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NONFICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2019

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Biography

American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan by Matt Farwell & Michel Ames

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Draws on years of exclusive reporting and dozens of military, government and family sources in a narrative account of the life, captivity and trial of the Taliban-abducted soldier whose story has become a symbol of America's foundering war in Afghanistan.

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The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal by William J. Burns

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America's highest-ranking Foreign Service career ambassador and president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a memoir of his career in service while outlining an impassioned case for diplomacy in today's increasingly volatile world.

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The Case for Trump by Victor Davis Hanson

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The author of The Second Word Wars explains how a celebrity businessman with no political or military experience triumphed over 16 Republican rivals and a well-funded Democrat and argues that Trump's outsider status has made him a successful president.

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest Library by Edward Wilson-Lee

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A vividly rendered account of the lesser-known quest by Christopher Columbus' illegitimate son, Hernando, to create a multicultural library details his world travels to collect thousands of books.

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First: Sandra Day O'Connor by Evan Thomas

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Based on exclusive interviews and access to archives, an authoritative portrait of America's first female Supreme Court justice includes coverage of her convention-breaking achievements and role in shaping decades of American law. By the best-selling author of Being Nixon.

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Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury by Carolyn Burke

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A portrait of the intense relationship among Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Stand and Rebecca Salsbury explores how their strong personalities, passions and aesthetic ideals shaped their bonds and influenced 20th-century art. By the author of No Regrets.

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Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob by Gianni Russo & Patrick Picciarelli

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The mobster-turned-actor best known for his performance in The Godfather describes the real-life Mafia experiences that informed his character, from his childhood in Little Italy to his role in the death of a Colombian drug cartel member.

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Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love by Abby Maslin

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The founder of the Give to Care organization shares the inspiring story of how her husband and she navigated recovery and learned to love again in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.

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The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. by Evan Ratliff

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The award-winning journalist and co-author of Safe chronicles the decade-long quest to capture Paul Le Roux, who used 21st-century technology to create a massive online drug cartel before he struck a deal to turn in his own people.

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Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days by Janice Dean

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The Fox & Friends meteorologist discusses her marriage to a 9/11 firefighter, her battle with multiple sclerosis and the impact of sexism on her career, revealing the strength of deliberate optimism in the face of any challenge.

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No Happy Endings: A Memoir by Nora McInerny

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The author of It's Okay to Laugh and host of the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast shares meditative reflections on a catastrophic year marked by the losses of her husband, father and unborn second child.

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Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House by Tom LoBianco

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An AP News political analyst presents an in-depth portrait of the vice president that includes coverage of Pence's devout Christian faith, his meteoric political career and the rumors about his ambitions to succeed Trump.

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Pounding the Rock: Basketball Dreams and Real Life in a Bronx High School by Marc Skelton

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An account of the Bronx Fannie Lou Hamer Panthers 2016-2017 season shares insights into how a small, working-class high school has become a symbol of regeneration and how its coach inspires the team to balance their championships with academics.

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Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter by Veronica Chambers

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The editor of the best-selling, The Meaning of Michelle, honors the career of the 22-time Grammy Award-winning music artist, sharing insights into Beyoncé's record-setting achievements, her family life and her activist contributions.

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Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life by Mallory Smith

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Presents the diaries of a remarkable young woman who was determined to live a full and happy life despite her struggle with cystic fibrosis and a rare superbug, from age 15 to her death at the age of 25.

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Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia

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A gender-diverse cultural influencer on both the Forbes "30 Under 30" and "OUT 100" lists examines how their religious, political and educational experiences revealed the need for greater cultural inclusion and anti-discrimination legislation that acknowledges the gender spectrum.

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So Here's the Thing . . .: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut by Alyssa Mastromonaco with Lauren Oyler

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The best-selling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? presents a collection of personal reflections, essays and interviews on topics of relevance to today's young women, from politics and careers to social media and relationships.

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Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope. by Albert Woodfox

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Chronicles the author's extraordinary achievements as an activist during and after spending 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit, describing how he has committed his post-exoneration life to prison reform.

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The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds by Caroline Van Hemert

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Documents the biologist adventurer's treks in the vast wilderness region spanning the Pacific rainforest through the Alaskan Arctic, where her husband and she tested their physical boundaries while making profound natural-world connections and discoveries about animal survival.

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Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell Jackson

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The award-winning author of The Residue Years examines the poverty, violence and drug culture impacting the Portland, Oregon community of his youth, examining the large and small cultural forces that shaped his family.

