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  1. The Brutal Telling

    by Louise Penny
    A murder in a small village uncovers secrets and hidden pasts, threatening the community's peace.

    The wise and beleaguered Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines, The Brutal Telling, the fifth book in Louise Penny's #1, New York Times, bestselling series., Chaos is coming, old son. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. Enigma

    by Robert Harris
    A thrilling tale of espionage and code-breaking during World War II.

    In February 1943, Tom Jericho, a gifted cryptanalyst at Bletchley Park , is recuperating in Cambridge from a nervous breakdown brought on by the pressures of work and the breakup of his relationship ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Death in the Clouds

    by Agatha Christie
    A deadly crime takes place in an airplane, and a famous detective solves the case.

    Hercule Poirot travels back to England on the midday flight from Paris to Croydon Airport in London. He is one of eleven passengers in the plane's rear compartment. The others include: mystery writer ... (Wikipedia)

  4. The Elements of Style

    by William Strunk Jr.
    A practical guide to written English, providing guidance on grammar and style.

    This style manual offers practical advice on improving writing skills. Throughout, the emphasis is on promoting a plain English style. This little book can help you communicate more effectively by ... (Goodreads)

  5. Life: A User's Manual

    by Georges Perec
    A puzzle-like novel that explores the lives of the inhabitants of a Parisian apartment building.

    Between World War I and II, a tremendously wealthy Englishman, Bartlebooth (whose name combines two literary characters, Herman Melville 's Bartleby and Valery Larbaud 's Barnabooth), devises a plan ... (Wikipedia)

  6. History of the Peloponnesian War

    by Thucydides
    Detailed account of the protracted war between Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece.

    Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its ... (Goodreads)

  7. Cause of Death

    by Patricia Cornwell
    A medical examiner and her team investigate a series of murders connected to a mysterious virus.

    It is New Year's Eve, the last day of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War. Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted ... (Goodreads)

  8. Alexander Hamilton

    by Ron Chernow
    Comprehensive biography of the Founding Father, delving into his contributions to the American Revolution.

    An alternate cover edition can be found, here., Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Gene: An Intimate History

    by Siddhartha Mukherjee
    An exploration of the science of genetics and its implications for humanity.

    Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. The story of the gene ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

    by Andy Hunt
    A guide to mastering the craft of programming, using practical techniques and approaches.

    Straight from the programming trenches,, The Pragmatic Programmer, cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process–taking a ... (Goodreads)

  11. Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance

    by Kelly Starrett
    A comprehensive guide to improving athletic performance and preventing injuries through mobility exercises and proper movement mechanics.

    Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all ... (Barnes & Noble)

  12. The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

    by Alan Lee
    Detailed visual journey of Middle-earth and its characters, brought to life through exquisite illustrations.

    In The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created the beautiful watercolor paintings for the special centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings . These ... (Goodreads)

  13. Poirot Investigates

    by Agatha Christie
    Detective Hercule Poirot solves mysteries using his "little grey cells" of logic and reasoning.

    First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond... then came the “suicide” that was murder... the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun room... a ... (Goodreads)

  14. Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health

    by Gene Stone
    A guide to adopting a plant-based diet for optimal health, backed by scientific research and expert advice.

    The #1, New York Times, bestseller answers: What if, one simple change, could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer?, For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. The Secret Servant

    by Daniel Silva
    An Israeli secret agent goes undercover to prevent a terrorist attack in Amsterdam.

    In this entry in the series, Gabriel Allon , the master art restorer and sometime officer of Israeli intelligence, had just prevailed in his blood-soaked duel with Saudi terrorist financier Zizi ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    by Jon Meacham
    Detailed biography of Thomas Jefferson, exploring the man and his unprecedented influence.

    In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The ... (Goodreads)

  17. Leonardo's Notebooks

    by Leonardo da Vinci
    A collection of writings and drawings exploring the mind of a genius inventor.

