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Boxing's Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey
Written by Jack Cavanaugh

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 30, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6783-8 (0-8129-6783-6)

Among the legendary athletes of the 1920s, the unquestioned halcyon days of sports, stands Gene Tunney, the boxer who upset Jack Dempsey in spectacular fashion, notched a 77—1 record as a prizefighter, and later avenged his sole setback (to a fearless and highly unorthodox fighter named Harry Greb). Yet within a... Read more >
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Written by James Joyce
Introduction by John Banville

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8301-2 (0-8129-8301-7)

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Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes
A Memoir of Dublin in the 1950s
Written by Martha Long

Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-414-5 (1-60980-414-7)

When Martha Long’s feckless mother hooks up with the Jackser (“that bandy aul bastard”), and starts having more babies, the abuse and poverty in the house grow more acute. Martha is regularly sent out to beg and more often steal, and her wiles (as a child of 7, 8) are often... Read more >
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Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage

Written by Tim Robinson
Introduction by Robert Macfarlane

Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: August 5, 2008
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-277-3 (1-59017-277-9)

The Aran Islands, in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland, are a unique geological and cultural landscape, and for centuries their stark beauty and their inhabitants’ traditional way of life have attracted pilgrims from abroad. The Aran Islands, in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland, are a... Read more >

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A Smithsonian Natural History
Written by Michael Viney

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-294-2 (1-58834-294-8)

Ireland conjures up images of nature’s majesty: sweeping coastlines, rolling green hills, and secluded peat bogs and marshlands. A place of legendary beauty, it is also a land with a rich natural history. Michael Viney invites us to discover the geologic forces that created the island, peer into the famous bone... Read more >
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