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NonFICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN
September 2017

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Biography

After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search by Sarah Perry
After the Eclipse
Presents a fierce memoir of a mother’s murder, a daughter’s coming-of-age in the wake of immense loss and her mission to know the woman who gave her life.

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At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York by Adam Gopnik
At the Strangers' Gate
The award-winning New Yorker writer and best-selling author of Paris to the Moon presents a portrait of 1980s New York City to chronicle how its role as a pilgrimage site for young, artistic and ambitious residents was shaped by cultural luminaries, increasing elitism and uneven economic dynamics.

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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane with Neil Martinez-Belkin
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
A highly anticipated memoir by the prolific hip-hop artist traces his unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth, discussing his early years in Alabama and Georgia, his activities as a drug dealer, the experiences that inspired his influential street anthems and his recent prison term.

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The Best of Us by Joyce Maynard
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The New York Times best-selling author of To Die For describes what it was like to find the love of her life, only to lose him to pancreatic cancer one year into their marriage.

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The Book of Separation by Tova Mirvis
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The author describes how she left her faith and her marriage and set out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain of a newly mapless world.

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Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend by Meryl Gordon
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Drawing on exclusive access to thousands of pages of Bunny Mellon's letters, diaries and appointment books, as well as more than 175 interviews, the author chronicles the life of the style icon and aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden and was living witness to 20th-century U.S. history. By a New York Times best-selling author.

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The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Edith Eva Eger
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A dual memoir and practical guide to healing by an eminent psychologist and Holocaust survivor counsels patients on how to escape the prisons of their own minds, describing her harrowing experiences in Auschwitz and how it gave her particular insights into the challenges of PTSD. A first book.

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Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters
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The award-winning executive chef of Chez Panisse in California presents the story of her tumultuous culinary journey, describing her efforts to promote distinctive flavors in a time of uniform convenience foods, her achievements within the bohemian 1960s cultural circuit and her ongoing reflections as the head of one of the world's most influential restaurants.

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Convicted: A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship by Jameel Zookie McGee & Andrew Collins with Mark Tabb
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An account of racial healing traces the redemptive journey of an innocent black man who was sent to prison by a corrupt white cop, detailing how they grew up just miles apart before the violence and revenge that marked their adulthoods gave way to an astonishing friendship.

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Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate by Zoe Quinn
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A widely recognized indie developer and leading advocate against online abuse traces the story of her experiences at the center of the Gamergate controversy while outlining strategic recommendations for combating online harassment and making the internet a safer place for everyone.

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Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier's Story by Jon Kerstetter
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A Native American doctor shares a poignant memoir on his experiences as a medic and officer in Kosovo, Bosnia and the Iraq War before suffering an injury and stroke on his third tour, which forced him to return home and make a difficult transition to becoming a doctor-patient at home.

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Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. by Danielle Allen
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The author tells the harrowing story of how her cousin was imprisoned at the age of 15 for attempted carjacking, serving a sentence of 14 years, and how she took him in upon his release, only to lose him to the deadly streets of South Central L.A.

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The Dean: The Best Seat in the House, from FDR to Obama by John David Dingell with David Bender
No cover
The longest serving U.S. Congressman in history offers a candid behind-the-scenes account of government, politics and major events from the past 80 years while sharing the stories of inspiring congressional achievements.

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Dear World: My Story of War, My Plea for Peace by Bana Alabed
Dear World
A full-length account of a young Twitter activist's harrowing experiences in war-torn Siberia describes how her home was decimated by bombings and dwindling supplies before her family embarked on a perilous escape to Turkey. A first book.

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Gorbachev: His Life and Times by William Taubman
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev chronicles the life of transformational world leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love by Zack McDermott
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Shares the story of a young man fighting to recover from a devastating psychotic break and the mother who refuses to give up on him.

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Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone by Satya Nadella with Greg Shaw & Jill Tracie Nichols. Foreword by Bill Gates.
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Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era.

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It Takes Two: Our Story by Jonathan Scott & Drew Scott
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Shares never-before-revealed tales of the authors' childhood and rise to fame—from starting their first business at 7 years old and their years modeling and acting to their first house purchase at the impressive young age of 18 and their rise to become the hosts of Property Brothers and Brother vs Brother.

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It's Messy: Essays on Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women by Amanda de Cadenet
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A former teen celebrity and creator of the multimedia platform The Conversation shares the story of her transformation from a wild party girl to a successful entrepreneur, wife and mother, in a deeply personal feminist memoir that explores the issues, concerns and experiences of today's women.

