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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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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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I Am Malala

The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai

Hardcover, 327 pages, Little Brown & Co, $26, published October 8 2013 | purchase

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I Am Malala
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The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
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Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai

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I Am Malala describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley, survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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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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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 Men Who United The States

America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

by Simon Winchester

Hardcover, 463 pages, HarperCollins, $29.99, published October 15 2013 | purchase

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The Men Who United The States
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America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
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Simon Winchester

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The author follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers and innovators to offer a different perspective on how the most powerful nation on Earth came together.

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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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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book

by Diane Muldrow

Hardcover, 1 volume (unpaged), Random House Childrens Books, $9.99, published September 24 2013 | purchase

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
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Diane Muldrow

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A "guide to life" for grown fans of classic Little Golden Books combines lighthearted advice with illustrations from 60 favorites that convey such nuggets of wisdom as "don't forget to enjoy your wedding," "be a hugger" and "sweatpants are bad for morale."

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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I Could Chew on This
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And Other Poems By Dogs
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Francesco Marciuliano

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