    Leonardo's Notebooks, is a biography of the genius in his own words, connecting moments of his life to artistic accomplishments through his writings, drawings, and intimate thoughts. Leonardo da ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. The Atlas of Middle-Earth

    by Karen Wynn Fonstad
    Detailed guide to the world of Middle-Earth from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

    Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder ... (Goodreads)

  19. Have His Carcase

    by Dorothy L. Sayers
    Detective investigates a mysterious death on the beach, uncovering a sinister criminal plot.

    During a hiking holiday on the South West coast of England, the detective novelist Harriet Vane discovers the body of a man lying on an isolated rock on the shore, not far from the resort of ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

    by Nathaniel Philbrick
    Journey of the Pilgrims from England to America, exploring their struggles and successes.

    HOW DID AMERICA BEGIN? This simple question launches acclaimed author Nathaniel Philbrick on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the ... (Goodreads)

  21. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

    by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Examines the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during WWII and their impact on the nation.

    Winner of the Pulitzer for History, No Ordinary Time is a chronicle of one of the most vibrant & revolutionary periods in US history. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin weaves ... (Goodreads)

  22. Jar City

    by Arnaldur Indriðason
    Detective Erlendur investigates a murder in Reykjavík, uncovering secrets that have been buried for decades.

    When a lonely old man is found murdered in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl’s grave. Inspector Erlendur, who heads the ... (Goodreads)

  23. Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

    by S.C. Gwynne
    Epic tale of the Comanche tribe's rise and fall in North America.

    In the tradition of, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, ... (Goodreads)

  24. Citizen Soldiers: The US Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany

    by Stephen E. Ambrose
    A compelling account of courage, determination and sacrifice shown by the US Army during World War II.

    From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of, Band of Brothers, and, D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of ... (Goodreads)

  25. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

    by Jeffrey Toobin
    A riveting account of the notorious Patty Hearst kidnapping and trial.

    On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst Family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbonese ... (Goodreads)

  26. Extreme Prey

    by John Sandford
    Suspenseful thriller of a newly-elected Vice President's pursuit of a dangerous criminal.

    An extraordinary Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford. After the events in "Gathering Prey", Lucas Davenport finds himself in a ... (Goodreads)

  27. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    by Eric Schlosser
    An exploration of nuclear weapon safety and the risk of catastrophic accidents.

    A myth-shattering exposé of America’s nuclear weapons Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking ... (Goodreads)

  28. Thunderstruck

    by Erik Larson
    Fascinating true story of the invention of the wireless and its effect on two men's lives.

    The interwoven stories of two men whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal cases of all time - Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator ... (Goodreads)

  29. M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

    by M.C. Escher
    An exploration of the art of M.C. Escher, differing perspectives in visual illusions.

    Presenting the structurally unthinkable as though it were a law of nature M.C. Escher was born in 1898 in Leeuwarden (Netherlands). He received his first drawing lessons during secondary school from ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Guns of August

    by Barbara W. Tuchman
    A riveting account of the events leading up to World War I and its devastating consequences.

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. ... (Goodreads)

  31. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    An accessible exploration of the universe and its mysteries.

    Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. A Murderous Procession

    by Ariana Franklin
    Adelia Aguilar investigates a series of murders during the 1176 coronation procession of King Henry II's mistress.

    Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE], ACE #1, In 1176, King Henry II sends his daughter Joanna to Palermo to marry his cousin, the king of Sicily. Henry chooses Adelia Aguilar, his ... (Goodreads)

  33. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

    by Martin Fowler
    A guide to improving the design of existing code, making it easier to understand and modify.

    As the application of object technology—particularly the Java programming language—has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Last Wife of Henry VIII

    by Carolly Erickson
    The story of Catherine Parr, the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII, and her struggle for power and survival in the Tudor court.

    Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her story, as Carolly Erickson re-creates it, is page-turning drama: from the splendors of the Field ... (Goodreads)

  35. SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    by Mary Beard
    An exploration into the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, tracing its impact on the modern world.

    New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal , the Economist, Foreign Affairs , and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. Locomotive

    by Brian Floca
    A journey on the transcontinental railroad, from Omaha to Sacramento, in the 1860s. The sights, sounds, and people encountered along the way.

    It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America's brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

    by Shelby Foote
    Comprehensive chronicle of the American Civil War, from its beginnings to the battle of Perryville.

