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BrooklynFans Of Books: “In The Vines” By Shannon Kirk

In The Vines

By Shannon Kirk

Thomas & Mercer; 317 pages, $24.95 hardcover; $15.95 paperback; $4.99 Kindle eBook – available tomorrow July 17th

Internationally bestselling author Shannon Kirk’s In The Vines is a frenetic and lyrical thriller set on the grounds of an opulent Atlantic-side estate.

Mary Olivia Pentecost, known affectionately by her initials Mop, was born into one of the wealthiest families in the country, as well as one of the most guarded.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Love & War” On Hamilton & His Wife

Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story

By Melissa de la Cruz

Putnam; Ages 12 and up; $18.99

Melissa de la Cruz retold the love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler in Alex & Eliza: A Love Story, which was released last year.

The love story continues to unfold in the sequel, Love & War, as Alex and Eliza begin their new life as a married couple while the war for American independence rages on.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Dershowitz Makes “The Case Against Impeaching Trump”

The Case Against Impeaching Trump

By Alan Dershowitz

Hot Books, 160 pages, $21.99

Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by Politico and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by Newsweek.

Lately, he has come under partisan fire for applying those same principles to President Donald Trump during the course of his many appearances in national media outlets as an expert resource on civil and constitutional law. As Politico says, “Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”

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BrooklynFans of Books: The Origins Of The Yankees

A Franchise On the Rise: The First Twenty Years Of The New York Yankees

By Don Amore, Foreword by John Sterling

Sports Publishing, $27.99

The New York Yankees are the most successful franchise in American sports with 27 world championships.

In A Franchise on the Rise, veteran sportswriter Dom Amore looks at the origins of the franchise, and takes readers back in time to the first twenty years of the team’s existence, from 1903 to 1923.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Ainsley Earhardt’s “The Light Within Me”

The Light Within Me

By Ainsley Earhardt

Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99

Ainsley Earhardt, a leading Fox News anchor and #1 New York Times bestselling author, offers a powerful, uplifting look at her life and her spiritual journey, with reflections on her family, her faith, and her successful career in her memoir, The Light Within Me.

Earhardt reminisces about growing up with a father who loved his children unconditionally—a cherished model of parenthood she has adopted with her own daughter—how her Christian faith has shaped her life, and the dynamic journalism career that has made her a trusted household name.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “RED CARD” On The FIFA Scandal

RED CARD: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal

By Ken Bensinger

Simon & Schuster, $28.00

As the World Cup in Russia nears its conclusion this weekend with Croatia and France in the Final on Sunday, let’s take a look back at how the Kremlin was named host.

Ken Bensinger, an investigative reporter at BuzzFeed News, gives the definitive account of the FIFA scandal and how American investigators unraveled the biggest international corruption case in sports history, in his new book, RED CARD.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Last Castle” Looks At The Gilded Age

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and America’s Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home

By Denise Kiernan

Touchstone, $17.00

Denise Kiernan, author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City, is out with a new work focusing on the Biltmore Estate, The Last Castle, a story of unimaginable excess, devastating tragedy, inspiring generosity, and unlikely endurance.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On Soccer

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

As the World Cup marches on, it’s time to look at a couple of soccer books out now on the beautiful game. The Life and Career of David Beckham: Football Legend, Cultural Icon by Tracey Savell Reavis explores the English soccer star who has become a major celebrity in the United States. A History Of The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team by Clemente A. Lisi looks at the history of our team, including how they earned a spot in the 1990 World Cup to their historic run at the event in 2002.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Everyday Monet” By Aileen Bordman

Everyday Monet: A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living Your Best Impressionist Life

By Aileen Bordman

Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $26.99

Ailenne Bordman, who has been inspired by the beauty of Impressionist painter Claude Monet’s home and paintings, has created a one-of-a-kind book of gardening, design, and lifestyle steeped in the history and aesthetic of the celebrated artist, Everyday Monet.

Dissatisfied with her life as a Wall Street stock broker, Bordman gave that up to immerse herself in the work of Monet, one of the founders of French Impressionist painting whose esteemed works capturing the simple beauties of fin de siècle French life, from waterlilies to haystacks, have fetched astonishing sums at private auction houses and can be found in the greatest art museums around the globe.

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