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Sahara
Clive Cussler

Stranded in the Sahara desert, Dirk Pitt and his friends uncover the truth about the fate of 1930s aviator Kitty Mannock and the secret behind Lincoln’s assassination.


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American Gods: A Novel
Neil Gaiman

Just released from prison, Shadow encounters Mr. Wednesday, an enigmatic stranger who seems to know a lot about him, and when Mr. Wednesday offers him a job as his bodyguard, Shadow accepts and is plunged into a dark and perilous world.


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The Great Leader
Jim Harrison

Retired Detective Sunderson must get past his troubles with alcohol if he and an unlikely 16-year-old sidekick are ever going to expose an elusive cult leader called The Great Leader.


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The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War (Modern Library)
Michael Shaara

Portraits of Lee, Longstreet, and other Civil War leaders are interwoven with historical detail to provide a fictional recreation of the bloody battle at Gettysburg.


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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg

BUSINESS DUH

Duhigg identifies the neurological processes behind behaviors, explains how self-control and success are largely driven by habits, and shares scientifically-based guidelines for achieving personal goals and overall well-being by adjusting specific habits.


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Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell

SOCSCI GLA

The best-selling author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame.


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The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science--and Reality
Chris Mooney

POLITICS

Uses a psychological approach to explain why conservative Republicans are often at odds with science and reject any change that springs forth from new discoveries.


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In Cold Blood
Truman Capote

TCRIME CAP

Capote’s masterful account of the senseless 1959 murders of four members of a farm family in Holcomb, Kansas, and the search for the killers, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith.


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The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
Richard Preston

SCIENCE PLANTS PRE

Preston takes a close-up look at the world’s tallest trees, the coast redwoods that grow only in the coastal regions of California, and at the previously unknown ecosystem that the trees form high in the air in the forest canopy.


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Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
James Andrew Miller,Tom Shales

SPORTS MIL

Presents the history of sports channel ESPN based on interviews with nearly 500 current and former employees, featuring announcers and analysts and as well as such sports stars as LeBron James, Peyton Manning and Jeff Gordon.


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When the Game Was Ours
Larry Bird,Earvin Johnson Jr.,Jackie MacMullan

SPORTS BASKETBALL BIR

Two NBA legends offer a definitive account of their decades-long rivalry and friendship, exploring Bird’s struggles with chronic pain and Johnson’s discovery that he had contracted HIV.


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The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
Hank Haney

SPORTS GOLF HAN

A noted golf instructor who worked with Tiger Woods discusses his experiences with the golfer, who was at the top of his game until a public scandal threw him off track.


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Heroes for My Son
Brad Meltzer

BIOGRAPHY MELTZER

Discusses the virtues and talents that create heroes and shares the stories of fifty-two ordinary people who were able to achieve extraordinary things, including Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and the Wright brothers.


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The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
Michael Hastings

HISTORY MILITARY MIDEAST HAS

The contributing editor of “Rolling Stone” whose uncensored article “The Runaway General” led to the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal provides a behind-the-scenes account of the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan.


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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
Wes Moore

SOCSCI MOO

Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a few years of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.


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