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Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road

Matthew B Crawford - William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving that views the open road as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation. Once we were drivers, the open road alive with autonomy, adventure,...
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Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America

Nefertiti Austin - Sourcebooks
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The story every parent in America needs to read

The path to creating a family is almost never easy or straightforward. As a single African American woman, Nefertiti Austin knew her journey would be more challenging than most. Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti...

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Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Vivek Murthy - Harper Wave
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In this groundbreaking book, Murthy argues that loneliness is the underpinning to the current crisis in mental wellness and is responsible for the upsurge in suicide, the opioid epidemic, the overuse of psych meds, the over-diagnosing and pathologizing of emotional and psychological...

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One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America

Gene Weingarten - Blue Rider Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day - chosen completely at random - turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten...
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Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram

Isha Sesay - Dey Street Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"It is no accident that the places in the world where we see the most instability are those in which the rights of women and girls are denied. Isha Sesay's indispensable and gripping account of the brutal abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists provides...

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Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir

Marsha M. Linehan - Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others.

Growing up in the early 1960s, Marsha Linehan was a popular teenager from a big, Catholic...
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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A. N. Wilson - Harper
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, A. N. Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort's birth.

For more than six decades, Queen Victoria ruled a great Empire at the height...

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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe - Doubleday
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

"Meticulously reported, exquisitely written, and grippingly told, Say Nothing is a work of revelation."- David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon"[This] gripping account of the Troubles is equal parts true-crime, history, and tragedy...
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Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life

Carrie Underwood - Dey Street Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"I want to be healthy and fit 52 weeks of the year, but that doesn't mean I have to be perfect every day. This philosophy is a year-round common-sense approach to health and fitness that involves doing your best most of the time - and by that I don't...

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The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire

Francesca Cartier Brickell - Ballantine Books
Pages: 688
Format: Hardcover

The captivating story of the family behind Cartier, and the three brothers who turned their grandfather's humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon--as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives.

The Cartiers is the revealing...
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My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

Bakari Sellers - Amistad
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

What J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for the rural South, in this important book that illuminates the lives of America's forgotten black working-class men and women.Part...
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Shuttle, Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control

Paul Dye - Hachette Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the longest-serving Flight Director in NASA's history comes a revealing account of high-stakes Mission Control work and the Space Shuttle program that has redefined our relationship with the universe.A compelling look inside the Space Shuttle missions that helped lay the groundwork...
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Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar

Eric Alperin - Harper Wave
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A Kitchen Confidential for the cocktail profession, Unvarnished is a fly-on-the-wall narrative peek at the joys, pains, and peculiarities of life "behind the stick."When it opened a decade ago, the acclaimed Los Angeles speakeasy The Varnish - owned, designed, and managed by award-winning...
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In Pursuit of Disobedient Women: A Memoir of Love, Rebellion, and Family, Far Away

Searcey, Dionne - Ballantine Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

When a reporter for The New York Times uproots her family to move to West Africa, she manages her new role as breadwinner while finding women cleverly navigating extraordinary circumstances in a forgotten place for much of the Western world.

"A story you will not soon...
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Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character

James Stavridis USN - Penguin Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, a meditation on leadership and character refracted through the lives of ten of the most illustrious naval commanders in history

In his acclaimed book Sea Power, James Stavridis...
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The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

Sam Kean - Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb

Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been...
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Rachel Maddow: A Biography

Lisa Rogak - Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The first biography of the most popular anchor in cable news.

Rachel Maddow has beaten the odds in a way that's novel in today's America: she uses her brain.

In a world of banal and opinionated soundbites, she regularly crushes Sean Hannity's ratings thanks to her deeply...

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Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Haben Girma - Twelve
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"This autobiography by a millennial Helen Keller teems with grace and grit." -- O Magazine
"A profoundly important memoir." -- The Times
** As featured in The Wall Street Journal, People, and on The TODAY Show ** A New...
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Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

Jeffrey Rosen - Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In her own words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center.

This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more...

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American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

Kate Winkler Dawson - G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.

Berkeley, California, 1933....
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Wow, No Thank You.: Essays

Samantha Irby - Vintage
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

A Vintage Paperback Original.
A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby.

Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her....
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Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War

Ray Lambert - William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memoirs of our time, a tour-de-force of remembrance evoking his role as a decorated World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day.