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, ... (Goodreads)

  38. Code Complete

    by Steve McConnell
    A comprehensive guide to software construction, covering everything from design to debugging and testing.

    Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell's original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic ... (Goodreads)

  39. The Pie and Pastry Bible

    by Rose Levy Beranbaum
    Comprehensive guide to baking pies and pastries with detailed recipes and techniques for perfect results every time.

    The Pie and Pastry Bible, is your magic wand for baking the pies, tarts, and pastries of your dreams—the definitive work by the country's top baker. -More than 300 recipes, 200 drawings of techniques ... (Barnes & Noble)

  40. A Bridge Too Far

    by Cornelius Ryan
    Historical account of the Liberation of Europe during WWII, focusing on the Battle of Arnhem.

    A Bridge Too Far, is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as ... (Goodreads)

  41. Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

    by Michael Ruhlman
    A guide to mastering the fundamental ratios and techniques of cooking, allowing for creativity and confidence in the kitchen.

    Michael Ruhlman’s groundbreaking New York Times bestseller takes us to the very “truth” of cooking: it is not about recipes but rather about basic ratios and fundamental techniques that makes all ... (Barnes & Noble)

  42. Thrones, Dominations

    by Dorothy L. Sayers
    Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane solve a murder mystery in 1930s London, while navigating their own relationship.

    It is 1936. Lord and Lady Peter Wimsey, returned from a European honeymoon, are settling into their new home in London, where daily life is affected by the illness and then death of the king . The ... (Wikipedia)

  43. The Bread Bible

    by Rose Levy Beranbaum
    A comprehensive guide to baking bread, covering techniques, ingredients, and recipes for a variety of breads.

    Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, Best Bread Book, The Bread Bible, gives bread bakers 150 of the meticulous, foolproof recipes that are Rose Levy Beranbaum's trademark. Her knowledge of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    by Candice Millard
    The riveting story of the assassination of President Garfield, a tragedy of medical science and mistake.

    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 ... (Goodreads)

  45. A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    by Tom Standage
    A look at the history of the world through the lens of six beverages.

    The, New York Times, Bestseller, ,“There aren’t many books this entertaining that also provide a cogent crash course in ancient, classical and modern history.” —,Los Angeles Times , Beer, wine, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. Peter the Great: His Life and World

    by Robert K. Massie
    Biography of the Russian Tsar, tracing his transformation of the country and the world.

    Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned at the age of 10. A barbarous, volatile feudal tsar ... (Goodreads)

  47. The Animator's Survival Kit

    by Richard Williams
    Comprehensive guide to animation techniques, from basic principles to advanced methods. A must-read for aspiring animators.

    The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today–and the master animator who ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Twelve Caesars

    by Suetonius
    Detailed biographies of the twelve Roman Emperors, from Julius Caesar to Domitian.

    As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, Suetonius gained access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eye-witness accounts) to produce one of the most colorful biographical works in ... (Goodreads)

  49. The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making

    by Alana Chernila
    A guide to making pantry staples from scratch, including bread, cheese, and condiments, with recipes and tips for beginners.

    “This is my kitchen. Come on in, but be prepared—it might not be quite what you expect. There is flour on the counter, oats that overflowed onto the floor, chocolate-encrusted spoons in the sink. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  50. Sparkling Cyanide

    by Agatha Christie
    A mysterious death leads to a thrilling investigation to uncover the truth.

    One year earlier on 2 November, seven people sat down to dinner at the restaurant "Luxembourg". One, Rosemary Barton, never got up. The coroner ruled her death suicide due to post-flu depression. Six ... (Wikipedia)

  51. The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

    by David E. Hoffman
    A gripping true story of espionage, betrayal, and the struggle against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

    From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history, The Dead Hand, comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and a penetrating portrait of the ... (Goodreads)

  52. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

    by Brian Greene
    Exploring the hidden realms of physics, in pursuit of a unified theory of nature.

    Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of ... (Goodreads)

  53. Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

    by Bill O'Reilly
    A narrative of the U.S. in final days of WWII, and the strategies used to end the war in the Pacific.

