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NonFICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN
October 2017

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Biography

Admissions: Life As a Brain Surgeon by Henry Marsh
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A memoir by the award-winning author of Do No Harm traces his post-retirement work as a surgeon and teacher in such remote areas as Nepal and Ukraine, illuminating the challenges of working in difficult regions and finding purposeful work after a career.

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Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig
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The best-selling author of Opening Day draws on insider access to present an unauthorized portrait of the iconic champion fighter, arguing that race was a central theme in Muhammad Ali's career, faith and advocacy work and that his political beliefs and neurological health shaped his complex character.

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Craig & Fred: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other by Craig Grossi
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Tells the uplifting true story of a U.S. Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield and how they saved each other and now travel America spreading a positive message.

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Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years, No. 2 by Nelson Mandela & Mandla Langa. Prologue by Graça Machel
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A sequel to the best-selling Long Walk to Freedom completes the Nobel Prize Laureate's unfinished memoirs and is complemented by notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency.

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Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly
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An illustrated memoir by the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station shares candid reminiscences of his voyage, his colorful formative years and the off-planet journeys that shaped his early career.

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Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir of Power, Politics, and a Little Voodoo by Sally Quinn
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The veteran journalist and Washington insider reflects on the spiritual quest that has enriched her life and kept her grounded in today's dynamic political world, sharing stories from her writing career, celebrity marriage and experiences as a high-ranking figure in the capital's social scene.

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Grant by Ron Chernow
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington: A Life presents a meticulously researched portrait of the complicated Civil War general and 18th President, challenging the views of his critics while sharing insights into his prowess as a military leader, the honor with which he conducted his administration and the rise and fall of his fortunes.

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Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart by Scott Eyman
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Traces the 40-year friendship between Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart, offering insights into their differences and commonalities while exploring how their friendship shaped such memorable collaborations as The Grapes of Wrath and Twelve Angry Men.

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Hirschfeld: The Biography by Ellen Stern
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A definitive account of the life and career of the legendary Broadway caricaturist includes coverage of his achievements as an agent, his three marriages, his famous parties and the ongoing cultural influence of his distinctive creative style.

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Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte
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A portrait of the 31st U.S. president traces his difficult childhood and meteoric business career through his significant contributions during World War I and the Great Depression, sharing insights into his less-recognized economic and political achievements.

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I'm Fine: And Other Lies by Whitney Cummings
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The creator, writer and executive producer of 2 Broke Girls presents a laugh-out-loud personal account of her life and career, detailing her struggles with challenges ranging from anxiety and an eating disorder to relationships and pop therapy.

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In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope by Rana Awdish
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A first-person account from a young critical care physician describes how toward the end of her medical training she suddenly became a patient fighting for her own life, revealing how her experiences exposed her to flaws in today's care standards and how to better embrace the emotional bond between doctor and patient.

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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad
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A human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee traces the harrowing and ultimately inspiring story of her captivity by the Islamic State, describing how militants massacred the people of her Iraqi farming village, killing most of her family members and forcing her into prostitution before she escaped and became an advocate for human rights.

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Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
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The best-selling author of Benjamin Franklin draws on da Vinci's remarkable notebooks as well as new discoveries about his life and work in a narrative portrait that connects the master's art to his science, demonstrating how da Vinci's genius was based on the skills and qualities of everyday people, from curiosity and observation to imagination and fantasy.

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Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin
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The best-selling author of the Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, a personal journey that shaped his evolution from a curious youth to a ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer.

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Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis
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A portrait of the lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground cites his foundational role in the alternative rock genre while examining the contradictions, reinventions and extremes that marked his personal and professional endeavors.

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Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims
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The author of the best-selling How to Raise an Adult shares the story of her biracial upbringing in an America where ubiquitous and socially accepted racist norms constantly challenged her self-esteem, prompting her award-winning career in education and her perspectives on wisdom and the healing power of community.

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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe
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An intimate portrait of the music-culture icon shares insight into her use of experimental and revelatory lyrics while revealing the inspirations behind her most famous songs, from her youth on the Canadian prairie and struggles with childhood polio to her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption. By the author of Fascinating Rhythm.

