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@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos

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@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos - 2016

by National Geographic

Featuring the most liked, commented on, and favorite photos from National Geographic's iconic Instagram account,i @NatGeo is a winning combination of expertly curated and favorite National Geographic photographs from the account. National Geographic, or @natgeo, is the world's top media brand on Instagram, with nearly 60 million followers and over one billion likes on its 11,000+ images posted. Embracing the diversity of the account and weaving in social media trends such as hashtags, throwbacks, flashbacks, and of course animals, @NatGeo's stunning imagery will delight and inspire. - Amazon

Genres: Arts & Photography • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

All the Gallant Men

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All the Gallant Men - 2016

by Donald Stratton

THE FIRST MEMOIR BY A USS ARIZONA SURVIVOR: Donald Stratton, one of the battleship; s five living heroes, delivers a "powerful" and "intimate"* eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor and his unforgettable return to the fight At 8:10 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives had detonated beneath his battle station aboard the USS Arizona, barely fifteen minutes into Japan; s surprise attack on American forces at Pearl...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction

Better Baking: Wholesome Ingredients, Delicious Desserts

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Better Baking: Wholesome Ingredients, Delicious Desserts - 2016

by Genevieve Ko

Making classic baked goods more flavorful with whole grains, nuts, fruits, and healthy fats. Plus, tasty gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options.

After more than a dozen years developing recipes for food and health magazines and collaborating with noted pastry chefs, Genevieve Ko was determined to create treats that were just as indulgent as their original counterparts, as well as more full flavored and nourishing. In a word, better. Healthful oils prove superior to butter,...  read more »

Genres: Baking • Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Special Diet

Blood at the Root

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Blood at the Root - 2016

by Patrick Phillips

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America. Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers and field hands, tradesmen, servants, and children. Many black residents were poor sharecroppers, but others owned their own farms and the land on which they; d founded the county; s thriving black...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Blood in the Water

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Blood in the Water - 2016

by Heather Ann Thompson

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK FOR 2016 * NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE BOSTON GLOBE , NEWSWEEK , KIRKUS , AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY THE FIRST DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE INFAMOUS 1971 ATTICA PRISON UPRISING, THE STATE; S VIOLENT RESPONSE, AND THE VICTIMS; DECADES-LONG QUEST FOR JUSTICE On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Law • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA

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Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA - 2016

by Bridget Heos

Blood, Bullets, and Bones provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics.
Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public's imagination, thanks especially to popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology • Science & Technology • Young Adult Nonfiction

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction - 2013

by Damien Keown

This Very Short Introduction offers readers a superb overview of the teachings of the Buddha, as well as a succinct guide to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? Who was the Buddha, and what are his teachings? Words such as "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, but what do they mean? Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response to these frequently asked questions about Buddhism. As he sheds light into how Buddhist...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • World

The Cardamom Trail: Chetna Bakes with Flavours of the East

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The Cardamom Trail: Chetna Bakes with Flavours of the East - 2016

by Chetna Makan


Chetna Makan is known for her unique recipes, which introduce colorful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favorites.

Whether it's a sponge cake with a cardamom and coffee filling; puff pastry bites filled with fenugreek paneer; a swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, mint and green mango chutney; or a steamed strawberry pudding flavoured with cinnamon, Chetna's Indian influences will transform your baking from the familiar...  read more »

Genres: Baking • Cooking by Ingredient • Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Regional & Internationa

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends

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Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends - 2016

by Tom Cox

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind is the follow-up to the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller The Good, The Bad, and the Furry. Like The Good, The Bad, and the Furry, it tells the story of Tom Cox's life with his charismatic cats--The Bear, Shipley, Ralph, and recent recruit Roscoe.
Close Encounters of the Furred Kind begins with a long, emotional goodbye to Norfolk, and continues with another amazing new lease on life for The Bear, the Benjamin Button of the cat world, among the bluebells...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Home & Garden • Nonfiction • Pets

The Daily Show

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The Daily Show - 2016

by Jon Stewart

The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today; s most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show; s behind-the-scenes gags,...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Performing Arts

The Daily Show

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The Daily Show - 2016

by Chris Smith

The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host.

For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags,...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Deceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad!

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Deceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad! - 2016

by Christine McConnell

Internet star Christine McConnell bakes, decorates, sews, and styles it all. . .with a twist-nowshe shows you how to do it on a shoestring budget.

