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Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan H. Walsh
The award-winning video director and member of the Hallelujah the Hills band documents the story of the creation of Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" album against a backdrop of the political and cultural turmoil of 1968 Boston, examining how other famous or lesser-known period artists raised awareness about key historical events and issues.
Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans
The YACHT lead singer and VICE reporter celebrates the lesser-known contributions of women to the history of technology, sharing brief profiles of such boundary-breaking innovators as Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler and Stacy Horn.
Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menial by William Middleton
A dual portrait of celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil draws on unprecedented access to family archives to trace how they became one of the leading cultural forces of the 20th century through their groundbreaking exhibits, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums and work on behalf of civil rights.
The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair that Rocked the Crown by Penny Junor
The esteemed royal biographer and co-author of Wonderful Tonight traces the unlikely and extraordinary story of the once-reviled wife of Britain's Prince Charles, detailing her roles in some of the darkest days of the modern monarchy and helping restore its reputation as well as the changing public opinions about whether she should be queen.
Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story by Dianna De La Garza & Vickie McIntyre. Intro by Demi Lovato.
The mother of global superstar Demi Lovato describes how her own musical ambitions were challenged by an eating disorder, addictions and unhealthy relationships, sharing perspectives on her daughters' fame and the ways their family has endured adversity through faith.
From the Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love by Ray Allen with Michael Arkush. Foreword by Spike Lee.
A record-holding, two-time NBA champion reflects on his work ethic, on-the-court friendships and rivalries and what he has learned about what is needed for a long and successful career, in a memoir that includes coverage of his military upbringing and his unforgettable 2013 Game Six three-pointer.
Gator: My Life in Pinstripes by Ron Guidry
A legendary Yankees pitcher reflects on his years playing for one of the most storied teams in sports history, tracing his relationships with such contemporaries as Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner and Reggie Jackson.
The Girl from Kathmandu: Twelve Dead Men and a Woman's Quest for Justice by Cam Simpson
Documents the story of the massacre of a group of Nepalese men working as Defense contractors for the U.S. during the Iraq War, and the widow who dedicated herself to finding justice for her husband and the other victims.
Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beaten and Serge Klarsfeld by Beate Klarsfeld & Serge Klarsfeld. Trans by Sam Taylor.
A pair of European activists present the dramatic story of their work as Nazi hunters, describing their respective upbringings as survivors of persecution and their 50-year effort to expose, apprehend and prosecute Nazi war criminals, from torturer Klaus Barbie to Gestapo chief Kurt Kischka.
I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars by Valentin Chmerkovskiy
The world-championship-winning ballroom dancer famed for his appearances on Dancing with the Stars relates the failures and successes that have shaped his life, from his early childhood in Ukraine, to growing up as an immigrant in the U.S., to his rise to international fame.
Just the Funny Parts: And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys' Club by Nell Scovell. Intro by Sheryl Sandburg.
The veteran television writer and creator of Sabrina the Teenage Witch shares insights into Hollywood's sexual politics throughout the past 30 years through anecdotes involving some of the industry's biggest names, including Mark Harmon, Bette Midler, David Letterman, Candice Bergen and Conan O'Brien.
My Days: Happy and Otherwise by Marion Ross with David Laurell. Foreword by Ron Howard.
The real-life woman behind the Happy Days mom tells the amazing story of her life and career.
Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World by Miles J. Unger
Traces the story of Picasso's rise from an obscure young painter in Barcelona to one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, documenting the events of his first visit to Paris, his emergence as a leader of a group of bohemian artists, his gradual recognition by collectors and the 1906 creation of the disturbing masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.
Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang by Lamont "U-God" Hawkins
A dramatic account of the lesser-known story behind the meteoric rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, written by one of its founding members, traces his early years in 1970s Brownsville, New York, and how he and his fellow group members escaped the projects to make hip-hop history. A first book.
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin. Intro by Bryan Stevenson.
A revelatory memoir by a man who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a dangerously flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with dozens of fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration and his post-release decision to commit his life to prison reform.
To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism by Ross Douthat
The New York Times columnist, author of Grand New Party and influential conservative assesses the efforts of Pope Francis to change today's Roman Catholic Church, sharing insights into why the author disagrees with Francis' increasingly popular willingness to include and share communion with formerly excluded segments of the population.
To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration by Edward Larson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of The Return of George Washington presents an analysis of an exceptional year during the peak of exploration, 1909, that was marked by record-setting expeditions to the North and South Poles and the legendary K2 mountain in the Himalayas.
Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride. Foreword by Joe Biden.
The national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign presents a timely memoir about her struggles with gender identity and relationships against a backdrop of the transgender-equality movement.
Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Published to coincide with his 70th birthday, a memoir by the award-winning composer, producer and impresario of some of the most recognized musicals in theater history traces his half-century career, sharing insights into his eccentric, diverse family, his Oxford education, his creative process and the events that shaped his characters and productions.
Unsuccessful Thug by Mike Epps
The stand-up comedian and actor best known for his appearances in the Friday and Hangover films traces his career and celebrity relationships as well as the early brushes with the law and witness to Hollywood racism that shaped his work in comedy.
Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up by Elizabeth Smart
The activist author of the best-selling My Story shares counsel for trauma survivors on how to reclaim their lives and move forward with hope, drawing on her own experiences as an abductee, the insights of fellow survivors and conversations with leading thinkers and spiritual leaders to explore the meaning and power of hope to heal lives.
Business & Economics
How Do I Tax Thee?: A Field Guide to the Great American Rip-Off by Kristin Tate
The influential libertarian journalist presents a tour of the world of frivolous taxation to raise awareness about the drawbacks of big government, revealing how today's consumers are paying significant and obscure government fees for everyday products and utilities.
Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money - with a Little Help from My Dad by Danielle Town & Phil Town
The co-hosts of the popular "InvestED" podcast describe Danielle Town's year-long journey learning to invest in accordance with the practices and strategies of her father, hedge fund manager and best-selling author Phil Town, in a guide that outlines 12 lessons for profitably investing in companies with missions that match personal values.
Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by Elizabeth Willard Thames
Shares the deeply personal story of how the author, the award-winning personal-finance blogger behind Frugalwoods.com, left her successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful, purpose-driving life on a homestead in the Vermont woods.
Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today by Mark Penn & Meredith Fineman
The best-selling author of Microtrends identifies the next wave of trends reshaping the future of business, culture and politics, sharing recommendations for entrepreneurs and business leaders for making the most of today's dynamic power relationships.
The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars by Sebastien Abbot
Traces the audacious scouting program known as Football Dreams that for the past decade has strategically recruited young African boys to become the sport's future elites, describing the experiences of a group of talented hopefuls who train, compete and pursue their fortunes at Europe's top clubs.
The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It by Warren Farrell & John Gray
The best-selling authors of The Myth of Male Power and Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus examine issues challenging today's young men in the areas of education, mental health, sexuality and leadership, outlining a comprehensive blueprint for how parents, teachers and policymakers can help today's boys lead purpose-driven lives.
Getting to Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams by Seth Davis
The acclaimed sports commentator and author of the best-selling When March Went Mad presents a guide for coaching leadership that identifies the characteristics of exemplary coaches and how to implement the examples of such forefront individuals as Urban Meyer, Dabot Swinney and Brad Stevens.
I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy by Cris Beam
Sifts through ongoing debates and contradictory practices to present an examination of empathy and its related myths, science and power, revealing how empathy is learned, what is being discovered about its capabilities and how it has the potential to transform education, criminal justice, government and more. By the award-winning author of To the End of June.
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Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon by Iris Apfel
Lavishly photographed with previously unpublished images and mementos, including some by leading fashion photographers and artists, a collection of observations and anecdotes by the nonagenarian fashion icon traces her co-founding of Old World Weavers, her boundary-breaking art shows and her influential legacy.
James Patterson's Murder Beyond the Grave by James Patterson
A book released in conjunction with Discovery’s Murder is Forever television series features two true-crime thrillers from the prolific, best-selling author, including the tale of a man sealed in a box and two developers who run afoul of some California locals.
The Kevin Show: An Olympic Athlete’s Battle with Mental Illness by Mary Pilon
The best-selling author of The Monopolists shares the story of an Olympic sailor and the "Truman Show" psychiatric syndrome that makes him believe he stars in a live production about his life, describing how the condition is marked by delusions about a "Director" who commands him to commit high-risk and deviant acts.
The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure by Carl Hoffman
The best-selling author of Savage Harvest traces the parallel stories and impact of two very different men, Swiss environmentalist Bruno Manser and American art dealer Michael Palmieri, on the land, culture and legacy of Borneo.
More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales by Robert Bly
The National Book Award-winning poet and author of the best-selling Iron John revisits a selection of enduring fairy tales, including "The Six Swans" and "The Frog Prince," to examine how they capture the essence of human nature.
