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Featured March 24, 2015
on PBS News Hour

Air Safety Investigators Alan E. Diehl

Air Safety Investigators
by Alan E. Diehl

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Using Science to Save Lives-One Crash at a Time

This fascinating story explains how aviation crashes are investigated, and what goes on behind the scenes to improve safety. It is also the untold saga of how one maverick scientist battled the bureaucracy to save lives. Federal officials hired him to prevent an anticipated bloodbath from airline deregulation. He soon introduced innovations, such as Crew Resource Management training, which dramatically reduced airline accidents. However, when he dared expose lies to Congress, officials used the sky Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on CBS This Morning

Flash Boys Michael Lewis

Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis

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A Wall Street Revolt

Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.

Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on Today

The Stranger Harlan Coben

The Stranger
by Harlan Coben

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#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Harlan Coben delivers his most shocking thriller yet, proving that a well-placed lie can help build a wonderful life-- and a secret has the same explosive power to destroy it. The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on Today

A Fine Romance Candice Bergen

A Fine Romance
by Candice Bergen

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In the follow-up to Knock Wood—her bestselling “engaging, intelligent, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The New York Times)—Candice Bergen shares the big events: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter blossom. A Fine Romance begins with Bergen’s charming first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose huge appetite for life broadened her horizons and whose occasional Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on Good Morning America

Becoming Steve Jobs Brent Schlender

Becoming Steve Jobs
by Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli

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The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

There have been many books—on a large and small scale—about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others.

Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on Good Morning America

Four Seconds Peter Bregman

Four Seconds
by Peter Bregman

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All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want

Peter Bregman, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller 18 Minutes, offers strategies to replace energy-wasting, counter-productive habits that commonly derail us with truly effective ones.

The things we want most—peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, to do well at work—are surprisingly straightforward to realize. But too often our best efforts to attain them are built on destructive habits that sabotage us. In Four Seconds Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on Good Morning America

Make Up Michelle Phan

Make Up
by Michelle Phan

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Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success--Online and Off

With new videos and links throughout, including exclusive content from Michelle!

Michelle Phan has believed in makeup since the first time she was allowed to try eyeliner. When she looked in the mirror and saw a transformed version of herself looking back, she fell in love with the sense of confidence that makeup could give her.  Ever since she posted her first makeup tutorial on YouTube, she has dedicated herself Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Nomad Ayaan Hirsi Ali

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention with Infidel, her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, in Nomad, Hirsi Ali tells of coming to America to build a new life, an ocean away from the death threats made to her by European Islamists, the strife she witnessed, and the inner conflict she suffered. It is the Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on All Things Considered

Cheated Jay M. Smith

by Jay M. Smith, Mary Willingham

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The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports

In 2010 allegations of an utterly corrupt academic system for student-athletes emerged from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, home of the legendary Tar Heels. As the alma mater of Michael Jordan, Larry Brown, Marion Jones, Lawrence Taylor, Rashad McCants, and many others; winner of forty national championships in six different sports; and a partner in one of the best rivalries in sports, UNC–Chapel Hill is a world-famous colossus Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on Fresh Air - NPR

Beneath the Surface John Hargrove

Beneath the Surface
by John Hargrove

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Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish

Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on Extra

Neon Aliens Ate My Homework

Neon Aliens Ate My Homework
by Nick Cannon

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And Other Poems

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Nick Cannon, entertainer extraordinaire, debuts his poetry book for children.

Nick Cannon -- the unstoppable entertainer, comedian, actor, and musician -- was inspired to write Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems as a way to combine the worlds of poetry and hip-hop. These two mediums have shaped Nick into the prolific artist he is today. To further pay respect to the urban storytelling Read More »

Featured March 23, 2015
on Extra

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook Frances Mayes

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook
by Frances Mayes

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“Tuscan food tastes like itself. Ingredients are left to shine. . . . So, if on your visit, I hand you an apron, your work will be easy. We’ll start with primo ingredients, a little flurry of activity, perhaps a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and soon we’ll be carrying platters out the door. We’ll have as much fun setting the table as we have in the kitchen. Four double doors along Read More »

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