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1. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

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. 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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3. The Zookeeper S Wife: A War Story

Diane ACKERMAN · Norton; First Edition edition
Format: Audio CD

A New York Times Bestseller Orion Book Award winner -- When Germany invaded Poland Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw -- and the citys zoo along with it With most of their animals dead zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages Another dozen guests hid inside...
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4. 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 bestseller

The 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...

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5. 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...

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6. American Gods

Neil Gaiman · HarperAudio; Unabridged edition
Format: Unabridged]

The storm was coming...For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder...
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7. You are a badass

Jen Sincero · Tantor Audio,
Format: eAudiobook

In this witty, refreshingly blunt guide, bestselling author Jen Sincero helps listeners to embrace their inner badass and achieve success in all areas of life.
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8. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam Grant · Penguin Audiobooks
Format: Audiobook

"Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world." - Malcolm Gladwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outliers...
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9. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

Joshua Hammer · Thorndike Press Large Print
Pages: 395
Format: Large Print Hardcover

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean s Eleven. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger...
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10. Extreme Prey

John Sandford · Penguin Publishing Group
Pages: 410
Format: eBook

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.

After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation - no longer employed by the Minnesota...
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11. We Should All Be Feminists (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie · Vintage; Reprint edition
Format: Kindle Edition

What does "feminism" mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay - adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half...
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12. The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman · Penguin Books, 2016.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed...
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13. In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 233
Format: Print book

National Best Seller

From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut - an "honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words." - Kirkus Reviews (starred)

In Other Words...
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14. 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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15. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Eckhart Tolle · New World Library; 1 edition
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now, already a word-of-mouth bestseller in Canada, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this...
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