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The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia
David E. Hoffman
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin, Katherine Tiernan O'Connor
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Arun Gandhi, Marshall B. Rosenberg
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Eric Metaxas, Timothy Keller
Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63
Taylor Branch
The Path to Power
Robert A. Caro
The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity
Paul A. Johnsgard
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
Robin D.G. Kelley
Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese

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Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets Read Their Own Work From Tennyson to Plath (Book w/ Audio CD) - Elise Paschen, Rebekah Presson Mosby

I'm a believer that poetry wants to be read aloud, so this seemed like a great idea for an audiobook. Unfortunately, it really just ended up confirming my prior suspicion: poets are, almost without exception, their own worst readers. Even poets whose work I really enjoy, and whom I thought I would enjoy hearing—Frank O'Hara, Elizabeth Bishop—just really don't do their own works justice. Still, there are some great works here, and I did get turned on to one or two new poets. So that's something.