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A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf by Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney. Foreword by Margaret Eleanor Atwood.
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Draws on previously unpublished letters and diaries to reveal the lesser-known friendships of female literary masters, from the influence of feminist Mary Taylor on Charlotte Brontë's writings to the erotically charged, love-hate associations between Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield.

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Sister of Darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist by Rachel H. Stavis with Sarah Durand
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A rare non-denominational exorcist, the subject of a forthcoming major motion picture, shares the story of her work wrestling hostile entities from infected souls, in an account that also offers her insights into how pain and trauma can make people vulnerable to energy-draining negative forces.

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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush. Foreword by Laura Bush.
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The fraternal twin daughters of the 43rd U.S. president share lighthearted and poignant personal stories and reflections from their lives within a powerhouse political dynasty, from their witness to their grandfather's presidency through their subsequent upbringing and work under the eyes of the Secret Service, public and paparazzi.

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Stand by Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life! by Rickey Smiley
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The stand-up comedian, radio personality and TV One star shares in-depth essays on the opinions he occasionally voices on the air, from parenting and education to his Baptist upbringing and absolute conviction about being true to oneself.

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Standing Strong by Teresa Giudice
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The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and best-selling author of Turning the Tables chronicles the tumultuous year after her release from prison, marked by her challenges as a single mother, her mother's passing and her father's severe health setback.

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Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands by Roger D. Hodge
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A history of the Texas borderlands by the author of The Mendacity of Hope illuminates subjects ranging from colonization and conquest through the war on drugs and regional genocide, offering additional perspectives based on the experiences of the author's seven-generation ranching family.

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The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman
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A controversial assessment of what the author identifies as the three distinct arcs of the fourth American president's career explores how he redefined the United States in each of his political roles through his design of the Constitution, co-founding of the Democratic-Republican Party and invention of wartime economic sanctions.

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Unqualified by Anna Faris. Foreword by Chris Pratt.
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The popular actress and host of the hit podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified shares funny stories about her misadventures with romance to offer offbeat counsel on navigating the bizarre, chaotic and ultimately worthwhile challenges of finding love.

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Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman
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The best-selling author of That Is All presents a memoir of his cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man and his observations on such subjects as the horror of freshwater clams and the evolutionary purpose of the mustache.

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Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero by Nancy Schoenberger
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A dual portrait of Western film titans John Ford and John Wayne shares insights into their productive collaborations and often turbulent relationship, providing behind-the-scenes details about the makings of such iconic films as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon while discussing each star's enduring legacy and influence.

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We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories that Are Funny, Complicated, and True by Gabrielle Union
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A powerful collection of essays on gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood and the realities of modern women also shares her wrenching experiences as a survivor of sexual assault, in a volume that seeks to raise awareness about the needs of victims of sexual violence.

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What Does This Button Do?: Iron Maiden and Other Extraordinary Rides of My Life by Bruce Dickinson
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A highly anticipated memoir by the multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden traces his myriad experiences outside of the entertainment industry while sharing insight into his solo work, his turbulent childhood, his battle with cancer and his views on the band's enduring cultural influence.

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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir by Amy Tan
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The best-selling author of such novels as The Joy Luck Club presents an intimate memoir on her life as a writer that explores formative experiences from her childhood and her evolving perspectives on the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.

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Business & Economics

The Kinfolk Entrepreneur : Ideas for Meaningful Work by Nathan Williams
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The popular author of Kinfolk Table and Kinfolk Home presents an inspiring compilation of insights from 35 of the world's most creative entrepreneurs, pairing engaging interviews with striking images of each person in his or her workspace while offering insights into how they effectively meet the challenges of today's world.

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The Power of Moments: Why Certain Moments Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
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The best-selling authors of Made to Stick explore why certain defining moments can be elevating and transforming, sharing the stories of people who have created and experienced such moments and how readers can facilitate meaningful, powerful moments of positive change themselves.

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General Nonfiction

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
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An intimate account of the rise and rein of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, describes, how after being hunted to near extinction by the 1920s, conservationists managed to restore the species against a backdrop of debates specifically affecting America's western regions.

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Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by John Bargh
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A leading expert on the unconscious human mind draws on 20 years of research to present a tour of the influences that shape everyday behavior, combining engaging anecdotes with the stories of remarkable discoveries about the role of science in everything from relationships and parenting to consumer behavior and business.

