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


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
Book
Oct 6, 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.
B Poe
Book
Nov 10, 2014
Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned" Cover
Lena Dunham
If I could take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.
791.45 Dun
Book
Oct 13, 2014
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
Book
Oct 20, 2014
True love Cover
Jennifer Lopez
One of the most influential Latina performers in history opens up about her life's most defining period, two years during which it took everything she had to rise above the greatest challenges she had ever faced.
B Lop
Book
Nov 17, 2014
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
Book
Sep 15, 2014
Undeniable : evolution and the science of creation Cover
Bill Nye
Corey S. Powell
Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth. With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works--and to change the world.
576.8 Nye
Book
Nov 17, 2014
So anyway.. Cover
John Cleese
In this rollicking memoir, Cleese takes his readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.
B Cle
Book
Nov 17, 2014
Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America Cover
Glenn Beck
undefined Balfe
Jack Henderson
Matt Latimer
Keith Urbahn
Glenn Beck provides stories of the people who built America and the people who sought to destroy it.
305.9 Bec
Book
Nov 10, 2014
Jeter unfiltered Cover
Derek Jeter
Anthony Bozza
Chris Anderson
A "collection of never-before-published images taken over the course of Derek's final season. Fans will have unprecedented access to The Captain, as the famously private baseball legend takes us behind the scenes inside his home, the stadium, the gym, at his Turn 2 Foundation events, fortieth birthday party, and more as he looks back with candor and gratitude on his baseball career.
796.357 Jet
Book
Nov 10, 2014
As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride Cover
Cary Elwes
Joseph Layden
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.
791.4372 Elw
Book
Oct 28, 2014
The innovators : how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution Cover
Walter Isaacson
The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really happens. In his saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen.
004.09 Isa
Book
Oct 20, 2014
Stop the coming civil war : my savage truth Cover
Michael Savage
CAN AMERICA SURVIVE ANOTHER CIVIL WAR? According to Michael Savage, OUR NATION IS IN REAL TROUBLE and the seeds of a second conflagration have been sown. Not between the states--but between true patriots who believe in our nation's founding principles and those he believes are working every day to undermine them and change the very nature of the country. Not a war of bullets and blood--but one of commitment to freedom and courage of conviction. Savage believes the split between right and left is possibly irreparable--unless we understand what's really happening and how we must act to stop it. He puts out a call to action in the voting booth, in order to defend the freedoms our Constitution so brilliantly established.
320.52 Sav
Book
Oct 20, 2014
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
Book
Oct 28, 2014
The secret history of Wonder Woman Cover
Jill Lepore
A cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story.
741.5973 Lep
Book
Nov 10, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris : choose your own autobiography Cover
Neil Patrick Harris
David Javerbaum
The Emmy Award-winning star of How I Met Your Mother shares his experiences as a child star, Broadway performer and father in an over-the-top, humorous account creatively designed in the style of the popular interactive adventure series.
B Har
Book
Oct 28, 2014
I must say : my life as a humble comedy legend Cover
Martin Short
David Kamp
The Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor and comic shares stories from his life that recount his early years with Saturday Night Live, the development of his numerous characters, his family life and his celebrity friendships.
B Sho
Book
Nov 17, 2014
Food : a love story Cover
Jim Gaffigan
Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet ("choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover") and decrying the worst offenders ("kale is the early morning of foods"). Now he will give fans what they really crave--hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question "which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?"
817 Gaf
Book
Nov 3, 2014
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Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
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Derek Jeter
Anthony Bozza
Chris Anderson
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Amy Poehler
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Cary Elwes
Joseph Layden
791.4372 Elw
Lena Dunham
791.45 Dun
Walter Isaacson
004.09 Isa
Atul Gawande
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Michael Savage
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Jennifer Lopez
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Malala Yousafzai
Christina Lamb
303.625 You
Randall Munroe
500 Mun
Jill Lepore
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Bill Nye
Corey S. Powell
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Neil Patrick Harris
David Javerbaum
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John Cleese
B Cle
Martin Short
David Kamp
B Sho
Glenn Beck
undefined Balfe
Jack Henderson
Matt Latimer
Keith Urbahn
305.9 Bec
Jim Gaffigan
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