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They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History by Wayne Coffey

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A 50th-anniversary chronicle of the 1969 "Miracle Mets" season places their unlikely championship against a backdrop of the space race and the Vietnam War, sharing insight into the contributions of such individuals as Jerry Koosman, Gil Hodges and Ed Charles.

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Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood by Andrew Rannells

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The star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and HBO's Girls presents a heartfelt coming-of-age memoir that recounts how as a fiercely ambitious but sexually confused Midwestern teen he haphazardly pursued his theatrical dreams in 1997 New York City.

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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon Young

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The co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com presents a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the direct impact of racism on his life, the shifting definition of Black male identity and the ongoing realities of white supremacy.

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What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance by Carolyn Forché

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The prize-winning author of Blue Hour describes her deep friendship with a mysterious intellectual who introduced her to the culture and people of El Salvador, inspiring her work as an unlikely activist.

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Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal by Yuval Taylor

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Traces the story of the literary friendship of Harlem Renaissance figures Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, tracing their folklore-collecting journeys through the 1920s South, their influential creative collaborations and their passionate but mysterious falling out.

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General Nonfiction

American Messiahs: False Prophets of a Damned Nation by Adam Morris

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Draws on independent research in a controversial analysis of American perceptions about cults that argues that history's emblematic prophets and messianic figures gained power by exposing deep social injustices and tapping the human impulse to escape flawed cultural systems.

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Ave Maria: The Mystery of a Most Beloved Prayer by Pope Francis

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A line-by-line analysis of the Ave Maria prayer by Pope Francis outlines an enlightening new vision of the importance of women in the Church and the world as understood through the lens of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson

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Examines in depth computer programmers, looking at who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world and what should give readers pause.

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Horizon by Barry Lopez

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The National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams presents a lyrical, intellectual account of his world travels and the extraordinary encounters with people, animals and natural elements that shaped his life.

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Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees by Bob Klapisch & Paul Solotaroff

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A behind-the-scenes, unstinting portrait of how deals and decisions are made within the Yankees clubhouse features controversial revelations about iconic figures, the 2018 season and the franchise's considerable wealth.

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Mama's Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions by Frans de Waal

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The influential primatologist and best-selling author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? draws on renowned primate studies in an exploration of animal emotions that touches on such subjects as expressions, animal sentience and free will.

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Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible by Catherine Burns, ed. Foreword by Meg Wolitzer.

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Adapted to reflect the spontaneous energy of each story's live-audience performance, a new collection of true tales from the creative minds of The Moth not-for-profit storytelling organization explores a theme of finding strength to face the impossible. The Moth Present No. 2

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Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London by Claire Harman

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Traces the lesser-known story of a Victorian-era murder that rocked literary London, revealing how the killer organized his defense by blaming his behavior on a popular crime novel. By the prize-winning author of Jane's Fame.

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The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey

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The award-winning global media leader and philanthropist offers a guide for identifying one's purpose and creating a framework for a life that is both successful and meaningful, sharing inspirational quotes by some of today's most influential cultural figures.

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The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms by Paul Napper & Anthony Rao

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A psychology consultant to Fortune 500 companies and former Boston Children's Hospital pediatric psychologist draw on years of research to counsel readers on how to create a meaningful life in accordance with one's interests, values and inner motivations.

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See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy by Frances Mayes

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The best-selling author of Under the Tuscan Sun presents an evocative, recipe-complemented travel narrative through Italy's 20 regions, from Friuli to Calabria, that identifies the lesser-known cultural and historical gems enjoyed by locals.

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Stoned Beyond Belief by Action Bronson with Rachel Wharton

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A photographed love letter to all things marijuana, written by a James Beard Award winner and the best-selling author of F*ck, That's Delicious, features entries ranging from medical cannabis to marijuana-inspired culture and paraphernalia.

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Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think by James Vlahos

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A New York Times Magazine tech writer explores an impending revolution in voice recognition, discussing how it will transform Silicon Valley and change how computers, the internet and other resources are used.

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The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

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Drawing on 20 years of research and recently discovered evidence an account of the infamous Lizzie Borden trial explores professional and public opinions while considering how Gilded Age values and fears influenced the case.

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Women With Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve by Jean Chatzky

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The award-winning AARP The Magazine columnist, "HerMoney" podcaster and author of AgeProof draws on the insights of leading economists, financial planners and other experts to outline recommendation for a rewarding, purposeful career that earns real-world income.

