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“The Great American Read: The Book of Books,” Companion To PBS Series

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.

America’s #1 best-loved novel will be revealed in the finale this Tuesday, October 23 at 8 p.m. on PBS, Channel 13 in New York.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “How To Not Always Be Working” By Marlee Grace

How To Not Always Be Working: A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care

By Marlee Grace

William Morrow Gift; $16.99; available Tuesday, October 23

Marlee Grace has created a quiet revolution with How To Not Always Be Working, a guide that is part workbook and part advice manual filled with practical advice to help you curb your social media obsessions and build boundaries between your work, your job, and your life.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Chris Gethard On How To “Lose Well”

Lose Well

By Chris Gethard

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

Comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard knows a thing of two about losing, and failing is an art form, as he argues in his new book Lose Well.

Let’s face it, everyone wants a seat at the cool table, a great job, and loads of money. Most of us won’t be able to achieve this widely accepted, black-or-white, definition of winning, which makes us feel like failures, that we’re destined to a life of loserdom. This is the conventional wisdom, and Gethard thinks it’s bunk.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Jane Leavy On “The Big Fella,” Babe Ruth

The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

By Jane Leavy

Harper; hardcover, $32.50; available today, Tuesday, October 16

Jane Leavy, has written award-winning New York Times bestsellers on Mickey Mantle, The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, and she has now written the definitive biography of Babe Ruth, The Big Fella.

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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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