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NonFICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN
November 2019

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Biography

Acid for the Children: A Memoir by Flea. Foreword by Patti Smith.

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The co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers documents his rise from a Los Angeles street youth to a famous rock artist, reflecting on the experiences and relationships that forged him as a musician and person.

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The Beautiful Ones by Prince

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In a book started before his tragic and untimely death, the popular and influential musician describes his life as a young boy who absorbed the world around him, crafted a persona, developed an artistic vision and worked tirelessly to become a musical superstar.

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Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter by Kerri K. Greenidge

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A portrait of the lesser-known, turn-of-the-20th-century civil rights activist explores how he used his influence as an emancipator and the editor of the Guardian to promote gradualist politics and rally black working-class Americans throughout the post-Reconstruction era.

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Blood: A Memoir From the Jonas Brothers by The Jonas Brothers, with Neil Strauss

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An unstinting account of the rise, fall and return of the multi-platinum band describes their early years as Disney performers, their tabloid-sensation relationships, their unexpected breakup and the obstacles they overcame to relaunch the Jonas Brothers.

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Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal by Eric K. Washington

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A portrait of the early 20th-century head of Grand Central Terminal's Red Caps describes his organization of the Harlem-based labor force that navigated harrowing segregation to become educated members of the middle class.

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Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life by John O'Connell

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The music columnist for The Face presents 100 short essays exploring David Bowie's shared list of the 100 books that most impacted the late music artist's life, from classics and religious texts to poetry collections and comics.

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The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire by Francesca Cartier Brickell

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A Cartier great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives tells the story of the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon.

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The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team by Matthew Goodman

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Documents the controversial story of the mid-20th-century Harlem City College Beavers, tracing how the merit-based team of Jewish and African-American players won major tournaments in the face of segregation before its starting five were arrested for a major gambling racket.

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Conversations With RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law by Jeffrey Rosen

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The president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center offers an intimate look at the life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her own words, through an extraordinary series of conversations.

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Edison by Edmund Morris

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a new biography of the prolific American inventor-genius, exploring his many roles, including botanist, naval strategist, iron miner, chemist, telegrapher and audio producer, created by virtue of his remarkable inventions.

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Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-year Battle Against Dupont by Robert Bilott

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In a true story that is the inspiration for a forthcoming film, the lawyer-author chronicles how he built a case against DuPont for its use of the hazardous, chemical PFOA, uncovering a history of worldwide environmental contamination.

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Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom

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The best-selling author of Tuesdays With Morrie traces the inspirational story of a child from The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage, whose short life of poverty and incurable illness prompted her loving adoption into his family.

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Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System by Cyntoia Brown-Long

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In her own words, Cyntoia Brown explains how she changed her life for the better while in prison, finding hope through faith after a traumatic adolescence of drug addiction, rape and sex trafficking led to a murder conviction.

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Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair

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The two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter behind the groundbreaking album Exile in Guyville offers a haunting memoir in stories.

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I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels. Foreword by J. J. Abrams.

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The beloved Star Wars actor shares insights into the concepts, evolution and unexpected hazards of his iconic character while describing his collaborations with such legends as Sir Alec Guinness, Carrie Fisher and George Lucas.

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In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

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The award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties shares the story of her relationship with an abusive partner and how it was shaped by her religious upbringing, her sexual orientation and inaccurate cultural beliefs about psychological trauma.

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The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna by Mira Ptacin

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The author of Poor Your Soul documents her visit to America's longest-running mysticism camp, profiling the otherworld community that has hosted generations of Spiritualists and mediums who would maintain a connection to the afterlife.

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Jet Girl: My Life in War, Peace, and the Cockpit of the Navy's Most Lethal Aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet by Caroline Johnson

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A tribute to the heroic role of women aviators in today's American military draws on the author's remarkable experiences as an unlikely pilot who broke barriers to train and participate in combat missions while navigating the Navy's male-oriented systems.

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Leave Something on the Table: And Other Surprising Lessons for Success in Business and in Life by Frank Bennack

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The executive vice chairman and former CEO of Hearst provides an original guide to getting ahead.

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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox

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A chronicle of an extraordinary life, and of one woman’s courage and passion, follows the author as she spends 10 years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting down the world’s most dangerous terrorist while marrying and becoming a mother.

