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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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Killing Jesus
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A History
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Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

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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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David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

by Malcolm Gladwell

Hardcover, 305 pages, Little Brown & Co, $29, published October 1 2013 | purchase

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David and Goliath
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Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
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Malcolm Gladwell

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David and Goliath uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak, the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed.

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One Summer

America, 1927

by Bill Bryson

Hardcover, 509 pages, Random House Inc, $28.95, published October 1 2013 | purchase

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One Summer
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America, 1927
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Bill Bryson

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Bill Bryson recounts the summer of 1927, when mainstream pursuits and historical events were marked by contributions by such figures as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth and Al Capone.

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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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Zealot
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The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
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Reza Aslan

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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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The Reason I Jump

The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism

by Naoki Higashida

Hardcover, 135 pages, Random House Inc, $22, published August 27 2013 | purchase

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The Reason I Jump
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The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism
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Naoki Higashida

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A journey into the mind of a remarkable 13-year-old Japanese boy with severe autism shares firsthand insights into a variety of experiences associated with the disorder, from behavioral traits and misconceptions to perceptions about the world and social awareness. Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida.

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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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The Boys In The Boat
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Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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Daniel James Brown

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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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Grumpy Cat

A Grumpy Book

by Grumpy Cat

Hardcover, , Chronicle Books, $12.95, published July 23 2013 | purchase

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Grumpy Cat
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A Grumpy Book
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Grumpy Cat

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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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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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I Could Pee On This
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And Other Poems By Cats
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Francesco Marciuliano

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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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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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Still Foolin' 'Em
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Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, And Where the Hell Are My Keys?
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Billy Crystal

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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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Tip And The Gipper

When Politics Worked

by Chris Matthews

Hardcover, 423 pages, Simon & Schuster, $29.95, published October 1 2013 | purchase

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Tip And The Gipper
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When Politics Worked
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Chris Matthews

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Drawing on extensive interviews with those closest to his subjects as well as his own experiences, the anchor of MSNBC's Hardball tells the story of the unlikely friendship between President Reagan and House Speaker Tip O'Neill.

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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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William Shakespeare's Star Wars
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Verily, a New Hope
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Ian Doescher

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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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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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Lean In
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Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
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Sheryl Sandberg

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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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Levels of Life

by Julian Barnes

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

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Levels of Life
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Julian Barnes

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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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Empty Mansions

The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.

Hardcover, 456 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published September 10 2013 | purchase

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Empty Mansions
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The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
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Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.

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Empty Mansions traces the life of a reclusive American heiress against a backdrop of the now-infamous W. A. Clark family and includes coverage of the Internet sensation and elder-abuse investigation that occurred at the end of her life.

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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 2014
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Guinness World Records Limited

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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.