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BrooklynFans Of Books: College Football Traditions and Rivalries

College Football Traditions and Rivalries: Chants, Pranks, and Pageantry

Morrow Gift, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Hardcover, $19.99; e-Book, $15.99

The College Football Playoff Championship game is Monday ngiht between Alabama and Clemson, and there is no better way to celebrate what makes this a quintessentially American sport than the new book College Football Traditions and Rivalries: Chants, Pranks, and Pageantry.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America”

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Edited by Ibi Zoboi

Balzer+Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books; hardcover, 416 pages; ages 13 and up; $17.99; available Tuesday, January 8

Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and immigrated to the United States, settling in Bushwick, Brooklyn, with her mother when she was four years old, and she still lives in the borough with her husband and their three children.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Gary Myers On The Dallas Cowboys Empire

How ‘Bout Them Cowboys? Inside the Huddle with the Stars and Legends of America’s Team

By Gary Myers

Grand Central Publishing; hardcover, $28.00

There have been many books about America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys, this year’s NFC East Champions, but there hasn’t been one that gives you an inside pass to the most valuable sports franchise in the world.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The League” On The NFL’s Five Founders

The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire

By John Eisenberg

Basic Books; hardcover, 416 pages; $30

The NFL is America’s most popular sports league, a towering colossus that generates $14 billion in annual revenue. Fans would be hard pressed to imagine how hard the beginnings of professional football were, but the determination of five men kept it alive.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Last Man In Tehran” By Mark Henshaw

The Last Man In Tehran

By Mark Henshaw

Touchstone Paperback, Simon & Schuster; $16

Mark Henshaw, CIA analyst and former Red Cell think tank member, made his mark with his debut novel Red Cell, and he brings those characters back for his new thriller, The Last Man In Tehran.

Agent Kara Stryker and CIA analyst Jonathan Burke try to prevent a war from breaking out between Israel and Iran as a mole threatens to tear the CIA apart.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Thriller “Hunt Them Down”

Hunt Them Down: A Pierce Hunt Thriller

By Simon Gervais

Thomas & Mercer; hardcover, $24.99; Kindle eBook, $4.99; available January 1, 2019

Security expert Simon Gervais has created one of the most gripping works you will ever read, Hunt Them Down, perfect for the times we live in.

Former Army Ranger Pierce Hunt is no stranger to violence. He has just completed a six-month suspension from the DEA, and he’s itching to hit a notorious Mexican drug cartel where it hurts.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Feral Detective” By Jonathan Lethem

The Feral Detective: A Novel

By Jonathan Lethem

Ecco; hardcover, 336 pages; $26.99

Jonathan Lethem’s eleventh novel, the first since his National Books Critics Circle Award-winning Motherless Brooklyn, centers on a young Manhattanite who is burned out and ends up teaming up with a private investigator in the hunt for her friend’s missing daughter in The Feral Detective.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Create A Journal With “99 Stories I Could Tell”

99 STORIES I COULD TELL: A Doodlebook to Help You Create

By Nathan W. Pyle

Morrow Gift, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; paperback, $16.99; available December 31

Nathan W. Pyle, the New York Times bestselling author of NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette and a former staff writer and illustrator for Buzzfeed, has created a guided journal has 99 prompts which will make journalers laugh, teach them to draw, and help them create new, imaginative illustrations to express themselves as we enter 2019.

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