Our Father: Reflections on the Lord's Prayer by Pope Francis
Pope Francis provides new insights into the most popular prayer in Christianity, offering readers a guide to living a life of meaning, purpose and strength.
Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown by Lauren Hilgers
A deeply reported analysis of the Chinese-immigrant community in the United States offers revisionist insights into how their experiences in China and America have reflected and transformed the American dream.
Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, From Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me by Andrew Santella
A lighthearted, fact-filled defense of the universal tendency to procrastinate draws on the stories of history's most notable habitual postponers and on the insights of successful psychologists, philosophers and behavioral economists to explain why procrastination happens and how it can help promote healthy priorities.
Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television by Joy Press
A leading cultural journalist traces the rise of the female show runner and how women have become an integral part of today's television, sharing the stories of such boundary-breaking performers as Roseanne Barr, Diane English and Tina Fey.
Unconditional Love: A Guide to Navigating the Joys and Challenges of Being a Grandparent Today by Jane Isay
An uplifting meditation on the joys of grandparenthood shares practical suggestions for making the most of a grandparent relationship, building trust, knowing when and when not to get involved and managing long-distance challenges. By the author of Walking on Eggshells.
Health & Fitness
Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power by Lisa Mosconi
A respected neuroscientist and nutritionist identifies foods and simple lifestyle practices that can safeguard brain health, sharing recipes and strategies for improving memory, preventing cognitive decline, eliminating brain fog, alleviating depression and more.
Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery
The editorial director of the award-winning site Feministing.com explains how gender biases are negatively impacting every level of medicine and health care today, arguing that incorrect diagnoses and treatments are threatening women's lives.
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere with Paul Grewal
Draws on the author's in-depth research into dementia in the wake of his own mother's mysterious diagnosis to outline practical recommendations for optimizing mental performance and balance through a high-nutrition diet tailored specifically for brain health.
Glow15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Rejuvenate Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life by Naomi Whittel
A layperson guide based on Nobel Prize-winning research into how cells recycle their content outlines an easy-to-follow lifestyle plan for losing weight, looking younger and feeling energized.
The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease by Darin Ingels. Foreword by Amy Myers.
Shares comprehensive, whole-body approaches to treating acute and chronic Lyme disease, outlining a five-step plan that involves prevention, early detection, bolstering the immune system, strategic uses of medication and overall lifestyle-quality improvement.
The Obesogen Effect: Why We Eat Less and Exercise More but Still Struggle to Lose Weight by Bruce Blumberg/ Kristin Loberg
A scientist who has been conducting pioneering research in the field of human biology for more than 30 years reveals his landmark research as well as that by others in the field to show how hidden factors, such as environmental chemicals, might be important players in our 21st century obesity epidemic.
The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld by T. J. English
A multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the U.S., written by the best-selling author of Havana Nocturne, examines the role of South Florida's exile community in building a criminal empire as part of a plot to reclaim Cuba from the Castro regime.
Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage by Brian Castner
A decorated Iraq War veteran and author of The Long Walk describes his journey in the footsteps of 18th-century explorer Alexander Mackenzie and his discovery of the fabled Northwest Passage that Mackenzie never realized he had found.
In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu
The New Orleans mayor who removed Confederate statues from the city confronts the racism that shapes many Americans and argues for white America to reckon with its past.
The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont. Illus by Manjitt Thapp.
A collection of inspiring, illustrated profiles of 100 groundbreaking women includes famous and lesser-known notables, from Marie Curie and Maya Angelou to Ada Lovelace and Malala Yousafzai.
New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers by John Butman/ Simon Targett
Three generations of English merchant adventurers—not the Pilgrims, as we have so long believed—were the earliest founders of America, with profit, not piety, as their primary motive.
No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria by Rania Abouzeid
An award-winning journalist chronicles the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people, including a creator of online video protests, a father who hides his radical beliefs, an unlikely poet commander in a Free Syrian Army militia and a child who opened her family's door to a military raid that forced her father to flee.
Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History by Steven J. Zipperstein
The Stanford professor of Jewish Culture and History and co-editor of Yale University Press' "Jewish Lives" series challenges popular misconceptions, in an account of the Kishinev riot of 1903 and how it transformed the course of 20th-century Jewish history.
Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World by Andrea Barnet
Discusses four influential women we thought we knew well—Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters—and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement. By the author of All-Night Party.
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss
An uplifting account of the 1920 ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted voting rights to women traces the culmination of seven decades of legal battles and cites the pivotal contributions of famous suffragists and political leaders.
