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From CNN’s veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump’s war on truth.
High in the mountainous rainforests of Burma and India grow some of the world's last stands of mature, wild teak. For more than a thousand years, people here have worked with elephants to log these otherwise impassable forests and move people and goods (often illicitly) under cover of the forest canopy.
From a decorated Marine war veteran and National Book Award Finalist, an astonishing reckoning with the nature of combat and the human cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
"War hath determined us ..." - John Milton, Paradise Lost
“Wow. Kate Fazzini is the rare top-level reporter who can make you see, smell and feel a hidden world, not just understand it. Cybercrime (and security) has found its Michael Lewis.” —Bret Witter, co-author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Monuments Men
One of BookRiot's "50 of the Best Books to Read This Summer"
The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.
President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970.
It might seem like everyone you know took secret classes on budgeting, owning their career, and choosing the right wine—and you were sick that day. Enter: How to Skimm Your Life.
From America’s leading scholar of democracy,a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order—and the very value of liberty
A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change
Robot-controlled cars have already logged millions of miles. These technological marvels promise cleaner air, smoother traffic, and tens of thousands of lives saved. But even if robots turn into responsible drivers, are we ready to be a nation of passengers?
Carbon is everywhere: in the paper of this book and the blood of our bodies. It's with us from beginning to end, present in our baby clothes and coffin alike. We live on a carbon planet, and we are carbon life. No other element is so central to our well-being; yet, when missing or misaligned, carbon atoms can also bring about disease and even death.
Two books in one in a flip dos-à-dos format: The story of Aleksandar Hemon’s parents’ immigration from Sarajevo to Canada and a book of short memories of the author’s family, friends, and childhood in Sarajevo
Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself.
A USA Today Hottest Book of the Summer for 2019!
A Best Nonfiction Book for 2019 in Women's Day!
One of Hello Giggles's "Most Anticipated Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List"!
“Just when I thought I knew everything about Tan, he hits me with this. His story is so heartwarming, and wickedly funny.” —Antoni Porowski
Giftable 50th anniversary commemorative with never-before-seen images and original interviews. Hear from performers and attendees in their own voices! Featuring Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead, as well as unsung audience members and folks behind the scenes. This compendium remembers all the people who made the three days of peace and music an impossible success.
JFK issued the historic moon landing challenge. These are the stories of the visionaries who helped America complete his vision with the first lunar landing fifty years ago.
A Companion Book to the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE® Film on PBS®
A timely argument for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrants
From a New York Times best-selling author, an important and heartfelt exploration into the world of lost dogs and the power of reunion
One in six dogs go missing at some point in their lives, leaving bereft owners to search high and low, hang missing posters, check shelters, and hope for good news. But amid these grim statistics, countless happy endings are forged.$17.99ISBN: 9781492671237Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sourcebooks - June 4th, 2019
Finally, a simplified explanation of Schr dinger's cat paradox for quantum mechanics enthusiasts
Have you been lying awake at night pondering quantum superposition? Have you fretted about how to explain its flawed interpretation? Are you a fan of Schr dinger's cat? Or do you know someone who is? This is the book for you$28.00ISBN: 9780735225206Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019
The astonishing untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a four-person team of Allied secret agents dropped into Nazi-occupied France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping German tanks away from Normandy after D-Day.$19.99ISBN: 9781510741577Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Skyhorse - June 18th, 2019
A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.
Do you know:
Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China? Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? What superstitions Truman Capote kept whenever he wrote? Who$28.00ISBN: 9780735222540Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking - June 4th, 2019
"A fascinating glimpse into the consciousness of being an outsider in every possible way, and what it takes to find your path into the life you'd like to lead."--Nylon$26.99ISBN: 9780062868879Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Wave - May 28th, 2019
A brash, enlightening, and wildly entertaining feminist look at gendered language and the way it shapes us, written with humor and playfulness that challenges words and phrases and how we use them.
“I get so jazzed about the future of feminism knowing that Amanda Montell’s brilliance is rising up and about to explode worldwide.”—Jill Soloway$35.00ISBN: 9780316480932Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hachette Books - June 4th, 2019
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, an "astonishing" and "enthralling" (Booklist) new examination of how the Founders' belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition--"easily one of the best books on American Conservatism ever written" (Jonah Goldberg).$28.00ISBN: 9780399589928Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Spiegel & Grau - June 4th, 2019
Was he New York City’s last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire.$27.00ISBN: 9780451499240Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown - June 4th, 2019
“In this masterpiece, Jamil Zaki weaves together the very latest science with stories that will stay in your heart forever.”—Angela Duckworth, author of Grit$25.00ISBN: 9780525577256Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Clarkson Potter - June 4th, 2019
Pitch a tent and unroll your sleeping bag in some of the most secluded campsites on Earth.$28.00ISBN: 9781524763718Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Currency - June 4th, 2019
Alan Krueger, a former chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, uses the music industry, from superstar artists to music executives, from managers to promoters, as a way in to explain key principles of economics, and the forces shaping our economic lives.$30.00ISBN: 9781501143991Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - June 4th, 2019
The dramatic story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century.