At...
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Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir

Lacy Crawford - Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A riveting, lucid memoir of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her--at any cost When the elite St. Paul's School recently came under state investigation after extensive reports of sexual...
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To Stop a Warlord: My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace

Shannon Sedgwick Davis - Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

One woman's inspiring true story of an unlikely alliance to stop the atrocities of a warlord, proving that there is no limit to what we can do, even in the face of unspeakable injustice and impossible odds

"This compelling and inspiring book beautifully moves each of us to take...
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Edison

Edmund Morris - Random House
Pages: 800
Format: Hardcover

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.

Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered...
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America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

Steven M. Gillon - Dutton
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. from a leading historian who was also a close friend, America's Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon.

Through the lens of their decades-long...
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The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, Updated and Expanded Edition

Elizabeth Kendall - Abrams Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The inspiration for the five-part Amazon Original docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer This updated, expanded edition of The Phantom Prince, Elizabeth Kendall's 1981 memoir detailing her six-year relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy, includes a new introduction...
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Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future

James Shapiro - Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From leading scholar James Shapiro, a timely exploration of what Shakespeare's plays reveal about our divided land, from Revolutionary times to the present day

Read at school by almost every student, staged in theaters across the land, and long highly valued by both conservatives...
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With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace

Nikki Haley - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A revealing, dramatic, deeply personal book about the most significant events of our time, written by the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Nikki Haley is widely admired for her forthright manner ("With all due respect, I don't get confused") , her sensitive...

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More Myself: A Journey

Alicia Keys - Flatiron Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An intimate, revealing look at one artist's journey from self-censorship to full expression

As one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, Alicia Keys has enraptured the nation with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away...

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Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber

Susan Fowler - Viking
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Vogue, Forbes, and Cosmopolitan

The unbelievable true story of the young woman who faced down one of the most valuable startups in Silicon Valley history--and what came after

Susan Fowler was just twenty-five years...
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Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History

Cody Cassidy

Who wore the first pants? Who painted the first masterpiece? Who first rode the horse? This madcap adventure across ancient history uses everything from modern genetics to archaeology to uncover the geniuses behind these and other world-changing innovations.

Who invented th
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Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric

Thomas Gryta; Ted Mann, (Reporter) - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

This is the definitive history of General Electric’s epic decline, as told by the two Wall Street Journal reporters who covered its fall. Since its founding in 1892, GE has been more than just a corporation. For generations, it was job security, a solidly safe investment, and an elite...
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Travel Light, Move Fast

Alexandra Fuller - Penguin Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived

Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: "Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case...
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A Warning

Anonymous - Twelve
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.
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Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . And You Too!

Chelsea Handler - Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she’s had enough of the privileged bubble she’s...
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The Time-Saver's Workout: A Revolutionary New Fitness Plan that Dispels Myths and Optimizes Results

John Little - Skyhorse
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

There is something terribly wrong with the state of exercise as we know it presently. Sales of treadmills, running shoes, gym memberships, and yoga classes are at an all-time high, but so too are our national levels of obesity and type II diabetes. Ever since the 1960s the exercising public...
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Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey Through the Bitter History of China, Korea, and Japan

Michael Booth - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries.

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, "Two tigers cannot share...

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I Know You're in There: Winning Our War Against Autism

Marcia Hinds - Skyhorse
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

For parents of children with autism and doctors treating autism, this groundbreaking guide will give you the tools to help your child overcome the autism epidemic. Marcia Hinds and her family were told there was no recovery from autism. Her son, Ryan, would have to be stuck alone on Autism...
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Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving

Mo Rocca - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries - reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood...
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Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission

Stephen Puleo - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of the mission that inspired a nation to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine and began America's tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world

More than 5,000 ships left Ireland during the great potato famine in the late 1840s,...

