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Review-The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World by Lincoln Paine


Alfred Thayer Mahan, a United States Navy flag officer and historian, has been called “the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century.” He wrote a book in 1890, The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660 – 1783, which set the world

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Review: The Exiles Return by Elisabeth de Waal


While amassing the family archives in preparation for writing The Hare with Amber Eyes (one of the bestselling books of the last decade for our store), Edmund de Waal discovered the manuscript of a novel by his grandmother, written in the

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A Review of On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes


The old chestnut, “If it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen,” comes to mind in reading Nicholas Basbanes’ sparkling new history of paper, published in October. Basbanes hands the reader a neat and compact history of the invention of paper

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"A wonderful establishment, with a splendid staff. This place helps redeem the Upper East Side of New York. Every reader in the area should make it a home away from home."

–Stephen Koch, Author and Former Chairman of the MFA Graduate Writing Program at Columbia

"A veritable book lover’s paradise"

– New York Social Diary

“Crawford Doyle is that rarity: a gorgeous store with the nuanced selection and incredible staff to back it up. They set a new benchmark for what a bookstore can be and do.”

– Dustin Kurtz, Marketing Manager at Melville House