-rending tale of a mother and daughter. A moving, often comic portrait of wise child Ann August and her mother, Adele, a larger-than-life American dreamer, the novel follows the two women as they travel through the landscape of their often conflicting ambitions. A brilliant exploration of the perennial urge to keep moving, even at the risk of profound disorientation, Anywhere But Here is a story about the things we do for love, and a powerful study of familial bonds.

Men Chase, Women Choose

Men Chase, Women Choose
  • Author : Dawn Maslar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-18
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9780757319259
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Summary : Love is one of our strongest biological drives, but it can be frustratingly elusive and misunderstood. Music, literature, and movies are filled with common folklore about love and millions of TV viewers tune in to shows like The Bachelor and read the latest relationship tome with one simple hope: to uncover some nugget of mystic wisdom that will help them understand the exciting, addictive, insane experience called 'love'. Men Chase, Women Choose, is the first book to offer cutting-edge research that explains how the brain works when two people first meet, start to date, fall in love, and then move into long-term, real love. Maslar's unique approach brings together the latest and most relevant neurological, physiological, and biochemical research on the science of love while incorporating stories and examples of composite characters based on participants of her popular classes and seminars. She explains that 'love' is actually neural activity as well as the presence or absence of certain neurotransmitters that bathe the brain, and it follows a precisely timed path of four, easy-to-understand phases: the exciting norepinephrine-charged meeting phase; the addictive dopamine dating phase; the insane falling-in-love and losing your mind phase; and finally, the safe, warm and wonderful, true, long-term love phase. For the past decade Maslar has made it her mission to learn all she can about the science behind falling in love, including its evolutionary benefits. Her goal--and the purpose of this book--is to help men and women find and maintain love by understanding and applying the science behind it. The bottom line? We actually can have long-lasting, nourishing, exciting, passionate love with little or no risk!