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How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword Puzzle: Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Master America's Favorite Puzzle
$23.14
Description
A guide to help you improve your solving skills and beat the New York Times crossword puzzle
ISBN
9780312365547
By
Reynaldo, Amy
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119529
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B
Runner's World Training Journal for Beginners: 52 Weeks of Motivation, Training Tips, Nutrition Advice, and Much More for Runners Who Are Just Starting Out
$7.70
Description
Runner's World Training Journal for Beginners provides the perfect framework to help new runners track a year's worth of runs, while providing them with the necessary structure and information to be the best runners they can be. Tailored to meet the unique needs of today's growing masses of new runners, this training journal includes the latest tips, advice, and motivation from the pros to keep runners going all year long. Using space provided for recording daily routes, mileage, times, and notes--as well as providing basic tips on training, nutrition, and injury prevention--runners will be able to track their progress as they achieve their running goals. Plus, peppered throughout the journal, readers will find inspiring quotes and testimonials from celebrity runners or running enthusiasts, as well as a dozen poignant profiles of "real people" who have overcome weight issues, illness, or their own worst fears by lacing up to start running.

The result is a daily dose of inspiration and running wisdom that will help new runners track a year's worth of runs and reach all their goals--whether they seek better aerobic conditioning, weight loss, or world records.

ISBN
9781609615390
By
Editors of Runner's World Maga
Publisher
Rodale Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119446
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B
Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
$6.16
Description
An incisive portrait of the American landscape that shows how geography continues to determine America's role in the world--from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography and Balkan Ghosts

As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father tell evocative stories about traveling across America in his youth, travels in which he learned to understand the country literally from the ground up. There was a specific phrase from Kaplan's childhood that captured this perspective: A westward traveler must "earn the Rockies" by driving--not flying--across the flat Midwest and Great Plains.

In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation of American geography often lost in the jet age. Traveling west, in the same direction as the pioneers, Kaplan traverses a rich and varied landscape that remains the primary source of American power. Along the way, he witnesses both prosperity and decline--increasingly cosmopolitan cities that thrive on globalization, impoverished towns denuded by the loss of manufacturing--and paints a bracingly clear picture of America today.

The history of westward expansion is examined here in a new light--as a story not just of genocide and individualism, but also of communalism and a respect for the limits of a water-starved terrain, a frontier experience that bent our national character toward pragmatism. Kaplan shows how the great midcentury works of geography and geopolitics by Bernard DeVoto, Walter Prescott Webb, and Wallace Stegner are more relevant today than ever before. Concluding his journey at Naval Base San Diego, Kaplan looks out across the Pacific Ocean to the next frontier: China, India, and the emerging nations of Asia. And in the final chapter, he provides a gripping description of an anarchic world and explains why America's foreign policy response ought to be rooted in its own geographical situation.

In this short, intense meditation on the American landscape, Robert D. Kaplan reminds us of an overlooked source of American strength: the fact that we are a nation, empire, and continent all at once. Earning the Rockies is an urgent reminder of how a nation's geography still foreshadows its future, and how we must reexamine our own landscape in order to confront the challenges that lie before us.

Praise for Earning the Rockies

"There is more insight here into the Age of Trump than in bushels of political-horse-race journalism. . . . Earning the Rockies is a tonic, because it brings fundamentals back into view."--The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

"A sui generis writer . . . America's East Coast establishment has only one Robert Kaplan, someone as fluently knowledgeable about the Balkans, Iraq, Central Asia and West Africa as he is about Ohio and Wyoming."--Financial Times

"Kaplan has pursued stories in places as remote as Yemen and Outer Mongolia. In Earning the Rockies, he visits a place almost as remote to many Americans: these United States. . . . The author's point is a good one: America is formed, in part, by a geographic setting that is both sanctuary and watchtower."--The Wall Street Journal

"A brilliant reminder of the impact of America's geography on its strategy. . . . Kaplan's latest contribution should be required reading."--Henry A. Kissinger

"Unflinchingly honest, this refreshing approach shows how ideas from outside Washington, D.C., will balance America's idealism and pragmatism in dealing with a changed world."--Secretary of Defense James Mattis

