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1. 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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2. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Michael A. Singer · New Harbinger Publications/ Noetic Books
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul—now a #1 New York Times bestseller—offers simple yet profound answers to these questions. Whether this is your...
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3. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

Gary D Chapman · Northfield
Pages: 202
Format: Paperback

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language - quality time,...
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4. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan · Penguin Press
Pages: 447
Format: Print book

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writerBarbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something...
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5. Night

Elie Wiesel · Hill and Wang, New York; Translatio edition
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

From Barnes & Noble"In Night, I wanted to show the end, the finality of the event. Everything came to an end—man, history, literature, religion, God. There was nothing left. And yet we began again with night." First published in Argentina in 1955, Elie Wiesel's memoir about...
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6. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Jenny Lawson · Flatiron Books, 2015.
Pages: 329
Format: Print book

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.As Jenny says: "Some...
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7. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming

Paul Hawken · Penguin Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the worldIn the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer...
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8. The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

Karl Jacoby · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur.To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park,...
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9. The Devil in the White City

Erik Larson · Books on Tape; Unabridged edition
Format: Audio CD

Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that The Devil in the White City is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories...
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10. The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Jill Lepore · Knopf; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the worlds most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminismWonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time....
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11. Lab Girl

Hope Jahren · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

A New York Times 2016 Notable BookNational Best SellerNamed one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People"An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 So Far An illuminating debut memoir of a woman...
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12. White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 476
Format: eBook

"This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times "White Trash will change the way we think about our past and present." - T. J. Stiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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13. Who Rules the World?

Noam Chomsky · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

The world's leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rightsIn an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues...
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14. Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space - a powerful, revelatory contribution that...
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15. The View from the Cheap Seats: A Collection of Introductions, Essays, and Assorted Writings

Neil Gaiman · William Morrow
Pages: 544
Format: Print book

An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics - from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories - observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman's probing, amusing, and distinctive style.An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous...
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