New Nonfiction

Sensational: The Hidden History of America's "Girl Stunt Reporters"

Author: Kim Todd

ISBN: 9780062843616

A vivid social history that brings to light the "girl stunt reporters" of the Gilded Age who went undercover to expose corruption and abuse in America, and redefined what it meant to be a woman and a journalist - pioneers whose influence continues to be felt today.In the waning years...

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Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

Author: Eric Berger

ISBN: 9780062979971

The dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX - and Elon Musk - from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company. In 2006, SpaceX - a brand-new venture with fewer than 200 employees - rolled its first, single-engine rocket onto a launch...

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The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics

Author: Jim Morrison

ISBN: 9780063028975

The definitive anthology of Jim Morrison's writings with rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts of unpublished and published poetry and lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks.Created in collaboration with Jim Morrison's estate and inspired by a posthumously discovered list entitled "Plan for Book," The Collected Works of Jim Morrison...

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How Stella Learned to Talk: The Groundbreaking Story of the World's First Talking Dog

Author: Christina Hunger

ISBN: 9780063046832

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How to Survive America: A Prescription

Author: D. L. Hughley

ISBN: 9780063072756

The comedy legend and NYT bestselling author of How Not to Get Shot and Surrender, White People! exposes how racism unjustly predisposes Blacks and minorities to health and safety risks.As COVID-19 gripped America, we learned that African American communities were being disproportionately infected and killed by the pandemic. For D.L...

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Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World

Author: Joby Warrick

ISBN: 9780385544467

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Black Flags, the harrowing story of America's mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and defeat ISIS--only to lose control of bothIn August 2012, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was clinging to power in a vicious civil war. Concerned that Assad might...

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The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics

Author: Tim Harford

ISBN: 9780593084595

Today we think statistics are the enemy, numbers used to mislead and confuse us. That's a mistake, Tim Harford says in The Data Detective. We shouldn't be suspicious of statistics - we need to understand what they mean and how they can improve our lives: they are, at heart, human...

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In the Heights: Finding Home

Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda

ISBN: 9780593229590

In 2008, In the Heights, a new musical from up-and-coming young artists, electrified Broadway. The show's vibrant mix of Latin music and hip-hop captured life in Washington Heights, the Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan. It won four Tony Awards and became an international hit, delighting audiences around the world. For...

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Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir

Author: Akwaeke Emezi

ISBN: 9780593329191

A full-throated and provocative memoir in letters from the New York Times-bestselling author, a dazzling literary talent whose works cut to the quick of the spiritual selfIn three critically acclaimed novels, Akwaeke Emezi has introduced readers to a landscape marked by familial tensions, Igbo belief systems, and a boundless search...

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Minds Wide Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us

Author: Gary Saul Morson

ISBN: 9780691214917

Polarization may be pushing democracy to the breaking point. But few have explored the larger, interconnected forces that have set the stage for this crisis: namely, a rise in styles of thought, across a range of fields, that literary scholar Gary Saul Morson and economist Morton Schapiro call "fundamentalist." In...

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Can't Stop Won't Stop

Author: Jeff Chang

ISBN: 9781250790514

From award-winning author Jeff Chang, Can't Stop Won't Stop is the story of hip-hop, a generation-defining movement and the music that transformed American politics and culture forever. Hip hop is one of the most dominant and influential cultures in America, giving new voice to the younger generation. It defines a...

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Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History

Author: Jim Campbell

ISBN: 9781260456172

By the time his outrageous financial crimes were exposed, financier Bernie Madoff had stolen more than 18 billion dollars from thousands of investors. Madoff Talks offers the most complete investigation yet into the largest Ponzi scheme in world history -- and a rare glimpse into the mind of its chief...

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How to Be Human: An Autistic Man's Guide to Life

Author: Jory Fleming

ISBN: 9781501180507

Jory Fleming could not effectively communicate as a child. He was wracked by uncontrollable crying fits, had no tolerance for people, and couldn't manage the outside world. A decade later, Jory became the first young adult with autism to attend Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship. Yet if you think...

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Above Suspicion

Author: Joe Sharkey

ISBN: 9781504041768

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston: The uncommonly trenchant account of the only known FBI agent to confess to murder (Kirkus Reviews) . When rookie FBI agent Mark Putnam received his first assignment in 1987, it was the culmination of a lifelong dream...

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Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook: From Aphrodite to Zeus, a Profile of Who's Who in Greek Mythology

Author: Liv Albert

ISBN: 9781507215494

Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who's who in classical lore! In Greek Mythology, you will...

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Black: A Celebration of a Culture

Author: Deborah Willis

ISBN: 9781510760158

Tucked away in the dusty halls of the Smithsonian archives and nearly forgotten by most historians, black culture is a vast, complex, interconnected web of different people, trends, and lifestyles. Deborah Willis has dug through the archives and hunted down the remnants that tell the wonderful and tragic history of...

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But You're Still So Young: How Thirtysomethings Are Redefining Adulthood

Author: Kayleen Schaefer

ISBN: 9781524744830

On Kayleen Schaefer's birthday she went dancing with friends, they broke a table, and she turned thirty standing on the sidewalk outside a club she got kicked out of. Sociologists have identified the five markers of adulthood as: finishing school, leaving home, marriage, gaining financial independence, and having kids...

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The Passenger: How a Travel Writer Learned to Love Cruises & Other Lies from a Sinking Ship

Author: Chaney Kwak

ISBN: 9781567926972

Chaney Kwak is a travel writer used to all sorts of mishaps on the road, but this is a first even for him: trapped on the battered cruise ship, he stuffs his passport into his underwear just in case his body has to be identified. As the massive cruise...

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Do Something for Nothing: Seeing Beneath the Surface of Homelessness, through the Simple Act of a Haircut

Author: Joshua Coombes

ISBN: 9781617759352

"In this uplifting book, Coombes deftly illustrates how reaching out and listening can break down barriers in an often indifferent world."--"Coombes is a hairdresser, and he believes that small acts of love can make a big impact." --, in The Story of Us"Joshua's stories show the power that empathy and...

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The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs, and Your Birth Chart

Author: Louise Edington

ISBN: 9781646111664

Written in the stars -- understanding astrology for beginners and longtime divinersAstrology has been used for thousands of years to help predict upcoming events, interpret the meaning of life, and interact more effectively with other people. Whether you're new to the field, or have long been looking to the sky...

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Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans for Peace

Author: Michael A. Messner

ISBN: 9781978802827

Over the last few decades, as the United States has become embroiled in foreign war after foreign war, some of the most vocal activists for peace have been veterans. These veterans for peace come from all different races, classes, regions, and generations. What common motivations unite them and fuel their...

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Give Them Lala

Author: Lala Kent

ISBN: 9781982153847

What does "Give them Lala" mean? It means giving the truest, most honest version of yourself to the world. It means being authentic, bold, adventurous, and having an unapologetic approach to life. Hollywood is where Lauren Burningham, aspiring actress from Utah, fully embraced her alter-ego Lala Kent, entrepreneur, entertainer, and...

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All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

Author: Tiya Miles

ISBN: 9781984854995

In a display case in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture sits a rough cotton bag, called Ashley's Sack, embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love, passed down through generations. In 1850s South Carolina, an...

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