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Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy

Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy

by Michael Beschloss and Caroline Kennedy

Hardcover, 368 pages, Hyperion Books, $60, published September 14 2011 | purchase
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  • Michael Beschloss and Caroline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy presents the annotated transcription and original audio for the 1964 interviews Jacqueline Kennedy gave on her experience as the wife of John F. Kennedy, offering an intimate and detailed account of the man and his times.

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That Used To Be Us

That Used To Be Us

How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

Hardcover, 380 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $28, published September 5 2011 | purchase
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  • Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and foreign policy expert Michael Mandlebaum make recommendations for meeting four major challenges facing the United States: globalization, the information-technology revolution, chronic deficits and unbalanced energy consumption.

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Unbroken

Unbroken

A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover, 473 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published November 16 2010 | purchase
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  • Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken tells the gripping true story of a U.S. airman who was the sole survivor when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II. He faced thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft and an even greater trial.

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In the Garden of Beasts

In The Garden Of Beasts

Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

by Erik Larson

Hardcover, 448 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published May 10 2011 | purchase
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  • Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
  • Erik Larson

The best-selling author of Devil in the White City documents the efforts of William E. Dodd, the first American ambassador to Hitler's Germany, to acclimate to a residence in an increasingly violent city where he is forced to associate with the Nazis while his daughter pursues a relationship with Gestapo chief Rudolf Diels.

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Go the F- - - To Sleep

Go The F- - - To Sleep

by Adam Mansbach

Hardcover, 32 pages, Akashic, $14.95, published June 14 2011 | purchase
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  • Adam Mansbach

A bedtime book for adults portrays the trials and tribulations of a parent whose little angel just won't nod off.

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Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of Forgetfulness

by Alexandra Fuller

Hardcover, 238 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published August 23 2011 | purchase
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Alexandra Fuller's book traces the stories of her parents' respective childhoods in Kenya and England, recounts her own upbringing in Africa and offers insight into the impact of their beliefs and the waning of the British empire on her parents' marriage.

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In My Time

In My Time

A Personal and Political Memoir

by Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney

Hardcover, 565 pages, Pocket Books, $35, published August 30 2011 | purchase
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  • A Personal and Political Memoir
  • Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney

The former vice president of the United States reflects on his influential tenure in a much-anticipated memoir.

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1493

1493

Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

by Charles C. Mann

Hardcover, 535 pages, Random House Inc, $30.50, published August 9 2011 | purchase
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  • Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
  • Charles C. Mann

When Columbus crossed the Atlantic in 1492, his journey prompted the exchange of not only information but also food, animals, insects, plants and viruses between the continents. Charles C. Mann documents the lesser-known consequences of Columbus' voyage to the New World.

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Arguably

Arguably

Essays

by Christopher Hitchens

Hardcover, 788 pages, Grand Central Publishing, $30, published September 1 2011 | purchase
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Spanning four remarkable decades, this collection includes the best-selling author's early writings on civil rights and international incidents, as well as his inflammatory — and now infamous — columns on the Clintons, the Catholic Church, Mother Teresa and radical Islam.

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Bossypants

Bossypants

by Tina Fey

Hardcover, 277 pages, Little Brown & Co, $26.99, published April 5 2011 | purchase
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The breakout star of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock gives a humorous account of her life, as well as behind-the-scenes stories from her hit shows.

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Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble

Stories from My Life

by Michael Moore

Hardcover, 427 pages, Grand Central Publishing, $26.99, published September 13 2011 | purchase
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  • Michael Moore

The influential best-selling author and Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker of such productions as Bowling for Columbine presents a systematic analysis of big business, Social Security, the military and other hot-button issues to share his unconventional perspectives on why the nation may not be as divided as believed.

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The Eighty-Dollar Champion

The Eighty-Dollar Champion

Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation

by Elizabeth Letts

Hardcover, 329 pages, Random House, $26, published August 23 2011 | purchase
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Elizabeth Letts traces the story of a champion equine jumper and the Dutch farmer who rescued him from the slaughterhouse, recounting the way the farmer discovered the horse's jumping talents and trained him to compete against the world's most expensive thoroughbreds.

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The Black Banners

The Black Banners

The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al-Qaeda

by Ali H. Soufan and Daniel Freedman

Hardcover, 448 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $26.95, published September 12 2011 | purchase
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  • Ali H. Soufan and Daniel Freedman

A former FBI special agent offers an insider's account of how Sept. 11 could have been prevented, as well as his role in the war on terrorism — including his highly effective interrogation efforts.

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The Greater Journey

The Greater Journey

Americans in Paris

by David McCullough

Hardcover, 558 pages, Simon & Schuster, $37.50, published May 24 2011 | purchase
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  • David McCullough

The best-selling author of 1776 tells the story of the generations of American artists, writers and doctors who traveled to Paris — the intellectual, scientific and artistic capital of the Western world — fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.

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A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life

by Jaycee Dugard

Hardcover, 273 pages, Simon & Schuster, $24.99, published July 12 2011 | purchase
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  • Jaycee Dugard

The woman abducted at age 11 by a man and woman who subsequently held her hostage and sexually abused her for 18 years discusses her life.

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