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Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night

Jason Zinoman · Harpercollins
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman delivers the definitive story of the life and artistic legacy of David Letterman, the greatest television talk show host of all time and the signature comedic voice of a generation.In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined...
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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Michael Finkel · Knopf
Pages: 203
Format: Hardcover

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality - not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own....
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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Mark Kurlansky · Bloomsbury
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings...
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Disaster Falls: A Family Story

Stephane Gerson · Crown
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A haunting chronicle of what endures when the world we know is swept away

On a day like any other, on a rafting trip down Utah's Green River, Stéphane Gerson's eight-year-old son, Owen, drowned in a spot known as Disaster Falls. That same night, as darkness fell, Stéphane...
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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

Holly Tucker · W W Norton
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"A fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution ... Thanks to Tucker's sympathetic necromancy and her luscious resurrection of everyday detail, even in gilded palaces the human psyche seems familiarly deceitful and self-justifying." -- Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte's...

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The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap

Gish Jen · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another....
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Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes

Amy Sutherland · Harpercollins
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Drawing on her work at a shelter, her experiences living with two rescue dogs of her own, and years of research, bestselling author and Boston Globe columnist Amy Sutherland takes us on an unforgettable journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs - and the growing number...

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

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How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016

P. J. O'Rourke · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

This election cycle was so absurd that celebrated political satirist, journalist, and die-hard Republican P. J. O'Rourke endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. As P.J. put it, "America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692....
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Makeup Man: From Rocky to Star Trek The Amazing Creations of Hollywood's Michael Westmore

Michael Westmore · Lyons Pr
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Headline: A peak behind the Hollywood mask by one of its foremost makeup artists

In Hollywood's heyday, almost every major studio had a Westmore heading up the makeup department. Since 1917, there has never been a time when Westmores weren't shaping the visages of stardom. For their...
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The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America

Robert Klara · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In 1938, Mercedes-Benz began production of the largest, most luxurious limousine in the world. A machine of frightening power and sinister beauty, the Grosser 770K Model 150 Offener Tourenwagen was 20 feet long, seven feet wide, and tipped the scales at 5 tons. Its supercharged,...

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The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland

Rory Stewart · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of The Places in Between, "a flat-out masterpiece" (New York Times Book Review) , an exploration of the Marches - the borderland between England and Scotland - and the people, history, and conflicts that have shaped it

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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis

How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise...

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The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

Marc Bekoff · Beacon Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalfWide-ranging studies of animal intelligence and emotions have enabled us to learn ever more about what animals think, feel, and want. However, this...
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