Nonfiction

Three Days at the Brink

Three Days at the Brink by Bret Baier

Something of a specialist in reading history through three-day turning points (Three Days in January, 2017; Three Days in Moscow, 2018), Baier, aided by coauthor Whitney, here focuses on the 1943 Tehran Conference, which finalized the plans for D-Day. In doing so, he is able to recount the larger story of WWII and the three

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Letters from an Astrophysicist

Letters from an Astrophysicist by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

A luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with

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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Galdwell

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing

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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young

For Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as “How should I react here, as a professional black person?” and “Will this white person’s potato salad kill

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More Than Enough

More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

“In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores what it means to come into your own–on your own terms Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking

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Manhattan: Mapping the Story of An Island

Manhattan: Mapping the Story of An Island by Jennifer Thermes

“An innovative look back through time, Manhattan Maps follows the history of Manhattan Island from its natural formation to the bustling city today. It explores the ways in which nature and people are connected, tracking the people who lived on Manhattan from the Lenape Indians to Dutch settlers hunting for beaver pelts to early Americans

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Let's Make Ramen

Let’s Make Ramen

“A comic book cookbook with accessible ramen recipes for the home cook, including simple weeknight bowls, weekend project stocks, homemade noodles, and an array of delicious accompaniments, with insights and tips from notable ramen luminaries. Playful and instructive, this hybrid cookbook/graphic novel introduces the history of ramen and provides more than 40 recipes for everything

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The Second Mountain by David Brooks

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks

In The Second Mountain, David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have

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Women in Gaming

Women in Gaming by Meagan Marie

Take a celebratory look at accomplished women in the video game industry, ranging from high-level executives to programmers to cosplayers. This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped to establish the industry, women who disrupted it, women who fight to diversify it, and young women who will someday lead it. Featuring household names and

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We Are Displaced

We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai

In her powerful new book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times- bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the people behind the statistics and news stories about the millions of people displaced worldwide. Malala’s experiences visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement – first as an Internally Displaced Person when

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