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The Kardashians: An American Drama by Jerry Oppenheimer
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An unauthorized family biography by the best-selling author of Crazy Rich dissects the scandals and secrets of the infamous reality-TV clan, from the overshadowed life of patriarch Robert Kardashian to "momager" Kris Jenner's top-secret plan for the future.

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A Life Well Played: My Stories. Commemorative Edition by Arnold Palmer. Foreword by Jack Nicklaus.
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A new commemorative edition of the best-selling autobiography offers additional insights into familiar stories while sharing new ones, drawing on wisdom gleaned from his experiences on and off the course, in a volume that features a new foreword by Jack Nicklaus.

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Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay & a Few of My Other Favorite Things by Loudon Wainwright, III
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The influential Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actor shares meditative personal reflections on relationships and creativity, tracing the struggles with alcoholism, infidelity and competitiveness that have challenged his celebrity family.

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Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist by Jennet Conant
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A portrait of the wartime scientist, Harvard University president and presidential advisor, written by his granddaughter, places his life against a backdrop of key historical events to offer particular insights into his oversight of the Manhattan Project and subsequent campaigns in support of atomic-weapon control at the international level.

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An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn
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The best-selling author of The Lost presents the story of a father and son's transformative shared journey in reading in the wake of the father's late-in-life enrollment in his son's undergraduate seminar, where the two engaged in debates over how to interpret Homer's classic masterpiece.

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President McKinley: Architect of the American Century by Robert W. Merry
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A sympathetic portrait of the 25th president and predecessor to Theodore Roosevelt reveals the enduring accomplishments that helped establish America as an imperial power, from imposing a strict gold standard and the acquisition of Hawaii to the development of a "fair trade" doctrine and the forging of important ties to Britain.

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Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir
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Vivid profiles of five powerful Norman queens examine their enduring influence and the myths and prejudices that obscured their achievements, in a first joint biography that includes portraits of Matilda of Flanders; William the Conqueror's wife; and Empress Matilda, the mother of King Henry II. By the best-selling author of The Lost Tudor Princess. England's Medieval Queens No. 1

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Raising Trump by Ivana Trump
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The former wife of Donald Trump reflects on her life, from her childhood in communist Czechoslovakia and successes as a businesswoman to her nonpartisan views on motherhood and the ways her ex-husband's election has changed their children's lives.

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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum
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Documents the story of a teen Colorado star and aspiring U.S. Army Ranger who inexplicably helped commit an armed robbery hours before being deployed to Iraq, describing the efforts of the author, his first cousin, to investigate the influence of the young man's superior and the darker practices of the Ranger indoctrination program.

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Recovery: Freedom from All Your Addictions by Russell Brand
Recovery
The British comedian, radio host and best-selling author of My Booky Wook shares the story of his personal struggles with addictions ranging from drugs and alcohol to food and fame, offering compassionate advice about the programs that most helped him.

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Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen K. Pao
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The co-founder of the award-winning diversity nonprofit Project Include shares the full story behind her landmark 2015 whistleblower lawsuit against powerhouse venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins, exploring what her case and refusal to settle revealed about Silicon Valley discrimination and complicity in revenge porn and online harassment.

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The Riviera Set: Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society by Mary S. Lovell
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The author of the best-selling The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family explores the charming and fascinating world of the Château de l'Horizon on the French Riviera, where both royalty and Hollywood celebrities mingled in the sun.

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Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years by David Litt
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The senior comic speechwriter and presidential advisor presents an account of his college education through his years working with Barack Obama, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes and his reflections on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump.

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Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova
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The five-time Grand Slam winner presents the remarkable story of how her father relocated her at the age of 7 from their native Russia to America to develop her tennis talents before she embarked on a record-setting career shaped by astonishing competitions, her provocative beliefs and her recent fight to return to the court.

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What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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A new book of essays by the former secretary of state includes entries describing her experiences in the 2016 presidential campaign and incorporates hundreds of inspirational quotes that have shaped her life and work.

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What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man by Art Garfunkel
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A lyrical memoir of a creative life by half of the successful music duo traces his experiences before, during and after Simon & Garfunkel, from his youth in the mid-20th century and early successes with Paul Simon to the heyday of their popularity and the gradual divides that ended their collaborative partnership.

