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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Series)

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the unive...

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These Truths: A History of the United States

“Nothing short of a masterpiece.”―NPR Books A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and r...

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Rocket Boys: The Coalwood Series, Book 1

The New York Times best-selling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir - a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men...

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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Series)

An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed ...

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Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream

A resonant true story of small-town politics and community perseverance and of decent people and questionable choices, Zoo Nebraska is a timely requiem for a rural America in the throes of extinction. Royal, Nebraska, population eighty-one - where the c...

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Ava's Man

Charlie Bundrum was a roofer, a carpenter, a whiskey-maker, a fisherman who knew every inch of the Coosa River, made boats out of car hoods and knew how to pack a wound with brown sugar to stop the blood. He could not read, but he asked his wife, Ava, t...

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House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest

In this landmark work on the Anasazi tribes of the Southwest, naturalist Craig Childs dives head-on into the mysteries of this vanished people. The various tribes that made up the Anasazi people converged on Chaco Canyon (New Mexico) during the 11th cen...

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If the Devil Had a Wife

Once upon a time. Happily ever after. Such are the classic promises of fairy tales. Yet in Texas we find a twist to the familiar storyline. In If the Devil Had a Wife, there is still the battle of Good vs. Evil, a beautiful maiden, a wealthy suitor, a k...

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An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873

Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that s...

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The Fran Lebowitz Reader

The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two best sellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, by an "important humorist in the classic tradition" (The New York Times Book Review) who is "the natural successor to Dor...

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The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age

It began with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured in quantity by humans. Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom, the United States marshaled brilliant minds and seemingly inexhaustible bodies to find a way to create...

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A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City

Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, withdraws from the comforts of life on a university campus in search of a place to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis ...

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Without Compromise: The Brave Journalism that First Exposed Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and the American Epidemic of Corruption

A collection of groundbreaking investigations by Wayne Barrett, the intrepid, muckraking Village Voice journalist who exposed corruption in New York City and beyond.With piercing moral clarity and exacting rigor, Wayne Barrett tracked political corrupti...

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

At the dawn of the 20th century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could...

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Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity." —Entertainment WeeklyLoyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for gu...

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The Yellow House

A New York Times Best Seller Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In...

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The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson

This New York Times best seller was the inspiration for the first season of American Crime Story on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.; John Travolta; David Schwimmer; and Connie Britton. The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Li...

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Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour (Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Series)

The New York Times bestselling tour of the cosmos from three of today's leading astrophysicistsWelcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory a...

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The Children's Blizzard

January 12, 1888, began as an unseasonably warm morning across Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Minnesota, the weather so mild that children walked to school without coats and gloves. But that afternoon, without warning, the atmosphere suddenly, violently cha...

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In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

"An extraordinarily powerful journey that is both political and personal.... An important book for everyone in America to read." (Walter Isaacson, number one New York Times best-selling author of Leonardo Da Vinci and Steve Jobs) The New Orleans mayor w...

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A Short History of Reconstruction [Updated Edition]

From the “preeminent historian of Reconstruction” (New York Times Book Review), an updated abridged edition of Reconstruction, the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America.Reconstruction chronicles the way in w...

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Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing

Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell is surfer and former war reporter Chas Smith's wild and unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu's North Shore - a riveting, often humorous, account of beauty, greed, danger, and crime.  For two mo...

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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew larger, the streets became increasingly clogged with horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 brought New York City to a halt, a solution had to be found. Two brothers - H...

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Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases

Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a 30-year career in medicine, Cook County ICU offers listeners a peek into the inner workings of a hospital. Author Cory Franklin, MD, who headed the hospital's intensiv...

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Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

“Craig Pittman has a remarkable talent for telling stories set in the Sunshine State that never fail to fascinate and entertain. Sure, Cat Tale has plenty of laughs and Florida weirdness, but Pittman has written a truly inspirational story about the pan...

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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

National Book Award, Nonfiction, 2006 The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitz...

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Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

  A magnificent history of the American conquest of the West; "a story full of authority and color, truth and prophecy" (The New York Times Book Review).  In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occup...

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Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

Gosnell is the untold story of America's most prolific serial killer. In 2013, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. AB...

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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award A landmark work of science, history, and reporting on the past, present, and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes - Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superi...

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American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

A New York Times best-seller. The enthralling true story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.  Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majes...

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Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History

In the spirit of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Onion Field, Norco '80 is a gripping true crime account of one of the most violent bank heists in US history. Norco '80 tells the story of how five heavily armed young men - led by an apocalyptic born-...

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Fire in Paradise

The harrowing story of the most destructive American wildfire in a century. There is no precedent in postwar American history for the destruction of the town of Paradise, California. On November 8, 2018, the community of 27,000 people was swallowed by t...

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Report from Ground Zero

Immediately after two hijacked jets struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Dennis Smith volunteered in the rescue effort. Having spent his career as both a respected writer and a member of one of the city's busiest firehouses, Smith became...

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Can't Is Not an Option: My American Story

A rising star in the Republican Party shares her inspirational memoir of family, hope, and the power of the American Dream. Decades before their daughter surprised the nation by becoming governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley's parents had a dream. Aj...

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This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, a Voice That Held It Together

The thrilling, cinematic story of a community shattered by disaster - and the extraordinary woman who helped pull it back together A powerful, heart-wrenching book, as much art as it is journalism." (The Wall Street Journal) "A beautifully wrought and p...

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Grounded: A Senator’s Lessons on Winning Back Rural America

An inspiring and eye-opening memoir showing how Democrats can reconnect with rural and red-state voters, from Montana’s three-term democratic senator.  Senator Jon Tester is a rare voice in Congress. He is the only United States senator who manages a fu...

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Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans

From the author of best-selling works of history and fiction, a fast-paced, enthralling retelling of one of the greatest battles fought on the North American continent. Learn about the two men who, against all expectations and odds, joined forces to rep...

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Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

From five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, radio host, and “one of the conservative moment’s most influential voices” (The Washington Times) Mark R. Levin comes a searing plea for a return to America’s most sacred values.In Rediscovering Ameri...

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The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

From one of Outside magazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983. In the spring of 1983, massi...

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Life on the Mississippi

"Life on the Mississippi" (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans man...

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Geronimo, His Own Story: An Autobiography

The autobiography of the famous Apache war chief, Geronimo. A shout of "Geronimo!!!" is still evoked to show courage. Hear, in his own words, the war story of Geronimo and his Chiricahua band of Apache Indians.

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Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel WorldsOur true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific b...

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The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea

Pulitzer Prize winner, History, 2018. Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction - the tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic. When painter Winslow Homer f...

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The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES Editors' ChoiceFrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America’s retreat from reasonWe live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupant...

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Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil

In the wake of white nationalist attacks, the ongoing debate over reparations, and the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the contested memories they evoke, Susan Neiman's Learning from the Germans delivers an urgently needed perspective ...

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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives After two 3-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural M...

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In the Country of Women: A Memoir

In the Country of Women is a valuable social history and a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women. In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book ner...

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The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid

After its Peruvian discovery in 2002, Phragmipedium kovachii became the rarest and most sought-after orchid in the world. Prices soared to $10,000 on the black market. Then one showed up at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, where every year more than 100,0...

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