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1. The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls · Moline Public Library
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic,...
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2. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

TIMOTHY SNYDER · TIM DUGGAN BOOKS
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

"The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism,...
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3. Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

Joshua Levine · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM CHRISTOPHER NOLANThe epic history of Dunkirk, May 1940: when more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation.The true history of the soldiers, sailors,...
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4. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

Diane Ackerman · W.W. Norton
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

The New York Times bestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal...
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5. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Erik Larson · Bismarck Public Library
Pages: 447
Format: Paperback

"Since reading this book I have recommended it to everyone... The lure of the serial killer drew me in but what kept me interested were the glimpses of our nation's past during a time that I knew very little about. ... Anyone with even the slightest interest in our history would enjoy...
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6. Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow · Penguin Books
Pages: 818
Format: Paperback

A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.In the first full-length...
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7. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
Pages: 1
Format: Audiobook

[Read by Robin Miles]The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture.Before John Glenn orbited Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, a group...
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8. Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Book

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times * The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * The Seattle Times * Esquire * Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books...
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9. No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

NAOMI KLEIN · Haymarket Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. Trump's vision -- a radical deregulation of the US economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism," and sweeping aside climate science to unleash a domestic...
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10. Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell · Back Bay Books; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what...
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