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Bad Blood
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
John Carreyrou - Jan 28, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Ti...
Howl and Other Poems
Allen Ginsberg - Dec 31, 1958 (first published in 1956)
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Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.Howl & Other Poems is the single most influent...
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The Apple Trees at Olema
New and Selected Poems
Robert Hass - Apr 05, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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"The Apple Trees at Olema" includes work from Robert Hass's first five books--"Field Guide," "Praise," "Human Wishes," "Sun Under Wood," and "Time and Materials"--as well as a substantial gathering of new poems, including a suite of elegies, a series of poems in the form of notebook musings on the nature of storytelling, a suite of summer lyrics, a...
The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth
Kenneth Rexroth - Sep 01, 2004
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The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth assembles all of his published longer and shorter poems, and includes a never-before-published selection of his earliest work. Rexroth’s poems of nature and protest are remarkable for their erudition and biting social and political commentary; his love poems justly celebrated for their eroticism and depth of fe...
Undaunted
Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back
Jackie Speier - Nov 06, 2018
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An inspiring and powerful memoir of surviving the Jonestown massacre and becoming a fearless voice against injustice and inequality by California congresswoman Jackie Speier.Jackie Speier was twenty-eight when she joined Congressman Leo Ryan’s delegation to rescue defectors from cult leader Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. Ryan was ...
Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area
Ann Marie Brown - Jun 05, 2018 (first published in 2007)
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Moon Travel Guides: Your Adventure Starts HereWhether you're trekking through the wildflowers of the South Bay or the redwood forests of Marin, get a breath of fresh air with Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area. Flexible Hiking Options: Hikes range from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more ambitious hik...
Best Hikes with Kids
San Francisco Bay Area
Laure Latham - Jul 28, 2011
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CLICK HERE to download two sample hikes from Best Hikes with Kids San Francisco* Features more than 100 kid-friendly trails* A comprehensive guide for families hiking in the Bay Area!In this colorful guidebook to the best family trails in the entire Bay Area -- including Sonoma and Santa Cruz counties -- author Laure Latham developed her list of hi...
The Place That Inhabits Us
Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed
Sixteen Rivers Press - Apr 02, 2010
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Poetry. California Studies. Foreword by Robert Hass. The poems in this anthology embody what it's like to live in the astonishing weave of cities and towns, landscape and language, climate and history that make up the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Selected by the members of Sixteen Rivers Press, a regional poetry collective named after the web of...
Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys
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D. A. Powell - Nov 18, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, now in paperbackD. A. Powell’s fifth book of poetry, Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys, explores the darker side of divisions and developments, the interstitial spaces of boonies, backstage, bathhouse, and bar. With witty banter, emotional resolve, and powerful lyricism, this collection demonst...