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Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness

George Saunders · Random House Inc
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThree months after George Saunders gave a graduation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million...
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Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

Margaret J Meeker · Ballantine Books
Pages: 341
Format: Hardcover

Meg Meeker, M.D., acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, now turns to an equally powerful relationship in the family: the one between mother and son. From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2017: Special Anniversary Edition

Old Farmer'S Almanac. · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

What is 225 years old yet always of the moment? The Old Farmer's Almanac! America's oldest continuously published periodical, beloved by generations for being "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor," celebrates its unique history with a special edition and more readers...
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Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

Lawrence Goldstone · Ballantine Books,
Pages: 428
Format: Print book

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation. The feud between this nation's great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss,...
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Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.: Six Holy Objects That Tell the Remarkable Story of the Gospels

David Gibson · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The man who changed the course of history left no earthly trace of his existence . . . Who was Jesus of Nazareth and what do the relics left behind tell us about this fascinating figure? A burial box that has Jesus's name on it? A papyrus "gospel" referring to his wife? A piece...
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Extinction and Evolution: What Fossils Reveal About the History of Life

Niles Eldredge · Firefly Books Ltd.
Pages: 256
Format: Book

"This book is a splendidly illustrated and thoughtfully constructed account of one of the greatest ideas ever conceived by the human mind -- evolution. Eldredge has cleverly combined our knowledge of living organisms with instructive insights into the fossil record to convincingly...
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White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic

Stephen R. Bown · Da Capo
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Among the explorers made famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable cultures - T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, Richard Burton in Africa - Knud Rasmussen stands out not only for his physical bravery but also for the beauty of his writing. Part Danish, part Inuit,...
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Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything

Barbara Ehrenreich · Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed comes a brave, frank, and exquisitely written memoir that will change the way you see the world. Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the most important thinkers of our time. Educated as a scientist, she is an author, journalist, activist,...
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The Age of Sustainable Development

Jeffrey D. Sachs · Columbia University Press
Format: Print book

Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the worlds most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent...
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An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

Nick Bunker · Knopf; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent. In this powerful but fair-minded...
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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Nikil Saval · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the worlds work—our work—gets done. From Bartleby the Scrivener to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a fascinating,...
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The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters

Wes Moore · Random House Inc
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons - about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking - that led him to a new definition of success for our times. The Work is the story of how one young man traced...
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Have a Happy Family by Friday: How to Improve Communication, Respect & Teamwork in 5 Days

Dr. Kevin Leman · Revell
Format: Hardcover

Every member of a family plays a vital role in the health and happiness of the household. Everyone is important, deserves to be treated with love and respect, and needs to know that when they make mistakes they will still be loved unconditionally. And when every member of the family is pulling...
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