Photographer and stylist Christine McConnell transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary-from everyday dinners, to desserts for all occasions, to the walls of your kitchen, and even some over-the-top creations just for fun.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, and Vincent Price and mixing...  read more »

Genres: Baking • Cooking, Food & Wine • Crafts & Hobbies • Desserts • Home & Garden • Nonfiction

Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting

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Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting - 2014

by Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury's advice on respectful parenting is quoted and shared by millions of readers worldwide. Inspired by the pioneering parenting philosophy of her friend and mentor, Magda Gerber, Janet's influential voice encourages parents and child care professionals to perceive babies as unique, capable human beings with natural abilities to learn without being taught; to develop motor and cognitive skills; communicate; face age appropriate struggles; initiate and direct independent play for...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Self Development

Feminist Fight Club

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Feminist Fight Club - 2016

by Jessica Bennett

Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work—a pocketbook Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend; s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

The Garden of the Gods

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The Garden of the Gods - 2016

by Gerald Durrell

Part of the trilogy of memoirs that inspired the television show The Durrells in Corfu : A naturalist; s adventures with animals—and humans—on a Greek island. When his family moved to a Greek island, young naturalist Gerald Durrell was able to indulge his passion for wildlife of all sorts as he discovered the new world around him—and the creatures and people who inhabited it. Indeed, Durrell; s years growing up on Corfu would inspire the rest of his life. In addition to his...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nature • Nonfiction • Trave

The General vs. the President

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The General vs. the President - 2016

by H.w. Brands

From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America; s future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China; s entry into the war, Truman replied...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction

Ghostland

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Ghostland - 2016

by Colin Dickey

"A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories... absorbing...[and] intellectually intriguing."— The New York Times Book Review An intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Ghostland takes readers on a road trip through some of the country; s most infamously haunted places — and deep into the dark side of our history. Colin Dickey is on the trail of America; s ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Graduate & Professional Programs: An Overview 2017

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Graduate & Professional Programs: An Overview 2017 - 2016

by Peterson's

Graduate & Professional Programs: An Overview 2017 contains more than 2,250 university and college profiles with detailed information on the degrees available, enrollment figures, tuition, financial support, housing, faculty, research affiliations, library facilities, and contact information. This graduate guide enables students to explore program listings by field, geographic area, and institution. Two-page in-depth descriptions, written by each featured institution, give complete details on...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

The Hands-On Home

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The Hands-On Home - 2015

by Erica Strauss

Create the DIY home you; ve always wanted with over 100 recipes, tips, and inspirational ideas from blogger Erica Strauss ( Northwest Edible Life ). Covering everything from cooking, canning and preserving to making your own nontoxic home and personal care products, this fresh take on modern homemaking wil help you make the most of your time, effort, and energy in the kitchen and beyond. Over half of the book focuses on the kitchen with a wealth of information about how to organize and stock...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction

Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

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Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party - 2016

by Dinesh D'Souza

The #1 New York Times bestseller and source for the blockbuster feature film Hillary's America, the top-grossing documentary of 2016...

Dinesh D'Souza, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller America: Imagine a World Without Her, has a warning: We are on the brink of losing our country forever. After eight years of Obama, four years-or possibly eight years-of Hillary Clinton as president of the United States would so utterly transform America as to make it unrecognizable.

No...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

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The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars - 2016

by Daniel Beer

A visceral, hundred-year history of the vast Russian penal colony.


It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof.' From the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the tsars exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains to Siberia. Daniel Beer illuminates both the brutal realities of this inhuman system and the tragic and inspiring fates of those who endured it. Here are the vividly told stories of petty criminals...  read more »

Genres: Europe • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Russia

How to Bake Everything: Simple Recipes for the Best Baking

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How to Bake Everything: Simple Recipes for the Best Baking - 2016

by Mark Bittman

In the most comprehensive book of its kind, Mark Bittman offers the ultimate baker's resource. Finally, here is the simplest way to bake everything, from American favorites (Crunchy Toffee Cookies, Baked Alaska) to of-the-moment updates (Gingerbread Whoopie Pies). It explores global baking, too: Nordic ruis, New Orleans beignets, Afghan snowshoe naan. The recipes satisfy every flavor craving thanks to more than 2,000 recipes and variations: a pound cake can incorporate polenta, yogurt, ricotta,...  read more »

