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as published by The New York Times. Updated weekly: August 29, 2016
1. Book Jacket for: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo [electronic resource].

THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO
By Schumer, Amy
Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.

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2. Book Jacket for: Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. [electronic resource] :

HILLBILLY ELEGY
By Vance, J. D.
A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

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3. Book Jacket for: Armageddon : how Trump can beat Hillary

ARMAGEDDON
By Morris, Dick and McGann, Eileen
The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton. †

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4. Book Jacket for: When breath becomes air

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
By Kalanithi, Paul
A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

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5. Book Jacket for: Between the world and me

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
By Coates, Ta-Nehisi
A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

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6. Book Jacket for: Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
By Miranda, Lin-Manuel and McCarter, Jeremy
The libretto of the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

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7. Book Jacket for: Crisis of character : a White House Secret Service officer discloses his firsthand  experience with Hillary, Bill, and how they operate

CRISIS OF CHARACTER
By Byrne, Gary J. with Schmidt, Grant M.
A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.

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8. Book Jacket for: Liars : how progressives exploit our fears for power and control

LIARS
By Beck, Glenn
The author says progressive politicians gain power and control by exploiting Americans' fears. †

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9. Book Jacket for: Hillary's America : the secret history of the Democratic Party

HILLARY'S AMERICA
By D'Souza, Dinesh
The conservative author and pundit warns of disaster if Hillary Clinton is elected president. †

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10. Book Jacket for: White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

WHITE TRASH
By Isenberg, Nancy
The role of the white poor in American history.

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11.* Book Jacket for: Grit : the power of passion and perseverance

GRIT
By Duckworth, Angela
A psychologist and consultant argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

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12. Book Jacket for: American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst

AMERICAN HEIRESS
By Toobin, Jeffrey
The story of Patty Hearst's kidnapping in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her crimes and her trial.

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13. Book Jacket for: The making of Donald Trump

THE MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP
By Johnston, David Cay
An in-depth look at the presidential nominee, drawing on decades of coverage.

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14.* Book Jacket for: Shoe Dog A Memoir by the Creator of Nike. [electronic resource] :

SHOE DOG
By Knight, Phil
A memoir by the founder of Nik.

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15. Book Jacket for: The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race

THE FIRE THIS TIME
Edited by Ward, Jesmyn
Essays and poems about race in America from a new generation of writers.

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16.* Book Jacket for: Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

BEING MORTAL
Edited by Gawande, Atul
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.

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17. Book Jacket for: Powerhouse The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency. [electronic resource] :

POWERHOUSE
By Miller, James Andrew
The history of the Creative Artists Agency and its role in Hollywood and popular culture over the past 50 years.

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