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BrooklynFans Of Books: Announcer Verne Lundquist Looks At His Career In “Play By Play”

PLAY BY PLAY: Calling the Wildest Games in Sports – From SEC Football to College Basketball, The Masters, and More

By Verne Lundquist

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Hardcover. $28.99; available Tuesday, October 16

Renownced announcer Verne Lundquist, or “Uncle Verne” as many know him, has one of the most recognizable voices, and faces, in sports and enjoyed a remarkable 50-plus year career in broadcasting. He has called NFL games, The Masters golf tournament, and College Football and Basketball.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Greg Sargent On America’s “Uncivil War”

(President Donald Trump)

An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics

By Greg Sargent

Custom House; hardcover, $26.99; available Tuesday, October 16

Just in time for the Congressional midterm elections, Greg Sargent, author of The Washington Post‘s “Plum Line” blog, looks at the incredibly high stakes involved this fall and in the 2020 presidential election in his new book, An Uncivil War.

American democracy is facing a crisis as fraught as we have seen in decades. Some see Donald Trump’s presidency as authoritarian in nature, and the extreme polarization between the parties continues with no clear end in sight.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Tucker Carlson On The “Ship Of Fools” Running Our Government

Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution

By Tucker Carlson

Free Press; hardcover, 244 pages; $28.00

FOX News host Tucker Carlson tells the truth about the new American elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has withered, in his new book Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Operation Columba,” An Untold Story Of World War II

Operation Columba – The Secret Pigeon Service: The Untold Story Of World War II Resistance In Europe

By Gordon Corera

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $28.99; available this Tuesday, October 16

Gordon Corera, a Security Correspondent for BBC News since 2004, tells the remarkable untold story of how British intelligence secretly used homing pigeons as part of a clandestine espionage operation to gather information, communicate, and coordinate with members of the Resistance to defeat the Nazis in occupied Europe during World War II in the new book Operation Columba – The Secret Pigeon Service.

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A Conversation With Bob Lederer, Author Of “Beyond Broadway Joe”

(The Jets’ offensive line giving Joe Namath time to make a pass in Super Bowl III)

Bob Lederer is the author of a new book on the Super Bowl III Champion New York Jets, Beyond Broadway Joe: The Super Bowl TEAM That Changed Football (Dey Street, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $27.99)

Lederer tells the story of how the Jets, the American Football League champions, stunned the heavily favored Baltimore Colts of the National Football League, on January 12, 1969.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “In Your Hands” By Ines Pedrosa

In Your Hands 

By Ines Pedrosa

Amazon Crossing; hardcover, paperback, and e-book editions; available this Tuesday, October 16

Portuguese novelist Inês Pedrosa’s prize-winning literary novel, In Your Hands, is about to be published for the first time in English by AmazonCrossing.

The novel, originally published as Nas Tuas Mãos, won Portugal’s top literary prize, the Prémio Máxima de Literatura, in 1997.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Kornacki On “The Red And The Blue” Of American Politics

The Red And The Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism

By Steve Kornacki

Ecco; hardcover, 512 pages; $29.99

The United States is divided more than ever politically, as exhibited by the recent battle over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the upcoming midterm elections.

Some would say that politics became heated when Donald Trump decided to run for President and wound up beating Hillary Clinton in a brutal campaign in 2016.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Presidents of War” By Beschloss

Presidents of War

By Michael Beschloss

Crown; hardcover, 752 pages; $35.00

Preeminent presidential historian Michael Beschloss is the author of nine books on presidential history, including, most recently, the New York Times bestsellers Presidential Courage and The Conquerors, as well as two volumes on Lyndon Johnson’s White House tapes. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and a PBS NewsHour contributor and has received an Emmy and six honorary degrees.

Beschloss’ latest epic work, Presidents of War, is a groundbreaking saga of America’s wartime chief executives.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Perfect Candidate”

The Perfect Candidate

By Peter Stone

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; hardcover, 384 pages; $18.99

Peter Stone turned his passion for thrillers into a career in TV and film, but before that, he was a young intern in Washington D.C.

Stone worked as a Spanish tutor for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and as an intern for Congressman Gary A. Condit just after he graduated from high school. He majored in political science in college, was a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and managed a Congressional primary campaign.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide To Activism”

Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide To Activism

By Nadya Tolokonnikova

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $24.99; available Tuesday, October 9

Nadya Tolokonnikova is a conceptual artist and political activist from Russia and the founder of the art collective Pussy Riot. In 2012, she was sentenced to two years in prison following a performance against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

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