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A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee by Danny Fingeroth

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An award-winning Marvel Comics writer and author of Superman on the Couch shares an insider's portrait of the iconic co-creator of legendary superhero characters, discussing the collaborations and controversies that marked his successes.

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Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving by Mo Rocca

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A popular TV correspondent and writer offers an irreverent and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who made life worth living.

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A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Return comes a moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life.

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On Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Story of George Orwell’s Masterpiece (Books About Books) by D. J. Taylor

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The Orwell Foundation trustee and award-winning author of Orwell: The Life traces the history and enduring legacy of Orwell’s landmark dystopian novel, offering insight into the personal experiences that shaped its creation.

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Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir by Deirdre Bair

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The National Book Award-winning biographer explores her 15-year relationship with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, sharing insights into the biographical nature of their achievements and their long-standing feud against a backdrop of Parisian culture.

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Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright by Paul Hendrickson

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The award-winning and nationally bestselling author of Hemingway’s Boat and Sons of Mississippi turns his attention to Frank Lloyd Wright, presenting a masterful biography in which he reveals the genius and egotist’s many facades along with their cracks.

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The Right Kind of Crazy: My Life As a Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout From Hell by Clint Emerson

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The retired Navy SEAL and author of the best-selling 100 Deadly Skills presents a darkly humorous account of his participation in an elite team of operatives charged with keeping America safe by whatever means necessary.

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She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

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A lively, informative and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—looks at a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.

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A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford

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A close friend, business collaborator and confidante of Whitney Houston tells her side of the story.

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Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy by Cassandra King Conroy

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The award-winning author of The Sunday Wife chronicles her marriage to the late Pat Conroy, discussing their long-distance friendship, their eventual marriage and his passionate relationship with the Carolina Lowcountry.

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Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting for by Susan Rice

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Recalling pivotal moments from her career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, the national security advisor to President Obama and former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. chronicles her life in service to family and country.

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Where Do I Begin?: Stories From a Life Lived Out Loud by Elvis Duran

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The host of one of the nation’s top morning shows, and the voice millions of Americans wake up to, shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons, all with his trademark heart, honesty and humor.

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Where I Come From: Life Lessons From a Latino Chef by Aaron Sanchez

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The award-winning co-star of MasterChef shares stories from his family life and culinary journey, detailing his upbringing by a fiercely talented restaurateur mother and his work beside some of New York’s most distinguished chefs.

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Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur

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Describes the author's teenage experience of condoning and helping to facilitate her mother's epic affair with her husband's best friend, serving as confident and helpmate, and the catastrophic, and reverberating consequences that affected everyone involved.

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Wild Life: Dispatches From a Childhood of Baboons and Button-downs by Keena Roberts

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The author describes an adolescence split between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even more treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school.

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Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church by Austen Ivereigh

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A follow-up to The Great Reformer presents an anecdotal portrait of Pope Francis that also explores the Vatican's urgent debate over the Church's future amid controversies on its position on divorce, corruption, the environment and sexual abuse.

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You're Not Special: A (Sort-of) Memoir by Meghan Rienks

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The popular YouTube sensation shares relatable, deeply personal insights into the millennial experience, discussing topics ranging from her small home community and her drunken debaucheries through her teen battle with mono and her realization that life gets better.

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Business & Economics

Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream by Aaron Glantz

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An author describes the transformation of the mortgage industry from straightforward lending to loosened regulations that allowed unscrupulous bankers to pray on the working and middle classes and ultimately led to the 2008 market collapse.

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The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

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The best-selling author of Leaders Eat Last explains the importance of recognizing the infinite dynamics of business and politics, revealing how leaders who embrace dynamic realities can build stronger, more innovative organizations.

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Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events by Robert J. Shiller

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A Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times best-selling author uses historical examples and data to show how “narrative economics,” or popular stories told by word of mouth or media can affect individual and group economic behavior.

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The Power of WOW: How to Electrify Your Work and Your Life by Putting Service First by Zappos.com, with Tony Hsieh & Mark Dagostino

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The disruptively successful entrepreneurial customer service company, Zappos, presents a follow-up to Delivering Happiness that shares instructive stories and lessons for how to implement Market-Based Dynamics for an organizational structure that promotes passion, empathy and customer loyalty.

