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Featured April 16, 2014
on CBS This Morning

A History of Cuban Baseball, 1864-2006 Peter C. Bjarkman

A History of Cuban Baseball, 1864-2006
by Peter C. Bjarkman

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Major League Baseball's 2006 World Baseball Classic shocked an international audience when an amateur team from Cuba met Japan in San Diego for the sport's first true world championship. But those who had paid attention to international tournaments were hardly surprised by Cuba's showing against all-star teams of American, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Venezuelan professionals. Cuban national teams have now reached the finals of 38 consecutive major world tournaments, won better Read More »

Featured April 16, 2014
on Morning Edition

Gandhi Before India Ramachandra Guha

Gandhi Before India
by Ramachandra Guha

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Here is the first volume of a magisterial biography of Mohandas Gandhi that gives us the most illuminating portrait we have had of the life, the work and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in modern history.
Ramachandra Guha—hailed by Time as “Indian democracy’s preeminent chronicler”—takes us from Gandhi’s Read More »

Featured April 16, 2014
on All Things Considered

Kinder Than Solitude Li Yiyun

Kinder Than Solitude
by Li Yiyun

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A profound mystery is at the heart of this magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li, "one of America's best young novelists" (Newsweek) and the celebrated author of The Vagrants, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Moving back and forth in time, between America today and China in the 1990s, Kinder Than Solitude is the story of three people whose lives are changed by a murder one of Read More »

Featured April 16, 2014
on Fresh Air - NPR

A Private Venus

A Private Venus
by Giorgio Scerbanenco

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The book that gave birth to Italian noir . .  .

Milan, 1966: When Dr. Duca Lamberti is released from prison, he’s lost his medical license and his options are few. But thanks to an old connection, he lands a job, although it’s a tricky one: guarding the alcoholic son of a plastics millionaire.

But Lamberti soon discovers that the young man has a terrible secret, rooted in Read More »

Featured April 16, 2014
on Diane Rehm Show - NPR

Mr. Putin Fiona Hill

Mr. Putin
by Fiona Hill, Clifford G. Gaddy

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Operative in the Kremlin

Vladimir Putin has been Russia's dominant political figure for more than a decade, but he is a man of many identities. He likes to play roles. The images that his public relations team has orchestrated range from big game hunter to scuba diver to biker, even night club crooner. It is reminiscent of the British cartoon character Mr. Benn. Observers have variously said, he has no face, no substance, no soul; he is "the Read More »

Featured April 16, 2014
on The View

The Last Days of Jesus Bill O'Reilly

The Last Days of Jesus
by Bill O'Reilly

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His Life and Times

Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked across Galilee; everywhere he traveled he gained followers. His contemporaries are familiar historical figures: Julius Caesar, Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate. It was an era of oppression, when every man, woman, and child answered to the brutal rule of Rome. In this world, Jesus lived, and in this volatile political and historical context, Jesus died—and changed the world forever. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling Read More »

Featured April 16, 2014
on Colbert Report

The Way Of The Knife Mark Mazzetti

The Way Of The Knife
by Mark Mazzetti

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The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world’s dark spaces: the new American way of war

The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place away from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the corners of the world where large armies can’t Read More »

Featured April 16, 2014
on PBS News Hour

My House Our House

My House Our House
by Karen M. Bush, Louise S. Machinist, Jean McQuillin

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Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household

With millions in the Boomer generation aging, single and still active, many are exploring non-traditional living arrangements. My House Our House is the story of three trailblazing women who came together to create a 21st century cooperative household. Alternative living arrangements account for a large and growing percentage of American households, and offer practical, economical solutions for people looking to live together for less and still maintain a high quality of life. CNN and Read More »

Featured April 16, 2014
on Katie

Skinny Meals Bob Harper

Skinny Meals
by Bob Harper

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Everything You Need to Lose Weight-Fast!

From Bob Harper, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Skinny Rules and Jumpstart to Skinny and the star of NBC’s ongoing smash reality show The Biggest Loser, come 100 delicious new recipes (all of them under 330 calories!), a month of new menu plans, and indispensable shopping lists and cooking tips that all follow Bob’s practical strategies for getting thin! THE TASTIEST MEALS FOR HELPING YOU LOSE WEIGHT—FAST! In Read More »

Featured April 15, 2014
on CBS This Morning

The Goldfinch Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

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The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel.

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident Read More »

Featured April 15, 2014
on Today

Betty Cornell's Teen-Age Popularity Guide Betty Cornell

Betty Cornell's Teen-Age Popularity Guide
by Betty Cornell

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Available again for a whole new generation of readers, the original 1950s popularity guide that was the inspiration for teen author Maya Van Wagenen’s memoir Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek!

Filled with fun tips and vintage wisdom, Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide offers advice and guidance for teens who want to be poised, self-confident, and “shiny bright.” Betty covers topics Read More »

Featured April 15, 2014
on Today

Popular Maya van Wagenen

by Maya van Wagenen

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Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

A breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity in a hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir.

Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular?
Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out. 

Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be Read More »

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