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book image Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
Between the Woods and the Water
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Fermor
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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts.
Contributors: Jan Morris

book image Beware of Pity
Beware of Pity
Stefan Zweig
Zweig
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The most widely read author writing in German prior to the rise of the Nazis, Zweig captures the torment of betrayal in a powerful study of affliction.
Contributors: Joan Acocella , Phyllis and Trevor Blewitt

book image The Big Clock
Big Clock
Kenneth Fearing
Fearing
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How does a man escape from himself? No book has ever dramatized that question to more perfect effect than The Big Clock, a masterpiece of American noir.
Contributors: Nicholas Christopher

book image Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby
Black Sun
Geoffrey Wolff
Wolff
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Black Sun is master biographer Geoffrey Wolff's picture of a brilliant and self-destructive man who sought to make his life into a work of art.

book image Blood on the Forge
Blood on the Forge
William Attaway
Attaway
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A savage vision of the Great Migration told through a bleak and harrowing story of three brothers.
Contributors: Darryl Pinckney

book image The Bog People: Iron Age Man Preserved
Bog People
P.V. Glob
Glob
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Conceived as a kind of a detective story, this classic of archaeological history—out of print for over thirty years—is a fascinating account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the Iron Age in Europe.
Contributors: Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Paul T. Barber , Rupert Bruce-Mitford

book image A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays
Bolt from the Blue
Mary McCarthy
McCarthy
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"Fierce, provocative, and lovely, a collection of small masterpieces, by one of the twentieth century's most dazzling minds." —Katie Roiphe
Contributors: A.O. Scott

book image A Book of Mediterranean Food
Book of Mediterranean Food
Elizabeth David
David
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Long acknowledged as the inspiration for such modern masters as Julia Child and Claudia Roden, A Book of Mediterranean Food is Elizabeth David's passionate mixture of recipes, culinary lore, and frank talk.
Contributors: Clarissa Dickson Wright

book image The Book of My Life
Book of My Life
Girolamo Cardano
Cardano
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At once picaresque adventure and campus comedy, curriculum vitae and last will, The Book of My Life is an extraordinary Renaissance self-portrait.
Contributors: Anthony Grafton , Jean Stoner

book image Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists
Born Under Saturn
Margot and Rudolf Wittkower
Wittkower
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A rare art history classic that The New York Times calls a "delightful, scholarly and gossipy romp through the character and conduct of artists from antiquity to the French Revolution."
Contributors: Joseph Connors