    The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling, Killing, series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, ... (Goodreads)

  54. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

    by Carmen M. Reinhart
    A comprehensive analysis of financial crises throughout history, highlighting the patterns and similarities between them.

    Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing–and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have ... (Goodreads)

  55. More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

    by Sebastian Mallaby
    A comprehensive history of hedge funds, their rise to power, and their impact on the financial world.

    Based on author Sebastian Mallaby's unprecedented access to the industry, including three hundred hours of interviews, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in ... (Goodreads)

  56. The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    by Mark Forsyth
    A witty and informative journey through the origins and connections of English words, revealing the fascinating history of our language.

    The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret ... (Goodreads)

  57. Just My Type: A Book about Fonts

    by Simon Garfield
    Exploration of the fascinating history and variety of typefaces that have shaped our world.

    What’s your type? Suddenly everyone’s obsessed with fonts. Whether you’re enraged by Ikea’s Verdanagate, want to know what the Beach Boys have in common with easy Jet or why it’s okay to like Comic ... (Goodreads)

  58. The Fannie Farmer Cookbook

    by Marion Cunningham
    Classic cookbook with over 1,400 recipes, including traditional American dishes and international cuisine.

    Here is the great basic American cookbook–with more than 1,990 recipes, plain and fancy--that belongs in every household. Originally published in 1896 as The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie ... (Goodreads)

  59. Treachery in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    A detective investigates a mysterious death in a futuristic world of advanced technology.

    Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime — an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first ... (Goodreads)

  60. Bad Blood

    by John Sandford
    A thrilling crime novel, pitting a detective against a deadly mastermind.

    Another brilliant Virgil Flowers thriller from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author. One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator- ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Burden of Proof

    by Scott Turow
    A lawyer's wife dies, and he is accused of her murder. He must prove his innocence while dealing with his own grief and family secrets.

    Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent , faces an event ... (Goodreads)

  62. The Cardinal of the Kremlin

    by Tom Clancy
    US and Soviet forces battle for control of a powerful satellite system.

    For thirty years, Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich "Misha" Filitov, a personal aide to the Soviet Minister of Defense and war hero, has been passing military, technical, and political intelligence to the ... (Wikipedia)

  63. Strange Shores

    by Arnaldur Indriðason

    Published now in twenty-six countries around the world, Inspector Erlendur joins Maigret, Morse, Wallander, and a handful of other world-famous policemen who provide must-reading for suspense fans ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    by Antonia Fraser
    Examination of the lives and marriages of the six wives of King Henry VIII.

    In a sweeping narrative, Fraser traces the cultural, familial and political roots of each of Henry's queens, pushes aside the stereotypes that have long defined them, and illuminates the complex ... (Goodreads)

  65. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

    by Ina Garten
    Recipes and entertaining tips from a renowned chef, bringing the flavors of the Mediterranean to your kitchen.

    #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER • A collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes from America’s favorite home cook! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY, The New York Times Book Review ,•, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  66. The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

    by Lindsey Fitzharris
    An exploration into the pioneering work of Joseph Lister and his revolutionary contribution to modern medicine.

    Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize,A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017,, Publishers Weekly, A Best History Book of 2017,, The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  67. Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

    by Geoff Emerick
    The memoir of the sound engineer who recorded the Beatles, detailing the creative process and the band's evolution.

    Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked ... (Goodreads)

  68. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR

    by American Psychiatric Association
    Comprehensive guide to understanding and classifying mental disorders.

    This Text Revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders published since the DSM-IV(R) of 1994. Updated information is included ... (Goodreads)

  69. Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

    by Judy Melinek
    A medical examiner's memoir on her experiences in a forensic pathology unit.

    The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's rookie season as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases, hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex, that shaped her as both a ... (Goodreads)

  70. The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human

    by V.S. Ramachandran
    A journey into the mysteries of the human mind, exploring the complexities of the human brain.

