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              Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West
               

              Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Belton, Catherine

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              A Sunday Times bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice [Putin's People] will surely now become the definitive account of the rise of Putin and Putinism. --Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic This riveting, immaculately researched book is arguably the best single volume w...ritten about Putin, the people around him and perhaps even about contemporary Russia itself in the past three decades. --Peter Frankopan, Financial Times Interference in American elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin's Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about, and who has orchestrated it? In Putin's People, the investigative journalist and former Moscow correspondent Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and the small group of KGB men surrounding him rose to power and looted their country. Delving deep into the workings of Putin's Kremlin, Belton accesses key inside players to reveal how Putin replaced the freewheeling tycoons of the Yeltsin era with a new generation of loyal oligarchs, who in turn subverted Russia's economy and legal system and extended the Kremlin's reach into the United States and Europe. The result is a chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB's revanche--a story that begins in the murk of the Soviet collapse, when networks of operatives were able to siphon billions of dollars out of state enterprises and move their spoils into the West. Putin and his allies subsequently completed the agenda, reasserting Russian power while taking control of the economy for themselves, suppressing independent voices, and launching covert influence operations abroad. Ranging from Moscow and London to Switzerland and Brooklyn's Brighton Beach--and assembling a colorful cast of characters to match--Putin's People is the definitive account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark conseq
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              ISBN 9781250787323
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              One Mile and Two Days Before Sunset
                

              One Mile and Two Days Before Sunset (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Adaf, Shimon; Translated by Greenspan, Yardenne

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              In this first volume of a trilogy by the celebrated Israeli poet, novelist, and musician Shimon Adaf, meet Elish Ben Zaken: a lapsed rock critic, sometime philosopher, and wholly unlikely private investigator --

              ISBN 9780374227036
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              Series Lost Detective Trilogy
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              What about the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction
                

              What about the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McDermott, Alice

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              A collection of essays, lectures, and observations on the art of writing fiction from Alice McDermott, winner of the National Book Award and unmatched virtuoso of language and image (Rebecca Steinitz, The Boston Globe) What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction gath...ers the bestselling novelist Alice McDermott's pithiest wisdom about her chosen art, acquired over a lifetime as an acclaimed writer and teacher of writing. From technical advice ( check that your verbs aren't burdened by unnecessary hads and woulds ) to setting the bar ( I expect the fiction I read to carry with it the conviction that it is written with no other incentive than that it must be written ), from the demands of readers ( they'd been given a story with a baby in it, and they damn well wanted that baby accounted for ) to the foibles of public life ( I've never subscribed to the notion that a film adaptation is the final imprimatur for a work of fiction, despite how often I've been told by encouraging friends and strangers, 'Maybe they'll make a movie of your novel, ' as if I'd been aiming for a screenplay all along but somehow missed the mark and wrote a novel by mistake ), McDermott muses trenchantly and delightfully about the craft of fiction. She also serves throughout as the artful conductor of a literary chorus, quoting generously from the work of other great writers (including Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Nabokov, Morrison, and Woolf ), beautifully joining her voice with theirs. These stories of lessons learned and books read, and of the terrors and the joys of what she calls this mad pursuit, form a rich and valuable sourcebook for readers and writers alike: a deeply charming meditation on the unique gift that is literature.
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              ISBN 9781250849229
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              The Pianist (Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Edition): The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
               

              The Pianist (Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Edition): The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Szpilman, Wladyslaw

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              On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor live on the radio as shells exploded outside--so loudly that he couldn't hear his piano. It was the last live music broadcast from Warsaw: That day, a German bomb hit the station, and Polish Radio... went off the air. Though he lost his entire family, Szpilman survived in hiding. In the end, his life was saved by a German officer who heard him play the same Chopin nocturne on a piano found among the rubble. Written in the immediate aftermath of the war, The Pianist conveys a shattering immediacy found in few books about that time and stands as a stunning testament to human endurance and healing through compassion.
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              ISBN 9781250249548
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              The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us
               

              The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lowman, Meg; Contributions by Earle, Sylvia A.