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Facebook: The Inside Story

Steven Levy - Blue Rider Press
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

From renowned tech writer Steven Levy, the definitive history of one of America's most powerful and controversial companies: Facebook

In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. The site caught on like wildfire,...
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Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a chef in training, father, and sleuth looking for the secret of French cooking

Bill Buford - Knopf
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the best-selling, widely acclaimed Heat--a new hilariously self-deprecating, highly obsessive account of the author's adventures, this time, in the world of French haute cuisineBill Buford turns his inimitable attention from Italian cuisine to the food of France....
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The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource

Obi Kaufmann - Heyday
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State's single most complex and controversial resource: water. In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California's water infrastructure...
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A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir

Colin Jost - Crown
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating.Colin Jost has six sets of stitches on his face alone. He's been punched in at least four different sketches on Saturday Night Live, including once by his boss, Lorne...
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After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

JULIE DOBROW - W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the extraordinary mother and daughter who brought Emily Dickinson's genius to light.

Despite Emily Dickinson's world renown, the story of the two women most responsible for her initial posthumous publication -- Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd...

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Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood

Colin Woodard - Viking
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The author of American Nations returns to the historical study of a fractured America by examining how a myth of national unity was created and fought over in the nineteenth century--a myth that continues to affect us today Union tells the story of the struggle to create a national myth...
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Do You Mind If I Cancel?:

Gary Janetti - Flatiron Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

The Instant New York Times Bestseller

"From "Family Guy" to his own Instagram account, Janetti has been behind some of his generation's greatest comedy. This book of essays is no exception."
-- The New York Times

Fans of David Sedaris,...

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The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less

Tonya Dalton - Thomas Nelson
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Productivity expert and CEO of inkWELL Press Productivity Co. Tonya Dalton challenges women to rethink "busy" and intentionally live with a mindset of abundance

Overwhelmed. Too many women are swamped and exhausted by all they strive to do, ending most days feeling unsatisfied...

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The Address Book: What Our Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

Deirdre Mask - ST MARTINS PR
Format: Hardcover

An exuberant work of popular history: the story of how streets got their names and houses their numbers, and why something as seemingly mundane as an address can save lives or enforce power.

In a 2013 article for The Atlantic, Deirdre Mask documented the efforts by West...

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Adventures of a Computational Explorer

Stephen Wolfram - Wolfram Media
Pages: 421
Format: Hardcover

In this lively book of essays, Stephen Wolfram takes the reader along on some of his most surprising and engaging intellectual adventures in science, technology, artificial intelligence and language design.
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The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World's Most Famous Museum

James Gardner - Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Some nine million people from all over the world flock to the Louvre each year to enjoy its incomparable art collection. Yet few of them are aware of the remarkable history of that place and of the buildings themselves -- a fascinating story that historian James Gardner elegantly chronicles...
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Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

Mitch Albom - Harper
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can't help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic." --Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club and The Art of Memoir

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays...

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Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife

Bart D. Ehrman - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestselling historian of early Christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of human existence: where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from, and why do they endure?

What happens when we die? A recent Pew Research poll showed that 72% of Americans...
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Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Heumann, Judith - Beacon Press
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.

A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn't built for all of us and of one woman's activism--from...
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Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together

Belinda Luscombe - Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A smart and concise guide to staying together that draws on scientific findings, expert advice, and years in the marital trenches to explain why marriage is better for your health, your finances, your kids, and your happiness

Like you, probably, Belinda Luscombe would rather have...
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Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge

Sheila Weller - Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A remarkably candid biography of the remarkably candid -- and brilliant -- Carrie Fisher

In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller -- with heart and a profound feeling for the times -- gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni...

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Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers

Doug J. Swanson - Viking
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A twenty-first century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, oppression, and corruptionThe Texas Rangers came to life in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico. Nearly 200 years later, the Rangers...
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In the Hands of the People: Thomas Jefferson on Equality, Faith, Freedom, Compromise, and the Art of Citizenship

Jon Meacham - Random House
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham offers a collection of inspiring words about how to be a good citizen, from Thomas Jefferson and others, and reminds us why our country's founding principles are still so important today. Thomas Jefferson believed in the covenant between a government...
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Formation: A Woman's Memoir of Stepping Out of Line

Ryan Leigh Dostie - Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Cheryl Strayed's Wild meets Anthony Swofford's Jarhead in this powerful literary memoir of a young Army recruit driven to prove herself in a man's world.
Raised by powerful women in a restrictive, sheltered Christian community in New England, Ryan Dostie never imagined...
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Ordinary Girls

Jaquira Diaz - Algonquin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime." - Julia Alvarez

Ordinary Girls is a fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto...
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Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell

Tom Clavin - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill.

