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BrooklynFans Of Books: Matt Gutman On “The Boys In The Cave” In Thailand

The Boys In The Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand

By Matt Gutman

William Morrow, in imprint of HarperCollins; hardcover; $26.99

The world was captivated this past June when 12 boys on a soccer team, along with their coach, were miraculously rescued from an underground cave in Thailand after being trapped for three weeks.

Matt Gutman, ABC News’ Chief National Correspondent, covered the rescue on the ground in Thailand, and has written the new book, The Boys In The Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand to show the real story of what was taking place inside the cave, which was far different than the information being given to reporters on the scene.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Monster City” On The Dark Side Of Nashville

Monster City: Murder, Music, and Mayhem In Nashville’s Dark Age

By Michael Arntfield

Little A; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $14.95; eBook $5.99

Nashville’s music scene was terrorized by serial killers for decades, and Monster City is the never-before-told true account of the cold-case Murder Squad that was determined to bring an end to their sadistic sprees.

Bestselling true-crime author Michael Arntfield spent more than 15 years as a police officer and detective in Canada before going on to become a globally noted homicide scholar and criminologist, including a year spent as a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: John Lehman On How Reagan Won The Cold War At Sea

Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea

By John Lehman

W.W. Norton and Company; hardcover, 368 pages; $27.95

Former United States Secretary of the Navy John Lehman examines how President Ronald Reagan changed America’s defense strategy on the seas in the new book Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea.

Lehman’s position as one of the chief architects and leaders of the navy’s Cold War resurgence have him unprecedented access and unparalleled insight into the personalities, theories, and command decisions that helped America win the Cold War.

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St. John’s Runs Out Rutgers In Gavitt Games

(L.J. Figueroa (30) and Mustapha Heron (14) led the way – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s rolled past Rutgers, 84-65, on Friday night in Piscataway, NJ, in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

St. John’s is now 3-0 on the young season, and they will be back in action on Monday night at 7 p.m. at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in the Legends Classic against California.

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2K Empire Classic: UConn Beats Syracuse; Faces Iowa In Final

(Photo by Jason Schott)

In the 2K Empire Classic at The Garden Thursday night, UConn beat 15th-ranked Syracuse, 83-76, in a rekindling of their old Big East rivalry, while Iowa beat Oregon, 77-69.

On Friday afternoon, Oregon will face Syracuse in the consolation game at 4:30 p.m., while UConn takes on Oregon in the championship game at 7:00.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Handcrafted” By Clint Harp, resident carpenter on “Fixer Upper”

Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story

By Clint Harp

Touchstone; hardcover; $26.99

Clint Harp is the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network and he is the resident carpenter on Chip and Joanna Gaines’ smash hit Fixer Upper.

In the new book Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story, Harp writes an inspirational memoir for anyone who ever considered turning their craft into a career.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Arne Duncan On “How Schools Work”

How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education

By Arne Duncan

Simon & Schuster; hardcover, 256 pages; $26.99

Arne Duncan was Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, and was one of the longest-serving members of the cabinet.

Duncan was one of the most influential secretaries of education in history, and he has spent nearly three decades working across all levels of education, from his mother’s after-school program on Chicago’s South Side to CEO of the Chicago Public Schools.

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DeGromination: Mets Ace Wins Cy Young Award

Mets ace Jacob deGrom had a historic season in 2018, and on Wednesday night, he was awarded with the National League Cy Young Award by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA).

DeGrom won the Cy Young in a romp, with received 207 points, including 29 of 30 first place votes. Washington’s Max Scherzer came in second, as he earned the only other first-place vote, preventing DeGrom from winning it unanimously.

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Yankees 2019 Holiday Ticket On-Sale Opportunities

The Yankees announced special holiday on-sale opportunities exclusively for Mastercard cardholders to purchase tickets for select 2019 New York Yankees home games.

Starting at noon ET on Thursday, November 15 and continuing through 10:00 p.m. on Monday, December 24, fans using their Mastercard may purchase specially priced individual game tickets to select 2019 Yankees home games as part of the “Mastercard Preferred Pricing” program, which offers discounts to select games in select seating categories when purchasing tickets using a Mastercard.

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