Week of 19 Oct 2014
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by Bill O'Reilly

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

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

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How We Got to Now

by Steven Johnson

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Every writer can profit from—and every reader can enjoy—Pinker’s analysis of the ways in which skillfully chosen words engage the mind.
Publishers Weekly

The Sense of Style

by Steven Pinker


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.
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Wild

by Cheryl Strayed

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

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Jesus on Trial

by David Limbaugh

World Order
The author also discusses the role of science and technology in shaping world affairs, urging that the instant information afforded by the Internet be viewed within the broader context of history...An astute analysis that illuminates many of today’s critical international issues.
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World Order

by Henry Kissinger

Quiet
An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.
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Quiet

by Susan Cain

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
A sharp analysis that is bound to be widely discussed, with all the usual suspects, depending on their politics, lining up to cheer or excoriate Klein.
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This Changes Everything

by Naomi Klein

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Readers may quibble with their points of emphasis, but Kristof and WuDunn’s commitment and passion for substantial action is inspiring.
Publishers Weekly

A Path Appears

by Nicholas D. Kristof

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

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

by Laura Hillenbrand

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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What If?

by Randall Munroe

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

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

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Rebel Yell

by S. C. Gwynne

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.
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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

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.
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Waking Up

by Sam Harris

Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
Kerman's account radiates warmly from her skillful depiction of the personalities she befriended in prison, such as the Russian gangster's wife who ruled the kitchen...Kerman's ordeal indeed proved life altering.
Publishers Weekly

Orange Is the New Black

by Piper Kerman

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

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Political Order and Political Decay

by Francis Fukuyama