ISBN
9780399588211
By
Kaplan, Robert D
Publisher
Random House
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119117
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B
Dixie Rising: How the South Is Shaping American Values, Politics, and Culture
$4.99
Description
As we move toward the end of the century, Southern values have become American values. Southern politicians lead both political parties, and the South has powered the rightward shift in American politics over the course of the past three decades. The South is far and away the leading area of population and economic growth in America. People in Michigan are listening to country music and parishioners in California are worshiping at Southern Baptist churches. New Yorkers are lining up to hear Newt Gingrich speak and militia members in Idaho look at Southern neo-Confederates as allies and inspirations. And while the nation wrestles with problems of race, ethnicity, and diversity, no place has grappled with those problems longer, with both tragic and triumphant results, than the South. Applebome takes us on a wild ride through a South that is both undoubtedly new and still shaped by old ways. We visit Montgomery, Alabama, where an aging and ill George Wallace looks back and realizes that he's won; Charlotte, North Carolina, where the go-go spirit of the entrepreneurial New South and a vibrant political progressivism live side by side; Nashville, Tennessee, where country music suddenly finds itself the most popular thing on America's radio dial; Honea Path, South Carolina, where the ghosts of murdered strikers still haunt the town - and labor relations - sixty-two years later; Cobb County, Georgia, where old racial issues play out in a new suburban setting; Wilmington, North Carolina, where school segregation is again an issue, only this time those in favor of it are black. Applebome also takes us to Selma, Alabama, where veteran civil rights activists gather again to remember the past andwonder about the future; to the Mississippi Delta, where neon-drenched casinos and gourmet catfish farms are neighbors to some of America's most astonishing poverty; and Columbia, South Carolina, where a growing group of Southerners believe that the Confederacy was more than a los
ISBN
9780812926538
By
Applebome, Peter
Publisher
Crown
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119056
Location
B
Unpublished Correspondence of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
$6.38
ISBN
9780714813899
By
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri De
Publisher
Phaidon Publishers, Inc.
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118797
Location
B
A Shepherd's Watch : Through the Seasons With One Man and His Dogs
$6.09
Description
Charismatic David Kennard lives a life most people can only dream about. Farming on a spectacularly beautiful part of the Devon coast he has an almost telepathic bond with nature and with his working sheepdogs. His is a life filled with daily challenges, from the battles with wild Atlantic weather to the dramas of clifftop rescue, but it is also a life full of the richness of rebirth, and the Herriotesque delight in a way of life that has remained almost untouched by the modern world. Part diary, part homage to the countryside and the canine family that is so much a part of his life, David Kennard's extraordinary book is designed to touch the hearts and minds of city and country dwellers alike.
ISBN
9780755312351
By
Kennard, David
Publisher
Gardners Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118705
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F
The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook
$5.54
ISBN
9781843095712
Publisher
Hermes House
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118209
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F
The Habit of Loving
$5.18
Description
Ascher's musings on midlife center on such eternal women's themes as loss, change, loving and letting go--and they have been highly acclaimed.
ISBN
9780394565156
By
Ascher, Barbara Lazear
Publisher
Random House
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111586
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L
Letters to a Young Mathematician (Art of Mentoring)
$10.07
Description
The first scientific entry in the acclaimed Art of Mentoring series from Basic Books, Letters to a Young Mathematician tells readers what Ian Stewart wishes he had known when he was a student and young faculty member. Subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical--what mathematics is and why it's worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others--are dealt with in Stewart's much-admired style, which combines subtle, easygoing humor with a talent for cutting to the heart of the matter. In the tradition of G.H. Hardy's classic A Mathematician's Apology, this book is sure to be a perennial favorite with students at all levels, as well as with other readers who are curious about the frequently incomprehensible world of mathematics.
ISBN
9780465082315
By
Stewart, Ian
Publisher
Basic Books
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111370
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C
Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge
$9.99
Description

Witty and irreverent, informative and provocative, Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge is the highly readable story of Gordon Edgar's unlikely career as a cheesemonger at San Francisco's worker-owned Rainbow Grocery Cooperative. A former punk-rock political activist, Edgar bluffed his way into his cheese job knowing almost nothing, but quickly discovered a whole world of amazing artisan cheeses. There he developed a deep understanding and respect for the styles, producers, animals, and techniques that go into making great cheese.