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Radical Candor: Be a Kick-ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott

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Updated and revised, the best-selling guide to being a good boss explains how to build better work relationships, create a culture of feedback and build a strong, cohesive team that both gets results and makes everyone proud.

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Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter

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From the author of Junkyard Planet comes a global exploration of the hidden market for used stuff and a travelogue that follows unwanted, obsolescent objects’ journeys into a reusable future.

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What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture by Ben Horowitz

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A top venture capitalist and New York Times best-selling author offers advice to executives looking to build cultures of purpose and uses historical examples along with modern case studies of businesses that applied his techniques.

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General Nonfiction

Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation by Michael Powell

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Presents the story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence and family, but also the greater, unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.

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Change Is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World by Ben Orlin

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The popular math blogger and creator of Math with Bad Drawings explores the intersection between calculus and daily life, spinning 28 engagingly mathematical tales that reveal the discipline’s role in expressing human risks, times and changes.

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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong

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Collects the standup comedian's humorous and heartfelt letters to her daughters, covering everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession and how she trapped their dad.

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The Depositions: New and Selected Essays on Being and Ceasing to Be by Thomas Lynch. Foreword by Alan Ball.

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The award-winning author of The Undertaking presents a compassionate selection of essays reflecting on mortals and mortality, drawing on his personal experiences as a funeral director to explore the less-recognized connections between the literary and mortuary arts.

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Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine by Maria Goodavage

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The best-selling author of Soldier Dogs and Secret Service Dogs investigates the current state of canine research to document the remarkable ways dogs are opening new avenues of health care, from disease detection to therapy assistance.

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How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter About Visual Information by Alberto Cairo

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A visualization expert explains how charts and graphs can mislead and deceive by showing incomplete or inaccurate data and suggesting patterns that don’t exist to help support and promote a person or entity’s agenda.

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It's Garry Shandling's Book by Judd Apatow, ed. and intro.

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From the director of such films as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Trainwreck comes an intimate portrait of his mentor, the legendary stand-up comic and star of The Larry Sanders Show, Garry Shandling.

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Jay-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson. Foreword by Pharrell.

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Examines the biggest themes of JAY-Z's career, including hustling, and it recognizes the way that he’s always weaved politics into his music, making statements about race, criminal justice and black wealth. By the author of Tears We Cannot Stop.

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Letters From an Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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The astrophysicist and best-selling author offers a follow-up to Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

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Listening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook From Gershwin to Sondheim by Rob Kapilow

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A composer, conductor, and the host of the NPR’s What Makes It Great? explores the songs and stories of eight of the twentieth century’s most beloved American composers, including Porter, Gershwin and Sondheim and celebrates what makes their work unforgettable.

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The Little Book of Bob: Life Lessons From a Streetwise Cat by James Bowen

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The author of the best-selling A Street Cat Named Bob shares feline-inspired advice and wisdom about friendship, steadfastness, balance and joy that can result from being kinder to oneself and others.

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The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts by Karen Armstrong

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The award-winning author of The Case for God examines how fundamental misunderstandings and misinterpretations of the sacred texts of the world's primary religions may be at the heart of many of today's controversies.

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Love and Life by Laura Schlessinger

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The controversial talk radio host and best-selling author of The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands addresses issues of concern to today's conservative American families, sharing no-nonsense advice about living productively and responsibly.

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The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities by Kate Bowler

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Examines the lives of the wives of superstar evangelical preachers, including Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer and Victoria Osteen who don’t have a voice at the pulpit but must meet the demands of celebrity culture while maintaining respectability and piety.

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Running With Sherman: The Donkey With the Heart of a Hero by Christopher McDougall

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When the author decides to train his rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, he calls upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members and a group of female long-haul truckers, showing us the life-changing power of animals, nature and community.

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The Seine: The River That Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino

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The former New York Times Paris bureau chief and author of the best-selling The Only Street in Paris presents a vibrant tour of the Seine that traces its rich history and the stories of contributors from all walks of life.

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Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding by Bobby Duffy

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A leading social researcher shares scholarly insights into the sources of misinformation in today's highly connected world, examining public perceptions in more than 40 countries to explain the role of society in shaping human beliefs.