Genres: Baking • Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

How to Be Heard

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How to Be Heard - 2018

by Roxane Gay

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction • Self Development

I Contain Multitudes

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I Contain Multitudes - 2016

by Ed Yong

Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a "microbe; s-eye view" of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth. Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition,...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - 2016

by Ed Yong

New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Notable Book of 2016
NPR Great Read of 2016
Economist Best Books of 2016
Brain Pickings Best Science Books of 2016
Smithsonian Best Books about Science of 2016
Science Friday Best Science Book of 2016
A Mother Jones Notable Read of 2016
MPR Best Books of 2016
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books of 2016
Minnesota Star-Tribune Best of the Year
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A PW Best Book of the Year...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology

In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives

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In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives - 2016

by Kenneth C. Davis

Did you know that many of America's Founding Fathers―who fought for liberty and justice for all―were slave owners?
Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were "owned" by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country's great tragedy―that a...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Josephine

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Josephine - 2014

by Patricia Hruby Powell

Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Nonfiction Honor In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and...  read more »

Genres: Children's Books • Children's Nonfiction Books

Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China

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Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China - 2016

by Fuchsia Dunlop

"Fuchsia Dunlop . . . has done more to explain real Chinese cooking to non-Chinese cooks than anyone." ―Julia Moskin, New York Times
The lower Yangtze region, or Jiangnan, with its modern capital Shanghai, has been known since ancient times as a "land of fish and rice." For centuries, local cooks have harvested the bounty of its lakes, rivers, fields, and mountains to create a cuisine renowned for its delicacy and beauty. In Land of Fish and Rice, Fuchsia Dunlop draws on years of study...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Regional & Internationa

Learning Virtual Reality: Developing Immersive Experiences and Applications for Desktop, Web, and M

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Learning Virtual Reality: Developing Immersive Experiences and Applications for Desktop, Web, and M - 2015

by Tony Parisi

As virtual reality approaches mainstream consumer use, a vibrant development ecosystem has emerged in the past few years. This hands-on guide takes you through VR development essentials for desktop, mobile, and browser-based applications. You'll explore the three go-to platforms-OculusVR, Gear VR, and Cardboard VR-as well as several VR development environments, programming tools, and techniques.
If you're an experienced programmer familiar with mobile development, this book will help you...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Lenin on the Train

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Lenin on the Train - 2017

by Catherine Merridale

One of The Economist ; s Best Books of the Year A gripping, meticulously researched account of Lenin; s fateful 1917 rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed the world In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II; s abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away, exiled in Zurich. When the news reached him, Lenin immediately resolved to return to Petrograd...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting

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Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting - 1998

by Stu Campbell

Transform leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps into gardener's gold! This easy-to-use guide shows you how to turn household garbage and backyard refuse into nutrient-filled compost that can nourish your soil and promote a thriving garden. Stu Campbell provides an in-depth explanation of how composting works and offers clear instructions for a variety of both traditional and modern methods for successfully creating your own compost. You'll soon be saving money, minimizing waste, and enjoying bountiful harvests. - Amazon

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Home & Garden • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Completely Revised and Updated

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Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Completely Revised and Updated - 2016

by Yvon Chouinard

In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.--shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth.

From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • Nature • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

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A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life - 2016

by Pat Conroy

Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy's many friends.

This new volume of Pat Conroy's nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, "Hey, out there." Ranging across diverse subjects, such...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Magnolia Story

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The Magnolia Story - 2016

by Chip Gaines

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover! Are you ready to see your fixer upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV; s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people?What; s the secret...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Misty Copeland

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Misty Copeland - 2016

The first authorized photographic tribute to the prolific and wildly inspiring ballerina,these unique and evocative artful color photographs by the celebrated photographer Gregg Delman, capture Misty's grace and strength, and are much anticipated by the worldwide audience who can't get enough of Misty.This stunning volume of photographs captures the sculpturally exquisite and iconic ballerina. Misty Copeland has single-handedly infused diversity and personality into the insular world of ballet,...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Mrs. Kennedy and Me

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Mrs. Kennedy and Me - 2012

by Clint Hill

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir by Clint Hill that Kirkus Reviews called "clear and honest prose free from salaciousness and gossip," Jackie Kennedy; s personal Secret Service agent details his very close relationship with the First Lady during the four years leading up to and following President John F. Kennedy; s tragic assassination. In those four years, Hill was by Mrs. Kennedy; s side for some of the happiest moments as well as the darkest. He was there for the birth of John, Jr....  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

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The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis - 2017

by Patrick Kingsley

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis.
On the day of his son's fourteenth birthday, Hashem al-Souki lay somewhere in the Mediterranean, crammed in a wooden dinghy. His family was relatively safe―at least for the time being―in Egypt, where they had only just settled after fleeing their war-torn Damascus home three years prior. Traversing these unforgiving waters and the treacherous terrain that...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers

