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    Churchill and Orwell

    Churchill and Orwell

    Thomas E. Ricks

    The New York Times Bestseller.A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish…

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  • Finding Gobi

    Finding Gobi

    Dion Leonard

    International Bestseller"Leonard and Gobi's story represents the power of people working together and the profound depth of feeling possible between a man and his dog."—Publishers WeeklyA man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard,…

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  • Three Days in January

    Three Days in January

    Bret Baier

    The blockbuster #1 national bestsellerBret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report with Bret Baier, illuminates the extraordinary yet underappreciated presidency of Dwight Eisenhower by taking readers into Ike's last days in power."Magnificently rendered. ... Destined to take its…

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  • I Was Told to Come Alone

    I Was Told to Come Alone

    Souad Mekhennet

    "I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification, and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at my hotel. . . ."For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for The Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany,…

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  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    Caitlin Doughty

    A young mortician goes behind the scenes, unafraid of the gruesome (and fascinating) details of her curious profession.Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into…

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  • The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

    The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

    W. Kamau Bell

    You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you've read about him in The New York Times, which called him, "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." Or maybe in The New…

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  • Shockaholic

    Shockaholic

    Carrie Fisher

    This memoir from the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking gives readers an intimate, gossip-filled look at what it’s like to be the daughter of Hollywood royalty.Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that locked Wishful Drinking on the New York Times…

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  • The Moth Presents All These Wonders

    The Moth Presents All These Wonders

    Catherine Burns

    "Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York TimesCelebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stagesCarefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the…

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  • On Edge

    On Edge

    Andrea Petersen

    A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety. A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since childhood.…

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  • Unbelievable

    Unbelievable

    Katy Tur

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERCalled "Disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by…

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  • A New Model

    A New Model

    Ashley Graham

    One of the most outspoken voices gracing the cover of magazines today encourages women to be their most confident selves, recognize their personal beauty, and reach for their highest dreams in this wise, warm, and inspiring memoirVoluptuous beauty Ashley Graham has been modeling professionally since the age of thirteen. Discovered…

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  • Love and Trouble

    Love and Trouble

    Claire Dederer

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two,…

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  • Coming to My Senses

    Coming to My Senses

    Alice Waters

    The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America's most influential restaurant. When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age…

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  • Morningstar

    Morningstar

    Ann Hood

    A memoir about the magic and inspiration of books from a beloved and best-selling author. In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book That Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these beloved…

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  • Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

    Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

    Naoki Higashida

    From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of life as a young adult with autism Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international…

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  • Death of a Princess

    Death of a Princess

    Tom Sancton

    For the twentieth anniversary of Diana's death, a new, updated edition of the headline-grabbing New York Times bestseller that told the definitive story of how the Princess of Wales lost her life in a high-speed car accident in the heart of Paris on August 31, 1997.What really happened on that…

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  • We Were Eight Years in Power

    We Were Eight Years in Power

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*—including the election of Donald Trump."We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy…

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  • The Last Fighter Pilot

    The Last Fighter Pilot

    Don Brown

    *A NATIONAL BESTSELLER!*The New York Post calls The Last Fighter Pilot a "must-read" book.From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs…

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  • What Happened

    What Happened

    Hillary Rodham Clinton

    “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What HappenedFor the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton…

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  • A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

    A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

    Jen Waite

    **An International Bestseller**"Like Big Little Lies, A Beautiful Terrible Thing is a startling reminder that fairy tales aren't real. A master class in suspenseful storytelling, Jen Waite recounts the lies, betrayals, and infidelity she endured with unrestrained honesty and deft candor. I couldn't turn away."—Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling…

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  • New eBooks

New eBooks