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Health & Fitness

The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System by Will Cole with Eve Adamson

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From the internationally best-selling author of Ketotarian comes a revolutionary new plan to discover the foods your unique body loves, hates and needs to feel great.

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This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences by Sarah Hill

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A lead researcher in evolutionary psychology offers an eye-opening book reveals crucial information that every woman taking hormonal birth control should know.

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Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World by David Owen

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Citing the millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss and the stigmas and costs that challenge treatment, a New Yorker staff writer outlines the science of hearing while profiling the remarkable new technologies of today’s medical community.

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History

American Radicals: How Nineteenth-century Protest Shaped the Nation by Holly Jackson

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A history of 19th-century activists—socialists and free-lovers, abolitionists and vigilantes—looks at the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era.

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-century China by Jung Chang

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As China battled through a hundred years of wars and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history. By the author of Wild Swans.

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Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Iain Macgregor

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Published to coincide with the anniversary of the fall of the Wall, and drawing on never-before-heard interviews, this groundbreaking history of the famous military gate on the border of East and West Berlin brings to life the nerve-wracking confrontation between the West and USSR.

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Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler's Hidden Soldiers in America by Debbie Cenziper

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of Love Wins traces the story of a U.S. Department of Justice team that exposed members of a brutal Nazi killing force who took refuge in America after World War II.

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The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture by Orlando Figes

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Using documents, letters and archival materials an acclaimed historian and author describes the first age of cultural globalization in the 1800s that led to heightened cosmopolitanism across a Europe that freely shared ideas and artistic creations between nations.

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The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate by Tom Brokaw

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The Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning former NBC host and author of the best-selling The Greatest Generation draws on his experiences as a young White House correspondent to recount the endgames of the Watergate scandal and the Nixon presidency.

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The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century by Thant Myint-U

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The award-winning historian, former diplomat and presidential advisor shares first-person insights into the recent election of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the war crimes, inequalities and expulsions that have decimated Burma in less than a decade.

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Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu by Les Standiford

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The best-selling author of Last Train to Paradise presents a colorful history of the Florida resort community and its role in redefining class, wealth and celebrity, citing the contributions of such influencers as Henry Flagler, Paris Singer and Addison Mizner.

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The Russian Job: The Forgotten Story of How America Saved the Soviet Union From Ruin by Douglas Smith

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The award-winning historian and author of Rasputin traces the little-known story of Herbert Hoover's American Relief Administration and its 1921 effort to save the newly formed Soviet Union from a devastating famine.

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Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character by James Stavridis

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The distinguished admiral and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO presents a meditation on leadership and character as demonstrated by the lives of 10 illustrious naval commanders, from Themistoclese and Drake to Nelson and Hopper.

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The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell

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In a researched narrative history, the author of Young and Damned and Fair uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift modernity brought to the Anglo-American world.

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Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey by Mikhal Dekel

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The author of The Universal Jew draws on personal family experiences to trace the lesser-known story of the more than one million Jewish-Polish refugees who fled Nazi terror through the Soviet Union into Muslim lands.

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Nature

The Eight Master Lessons of Nature: What Nature Teaches Us About Living Well in the World by Gary Ferguson

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A riveting manifesto for readers longing to forge more meaningful connections to the natural world reveals how many of the most remarkable aspects of nature are hardwired into human DNA, providing powerful clues about how to better navigate daily life.

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My Penguin Year: Living With the Emperors by Lindsay McCrae

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The award-winning photographer behind the Dynasties series documents his extended observance of a colony of emperor penguins in Antarctica and the species' effort to survive and procreate in one of the planet's harshest environments.

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Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs by Richard Louv

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The acclaimed author of Last Child in the Woods redefines the future of human and animal coexistence while sharing insights into how companion animals can enrich life and imbue human empathy to preserve life on Earth.

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Political Science

The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines by Paul Richter

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A veteran diplomatic correspondent goes behind the battles and the headlines to argue that American ambassadors are the unconventional warriors in the Muslim world—running local government, directing drone strikes, nation-building and risking their lives on the front lines.

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The Case Against Socialism by Rand Paul

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The U.S. Senator from Kentucky and prominent libertarian makes a case against the rising popularity of socialist ideologies, highlighting dangerous, historical precedents of Stalin’s gulags, the Cuban Revolution and the current famine in Venezuela.

