A delightfully erudite and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history. Perfect for die-hard cruciverbalists and first-time puzzlers alike.
Celebrated Yale Professor Hansen charts the explorations and daring trade missions that began globalization and connected the world’s great societies.
An exhilarating, seductive investigation of an unsolved 1969 murder at Harvard which reveals one ambitious young woman’s story after decades of silence.
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The saga of Yellowstone’s most revered alpha male, an animal known for his unwavering bravery, remarkable benevolence, and his fierce commitment to his mate.
From the Pulitzer-winning author, a timely, inspiring portrait of Civil Rights Hero and US Congressman John Lewis that links his life to the quest for equal rights from the 1950s to today.
Obsession and rivalry, and a radical altering of our understanding of human evolution surround the discovery of ‘Ardi,’ the oldest skeleton of a human ancestor.
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Impossibly cheerful essays that laugh in the face of current political horrors, from Wisconsin native turned Washington Post columnist extraordinaire.
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Groundbreaking, soul piercing, Rankine urges readers to find pathways to conversation through a divisive moment in history.
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A vibrant graphic adaptation of the classic science memoir of Wilson’s lifelong quest to explore and protect the natural world.