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The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

This vast project put hundreds of writers to work penning poems, describing barbecues, interviewing American Indians and taking down recipes for everything from soup to nuts, quite literally.

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We Are United in Our Digital Isolation

The paradox of the new media is that for each face-to-face interaction we sacrifice, we open up the possibility of connecting with thousands of like-minded people.

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The Lonely American by Jacqueline Olds & Richard S. Schwartz

Simple acts -- picking up the phone, sending a Christmas card -- can have profound consequences, not only for ourselves, but for our friends and family.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It by Andrew Ross

Ross' prescriptions for the future job market may seem difficult to achieve, but he argues convincingly that we must strive for these goals if we are to have any hope of humane, stable and equitable livelihoods in the future.

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The Error World by Simon Garfield

The reader benefits from this pent-up longing to share his heart's desire, because Garfield's elucidation of the allure of stamps is crystal-clear.

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A Ball, A Dog, and a Monkey by Michael D'Antonio

D'Antonio's knack for gentle humor enlivens his stories, keeping the unscientific reader engaged through his discussions of satellite trajectories, atmospheric conditions and radio signals.

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Killing for Coal: An Interview with Thomas G. Andrews

Andrews' book distinguishes itself from conventional labor histories by going beyond sociological factors to look at the total physical environment and the role it played in the lives of both labor and management, and how it would lead to the Ludlow Massacre of 1914.

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If Beale Street Could Talk by Robert Cantwell

This is, at its heart, a book about folklore that has been stretched to accommodate other outlets for the author's talents, but one that would have been stronger with a more narrow focus.

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Ruth Belville: The Greenwich Time Lady by David Rooney

Before radio signals and GMT, one family literally conveyed time itself from the Greenwich Royal Observatory to business people around London who would pay to know exactly where the clock's hands stood.

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The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

If there was anyone else living in Boston in 1919 whose life was not wracked by grief, poisoned by personal failure, or splattered with bloodshed, we do not meet them on Lehane's pages.

Emily F. Popek
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One Perfect Day by Rebecca Mead

It's hard to know which is more depressing: a church that has to prostitute itself by offering quickie weddings, or a couple to whom this compromise of a ceremony is the best they can do.

Emily F. Popek
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Democracy's Prisoner by Ernest Freeberg

Freeberg demonstrates, at times chillingly, how a nation caught in the grip of a war, popular or otherwise, can demonstrate shockingly little regard for individual liberties.

Emily F. Popek

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