When America declared war on Spain in 1898, the US Army had just 26,000 men, spread around the country—hardly an army at all.$27.00ISBN: 9781501187742Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - June 4th, 2019
Combining history, pop science, and in-depth reporting, a fascinating account of asteroids that hit Earth long ago, and those streaming toward us now, as well as how we are preparing against asteroid-caused catastrophe.
One of these days, warns Gordon Dillow, the Earth will be hit by a comet or asteroid of potentially catastrophic size. The only question is when.$25.00ISBN: 9781501194207Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atria Books - June 4th, 2019
Perfect for fans of Fresh Off the Boat’s situational humor and Jane the Virgin’s celebration of Latinidad, Definitely Hispanic is a collection of introspective memoiristic essays by social media influencer and viral phenomenon LeJuan James about growing up Hispanic in the US.
LeJuan James loves being Hispanic.$27.00ISBN: 9781538731536Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - June 4th, 2019One of Bookriot's "Best Books of the Summer": Cheryl Strayed's Wild meets Anthony Swofford's Jarhead in this powerful literary memoir of a young Army recruit driven to prove herself in a man's world.$26.99ISBN: 9781641601504Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chicago Review Press - June 4th, 2019In 1978, Harvey Milk asked Gilbert Baker to create a unifying symbol for the growing gay rights movement, and on June 25 of that year, Baker’s Rainbow Flag debuted at San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Day Parade.$30.00ISBN: 9781501168680Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2019
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Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
As part of the Treaty of Paris, i$16.95ISBN: 9781631496417Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 28th, 2019
With dangerous forms of nationalism on the rise, Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, repudiates nationalism here by explaining its long history--and the history of the idea of the nation itself--while calling for a "new Americanism" a generous patriotism that requires an honest reckoning with America's past.$24.99ISBN: 9781250178954Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Forge Books - May 28th, 2019
The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder!$26.95ISBN: 9781101947869Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf - May 7th, 2019
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“Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your reading list today.” —Southern Living
$30.00ISBN: 9781538729748Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - May 21st, 2019
Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.$20.00ISBN: 9781982105242Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2019
The quirky and charming illustrated book for the #1 man in your life—dad!—is complete with all of the facts, fun, and knowledge he needs to become the King of Dads.$11.19ISBN: 9781786857521Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Summersdale - May 7th, 2019As featured in The New York TimesA cleverly designed gift book playing on the 'periodic table' to celebrate all aspects of LGBTQ+ culture, in small, easy-to-digest sections.$28.00ISBN: 9781635570977Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 7th, 2019
“A seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force.” —Eve Ensler
"Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone." —Andrew Solomon
"Extraordinary." —New York Times ,“Editor’s Choice”$25.00ISBN: 9781524733537Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf - May 14th, 2019
“A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss.”
For readers of The Bright Hour and When Breath Becomes Air, a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief.$26.99ISBN: 9781335016447Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hanover Square Press - May 21st, 2019
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A Mental Floss Book to Read in Summer 2019
"Gripping.... Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense is a must-read." --NPR
A President on Trial. A Reputation at Stake.$25.99ISBN: 9780062892560Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperOne - May 28th, 2019
Shannon Watts was a stay-at-home mom folding laundry when news of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary flashed across the television screen. In one moment, she went from outraged to engaged and decided to do something about it.$14.95ISBN: 9780262039949Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Mit Press - May 14th, 2019
An illustrated exploration of colors and patterns in the animal kingdom, what they communicate, and how they function in the social life of animals.$25.99ISBN: 9780062917393Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Amistad - May 7th, 2019
Muhammad Ali’s daughter captures the legendary heavyweight boxing champion, Olympic Gold medalist, activist, and philanthropist as never before in this candid and intimate family memoir, based on personal recordings he kept throughout his adult life.
Athlete. Activist. Champion. Ambassador. Icon. Father. The greatest, Muhammad Ali, is all of these things.$35.00ISBN: 9780316409131Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown and Company - May 7th, 2019A Bill Gates Summer Reading PickA "riveting and illuminating" (Yuval Noah Harari) new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.$27.00ISBN: 9780374214968Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 21st, 2019
No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world’s great sophisticates, and in Mr.$24.99ISBN: 9780062905437Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper - May 7th, 2019
“I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear.”
These words were written by E. B. White in 1947.$26.95ISBN: 9780393609455Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2019
For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn't noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin--a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong's tissue for telltale bacteria.$17.99ISBN: 9780525581796Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Schwartz & Wade - May 7th, 2019
A New York Times bestselling author and the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Good Egg deliver a perfectly timed, funny read-aloud about the importance of telling the truth.
There once was a fact who could not lie.
But no one believed him.$35.00ISBN: 9781501194290Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - May 14th, 2019
Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president.
Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities—discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites?