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

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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  • Diane Muldrow

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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The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction

An Unnatural History

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Hardcover, 319 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published February 11 2014 | purchase
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  • An Unnatural History
  • Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers to discuss five devastating mass extinctions and to predict the coming of a sixth.

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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
  • Daniel James Brown

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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The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind

The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

by Michio Kaku

Hardcover, 377 pages, Random House Inc, $28.95, published February 25 2014 | purchase
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  • The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
  • Michio Kaku

A survey of current groundbreaking research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.

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Uganda Be Kidding Me

Uganda Be Kidding Me

by Chelsea Handler

Hardcover, 257 pages, Grand Central Pub, $27, published March 4 2014 | purchase
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  • Chelsea Handler

The talk show host presents a collection of humorous essays about her life and loves and the state of the world.

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David and Goliath

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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  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • Malcolm Gladwell

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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Grain Brain

Grain Brain

The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain's Silent Killers

by David Perlmutter, M.D. and Kristin Loberg

Hardcover, 323 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published September 17 2013 | purchase
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  • The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
  • David Perlmutter, M.D. and Kristin Loberg

A neurologist describes how carbs, even the healthy ones, destroy brain function and cause a range of diseases, including ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches and depression. He offers a 30-day plan to reprogram dietary habits and repair brain cells.

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The Story of the Jews

The Story of the Jews

Finding the Words 1000 BC -1492 AD

by Simon Schama

Hardcover, 288 pages, HarperCollins, $39.99, published March 18 2014 | purchase
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  • Finding the Words 1000 BC -1492 AD
  • Simon Schama

This illustrated companion to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews traces the Jewish experience, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492.

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The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast

by Mark Hyman

Hardcover, 338 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published February 25 2014 | purchase
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  • Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast
  • Mark Hyman

The Blood Sugar Solution outlines a low-insulin weight-loss program that demonstrates how to activate the body's natural abilities to burn fat, reduce inflammation and enable other long-term health benefits.

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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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  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • 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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I Am Malala

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

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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Dancing Fish and Ammonites

Dancing Fish And Ammonites

A Memoir

by Penelope Lively

Hardcover, 234 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published February 6 2014 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • Penelope Lively

The award-winning author of Moon Tiger reflects on the influences that have shaped her literary life, from her early childhood in Cairo and boarding-school education in England to her love for archaeology and the sweeping changes in 20th-century Great Britain.

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Blood Will Out

Blood Will Out

The True Story of A Murder, A Mystery, and A Masquerade

by Walter Kirn

Hardcover, 255 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $25.95, published March 10 2014 | purchase
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  • The True Story of A Murder, A Mystery, and A Masquerade
  • Walter Kirn

The true story of a young novelist who meets and befriends an eccentric, privileged New Yorker when he delivers a crippled hunting dog to him from an animal shelter, and later discovers that his friend was a serial imposter and brutal double-murderer.

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The Body Book

The Body Book

The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body

by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark

Hardcover, 280 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published December 31 2013 | purchase
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  • The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body
  • Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark

The Hollywood star shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier and stronger in this positive guide that is inspired by personal experience.

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Astoria

Astoria

John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival

by Peter Stark

Hardcover, 366 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published March 4 2014 | purchase
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  • John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
  • Peter Stark

Drawing on original source material, this true story documents the 1810 expedition to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.

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