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Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

After a pair of American divers discovered a lost German submarine from World War II, they embarked on an obsessive mission to unveil its secrets. An award-winning journalist chronicles their real-life odyssey in this “engrossing saga” (Clive Cussler) with over 8,700 five-star Goodreads ratings.

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British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur

Is it crisps or chips? Learn the nuances between British and American English with this handy dictionary. Includes over 5,500 variant terms, as well as differences in common phrases, grammar, and spelling!

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The Mind by Collected Authors

“If you want a quick introduction to some of the smartest and most interesting thinkers around — read this book” (Scientific American). Explore aspects of the brain ranging from personality formation to how we experience happiness in this collection of essays from Steven Pinker, Jonathan Haidt, and more.

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On the Origins of Sports by Neil Fine and Gary Belsky

A New York Times bestseller! Which of our modern games were initially inspired by battle? How did the baseball glove get its shape? With a hefty dose of wit, this history of the creation of 21 popular sports is “massively fun, educational, and inspiring” (New York Times bestselling author A. J. Jacobs).

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How to Write a Sentence by Stanley Fish

This New York Times bestseller deftly and enthusiastically explores the craft of sentences, from form to content to style — and offers a deeper appreciation of the written word. “Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing” (Booklist).

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The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci

In an increasingly impersonal world, kindness is more essential than ever. A renowned psychologist reveals the intrinsic value of caring for others in this illuminating tome. “A book after my own heart” (His Holiness the Dalai Lama).

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Wired to Create by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire

“Endlessly relatable and chock-full of wisdom” (New York Times bestselling author Susan Cain): What factors drive innovative thinking? Untangle the inner workings of creative minds with this compelling psychological overview. “Well-documented, never pedantic, and always educational and inspiring” (Publishers Weekly).

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Straight to Hell by John LeFevre

In this New York Times bestseller, a former finance mogul shares scandalous insider stories that “entertainingly and unapologetically flesh out the excesses of the banking industry” (Library Journal). “Equal parts fun and train wreck, this is a tale engineered to astonish” (Publishers Weekly).

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Emergency by Neil Strauss

This New York Times bestseller offers an invaluable guide to emergency preparedness — from storm shelters to food harvesting and everything in between. “If you’re looking for an emergency escape plan, this book is it” (Rolling Stone). With over 1,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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Strange Medicine by Nathan Belofsky

In days gone by, physicians accidentally did more harm than good. From medieval dentists’ use of fire to ancient Egyptians employing electric eels against gout, uncover humanity’s most bizarre remedies in this “unnerving and fascinating romp through medical history” (Booklist).

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The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

A #1 New York Times bestseller perfect for fans of Seabiscuit: From their humble beginnings on Cold War–era Long Island, immigrant Harry de Leyer and the horse he rescued from slaughter found national fame. “Heartwarming” (Kirkus Reviews), with nearly 4,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television by Claude J. Summers

Celebrate queer art and artists with this engaging reference! Full of captivating anecdotes, this “fascinating” volume (Booklist) offers an extensive tour through LGBT theater, film, and pop culture.

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If You Can Read This by Jack Bowen

What are bumper stickers really saying? A philosopher unravels the deeper meanings of popular vehicular one-liners in this “witty little book that explains how, and why, people tell the world what they’re thinking from the pulpit of their bumper” (USA Today).

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Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg

In this New York Times bestseller, psychologist Irene Pepperberg chronicles the extraordinary bond she shared with African gray parrot Alex — and how it led to a scientific breakthrough and life-changing, 30-year friendship. “A fascinating look at animal intelligence” (People).

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Periodic Tales by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

From an award-winning science writer comes a “virtuoso tour of the periodic table” (Publishers Weekly). Here you’ll learn about all the elements — and the amazing ways they were discovered. “Charming” (Associated Press).

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