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  • a life on our planet

    A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by Sir David Attenbourough

    $23.40

    A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by Sir David Attenbourough

    $23.40

    I am 93. I’ve had an extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

    I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake — and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.

    We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.

    All we need is the will to do so.

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  • four cities annalee newitz

    Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz

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    Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz

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    Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workers―slaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborers―who built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia.

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  • how your are smart

    t’s Not How SMART You Are It’s HOW You Are Smart by Jeanne Anne Craig

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    t’s Not How SMART You Are It’s HOW You Are Smart by Jeanne Anne Craig

    $4.75

    Star Performers in all arenas possess the most important key to success: Emotional Intelligence. In a fun, easy-to-read format, this book demonstrates why it is important to develop emotional intelligence and then shows how we all can do it. Readers will learn the basics of EQ development as well as:

    • * how to manage emotions,

    • * how to improve relationships,

    • * how to plug energy drains,

    • * how to deal with criticism,

    • * the importance of life-long learning and much more.

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  • the 1619 project nikole hannah-jones

    The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones

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    The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones

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    In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States.

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  • the british are coming

    The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, 1) by Rick Atkinson

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    The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, 1) by Rick Atkinson

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    From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution

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  • the code breaker walter isaacson

    The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

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    The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

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    When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved. When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way. As she sped through the pages, she became enthralled by the intense drama behind the competition to discover the code of life. Even though her high school counselor told her girls didn’t become scientists, she decided she would.

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  • The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President–and Why It Failed by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

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    The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President–and Why It Failed by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

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    Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, D.C., for his first inauguration. Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency, and the course of the Civil War and American history would have forever been altered.

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  • the nine gwen strauss

    The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany by Gwen Strauss

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    The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany by Gwen Strauss

    $19.00

    The nine women were all under thirty when they joined the resistance. They smuggled arms through Europe, harbored parachuting agents, coordinated communications between regional sectors, trekked escape routes to Spain and hid Jewish children in scattered apartments. They were arrested by French police, interrogated and tortured by the Gestapo. They were subjected to a series of French prisons and deported to Germany. The group formed along the way, meeting at different points, in prison, in transit, and at Ravensbrück. By the time they were enslaved at the labor camp in Leipzig, they were a close-knit group of friends. During the final days of the war, forced onto a death march, the nine chose their moment and made a daring escape.

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  • splendid and the vile - erik larson

    The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

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    The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis

    One of Chicago Tribune’s Best Books of the Year So Far • “A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.”—NPR

    “Churchill’s lessons of resilience and his style of steady-handed leadership are essential to the state of mind of American readers.”—Vanity Fair

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  • why we sleep

    Why We Sleep – Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

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    Why We Sleep – Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

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    “Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates

    A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber.

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  • the pioneers

    The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West – David McCullough

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    The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West – David McCullough

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    As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River.

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  • The Broken Circle

    The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller

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    The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller

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    A heart-stopping memoir of a girl shaken by the brutalities of war and empowered by the will to survive, The Broken Circle brilliantly illustrates that family is not defined by the borders of a country but by the bonds of the heart.

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  • Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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    Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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    Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?

    In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope.

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  • Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll

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    Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll

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    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, the epic and enthralling story of America’s intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11

    Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency. While the US was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as “Directorate S,” was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban, in order to enlarge Pakistan’s sphere of influence. After 9/11, when fifty-nine countries, led by the U. S., deployed troops or provided aid to Afghanistan in an effort to flush out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the U.S. was set on an invisible slow-motion collision course with Pakistan.

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  • God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright

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    God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright

    $24.00

    With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny.

    God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn’t elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslims). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Wright’s profound portrait of the state not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be.

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  • The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

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    The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.

    Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women’s rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now.

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