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Featured September 13, 2014
on CBS This Morning

The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner
by Lonn Taylor, Jeffrey Brodie, Kathleen Kendrick

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The Making of an American Icon

More than just the tale of one flag and one song, The Star-Spangled Banner is the story of how Americans—often in times of crisis—have expressed their patriotism and defined their identity through the "broad stripes and bright stars" of our preeminent national symbol, a tradition that still thrives today. The original flag that inspired Francis Scott Key "by the dawn's early light" has been cared for by the Smithsonian since 1907 Read More »



Featured September 13, 2014
on CBS This Morning

The Narcissist Next Door Jeffrey Kluger

The Narcissist Next Door
by Jeffrey Kluger

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Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed—in Your World

From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. The odds are good that you know a narcissist—probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate—the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn’t last. Narcissists are everywhere Read More »



Featured September 13, 2014
on CBS This Morning

Maine Classics Mark Gaier

Maine Classics
by Mark Gaier, Clark Frasier

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More than 150 Delicious Recipes from Down East

Maine food is about putting on a bib and getting messy with lobster in the summer. In the winter, it's about tossing brisket and potatoes in a pot on the back of the woodstove. Maine Classics brings the carefree spirit of those who work the land and sea to life. More than 150 simple, straightforward dishes are organized by the shore, the sea, the forest, the farm, the garden, the dairy, and the bakery Read More »



Featured September 13, 2014
on All Things Considered

The Crow Road Iain Banks

The Crow Road
by Iain Banks

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Written by the author of "The Wasp Factory", this novel describes rites of passage in a complex but enduring Scottish family. His central character's preoccupations with death, sex, drink, God, illegal substances and the motor car are embedded in his descriptions of the Scottish landscape Read More »



Featured September 13, 2014
on Weekend Edition Saturday

Zero to One Peter Thiel

Zero to One
by Peter Thiel

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Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.

The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.

Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in Read More »



Featured September 13, 2014
on Weekend Edition Saturday

The Terror Dan Simmons

The Terror
by Dan Simmons

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The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of triumph. As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, they are as scientifically supported an enterprise as has ever set forth. As they enter a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, though, they are stranded in a nightmarish landscape of encroaching ice and darkness. Endlessly cold, with diminishing rations, 126 Read More »



Featured September 13, 2014
on Weekend Edition Saturday

Forgetting to Be Afraid Wendy Davis

Forgetting to Be Afraid
by Wendy Davis

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A Memoir

Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to contribute to the family finances. By the time she was nineteen, she was living in a trailer park with a baby daughter and holding down two jobs. But rather than succumb to the cycle of poverty that threatened to overwhelm her, Davis managed to attend community college Read More »



Featured September 13, 2014
on On The Media

The Rose Man of Sing Sing James McGrath Morris

The Rose Man of Sing Sing
by James McGrath Morris

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A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism

Today, seventy-three years after his death, journalists still tell tales of Charles E. Chapin. As city editor of Pulitzer's New York Evening World, Chapin was the model of the take-no-prisoners newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly-and kept his paper in the center ring of the circus of big-city journalism. From the Harry K. Thaw trial to the sinking of the Titanic, Chapin set the pace for the evening press Read More »



Featured September 13, 2014
on Studio 360

The Flame Alphabet Ben Marcus

The Flame Alphabet
by Ben Marcus

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In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a work of heartbreak and horror, a novel about how far we will go, and the sorrows we will endure, in order to protect our families. A terrible epidemic has struck the country and the sound of children’s speech has become lethal. Radio transmissions from strange sources indicate that people are going into hiding. All Sam and Claire need to do Read More »



Featured September 12, 2014
on Today

Your Next Big Thing Ben Michaelis

Your Next Big Thing
by Ben Michaelis

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ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy

Ten Steps to Moving Ahead with Purpose! Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling unsure of where your day--or your life--is going? You wonder what else might be out there. You know you deserve more fulfillment from your life. You think to yourself: What's next? We've all felt that way at one point or another, but have you ever considered it to be your opportunity to create a life Read More »



Featured September 12, 2014
on Fresh Air - NPR

Wilson A. Scott Berg

Wilson
by A. Scott Berg

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From Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times–bestselling author A. Scott Berg comes the definitive—and revelatory—biography of one of the great American figures of modern times. One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Read More »



Featured September 12, 2014
on The Chew

The Chew (Festive and Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion)

The Chew (Festive and Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion)
by The Chew

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A Year of Celebrations

The five hosts of ABC's hit show The Chew invite you to celebrate a full year of holidays, events, and special occasions. From Thanksgiving to Mother's Day, and Christmas to the Fourth of July, Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon are here to provide you with mouthwatering recipes, useful entertaining tips, and creative crafts to make your gatherings unforgettable, original, and manageable. In this third companion book, the Read More »




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