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Featured August 3, 2016
on CBS This Morning

American Heiress Jeffrey Toobin

American Heiress
by Jeffrey Toobin

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The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational Read More »



Featured August 3, 2016
on CBS This Morning

American Heiress Jeffrey Toobin

American Heiress
by Jeffrey Toobin

Buy Book

The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational Read More »



Featured August 3, 2016
on PBS News Hour

The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead

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The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain Read More »



Featured August 2, 2016
on CBS This Morning

The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead

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The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain Read More »



Featured July 30, 2016
on PBS News Hour

Rise of the Rocket Girls Nathalia Holt

Rise of the Rocket Girls
by Nathalia Holt

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The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of Read More »



Featured July 27, 2016
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Hard Choices Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hard Choices
by Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle Read More »



Featured July 27, 2016
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Trump: The Art of the Deal Donald J. Trump

Trump: The Art of the Deal
by Donald J. Trump

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker.
 
“I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump
 
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Featured July 27, 2016
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

The Senility of Vladimir P

The Senility of Vladimir P
by Michael Honig

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A biting satire of a particular despot and a deeply humane allegory of the fragility of goodness and the contagion of unchecked power. Set twenty-odd years from now, it opens on Patient Number One—Vladimir Putin, largely forgotten in his presidential dacha, serviced by a small coterie of house staff, drifting in and out of his memories of the past. His nurse, charged with the twenty-four-hour care of his patient, is blissfully Read More »



Featured July 24, 2016
on Today

The True American Anand Giridharadas

The True American
by Anand Giridharadas

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Murder and Mercy in Texas

Imagine that a terrorist tried to kill you. If you could face him again, on your terms, what would you do?

The True American tells the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force officer who dreams of immigrating to America and working in technology. But days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into the Dallas minimart where Bhuiyan has found temporary work Read More »



Featured July 24, 2016
on Good Morning America

The Happiness Track

The Happiness Track
by Emma Seppala

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How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success

A leading expert on health psychology, well-being, and resilience argues that happiness is the key to fast tracking our professional and personal success. Everyone wants to be happy and successful. And yet the pursuit of both has never been more elusive. As work and personal demands rise, we try to keep up by juggling everything better, moving faster, and doing more. While we might succeed in the short term, it comes at a cost Read More »



Featured July 23, 2016
on CBS This Morning

Fairy Tale Interrupted RoseMarie Terenzio

Fairy Tale Interrupted
by RoseMarie Terenzio

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A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss

From the moment RoseMarie Terenzio unleashed her Italian temper on the entitled nuisance commandeering her office in a downtown New York PR firm, an unlikely friendship bloomed between the blue-collar girl from the Bronx and John F. Kennedy Jr. Many books have sought to capture John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life. None has been as intimate or as honest as Fairy Tale Interrupted. Recalling the adventure of working as his executive assistant for five Read More »



Featured July 23, 2016
on Good Morning America

Zero Belly Diet David Zinczenko

Zero Belly Diet
by David Zinczenko

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Lose Up to 16 lbs. in 14 Days!

Zero Belly Diet is the revolutionary new plan to turn off your fat genes and help keep you lean for life! Nutrition expert David Zinczenko—the New York Times bestselling author of the Abs Diet series, Eat This, Not That! series, and Eat It to Beat It!—has spent his entire career learning about belly fat—where it comes from and what it does to us. And what he knows is this: There is no Read More »




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