What’s Wrong With US?: A Coach’s Blunt Take on the State of American Soccer After a Lifetime on the Touchline
By Bruce Arena, with Steve Kettmann
Harper, 288 pages; $28.99, available today, June 12
When the United States Men’s Soccer team was in trouble and looking for someone to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach, they turned to a familiar face in Bruce Arena.
The winningest coach in US soccer history, Arena was at the helm for the USMNT’s best-ever World Cup performance in 2002 when they made the quarterfinals. It was a natural that he come back and try to get them over the top and see if he can duplicate that magical run and keep building enthusiasm for soccer in this country.
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Three Days In Moscow
By Bret Baier, with Catherine Whitney
William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
One of the biggest achievements Ronald Reagan had as President was winning the Cold War, and one of thee landmark moments in the process came when he delivered the capstone address at the 1988 Moscow Summit.
Bret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel, examines the decisive address in his new work, Three Days In Moscow.
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(Ava Gardner in 1944 on the cover)
Hollywood Beach Beauties: Sea Sirens, Sun Goddesses, and Summer Style 1930-1970
By David Wills
Dey St., An Imprint of William Morrow
Just in time for summer, take a walk back in time and celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood.
In Hollywood Beach Beauties, renowned independent curator and photographic preservationist David Wills presents a glamorous and nostalgic celebration of summer at the beach, captured in 150 stunning vintage photographs featuring beloved female celebrities, models, and starlets from the 1930s through the 1970s.
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Rebel: My Life Outside The Lines
By Nick Nolte
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
A Hollywood acting legend, Nick Nolte has turned in a virtuoso performance in his debut as an author.
In his memoir Rebel, Nolte delivers a candid, unvarnished close-up of the man, the career, the loves, and the life, with many never-before-seen photos.
In a career that has spanned five decades and hundreds of roles, Nolte has become a true Hollywood icon.
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Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story Of Domestic Violence and Survival
By Kelly Sundberg
Harper, 272 pages, $26.99, available Tuesday, June 5
Kelly Sundberg gives one of the most brave and beautifully written accounts of a marriage gone wrong in her new memoir, Goodbye, Sweet Girl.
Sundberg looks at both the tenderness and the violence of her abusive marriage, while also analyzing why women remain too long in dangerous relationships.
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Sick: A Memoir
By Porochista Khakpour
Harper Perennial, paperback, 256 pages, $15.99, available June 5th
Porochista Khakpour’s memoir, Sick, is an honest, beautifully written look into her struggles with late-stage Lyme disease, including suffering through chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery.
For as long as Porochista can remember, she has been sick, and sadly, most of the time, she didn’t know why. All of her visits to the emergency room and the daily anguish, pain, and lethargy only resulted in one question: how could any one person be so sick?
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The Roger Kahn Reader
By Roger Kahn, Edited and with an introduction by Bill Dwyre
University of Nebraska Press; 408 pages; $32.95; available June 1
Roger Kahn, most famous for his classic work The Boys of Summer about the Brooklyn Dodgers, is widely regarded as one of the greatest sportswriters of our time.
An acclaimed sportwriter for more than 60 years, The Roger Kahn Reader is a rich collection of his stories and articles that originally appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated, theNew York Times, Esquire, and the Nation.
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Tom Yawkey: Patriarch Of the Boston Red Sox
By Bill Nowlin
University Of Nebraska Press, 560 pages, $36.95
Few owners have influenced their teams in the way Tom Yawkey did when he was owner of the Boston Red Sox.
Bill Nowlin examines this major figure in baseball history in the comprehensive work biography Tom Yawkey: Patriarch Of the Boston Red Sox. takes a close look at Yawkey’s life as a sportsman and as one of the leading philanthropists in New England and South Carolina. He also addresses Yawkey’s leadership style and issues of racism during his tenure with the Red Sox.
After purchasing the Red Sox for $1.2 million in 1932, Yawkey poured millions into building a better team and making the franchise relevant again.
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BookCon is taking place at the Javits Center on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3.
This is a worthwhile event to see many famous authors and notable figures who are debuting new books.
For more information, check out thebookcon.com and here is a look at some of the events and information on how to take part in the autographing sessions:
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By Christopher Moore
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99
Christopher Moore has made a name for himself by reinventing beloved literary genres, and his latest work is no exception.
Moore’s new novel, simply titled Noir, is an off-kilter homage to the classic 1940s dime novel as only he could conceive of it.
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