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The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights: Wickenden, Dorothy: 9781476760735: Books. 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon : NPR. 8 Unsolved Mystery Reads for True Crime Fans to Untangle - Off the Shelf. Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and complicated man than legend provides.

8 Unsolved Mystery Reads for True Crime Fans to Untangle - Off the Shelf

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World by Simon Winchester, Hardcover. The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property—our proprietary relationship with the land—through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World by Simon Winchester, Hardcover

Land—whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city—is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing—and have done—with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

.com: The Hill We Climb and Other Poems (9780593465066): Gorman, Amanda: Books. Is This Anything?: Seinfeld, Jerry: 9781982112691: Books. Things My Son Needs to Know about the World - Kindle edition by Fredrik Backman. Humor & Entertainment Kindle eBooks @ Group eBook by Christie Tate. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!

Group eBook by Christie Tate

Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. This reading group guide for Group includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Christie Tate. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. Introduction Christie Tate is a high-achieving workaholic with an apartment in an up-and-coming Chicago neighborhood and the highest-ranking student in her law school class. Topics & Questions for Discussion 1. Inventing Equality. The evolution of the battle for true equality in America seen through the men, ideas, and politics behind the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments passed at the end of the Civil War.

Inventing Equality

On July 4, 1852, Frederick Douglass stood in front of a crowd in Rochester, New York, and asked, “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?” The audience had invited him to speak on the day celebrating freedom, and had expected him to offer a hopeful message about America; instead, he’d offered back to them their own hypocrisy. How could the Constitution defend both freedom and slavery? How could it celebrate liberty with one hand while withdrawing it with another? The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad by Mike Birbiglia, Hardcover. ★ 2020-02-24Self-deprecating reflections on the peaks and valleys of modern fatherhood.Comedian Birbiglia and his wife, Stein, parlay their individual creative talents into a funny and wise memoir on parenting.

The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad by Mike Birbiglia, Hardcover

Fusing good humor and raw honesty with selections from Stein’s evocative poetry, Birbiglia narrates his journey into parenting using material previously adapted for the Broadway stage. From the outset, the author admits to having “a low tolerance for children because I’ve lost a lot of great friends to kids.” He was up front about that fact since he and wife Stein got married in 2008, but when she casually mentioned that having children would “be different” for them, Birbiglia knew he was in store for some major changes.

We Took to the Woods: Louise Dickinson Rich, Robert Kimber, Alice Arlen: 9780892727360: Books. Library Journal. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson: 9781984896360. For readers of Kara Thomas and Karen McManus, an addictive, twisty crime thriller with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about a closed local murder case that doesn’t add up, and a girl who’s determined to find the real killer–but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson: 9781984896360

Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can’t shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. Happy Tees for Happy People Insta: GetHappyTees by GetHappyTees. The Light of Days - Judy Batalion. One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now.

The Light of Days - Judy Batalion

Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. Stolen eBook by Richard Bell. “’BOY LOST,’ read the advertisement placed in a newspaper by the father of one of the five free boys kidnapped in Philadelphia in 1825.

Stolen eBook by Richard Bell

Richard Bell’s heartbreaking and searing account of their story chronicles not only the agonies and atrocities of slavery, but the fragility of freedom, and the dauntlessness of resistance.” - Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States “Opening an unknown world from an unsung tragedy that started in early national Philadelphia and stretched grimly South, Stolen offers a worm’s eye view of the leviathan of American slavery, and of some of its most dastardly perpetrators and its most remarkable survivors.

Richard Bell has researched inventively and mastered a vast body of scholarship, as we would expect from so distinguished a historian. But he also imbues his tale with the deep humanity of a great novelist. “Stolen is historical storytelling at its best. “A fascinating story.” Brother & Sister by Diane Keaton. Book by David M. Rubenstein, Carla Hayden. “With his legendary passion for American history, David Rubenstein’s conversations with scholars and authors bring our country’s story to life in a new way.

