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 Bestselling Nonfiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.


America : imagine the world without her Cover
Dinesh D'Souza
Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world? D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country.
973 DSo
Book
Jul 21, 2014
One nation : what we can all do to save America's future Cover
Ben Carson
Candy Carson
At the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013, standing just a few feet from President Obama, Dr. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon, offered a common sense critique of liberal government, calling for a return to our historic culture of personal responsibility, free markets, and upward mobility. Now, in this sequel to America the Beautiful, Dr. and Mrs. Carson offer a bold plan to stop the country's slide into fiscal and moral decay. Avoiding the political correctness of politicians and the animosity of Washington lawyers, Dr. Carson calls for respectful discussion and disagreement, with no subjects off limits. Applying the problem-solving skills he honed as a surgeon, he takes on tough issues such as education, health care, family values, race relations, taxes, charity, and the role of faith in public life. In his journey from poverty to the top of his field, Dr. Carson has lived the American dream. He shows how we can save that dream for our future generations, by restoring a moral, informed citizenry that will support "one nation, under God, indivisible.
973 Car
Book
Jun 2, 2014
In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette Cover
Hampton Sides
A dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole cites the contributions of German cartographer August Peterman, New York Herald owner James Gordon Bennett and famed naval officer George Washington De Long in the team's efforts to survive brutal environmental conditions.
910.452 Sid
Book
Aug 18, 2014
The First Family detail : Secret Service agents reveal the hidden lives of the presidents Cover
Ronald Kessler
Investigative reporter Ronald Kessler penetrates the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service and presents stories about our nation's leaders and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler includes presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. From observing reckless behavior that threatens the country's safety, to escorting presidential mistresses, to watching their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in detail.
363.28 Kes
Book
Aug 18, 2014
David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants Cover
Malcolm Gladwell
Drawing upon examples from the world of business, sports, culture, cutting-edge psychology and an array of unforgettable characters around the world, Malcolm Gladwell looks at the complex and surprising ways in which the weak can defeat the strong, how the small can match up against the giant, and how our goals (often culturally determined) can make a huge difference in our ultimate sense of success.
155.24 Gla
Book
May 12, 2014
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal Cover
Ben Macintyre
Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War--while he was secretly working for the enemy. Macintyre presents a portrait of this notorious 20th-century spy that discusses his rise in MI6, high-profile intelligence friendships and 20-year espionage operation that culminated in his 1963 defection to Moscow.
327.12 Mac
Book
Aug 11, 2014
Hard choices Cover
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.
B Cli
Book
Jun 23, 2014
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption Cover
Laura Hillenbrand
Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being captured by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.
B Zam
Book
Dec 23, 2013
Blood feud Cover
Edward Klein
The Clintons vs. the Obamas.
973.932 Kle
Book
Jul 7, 2014
The invisible bridge : the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan Cover
Rick Perlstein
A portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.
973.924 Per
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Capital in the twenty-first century Cover
Thomas Piketty
Arthur Goldhammer
Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns and shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities. He argues, however, that the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth will generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken.
332.041 Pik
Book
Apr 28, 2014
I am Malala : the story of the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban Cover
Malala Yousafzai
Christina Lamb
Archie Panjabi
Describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Balley, survived an assassination attempt, and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
303.625 You
Book
Oct 21, 2013
Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain Cover
Steven D. Levitt
Stephen J. Dubner
The authors take us inside their thought process and offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems.
153.43 Lev
Book
Jul 21, 2014
The mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee Cover
Marja Mills
One journalist's memoir of her personal friendship with Harper Lee and her sister, drawing on the access they gave her to share the story of their lives. For the last fifty years, the To kill a mockingbird's author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. In 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door for Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation-and a friendship that has continued ever since. In 2004, with the Lees' encouragement, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. She spent the next eighteen months there, talking and sharing stories over meals and daily drives in the countryside. Along with members of the Lees' tight inner circle, the sisters and Mills would go fishing, feed the ducks, go to the Laundromat, watch the Crimson Tide, drink coffee at McDonald's, and explore all over lower Alabama. Nelle shared her love of history, literature, and the quirky Southern way of life with Mills, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced. As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story--and the South--right. Alice, the keeper of the Lee family history, shared the stories of their family. This is the story of Mills's friendship with the Lee sisters. It is a testament to the intelligence, sharp wit, and storytelling power of these two women. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees' life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel.
