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The Metaphysical Club : A Story of Ideas in America

Louis Menand · Farrar
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for HistoryA riveting, original book about the creation of modern American thought.The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to talk about ideas. Its members included Oliver Well Holmes, Jr., future associate...
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Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

Joshua Wolf Shenk · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success   Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—Joshua Wolf...
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Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York

STACY HORN · Algonquin Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The gripping voices of the inhabitants of Blackwell's Island make this history come alive. Today it is known as Roosevelt Island. In 1828, when New York City purchased this narrow, two-mile-long island in the East River, it was called Blackwell's Island. There, over the next hundred years,...
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You Are Not Special: ... And Other Encouragements

David McCullough Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

David mccullough, Jr.'s now iconic high school commencement address was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high school students for nearly thirty years, McCullough expands on his speech, shares...
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The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

Ben Sasse · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future.Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled...
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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brene Brown · Avery; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times bestseller, now in paperback. From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong...
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Capture: A Theory of the Mind

David A. M.D. Kessler · Harper Wave
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, New York Times bestselling author Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad...
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Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies

Ann Hulbert · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the widely praised Raising America--a compelling exploration of child genius told through the gripping stories of fifteen exceptionally gifted boys and girls, from a math wonder a century ago to young jazz and classical piano virtuosos today. A thought-provoking book...
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But maybe we're wrong : thinking about the present as if it were the past.

Charles Klosterman · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"But What If We re Wrong? " visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about...
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The Brain Warrior's Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose

Daniel G. Amen · New American Library
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are ready to lead you to victory... When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, every day can feel like a battle. Forces are destroying our bodies and our minds. The standard American diet we consume is making us sick; we are constantly...
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