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Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

George Packer · Knopf
Pages: 608
Format: Book

From the award-winning author of The Unwinding--the vividly told saga of the ambition, idealism, and hubris of one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history, set amid the rise and fall of U.S. power from Vietnam to Afghanistan.   Richard Holbrooke...
 
 
Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race

Lara Prior-Palmer · Catapult
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One of Entertainment Weekly's Most Anticipated Books of 2019 "Lara's searingly honest account of her astonishing rise from hopeless underdog to Mongol Derby Champion leaves grit in your teeth and dust in your hair. I laughed, I cried and I felt every bruise. I was riveted til the last...
 
 
My Dad, Yogi: A Memoir of Family and Baseball

Dale Berra · Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A candid and nostalgic father-son memoir by Dale Berra, providing a unique perspective on his legendary Hall of Fame dad, the inimitable and highly quotable Yogi Berra. Everyone knows Yogi Berra, the American icon. He was the backbone of the New York Yankees through ten World Series Championships,...
 
 
Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir

Jayson Greene · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss." --Cheryl StrayedFor readers of The Bright Hour and When Breath Becomes Air, a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief.As...
 
 
Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football

John Urschel · Penguin Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

John Urschel, mathematician and former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens--with biographer Louisa Thomas--tells the story of a life balanced between two passionsFor John Urschel, what began as an insatiable appetite for puzzles as a child quickly evolved into mastery of the elegant...
 
 
A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father

David Maraniss · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling yet affirming story of his family's ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication.Elliott...
 
 
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II

Alex Kershaw · Dutton Caliber
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator and Avenue of Spies returns with an utterly immersive, adrenaline-driven account of D-Day combat. Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions....
 
 
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age

Leo Damrosch · Yale University Press
Pages: 488
Format: Hardcover

Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of "the Club," a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join...
 
 
The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts

Joan Biskupic · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything...
 
 
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

Rick Atkinson · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 800
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply...
 
 
The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont

Shawn Levy · Doubleday
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A definitive history of Hollywood's most iconic, storied, and scandalous hotel.For nearly ninety years, Hollywood's brightest stars have favored the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home. An apartment house-turned-hotel, it has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore:...
 
 
At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Forgiveness

Hana Ali · Amistad
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Muhammad Ali's daughter captures the legendary heavyweight boxing champion, Olympic Gold medalist, activist, and philanthropist as never before in this candid and intimate family memoir, based on personal recordings he kept throughout his adult life.Athlete. Activist. Champion. Ambassador....
 
 
The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them

Stephen M. Silverman · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The electrifying, never-before-told history of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, populated by the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who built them, and the regular folks who sought their magical, albeit temporary, charms. Step right up! The Amusement...
 
 
Apollo's Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings

Roger D. Launius · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

An all-encompassing look at the history and enduring impact of the Apollo space programIn Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society. The Apollo missions marked...
 
 
When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom

Christopher Klein · Doubleday
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The outlandish, untold story of the Irish American revolutionaries who tried to free Ireland by invading CanadaJust over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. But these former foes had no intention of reigniting...
 
 
Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

Pamela D. Toler · Beacon Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Who says women don't go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly--Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. But women, it turns...
 
 
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

David McCullough · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story - the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.As...
 
 
The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

How the father and son presidents foresaw the rise of the cult of personality and fought those who sought to abuse the weaknesses inherent in our democracy.Until now, no one has properly dissected the intertwined lives of the second and sixth (father and son) presidents. John and John...
 
 
The Last Job: "The Bad Grandpas" and the Hatton Garden Heist

Dan Bilefsky · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of one of the most brazen jewel heists in history.Over Easter weekend 2015, a motley crew of six English thieves, several in their sixties and seventies, couldn't resist coming out of retirement for one last career-topping heist. Their target: the Hatton Garden Safe...
 
 
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Casey Cep · Random House
Format: Book

"A triumph on every level. One of the losses to literature is that Harper Lee never found a way to tell a gothic true-crime story she'd spent years researching. Casey Cep has excavated this mesmerizing story and tells it with grace and insight and a fierce fidelity to the truth."...
 
 
The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story

Aaron Bobrow-Strain · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system?When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida's mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona....
 
 
CSNY: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Peter Doggett · Atria Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The first ever biography focused on the formative and highly influential early years of "rock's first supergroup" (Rolling Stone) Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - when they were the most successful, influential, and politically potent band in America - in honor of the fiftieth...
 
 
The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

Janny Scott · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A parable for the new age of inequality: part family history, part detective story, part history of a vanishing class, and a vividly compelling exploration of the degree to which an inheritance - financial, cultural, genetic - conspired in one person's self-destruction.Land, houses, and money...
 
 
African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan

Thomas Lockley · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Warrior. Samurai. Legend."A readable, compassionate account of an extraordinary life." - The Washington PostThe remarkable life of history's first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society.When Yasuke arrived in Japan...
 
 
Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

Jared Cohen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world.Eight...
 
 
Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope

Karamo Brown · Gallery Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An insightful, candid, and inspiring memoir from Karamo Brown - Queer Eye's beloved culture expert - as he shares his story for the first time, exploring how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need.When Karamo Brown first auditioned...
 
 
In the Cradle of Storms: The Epic Story of One Diary, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of WWII

Mark Obmascik · Simon & Schuster Audio
Pages: 256
Format: Audiobook

The heart-wrenching but ultimately redemptive story of two World War II soldiers - a Japanese surgeon and an American sergeant - during a brutal Alaskan battle in which the sergeant discovers the medic's revelatory and fascinating diary that changed our war-torn society's perceptions of Japan.May...
 
 
Legend: My Life in Football

JOE NAMATH · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Timed for the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl "Guarantee," the NFL icon who first brought show business to sports is finally ready to tell the story of his spectacular rise and reign as "Broadway Joe," to his struggles with alcoholism, to the redemption...
 
 
Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination

Brian Jay Jones · Dutton
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. SeussDr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion...