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'Poems of Gratitude' assembles poetry of gratitude from around the world and throughout the ages

These poems remind us that gratitude is something we can celebrate every day of the year.

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How do the Pilgrims relate to immigrants today?

'However clichéd,' says The Mayflower' author Rebecca Fraser, 'there is a good deal of truth in the Mayflower legend!'

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'The Thin Light of Freedom' is a Civil War history that explores the forging of modern America
'The Thin Light of Freedom' is a Civil War history that explores the forging of modern America(image)



'Black Tudors' reveals a surprising and overlooked chapter of history
'Black Tudors' reveals a surprising and overlooked chapter of history(image)



'Troublemakers' follows the meteoric transformation of Silicon Valley’s founding generation
'Troublemakers' follows the meteoric transformation of Silicon Valley’s founding generation(image)



'Prairie Fires' author Caroline Fraser offers a substantial biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder
'Prairie Fires' author Caroline Fraser offers a substantial biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder(image)



'Lenin' illuminates one of history's most destructive leaders
'Lenin' illuminates one of history's most destructive leaders(image)



The most popular books in every state – they're not what you think

What's America reading? Politics, advice, and anything with a movie tie-in.

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Bumper crop of new US presidents biographies reflects the challenges they all faced
Bumper crop of new US presidents biographies reflects the challenges they all faced(image)



'L’Appart' is a painfully funny story of the joys and pitfalls of making Paris your home
'L’Appart' is a painfully funny story of the joys and pitfalls of making Paris your home(image)



Author Malachy Tallack dives into the world of 'un-discovered islands'

Some of these 'un-discovered islands' are products of myth and legend like the famous Atlantis. Others have more unexpected origins like fraud. And a few actually were once considered real by scientists and geographers as recently as this decade.

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'Franklin D. Roosevelt' examines the now-forgotten political opposition FDR faced at every stage
'Franklin D. Roosevelt' examines the now-forgotten political opposition FDR faced at every stage(image)



'Friends Divided' explores the remarkable, stormy friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
'Friends Divided' explores the remarkable, stormy friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams(image)



'Murder, Magic, and What We Wore' is the Diet Sprite of Regency romps
'Murder, Magic, and What We Wore' is the Diet Sprite of Regency romps(image)



How US women transformed the Olympics

'Fire on the Track' author Roseanne Montillo says that US athletes competing in the 1928 Olympics helped transform women's sports.

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'Traces of Vermeer' strives to figure out the actual nitty-gritty of Vermeer's craft
'Traces of Vermeer' strives to figure out the actual nitty-gritty of Vermeer's craft(image)



'Greater Gotham' traces New York's transformation into capital of the Western world
'Greater Gotham' traces New York's transformation into capital of the Western world(image)



'The Misfit’s Manifesto' argues in favor of compassion, justice, and love for all
'The Misfit’s Manifesto' argues in favor of compassion, justice, and love for all(image)



Philip Pullman releases 'The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage,' to rave reviews

Critics note that the new book is dark, but most agree that it's 'a stunning achievement.'

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'Blood Brothers' details the strange, history-defying friendship of Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull
'Blood Brothers' details the strange, history-defying friendship of Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull(image)