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Guilty by Reason of Insanity: Why the Democrats Must Not Win by David Limbaugh

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The brother of the controversial radio host and best-selling author of Crimes Against Liberty charges the Democratic party with leftist extremism, outlining arguments for the necessity of Republican wins in 2020 to prevent the spread of secular and socialist agendas.

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In Defense of Open Society by George Soros. Intro by Michael Ignatieff.

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A philanthropist and the chairman of Soros Fund Management offers an impassioned defense of open society, academic and media freedom and human rights.

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It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Serve Your Country: Our Broken Government and the Plight of Veterans by David Shulkin

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A former secretary of Veterans Affairs describes his fight to save health care from politics and money, and how it was ultimately derailed by a small group of unelected officials with influence in the Trump White House.

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The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security and How We Can Fix It by Malcolm Nance

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The counterterrorism analyst, whistleblower and best-selling author of The Plot to Hack America presents a searing investigation into the American officials who he believes have been complicit in the Trump-Russia conspiracy.

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Taken for Granted: How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans That Liberalism Failed by Gianno Caldwell

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The Fox News political analyst and founder of Caldwell Strategic Consulting shares deeply personal insights into the role of conservative values in his life and why he believes they can promote beneficial change throughout America.

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This Ends Badly: How Donald Trump Conned America by Joe Scarborough

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A Morning Joe host offers an account of his tumultuous relationship with Donald Trump, offering revealing insights into Trump’s mind and what the author sees as his hostile takeover of the Republican Party and American politics.

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Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds by Corey R. Lewandowski & David N. Bossie

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New York Times best-selling authors and close advisors to write from the front lines of Trump’s battle to fulfill his campaign promise to “Make America Great Again.”

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With All Due Respect: Defending America With Grit and Grace by Nikki Haley

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The former United States Ambassador to the United Nations draws on firsthand experiences with the Trump administration to share insights into the domestic and international events that are shaping today's world.

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Self-Help

Don't Keep Your Day Job: How to Turn Your Passion into Your Career by Cathy Heller

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The creator of the award-winning podcast of the same name shares inspirational advice for transforming personal passions into a fulfilling and profitable career, offering expert anecdotes and practical suggestions for garnering motivation, navigating rejection and achieving happiness.

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Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World by Jonathan Reckford. Foreword by Jimmy Carter.

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The CEO of Habitat for Humanity shares true stories of people who embody seven timeless virtues—kindness, community, empowerment, joy, respect, generosity and service—and shows how we can all practice these to improve the quality of our own lives as well as those around us.

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Super Human: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever by Dave Asprey

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The “Bulletproof Radio” podcaster and best-selling author of Game Changers outlines science-backed approaches, from sleep and exercise to ozone therapy and correct jaw alignment, that he has successfully implemented to counter age-related symptoms.

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Social Science

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

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The award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness investigates the 50-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that broke open the field of psychology, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever.

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Someone Is Out to Get Us: A Not So Brief History of Cold War Paranoia and Madness by Brian Brown

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From UFOs to Dr. Strangelove, LSD experiments to Richard Nixon, the author investigates the paranoid, panicked history of the Cold War.

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This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World by Yancey Strickler

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Challenging popular assumptions that today’s adversarial world is natural and inevitable, the co-founder of Kickstarter and regular guest speaker outlines a blueprint for a society that looks beyond money to maximize the values that make life worth living.

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The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

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The best-selling author of Shrill presents a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique of the #MeToo movement and how the deceptions at the heart of the white male mythos have led to today's open practices of misogyny and prejudice.

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True Crime

The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity by Axton Betz-Hamilton

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Describes the impact of identity theft on the author’s family at a time when banks and authorities were unwilling to help, revealing how her parents and she endured nightmarish victimization at the hands of a loved one.

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The Man Who Played With Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin by Jan Stocklassa

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An investigation into the controversial early death and unfinished manuscript of the best-selling author of the Millennium novels connects the 1986 assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme to a conspiracy with terrorist ties.

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Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar by Steve Murphy & Javier F. Peña

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A memoir by the legendary DEA agents who inspired the hit series, Narcos, describes the challenges and innovative strategies that marked their Colombian-U.S. task force's successful 18-month manhunt for narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar.

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