Non-fiction Summer Reading for Men

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Private Empire: Exxonmobil and American Power Private Empire: Exxonmobil and American Power
By Coll, Steve
2012-05 - Penguin Press
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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Coll goes deep inside ExxonMobil Corp, the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its political and economic power. …More

Haiti: The Aftershocks of History Haiti: The Aftershocks of History
By DuBois, Laurent
2012-01 - Metropolitan Books
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This work is an account that finds in Haiti's traumatic history the sources of its devastating present. Even before last year's earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long been blamed by many for its own wretchedness. But as the author, a historian, demonstrates, Haiti's troubles owe more to a legacy of international punishment for the original sin of staging the only successful slave revolt in the world

The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity
By Gibbs, Nancy
2012-04 - Simon & Schuster
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A riveting new history of the private relationships among the last 13 presidents, uncovers and explores the partnerships, private deals, rescue missions, and rivalries of those few men who served as commander in chief. …More

The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
By Greene, Brian
2011-11 - Vintage Books
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In recent years, discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many. With crystal-clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Greene shows how a range of different "multiverse" proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space. …More

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
By McCullough, David
2011-05 - Simon & Schuster
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McCullough tells the story of the American artists and scientists who studied in Paris, and changed America through what they learned there. …More

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
By Millard, Candice
2011-09 - Doubleday Books
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2012 Edgar Award Winner-Best Fact Crime
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James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. …More

Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
By Mlodinow, Leonard
2012-04 - Pantheon Books
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From the bestselling author of "The Drunkard's Walk" comes a fascinating, illuminating examination of the profound ways in which the unconscious mind shapes our lives. Mlodinow unravels the complexities of the subliminal mind and reveals its influence on how we act. …More

Ozzie's School of Management: Lessons from the Dugout, the Clubhouse, and the Doghouse Ozzie's School of Management: Lessons from the Dugout, the Clubhouse, and the Doghouse
By Morrissey, Rick
2012-05 - Times Books
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For all the antics and controversy, Ozzie Guillen is one of the game's best managers--a World Series champion and a perennial contender. This book opens the door on the secrets to his success, distilling 10 commandments of managing, Guillen-style. …More

The Eskimo and the Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future The Eskimo and the Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future
By Reiss, Bob
2012-05 - Business Plus
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The Arctic century is upon us. A great jockeying for power and influence has erupted among nations in the high north. At stake are trillions of dollars in profit or loss, US security, geopolitical influence and the fate of a fragile environment as well as the region's traditional people. As the ice melts and oil companies venture north, the polar regions may become the next Panama Canal, the next Arabian Peninsula-places on earth that remain relatively unknown in one century and become pivotal in the next

Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love
By Talbot, David
2012-05 - Free Press
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In a kaleidoscopic narrative, the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Brothers" recounts the gripping story of the civil strife and tragedies that beset San Francisco between 1967 and 1982--and led to the city's ultimate rebirth and triumph. …More