With a refreshingly unpretentious sensibility, Edgar intertwines his own life story with his ongoing love affair with cheese, and offers readers an unflinching, highly entertaining on-the-ground look at America's growing cheese movement. From problem customers to animal rights, business ethics to taste epiphanies, this book offers something for everyone, including cheese profiles and recommendations for selecting the very best-not just the most expensive-cheeses from the United States and around the world and a look at the struggles dairy farmers face in their attempts to stay on and make their living from the land.

Edgar-a smart, progressive cheese man with an activist's edge-enlightens and delights with his view of the world from behind the cheese counter and his appreciation for the skill and tradition that go into a good wedge of Morbier.

Cheesemonger is the first book of its kind-a cheese memoir with attitude and information that will appeal to everyone from serious foodies to urban food activists.

ISBN
9781603582377
By
Edgar, Gordon
Publisher
Chelsea Green Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110606
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D
Clarinet Quintets
$9.34
SKU
B00000IX73
Publisher
Deutsche Grammophon
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Disc, case and artwork in excellent condition with little sign of use. May not include online digital copy. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
677028
Location
D1
You've Got to Be Modernis
$32.08
SKU
4042064001728
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Disc, case and artwork in excellent condition with little sign of use. May not include online digital copy. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1106032
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E
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1)
$4.99
Description
The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.
ISBN
9780679744399
By
McCarthy, Cormac
Publisher
Vintage
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1123323
Location
C
Lewis Carrolls through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There / Illustrated with 95 Wood Engravings by Barry Moser ; with a Preface and Notes by James R. Kincaid ; Text Edited by Selywn Goodacre
$57.54
SKU
B001NBOHT0
Publisher
University of California: Pennyroyal Press
Item Condition
Collectible, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1120950
Location
H
Heart of Darkness (Norton Critical Editions)
$5.54
Description
Missing words have been restored and the entire novel has been repunctuated in accordance with Conrad s style. The result is the first published version of Heart of Darkness that allows readers to hear Marlow s voice as Conrad heard it when he wrote the story. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with a generous collection of maps and photographs that bring the Belgian Congo to life. Textual materials, topically arranged, address nineteenth-century views of imperialism and racism and include autobiographical writings by Conrad on his life in the Congo. New to the Fourth Edition is an excerpt from Adam Hochschild s recent book, King Leopold s Ghost, as well as writings on race by Hegel, Darwin, and Galton. "Criticism" includes a wealth of new materials, including nine contemporary reviews and assessments of Conrad and Heart of Darkness and twelve recent essays by Chinua Achebe, Peter Brooks, Daphne Erdinast-Vulcan, Edward Said, and Paul B. Armstrong, among others. Also new to this edition is a section of writings on the connections between Heart of Darkness and the film Apocalypse Now by Louis K. Greiff, Margot Norris, and Lynda J. Dryden. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included."
ISBN
9780393926361
By
Conrad, Joseph
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1126535
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L
Ape House: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
$5.08
Description

The wildly entertaining new novel from the bestselling author of Water for Elephants.


Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships--but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language.

Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn't understand people, but animals she gets--especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she's ever felt among humans . . . until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what's really going on inside.

When an explosion rocks the lab, severely injuring Isabel and "liberating" the apes, John's human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime, one he'll risk his career and his marriage to follow. Then a reality TV show featuring the missing apes debuts under mysterious circumstances, and it immediately becomes the biggest--and unlikeliest--phenomenon in the history of modern media. Millions of fans are glued to their screens watching the apes order greasy take-out, have generous amounts of sex, and sign for Isabel to come get them. Now, to save her family of apes from this parody of human life, Isabel must connect with her own kind, including John, a green-haired vegan, and a retired porn star with her own agenda.

Ape House delivers great entertainment, but it also opens the animal world to us in ways few novels have done, securing Sara Gruen's place as a master storyteller who allows us to see ourselves as we never have before.

BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide.

