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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel
Anthony Doerr

Scribner, 2014

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she ...
  
  











  



  
Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons)
Wizards RPG Team

Wizards of the Coast, 2014

  Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game   The Player’s Handbook® is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons® roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more.   Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D® races and classes.   ...
  
  











  



  
Monster Manual (D&D Core Rulebook)
Wizards RPG Team

Wizards of the Coast, 2014

A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game   The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons & Dragons creatures, including dragons, giants, mind flayers, and beholders–a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures.   The monsters contained herein are culled from the D&D game’s illustrious history, with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling ...
  
  











  



  
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D Core Rulebook)
Wizards RPG Team

Wizards of the Coast, 2014

Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world’s greatest roleplaying game   The Dungeon Master’s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy.   Inside you’ll find world-building tools, tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures, optional game rules, hundreds of classic D&D magic ...
  
  











  



  
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE •  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey ...
  
  











  



  
The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah

St. Martin's Press, 2015

In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.   FRANCE, 1939   In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front.  She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions ...
  
  











  



  
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, ...

Harper, 2013

NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him ...
  
  











  



  
The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
Nicholas Irving, Gary Brozek

St. Martin's Press, 2015

Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing,  The Reaper  is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown. Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary military career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this ...
  
  











  



  
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Henry Holt and Company, 2014

Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy , and Killing Jesus --riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O’Reilly, anchor of The O’Reilly Factor , comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton . General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of ...
  
  











  



  
The Walking Dead: Compendium One
Robert Kirkman

Image Comics, 2009

Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes' waking up alone in a hospital, to ...
  
  











  



  
The Walking Dead: Compendium Two
Robert Kirkman

Image Comics, 2012

Returning with the second eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times bestseller series, The Walking Dead, collected into one massive paperback collection! This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one-thousand pages chronicling the next chapter of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror - beginning with Rick Grimes' struggle to survive after the ...
  
  











  



  
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander

The New Press, 2012

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in ...
  
  











  



  
Wonder
R. J. Palacio

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER , now a #1  New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon ...
  
  











  



  
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
Johann Hari

Bloomsbury USA, 2015

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives ...
  
  











  



  
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Marcus Luttrell

Little, Brown and Company, 2013

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, ...
  
  











  



  
The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene

Penguin Books, 2000

For those who want power, watch power, or want to arm themselves against power, The 48 Laws of Power is "The Rules for suits" ( New York Magazine ).
  
  











  



  
The Boston Girl: A Novel
Anita Diamant

Scribner, 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night , comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North ...
  
  











  



  
Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans
Rush Limbaugh

Threshold Editions, 2014

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN—AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION! Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure! Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds—and ...
  
  











  



  
Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game"
Andrew Hodges

Princeton University Press, 2014

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times –bestselling biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing’s royal pardon ...
  
  











  



  
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
Cary Elwes, Joe Layden

Touchstone, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride , comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer ...
  
  











  








   



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