On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous...

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The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

Garrett M. Graff - Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"This is history at its most immediate and moving ... A marvelous and memorable book." - Jon Meacham

"Remarkable ... A priceless civic gift ... On page after page, a reader will encounter words that startle, or make him angry, or heartbroken."...
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You're Doing Great!: And Other Reasons to Stay Alive

Tom Papa - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Comedian and Live from Here head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a heartwarming group of short essays.Tom Papa is a little worried about you. You seem stressed, overworked and, frankly, a little mixed up. Everyone is fighting an overwhelming...
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Pearls of Wisdom: Little Pieces of Advice

Barbara Bush - Twelve
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The best advice First Lady Barbara Bush offered her family, staff, and close friends.
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The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President

Jill Wine-Banks - Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Obstruction of justice, the specter of impeachment, sexism at work, shocking revelations: Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside her trial by fire as a Watergate prosecutor.

It was a time, much like today, when Americans feared for the future of their democracy, and women stood up for equal...

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War Story: A Memoir

Steven Elliott - Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Every soldier has a war story.Steven Elliott's opens with the death of American hero Pat Tillman by "friendly fire" in Afghanistan -- when Army Ranger Elliott pulled the trigger, believing he and his fellow soldiers were firing on the enemy.Tormented by remorse and PTSD in the aftermath...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore - Quercus
Format: Paperback

With over a million copies already sold, this is the newly updated edition of the definitive collection of great speeches ancient and modern. From calls to arms to demands for peace, and from cries of freedom to words of inspiration, this stirring anthology captures the voices of prophets...
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Time Is Tight: An Autobiography

Booker T. Jones - Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited memoir of Booker T. Jones, leader of the famed Stax Records house band, architect of the Memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music.

From Booker T. Jones's earliest years in segregated Memphis, music was the driving force in his life. While...
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Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World

Carolyn Steel - Chatto & Windus
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From our foraging hunter-gatherer ancestors to the enormous appetites of modern cities, food has shaped our bodies and homes, our politics and trade, and our climate. Whether it’s the daily decision of what to eat, or the monopoly of industrial food production, food touches every part...
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Where War Ends: A Combat Veteran's 2,700-Mile Journey to Heal - Recovering from PTSD and Moral Injury through Meditation

Tom Voss
Format: Paperback

An Iraq War veteran's riveting journey from suicidal despair to hope

After serving in a scout-sniper platoon in Mosul, Tom Voss came home carrying invisible wounds of war - the memory of doing or witnessing things that went against his fundamental beliefs. This was not a physical...
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The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984

Dorian Lynskey - Doubleday
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop.

1984 isn't just a novel;...
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Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier

Alan Zweibel - Abrams Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

With his tender, funny memoir of four decades in the business, Alan Zweibel traces the history of American comedy

Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he caught...
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The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad

Mike Birbiglia - Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

With laugh-out-loud observations on the rollercoaster ride that is being a new parent, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning comedian Mike Birbiglia delivers a book that is perfect for anyone who has ever raised a child, been a child, or refuses to stop acting like a child....
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A Wild and Precious Life

Edie Windsor - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A lively, intimate memoir from an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism which opened the door for marriage equality.

Edie Windsor became internationally famous when she sued the US government, seeking federal...

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Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

Jerry Mitchell - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases - decades after they had gotten away with murder.

On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers....
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The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison

Jason Hardy - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A former parole officer shines a bright light on a huge yet hidden part of our justice system through the intertwining stories of seven parolees striving to survive the chaos that awaits them after prison in this illuminating and dramatic book. Prompted by a dead-end retail job and a vague...
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Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

INGRID FETELL LEE - Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explains how to cultivate a happier, healthier life by making small changes to your surroundings.

Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there...
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Perfectly Wounded: A Memoir About What Happens After a Miracle

Douglas Michael Day - Twelve
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The incredible true story of former Navy SEAL Mike Day, who survived being shot twenty-seven times while deployed in Iraq.On the night of April 6, 2007, in Iraq's Anbar Province, Senior Chief Mike Day, his team of Navy SEALs, and a group of Iraqi scouts were on the hunt for a high-level...
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Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz - Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory investigation of human and animal adolescence and young adulthood from the New York Times bestselling authors of Zoobiquity.