China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans, and the End of the Chinese Miracle by Dinny McMahon
Draws on more than a decade of reportage to expose how the Chinese economy is in a state of decline and that perceptions of China's superpower status are deeply flawed, revealing how the country's staggering debts will have international repercussions.
The Invisible Heart Attack by Peter Schweizer
The author of Throw Them All Out and Extortion draws on extensive research to reveal hidden practices of corruption among some of America's most high-profile and respected politicians.
Messing with the Enemy by Clint Watts
A former FBI Special Agent and leading cyber-security expert presents a sobering and essential look at the misinformation campaigns, bogus news and electronic espionage operations that have become the cutting-edge of modern warfare, offering urgent recommendations for strategic protections at individual and national levels.
The Russian Connection: The Inside Story of How Vladimir Putin Attacked a U.S. Election and Shaped the Trump Presidency by Michael Isikoff & David Corn
Explains how Vladimir Putin and Russia hacked an American election as part of a covert operation to subvert the United States' democracy and help Donald Trump win the presidency.
Semitism: Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump by Jonathan Weisman
A literary assessment of how Jewish people are regarded in America in the aftermath of Trump's election reveals the upsurge of threats to Jewish communities throughout the administration's first year, relating the author's direct experience with anti-Semitic attacks on social media while sharing recommendations for reversing hate trends. By the award-winning author of No. 4 Imperial Lane.
The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are by Alan Jasanoff
An acclaimed director of the MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering argues that we are more than our brains, explaining the role of bodily influences on mental function while revealing the complex physical and mental network that irrevocably intertwines the brain with the body.
Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change by Leonard Mlodinow
An award-winning theoretical physicist and author of Subliminal draws on cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology to introduce the theory of "elastic thinking" as it can advance the mind's cognitive abilities to adapt to today's rapidly evolving technologies.
Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters by Freeman Dyson
The nonagenarian theoretical physicist and author of Disturbing the Universe presents a collection of letters written over a 40-year period that trace his life and the work of leading intellectuals, including J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman and Steven Hawking, against a backdrop of the 20th century's major scientific advances.
The Pleasure Shock: The Rise of Deep Brain Stimulation and Its Forgotten Inventor by Lone Frank
An assessment of mid-20th-century Tulane psychiatrist Robert G. Heath's brain-pacemaker experiments shares insights into his controversial work with convicts, members of the gay community and the CIA's notorious "mind control" project and how much of his work has been suppressed or adapted as mainstream therapies for mental illness and addiction. By the award-winning author of My Beautiful Genome.
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine by Alan Lightman
The acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams presents a lyrical meditation on religion and science as they relate to the human yearning for permanence and certainty in spite of discoveries that prove the world's impermanent and uncertain nature.
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich
A Harvard Medical School geneticist and pioneer in the study of ancient DNA examines how technological advances in genomics are profoundly changing today's understandings of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies about racial and sexual inequality.
Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri
A former Hillary Clinton Communications Director presents an open letter to the future first woman president—and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field—creating a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces and their country
Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World - 80+ Recipes for a Greener Planet and a Healthier You by Matthew Prescott
A senior food policy director for the Humane Society presents a guide to supporting key collective agendas in ecological responsibility and sustainability that includes environmentally friendly, healthy, plant-based recipes.
How Luck Happens: Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life by Janice Kaplan & Barnaby Marsh
The best-selling author of The Gratitude Diaries and an Oxford Rhodes Scholar examine the science that is popularly regarded as luck to reveal how celebrities achieved their stardom and how everyday people can use strategic techniques to tip the scales in favor of their relationships, career, health and family life.
How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety by Ellen Hendriksen
The host of the "Savvy Psychologist" podcast outlines strategies for navigating social anxiety in professional and personal arenas, counseling readers on the sources of social anxiety, how to end negative self-judgment and how to relax and be oneself in social environments.
How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind by Leah Weiss
Based on the author's Stanford Graduate School of Business "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion" course as well as principles by the Dalai Lama, a practical guide to bringing one's whole self into professional arenas outlines mindfulness techniques for bringing clarity, honesty, balance and satisfaction into everyday work environments.
This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth. Foreword by Anne Lamott.
The best-selling author of Women Food and God describes her longtime battle with self-worth in the face of societal messages that criticized her feelings, needs and weight before she discovered that weight loss did not improve her happiness, a realization that prompted her investigation into the true sources of women's empowerment and fulfillment.