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Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy

Govert Schilling · Belknap Press
Pages: 339
Format: Hardcover

It has already been called the scientific breakthrough of the century: the detection of gravitational waves. Einstein predicted these tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime nearly a hundred years ago, but they were never perceived directly until now. Decades in the making, this momentous...
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South and West: From a Notebook

JOAN DIDION · Knopf
Pages: 126
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard...
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Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

Valerie Jarrett · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"The ultimate Obama insider" (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history.When Valerie Jarrett...
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Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

Mary V Dearborn · Knopf
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years; the first to draw upon a wide array of never-before-used material; the first written by a woman, from the widely acclaimed biographer of Norman Mailer, Peggy Guggenheim, Henry Miller, and Louise Bryant. A revelatory...
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Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jeffrey S. Cramer · Counterpoint
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A thoughtfully researched, movingly presented dual-biography of two iconic American writers, each trying to find the ideal friend with whom they could share their journey through our imperfect world. Any biography that concentrates on either Henry David Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson tends...
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What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen

KATE FAGAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From noted on-air commentator and sports journalist Kate Fagan, the heartbreaking and vital story of college athlete Maddy Holleran, whose death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus and whose life reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the struggle of young...
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One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway

Philip Ashforth Coppola · Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 157
Format: Hardcover

For decades, Philip Ashforth Coppola has meticulously documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary drawings, detailing the terracotta mosaics, faience, and tile patterns that millions of riders pass by every day. Coppola's drawings are what Hyperallergic calls "the...
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The Dogist Puppies

Elias Weiss Friedman · Artisan
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Dogist Puppies, the follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Dogist, is a beautiful, funny, and endearing look at puppies. And with their sweet faces, soft bellies, and oversized paws, the puppies in The Dogist Puppies make this book even more irresistible than Friedman's first...
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The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century

MARK LAMSTER · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable--and influential--figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA's founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America's leading...
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Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever

Geoff Edgers · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Washington Post staff writer Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. Hair metal bands were selling out stadiums,...
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Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great

CHARLIE LEDUFF · Penguin Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A daring, firsthand, and utterly-unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy's ranch to Donald Trump's unstoppable campaign for President--at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was thereIn...
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Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

Annie Spence · Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Gen-X librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.Librarians spend their lives weeding. Not weeds, but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally and figuratively. They remove the ones...
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MacBook in easy steps: Covers macOS High Sierra

NICK VANDOME · In Easy Steps Limited
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

The MacBook is one of the most iconic devices of its kind and continues to develop as a stylish and powerful laptop computer. The MacBook now comes with the latest Apple operating system, macOS High Sierra, bringing an increased range of features and functionality. MacBook in easy steps,...
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The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books

Marta McDowell · Timber Press
Pages: 390
Format: Hardcover

"For gardeners, botanists, and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book looks at the beloved Little House on the Prairie author's relationship to nature." - Publishers Weekly The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books springs from a life lived in partnership with the land,...
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