With Wildhood, Harvard evolutionary biologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and award-winning science writer Kathryn Bowers...
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The Complete Book of US Presidents: Third Edition

Bill Yenne - Crestline Books
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

From the first president, George Washington, to the most recent president, Donald Trump, the United States has seen a host of extraordinary men take office. Their stories are all included in The Complete Book of US Presidents by journalist and historian Bill Yenne. This book features...
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Empire of Democracy: The Remaking of the West Since the Cold War, 1971–2017

Simon Reid-Henry - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

The first panoramic history of the Western world from the 1970s to the present day, Empire of Democracy is the story for those asking how we got to where we are.Half a century ago, at the height of the Cold War and amidst a world economic crisis, the Western democracies were forced to undergo...
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Bowing to Elephants: Tales of a Travel Junkie

Mag Dimond - She Writes Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

In Bowing to Elephants, a woman seeking love and authenticity comes to understand herself as a citizen of the world through decades of wandering the globe. During her travels she sees herself more clearly as she gazes into the feathery eyes of a 14,000-pound African elephant and looks for answers...
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We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood

Tom Phelan - GALLERY BOOKS
Format: Paperback

"You don't have to be Irish to cherish this literary gift--just being human and curious and from a family will suffice." --Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of A Monk Swimming

In the tradition of Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes and Alice...

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George Washington, Entrepreneur: How Our Founding Father's Private Business Pursuits Changed America and the World

John Berlau - All Points Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A business biography of George Washington, focusing on his many innovations and inventions.George Washington: general, statesman...businessman? Most people don't know that Washington was the country's first true entrepreneur, responsible for innovations in several industries. In George...
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Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline

Loretta Lynn - Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Nashville version of Just Kids or Girls Like Us,ME & PATSY shares the never-before-told story of the remarkable relationship between legendary country queen Patsy Cline and country music icon Loretta Lynn.Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends--country icons and sisters...
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Change Is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World

Ben Orlin - Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The next book from Ben Orlin, the popular math blogger and author of the underground bestseller Math With Bad Drawings. Change Is The Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and wonderfully...
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Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health

Neal D Barnard MD - Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The shocking new science of how hormones are wreaking havoc on the body, and the delicious solution that improves health, reduces pain, and even helps to shed weight. Hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight...
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Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight

Amy Shira Teitel - Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Spaceflight historian and creator of YouTube's "Vintage Space" Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space.

A book that will appeal to readers of Fly Girls and The Astronaut Wives'...
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Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family

MITCHELL JACKSON - Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In a thrillingly alive, candid new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth, while examining the cultural forces - large and small - that led him and his family to this place.

With a poet's gifted...
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Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do

Carl J. Schramm - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The evangelist of entrepreneurship" (The Economist) reveals the true stories about how a range of entrepreneurs created their successful start-ups: hint, many of them never began with a business plan.

Business schools teach that the most important prerequisite...
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Apropos of Nothing

Woody Allen - Arcade
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited, enormously entertaining memoir by one of the great artists of our time. In this candid and often hilarious memoir, the celebrated director, comedian, writer, and actor offers a comprehensive, personal look at his tumultuous life. Beginning with his Brooklyn childhood...
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Code Blue

Mike Magee - Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"Code Blue" is the phrase customarily announced over hospital public address systems to alert staff to an urgent medical emergency requiring immediate attention.


How has the United States, with more resources than any nation, developed a healthcare system that...

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Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory with the Most Powerful Methods in History? From Medieval Bestiaries to Tibetan Mandalas

Lynne Kelly - Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Groundbreaking anthropologist and memory champion Lynne Kelly reveals how we can use ancient and traditional mnemonic methods to enhance and expand our memory.Our brain is a muscle. Like our bodies, it needs exercise. In the last few hundred years, we have stopped training our memories...
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Pie in the Sky Successful Baking at High Altitudes: 100 Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Breads, and Pastries Home-tested for Baking at Sea Level, 3,000, 5,000, 7,000, and 10,000 feet

Susan G Purdy - William Morrow Cookbooks
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Do your cakes collapse, soufflés slump, cookies crumble, and fruit pies fail? For those living at high altitude, baking can be a challenge at best, or a total disaster. More than thirty-four of the fifty United States, plus many Canadian regions, have cities and towns at altitudes of more...
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We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance

Linda Sarsour - 37 Ink
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the Women's March, shares how growing up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist, and empowered moved her to become a globally recognized activist on behalf of marginalized communities across the country.

