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“The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt”

Meticulously researched and clearly presented, “The First Tycoon” reconstructs the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the wealthiest man of his time.

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Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease

“Manufacturing Depression”

Depression: a frame of mind or a sales tactic? “Manufacturing Depression” exposes the pharmaceutical industry’s role in developing depression as we know it.

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“Catching Fire”

Yet another reason to take cooking classes: “Catching Fire” posits that the linchpin of human evolution is the ability to cook.

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Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

“Adventures in Taxidermy”

In “Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy,” journalist Melissa Milgrom brings the world of taxidermy to life through interviews, observation, and her own firsthand accounts.

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Backing Into Forward: A Memoir

“Backing into Forward”

In “Backing into Forward,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer draws a candid picture of his life and career.

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The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

“The Wilderness Warrior”

Douglas Brinkley takes on Theodore Roosevelt’s efforts to save America’s wilderness in “The Wilderness Warrior,” a book as big as its subject.

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The Imperfectionists: A Novel

“The Imperfectionists”

Tom Rachman’s debut novel, about a bunch of foreign correspondents in Rome, makes a splash in the literary scene.

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Wolf Hall: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)

“Wolf Hall”

In “Wolf Hall,” Hilary Mantel tackles a larger-than-life character that has been exonerated, bashed, recast, and recycled for centuries: Henry VIII.

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Closet Cooking

Looking to mix up your menus? Enter Closet Cooking, a blog for those in search of unusual combinations and bold flavors.

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The Kitchn

The Kitchn nourishes the home cook with high-quality photography, sophisticated layout, and an astonishing amount and variety of posts.

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