920 Mil
Book
Jul 28, 2014
Taking the lead : lessons from a life in motion Cover
Derek Hough
The only four-time champion of the hit ABC reality show "Dancing with the Stars" shares the lessons he has learned on and off the dance floor that helped him embrace and overcome daily challenges, along with behind-the-scenes stories from the show.
B Hou
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead Cover
Sheryl Sandberg
Nell Scovell
In "Lean In", Sheryl Sandberg -- Facebook COO and one of "Fortune" magazine's powerful women in business -- looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. She draws on her own experiences working in some of the world's most successful businesses, as well as academic research, to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace.
658.4092 San
Book
Jun 30, 2014
Killing Jesus : a history Cover
Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly, and historian Martin Dugard detail the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable--and changed the world.
232.96 ORe
Book
Oct 7, 2013
Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt Cover
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
A small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and is controlled by the big Wall Street banks, expose this institutionalized injustice and go to war to fix it.
332.62 Lew
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Humans of New York Cover
Brandon Stanton
In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in his attempt to capture ordinary New Yorkers in the most extraordinary of moments.
974.71 Sta
Book
Jul 7, 2014
Building a better teacher : how teaching works (and how to teach it to everyone) Cover
Elizabeth Green
Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. Through the stories of those educators, and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds in the classroom every day, Elizabeth Green takes us on a journey into the heart of a profession that impacts every child in America. Building a Better Teacher demonstrates the unexpected complexity of teaching. Green focuses on the questions that really matter: How do we prepare teachers and what should they know before they enter the classroom? How does one get young minds to reason, conjecture, prove, and understand? What are the keys to good discipline? Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom and considers how to scale good ideas. She discovers that good teaching is a skill. A skill that can be taught.
370.71 Gre
Book
Aug 25, 2014
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra Cover
Helen Rappaport
"They were the Princess Dianas of their day--perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses--Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov--were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them. Through the diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution.
920 Rap
Book
Aug 25, 2014
How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking Cover
Jordan Ellenberg
Jordan Ellenberg shows us that math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It's a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted. How Not to Be Wrong presents surprising revelations about daily life, using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the insights of the academic community to the layman--minus the jargon.
510 Ell
Book
Jun 30, 2014
The Nixon defense : what he knew and when he knew it Cover
John W. (John Wesley) Dean
Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon's secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: what did President Nixon know and when did he know it?
973.924 Dea
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Factory man : how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local--and helped save an American town Cover
Beth Macy
Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than seven hundred employees in a small Virginia town using legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and his wits and determination in the wake of sales losses to cheap Asian furniture imports.
338.7684 Mac
Book
Jul 28, 2014
Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes and politics Cover
Charles Krauthammer
The author presents his reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, from drone warfare to American decline.
973.93 Kra
Book
Jul 14, 2014
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Dinesh D'Souza
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Marja Mills
920 Mil
Ben Carson
Candy Carson
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Derek Hough
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Hampton Sides
910.452 Sid
Sheryl Sandberg
Nell Scovell
658.4092 San
Ronald Kessler
363.28 Kes
Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
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Malcolm Gladwell
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Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
332.62 Lew
Ben Macintyre
327.12 Mac
Brandon Stanton
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Elizabeth Green
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Laura Hillenbrand
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Helen Rappaport
920 Rap
Edward Klein
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Jordan Ellenberg
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Rick Perlstein
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John W. (John Wesley) Dean
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Thomas Piketty
Arthur Goldhammer
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Beth Macy
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Malala Yousafzai
Christina Lamb
Archie Panjabi
303.625 You
Charles Krauthammer
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Steven D. Levitt
Stephen J. Dubner
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