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  • The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish
    Emily Voigt
    Hardcover: 05/24/2016
    A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish"—the world's most ...
  • The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey
    Dawn Anahid MacKeen
    Hardcover: 01/12/2016
    An epic tale of one man's courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughter's quest to tell his story.
  • Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine
    Maximillian Potter
    Paperback: 07/28/2015
    Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romanée-Conti, ...
  • The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    Kim Barker
    Paperback: 03/06/2012
    A true-life Catch-22 set in the deeply dysfunctional countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, by one ...
  • Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
    Philip Connors
    Paperback: 02/28/2012
    A decade ago Philip Connors left work as an editor at the Wall Street Journal and talked his way into a job as...
  • The Third Wave: A Volunteer Story
    Alison Thompson
    Hardcover: 07/12/2011
    The Third Wave tells the inspiring story of how volunteering changed Thompson’s life, and provides an ...
  • The Lassa Ward: One Man’s Fight Against One of the World’s Deadliest Diseases
    Dr. Ross Donaldson MD, MPH
    Paperback: 07/20/2010
    Ross Donaldson is one of just a few who have ventured into dark territory of a country ravaged by war to study...

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