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Pacific – Simon Winchester

One of Library Journal’s 10 Best Books of 2015 Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world, and the Atlantic connected Europe to the New World, the Pacific Ocean defines our tomorrow. With China on the rise, so, too, are the American cities of ...

To the Survivors – Robert Uttaro

To the Survivors is about one man’s journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors in their own words. Gently and beautifully constructed, To the Survivors is moving, tender, sharp, and piercingly true all at once. Readers will encounter uncensored written stories, poems, and interviews from women and men who have experienced rape and sexual assault, plus the advocate-author voice that weaves their experiences together. The survivors are diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity, yet each gives a ...

Denver and the Doolittle Raid – Bo Burnette

It was the year 1942. The United States was still reeling from Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The nation’s morale was at an utter low. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for an answer to Japan: something that would swing the Pacific war in America’s favor. That answer came when eighty men and sixteen planes, under Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, attacked Japan in a surprise carrier-based aerial attack. It was an incredibly daring mission–one that had never before been accomplished. One of these brave ...



H Is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year - The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide.



The Innocent Killer – Michael Griesbach

Now the subject of a Netflix documentary. The story of one of the nation’s most notorious wrongful convictions, that of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit. But two years after he was exonerated of that crime and poised to reap millions in his wrongful conviction lawsuit, Steven Avery was arrested for the exceptionally brutal murder of Teresa Halbach, a freelance photographer who had gone missing several days earlier. The “Innocent Man” had turned into a ...



Killing Reagan – Bill O’Reilly

From the bestselling team of Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan, a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power — and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman’s bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable — or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing ...

The Unluckiest People Who Ever Lived – Stuart Carapola

It’s often been said that you should never judge another person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. However, there are times when you not only don’t want to walk in their shoes, you don’t even want to be within a hundred miles of the shoes or their owners. The Unluckiest People Who Ever Lived tells the stories of thirteen such people, the unluckiest of the unluckiest who have suffered from repeated, implausible, dangerous situations that can’t possibly be true, except that they are. ...

Joe – The Horse Nobody Loved – Vicky Kaseorg

Joe, an ugly and unloved horse trusts no one. And no one trusts him. Until Vicky. This is the story of a troubled horse, and the little girl who loved him. Based on the true adventures of her childhood fifty years ago, the author’s horse, Joe, teaches the lesson that sometimes beauty is not skin-deep, but heart deep, and that the unloved have much to show us about the true nature of love.