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Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon

Marc Eliot · Dey Street Books
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

This is the definitive biography of one of the most iconic, complex and enduring legends of Hollywood's golden age, whose major presence in American film, radio, television, stage and theater lasted beyond the second half of the 20th Century, and whose classic films are known throughout...

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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made - a must read for word mavens.

While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With...
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The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimer's Disease

Niki Kapsambelis · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring race against time: The courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there...
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Thank You for Being Late: Finding a Job, Running a Country, and Keeping Your Head in an Age of Accelerations

Thomas L Friedman · Farrar
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers

In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration--and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing...

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George lucas : a life

Brian Jay Jones · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George Lucas

On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker...
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River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope

Naomi Judd · Center St
Pages: 320
Format: Print book



Bestselling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar Naomi Judd shares her devastating personal story with depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease.

The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music...
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Island People: The Caribbean and the World

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro · Knopf
Pages: 484
Format: Print book

A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of each society, its culture and politics, connecting this region's common heritage...
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Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts

Harriet Goldhor Lerner · Touchstone
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

"If you want to know why Harriet Lerner is one of my great heroes, Why Won't You Apologize? is the answer. This book is a game changer." - Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rising Strong

"Harriet...
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Books for Living

Will Schwalbe · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.


Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn...
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Talking God: Philosophers on Belief

Gary Gutting · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"[Some say] Buddhism is not a religion because Buddhists don't believe in a supreme being. This simply ignores the fact that many religions are not theistic in this sense. Chess is a game, despite the fact that it is not played with a ball, after all." -- Jay Garfield, Yale...
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David Bowie: The Last Interview

David Bowie · Melville House
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

The massive, world-wide outpouring of grief at the death of David Bowie notably focused on not only his stunning musical output, but also his fascinating refusal to stay the same - the same as other trending artists, or even the same as himself. In this remarkable collection, Bowie reveals...
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A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

Ayelet Waldman · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day.

When a small vial arrives...
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The Ground Has Shifted: The Future of the Black Church in Post-Racial America

Walter E Fluker · New York University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

If we are in a post-racial era, then what is the future of the Black Church? If the U.S. will at some time in the future be free from discrimination and prejudices that are based on race how will that affect the church's very identity?In The Ground Has Shifted, Walter Earl Fluker passionately...
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Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis

Mark Shriver · Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A down-to-earth and deeply intimate portrait of Pope Francis and his faith, based on interviews with the men and women who knew him simply as Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Early on the evening of March 13, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's...
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Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself

Kenneth L Feder · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Presenting "the real deal" of American antiquity - as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows - Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America's first peoples.

Part travel guide,...
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Tippi: A Memoir

Tippi Hedren · Harpercollins
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In this absorbing and surprising memoir, one of the biggest names of classic Hollywood - the star of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Marnie - tells her story, including never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some of the biggest cult films of all time.

For decades, Tippi...

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100 Things You Can Do to Stay Fit and Healthy: Simple Steps to Better Your Body and Improve Your Mind

Scott Douglas · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

Looking to revamp and revitalize your fitness and get healthier, but not sure where to start? Well look no further than running guru and health expert Scott Douglas's 100 Things You Can Do to Stay Fit and Healthy . Each short section in this tome features a simple, and easy-to-implement,...
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Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire

Kevin Deutsch · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 266
Format: Print book

In 2015, Baltimore plunged into the worst American riots in recent history. In the chaos, two high school honor-roll students, "Brick" and "Wax, used their smarts, computer skills, ambition and gang connections to change the world of illegal drugs forever. With their gang...
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Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in an Age of Idiot Savants

David Bosworth

In Conscientious Thinking, David Bosworth cuts through all the noise of today's political dysfunction and cultural wars to sound the deeper causes of our discontent. Americans are living, he argues, in a profoundly transitional era, one in which the commonsense beliefs o

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Nicotine

Gregor Hens · Other Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

By turns philosophical and darkly comic, an ex-smoker's meditation on the nature and consequences of his nearly lifelong addiction

Written with the passion of an obsessive, Nicotine addresses a lifelong addiction, from the thrill of the first drag to the perennial...
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