Week of 26 Oct 2014
Untitled O'Reilly 1

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Untitled O'Reilly 1

by Bill O'Reilly

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
The history of the computer as told through this fascinating book is not the story of great leaps forward but rather one of halting progress. Journalist and Aspen Institute CEO Isaacson (Steve Jobs) presents an episodic survey of advances in computing...
Publishers Weekly

The Innovators

by Walter Isaacson

Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth

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Stop the Coming Civil War

by Michael Savage

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.

The Boys in the Boat

by Daniel James Brown

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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What If?

by Randall Munroe

American Sniper
This aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action and technical nitty-gritty, should appeal to conservative readers and military buffs.

American Sniper

by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

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The Hot Zone

by Richard Preston

Wild : From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
A candid, inspiring narrative of the author’s brutal physical and psychological journey through a wilderness of despair to a renewed sense of self.


by Cheryl Strayed

Dancing With Myself

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Dancing With Myself

by Billy Idol

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
The author has followed some of urban America's poorest young people...and revealing how their teachers are compensating for the missing investment in their early years by fostering what Tough sums up as "character".

How Children Succeed

by Paul Tough

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"

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Not That Kind of Girl

by Lena Dunham

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

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Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande

Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

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Worthy Fights

by Leon Panetta

Alternately stomach-wrenching, anger-arousing and spirit-lifting—and always gripping.


by Laura Hillenbrand

Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith
Later chapters covering the manipulations of a Svengali-like producer have their own allure, as do the discussions of the complexity and expense of producing hits. Legal issues and diplomacy might moderate the narrative, but Perry’s book will strike gold with every Aerosmith fan.
Publishers Weekly


by Joe Perry

13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi
Such attempts at impartiality are commendable, yet it's hard not to read this authoritative account as an indictment of the Obama administration's tattered narrative.
Wall Street Journal

13 Hours

by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
A demanding, illusion-shattering book certain to receive criticism from both the scientific and the religious camps.

Waking Up

by Sam Harris

Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospels

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Jesus on Trial

by David Limbaugh

Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

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Not My Father's Son

by Alan Cumming

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

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Rebel Yell

by S. C. Gwynne