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Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir

Recommended for readers interested in birds, the subculture of bird-watching, and stories of personal discovery and change.

Running the Dream: One Summer Living, Training, and Racing with a Team of World-Class Runners Half My Age

Readers interested in running, the dynamics of pursuing high goals, and the life of a professional runner will find this book worthwhile.

The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think

This work will engage all readers interested in learning more about birds and natural history.

Un-American: A Soldier’s Reckoning of Our Longest War

This strident critique of the American military and its place in American society and culture, combined with Edstrom’s firsthand experiences in Afghanistan, will interest readers seeking primary source accounts of the War on Terror.

Crucible of Hell: The Heroism and Tragedy of Okinawa, 1945

Readers interested in rich foxhole perspectives in the Pacific theater of World War II will find this book worthwhile.


Bloody Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of World War II

Wheelan’s detailed, mainstream account of the Battle of Okinawa and its significance in World War II history will especially appeal to fans of military history interested in the Pacific Theater.

Life Is a Marathon: A Memoir of Love and Endurance

Readers interested in inspirational reading, running, and personal experiences with loved ones' mental illness will find this valuable and informative.

Asian Waters: The Struggle over the South China Sea and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion

In vivid and clear prose, Hawksley integrates current conditions in the South China Sea into centuries-old Chinese cultural traditions. Readers interested in international relations and U.S. foreign and defense policy will find this work fascinating.

The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

Concrete historical narratives breathe life into what could have been dry and abstract political science. Readers interested in world history, world leaders, and how history's lessons instruct future peacemaking will find this work compelling.

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