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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399590566
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Published: One World - October 3rd, 2017

In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, National Book Award-winner Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.”

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery By Scott Kelly Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524731595
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Published: Knopf - October 17th, 2017

Known for his record-breaking year in space, Astronaut Scott Kelly tells all in his memoir ENDURANCE about his experience in space, his lifetime of discovery, and what that means for the future. Kelly’s perseverance and determination turned an aimless and rambunctious boy from New Jersey into one of the few individuals to explore space. Filled with information about space, Endurance is overall an inspiring book.

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism By Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616207823
Availability: OUT OF PRINT - Not Available for Order
Published: Algonquin Books - November 7th, 2017

Beloved native Houstonian and legendary journalist Dan Rather delivers more than six decades of wisdom in the form of essays defining patriotism. Rather’s experience is invaluable and honest. America NEEDS this book!

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World By David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936787524
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Published: Catapult - October 10th, 2017

Eagleman and Brandt explore the human brain and its unique ability that sets us apart from other animals: CREATIVITY. As humans, we strive to be the best/perfect at a particular task or function. But this is what drives us to look beyond what has worked. Easy to digest and anecdotal like Malcolm Gladwell. Great for science lovers and curious minds.