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The Dude and the Zen Master The Dude and the Zen Master
By Bridges, Jeff
2013-01 - Blue Rider Press
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Zen master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridges's iconic role in "The Big Lebowski" to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who "are simple and unassuming, and so good that, on account of them, God lets the world go on." His buddy Jeff puts it another way. The wonderful thing about the Dude, he says, is that he'd always rather hug it out than slug it out. …More

Hitch-22: A Memoir Hitch-22: A Memoir
By Hitchens, Christopher
2011-06 - Twelve
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Over the course of his more than 60 years, Hitchens has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature. This is the story of his life, lived large. …More

Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
By Huang, Eddie
2013-01 - Spiegel & Grau
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Eddie Huang is the thirty-year-old proprietor of Baohaus--the hot East Village hangout where foodies, stoners, and students come to stuff their faces with delicious Taiwanese street food late into the night--and one of the food world’s brightest and most controversial young stars. But before he created the perfect home for himself in a small patch of downtown New York, Eddie wandered the American wilderness looking for a place to call his own. …More

Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party
By Kabaservice, Geoffrey
2012-01 - Oxford University Press, USA
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As the 2012 elections approach, the Republican Party is rocketing rightward away from the center of public opinion. Republicans in Congress threaten to shut down the government and force a U.S. debt default. Tea Party activists mount primary challenges against Republican officeholders who appear to exhibit too much pragmatism or independence

The Three-Day Affair The Three-Day Affair
By Kardos, Michael
2012-09 - Mysterious Press
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Will, Jeffrey, and Nolan are lifelong friends. Each have gone their separate ways as adults, living their own lives while forging their own careers. They have no reason to believe anything extraordinary will befall them. Until one shocking moment changes everything. …More

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
By Kinzer, Stephen
2008-01 - John Wiley & Sons
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As zealots in Washington intensify their preparations for an American attack on Iran, the story of the CIA's 1953 coup--with its many cautionary lessons--is more urgently relevant than ever. All the Shah's Men brings to life the cloak-and-dagger operation that deposed the only democratic regime Iran ever had. …More

The Good Son: The Life of Ray The Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini
By Kriegel, Mark
2012-09 - Free Press
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From the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of "Namath" and "Pistol" comes another remarkable biography--the life of boxing champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. After all, an adoring public considered Boom Boom the "real" Rocky. …More

Capital Capital
By Lanchester, John
2012-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
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From the best-selling author of "The Debt to Pleasure," a sweeping social novel set at the height of the financial crisis. …More

A Game of Thrones A Game of Thrones
By Martin, George R. R.
2002-05 - Bantam
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Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced.  …More

The Yellow Birds The Yellow Birds
By Powers, Kevin
2012-09 - Little Brown and Company
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In Al Tafar, Iraq, 21-year old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side. …More

Tenth of December: Stories Tenth of December: Stories
By Saunders, George
2013-01 - Random House
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A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit.


Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
By Sedaris, David
2013-04 - Little Brown and Company
9780316154697 Check our catalog

A new collection of essays from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author who has been called "the preeminent humorist of his generation" ("Entertainment Weekly"). From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, Sedaris shares the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. …More

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
By Shadid, Anthony
2013-02 - Mariner Books
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A crowning achievement in the career of revered journalist Shadid--who died while on assignment in Syria in February 2012. "House of Stone" tells the story of rebuilding Shadid's ancestral home in Lebanon amid political strife. …More

Beautiful Ruins Beautiful Ruins
By Walter, Jess
2013-04 - Harper Perennial
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The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller "The Financial Lives of the Poets" returns with his funniest and most romantic novel yet. Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, "Beautiful Ruins" is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. …More