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The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books by Marta McDowell. Illus by Helen Sewell & Garth Williams.
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Peppered with illustrations and quotes from the classic series and complemented by historical and contemporary photos, a celebration of Wilder's unique relationship with the American frontier, published to commemorate her 150th birthday, reflects on the pioneer spirit of her time and the natural world that was integral to her stories.

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You're Not Special: It's Okay, Neither Am I by Meghan Rienks
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A frank and intimate memoir by the popular YouTube lifestyle and comedy personality shares self-deprecating, cringe-worthy insights into how everyday people can navigate the pitfalls of fashion, dating and self-care.

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Business & Economics

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert I. Sutton
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The author of The No Asshole Rule provides field-tested, evidence-based and sometimes surprising strategies for dealing with toxic people—avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing and developing protective psychological armor—as well as advice for not becoming toxic yourself.

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Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing—Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth by W. Chan Kim & Renée  Mauborgne
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Drawing on more than a decade of new work, the authors show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people's confidence and seize new growth, guiding you step-by-step through how to take your organization into an uncontested market space. By the authors of the international best-seller Blue Ocean Strategy.

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A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History by Diana B. Henriques
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The best-selling author of The Wizard of Lies presents a cautionary account of the stock-market crash of 1987 that reveals longtime contributing factors, the ways the crash threatened the entire U.S. financial system and the unexpected heroes who prevented a worse disaster.

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From Global to Local: The Making of Things and the End of Globalization by Finbarr Livesey
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Challenges the underlying assumptions that drive financial decisions throughout the world to demonstrate how our shared narrative of the global economy is deeply flawed and will have dire consequences, exploring how businesses and governments can make the most out of opportunities in today's fast-changing global economic landscape.

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Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
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The founder and co-chairman of the high-performing hedge fund Bridgewater Associates outlines the unconventional principles that he developed over four decades to create unique successes in his personal and professional arenas.

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Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau
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A guide to launching a profitable entrepreneurial venture in less than a month shares practical exercises and inspiring stories about how to plan, launch and refine a side business with minimal revenue and without having to quit a full-time job. By the best-selling author of The $100 Startup.

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Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media by Robert Kyncl with Maany Peyvan
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The chief business officer at YouTube and former vice president of content at Netflix traces the rise of YouTube, the creative minds that have capitalized on it to become pop-culture stars and how streaming video is revolutionizing the media world.

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Way of the Wolf: Master the Art of Persuasion and Build Massive Wealth by Jordan Belfort
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The high-profile business consultant made famous in the hit film, The Wolf of Wall Street, reveals step-by-step sales and persuasion tactics from his former high-ticket online-training course to counsel a new generation of salespeople on how to close sales more effectively and profitably.

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General Nonfiction

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success by Amy Morin
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The author of the international best-seller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children.

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Champions Way: Football, Florida, and the Lost Soul of College Sports by Mike Mcintire
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Exposes how the multibillion dollar college sports empire fails universities, students and athletes.

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The Clever Gut Diet: How to Revolutionize Your Body from the Inside Out by Michael Mosley
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The best-selling author of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet outlines a program for fostering healthy gut bacteria for improved health and weight loss, drawing on the latest research on the microbiome to explain the role of gut health in mood, hunger and overall wellness.

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The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder that Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty by Philip Jett
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An account of the true story behind the tragic murder of Ad Coors III, the CEO of the multimillion-dollar Colorado beer empire, traces the labor union uprisings that threatened to destabilize the Coors family brewery and the February 1960 abduction that triggered the largest U.S. manhunt since the Lindbergh kidnapping.

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The Dogist Puppies by Elias Weiss Friedman
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Endearingly expressive portraits of puppies ranging from newborns to 1-year-olds are presented as a collective documentary that traces the stories and distinctive characters of each adorable subject. By the creator of the best-selling The Dogist.

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Draft No. 4: Essays about the Writing Process by John McPhee
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A guide to writing long-form nonfiction, written by the legendary New Yorker author and teacher, is presented as a series of lighthearted essays that share insights into the lessons he has learned on the writing process during his years at Princeton University.

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Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language by Daniel Tammet
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An awareness-raising, deeply humane tour of language by the best-selling author of Born on a Blue Day is presented through a series of essays that explore such questions as whether vocabulary is destiny, why clocks "talk" to the Nahua of Mexico and whether or not A.I. researchers will ever produce true human-machine dialogue.

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Food Can Fix It: The Superfood Switch to Fight Fat, Defy Aging, and Eat Your Way Healthy by Mehmet Oz
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The Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show and best-selling co-author of Eat to Live emphasizes the role of food in wellness, outlining a strategic blueprint for promoting health and reducing stress by modifying a diet to focus on nutrient-rich superfoods.

