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The Dragons of the Storm

by Peyton Moss

The Dragons of the Storm is the second book of George Robert Minkoffs projected trilogy about the founding of the Jamestown colony in Virginia in the first decade of the seventeenth century. As in the first volume, The Weight of Smoke,... Read More

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The Weight of Smoke

by Peyton Moss

The first novel of a trilogy about the lives of Captain John Smith and Sir Francis Drake, this is an ambitious, if sometimes problematic, book. Its title refers to tobacco, a crop indigenous to the New World, a substance sacred to the... Read More

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Small Acts of Sex and Electricity

by Peyton Moss

Conventional wisdom has it that college-educated women account for the single largest segment of the book-buying market, with privileged thirty-somethings (single, married, or married-with-children) at the heart of this demographic: good... Read More

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A Cabinet of Wonders

by Peyton Moss

In our entertainment-surfeited era, with everything from cables to satellite signals flooding our homes with hundreds of television channels, thousands of movies, and millions upon millions of Internet sites, we rarely remember or... Read More

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Two Years on the Alabama

by Peyton Moss

The naval history of the American Civil War offers two emblematic battles. One is the famous clash of the ironclads Monitor and Virginia (better known as Merrimac) in Hampton Roads, which opened a new chapter in warship design; the other... Read More

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Alejandro Malaspina

by Peyton Moss

Alejandro Malaspina was an eighteenth-century officer in the Spanish Navy, whose sailing exploits rival those of his near-contemporary, Captain James Cook, and whose visionary political notions were ahead of their time. He is little... Read More

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Marcel Proust

by Peyton Moss

Like all great novels, Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time stands alone, creating its own world and its own independent reality. Yet far more than most, it is a work intimately and inextricably intertwined with its author’s own... Read More

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In the Wake of Madness

by Peyton Moss

This book would make a wonderful movie. A true story of madness and murder aboard an American whaler in 1841, it summons such maritime classics as Mutiny on the Bounty, Billy Budd, and Moby Dick-indeed, Herman Melville himself was aboard... Read More

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