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Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers - 2014

by Lois P. Frankel

BEFORE YOU WERE TOLD TO "LEAN IN," DR. LOIS FRANKEL TOLD YOU HOW TO GET THAT CORNER OFFICE

The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development

The Nine of Us

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The Nine of Us - 2016

by Jean Kennedy Smith

In this evocative and affectionate memoir, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy, offers an intimate and illuminating look at a time long ago when she and her siblings, guided by their parents, laughed and learned a great deal under one roof. Prompted by interesting tidbits in the newspaper, Rose and Joe Kennedy would pose questions to their nine children at the dinner table. "Where could Amelia Earhart have gone?" "How would you address this horrible...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions - 2017

by Shae Irving J.D.

Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask.

The law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions come up daily. When they do, turn to Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, a handy, information-packed desk reference.

Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, this book answers more than 1,000 of the most frequently asked questions about everyday legal issues, including:
Credit & debt Privacy rights Workplace rights...  read more »

Genres: Law • Nonfiction

Old Age

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Old Age - 2016

by Michael Kinsley

Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The notorious baby boomers—the largest age cohort in history—are approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only thing that counts after you; re gone the reputation you leave behind? In this series of...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Health & Fitness • Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

Our Revolution

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Our Revolution - 2016

by Bernie Sanders

The New York Times Best Seller! When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an Independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment. By the time Sanders; s campaign came to a close, however, it was clear...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

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Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In - 2016

by Bernie Sanders

The New York Times Best Seller!
When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an Independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.
By the time Sanders's campaign came to a close, however, it was...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The Princess Diarist

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The Princess Diarist - 2016

by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher; s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016. When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order

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Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order - 1999

by Noam Chomsky

Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a global financial crisis that left millions of people jobless and hundreds of cities economically devastated? Why would the world's most powerful military spend ten...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Reparations

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Reparations - 2017

by Anne Cunningham

Should descendants of slaves be compensated for the suffering their ancestors endured? Should the losing side in a war be forced to pay the victor? When modern-day states confront long-ago atrocities, is acknowledgement and an apology enough? This fascinating examination of reparations offers opinions by leading experts on such past injustices as the Holocaust, the slave trade, the Armenian genocide, the forced relocation of Native Americans, and the Imperial Japanese Armys comfort women. An...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars - 2016

by Nathalia Holt

A New York Times bestseller
A Los Angeles Times bestseller
An Amazon Best Book of 2016
An Entertainment Weekly "10 Books You Have to Read in April"
An Elle "8 Books by Women for Bill Gates to Read This Summer"
2016 Goodreads Choice Awards finalist

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot...  read more »

Genres: Americas • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military • Nonfiction • Science & Technology • United States • World

Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge

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Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge - 2016

by Trine Hahnemann

The Scandinavians excel at comfort- family, friends, a good atmosphere, long meals, relaxation, and an emphasis on the simple pleasures. They even have a word for this kind of coziness that comes with spending quality time in hearth and home when the days are short: "hygge". Trine Hahnemann is the doyenne of Scandinavian cooking, and loves nothing more than spending time in her kitchen cooking up comforting food in good company. This is her collection of recipes that will warm you up and teach you to embrace the art of hygge, no matter where you live. - Amazon

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Regional & Internationa

Settle for More

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Settle for More - 2016

by Megyn Kelly

Whether it; s asking tough questions during a presidential debate or pressing for answers to today; s most important issues, Megyn Kelly has demonstrated the intelligence, strength, common sense, and courage that have made her one of today; s best-known journalists, respected by women and men, young and old, Republicans and Democrats. In Settle for More, the anchor of The Kelly File reflects on the enduring values and experiences that have shaped her—from growing up in a family that...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

A Square Meal

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A Square Meal - 2016

by Jane Ziegelman

From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced—the Great Depression—and how it transformed America; s culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country; s political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America; s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America - 2016

by Ibram X. Kendi

WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

THE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 -The Washington Post

A BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2016

A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2016

A CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016

A ROOT BEST BOOK OF 2016

A BUZZFEED BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016

A BUSTLE BEST BOOK OF 2016

NOMINATED FOR 2016 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK OF NONFICTION

A KIRKUS BEST HISTORY BOOK OF...  read more »

Genres: Americas • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • United States