    V. S. Ramachandran is at the forefront of his field-so much so that Richard Dawkins dubbed him the "Marco Polo of neuroscience." Now, in a major new work, Ramachandran sets his sights on the mystery ... (Goodreads)

  71. The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

    by Dan Jones
    A detailed account of the Wars of the Roses, a series of bloody conflicts that shaped England's history.

    The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the great families of England fought ... (Goodreads)

  72. Seizure

    by Kathy Reichs
    Forensic anthropologist investigates a mysterious death and uncovers a dangerous conspiracy. Fast-paced thriller with twists and turns.

    Tory Brennan and her friends find themselves in danger of being separated due to budget cuts which may mean the closure of the Loggerheads Island Research Institute (LIRI) where their parents work. ... (Wikipedia)

  73. Harry Potter: Film Wizardry

    by Brian Sibley
    An exploration of the magical world of Harry Potter, showcasing the filmmaking process.

    New York Times bestselling Harry Potter Film Wizardry was the first book to delve into the fascinating and intriguing world of an enormously successful film franchise. The book features interviews ... (Barnes & Noble)

  74. The Murder Book

    by Jonathan Kellerman
    A psychologist investigates a cold case of a murdered woman, uncovering dark secrets and danger.

    In seventeen consecutive bestselling novels, Jonathan Kellerman has distinguished himself as the master of the psychological thriller. Now in Kellerman's most compelling and powerful novel yet, L.A. ... (Goodreads)

  75. Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime

    by Val McDermid
    An exploration of the science behind forensic investigation, from fingerprints to DNA analysis, and how it helps solve crimes.

    The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the ... (Goodreads)

  76. The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

    by Patrick Lencioni
    How to create a healthy organization by improving communication, collaboration, and commitment.

    There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick ... (Goodreads)

  77. Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

    by Max Hastings
    A detailed account of the D-Day invasion and the ensuing Battle for Normandy, highlighting the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike.

    Max Hastings’s “exceptional” (,Kirkus Reviews, starred review) account of the famous World War II D-Day landings “[will] stand with that of the best journalists and writers who witnessed it” (,The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  78. The Children of Henry VIII

    by Alison Weir
    An exploration of the lives and fortunes of Henry VIII's six children.

    At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince Edward; the Lady Mary, the adult daughter of his first wife, Catherine of Aragon; ... (Goodreads)

  79. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

    by Mark Miodownik
    In-depth exploration of everyday materials and their properties, revealing their importance in our lives.

    An adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science. Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip ... (Goodreads)

  80. The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film

    by Emma Thompson
    Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 1995 film adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel.

    This engaging and beautiful book includes the complete Academy Award-winning script and Thompson's own diaries detailing the production of the film, reviewed by Stanley Kauffmann in The New Republic ... (Goodreads)

  81. The Sleeping Doll

    by Jeffery Deaver
    A retired detective is called back to solve a case involving a notorious killer and his only surviving victim. Twists and turns abound.

    When Special Agent Kathryn Dance – a brilliant interrogator and kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation -- is sent to question the convicted killer Daniel "Son of Manson" Pell as ... (Goodreads)

  82. Interaction of Color

    by Josef Albers
    A comprehensive study of color theory and its practical applications, exploring the ways in which colors interact with each other.

    Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in twentieth-century art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this timeless book presents ... (Goodreads)

  83. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

    by Bryan Burrough
    The story of the highly competitive bidding war for RJR Nabisco, one of the biggest corporate takeovers in history.

    A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of ... (Goodreads)

  84. Designing Data-Intensive Applications

    by Martin Kleppmann
    Comprehensive guide to designing and building scalable, reliable, and maintainable data-intensive applications.

    Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, ... (Goodreads)

  85. The Moor

    by Laurie R. King
    A gripping tale of murder, mystery, and suspense set in the English countryside.

    The book opens with Mary Russell receiving a telegram to come immediately to Devon and to bring her compass. Initially Mary is reluctant to abandon her academic studies in Oxford to assist Sherlock, ... (Wikipedia)

  86. The Chicago Manual of Style

    by University of Chicago Press
    Comprehensive guide to writing, editing, and publishing. Covers grammar, punctuation, citation styles, and more.

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