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Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield by Robert H. Latiff
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A retired U.S. Air Force major general presents an expert assessment of how evolving technologies will change virtually every aspect of war as it is known, outlining urgent recommendations for how to best prepare for imminent national security challenges.

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The Great Shift: Encountering God in Biblical Times by James L. Kugel & Ellen Geiger
The Great Shift
A world-renowned scholar brings a lifetime of study to reveal how a pivotal transformation in spiritual experience during the Biblical Era made us who we are today.

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Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu
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A hard-hitting exploration of China's widely acclaimed yet insular education system shares insights into how their examples are shaping the future of American parenting and education.

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Live Cinema and Its Techniques by Francis Ford Coppola
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One of the masters of 20th-century cinema presents an indispensable and entertaining guide to a visionary new form of moviemaking that can be appreciated by the avid film buff and general movie lover alike.

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Mercy for Animals: One Man's Quest to Inspire Compassion, and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals by Nathan Runkle with Gene Stone
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The founder of the animal-cruelty-prevention nonprofit Mercy for Animals traces the organization's journey from small-scale grassroots activism and undercover investigations to promoting international legislative changes and educating corporations and the public about compassionate food choices.

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The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times by Jonathan Cahn
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Argues that events from biblical times are influencing what is occurring today ands lays out the reasoning behind this theory.

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Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions by Stephen Colbert & the editors of Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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Based on the popular segment from The Late Show, a revelatory compilation of satirical, irreverent writings conveys in self-deprecating language the innumerable memories and behaviors for which he is almost sorry.

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Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too by Jason Hanson
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A follow-up to the best-selling Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life reveals high-stakes techniques and survival tactics from real intelligence officers who have employed the same measures in life-or-death situations throughout the world.

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Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife With Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics by James Cheshire & Oliver Uberti
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Using data from satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks and accelerometers, the authors offer a graphically rich guide to the migration of various animal species.

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History

Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory by Michael Korda
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Combining epic history with rich family stories, the author chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk.

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Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism by Bhu Srinivasan
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A narrative history of American capitalism profiles the inventions, techniques and industries that drove the nation forward, from the telegraph and railroads through guns, banking, flight, suburbia and sneakers.

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A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War by Deborah Campbell
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An award-winning journalist documents her life-risking investigation into the abduction of her guide and friend, an Iraq-born Western media informant who worked at the head of a Damascus refugee community to provide education to displaced girls.

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Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen
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The best-selling author of Heyday explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters and superstitious groups shaped America's tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of contributors ranging from P. T. Barnum and Billy Graham to Disney and Donald Trump in perpetuating conspiracy theories, self-delusion and magical thinking.

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Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry
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The award-winning correspondent and author of In the Time of Madness presents an account of the events and fallout of the 2011 tsunami in Japan that explores reports of ghosts and hauntings in a community tormented by devastating secrets.

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The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World by Oona A. Hathaway & Scott J. Shapiro
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A provocative history of the Peace Pact in 1928 Paris traces the roles of such contributors as Hugo Grotius, Nishi Amane and James Shotwell while exploring how the often-overlooked treaty outlawed wars of aggression and brought unprecedented stability to the world map.

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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
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In a book told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Great Britain’s King George III, the authors chronicle the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. By the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Killing the Rising Sun.

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Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home by Denise Kiernan
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Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his spectacular European-style estate with the help of two famed architects and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its mistress and protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.

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No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination, and the Making of Modern Israel by Shimon Peres
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The late Israeli Prime Minister who won the Nobel Prize for his role in the Oslo Accords presents an intimate and personal account of the building and potential future of modern Israel.

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The Odyssey of Echo Company: The Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War by Doug Stanton
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A portrait of the American recon platoon of the 101st Airborne Division describes their 60-day fight for survival during the early 1968 attack by North Vietnamese soldiers on dozens of South Vietnam cities, tracing their postwar difficulties with acclimating into a peacetime America that did not want to hear their story.

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One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps by Andrea Pitzer
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In a harrowing work based on archival records and interviews during travel to four continents, the author reveals the chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps—from 1890s Cuba to the Philippines and Southern Africa in the early 20th century to the Nazi concentration camps, the Soviet Gulag and more.

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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt
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The Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World investigates the life of one of humankind’s greatest stories.

