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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2013, Oct 1st).
The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . . spectacular mergers produce giant companies . . . the influence of money in politics deepens . . . bombs explode in crowded streets . . . small wars proliferate far from our shores . . . a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life. These unnervingly familiar headlines serve as the backdrop for Doris Kearns Goodwin’s highly anticipated The Bully Pulpit—a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft—a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country’s history. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rick Warren
Publisher: Zondervan (2013, Dec 3rd).
Revolutionize Your Health ... Once and for All During an afternoon of baptizing over 800 people, Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change. He told his congregation he needed to lose weight and asked if anyone wanted to join him. He thought maybe 200 people would sign up, instead he witnessed a movement unfold as 15,000 people lost over 260,000 pounds in the first year. With assistance from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick and thousands of people began a journey to transform their lives. Welcome to The Daniel Plan. Here's the secret sauce: The Daniel Plan is designed to be done in a supportive community relying on God's instruction for living. When it comes to getting healthy, two are always better than one. Our research has revealed that people getting healthy together lose twice as much weight as those who do it alone. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Pat Conroy
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Nan A. Talese (2013, Oct 29th).
In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last.Pat Conroy’s father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son’s life. The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal, cruel, and violent; as Pat says, “I hated my father long before I knew there was an English word for ‘hate.’” As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the toll his father’s behavior took on his siblings, and especially on his mother, Peg. She was Pat’s lifeline to a better world—that of books and culture. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Carol Burnett
Publisher: Howard Books (2013, Oct 29th).
Six-time Emmy Award–winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian. In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway. There’s nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertain—and in his first-ever memoir, What’s So Funny?, that’s exactly what he does. From his pranks in small Ohio classrooms to his performances on national television and movies, Tim has been cracking people up for more than seventy years. Long regarded as one of the funniest comedians around, Tim also boasts an inspiring rags-to-riches story. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Daniel Lieberman
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Pantheon (2013, Oct 1st).
From Barnes & NobleFriedrich Nietzsche called the human body "a big sagacity; a plurality with one sense; a war and a peace; a flock and a shepherd." All those functions and battles come alive in this popular science book that traces the evolution of humankind in functions, health, and disease. Contemporary readers will be especially intrigued by Lieberman's account of chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease as instances of "dysfunction" in action. Harvard professor Lieberman is a graceful writer whose insights and remedies carry persuasive force. Publishers WeeklyIn thoroughly enjoyable and edifying prose, Lieberman, professor of human evolution at Harvard, leads a fascinating journey through human evolution. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: J. K. LasserMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (2013, Oct 28th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ken Abraham
Publisher: NAL Hardcover (2013, Oct 29th).
AN INSPIRATIONAL AND HEARTRENDING MEMOIR ABOUT BEN BREEDLOVE, WHO SHARED HIS NEAR-DEATHEXPERIENCES AND VISIONS OF HEAVEN IN HIS VIRAL VIDEOSWRITTEN BY HIS SISTER, ALLY BREEDLOVE. On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove’s soul went to heaven. But it wasn’t his first time there. Ben suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death. His condition, a thickening of the heart muscle, worsened over time, leaving him weak and fatigued. It also led Ben to some close calls medically, in particular cardiac arrest on four separate occasions, during which he felt the presence of angels and experienced the perfect peace of heaven. Precocious and warm, Ben was close with his family and two siblings, and forged deep relationships with his friends. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jenna Woginrich
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (2013, Nov 5th).
Jenna Woginrich’s inspiring journey from city cubicle to rural homestead has captivated readers of her blog and previous books. Now, in One-Woman Farm, Woginrich shares the joys, sorrows, trials, epiphanies, and blessings she discovers during a year spent farming on her own land, finding deep fulfillment in the practical tasks and timeless rituals of the agricultural life. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability