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


Bill O'Reilly's Legends & lies : the real West Cover
David Fisher
Bill O'Reilly
How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life--only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman--and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the 'gentleman bandit' and one of the West's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies, and books about these Western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West?
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Apr 20, 2015
Dead wake Cover
Erik Larson
The last crossing of the Lusitania.
940.4514 Lar
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Mar 23, 2015
The residence : inside the private world of the White House Cover
Kate Andersen Brower
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Apr 20, 2015
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end Cover
Atul Gawande
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
362.175 Gaw
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Oct 20, 2014
A fine romance Cover
Candice Bergen
In a follow-up to Knock Wood, the Emmy Award-winning actress traces the milestone events of her life, including her first marriage, the birth of her daughter, her work on Murphy Brown and her struggles with widowhood.
B Ber
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Apr 20, 2015
Between you & me : confessions of a Comma Queen Cover
Mary (Editor) Norris
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Apr 13, 2015
A curious mind : the secret to a bigger life Cover
Brian Grazer
Charles Fishman
From Academy Award-nominated producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows--from 24 to A Beautiful Mind. For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly "curiosity conversation" with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others. A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book--and its lessons on the power of curiosity--can change your life.
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Apr 20, 2015
H is for Hawk Cover
Helen Macdonald
As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White's tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White's struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals.
598.944 Mac
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Mar 16, 2015
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Cover
Randall Munroe
Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website.
500 Mun
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Sep 15, 2014
Yes please Cover
Amy Poehler
The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.
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Nov 10, 2014
Becoming Steve Jobs : the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader Cover
Brent Schlender
Rick Tetzeli
Based on the hugely popular cover story about Steve Jobs in Fast Company in May 2012, this is the behind the scenes account of how Steve Jobs arguably became the most famous and visionary CEO in history. Award-winning journalist Brent Schlender and veteran editor Rick Tetzeli have interviewed friends, industry insiders, and the people who knew Jobs best throughout his evolution as a CEO and leader. In addition Schlender, who knew Jobs personally for 25 years, has over 100 hours of interview tapes with Jobs to draw on, many hours of which have never before been transcribed.
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Apr 6, 2015
In defense of a liberal education Cover
Fareed Zakaria
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Apr 13, 2015
Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general Cover
Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.
355.0092 ORe
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Oct 6, 2014
Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now Cover
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Ali Hirsi makes a powerful case that a religious Reformation is the only way to end the terrorism, sectarian warfare and the repression of women and minorities that each year claim thousands of lives throughout the Muslim world.
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Apr 6, 2015
Words without music : a memoir Cover
Philip Glass
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Apr 20, 2015
Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania Cover
Frank Bruni
Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. In this book, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.
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Mar 30, 2015
So you've been publicly shamed Cover
Jon Ronson
For the past three years, Jon Ronson has been immersing himself in the world of modern-day public shaming--meeting famous shamees, shamers, and bystanders who have been impacted. This is the perfect time for a modern-day Scarlet Letter--a radically empathetic book about public shaming, and about shaming as a form of social control. It has become such a big part of our lives it has begun to feel weird and empty when there isn't anyone to be furious about. Whole careers are being ruined by one mistake. A transgression is revealed. Our collective outrage at it has the force of a hurricane. Then we all quickly forget about it and move on to the next one, and it doesn't cross our minds to wonder if the shamed person is okay or in ruins. What's it doing to them? What's it doing to us?
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Apr 13, 2015
Every day I fight Cover
undefined Scott
Larry Platt
Shortly before he passed away, on January 4, 2015, Stuart Scott completed work on this memoir. Struck by appendiceal cancer in 2007, Stuart battled this rare disease with an unimaginable tenacity and vigor. Throughout the countless surgeries, enervating chemotherapies, endless shuttling from home to hospital to office and back, Stuart kept pushing himself. He wanted to be there for his teenage daughters, Sydni and Taelor, not simply as their dad, but as an immutable example of determination and courage.
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Apr 13, 2015
I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban Cover
Malala Yousafzai
Christina Lamb
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.
303.625 You
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Dec 29, 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
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Jan 12, 2015
Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography Cover
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pamela Smith Hill
Follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory, [examining] sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction. Using additional manuscripts, letters, photographs, newspapers, and other sources ... Wilder biographer Pamela Smith Hill adds ... context and leads readers through Wilder's growth as a writer.
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Mar 30, 2015
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David Fisher
Bill O'Reilly
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Fareed Zakaria
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Erik Larson
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Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
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Kate Andersen Brower
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Atul Gawande
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Philip Glass
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Frank Bruni
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Mary (Editor) Norris
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Jon Ronson
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Brian Grazer
Charles Fishman
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Larry Platt
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Helen Macdonald
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Malala Yousafzai
Christina Lamb
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Randall Munroe
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Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
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Amy Poehler
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Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pamela Smith Hill
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Brent Schlender
Rick Tetzeli
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