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The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America's Courtrooms

Kevin Davis · Penguin Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In 1991, the police were called to East 72nd St. in Manhattan, where a woman's body had fallen from a twelfth-story window. The woman's husband, Herbert Weinstein, soon confessed to having hit and strangled his wife after an argument, then dropping her body out of their apartment...
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How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

Edward Jay Epst · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American government...
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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7

Joanna Faber · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed "The Parenting Bible."For over thirty-five...
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Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films

Molly Haskell · Yale University Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

A film-centric portrait of the extraordinarily gifted movie director whose decades-long influence on American popular culture is unprecedented "Everything about me is in my films," Steven Spielberg has said. Taking this as a key to understanding the hugely successful moviemaker,...
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Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953

Simon Ings · Atlantic Monthly
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

Scientists throughout history, from Galileo to today's experts on climate change, have often had to contend with politics in their pursuit of knowledge. But in the Soviet Union, where the ruling elites embraced, patronized, and even fetishized science like never before, scientists lived...
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We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywoods Most Beloved Movie

Noah Isenberg · W W Norton
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

For the 75th anniversary of its premiere -- the incredible story of how Casablanca was made and why it remains the most beloved of Hollywood films.Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city of Casablanca itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton....
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We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywoods Most Beloved Movie

Noah Isenberg · W W Norton
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

For the 75th anniversary of its premiere -- the incredible story of how Casablanca was made and why it remains the most beloved of Hollywood films.Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city of Casablanca itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton....
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Democracy: A Case Study

David A Moss · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 784
Format: Print book

To all who declare that American democracy is broken -- riven by partisanship, undermined by extremism, and corrupted by wealth -- history offers hope. In nearly every generation since the nation's founding, critics have made similar declarations, and yet the nation is still standing....
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Daily show - the book : an oral history

Chris Smith · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated...
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The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping: A Novel

Aharon Appelfeld · Schocken Books Inc
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

From the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author ("One of the greatest writers of the age." - The Guardian) : a young Holocaust survivor, wounded in body and spirit, takes his first steps toward creating a new life for himself in the newly established state of Israel.Erwin...
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The Dark Flood Rises: A Novel

Margaret Drabble · Farrar
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A magnificently mordant reckoning with mortality by the great British novelistFrancesca Stubbs has a very full life. A highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly who is herself getting on in age, she drives "restlessly round England," which is "her last love . . . She wants...
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My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel

Sophie Kinsella · Dial Press
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Part love story, part workplace dramedy, part witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world, this is New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella's most timely and sharply observed novel yet. Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living...
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Like Death

Guy de Maupassant · New York Review Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

An NYRB Classics OriginalOlivier Bertin is at the height of his career as a painter. After making his name with his Cleopatra, he went on to establish himself as "the chosen painter of the Parisiennes, the most adroit and ingenious artist to reveal their grace, their figures, and their...
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The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Grove Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the ALA Carnegie Medal for Fiction,...
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The Fortunate Ones: A Novel

Ellen Umansky · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

One very special work of art - a Chaim Soutine painting - will connect the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in this enthralling and transporting debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles.It is 1939 in Vienna, and as the specter...
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The Dime

Kathleen Kent · Mulholland Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Brooklyn's toughest female detective takes on Dallas--and neither is ready for the fight. Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when...
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