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American Empire: The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home 1945-2000 By Joshua B. Freeman (Viking, $36)

An imaginative history of the second half of the 20th century in which the US emerges as an empire with a character all its own.

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Ghost Milk: Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins of London on the Eve of the Olympics By Iain Sinclair (Faber and Faber, $28)

A meditation on the destruction that can be wrought on a landscape by the excesses of development, including the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Yok By Tim Davys Harper (Harper, $22.99)

Humorous final novel in a quartet about a town whose inhabitants are all stuffed animals.

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