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T. E. Lawrence was a whirlwind of force in the mind-bendingly complex Middle East during World War I. Scott Anderson does a great job of describing the hallucinogenic jigsaw puzzle of diplomacy and war. Anderson’s Lawrence is a full and quirky human being; an adventurer and scholar from the start. Bonus: Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune is based on the life of Lawrence and this book makes a great companion read.

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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307476418
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Published: Anchor - June 3rd, 2014

T. E. Lawrence was a whirlwind of force in the mind-bendingly complex Middle East during World War I and Scott Anderson does a great job of describing the hallucinogenic jigsaw puzzle of diplomacy and war. Anderson’s Lawrence is a full and quirky human being; an adventurer and scholar from the start. Bonus: Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune is based on the life of Lawrence and this book makes a great companion read.
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ISBN: 9780385532921
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Published: Doubleday - August 6th, 2013

They seem to be marketing this as fiction, but I'd call it a mystery. And you'll learn a lot more about Greenwich and NYC society than you will about yoga. This book is fun from the first paragraph. For example, here's Coco considering a guest at a Greenwich Halloween party:‘The overly tie-dyed shirt said "costume" but the David Crosby-style goatee and smell of patchouli said "lifestyle."’

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The Yoga Club Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439187272
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Published: Gallery Books - December 20th, 2011

Holy smokes of Lankhmar, Fafhrd! These are stories to die for. If you thought the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories were the only great things Leiber ever wrote then you have another read coming. He pretty much invented urban horror and was ripping the advertising industry a new larynx way before Adbusters. Plus an enlightening intro by Neil Gaiman.

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By Fritz Leiber, Jonathan Strahan (Compiled by), Charles Brown (Compiled by)
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ISBN: 9781597802260
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Published: Night Shade Books - December 27th, 2011

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