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Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow · Penguin Books
Pages: 818
Format: Paperback

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 ~ 7:00pm In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton...
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Book

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 ~ 7:00pm The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions...
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The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

Sam Kean · Back Bay Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 ~ 7:00pm From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes more incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In THE VIOLINIST'S...
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The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe · Picador
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 ~ 7:00pm From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) --a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best"...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 464
Format: Book

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 ~ 7:00pm From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a #1 international bestseller - that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means...
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The Wright Brothers

David G McCullough · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 ~ 7:00pm #1 New York Times bestseller Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer...
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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Lindsey Fitzharris · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 304
Format: Book

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 ~ 7:00pm In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances made in germ theory and antiseptics between 1860 and 1875. She conjures up early operating theaters...
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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

MAXWELL KING · Abrams Press
Pages: 416
Format: Book

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 ~ 7:00pm Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness....
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