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Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is a powerful collection of the influential columnist's most important works. Spanning the personal, the political and the philosophical, it includes never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today's populist movements on the future of global democracy.
John David Dingell, the longest serving United States’ Congressman in history, and one of the House's most powerful chairmen, offers a unique, unforgettable, and refreshingly candid behind-the-scenes account of government and politics over the past eighty years.
The Cold War, The Lavender Scare and the Untold Story of Eisenhower's First National Security Advisor.
"An extraordinary story. . . a gripping, moving tale." -- Evan Thomas, author of Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it.
From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marriage to food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother's tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother's special-occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches. Later, the kitchen became the heart of Hood's own home.
The Club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer’s Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet.
This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire.$14.95ISBN: 9781454932284Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sterling - December 4th, 2018
Chronicle your morning and evening thoughts over the course of three years--a full 156 weeks--in this beautiful gilded journal.$28.00ISBN: 9781455584642Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - December 4th, 2018Chosen by Amazon as the Best Book of the Month for December 2018 in Biographies & Memoirs, History, and Nonfiction.Featuring the life story of Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize$14.95ISBN: 9780198813187Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Oxford University Press, USA - December 1st, 2018
Become a dazzling wit or enjoy a good laugh with this entertaining collection of humorous quotations, carefully handpicked and edited by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.$28.99ISBN: 9780062408853Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper - December 4th, 2018
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The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood’s Golden Age.$27.95ISBN: 9781643130538Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Pegasus Books - November 27th, 2018
What was it like to be John Lennon? What was it like to be the castoff child, the clown at school, and the middle-class suburban boy who pretended to be a working-class hero? How did it feel to have one of the most recognizable singing voices in the world, but to dislike it so much he always wanted to disguise it?$35.00ISBN: 9781328917409Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 20th, 2018The first book to tell the complete story of the Patriots, featuring thorough research, archival photos, and essays from notable authors, journalists, and local celebrities
The New England Patriots have become a dynasty, though it didn’t begin that way. Love ‘em, hate ‘em, the Pats have captured this country’s attention like no other franchise.$24.00ISBN: 9781633884724Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Prometheus Books - November 20th, 2018
An astrophysicist presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe for lay readers, while conveying the excitement of astronomy.$32.50ISBN: 9781524763138Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown - November 13th, 2018
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
$14.40ISBN: 9780399590573Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: One World - October 30th, 2018
In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.
$30.00ISBN: 9780385542531Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Doubleday - November 13th, 2018
From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the future of our democracy$18.99ISBN: 9780062866455Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: William Morrow - November 13th, 2018
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A Landmark Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Are we ready to hear it? Are we ready to act?
I call on you to confront the challenges of our era by rising up and embarking upon a revolution that has no precedent in human history$27.00ISBN: 9780374147938Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2018
A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections$28.99ISBN: 9781982116088Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - November 13th, 2018
For the first time, the full, explosive record of the unthinkable: how a US president compromised American foreign policy in exchange for financial gain and covert election assistance.
Looking back at this moment, historians will ask if Americans knew they were living through the first case of criminal conspiracy between an American presidential candidate turned commander in chief an$18.95ISBN: 9781947793071Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tin House Books - November 13th, 2018
A cat is content to be a cat. A cat is not owned by anybody. A cat imagines things about you, nothing you can know for sure. A cat reminds us that much in this world remains unknown.$26.00ISBN: 9780374229481Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2018
An “album quilt,” an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book
The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts.$26.95ISBN: 9780307269577Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf - November 13th, 2018
"Reading this book could be a crucial step out of ignorance at a time of rising Islamophobia." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography, an erudite, hugely informative portrait of the God of Islam, the world's second largest, fastest-growing, and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion.$35.00ISBN: 9780316188548Availability: Backordered at WarehousePublished: Little, Brown and Company - November 6th, 2018The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.$35.00ISBN: 9780393249293Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - November 13th, 2018
Until a few thousand years ago, creatures that could have been from a sci-fi thriller--including gorilla-sized lemurs, 500-pound birds, and crocodiles that weighed a ton or more--roamed the earth. These great beasts, or "megafauna," lived on every habitable continent and on many islands. With a handful of exceptions, all are now gone.$27.00ISBN: 9781538729373Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - November 13th, 2018We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this question and explore it. In OUT THERE Space.com senior writer Dr.$28.00ISBN: 9781541788206Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: PublicAffairs - November 13th, 2018
A vivid political history of the schemes, plots, maneuvers, and conspiracies that have attempted--successfully and not--to remove unwanted presidents$28.00ISBN: 9781101985267Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dutton - November 13th, 2018
*A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018*
The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him.$16.99ISBN: 9781501119927Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster/ TED - November 13th, 2018
The idea was deceptively simple: New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. The resulting journey takes him across the globe, transforms his life, and reveals secrets about how gratitude can make us all happier, more generous, and more connected.
