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Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus

A History

by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Hardcover, 293 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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  • A History
  • Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Bill O'Reilly traces the events leading up to the execution of one of the most influential men in history — Jesus of Nazareth — examining Jesus' life and recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable.

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Zealot

Zealot

The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

by Reza Aslan

Hardcover, p. cm., Random House Inc, $27, published July 16 2013 | purchase
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  • The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
  • Reza Aslan

A biography of Jesus draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop of his time.

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Still Foolin' 'Em

Still Foolin' 'Em

Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, And Where the Hell Are My Keys?

by Billy Crystal

Hardcover, 272 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published September 10 2013 | purchase
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  • Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, And Where the Hell Are My Keys?
  • Billy Crystal

One of America's most successful comedians looks back at his extraordinary career, highlighting the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life and outlining the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old.

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Levels of Life

Levels of Life

by Julian Barnes

Hardcover, 128 pages, Random House Inc, $22.95, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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  • Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes meditates on his life, from the 19th-century events that shaped his world to his transformative experiences with ballooning, photography, love and loss.

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Lawrence in Arabia

Lawrence in Arabia

War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

by Scott Anderson

Hardcover, 577 pages, Doubleday, $28.95, published August 6 2013 | purchase
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  • War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
  • Scott Anderson

A narrative chronicle of World War I's Arab Revolt explores the pivotal roles of a small group of adventurers and low-level officers who orchestrated a secret effort to control the Middle East. These individuals, including T.E. Lawrence, instigated jihad against British forces, built an elaborate intelligence ring and forged ties to gain valuable oil concessions.

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Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat

A Grumpy Book

by Grumpy Cat

Hardcover, , Chronicle Books, $12.95, published July 23 2013 | purchase
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Internet sensation Grumpy Cat teaches the fine art of grumpiness with enough bad attitude to cast a dark cloud over the whole world. New and classic photos as well as grump-inspiring activities and games help put any bad mood in perspective.

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Lean In

Lean In

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

Hardcover, 228 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published March 11 2013 | purchase
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  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook's chief operating officer shares provocative, anecdotal advice for women, urging them to take risks and seek new challenges to find work that they can love and engage in passionately.

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I Could Pee on This

I Could Pee On This

And Other Poems By Cats

by Francesco Marciuliano

Hardcover, 111 pages, Chronicle Books, $12.95, published August 15 2012 | purchase
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  • Francesco Marciuliano

Francesco Marciuliano, author of the comic strip Sally Forth, gives voice to the thoughts and feelings of cats in this collection of poems attributed to felines.

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The Boys in the Boat

The Boys In The Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

by Daniel James Brown

Hardcover, 404 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published June 4 2013 | purchase
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  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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Daniel James Brown traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.

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William Shakespeare's Star Wars

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Verily, a New Hope

by Ian Doescher

Hardcover, 174 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published July 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Ian Doescher

A retelling of the first Star Wars film re-imagines the saga of a wise knight, an evil lord and a captive princess in iambic pentameter while conveying the valor and villainy of Shakespeare's greatest plays.

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Guinness World Records 2014

Guinness World Records 2014

by Guinness World Records Limited

Hardcover, 271 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28.95, published September 10 2013 | purchase
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  • Guinness World Records Limited

This edition includes new and updated records with never-before-seen photography — from the new shortest living man and a slam-dunking parrot to the fiercest predators in the ocean.

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem

A Cookbook

by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

Hardcover, 288 pages, Ten Speed Press, $35, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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  • A Cookbook
  • Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

The London restaurateur and best-selling author of Plenty offers a tribute to the vibrant cuisine of Jerusalem that explores its cross-cultural influences and includes such options as Charred Baby Okra with Tomato and Preserved Lemon, Clementine and Almond Cake, and Braised Lamb Meatballs with Sour Cherries.

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I Could Chew on This

And Other Poems By Dogs

by Francesco Marciuliano

Hardcover, 110 pages, Chronicle Books, $12.95, published July 30 2013 | purchase
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  • And Other Poems By Dogs
  • Francesco Marciuliano

Francesco Marciuliano pens a canine response to the cat poetry collection I Could Pee on This.

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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

by David Sedaris

Hardcover, 275 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • David Sedaris

A collection of essays by the humorist traces his offbeat travel experiences, which involve surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburras to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina.

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Wilson

Wilson

by A. Scott Berg

Hardcover, 818 pages, Penguin Group USA, $40, published September 10 2013 | purchase
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  • A. Scott Berg

This biography of the 28th president of the United States includes details from recently discovered papers that highlight the character of the scholar-leader who shepherded his country through World War I.

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