Week of 24 Jul 2016
Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate

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Crisis of Character

by Gary J. Byrne

When Breath Becomes Air
A moving meditation on mortality by a gifted writer whose dual perspectives of physician and patient provide a singular clarity.
Kirkus

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

Escape
Though Jessop’s circumstances were unusual—and particularly harrowing—her memoir will appeal to many women who have left abusive relationships.
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Escape

by Carolyn Jessop

Wake Up America: The Nine Virtues That Made Our Nation Great--and Why We Need Them More Than Ever

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Wake Up America

by Eric Bolling

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

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White Trash

by Nancy Isenberg

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Not your grandpa’s self-help book, but Duckworth’s text is oddly encouraging, exhorting us to do better by trying harder, and a pleasure to read.
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Grit

by Angela Duckworth

Outliers
At times it seems an exercise in repackaged carpe diem, especially from a mind as attuned as Gladwell’s.
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Outliers

by Malcolm Gladwell

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

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Chaos Monkeys

by Antonio Garcia Martinez

The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe
I would hope that so many of those leading the war on cops would take the time to take an honest look at the work, the facts and the data, compiled by Heather Mac Donald in “The War on Cops” and rethink their unfair condemnation of our men and women in blue.
Washington Times

The War on Cops

by Heather Mac Donald

But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
“But What If We’re Wrong?” is a well-written and utterly engaging intellectual exercise - frothy and funny, yet thoughtful and possessed of surprising depth. It’s another outstanding offering from the mind of Chuck Klosterman.
The Maine Edge

But What If We're Wrong?

by Chuck Klosterman

Alexander Hamilton
Literate and full of engaging historical asides. By far the best of the many lives of Hamilton now in print, and a model of the biographer’s art.
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Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies

by David Fisher

Hamilton

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Hamilton

by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Between the World and Me
...eloquent memoir as a letter to his teenage son, bearing witness to his own experiences and conveying passionate hopes for his son’s life.
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Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
...the Berlin Olympics were carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and filmed by Leni Riefenstahl to show the world the terrifying images of Aryan “purity” and Nazi supremacy. Yet for these American boys, it was an amazing dream. A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends.
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The Boys in the Boat

by Daniel James Brown

Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything

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Seinfeldia

by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Bush

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Bush

by Jean Edward Smith

The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
...“most Americans know and don't know the truth about mass incarceration”—but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.
Publishers Weekly

The New Jim Crow

by Michelle Alexander

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
The takeaway for mother and son is a closeness they didn’t have before, and their interchanges might prompt readers to do the same with their own elderly parents, perhaps with the same outcome. Entertaining and thoughtful moments exchanged between a mother and son who have spent much of their lives in the spotlight.
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The Rainbow Comes and Goes

by Anderson Cooper

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

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Grunt

by Mary Roach