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Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders
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The best-selling author of The Making of Home presents a tour of Christmas holiday traditions from the original festival through today, touching on subjects ranging from gift wrap and the holiday parade to the first gag holiday gift book and the first official appearance of Santa Claus.

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Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-hop History by Chuck D. Foreword by Shepard Fairey.
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A comprehensive, chronological survey of rap and hip-hop from 1973 to the present, written by one of the industry's most influential lyricists, is based on his long-running show on Rapstation.com and details the most iconic moments and relevant songs from the genre's recorded history.

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Courage Is Contagious: And Other Reasons to Be Grateful for Michelle Obama by Nicholas Haramis, ed. Forewords by Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner. Illus by Joanna Avillez.
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A collection of 19 essays inspired by the memorable tribute, "To the First Lady with Love," includes contributions by a range of award-winning writers, celebrities, designers and chefs ranging from Chimamanda Ngochi Adichie and Tracee Ellis Ross to Alice Walters and Gloria Steinem, in a volume complemented by two essays by eighth-grade students.

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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet offers a carefully curated selection of her definitive writings in a volume spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career. By the author of Felicity.

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Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television’s Most Influential News Broadcast by Jeff Fager
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The executive producer of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from its almost accidental birth through five decades of in-depth reporting by talented producers and beloved correspondents, including Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft and more.

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The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup by John Feinstein
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A dramatic chronicle of the bitterly fought 2016 Ryder Cup discusses the multiple losses and recent death of Arnold Palmer that spurred a vengeful match between the American and European teams, citing the particular contributions of such figures as Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed.

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France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child by Alex Prud'homme & Katie Pratt
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From the co-author of My Life in France comes a revealing collection of photographs taken by Paul Child that document his and Julia Child’s years in France.

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Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead by Paul Vigna
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Published to coincide with the premiere of the eighth season, a guide to the popular AMC hit series by the reporter for the Wall Street Journal's "Walking Dead" column shares insider coverage of its storylines, characters, development and cultural relevance.

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Hunting El Chapo: The Thrilling Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most Wanted Drug Lord by Cole Merrell & Douglas Century
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Documents the inside story of DEA Special Agent Cole Merrell and his dangerous eight-year pursuit of the most-wanted drug kingpin of their time, a case that involved the infiltration of El Chapo's inner circle and a partnership with the elite Mexican Marines brigade.

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The Jacksons: Legacy by Jackson Family. Photos by Harrison Funk.
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Written by Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, a first-person visual history of the Jacksons combines exclusive interviews, anecdotes, quotes and previously unseen family archive photos tracing their meteoric rise and history-making tours.

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Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Heart of Consciousness by Eben Alexander
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The neurosurgeon-author of the best-selling Proof of Heaven aims to show that the brain is not responsible for consciousness, and uses this assertion to explore profound love and human connection.

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Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake & Deborah Herman
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An inside account by the youngest member of Charles Manson's cult describes her involuntary indoctrination by her parents at age 14 and the manipulation, psychological control and physical abuse that she endured before she was rescued and adopted by the police officer who arrested her.

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The Origins of Creativity by Edward O. Wilson
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A winner of the Pulitzer Prize grapples with the question of how the uniquely human expression of creativity—so central to our identity as individuals and, collectively, as a species—came about and how it has manifested itself throughout history.

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The River of Consciousness by Oliver W. Sacks
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The award-winning neurologist and author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat presents a collection of essays reflecting his passionate engagement with compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor, from evolution and creativity to memory and consciousness.

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Rossen to the Rescue: Secrets to Avoiding Scams, Everyday Dangers, and Major Catastrophes by Jeff Rossen
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An ultimate guide to surviving everyday and extreme catastrophes, written by the NBC National Investigative Correspondent and host of "Rossen Reports," shares essential recommendations for navigating problems ranging from identity theft and gas explosions to emergency medicine and online safety.

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Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy by Matthew Chavez
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The creator of the award-winning New York City sticky-note project presents a photographic tribute of favorite notes that celebrates the remembrances, messages of love and fierce calls to action that have been shared by thousands of people in major cities throughout America.