Book by David M. Rubenstein, Carla Hayden

The American Story illuminates the humanity, motivations, and lesser-known stories behind some of our country’s most notable leaders with lessons that are important for all of us today.” —Bill Gates “David Rubenstein draws out compelling stories and unexpected insights in dialogues with some of the most important historians in America. Self Reiki.

Sleep. Harness the power of sleep for optimal health and well-being For total wellness, healthy sleep is as important as exercise and diet, but most people--even those who exercise conscientiously and always eat healthily--put little or no effort into ensuring they sleep well.


New sleep science tells us that poor sleep is linked to obesity, diabetes, cancer, and a shorter life span. We also know that different people require different amounts of sleep, and that age and gender play a role in how much sleep we need and when we need it. This book puts sleep in context as one of the foundations of good health and, crucially, gives you more than 50 practical sleep strategies so that you can reset your sleep patterns to suit you. It is the only accessible, giftable book, grounded in sleep science, to provide so many practical sleep strategies across such a broad spectrum.

How much sleep do you need at this point in your life? Simple Abundance: 365 Days to a Balanced and Joyful Life by Sarah Ban Breathnach, Hardcover. Updated and expanded for everyone who loved the original Simple Abundance — and a whole new generation that needs it now more than ever — this mega-bestselling guide continues to lead countless women to more fulfilling, harmonious, and joyful lives. First published in 1995, Simple Abundance topped the New York Times Bestseller list for over two years and is responsible for introducing two hugely popular concepts—the "Gratitude Journal" and the term "Authentic Self.

" With daily inspirational meditations and reflections, the Simple Abundance phenomenon became a touchstone for a generation of women, helping them to reclaim their true selves, find balance during life's busiest moments, and rediscover what makes them truly happy. Simple Abundance's powerful messages are needed now more than ever, as we navigate the discord and stress instigated by a constant stream of "breaking news" cycles, and our 24/7 social media culture. Widen the Window by Elizabeth A. Stanley, PhD: 9780735216594. “I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that paints such a complex and accurate landscape of what it is like to live with the legacy of trauma as this book does, while offering a comprehensive approach to healing.” –from the foreword by Bessel van der Kolk A pioneering researcher gives us a new understanding of stress and trauma, as well as the tools to heal and thrive Stress is our internal response to an experience that our brain perceives as threatening or challenging.

Trauma is our response to an experience in which we feel powerless or lacking agency. Until now, researchers have treated these conditions as different, but they actually lie along a continuum. This groundbreaking book examines the cultural norms that impede resilience in America, especially our collective tendency to disconnect stress from its potentially extreme consequences and override our need to recover.

With training, we can access agency, even in extreme-stress environments. Daily Motivation. DR. NIDO QUBEIN came to the United States as a teenager, with little knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His life has been an amazing success story. He has been the recipient of many honors including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Sales and Marketing International’s Ambassador of Free Enterprise, the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, and induction into the Global Society for Outstanding Business Leadership and the International Speakers Hall of Fame.

Dr. Qubein is president of High Point University, an extraordinary institution with 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries. For the Love of Peanuts: Contemporary Artists Reimagine the Iconic Characters of Charles M. Schulz (9780762466795): Elizabeth Anne Hartman, Peanuts Global Artist Collective: Books. Keto Diet Cookbook by Dr. Josh Axe. Food the Cookbook. How To by Randall Munroe: 9780525537090. “The creator of the popular, extremely excellent and not a little nerdy webcomic ‘xkcd’ cleverly illustrates a guide of complicated solutions to simple tasks, thinking up Rube Goldbergian solutions to tasks as common as digging a hole.”

—USA Today “[How To] tackles problems from the mundane—such as how to move to a new house—to those that may trouble a mad scientist building her first lava moat. Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo: 9780525534990. Praise for Everything is Figureoutable: “Everything is Figureoutable is a whirlwind of power, humor, pragmatism, and grace. Marie Forleo writes exactly the way she lives—with full-on enthusiasm, no-bullshit directness, and a ferocious commitment to self-accountability. This woman is the real deal, people. This book will change lives.” Inside Out - Demi Moore - Digital Audiobook. Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. Edison: Edmund Morris: 9780812993110: Books. Growing Old: Notes on Aging with Something like Grace: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas: 9780062956439: Books. A History of the World in 6 Glasses: Tom Standage: 9780802715524: Books.

Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation: Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw: 9780593132951: Books. All Happy Families - Jeanne McCulloch. The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege, to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families. On a mid-August weekend, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling family mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area’s quietly refined country splendor, before traffic jams and high-end boutiques morphed the peaceful enclave into the "Hamptons. " The Lost Words – House of Anansi Press. The Home Edit by Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin. “If you ever see an incredibly organized pantry or enviably neat closet from your favorite celebrity on Instagram, it’s probably the work of Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, co-founders of The Home Edit.

These professional home organization experts live for color-coded shelves, matching baskets and labeled jars to help their A-list clients achieve organization nirvana.” —Today The book is a master class on how to arrange even your most unattractive belongings—and spaces—in an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-navigate way.” Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War (9780062937483): Ray Lambert, Jim DeFelice: Books. UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation: Brooks Jackson, Kathleen Hall Jamieson: 9781400065660: Books. Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man: Lynn Vincent, Sara Vladic: 9781501135958: Books. When's Happy Hour?: Work Hard So You Can Hardly Work: Betches: 9781501198984: Books.

Furious Hours by Casey Cep. “She explains as well as it is likely ever to be explained why Lee went silent after To Kill a Mockingbird. (The clue’s in Cep’s title.) And it’s here, in her descriptions of another writer’s failure to write, that her book makes a magical little leap, and it goes from being a superbly written true-crime story to the sort of story that even Lee would have been proud to write.” —Michael Lewis, The New York Times Book Review “[A] well-told, ingeniously structured double mystery—one an unsolved serial killing, the other an elusive book—rich in droll humour and deep but lightly worn research” —The Economist. Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery: Tom Cotton: 9780062863157: Books. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics: Daniel James Brown: 0884832131572: Books.

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction: 9780385542845: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones: James Clear: 9780735211292: Books. Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11: Mitchell Zuckoff: 9780062275646: Books. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit: Michael Finkel: 9781101911532: Books. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story eBook: Douglas Preston: Kindle Store. The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies by Jason Fagone, Paperback. Things My Son Needs to Know about the World eBook by Fredrik Backman. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove shares an irresistible and moving collection of heartfelt, humorous essays about fatherhood, providing his newborn son with the perspective and tools he’ll need to make his way in the world.

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the “firsts” that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn’t shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop.

Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter by Tom Clavin, Hardcover. HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE by John Leland. New York Times reporter Leland (Why Kerouac Matters, 2007, etc.) chronicles the year he spent communing with the “oldest old,” gleaning as much of value about his own life as about those he followed. How We Work. Penguinrandomhouse.

“In this brilliant work, Michael Beschloss burnishes his already bright reputation. He tells a gripping tale of courage and mendacity as well as recurring defiance of the constitutional requirement to seek congressional approval for making war. Penguinrandomhouse. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Leadership eBook by Doris Kearns Goodwin. © Annie Leibovitz 2018 Doris Kearns Goodwin. In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown. Strengths Finder 2.0. Penguinrandomhouse. The long-awaited sequel to Who Moved My Cheese? , the beloved 28-million-copy bestseller that became a worldwide sensation. In his trademark style that has won tens of millions of fans, Dr. Spencer Johnson once again shares a simple story that offers profound truths about how to transform your life. When we first met them in Who Moved My Cheese? , two mouse-sized characters named Hem and Haw were faced with unexpected change, when the Cheese they loved suddenly disappeared.

Book by Bob Drury, Tom Clavin. Educated: A Memoir. The 14-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Penguinrandomhouse. Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household eBook: Kate Hubbard: Kindle Store. Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead: Brené Brown: 9780812985801: Books. Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting: Jennifer Traig: 9780062469809: Books. Away Off Shore by Nathaniel Philbrick. Collected Schizophrenias, by Esmé Weijun Wang.