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Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—And How It Will Reshape Our World

LAWRENCE D BURNS · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A deep dive into the race to develop and perfect the driverless car - an innovation that promises to be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the smartphone - by a veteran insider of the automotive and tech worldsIn Autonomy, former GM executive and current advisor to the Google...
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The Secret History of Magic: The True Story of the Deceptive Art

Peter Lamont · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Two renowned historians of stage magic team up to produce this definitive, engaging history of stage magic, from Ancient Egypt to David Copperfield.This is the story of how conjurors managed to survive in a world of modern wonders. It is a history of unbelievable tales. Behind the tall...
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Fearless: How an Underdog Becomes a Champion

DOUG PEDERSON · Hachette Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Doug Pederson's winning and inspiring memoir of becoming the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and their against-all-odds march to the Super Bowl championship. Doug Pederson took the Philadelphia Eagles to their first championship in 58 years with his fearless approach. With rare candor,...
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The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

William Atkins · Doubleday
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places.One-third of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless,...
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Chopin's Piano: In Search of the Instrument that Transformed Music

PAUL KILDEA · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The captivating story of Frédéric Chopin and the fate of both his Mallorquin piano and musical Romanticism from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.In November 1838, Frédéric Chopin, George Sand, and her two children sailed to Majorca to escape the Parisian winter. They...
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So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica

EDWARD GROSS · Tor Books
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling authors of the definitive two-volume Star Trek oral history, The Fifty-Year Mission, comes the complete, uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Battlestar Galactica.Four decades after its groundbreaking debut, Battlestar Galactica -- both the 1978 original and its 2004...
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Tooth and Nail: The Making of a Female Fight Doctor

Linda D. Dahl · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Fresh out of medical school, Linda Dahl began her surgical residency in the Bronx as a total fish out of water. Growing up in a Middle Eastern family in the American Midwest, she was a born outsider, and in her new community in New York, she felt even more isolated. Even at work she struggled...
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Behind the Line of Scrimmage: Inside the Front Office of the NFL

MICHAEL HUYGHUE · Center Street
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Former collegiate star, sports agent, and NFL Executive Michael Huyghue recounts his journey in professional sports and the challenges that remain for minorities to success as front office executives in the multi-billion dollar sports industry. The author's journey as an athlete and lawyer...
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Tropic of Football: The Long and Perilous Journey of Samoans to the NFL

Rob Ruck · The New Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

How a tiny Pacific archipelago is producing more players - from Troy Polamalu to Marcus Mariota - for the NFL than anywhere else in the world, by an award-winning sports historian Football is at a crossroads, its future imperiled by the very physicality that drives its popularity. Its grass...
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In the Name of the Father: Family, Football, and the Manning Dynasty

Mark Ribowsky · Liveright
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The story of America's most sacred and carefully constructed football dynasty is revealed in this unflinching family portrait.For generations, American athletes have enjoyed the ever-escalating celebrity lavished upon them when they combine on-the-field talent with off-the field charisma,...
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