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What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions By Randall Munroe Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780525537113
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2022

The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II By Buzz Bissinger Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780062879929
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2022

Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World By Karen Armstrong Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780593319437
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America By Pekka Hämäläinen Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781631496998
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Published: Liveright - September 20th, 2022

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Happy-Go-Lucky By David Sedaris Cover Image
$23.20
ISBN: 9780316392457
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 31st, 2022

David Sedaris offers a heartfelt and earnest new collection of essays that left me laughing one minute, agreeing with his astute observations and contemplative the next. If you have the chance, I recommend listening to the audiobook. It's like being at one of Sedaris's show, which is a completely unique experience.

— Jen Steele


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Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe By David Maraniss Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476748412
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

Swedish King Gustav V apparently told Jim Thorpe, as he handed him a gold medal at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, that he was “the most wonderful athlete in the world.” Thorpe was certainly admired and sought after worldwide for his unmatched athleticism and talent. Everyone wanted to see him, wherever he went. He was on World Series teams, he was there at the inception of the NFL, and later he had many small Hollywood film roles, befriending the biggest stars of the day. Thorpe was often used as a novelty as well, a drawing card constantly subject to racial stereotypes, and as time passed he became more actively involved with indigenous people’s rights. As a man, Jim Thorpe had serious human flaws and struggled constantly to succeed, but he was personally kind and generous, offering a huge smile to all. He never seemed inclined to pity himself or stop chasing his dreams. The extraordinary details of his life, including many connections to Wisconsin and Milwaukee, are endlessly fascinating, and Maraniss makes them exceptionally smooth reading. He wraps Thorpe's life into the story of America, and he’s blunt about our cruel contradictions in such an intelligent way that my progressive anger feels completely validated. This is a top-flight history lesson that separates the truth from the myth of a legendary and iconic American!

— Tim McCarthy


Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization By Neil deGrasse Tyson Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9781250861504
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 20th, 2022

Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self By Andrea Wulf Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525657118
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Published: Knopf - September 13th, 2022

Solito: A Memoir By Javier Zamora Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780593498064
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Published: Hogarth - September 6th, 2022

The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math By Manil Suri Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781324007036
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2022

The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin By Hafizah Augustus Geter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593448649
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Published: Random House - September 20th, 2022

Black Snow: Curtis LeMay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb By James M. Scott Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781324002994
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2022

They Called Me a Lioness: A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom By Ahed Tamimi, Dena Takruri Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9780593134580
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Published: One World - September 6th, 2022