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Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and / or Ruin Everything by Zach Weinersmith & Kelly Weinersmith. Illus by Zach Weinersmith.
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The creators of the popular Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal webcomic present an illustrated investigation into the technologies of the near future, from deep-space travel to 3D organ printing, to offer insight into how they will work and what is needed to advance their readiness.

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Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities by Daniel Golden
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the best-selling The Price of Admission exposes how academia has become a center of foreign and domestic espionage, revealing how elite students and professors are being recruited as spies for high-risk, clandestine operations at the risk of national security.

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Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagan
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A portrait of the iconic founder of Rolling Stone magazine places his life and achievements against a backdrop of his first-person experiences with forefront events and artists, drawing on an extensive trove of personal documents and letters to include coverage of his ambiguous sexuality, reinvention of youth culture and influence on innumerable extraordinary lives.

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Ultimate LEGO Star Wars: Characters - Creatures - Locations - Technology – Vehicles by DK Publishing
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An oversized, definitive guide to the LEGO Star Wars universe shares encyclopedic coverage of every released set and minifigure and is complemented by engaging behind-the-scenes material covering early concepts through the most recent creations.

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Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life by Eric O'Grey with Mark Dagostino
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An inspirational speaker discusses how he overcame high-risk challenges with obesity and Type-2 diabetes by rescuing an equally at-risk shelter dog who shared his journey of recovery during a transformative year's worth of rehabilitating walks.

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The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey
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A lavishly designed, photographic chronicle of the Emmy Award-winning global media leader's spiritual journey describes the inspirational wisdom and insights she has received from spiritual leaders who have been featured on Super Soul Sunday broadcasts.

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Health and Fitness

Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Joel Fuhrman
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The revered nutrition expert, PBS personality and best-selling author of Eat to Live delivers a hard-hitting examination of the role of fast and processed foods in the nation's health crisis while outlining specific recommendations for long-term solutions, sharing complementary meal plans and recipes.

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Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally by Susan Blum. Foreword by Mark Hyman.
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The author of the best-selling The Immune System Recovery Plan shares science-based, drug-free recommendations for eliminating arthritis naturally and without gut-injuring, temporary pain suppressants, outlining a two-week plan for reducing inflammation while ridding the body of negative bacteria.

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The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever by Mark Sisson
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The author of the best-selling The Primal Blueprint reveals his ketogenic plan for resetting the metabolism in two easy steps, sharing guided meal plans, shopping lists and pantry-stocking advice for embracing a program for rapid and sustained weight loss.

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History

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger
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A high-energy portrait of the seventh American president focuses on his formative military prowess during the War of 1812 and his pivotal contributions to the capturing of New Orleans from the British. By the best-selling author of George Washington's Secret Six.

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Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel by Robert Gandt
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Explains how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state of Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

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Belonging: 1492-1900 by Simon Schama
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A second entry in a strikingly illustrated, three-part cultural history tie-in to the PBS and BBC series by the same name details the significant contributions of lesser-known figures while examining the ongoing Jewish search for a home where their faith and culture would not be marginalized. Story of the Jews No. 2

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Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship Between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill by Deanne Stillman
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Documents the unlikely friendship between Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull, tracing the events of their brief but important collaboration during Cody's 1880s Wild West Show and the impact of Little Big Horn, the contributions of Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull's assassination in 1890.

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The Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten
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The author and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything presents an account of the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister and how he met the challenges of the Blitzkrieg.

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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson by Gordon S. Wood
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A dual portrait of the second and third U.S. presidents shares insights into their disparate backgrounds, the partnership decisions that helped establish America's foundation and the unexpected ways their subsequent falling out and reconciliation corrected the course of a young republic. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire of Liberty.

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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum
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Draws on previously sealed records to prove that Joseph Stalin deliberately created his agricultural collectivization project to commit genocidal acts against the Ukrainians, citing the millions of peasants who died from starvation between 1931 and 1933 to solve a Russian political problem. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag.

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The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon
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By legitimizing bigotry and redefining so-called American values, a revived Klan in the 1920s left a toxic legacy that the author argues demands reexamination in today's America.

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Humor

Everything Is Awful: And Other Observations by Matt Bellassai
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The People's Choice Award-winning comedian behind the series "Whine About It" and "To Be Honest" presents a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling the awful moments of his life so far, from everyday indignities to the humiliations of the adult world.