Strangers in Their Own Land

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Strangers in Their Own Land - 2016

by Arlie Russell Hochschild

In Strangers in Their Own Land , the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country—a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets—among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Talking as Fast as I Can

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Talking as Fast as I Can - 2016

by Lauren Graham

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again. In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Thank You for Being Late

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Thank You for Being Late - 2016

by Thomas L. Friedman

A New York Times Bestseller A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can; t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late , a work unlike anything he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Thunder in the Mountains

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Thunder in the Mountains - 2017

by Daniel J. Sharfstein

The epic clash of two American legends—their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction. Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen; s Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era; s most crucial task: helping millions of former slaves claim the rights of citizens. He was energized by the belief that abolition and Reconstruction, the country; s great struggles for liberty and equality,...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements - 2010

by Eric Hoffer

"[Eric Hoffer] is a student of extraordinary perception and insight. The range of his reading and research is vast, amazing. [The True Believer is] one of the most provocative books of our immediate day."-Christian Science Monitor
The famous bestseller with "concise insight into what drives the mind of the fanatic and the dynamics of a mass movement" (Wall St. Journal) by Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Eric Hoffer, The True Believer is a landmark in the field of social psychology,...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Self Development

Two Souls Indivisible

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Two Souls Indivisible - 2005

by James S. Hirsch

An unforgettable true story, Two Souls Indivisible stirringly recounts the forging of a legendary, heroic bond between two soldiers. Fred Cherry and Porter Halyburton first met in their shared cell in a brutal POW camp in Vietnam. Cherry, an air force pilot, was badly injured after his plane crashed; he became the first black officer to be captured by the North Vietnamese. Halyburton, a young navy flier, was a naive white southerner thrown in as Cherry's cellmate. Their captors hoped close...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military • Nonfiction

Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky

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Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky - 2002

by Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky's recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power.

In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The Undoing Project

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The Undoing Project - 2016

by Michael Lewis

How a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Uninvited

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Uninvited - 2016

by Lysa Terkeurst

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ; s powerful love. In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over. With biblical...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

V Street: 100 Globe-Hopping Plates on the Cutting Edge of Vegetable Cooking

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V Street: 100 Globe-Hopping Plates on the Cutting Edge of Vegetable Cooking - 2016

by Rich Landau

A dazzling collection of more than 100 innovative vegetable recipes from the beloved chefs of Philadelphia's nationally acclaimed restaurants Vedge and V Street-full of bold spices and adventurous flavors inspired by the great ethnic and street foods of the world.
Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby bring the greatest flavors of the world to the devoted clientele of their acclaimed Philly restaurant V Street. Now, cooks can experience the same original dining experience at home with these...  read more »

Genres: Cooking by Ingredient • Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Vegetarian & Vegan

Victoria

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Victoria - 2016

by Julia Baird

This page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen—a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. " Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird; s exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography, brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch."— The New York Times Book Review (Editor; s...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes

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Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes - 2016

by Ronni Lundy

Victualsis an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia. Written by Ronni Lundy, regarded as the most engaging authority on the region, the book guides us through the surprisingly diverse history--and vibrant present--of food in the Mountain South.
Victualsexplores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations. Each chapter explores a specific defining food or tradition of the region--such as salt, beans,...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Regional & Internationa

The Wellness Mama Cookbook: 200 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes and Time-Saving Advice for the Busy Cook

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The Wellness Mama Cookbook: 200 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes and Time-Saving Advice for the Busy Cook - 2016

by Katie Wells

With six kids, a popular blog, and no free time, Katie Wells, creator of the incredibly popular Wellness Mama website, knows firsthand how difficult it is to cook a healthy, homemadedinner every night. Faced with her own health challenges, and also concerned about the frightening statistics on the future health of her children's generation, Katie began to evaluate the foods she was eating and feeding to her family. She became determined to find a way to create and serve meals that were...  read more »

Genres: Cooking by Ingredient • Cooking, Food & Wine • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Self Development • Special Diet

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World - 2016

by Steven Johnson

"Ahouse of wonders itself. . . .Wonderlandinspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows" -The New York Times Book Review

From theNew York Times-bestselling author ofHow We Got to NowandWhere Good Ideas Come From, a look atthe world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained.

This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes along-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • History & Culture • Home & Garden • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Science & Technology • Sports & Recreation • World

The Year of Living Danishly

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The Year of Living Danishly - 2015

by Helen Russell

; A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land; PD Smith, Guardian When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn; t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave
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