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Running My Life

One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. ...

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Instructions for a Heatwave

It's July 1976. In London, it hasn't rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a ...

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Townie: A Memoir

In Townie, Andre Dubus II, reflects on his violent past and a lifestyle that threatened to destroy him-until he was ...

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San Miguel

The schooner from Santa Barbara arrives at the tiny, desolate island on New Year's Day, 1888. As the trunks are ...

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Waiting to Be Heard

Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit. In the fall of ...

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With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918

At the end of 1917 Britain and France faced a strategic nightmare. Their great offensives against Germany had been calamitous, ...

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