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Featured September 1, 2014
on CBS This Morning

Personal Lee Child

Personal
by Lee Child

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Jack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher—and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City Read More »

Jack is back and better than ever



Featured September 1, 2014
on CBS This Morning

Blue Mind: Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happy

Blue Mind: Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happy
by Wallace J. Nichols

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A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience Read More »



Featured September 1, 2014
on Good Morning America

How Toddlers Thrive Tovah P. Klein

How Toddlers Thrive
by Tovah P. Klein

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What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success

Why do some children thrive, and others struggle? The answers may surprise you. New research indicates that the seeds for adult success are actually planted in the toddler years, ages two to five. In How Toddlers Thrive, child psychologist and director of the renowned Barnard Center for Toddler Development Dr. Tovah P. Klein cracks the preschooler code, revealing what you can do to help your toddler grow into a fulfilled child and adult—while helping Read More »



Featured September 1, 2014
on PBS News Hour

Why Football Matters

Why Football Matters
by Mark Edmundson

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My Education in the Game

Acclaimed essayist Mark Edmundson reflects on his own rite of passage as a high school football player to get to larger truths about the ways America's Game shapes its men Football teaches young men self-discipline and teamwork. But football celebrates violence. Football is a showcase for athletic beauty and physical excellence. But football damages young bodies and minds, sometimes permanently. Football inspires confidence and direction. But football instills cockiness, a false sense of Read More »



Featured August 31, 2014
on CBS Sunday Morning

Rookie Yearbook Three Tavi Gevinson

Rookie Yearbook Three
by Tavi Gevinson

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Rookiemag.com is a website created by and for young women to make the best of the beauty, pain and awkwardness of being a teenager. When it becomes tough to appreciate such things, we have good plain fun and visual pleasure. When you're sick of having to be happy all the time, we have lots of rants, too. Every school year, we compile the best from the site into a print yearbook Read More »



Featured August 31, 2014
on Meet the Press

The Bully Pulpit Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Bully Pulpit
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . . spectacular mergers produce giant companies . . . the influence of money in politics deepens . . . bombs explode in crowded streets . . . small wars proliferate far from our shores . . . a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life. These unnervingly familiar headlines serve as the backdrop for Doris Kearns Goodwin’s highly anticipated The Bully Pulpit—a Read More »



Featured August 30, 2014
on All Things Considered

The History Of Rock 'n' Roll In Ten Songs Greil Marcus

The History Of Rock 'n' Roll In Ten Songs
by Greil Marcus

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Unlike all previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock ’n’ roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out—a new language, something new under the sun. “Transmission Read More »



Featured August 30, 2014
on Marketplace - PRI

Going Solo Eric Klinenberg

Going Solo
by Eric Klinenberg

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The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom-the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone-that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change. Renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living and examines the seismic impact it's having on our culture, business, and politics. Conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation Read More »



Featured August 29, 2014
on CBS This Morning

Hard Drive Mary Todd

Hard Drive
by Mary Todd, Christina Villegas

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A Family's Fight Against Three Countries

On June 24, 2012, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, a young American engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment, just a week before his scheduled return to the United States. Although Shane had repeatedly expressed apprehension about his work with a Chinese company and fear his life was being threatened, authorities immediately ruled his death a suicide. His family initially didn’t know what to believe. However, upon arriving in Singapore, they realized the evidence Read More »



Featured August 29, 2014
on Good Morning America

The Hungry Girl Diet Lisa Lillien

The Hungry Girl Diet
by Lisa Lillien

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Big Portions. Big Results. Drop 10 Pounds This Month.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Hungry Girl cookbooks now delivers the first-ever meal plan based on the concepts that have satisfied millions: The Hungry Girl Diet! Lisa Lillien has taken her famous super-sizing techniques, diet philosophies, and delicious recipes, and she's put them into a foolproof four-week jump-start plan to help you lose weight effortlessly. Approved by a registered dietitian, this program is not only completely Read More »



Featured August 29, 2014
on All Things Considered

A Crack in the Edge of the World Simon Winchester

A Crack in the Edge of the World
by Simon Winchester

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America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

The international bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa vividly brings to life the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion. Simon Winchester has also fashioned an enthralling and informative informative look at the tumultuous subterranean world that produces earthquakes, the planet's most sudden and destructive force.

In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, San Read More »



Featured August 29, 2014
on Diane Rehm Show - NPR

The Secretary Kim Ghattas

The Secretary
by Kim Ghattas

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A Journey With Hillary Clinton To The New Frontiers Of American Power

An inside story of Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State, anchored by Ghattas' own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world

 
From Beirut to Washington is the first book of its kind: drawing on extensive interviews with administration officials, including Clinton herself, as well as other players around Washington and overseas, it provides a detailed look at an intensely private Read More »




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