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Featured September 5, 2016
on Good Morning America

The Red Bandanna

The Red Bandanna
by Tom Rinaldi

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What would you do in the last hour of your life? The story of Welles Crowther, whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, calling and courage One Sunday morning before church, when Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket. Welles kept it with him that day, and just about every day to come; it became a fixture and his signature. A Read More »



Featured September 5, 2016
on Good Morning America

The Gentleman from Ohio David Chanoff

The Gentleman from Ohio
by David Chanoff, Louis Stokes

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Louis Stokes was a giant in Ohio politics and one of the most significant figures in the U.S. Congress in recent times. When he arrived in the House of Representatives as a freshman in 1969, there were only six African Americans serving. By the time he retired thirty years later, he had chaired the House Special Committee on the Kennedy and King assassinations, the House Ethics Committee during Abscam, and the House Intelligence Committee Read More »



Featured September 5, 2016
on PBS News Hour

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching
by Mychal Denzel Smith

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A Young Black Man's Education

A New York Times Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean Read More »



Featured September 1, 2016
on Good Morning Texas - Buy The Book
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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
by Amy Schumer

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“Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.” —Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely Read More »



Featured September 1, 2016
on Good Morning Texas - Buy The Book

A Life in Parts Bryan Cranston

A Life in Parts
by Bryan Cranston

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A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a United Way commercial. Soon, Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, memorizing and reenacting Read More »



Featured September 1, 2016
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Scrappy Little Nobody Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little Nobody
by Anna Kendrick

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A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.

“I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I'd like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become Read More »



Featured September 1, 2016
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Born to Run Bruce Springsteen

Born to Run
by Bruce Springsteen

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In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold Read More »



Featured September 1, 2016
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Not Dead Yet Phil Collins

Not Dead Yet
by Phil Collins

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Phil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles’ legendary film A Hard Day’s Night. A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on the job training in Read More »



Featured August 31, 2016
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Mr. Eternity

Mr. Eternity
by Aaron Thier

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A novel of exuberance and ambition, spanning one thousand years of high-seas adventure, environmental and cultural catastrophe, and enduring love.

Key West, 2016. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying. In short, everything is going to hell. It's here that two young filmmakers find something to believe in: an old sailor who calls himself Daniel Defoe and claims to be five hundred sixty years old.

In fact Read More »



Featured August 31, 2016
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

The Summer That Melted Everything

The Summer That Melted Everything
by Tiffany McDaniel

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Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil. Sal seems to appear out of nowhere - a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he's welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he's a runaway from a Read More »



Featured August 31, 2016
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Shadow Falling Rebecca Zanetti

Shadow Falling
by Rebecca Zanetti

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"Sexy, tough, and deftly sprinkled with dark humor.”—New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Kennedy was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on Read More »

He had a plan until she changed his heart.



Featured August 31, 2016
on PBS News Hour

The End of White Christian America

The End of White Christian America
by Robert P. Jones

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Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), challenges us to grasp the profound political and cultural consequences of a new reality—that America is no longer a majority white Christian nation. For most of our nation’s history, White Christian America (WCA)—the cultural and political edifice built primarily by white Protestant Christians—set the tone for our national policy and shaped American ideals. But especially since the 1990s, WCA has Read More »




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