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Supreme Power: 7 Pivotal Supreme Court Decisions that Had a Major Impact on America by Ted Stewart. Foreword by Chris Stewart.
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A federal district court judge provides engaging analyses of seven landmark Supreme Court rulings that had a significant role in shaping the U.S., exploring their far-reaching consequences, how they reflect the inner workings of the judicial system and whether or not the Founders intended the Court to have its considerable power.

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The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History by Josh Dean
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A true story of Cold War espionage and engineering reveals how the CIA, the U.S. Navy and an eccentric billionaire spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine after it sank in the Pacific Ocean. By the author of Show Dog.

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The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors by Dan Jones
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The best-selling author of The Plantagenets presents a narrative history of the Knights Templar that draws on extensive original sources to separate fact from myth, exploring their actual work and influence, the reasons they fell out of favor and whether or not they were guilty of heresy.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent by Tamer Elnoury & Kevin Maurer
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A Muslim American FBI agent shares how he brought down a terror cell in North America.

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One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-yet Deported by E. J. Dionne, Jr. Norman Ornstein & Thomas E. Mann
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Three of Washington's premier political scholar-journalists explain why they think that the Trump presidency poses a huge threat to the nation and offer ways to counter the damage it does.

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Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder by Amy Knight
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A detailed account of the practice of covert assassination in Russian politics in the years since Putin's ascendance draws on a wealth of circumstantial evidence to document the regime-benefiting deaths of innumerable journalists, activists and political opponents.

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Rogue Spooks: The Intelligence War on Donald Trump by Dick Morris/ Eileen McGann
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The #1 best-selling authors of Armageddon assert that anti-Trump partisans are scheming to overturn the will of the American electorate by paralyzing the Trump presidency.

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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur
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The NBC reporter and 2016 presidential campaign insider shares perspectives into what it was like to report on and witness Trump's unexpected campaign successes, revealing how journalists have been coerced and threatened to slant their reports in Trump's favor.

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Science

Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory by James T. Costa
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Goes beyond the portrait of Charles Darwin as a brilliant thinker to concentrate on him as a nimble experimenter delving into some of evolution’s great mysteries.

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The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains by Robert H. Lustig
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The best-selling author of Fat Chance reveals how corporate neuromarketing is triggering imbalances in the body's dopamine and serotonin levels, causing addictions to sugar, social media and other consumer products in high-stress and otherwise susceptible customers.

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What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience by Gregory Berns
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A noted neuroscientist relates how he and his team taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner completely awake, an experiment that helped them discover what makes dogs have different capacities for self-control and value systems and a complex understanding of human speech, and which was expanded to other animals. By a best-selling author.

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Self-Help

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
Braving the Wilderness
The influential TED speaker and best-selling author of The Gifts of Imperfection draws on new research to challenge conventional beliefs about fitting in to counsel readers on the skills required to achieve actual belonging while being true to oneself.

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The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (And Other People's Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen Rubin
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The best-selling author of The Happiness Project continues her investigation into human nature by identifying four key personality types that shape every aspect of behavior, explaining how to gain better understandings about each personality's strengths and vulnerabilities for better decision-making, reduced stress and more effective communication.

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High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard
High Performance Habits
The highly successful online trainer and best-selling author of The Motivation Manifesto profiles the psychological mindsets of top-performing individuals and teams to outline counterintuitive strategies for developing highly productive habits.

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We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter by Celeste Headlee
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The host of the Georgia Public Broadcasting show On Second Thought presents an informative and practical guide to the lost art of conversation, revealing the personal and professional consequences of poor communication skills and how to develop effective, meaningful and respectful conversations that include appropriate listening behaviors.

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Social Science

Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus by Vanessa Grigoriadis
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Drawing on her intense, personal research on the campuses of colleges and universities, the author explores the topics of sex, consent and sexual assault, revealing which times and settings are most dangerous for women, demystifying the conflicting statistics about the prevalence of campus rape, making a case that not all “sexual assault” should be considered assault; offering controversial advice on how schools, students and parents can make college a safer experience; and much more.

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The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life by Lauren Markham
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An urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration follows the harrowing journey of a pair of teenaged twins from El Salvador who were forced by gang violence to seek safety and a better life in the United States, an endeavor marked by family estrangement, a mounting coyote debt and America's complicated immigration policies.

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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century by Jessica Bruder
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The author chronicles her time embedded in a pool of transient older Americans who—finding that social security has come short, and often underwater on mortgages—have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.”

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