On a chilly spring morning in Brooklyn, nineteen-year-old...
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Gentle on My Mind: In Sickness and in Health with Glen Campbell

Kim Campbell - Thomas Nelson
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The page-turning, never-before-told story of Kim Campbell's rollercoaster thirty-four-year marriage to music legend Glen Campbell, including how Kim helped Glen finally conquer his addictions only to face their greatest challenge when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.Kim...
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More Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood

Natasha Gregson Wagner - Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The heartbreaking, never-before-told story of Hollywood icon Natalie Wood's glamorous life, sudden death, and lasting legacy, written by her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner.More Than Love is a memoir of loss, grief, and coming-of-age by a daughter of Hollywood royalty. Natasha Gregson...
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Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares

Aarti Namdev Shahani - Celadon Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A heartfelt memoir about the immigrant experience from NPR correspondent Aarti Shahani.

Who really belongs in America? That question has chased every newcomer and many native born since the founding of the republic. In this heart-wrenching, vulnerable and witty memoir, journalist...

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The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge, and India's Quest for Independence

Anita Anand - Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic true story of a celebrated young survivor of a 1919 British massacre in India, and his ferocious twenty-year campaign of revenge that made him a hero to hundreds of millions - and spawned a classic legend.

When Sir Michael O'Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab,...
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Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

Gretchen Sorin - Liveright
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life -- the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie.The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line....
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The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero

Michael Kranish - Scribner
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Boys in the Boat and Seabiscuit, a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking but forgotten figure - the remarkable Major Taylor, the black man who broke racial barriers by becoming the world's fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow...
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Your Second Act: Inspiring Stories of Reinvention

Patricia Heaton - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining, inspirational book about second acts in life and reinventing yourself from beloved television actress Patricia Heaton - Emmy Award-winning star of Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle, and most recently, Carol's Second Act.Patricia Heaton is one of TV's most recognizable...
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Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond

Alexandra Horowitz - Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike.

We keep dogs and are kept...
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In the Country of Women: A Memoir

Susan Straight - Catapult
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

To understand my daughters and their sisterhood, you have to know the women, and sisters, who came before. In the Country of Women is a valuable social history and a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women. In inland Southern California, near the desert...
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The Journey to the Mayflower: God's Outlaws and the Invention of Freedom

Stephen Tomkins - Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative and immersive history of the far-reaching events in England that led to the sailing of the Mayflower.2020 brings readers the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower -- the ship that took the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World. It is a foundational event in American...
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Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

M.D. Sanjay Gupta M.D. - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon...
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Gordon H. Chang - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.

From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China...
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The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945

Sinclair McKay - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A gripping work of narrative nonfiction recounting the history of the Dresden Bombing, one of the most devastating attacks of World War II.

On February 13th, 1945 at 10:03 PM, British bombers began one of the most devastating attacks of WWII: the bombing of Dresden. The first contingent...

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Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943

John C. McManus - Dutton Caliber
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

An engrossing, epic history of the US Army in the Pacific War, from the acclaimed author of The Dead and Those About to Die

"This eloquent and powerful narrative is military history written the way it should be." - James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
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The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life

Alex Trebek - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers, bringing entertainment and education into their homes five nights...
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Run for Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy

Mark Cucuzzella - Knopf
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The first running book by a leading pioneering running doctor and athlete, creator of the Air Force's Efficient Running program--the result of more than three decades of study, practice, and science that shows us in clearly illustrated and accessible text how easy it is to run efficiently...
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Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

Eliza Griswold - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold's Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight. This is an incredible true account of investigative journalism and a devastating...
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The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century

Clay Risen - Scribner
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century.

When America declared war on Spain in 1898, the US Army...
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Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving

Celeste Headlee - Harmony
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? This manifesto helps us break free of our unhealthy devotion to efficiency and shows us how to reclaim our time and humanity with a little more leisure.

Despite our constant search for new ways to optimize our bodies...
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