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Summary: Presents essays by first- and second-generation immigrant writers on the realities of immigration, multiculturalism, and marginalization in an increasingly divided America. From Trump's proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of White Supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome. In this...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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Swenson, Kyle

Summary: Documents the true story of one of the longest wrongful imprisonment cases in U.S. history, detailing how three African-American men were incarcerated for nearly four decades before a questionable witness recanted his testimony.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2019

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Harris, Blake J.

Summary: In The History of the Future, Harris once again deep-dives into a tech drama for the ages to expertly tell the larger-than-life true story of Oculus, the virtual reality company founded in 2012 that--less than two years later--would catch the attention of Mark Zuckerberg and wind up being bought by Facebook for over $2 billion dollars. This incredible underdog story begins with inventor Palmer...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2019

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Ratliff, Evan

Summary: "The incredible true story of the decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux--the creator of a powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of painkillers to American customers. It would not stop...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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Loftis, Larry

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Summary: "The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Code Girls."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Cudi, Azad

Summary: "A gripping narrative by an Iran-born Kurdish journalist who joined the ranks of the Kurdish army as a sniper in the fight against ISIS. In 2002, at the age of nineteen, Azad, a young Iranian-Kurdish man, was conscripted into Iran's army and forced to fight against his own people. Refusing to go to war against his fellow Kurds, Azad deserted and smuggled himself to the United Kingdom, where he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2019

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McCabe, Andrew (Andrew George)

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Summary: "On March 16, 2018, just twenty-six hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter: 'Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI--A great day for Democracy.' In [this...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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Burns, William J. (William Joseph)

Summary: "Ambassador William J. Burns is the most distinguished and admired American diplomat of the last half century. Over the course of four decades, he played a central role in the most consequential diplomatic episodes of his time--from the bloodless end of the Cold War to post-Cold War relations with Putin's Russia, from post-9/11 tumult in the Middle East to the secret nuclear talks with Iran....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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Wilson-Lee, Edward

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Summary: "The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books tells the story of the first and greatest visionary of the print age, a man who saw how the explosive expansion of knowledge and information generated by the advent of the printing press would entirely change the landscape of thought and society. He also happened to be Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son. At the peak of the Age of Exploration, while his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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Newton-John, Olivia

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Summary: For more than five decades, Olivia Newton-John has been one of our most successful and adored entertainers. A four-time Grammy Award winner, she is one of the world's bestselling recording artists of all time, with more than 100 million albums sold. Her starring roles in the iconic movies Grease and Xanadu catapulted her into super-stardom. Her appeal as a performer is timeless. In addition to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

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Popova, Maria

Summary: "Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries, beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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Thomas, Evan

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Summary: "Based on exclusive interviews and access to the Supreme Court archives, this is the intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of America's first female Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor--by New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas. She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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Schultz, Howard

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Summary: The founder of Starbucks shares his untold personal story--from his childhood in Brooklyn's housing projects to his rise as a business icon--and lays out his vision for how companies can improve their social impact.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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Taylor, Barbara Brown

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Summary: Describes the author's experiences teaching the world's religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Ward, Vicky

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Summary: "The first explosive book about Javanka and their infamous rise to power. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled Prince and Princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump's White House is unprecedented and dangerous. In Kushner, Inc., investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created, depicting themselves as the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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Maslin, Abby

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Summary: "Abby Maslin shares an inspiring story of resilience and commitment in a deeply affecting new memoir. After her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury, the couple worked together as he recovered--and they learned to love again. When Abby Maslin's husband, TC, didn't make it home on August 18, 2012, she knew something was terribly wrong. Her fears were confirmed when she learned that her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2019

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Sims, Cliff

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Summary: After standing at Donald Trump's side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the President's inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation. As a result, Sims gained unprecedented...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Cottom, Tressie McMillan

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Summary: "In these eight ... explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and ... author of Lower Ed--embraces her ... role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society"--Dust jacket flap.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2019

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Farwell, Matt

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Summary: "The explosive narrative of the life, captivity, and trial of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was abducted by the Taliban and whose story has served as a symbol for America's foundering war in Afghanistan"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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Bernard, Emily

Summary: "A collection of essays on race"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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Tamblyn, Amber

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Summary: "A passionate manifesto with personal stories, anecdotes, and opinions from the front lines of modern American womanhood from actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2019

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O'Meara, Mallory

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Summary: As a teenager, Mallory O’Meara was thrilled to discover that one of her favorite movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, featured a monster designed by a woman, Milicent Patrick. But for someone who should have been hailed as a pioneer in the genre there was little information available. For, as O’Meara soon discovered, Patrick’s contribution had been claimed by a jealous male colleague,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2019

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Davis, Margaret Leslie

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Summary: "The never-before-told story of one extremely rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and its impact on the lives of the fanatical few who were lucky enough to own it"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: TarcherPerigee 2019

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King, Brooke

Summary: "A no-holds-barred account of the reality women face in the war, War Flower pushes back against the stereotypes about women in combat."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press 2019

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