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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Semicolon,” A Fun Look At A Misunderstood Mark

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

By Cecelia Watson

Ecco; hardcover, 224 pages; $19.99

The semicolon is possibly the most divisive punctuation mark of the modern era. Just hearing about it provokes a reaction, be it love or hate, as well as being deeply misunderstood.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Belichick,” A Look At The Hooded Genius, Now In Paperback

Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time

By Ian O’Connor

Mariner; paperback, $16.99; also available in hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.00

Bill Belichick is arguably the most compelling figure, as he has coached the New England Patriots for nearly two decades, and teamed up with quarterback Tom Brady for a record six Super Bowl championships.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Transformation” by James S. Gordon, MD

The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma

By James S. Gordon, MD

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $27.99; available today, Tuesday, September 10

James S. Gordon, MD is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, former researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and a clinical professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Audience Of One” On Trump And TV

Audience Of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

By James Poniewozik

Liveright Publishing; hardcover, 352 pages; $27.95; available Tuesday, September 10

Long before Donald Trump became associated with Twitter as a presidential candidate and now in the White House, there was one medium that he knew how to master: television.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Overtime” On Michigan Football With Harbaugh At Helm

Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football

By John U. Bacon

William Morrow; hardcover; $28.99

John U. Bacon has become an authority on Michigan University football through his books on the ups and downs of this storied program.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Limitless Mind” By Jo Boaler

Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Borders

By Jo Boaler

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover; $26.99

Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the faculty director of youcubed, an education resource that has reached over 230 million students. She is the author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning, as well as nine mathematic books and numerous research articles.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Bourbon King” On Prohibition’s Evil Genius

The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius

By Bob Batchelor

Diversion Books; hardcover, 400 pages; $27.99; available today, September 3

When people think of the 1920s and Prohibition, the name Al Capone comes to mind immediately, but there was a bigger player on the scene, a man many believe accumulated more wealth than the notorious gangster, and he did it with a lot more sophistication.

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