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Health & Fitness

Brain Body Diet: 40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized, and Happy Self by Sara Gottfried. Foreword by David Perlmutter.

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The New York Times best-selling author of The Hormone Reset Diet outlines a 40-day program for reconnecting the brain and body to counter common symptoms affecting today's women, from weight gain to digestive imbalance to depression.

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Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How the Body Can Heal Itself by William E. Li

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The Harvard-trained founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation and TED Talk presenter of, "Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?" outlines strategies for consuming 200 popular health-bolstering foods to reinforce the body's defense systems and fight disease.

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Hashimoto's Food Pharmacology: Nutrition Protocols and Healing Recipes to Take Charge of Your Thyroid Health by Izabella Wentz

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A pioneering expert in lifestyle interventions for treating Hashimoto's thyroiditis shares 125 recipes for revitalizing the immune system, minimizing medication dependency and improving chronic symptoms. By the author of Hashimoto's Protocol.

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The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age by Steven R. Gundry

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The best-selling author of The Plant Paradox identifies links to age-related ailments and gut bacteria, outlining strategies for maintaining optimal life quality throughout the senior years by supporting the body's age-vulnerable microbiome.

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History

The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War by Aaron Shulman

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A narrative history of the Paneros literary family places their story against a backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and explores how their lives intersected with those of the period's most storied figures in culture and politics.

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The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin

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The author of the Pulitzer finalist, Fordlandia, examines how the identity-shaping idea of an open and ever-expanding American frontier has evolved from early westward expansion into the reactionary populism of Donald Trump's border-wall proposals.

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Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement by Jessie Morgan-Owens

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Presents the lesser-known story of slave Mary Mildred Williams, whose fair-skinned appearance rendered her the poster child of the American abolitionist movement and influenced the line where white sympathy was drawn and recognized.

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Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by Lynne Olson

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The New York Times best-selling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island tells the true story of the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II.

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Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote by Tina Cassidy

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The author of Jackie After O examines the complex relationship between suffragist leader Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson, revealing the life-risking measures that Paul and her supporters endured to gain voting rights for American women.

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Operation Dragoon: The Allied Liberation of the South of France: 1944 by Robin Cross

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The best-selling author of We'll Meet Again presents a narrative account of the 1944 Operation Dragoon Allied liberation of the South of France, chronicling major campaign stages while exploring the pivotal contributions of the French.

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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 by James Donovan

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Published to coincide with the mission's 50th anniversary, a meticulously researched account of the Apollo 11 program also examines its astronauts, flight controllers and engineers, as well as its role in shaping the Mercury and Gemini missions.

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Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day by Giles Milton

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A chronicle of the first 24 hours of the D-Day invasion shares the perspectives of a diverse range of Allied, German and French contributors to explore the conflict's strategic mastery and human realities.

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Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman

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A meticulously researched chronicle of the Arab Section, Israel's first spy organization, details how undercover intelligence operatives in 1948 Beirut risked or lost their lives in support of Israeli statehood. By the award-winning author of Pumpkinflowers.

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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors From Augustus to Constantine by Barry Strauss

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The classical historian and best-selling author of The Death of Caesar chronicles three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire through the lives of 10 forefront emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.

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When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom by Christopher Klein

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A history of the Fenian Raids chronicles how thousands of Irish-American Civil War veterans united under a common goal to seize the British province of Canada and hold it hostage to secure Irish independence. By the author of Strong Boy.

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White Shoe: How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big Business and the American Century by John Oller

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A former Manhattan lawyer presents a rollicking account of how an ambitious new class of attorneys in the 20th century devised and implemented the strategies that launched the era of American big business and international Wall Street prominence.

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Political Science

Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights by Doug Jones with Greg Truman. Foreword by Rick Bragg.

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A U.S. senator traces the decades-long legal battle to bring justice to the victims of the 1963 Birmingham bombing attack on the 16th Street Baptist Church, detailing how the case was originally closed before the surviving bombers were eventually convicted.

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Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara

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From a one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York comes an important overview of the way the American justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to U.S. society, in a book that uses case histories, personal experiences and more.

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Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy by Eric O'Neill

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A cybersecurity expert and former FBI operative traces his undercover mission to capture a notorious Russian mole, describing how under the guise of a computer tech he gathered evidence against his own boss, exposing America's vulnerability to Russian cyberespionage.

