Remembering Shanghai

A Memoir of Scholars, Socialites and Scoundrels
By Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao

Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Scholars, Socialites and Scoundrels by Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao traces the story of the once wealthy Sun family from the founding patriarch, a bright and hard-working peasant youth who rises to high honor in the Imperial court, to...

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Rational Religion

The Mystery of Freemasonry and the Quest to Find the Jesus of History
By Tony Sunderland

Rational Religion by Tony Sunderland takes us on a journey of discovery back in time into the origins of religious rituals and faith. Could the embodiment of an all-powerful being to both the Catholic church and the secretive organization of the Freemasons have major similarities?...

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Rufus

James Agee in Tennessee
By Paul F. Brown

Rufus: James Agee in Tennessee is a biographical work put together by Paul F. Brown. Focusing on American writer James Rufus Agee, most famous for penning the classic novel A Death In The Family and the screenplay for The African Queen, Brown chooses to home...

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Red Scare in the Green Mountains

The McCarthy Era in Vermont 1946-1960
By Rick Winston

Red Scare in the Green Mountains: The McCarthy Era in Vermont 1946-1960 is a nonfiction historical work written by Rick Winston. Winston is a long-time resident of the Green Mountain state who, while volunteering to do research for a 1988 conference on the McCarthy Era,...

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Reconstructing the Shield of Achilles

An Artistic Reconstruction and Exploration of the Ingenious Ancient Greek Weapon Immortalized by Homer in Book 18 of the Iliad
By Kathleen Vail

The Trojan War is one of the earliest wars recorded in the history of human combat. The Iliad and the Odyssey are among the oldest extant works of western literature, written by the blind poet Homer in the eighth century. The Trojan War concerns the...

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Rise, Ruin & Restoration

A History of Sutter's Fort
By Cheryl Stapp

Rise, Ruin & Restoration: A History of Sutter’s Fort by Cheryl Ann Stapp is an engaging read that speaks about the iconic Sutter’s Fort built by John Sutter. The walled compound of Sutter’s Fort is imposing and sits on two full Sacramento city blocks bounded...

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Rembrandt Etchings

Looking at Rembrandt's Prints
By Michiel Kersten

Dutch artist of the Golden Age, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) is well known for his monumental paintings: portraits, allegorical and biblical scenes and much more. Rembrandt was an artist striving to paint pure emotion in all of his subjects. His masterful technique of light...

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Rise and Decline

Where We Are and What We Can Do About It
By Bruce D. Thatcher

Rise and Decline: Where We Are and What We Can Do About It by Bruce D. Thatcher is a timely book that explores the political crisis in the US. As the saying goes, “What goes up must come down,” so every nation that rises must...

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Rich Nation, Poor Nation

Why Some Nations Prosper While Others Fail
By Robert Genetski

Rich Nation, Poor Nation, subtitled Why Some Nations Prosper While Others Fail, is a compelling work on the positive aspects of Free Market Economics. The author, Robert Genetski, takes the basic wealth of nations as his baseline and demonstrates through statistical evidence and cogent argument...

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Raising Cain

The Plight of the Black Male in America
By Greg Salter

Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and W.E.B. Du Bois are names closely associated with literature that casts a critical look at the color line in very powerful ways. Now, Greg Salter, in his non-fiction book, Raising Cain: The Plight of the Black Male in America, re-examines...

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