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


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
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Apr 21, 2014
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
Face the music : a life exposed Cover
Paul Stanley
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Apr 21, 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
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
Creativity, Inc. : overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration Cover
Edwin E Catmull
Amy Wallace
In 1986, Ed Catmull co-founded Pixar, a modest start-up with an immodest goal: to make the first-ever computer animated movie. Nine years later, Pixar released Toy Story, which went on to revolutionize the industry, gross $360 million, and establish Pixar as one of the most successful, innovative, and emulated companies on earth. This book details how Catmull built an enduring creative culture -- one that doesn't just pay lip service to the importance of things like honesty, communication, and originality, but committed to them, no matter how difficult that often proved to be. As he discovered, pursuing excellence isn't a one-off assignment. It's an ongoing, day-in, day-out, full-time job. And one he was born to do.
658.40714 Cat
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Apr 21, 2014
The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap Cover
Matt Taibbi
Molly Crabapple
Matt Taibbi's genius is in untangling complex stories and making us care about them by providing striking moral clarity and a genuine sense of outrage. He has become among the most read journalists in America, leading the dialogue with epic Rolling Stone pieces that offer an "almost startling reminder of the power of good writing" (Washington Post). In this new work, he once again takes readers into the biggest, most urgent story in America: a widening wealth gap that is not only reshaping our economic life, but changing our core sense of right and wrong. The wealthy 1% operate with near impunity, while everyone else finds their very existence the subject of massive law enforcement attention: from stop-and-frisk programs and the immigrant dragnet to invasive surveillance and the abuse of debtors. Driven by immersive reporting, this is a stunning look into the newest high-stakes divide in our country: between a lawless aristocracy of hyperwealth and the rest of us, living under the shadow of an incipient American police state.
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Apr 21, 2014
Love life Cover
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe offers up a collection of personal stories in an honest and celebratory memoir about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and son, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.
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Apr 21, 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 opposite of loneliness : essays and stories Cover
Marina Keegan
An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her deeply affecting last essay for The Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. Even though she was just twenty-two years old when she died, Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, capture the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story, "Cold Pastoral," was published in NewYorker.com just months after her death. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories, which, like The Last Lecture, articulate the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be, and how we harness our talents to impact the world.
818.609 Kee
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Apr 21, 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
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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
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Dec 16, 2013
Living with a wild god : a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything Cover
Barbara Ehrenreich
In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny--or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"--experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "meaning of life" and combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable.
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Apr 21, 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
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Oct 14, 2013
The death of money : the coming collapse of the international monetary system Cover
James Rickards
The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971. Each collapse was followed by a period of tumult: war, civil unrest, or significant damage to the stability of the global economy. Now James Rickards shows why another collapse is rapidly approaching--and why this time, nothing less than the institution of money itself is at risk. If the American dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. In the last few years, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked and unable to make progress on our long-term problems, our biggest economic competitors--China, Russia, and the oilproducing nations of the Middle East--are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos.
332.4 Ric
Book
Apr 21, 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
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Apr 7, 2014
How Jesus became God : the exaltation of a Jewish preacher from Galilee Cover
Bart D Ehrman
In a book that took eight years to research and write, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman explores how an apocalyptic prophet from the backwaters of rural Galilee crucified for crimes against the state came to be thought of as equal with the one God Almighty Creator of all things. Ehrman sketches Jesus's transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. Only when some of Jesus's followers had visions of him after his death-- alive again-- did anyone come to think that he, the prophet from Galilee, had become God. And what they meant by that was not at all what people mean today.
232 Ehr
Book
Apr 21, 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
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
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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
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Mar 31, 2014
Stronger Cover
Jeff Bauman
Bret Witter
A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, who helped to set off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history, discusses his experiences that day and his ongoing mission to walk again after losing both legs.
362.88 Bau
Book
Apr 21, 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
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
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Mar 17, 2014
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Charles Krauthammer
973.93 Kra
Sheryl Sandberg
Nell Scovell
658.4092 San
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
332.62 Lew
Barbara Ehrenreich
B Ehr
Paul Stanley
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Malcolm Gladwell
155.24 Gla
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
650.1 Huf
James Rickards
332.4 Ric
Dan Harris
158.12 Har
George F Will
796.357 Wil
Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
232.96 ORe
Bart D Ehrman
232 Ehr
Edwin E Catmull
Amy Wallace
658.40714 Cat
Malala Yousafzai
Christina Lamb
Archie Panjabi
303.625 You
Matt Taibbi
Molly Crabapple
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Scott Eyman
B Way
Rob Lowe
B Low
Greg Gutfeld
814 Gut
Jimmy Carter
323.34 Car
Jeff Bauman
Bret Witter
362.88 Bau
Marina Keegan
818.609 Kee
Kay Robertson
Korie Robertson
Missy Robertson
Jessica Robertson
Lisa Robertson
920 Rob
Laura Hillenbrand
B Zam
Chelsea Handler
818.602 Han