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              An eye-opening and enchanting book by one of our major scientist-explorers. --Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife Nicknamed the Real-Life Lorax by National Geographic, the biologist, botanist, and conservationist Meg Lowman--aka CanopyMeg --takes us on an adventure int...o the eighth continent of the world's treetops, along her journey as a tree scientist, and into climate action Welcome to the eighth continent! As a graduate student exploring the rain forests of Australia, Meg Lowman realized that she couldn't monitor her beloved leaves using any of the usual methods. So she put together a climbing kit: she sewed a harness from an old seat belt, gathered hundreds of feet of rope, and found a tool belt for her pencils and rulers. Up she went, into the trees. Forty years later, Lowman remains one of the world's foremost arbornauts, known as the real-life Lorax. She planned one of the first treetop walkways and helps create more of these bridges through the eighth continent all over the world. With a voice as infectious in its enthusiasm as it is practical in its optimism, The Arbornaut chronicles Lowman's irresistible story. From climbing solo hundreds of feet into the air in Australia's rainforests to measuring tree growth in the northeastern United States, from searching the redwoods of the Pacific coast for new life to studying leaf eaters in Scotland's Highlands, from conducting a BioBlitz in Malaysia to conservation planning in India and collaborating with priests to save Ethiopia's last forests, Lowman launches us into the life and work of a field scientist, ecologist, and conservationist. She offers hope, specific plans, and recommendations for action; despite devastation across the world, through trees, we can still make an immediate and lasting impact against climate change. A blend of memoir and fieldwork account, The Arbornaut gives us the chance to live among scientists and travel the world--even in a hot-air balloon! It is the engrossing, uplifti
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              ISBN 9781250849182
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              The Time of Our Singing
               

              The Time of Our Singing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Powers, Richard

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              A magnificent, multifaceted novel about a supremely gifted--and divided--family, set against the backdrop of postwar America On Easter day, 1939, at Marian Anderson's epochal concert on the Washington Mall, David Strom, a German Jewish emigre scientist, meets Delia Daley, a young... Philadelphia Negro studying to be a singer. Their mutual love of music draws them together, and--against all odds and better judgment--they marry. They vow to raise their children beyond time, beyond identity, steeped only in song. Jonah, Joseph, and Ruth grow up, however, during the Civil Rights era, coming of age in the violent 1960s, and living out adulthood in the racially retrenched late century. Jonah, the eldest, whose voice could make heads of state repent, follows a life in his parents' beloved classical music. Ruth, the youngest, devotes herself to community activism and repudiates the white culture her brother represents. Joseph, the middle child and the narrator of this generation-bridging tale, struggles to find himself and remain connected to them both. The Time of Our Singing is a story of self-invention, allegiance, race, cultural ownership, the compromised power of music, and the tangled loops of time that rewrite all belonging.
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              ISBN 9781250829672
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              Sorrowland
                

              Sorrowland (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Solomon, Rivers

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              A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction.

              ISBN 9781250849267
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              Finch
               

              Finch (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By VanderMeer, Jeff

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              From Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Borne and Annihilation, comes the paperback reissue of his cult classic Finch. This third installment of the Ambergris Trilogy follows a besieged detective as he unravels a series of mysteries in the city of Ambergris --

              ISBN 9780374538613
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              Grave Talent
               

              Grave Talent (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By King, Laurie R.; Edited by DeVries, Anna

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              In a town outside of San Francisco, a series of shocking murders has occurred, each victim a child. For Det. Kate Martinelli, just promoted to homicide, and her seasoned partner, a difficult case just keeps getting harder. It seems the only clue is an elderly woman, arguably the ...century's greatest painter, once convicted of strangling a little girl. Martin's Press.
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              City of Saints and Madmen
               

              City of Saints and Madmen (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By VanderMeer, Jeff

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              From Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Borne and Annihilation, comes the paperback reissue of his cult classic City of Saints and Madmen. By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and eyewitness reports inv...okes a universe within a puzzle box where you can lose-and find-yourself again --
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