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The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984825483
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Published: Crown Forum - December 4th, 2018

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.


The Dean: The Best Seat in the House Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062571991
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Published: Harper - December 4th, 2018

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.


Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781586422431
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Published: Steerforth - December 4th, 2018

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


The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062748652
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Published: Harper - December 4th, 2018

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.


Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393249507
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 4th, 2018

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: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328506450
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - December 4th, 2018

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.


The Sun & Moon Journal: A Three-Year Chronicle for Morning Thoughts & Evening Reflections Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454932284
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Published: 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.


Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed Cover Image
By John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling (Photographs by), Soraya Aziz Souleymane (Foreword by), Chouchou Namegabe (Afterword by), Dave Eggers (Afterword by), Sam Ilus (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781455584642
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 4th, 2018

Chosen 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


Messing about in Quotes: A Little Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations Cover Image
By Gyles Brandreth (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780198813187
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Published: 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.


All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062408853
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Published: Harper - December 4th, 2018

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood’s Golden Age.


Being John Lennon: A Restless Life Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643130538
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Published: 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?


The Pats: An Illustrated History of the New England Patriots Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781328917409
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 20th, 2018

The 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.


Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781633884724
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Published: 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.


Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 


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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780399590573
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Published: 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.


Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385542531
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Published: 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


A Call for Revolution: A Vision for the Future Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062866455
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Published: William Morrow - November 13th, 2018

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018!

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


The End of the End of the Earth: Essays Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374147938
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2018

A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections


Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982116088
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Published: 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


A Cat Cover Image
By Leonard Michaels, Sigrid Nunez (Introduction by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781947793071
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Published: 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.


The Patch Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374229481
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Published: 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.


God in the Qur'an (God in Three Classic Scriptures) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307269577
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Published: 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.


Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316188548
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 6th, 2018

The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.


End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393249293
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Published: 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.


Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious) Cover Image
By Michael Wall, Karl Tate (Illustrator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538729373
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 13th, 2018

We'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.


How to Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541788206
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Published: 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


Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101985267
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Published: 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.


Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey (TED Books) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501119927
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Published: 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.


Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501183669
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Published: Free Press - October 2nd, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.”




Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land Cover Image
By Amos Oz, Jessica Cohen (Translated by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781328987006
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 13th, 2018

An 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 . . .


American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781610398619
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Published: PublicAffairs - November 13th, 2018

A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusions


The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots: Elizabeth I and Her Greatest Rival Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781643130002
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Published: 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.


Late-Life Love: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609578
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Published: 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.


Nashville: Scenes from the New American South Cover Image
By Ann Patchett, Heidi Ross, Jon Meacham (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062821447
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Published: 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 


Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781982121082
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Published: 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.


Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062856203
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Published: Harper - October 30th, 2018

Year of Wonder is an absolute treatthe most enlightening way to be guided through the year. Eddie Redmayne


Churchill: Walking with Destiny Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781101980996
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Published: Viking - November 6th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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 Timess Notable Books of 2018


The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780008313692
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Published: HarperCollins - November 6th, 2018

Why Religion?: A Personal Story Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062368539
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Published: Ecco - November 6th, 2018

New York Times bestseller

One of PW’s Best Books of the Year

One of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month


Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780062801975
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Published: Harper Design - November 6th, 2018


Vladimir Putin: Life Coach Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781786894694
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Published: 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?


The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316505499
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Published: 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


The Secret Language of Cats: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship Cover Image
By Susanne Schotz, Peter Kuras (Translator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335013897
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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 6th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying?


A Little Bit of Mindfulness: An Introduction to Being Present Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781454932246
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Published: 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.


Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781501179655
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Published: 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.


Fridays with Bill: Inside the Football Mind of Bill Belichick Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781629376295
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Published: Triumph Books - November 6th, 2018

Bill 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.


The Boston Celtics: Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, Red Auerbach, and Other Legends Recall Great Moments in Celtics History Cover Image
By Michael D. McClellan, Jan Volk (Foreword by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683581970
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Published: 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.


Sister Saints: Mormon Women Since the End of Polygamy Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780190221317
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Published: 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.


The White Darkness Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780385544573
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Published: 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


The Incomplete Book of Running Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781451696240
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Published: 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.