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How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11 by Janet Napolitano

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A former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security offers an insightful analysis of American security at home and a prescription for the future.

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Kushner, Inc.: Greed, Ambition, Corruption: The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump by Vicky Ward

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The investigative journalist and best-selling author of The Liar's Ball traces the controversial rise of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, exploring their personal lives, relationships and agendas to offer cautionary insights into their toxic political influence.

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Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From Our Culture of Contempt by Arthur C. Brooks

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The best-selling author of The Conservative Heart cites the role of divisive leaders in today's partisan America, outlining specific recommendations for reuniting the nation around its core principles of respect, kindness and dignity.

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No Safe Spaces by Dennis Prager & Mark Joseph. Foreword by Adam Carolla.

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Featuring interviews with Jordan Peterson and Dr. Everett Piper, a tie-in to the highly anticipated documentary of the same name analyzes the anti-free speech student movements that are spreading throughout the colleges campuses of today's America.

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Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts by David E. McCraw

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A prominent New York Times newsroom lawyer whose scathing reply to Trump's demand for a retraction about his sexual abuses went viral in October 2016 shares insight into the conflicts and controversies impacting press freedom in today's America.

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Science

Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society by Nicholas A. Christakis

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The co-author of Connected presents a cutting-edge exploration of the biological roots of positive social behavior that reveals how human genes have countered violence and self-interest with equally inherent, society-building tendencies toward friendship, cooperation and learning.

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The Book of Humans: 4 Billion Years, 20,000 Genes, and the New Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford

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The author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived draws on current genetic research to explore the paradox of the human identity as a member of the animal kingdom that is distinct from all others.

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An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives by Matt Richtel

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An exploration of the human immune system by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author of A Deadly Wandering analyzes four immunotherapy cases to explain how our defense systems protect and sometimes injure the body.

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Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies by Edward O. Wilson

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Forming a 21st-century statement on Darwinian evolution, one shorn of “religious and political dogma,” the author offers a bold work of scientific thought and synthesis.

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Once a Wolf: The Science Behind Our Dogs' Astonishing Genetic Evolution by Bryan Sykes

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The best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve reveals how all dogs share a common ancestry with a small group of domesticated wolves and how the vast range of canine breeds were created by a few gene mutations.

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Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone by Brian Switek

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The author of My Beloved Brontosaurus presents a natural and cultural history of bone that explains how human skeletons evolved over 500 million years, what they do inside the body and how they record a person's history.

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Self-Help

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski

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The best-selling author of Come as You Are and her sister reveal why women experience burnout differently than men, outlining science-based, feminist recommendations for reducing stress, resisting negative media and befriending one's inner critic. Includes pie charts, worksheets and graphs.

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Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

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The best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face and founder of TheChicSite.com urges women to stop feeling self-conscious about their ambitions and to start pursuing their dreams with confidence, outlining specific behaviors that promote moving forward.

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Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin

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The best-selling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project reveals the link between external order and inner calm, listing more than 150 customizable ideas for minimizing clutter to promote better productivity, creativity and energy.

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Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life by Sam Horn

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A guide to creating and living a life of fulfillment shares succinct, real-world examples and inspirational insights into the true sources of happiness to motivate readers into taking action in the present to prioritize authentic well-being.

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This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite

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An author, activist and TED-talk speaker has written a manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age.

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Social Science

An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz

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The award-winning author of There Are No Children Here examines the humanity and brutality of Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods through a series of deeply intimate profiles that illuminate the firsthand realities of gun violence in today's America.

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Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

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A Stanford professor, MacArthur grant recipient and leading expert on unconscious racial bias examines the manifestations of automatic racism in today's world and how they influence contemporary race relations and criminal justice.

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Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution by Amber Tamblyn

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The activist poet and Emmy-nominated actress presents a passionate, deeply personal exploration of feminism in today's divisive world that recalls a turning point in her life that helped her take control of her own destiny.

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The Four Horsemen: The Conversation that Sparked an Atheist Revolution by Christopher Hitchens, et al. Intro by Stephen Fry.

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A transcript of the 2007 viral documentary features intellectual responses to the fundamental questions of faith, human existence and the new atheism, in a volume that is complemented by new, contextualized essays by the group's three surviving members.

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The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs, and Behaviors by Matthew O. Jackson

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A Stanford University economist examines how human networks drive inequality, social immobility and political polarization and are often overlooked factors in success and failure, examining the role of social structures in patterns ranging from disease outbreak to financial crises.

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