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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

A Biography

by Walter Isaacson

Hardcover, 630 pages, Simon & Schuster, $35, published October 24 2011 | purchase
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Walter Isaacson delves into the computer visionary's personal life and professional legacy — from learning the art of good craftsmanship as a kid to becoming a notoriously demanding boss to fighting the cancer that eventually killed him.

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Blue Nights

Blue Nights

by Joan Didion

Hardcover, 188 pages, Random House, $25, published November 1 2011 | purchase
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Joan Didion shares frank observations about the death of her daughter, about her own thoughts and fears about having children and growing old, and about her feelings of failure as a parent.

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Killing Lincoln

Killing Lincoln

The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Hardcover, 324 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published September 27 2011 | purchase
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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and writer Martin Dugard focus on the life, death and legacy of the 16th president in their book Killing Lincoln. The authors reconstruct the final days of Lincoln's life and examine the plot against the president at the end of the Civil War in April 1865.

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Then Again

Then Again

by Diane Keaton

Hardcover, 265 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published November 15 2011 | purchase
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The award-winning actress documents her rise from everyday girl to acclaimed performer while exploring her defining relationship with her mother and how their shared and separate dreams influenced their experiences.

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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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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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Jack Kennedy

Jack Kennedy

Elusive Hero

by Chris Matthews

Hardcover, 479 pages, Simon & Schuster, $27.50, published November 1 2011 | purchase
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Based on interviews with some of his closest associates, a portrait of the 35th president discusses his privileged childhood, military service, struggles with a life-threatening disease and career in politics.

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Back to Work

Back to Work

Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy

by Bill Clinton

Hardcover, 192 pages, Random House, $23.95, published November 8 2011 | purchase
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Former President Bill Clinton lays out the challenges the country faces today.

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Boomerang

Boomerang

Travels in the New Third World

by Michael Lewis

Hardcover, 213 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $25.95, published October 3 2011 | purchase
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The author of The Big Short describes the effect that the bubble of cheap credit — readily available to almost anyone from 2002 to 2008 — had on countries besides the U.S., including Iceland, Greece and Germany.

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9

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Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

Portrait Of A Woman

by Robert K. Massie

Hardcover, 625 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published November 8 2011 | purchase
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Peter the Great presents a reconstruction of the 18th century empress's life that covers such topics as her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage art collection and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs.

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10

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Goodnight iPad

Goodnight iPad

A Parody for the Next Generation

by Ann Droyd

Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged), Penguin Group USA, $14.95, published October 27 2011 | purchase
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A bedtime story for bidding electronic gadgets goodnight, from the BlackBerry and the Nook to the iPad and MP3s.

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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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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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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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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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Food Rules

Food Rules

An Eater's Manual

by Michael Pollan and Maira Kalman

Hardcover, 203 pages, Penguin Group USA, $23.95, published November 1 2011 | purchase
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Sumptuously illustrated with artwork by Maira Kalman — author of The Principles of Uncertainty — this foodie compendium by the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma outlines comprehensive, memorable rules for eating well and joyfully.

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The Swerve

The Swerve

How the World Became Modern

by Stephen Greenblatt

Hardcover, 320 pages, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., $26.95, published September 26 2011 | purchase
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A humanities professor describes the impact of the translation of the last remaining manuscript of On the Nature of Things by Roman philosopher Lucretius, which fueled the Renaissance and inspired artists, great thinkers and scientists.

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The Time of Our Lives

The Time of Our Lives

by Tom Brokaw

Hardcover, 291 pages, Random House, $26, published November 1 2011 | purchase
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The former NBC news anchor and White House correspondent evaluates the American dream of the past, present and future as experienced by four generations of his and other families.

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