Brothers In Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers’ Extraordinary Pitching Tradition
By Jon Weisman
Triumph Books, 384 pages, $19.95
The Dodgers, from when they played in Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to their 60 years in Los Angeles, have one of the best traditions in baseball, and all of sports.
The blue and white have been at the forefront of the game for generations, spanning the history books, the country and the gap between a mere sports team and a cultural icon.
The true impact of the Dodgers, is seen in how they have mastered a 60’6” stretch of the diamond, from the pitcher’s mound to home plate.
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By Amanda Robson
Avon, available Tuesday, June 19
Amanda Robson’s debut psychological thriller, Obsession, was a success in the United Kingdom, reaching the top spot on the iBooks bestsellers list. It received critical praise for its taut suspense and its unwavering unwavering examination of the nature of marriage, passion, and jealousy.
Robson returns with her second book, Guilt, which is a dark and twisty novel about two sisters whose lives are irrevocably unraveled when they become involved with a charming sociopath.
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By Elizabeth Pipko
At the young age of 22, Elizabeth Pipko is a well-recognized model, figure skater and two-time author. Her second collection of poetry, About You, is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success
By Harris Faulkner
A daughter of a decorated career Army officer who drew on his experience in the military to teach her many invaluable rules for living, Harris Faulkner went on to become a respected journalist and FOX News anchor.
In her new book, 9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success, Faulkner shares the lessons about courage, perseverance, values, patriotism, and compassion, learned from both her father and her late mother, a lifelong military wife who taught her children about honor, responsibility, and dignity through both words and example.
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Libby is a new app built by OverDrive for readers to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from a network of 40,000 libraries, including the Brooklyn Public Library.
Libby gives users instant access to e-books and audiobooks from your local library and offers instant digital library cards, digital book clubs and more, consumers can now access their library’s digital catalog anytime, anywhere.
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Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Working for The Simpsons
Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein
Dey St., An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Mike Reiss, former head writer of The Simpsons, gives a freewheeling, irreverent account of working on the landmark show in his new memoir, Springfield Confidential.
In celebration of the Simpsons’ 30th anniversary this year, Reiss is best-suited to give an inside look at the making of one of the most famous shows in television history.
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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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