ISBN
9780385523226
By
Gruen, Sara
Publisher
Spiegel & Grau
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1123459
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C
Nantucket The Last 100 Years Everday history from the pages of the Inquirer and Mirror
$6.67
ISBN
9780970710505
Publisher
Inquirer and Times Mirror
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108178
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L
Education for 1.3 Billion - On 10 Years of Education Reform and Development
$18.93
ISBN
9787560043708
Publisher
Foreign Language Teaching&Research Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107463
Location
F
The Danger Box - Audio Library Edition
$25.08
Description
An all-new mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer and The Calder Game.

Format: 6 CDs, Unabridged
Narrator: TBA

A sight-impaired boy in a small town.
A mischievous girl who won't stay in one place.
A mysterious notebook belonging to a world-famous scientist.
A fire.
A stranger.
A death.

These are the ingredients within The Danger Box, a new mystery from Blue Balliett.

ISBN
9780545249560
By
Balliett, Blue
Publisher
Scholastic Audio Books
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Disc is in rough condition with moderate defects. If it does not play we will refund you in full. May be missing online digital copy or liner notes. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1106714
Location
F
Falling Man: A Novel
$5.54
Description
There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years.

Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people.

First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life that he'd always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then Lianne, his es-tranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man. And their small son Justin, standing at the window, scanning the sky for more planes.

These are lives choreographed by loss, grief and the enormous force of history.

Brave and brilliant, Falling Man traces the way the events of September 11 have reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world. It is cathartic, beautiful, heartbreaking.

ISBN
9781416546023
By
Delillo, Don
Publisher
Scribner
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1126573
Location
L
Unbroken Line: Writing in the Lineage of Poetry
$6.14
Description
All the major formal aspects of poetry--from rhyme to meter and pantoum to villanelle--presented in an informal accessible style.
ISBN
9781890932084
By
Last, First
Publisher
Sherman Asher Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103044
Location
L
Juan de la Rosa: Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement (Library of Latin America)
$11.02
Description
Long considered a classic in Bolivia, Juan de la Rosa tells the story of a young boy's coming of age during the violent and tumultuous years of Bolivia's struggle for independence. Indeed, in this novel, Juan's search for his personal identity functions as an allegory of Bolivia's search for its identity as a nation. Set in the early 1800s, this novel is narrated by one of the last surviving Bolivian rebels, octogenarian Juan de la Rosa. Juan recreates his childhood in the rebellious town of Cochabamba, and with it a large cast of full-bodied, Dickensian characters both heroic and malevolent, from Juan's wise and self-sacrificing tutor, Brother Justo, to the ruthless colonial general Goyeneche. The larger cultural dislocations brought about by Bolivia's political upheaval are echoed in those experienced by Juan, whose mother's untimely death sets off a chain of unpredictable events that propel him into the fiery crucible of the South American Independence Movement. Outraged by Juan's outspokenness against Spanish rule and his awakening political consciousness, his loyalist guardians banish him to the countryside, where he witnesses firsthand the Spaniards' violent repression and rebels' valiant resistance that crystallize both his personal destiny and that of his country.
ISBN
9780195113273
By
Aguirre, Nataniel
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103008
Location
L
Vogue French cookbook
$6.90
ISBN
9780671067960
Publisher
Exeter
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1100281
Location
D
The Care and Handling of Art Objects: Practices in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
$7.31
ISBN
9780870993183
By
Shelley, Marjorie
Publisher
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745910
Location
C
Streetwise Prague Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Prague, Czech Republic
$5.28
Description
Streetwise Maps makes the best laminated Prague street map available for purchase on the market today. Easy to read and accordion fold for effortless use, all of our detailed travel maps are pocket size for discretion so you don't stick out like a tourist. Search for Streetwise Maps today to look for other great travel maps in addition to this Prague map.

About Streetwise Maps:

Originators of the laminated accordion-fold map, Streetwise makes WATER RESISTANT city maps, street maps, road maps & metro maps of major destinations around the world, including locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, South America and Asia. Streetwise Maps are designed AND printed in the United States.

ISBN
9781886705203
By
Streetwise Maps
Publisher
Streetwise Maps
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745696
Location
C