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The Great Gasbag: An A-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World by Joy Behar with Larry Amoros
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The comedian and irreverent star of The View presents a satirical, alphabetical series of essays lampooning " the Orange One" and his administration, sharing lighthearted entries that include "G is for Gold," "P is for Pence" and "T is for Tweets."

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Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen
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A darkly whimsical chronicle of medicine's greatest mistakes incorporates vintage images and ads for historical cures, from morphine for colicky babies and strychnine for impotence to leeches for the common cold and liquefied gold for immortality.

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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery by Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal
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The YouTube personalities and creators of Good Mythical Morning present an ultimate fan's guide to adding Mythicality to a life, in a lighthearted reference that features stories and photos from the authors' lifelong friendship as well as a range of activity suggestions for laughing and learning more.

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Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron. Foreword by John Oliver.
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The host of the wildly popular podcast presents a collection of insights and observations by such guests as Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams and Barack Obama to explore how today's most recognizable figures handle the challenges of today, from parenting and relationships to sexuality and success.

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Political Science

Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together by Van Jones
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The CNN political contributor and host presents a deeply impassioned manifesto on how to transform political disputes into peaceful, effective changes, tracing the growth of the nonpartisan LoveArmy, the achievements of today's less-hailed but important activists and his recommendations for embracing patriotism.

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Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populists vs. the Establishment from Reagan to Trump by Laura Ingraham
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The best-selling author of The Obama Diaries traces the 45th President's unexpected election at the head of a misunderstood populist revolt, arguing that Trump has reinvented the Reagan years in his own image by attracting a new coalition of voters who disagree with GOP elitism.

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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President by Bandy X. Lee
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Explores the consensus of more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that President Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health.

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Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times by Nancy Koehn
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A Harvard Business School historian presents an in-depth portrait of five extraordinary figures—including Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Rachel Carson—to illuminate how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail.

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The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton by Jefferson Morley
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A revelatory account of the life, career and unsettling character of one of America's most powerful unelected officials reveals how he operated outside of public and government control from World War II through the Cold War, compromising the Agency with witch-hunt activity while cutting deals that compromised national security.

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God, Faith, and Reason by Michael Savage
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The host of The Savage Nation streaming radio program describes his absolute beliefs about the greatness of God and the significance of faith in America and in everyday people, arguing that the nation was founded on faith and that dwindling numbers of believers are having negative political consequences.

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Trump Is F*cking Crazy (This Is Not a Joke) by Keith Olbermann
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With over 50 individual essays adapted from the author's GQ web-series commentaries, including new up-to-the-minute material, this collection takes aim at President Donald Trump and his politics.

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Self-Help

Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy by Thomas Moore
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The best-selling author of Care of the Soul counsels readers on how to embrace healthier perspectives on aging through a rich spiritual life, sharing coverage of subjects ranging from depression and mentorship to sexuality and the spiritual paths that open later in life.

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The Art of Stopping Time: Practical Mindfulness for Busy People by Pedram Shojai
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The best-selling author of The Urban Monk outlines recommendations for innovative and mindful time management as inspired by ancient Chinese spiritual practices, demonstrating how overscheduled readers can find moments of transformative mental awareness during everyday tasks.

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Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
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An ex-Navy SEAL and host of the top-rated "Jocko Podcast" presents a motivational guide on how to achieve freedom through discipline, outlining the mental and physical practices that shaped his career and continue to help him reach fulfilling goals while outmaneuvering common pitfalls in the areas of procrastination, fitness and lifestyle habits.

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Social Science

Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back by Gretchen Carlson
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The former Miss America, mother of two and star news anchor recalls her career-risking decision to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace, shares the stories of women who have faced similar challenges and outlines recommendations from lawyers, psychologists and other professionals on how to resist injustice.

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From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
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The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes aims to expand readers' sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity.

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I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street by Matt Taibbi
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Presents an exploration into the roots and aftermath of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the police in 2014, sharing insights into the ensuing nationwide series of protests that reinforced the "Black Lives Matter" movement and transformed American politics. By the best-selling author of The Divide.

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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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A compelling portrait of the historic Barack Obama era, combining new and annotated essays from the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, includes the articles, "Fear of a Black President" and "The Case for Reparations" as well as two new pieces on the Obama administration and what is coming next.

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