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  • The Complete TurtleTrader: The Legend, the Lessons, the Results, by Michael W. Covel
  • Where Does the Money Go?: Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget Crisis, by Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson
  • Immortal, by Traci L. Slatton
  • Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System, by Douglas E. Schoen
  • Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power, by Fred Kaplan
  • Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms…How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective, by Joan Liebmann-Smith and Jacqueline Egan
  • A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation, by David W. Blight
  • Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56, by Rafe Esquith
  • The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently about Our Nation’s Past, by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim
  • A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to Revitalize Our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country, by Larry J. Sabato
  • Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics, by William Bonner and Lila Rajiva
  • Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes, by Mark Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne
  • The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, by Rick Atkinson
  • The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country and Why it Can Again, by Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes
  • Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes, by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
  • Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, by Alan Alda
  • God’s Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America, by Hanna Rosin
  • The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation, by Drew Westen
  • An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere, by Gabrielle Walker
  • The Last Chance Millionaire: It’s Not Too Late to Become Wealthy, by Douglas R. Andrew
  • Notes on the Need for Beauty: An Intimate Look at an Essential Quality, by J. Ruth Gendler
  • Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism, by Daniel Yankelovich
  • Work Like You’re Showing Off: The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today, by Joe Calloway
  • Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life, by Marc Freedman
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans, by Jean Pfaelzer
  • Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power, by Marcus Mabry
  • Watch This, Listen Up, Click Here: Inside the 300 Billion Dollar Business Behind the Media You Constantly Consume, by David Verklin and Bernice Kanner
  • What You Don’t Know Can Kill You: A Physician’s Radical Guide to Conquering the Obstacles to Excellent Medical Care, by Laura W. Nathanson, MD
  • On Becoming Fearless…in Love, Work, and Life, by Arianna Huffington
  • Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, by Atul Gawande
  • Riddled with Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, and the Parasites That Make Us Who We Are, by Marlene Zuk
  • Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil, by John Ghazvinian
  • The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness, by Richard Moss, MD
  • Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers, by Cris Beam
  • Cholesterol Down: Ten Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in Four Weeks — Without Prescription Drugs, by Janet Brill
  • Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that Saved the Revolution, by David A. Clary
  • Words that Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear, by Dr. Frank Luntz
  • Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy, by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • The Maui Millionaires: Discover the Secrets Behind the World’s Most Exclusive Wealth Retreat and Become Financially Free, by David Finkel & Diane Kennedy, CPA
  • The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultural Class, by David S. Kidder & Noah D. Oppenheim
  • The Museum of Lost Wonder, by Jeff Hoke
  • Over Here: How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream, by Edward Humes
  • Not in Kansas Anymore: Dark Arts, Sex Spells, Money Magic, and Other Things Your Neighbors Aren’t Telling You, by Christine Wicker
  • Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965, by Mark Moyar
  • Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions: Travels With an NPR Correspondent, by John F. Burnett
  • The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq, by Rory Stewart
  • The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids, by Alexandra Robbins
  • Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness, by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner
  • How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, edited by Bjørn Lomborg
  • The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do, by Clotaire Rapaille
  • Black Gold: The New Frontier in Oil for Investors, by George Orwel
  • The Central Liberal Truth: How Politics Can Change A Culture and Save It From Itself, by Lawrence E. Harrison
  • Kabul in Winter: Life without Peace in Afghanistan, by Ann Jones
  • Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer
  • Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy, by Noam Chomsky
  • American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, by Kevin Phillips
  • Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S., by Alex Boese
  • The Secrets of Judas: The Story of the Misunderstood Disciple and His Lost Gospel, by James M. Robinson
  • The Jesus Papers: Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History, by Michael Baigent
  • Philosophy: An Introduction To the Art of Wondering, by James L. Christian
  • FutureShop: How the New Auction Culture Will Revolutionize the Way We Buy, Sell, and Get theThings We Really Want, by Daniel Nissanoff
  • Unite the Tribes: Ending Turf Wars for Career and Business Success, by Christopher Duncan
  • Making a Good Brain Great: The Amen Clinic Program for Achieving and Sustaining Optimal Mental Performance, by Daniel G. Amen, MD
  • Flight Capital: The Alarming Exodus of America’s Best and Brightest, by David Heenan
  • The Pocket Book of Patriotism, by Jonathan Foreman
  • The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global, by Fawaz A. Gerges
  • Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget, by Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP
  • Alter Your Life, by Dr. Kathleen Hall
  • Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq, by Larry Diamond
  • Are You Crazy?: 18 scientific quizzes to test yourself, by Andrew N. Williams
  • A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, by Stacy Schiff
  • The Washing Machine: How Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Soils Us, by Nick Kochan
  • Faith at War: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, From Baghdad to Timbuktu, by Yaroslav Trofimov
  • Natural Atheism, by David Eller
  • No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, by Reza Aslan
  • Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness, by Marc Ian Barasch
  • Noble Vision, by Gen LaGreca
  • Happiness Is.: Unexpected Answers to Practical Questions in Curious Times, by Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.
  • The Road to Whatever: Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence, by Elliott Currie
  • Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum, by Michael T. Klare
  • America Discovered: A Historical Atlas of North American Exploration, by Derek Hayes
  • Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Ann Turner
  • Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code: A Historian Reveals What We Really Know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine, by Bart D. Ehrman
  • Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever, by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, M.D.
  • Football Physics: The Science of the Game, by Timothy Gay, Ph.D.
  • Return to the One: Plotinus’s Guide to God-Realization, by Brian Hines
  • On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines,, by Jeff Hawkins
  • Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, by Graham Allison
  • Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War, by James Carroll
  • Behavioral Trading: Methods for Measuring Investor Confidence, Expectations, and Market Trends, by Woody Dorsey
  • A Man’s Guide to a Civilized Divorce: How to Divorce with Grace, a Little Class, and a Lot of Common Sense, by Sam Margulies, Ph.D., J.D.
  • Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, by Susan Jacoby
  • Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America, by Jonathan Rauch
  • Midlife Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a New Generation — and What to Do about It, by Lia Macko and Kerry Rubin
  • In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronicle of Combat, by Rick Atkinson
  • What’s It All About? a Guide to Life’s Basic Questions and Answers, by Richard de la Chaumière, Ph.D.
  • How Do You Compare?: 12 Simple Tests to Discover Hidden Truths About Your Personality., by Andrew N. Williams
  • Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History, by Lee Harris
  • Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage, by David Moats
  • Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance, by Noam Chomsky
  • Urban Tribes: A generation redefines friendship, family, and commitment, by Ethan Watters
  • Lost Christianities – The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew, by Bart D. Ehrman
  • Ultimate Punishment – A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty, by Scott Turow
  • The New Brain – How the Modern Age is Rewiring Your Mind, by Richard Restak, M.D.
  • Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age, by Bill McKibben
  • A Free Nation Deep in Debt: The Financial Roots of Democracy, by James Macdonald
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in the Markets and in Life, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Sex, Drugs & Economics: An Unconventional Introduction to Economics, by Diane Coyle
  • Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution, by Francis Fukuyama
  • The Politics of Meaning, by Daniel Graham
  • Year of the Rat: How Bill Clinton Comprised U.S. Security for Chinese Cash, by Edward Timperlake and William C. Triplett II
  • The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization, by Colin Wilson and Rand Flem-Ath  

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