Florian Illies - 1913: The Year Before the Storm

One of the most original and satisfying works of non-fiction in recent memory, 1913 offers a month-by-month chronicle of the year that led up to WWI, told entirely through vignettes drawn from the worlds of art, music, literature, politics, and culture. The end result is an evocative, entertaining, and sometimes troubling portrait of the world marching itself to war.

1913: The Year Before the Storm By Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by), Jamie Lee Searle (Translated by) Cover Image
By Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by), Jamie Lee Searle (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612193915
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Published: Melville House - October 7th, 2014

Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football - Nicholas Dawidoff

Great sports writing tells us about much more than sports, and such is the case with Nicholas Dawidoff’s superb new book about the hidden culture of the NFL. Embedded with the New York Jets and their colorful head coach, Rex Ryan, for a year, Dawidoff unveils the tensions, rewards, comedies, and tragedies experienced by NFL players and coaches but often out of view in a nation otherwise obsessed with professional football. Neither a booster nor a critic, Dawidoff relies on his immense talent as a writer, and his own humanity, to tell this fascinating story.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780316196789
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 9th, 2014

And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini

 

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, once again shows that he is a master storyteller and one of the finest craftsmen writing fiction today. And The Mountains Echoed (Riverhead, $28.95), exploring how the interwoven lives of one Afghan family intersect and echo across generations and geographic boundaries, is probably his most ambitious novel to date. It is a beautiful, searing, and evocative tale that makes the reader think hard about the convergence of circumstance and choice, the pull of family and country, and the pressures on a people who struggle to remain whole amid foreign occupation, the rise of radical Islam, and the tensions of the post 9/11 world.

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$28.95
ISBN: 9781594631764
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2013

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781594632389
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 3rd, 2014

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