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


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
Don't hurt people and don't take their stuff : a Libertarian manifesto Cover
Matt Kibbe
320.512 Kib
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Thrive : the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder Cover
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
Following the success of her acclaimed Third Metric conference, Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post, is writing a book that offers women (and men) a new definition of success, one that focuses not only on career advancement, but on the equally important goals of health and wellbeing, personal fulfillment, giving back and living a life of purpose and meaning.
650.1 Huf
Book
Apr 7, 2014
10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works : a true story Cover
Dan Harris
A spiritual book written for--and by--someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book, 10% HAPPIER is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution.
158.12 Har
Book
Mar 24, 2014
A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power Cover
Jimmy Carter
The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all--Excerpted from publisher
323.34 Car
Book
Apr 7, 2014
The women of Duck Commander : surprising insights from the women behind the beards about what makes this family work Cover
Kay Robertson
Korie Robertson
Missy Robertson
Jessica Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Matriarch Miss Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica, and Lisa Robertson speak out in this insightful book about their roles in the crazy Robertson family and the core values that make this family work. This insightful book will give readers a look into what goes on behind the scenes of Duck Dynasty and the real character and spunk of the women who love these bearded men. Readers will find that the Duck Commander women have real depth and character and are strong women of substance in their own rights.
920 Rob
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Not cool : the hipster elite and their war on you Cover
Greg Gutfeld
Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool. From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst, it is deadly, on a massive scale. The Cool are the termites of life, infiltrating every nook and cranny and destroying it from within. The Cool report the news, write the scripts, teach our children, run our government--and each day they pass judgment on those who don't worship their coolness. The cool fawn over terrorists, mock the military, and denigrate employers. They are, in short, awful people. In Not Cool, Greg Gutfeld lays out the battle plan for reclaiming the real American ideal of cool (building businesses, protecting freedom at home and abroad, taking responsibility for your actions, and leaving other people alone to live as they please). Not Cool fights back against the culture of phonies, elitists, and creeps who want your soul. It's not a book, it's a weapon--and one should be armed with it at all times.
814 Gut
Book
Mar 31, 2014
Uganda be kidding me Cover
Chelsea Handler
In this collection, Chelsea Handler answers your most frequently asked traveler's questions, hot travel trips, and travel etiquette, none of which should be believed.
818.602 Han
Book
Mar 17, 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
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
Oct 14, 2013
John Wayne : the life and legend Cover
Scott Eyman
A biography of the enduringly popular John Wayne that draws on more than 100 interviews as well as exclusive access to the files of Wayne's film production company to answer the question why he became and remains an iconic American figure
B Way
Book
Apr 14, 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
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
Dec 16, 2013
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change Cover
Adam Braun
Carlye Adler
The founder of a nonprofit that has built 200 schools around the world discusses how people can do work that matters and achieve their potential.
370.9 Bra
Book
Mar 31, 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
Jan 7, 2014
A nice little place on the North Side : Wrigley Field at one hundred Cover
George F Will
Chronicling a century of highs and lows at Wrigley Field, George Will explores the home of the hapless Chicago Cubs in relation to his upbringing, the growth of Chicago, the history of baseball, and the nature of sports fandom.
796.357 Wil
Book
Apr 7, 2014
Capital in the twenty-first century Cover
Thomas Piketty
Arthur Goldhammer
Analyzes a collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns, transform debate, and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
ordered 032714
Book
Apr 7, 2014
Duty Cover
Robert Michael Gates
George Newbern
The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
B Gat
Book
Jan 27, 2014
George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution Cover
Brian Kilmeade
Don Yaeger
When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied--thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. Washington realized that he couldn't beat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York. So carefully guarded were the members' identities that one spy's name was not uncovered until the twentieth century, and one remains unknown today. But by now, historians have discovered enough information about the ring's activities to piece together evidence that these six individuals turned the tide of the war. Here, these spies finally take their place among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution.
973.385 Kil
Book
Nov 18, 2013
How about never-- Is never good for you? : my life in cartoons Cover
Robert Mankoff
A memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New Yorker. With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. After meeting his mother, we follow his unlikely stints as a high-school basketball star, draft dodger, and sociology grad student. Though Mankoff abandoned the study of psychology in the seventies to become a cartoonist, he recently realized that the field he abandoned could help him better understand the field he was in, and here he takes up the psychology of cartooning, analyzing why some cartoons make us laugh and others don't. He allows us into the halls of The New Yorker to show us the soup-to-nuts process of cartoon creation, giving us a detailed look not only at his own work, but that of the other talented cartoonists who keep us laughing week after week. He even reveals the secrets to winning the magazine's caption contest. Throughout, we see his commitment to the motto "Anything worth saying is worth saying funny."--Excerpted from publisher
741.5973 Man
Book
Apr 7, 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
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover
Daniel Brown
Daniel James Brown's book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.
797.123 Bro
Book
Jan 13, 2014
The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind Cover
Michio Kaku
A survey of current research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording profound mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.
612.8 Kak
Book
Mar 10, 2014
The story of the Jews : finding the words, 1000 BC -1492 AD Cover
Simon Schama
Details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. A tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews.
909.04924 Sch
Book
Mar 31, 2014
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Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
332.62 Lew
Sheryl Sandberg
Nell Scovell
658.4092 San
Matt Kibbe
320.512 Kib
Adam Braun
Carlye Adler
370.9 Bra
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
650.1 Huf
Charles Krauthammer
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Dan Harris
158.12 Har
George F Will
796.357 Wil
Jimmy Carter
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Thomas Piketty
Arthur Goldhammer
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Kay Robertson
Korie Robertson
Missy Robertson
Jessica Robertson
Lisa Robertson
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Robert Michael Gates
George Newbern
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Greg Gutfeld
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Brian Kilmeade
Don Yaeger
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Chelsea Handler
818.602 Han
Robert Mankoff
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Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
232.96 ORe
Malala Yousafzai
Christina Lamb
Archie Panjabi
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Malcolm Gladwell
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Daniel Brown
797.123 Bro
Scott Eyman
B Way
Michio Kaku
612.8 Kak
Laura Hillenbrand
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