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Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984880253
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Published: Viking - October 29th, 2019

 

The world wept when Notre-Dame burned. Ken Follett’s deep fascination with cathedrals, evident in his novel The Pillars of the Earth, comes fully to light here. He delves into the history of Notre-Dame, from its construction to its broad-reaching impact on cathedrals across the globe. (Carolee)


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Star Stories: Constellations and People Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780300241280
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

Our survival as a species came in part from recognizing patterns in the skies, and for decades books mostly talked about one culture’s constellations. Discover what the rest of humankind saw when they looked up many years ago and fall back in love with that beautiful middle place between art and science. (Caitlin)


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A Castle in Wartime: One Family, Their Missing Sons, and the Fight to Defeat the Nazis Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525559290
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Published: Viking - October 29th, 2019

Catherine Bailey serves up another wonderful historical narrative! It follows one family’s journey to not only survive WWII but to resist the Nazi war machine—all told from a woman’s perspective. If you like your history to read like a gripping novel, this is your book! (Carolee)


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Permanent Record Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250237231
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Published: Metropolitan Books - September 17th, 2019

The US government doesn’t want you to read this book! Whatever your opinion of Edward Snowden and his defining act, there is no better way for us to learn why he did what he did than from the man himself. This should be required reading for everyone who cares about our country. (Praveen)


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On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982129910
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 17th, 2019

Fiery medicine for a broken world, On Fire is required reading for environmentalists, especially readers on the fence about the Green New Deal. Based on a decade of journalism, this book offers a clear-eyed view of the current crisis and scrutinizes outcomes and lessons of recent climate fights. (Amber)


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One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399166662
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Published: Blue Rider Press - October 22nd, 2019

Last Sunday, I watered my plants & walked the dog. How ordinary, safe, & special that was. But what was that day like for the rest of America? In One Day, Gene Weingarten challenges us to look at a random, insignificant day (December 28th, 1986) through the eyes of newspaper articles and consider if there is ever such a thing as a regular day. (Caitlin)