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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It's easy to say that humans are "wired" for story, but why?
 
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The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific: 1945
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The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific: 1945

Drawing on meticulous research and unique personal access to the remaining survivors, Will Iredale follows a group of young men from the moment they signed up through their initial training to the terrifying reality of fighting against pilots who, in the cruel last summer of the war, chose death rather than risk their country's dishonourable defeat—and deliberately flew their planes into Allied aircraft carriers.
 
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China: A New Cultural History
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China: A New Cultural History

An internationally recognized authority on Chinese history and a leading innovator in its telling, Cho-yun Hsu constructs an original portrait of Chinese culture. Unlike most historians, Hsu resists centering his narrative on China's political evolution, focusing instead on the country's cultural sphere and its encounters with successive waves of globalization.
 
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Hiking California's Wine Country: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hikes
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Hiking California's Wine Country: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hikes

Hiking California's Wine Country covers 67 hikes in the area for hikers of all abilities. Up-to-date trail information and miles and directions will be featured throughout, as well as sidebars on local culture, trivia, and wildlife. GPS coordinates are available for all trailheads.
 
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Costa Rica Full-color Travel Guide 2016
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Costa Rica Full-color Travel Guide 2016Costa Rica Full-color Travel Guide 2016

Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor's Costa Rica shows off the splendor of the country's stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide.
 
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The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson [Audiobook]
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The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson [AudiobookThe Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson [Audiobook

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered.

 
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American Life - Penguin Readers - Level 2
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American life - Penguin Readers - Level 2American life - Penguin Readers - Level 2

Original / American English Most people around the world today know something about American life. The United States is a big country. Not all Americans are the same! In this book you will see the many faces of American life.

Audio added Thanks to elefanta

 
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