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The Weirdest People in the World

Henrich, Jospeh · FARRAR STRAUSS & GIROUX
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented,...
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The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts

Scott Anderson · Doubleday
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of LAWRENCE IN ARABIA, a gripping history of the early years of the Cold War, the CIA's covert battles against communism, and the tragic consequences which still affect America and the world todayAt the end of World War II, the United States dominated the world...
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Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

Ian W. Toll · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 864
Format: Hardcover

The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, "one of the great storytellers of war" (Evan Thomas) .Twilight of the Gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest...
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Meditations with Cows: What I've Learned from Daisy, the Dairy Cow Who Changed My Life

Shreve Stockton · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Although there are nearly 100 million cattle in the United States, these animals are often ignored or dismissed. In Meditations with Cows, Shreve Stockton inspires a more reverential attitude toward these affectionate and intelligent creatures as she shares captivating stories and photos...
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JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956

Fredrik Logevall · Random House
Pages: 800
Format: Hardcover

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian takes us as close as we have ever been to the real John F. Kennedy in this revelatory biography of the iconic, yet still elusive, thirty-fifth president. By the time of his assassination in 1963, John F. Kennedy stood at the helm of the greatest power...
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Ask a Philosopher: Answers to Your Most Important and Most Unexpected Questions

Ian Olasov · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Based on real-life questions from his Ask a Philosopher series, Ian Olasov offers his answers to questions such as:- Are people innately good or bad?- Is it okay to have a pet fish?- Is it okay to have kids?- Is color subjective?- If humans colonize Mars, who will own the land?- Is ketchup...
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One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

Charles Fishman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback

President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel. When...
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Eat a Peach: A Memoir

David Chang · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir. As a young, unspectacular cook, David Chang opened a noodle restaurant in Manhattan's East Village that should not have survived its first, misbegotten year. But, through...
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Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

Jeffrey Selingo · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Getting into a top-ranked college has never seemed more impossible, with acceptance rates at some elite universities dipping into the single digits. In Who Gets In and Why, journalist and higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions...
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Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day

Jay Shetty · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.Shetty writes, "I grew up in a family where you could become one of three...
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