Author A.J.$28.00ISBN: 9781501183669Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Free Press - October 2nd, 2018
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The popular FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers his signature fearless and funny political commentary on how America’s ruling class has failed everyday Americans.
“You look on in horror, helpless and desperate.
You have nowhere to go.
You’re trapped on a ship of fools.”
$23.00ISBN: 9781328987006Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 13th, 2018An urgent and deeply necessary work, Dear Zealots offers three powerful essays that speak directly to our present age, on the rise of zealotry in Israel and around the world.
“Concise, evocative . . .$27.00ISBN: 9781610398619Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: PublicAffairs - November 13th, 2018A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusions$28.95ISBN: 9781643130002Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Pegasus Books - November 13th, 2018
Elizabeth and Mary were cousins and queens, but eventually it became impossible for them to live together in the same world.
This is the story of two women struggling for supremacy in a man's world, when no one thought a woman could govern. They both had to negotiate with men--those who wanted their power and those who wanted their bodies--who were determined to best them.$25.95ISBN: 9780393609578Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - November 13th, 2018
On Susan Gubar's seventieth birthday, she receives a beautiful ring from her husband. As she contemplates their sustaining relationship, she begins to consider how older lovers differ from their youthful counterparts--and from ageist stereotypes.$35.00ISBN: 9780062821447Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Design - November 13th, 2018
Nashville: Scenes from the New American South beautifully captures my home city of Nashville in this exciting moment of change and growth.— AL GORE
This book is excruciatingly gorgeous. Every page makes me homesick. —CONNIE BRITTON
$14.99ISBN: 9781982121082Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - November 6th, 2018
100% of The Late Show’s proceeds from this book go to hurricane relief.
Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane is a picture book made entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence.$25.99ISBN: 9780062856203Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper - October 30th, 2018
“Year of Wonder is an absolute treat—the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.” — Eddie Redmayne$40.00ISBN: 9781101980996Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking - November 6th, 2018
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One of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of 2018
One of The Economist’s Best Books of 2018
One of The New York Times’s Notable Books of 2018$9.99ISBN: 9780008313692Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - November 6th, 2018$27.99ISBN: 9780062368539Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ecco - November 6th, 2018
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One of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month$40.00ISBN: 9780062801975Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Design - November 6th, 2018$14.00ISBN: 9781786894694Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Canongate Books - November 6th, 2018
What can the rise and reign of this century's most feared politician teach us about life, work and love? Rob Sears shows how the machinations that enabled Putin to dominate the Kremlin and undermine the United States could also help you take control of your mundane life. How would you like to ruin your enemies by sharing compromising material about that time they didn't wash their hands?$29.00ISBN: 9780316505499Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown and Company - November 6th, 2018
"This is not just an important but an imperative project: to approach the problem of randomness and success using the state of the art scientific arsenal we have. Barabasi is the person."--Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the New York Times bestselling The Black Swan and Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU$19.99ISBN: 9781335013897Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hanover Square Press - November 6th, 2018
Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying?$9.95ISBN: 9781454932246Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sterling Publishing (NY) - November 6th, 2018
In the "Little Bit of" series: a fresh, accessible introduction to the increasingly popular spiritual practice of mindfulness: being present and peaceful in the moment.$20.00ISBN: 9781501179655Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - November 6th, 2018
Overwhelmed by the news cycle and the state of affairs in our world? Pastor, blogger, and powerful voice in the Resistance, John Pavlovitz has the answer: this rousing and inspirational guide, drawing from lessons of our favorite superheroes, for how we can band together, live more heroically (and meaningfully), and save the world.$24.95ISBN: 9781629376295Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Triumph Books - November 6th, 2018Bill Belichick is a different man on Fridays. With preparations for Sunday's game essentially complete, and the media presence reduced to those regulars Belichick calls the "Friday Warriors," the normally terse coach is known to open up in provocative, entertaining, and expansive fashion.$22.99ISBN: 9781683581970Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sports Publishing LLC - November 6th, 2018
Since the team's inception in 1946, the Boston Celtics have been at the heart of the culture and history of the city they call home. And as Boston has transformed over the years, the Celtics too have evolved to reflect and embrace the changing times.$29.95ISBN: 9780190221317Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Oxford University Press, USA - November 1st, 2018
The specter of polygamy haunts Mormonism. More than a century after the practice was banned, it casts a long shadow that obscures people's perceptions of the lives of today's Latter-day Saint women. Many still see them as second-class citizens, oppressed by the church and their husbands, and forced to stay home and take care of their many children.$20.00ISBN: 9780385544573Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Doubleday - October 30th, 2018
By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs$27.00ISBN: 9781451696240Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - October 30th, 2018
“Sagal has created a new genre—the five-minute-mile memoir. Combining commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether you are a runner or not, it will move you.” —Susan Orlean
In the midpoint of life, I found myself lost, in a dark place.