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Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road

Matthew B Crawford · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving that views the open road as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation. Once we were drivers, the open road alive with autonomy, adventure,...
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Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar

Eric Alperin · Harper Wave
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A Kitchen Confidential for the cocktail profession, Unvarnished is a fly-on-the-wall narrative peek at the joys, pains, and peculiarities of life "behind the stick."When it opened a decade ago, the acclaimed Los Angeles speakeasy The Varnish - owned, designed, and managed by award-winning...
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Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . And You Too!

Chelsea Handler · Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she’s had enough of the privileged bubble she’s...
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Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood

Colin Woodard · Viking
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The author of American Nations returns to the historical study of a fractured America by examining how a myth of national unity was created and fought over in the nineteenth century--a myth that continues to affect us today Union tells the story of the struggle to create a national myth...
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In the Hands of the People: Thomas Jefferson on Equality, Faith, Freedom, Compromise, and the Art of Citizenship

Jon Meacham · Random House
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham offers a collection of inspiring words about how to be a good citizen, from Thomas Jefferson and others, and reminds us why our country's founding principles are still so important today. Thomas Jefferson believed in the covenant between a government...
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Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World

Carolyn Steel · Chatto & Windus
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From our foraging hunter-gatherer ancestors to the enormous appetites of modern cities, food has shaped our bodies and homes, our politics and trade, and our climate. Whether it’s the daily decision of what to eat, or the monopoly of industrial food production, food touches every part...
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The Complete Book of US Presidents: Third Edition

Bill Yenne · Crestline Books
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

From the first president, George Washington, to the most recent president, Donald Trump, the United States has seen a host of extraordinary men take office. Their stories are all included in The Complete Book of US Presidents by journalist and historian Bill Yenne. This book features...
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George Washington, Entrepreneur: How Our Founding Father's Private Business Pursuits Changed America and the World

John Berlau · All Points Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A business biography of George Washington, focusing on his many innovations and inventions.George Washington: general, statesman...businessman? Most people don't know that Washington was the country's first true entrepreneur, responsible for innovations in several industries. In George...
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Gentle on My Mind: In Sickness and in Health with Glen Campbell

Kim Campbell · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The page-turning, never-before-told story of Kim Campbell's rollercoaster thirty-four-year marriage to music legend Glen Campbell, including how Kim helped Glen finally conquer his addictions only to face their greatest challenge when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.Kim...
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Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

M.D. Sanjay Gupta M.D. · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon...
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