Week of 25 Sep 2016
Love Warrior: A Memoir

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Love Warrior

by Glennon Doyle Melton

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

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

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Throughout, the author revels in the chaos of history. He discusses the good and bad of empires and science, suggests that modern economic history comes down to a single word (“growth”), rues the loss of familial and societal safety nets...The great debates of history aired out with satisfying vigor.
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Sapiens

by Yuval Harari

Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland

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Best. State. Ever.

by Dave Barry

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

Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary

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Armageddon

by Dick Morris

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

Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed
Gentle words of wisdom from a woman driven by "senseless, relentless hope.”
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Carry On, Warrior

by Glennon Melton

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Amid ill-fated dates, alcohol-induced blackouts, and late-night eating binges, Schumer, in these candid, well-crafted essays, wears her mistakes "like badges of honor."
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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

by Amy Schumer

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

by Paul Kalanithi

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

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Sully

by Chesley B., III Sullenberger

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly

The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

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The Pigeon Tunnel

by John le Carré

The Red Bandanna

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The Red Bandanna

by Tom Rinaldi

Hamilton
For those who may not get into the theater for a while, if ever, “Hamilton: The Revolution,” a lavishly illustrated new companion book, can help ease the pain.
NY Times

Hamilton

by Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

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The Perfect Horse

by Elizabeth Letts

Clean House: Exposing Our Government's Secrets and Lies

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Clean House

by Tom Fitton

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