Applied Empathy: The New Language Of Leadership
By Michael Ventura
Touchstone; hardcover; $26.00
Michael Ventura has been brought in by big companies like Nike, General Electric, and Google, as well as the United Nations and West Point, to help them apply empathy to better connect their brands, their messages, and their campaigns with their audience or customers.
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Two of the grreatest icons of the New York fashion scene are costume designer Iris Apfel and the late Bill Cunningham, legendary fashion photographer of the New York Times.
Apfel, 96 years old, chronicles her extraordinary career in her autobiography Accidental Icon, and Cunningham left behind a memoir, Fashion Climbing, about the early stages of his illustrious career.
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The Great American Read: The Book of Books
As Featured In The PBS Series; Foreword by Meredith Vieira
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers; hardcover, $29.99
Explore some of the most beloved books of all-time in the beautiful illustrated book, The Great American Read: The Book of Books, the companion to PBS’s ambitious series.
The Great American Read started in May when America’s 100 best-loved novels, which were determined by a rigorous national survey, were revealed.
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(Photo above: Barclays Center during a Brooklyn Nets game – credit: Jason Schott)
BASKETBALL: A Love Story
By Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores
Crown Archetype; hardcover, $30.00; available Tuesday, September 18
Two of the most well-respected basketball journalists today, Jackie MacMullan and Rafe Bartholomew, collaborated with award-winning director Dan Klores to tell the comprehensive story of the game of basketball in its many compelling dimensions.
They have produced BASKETBALL: A Love Story, a groundbreaking work based on interviews with more than 170 of the greats of the game.
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Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen
By Jose Antonio Vargas
Dey Street Books; hardcover, $25.99; eBook, $20.99; available Tuesday, September 18
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has been called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America” after The New York Times Magazine published his story on his life in the United States after arriving from the Philippines in 1993 at the age of twelve.
By coming out publicly in 2011 as an undocumented immigrant, Vargas was risking everything he had built in the United States.
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OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017
By Brian Abrams
Little A; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $14.95; eBook, $5.99
Barack Obama had one of the most consequential presidencies in American history, and Brian Abrams has created a candid oral history of a near-decade in Washington.
OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017 is the first ever comprehensive oral history of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency. Abrams obtained unprecedented access to Obamaworld, interviewing aides and advisers in the administration and on the campaigns as well as several elected members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican.
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Road To Disaster: A New History of America’s Descent into Vietnam
By Brian VanDeMark
Custom House Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $32.99; available this Tuesday, September 18
Many books have been written on the decision-making by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations regarding the Vietnam War, but no historian has been able to explain why such decent, brilliant, and successful people repeatedly made so many mistakes.
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Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter and former Marine infantry officer C.J. Chivers has been covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq since their beginning in 2001.
In 2009, he was part of a team that won the Pulitzer for International Reporting for coverage from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in 2017 he won the Pulitzer for Feature Writing for his New York Times Magazine story about a veteran suffering from PTSD who was jailed after returning from the Afghan War. That veteran was released from prison based on Chivers’ story.
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The Great American Read returns tonight, Tuesday, September 11, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations, including Channel 13 here in New York, and will introduce viewers to the full list of America’s 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov.
It will be hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira.
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The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
By C.J. Chivers
Simon & Schuster; hardcover $28.00
On this 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, it is time to reflect on the wars that the United States has fought since then in Iraq and Afghanistan.
C.J. Chivers, a former Marine infantry officer and a Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times reporter, has been covering these wars since their origins, on scene minutes after the first passenger jet hit the World Trade Center.
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