Week of 23 Jul 2017
Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

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Rediscovering Americanism

by Mark R. Levin

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year.
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Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
The publication of “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate” marks a major break with Franken’s previous political persona, one that is sure to stoke speculation about his future in a party that is desperately bereft of future prospects.
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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

by Al Franken

Understanding Trump

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Understanding Trump

by Newt Gingrich

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
A book that provides illuminating ways to make headway through the days when there doesn't seem to be a way forward.
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Option B

by Sheryl Sandberg

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
This page-turner surges forward with the pacing of a true-crime thriller, elevated by Grann's crisp and evocative prose and enhanced by dozens of period photographs.
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Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

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I Can't Make This Up

by Kevin Hart

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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Hunger

by Roxane Gay

Dangerous

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Dangerous

by Milo Yiannopoulos

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
In short order, you’ll be conversant in mind-bending trivia about “star stuff” that may fundamentally shift your perspective of our place in the universe—and convince you to pursue some of the many fine longer-form books on the subject.
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It

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The Swamp

by Eric Bolling

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
...it is lively, provocative and sure to be another hit among the pooh-bahs. But readers ought to be prepared: Almost every blithe pronouncement Harari makes (that “the free individual is just a fictional tale concocted by an assembly of biochemical algorithms,” for instance) has been the exclusive subject of far more nuanced books...
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Homo Deus

by Yuval Noah Harari

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

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Everybody Lies

by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

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Hue 1968

by Mark Bowden

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
...Sedaris’s developing voice is the lifeline that pulls him through the murk. In the last year of the diaries, with Sedaris a now-established best-selling author and world traveler, the prickly Southern wit is still intact and sparkling...
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Theft by Finding

by David Sedaris