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Bargain Reads in Nonfiction

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  • The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream

    THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘As gripping as any thriller. History doesn't get any better than this’ BILL BRYSON ’A brilliant read … Game of Thrones but in the real world’ ANTHONY HOROWITZPICKED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE GUARDIAN, THE DAILY MAIL AND THE DAILY EXPRESS.The sinking of the White Ship in 1120 is one of the greatest disasters England has ever... ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Black Wave

    Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East

    by Kim Ghattas ...
    A New York Times Notable Book of 2020**“[A] sweeping and authoritative history" (The New York Times Book Review), Black Waveis an unprecedented and ambitious examination of how the modern Middle East unraveled and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979.Kim Ghattas seamlessly weaves together history, geopolitics, and culture to deliver a gripping read of the... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Splendid and the Vile

    A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

    by Erik Larson ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis“One of [Erik Larson’s] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment.”—Time • “A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.” ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Dopesick

    Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

    by Beth Macy ...
    Journalist Beth Macy's definitive account of America's opioid epidemic "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference" (New York Times) -- from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans.In this extraordinary work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Monster, She Wrote

    The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

    Meet the women writers who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales, from Frankenstein to The Haunting of Hill House and beyond.**Frankenstein was just the beginning: horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. From Gothic ghost stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women have been primary architects of speculative ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Brave Companions

    From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Code Breaker

    Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

    A Best Book of 2021 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Time, and The Washington PostThe bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a “compelling” (The Washington Post) account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Nickel and Dimed

    On (Not) Getting By in America

    The New York Times bestselling work of undercover reportage from our sharpest and most original social critic, with a new foreword by Matthew Desmond, author of EvictedMillions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job—any job—can ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Chair Yoga

    Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You

    by Kristin McGee ...
    From celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee comes this fun, accessible guide to 100 yoga poses and exercises that can be done in your chair and take just minutes a day.For the majority of Americans living a sedentary lifestyle (from the card-carrying couch potatoes to the 86% of American workers who sit all day at their job) comes a comprehensive guide to the most accessible form of yoga…Chair ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • We Have Been Harmonized

    Life in China's Surveillance State

    Named a Notable Work of Nonfiction of 2020 by the Washington PostAs heard on NPR's Fresh Air**, We Have Been Harmonized, by award-winning correspondent Kai Strittmatter, offers a groundbreaking look, based on decades of research, at how China created the most terrifying surveillance state in history.**China’s new drive for repression is being underpinned by unprecedented advances in technology: ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Born Standing Up

    A Comic's Life

    by Steve Martin ...
    The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly.In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of “why ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Nightmare Fuel

    The Science of Horror Films

    by Nina Nesseth ...
    Nightmare Fuel by Nina Nesseth is a pop-science look at fear, how and why horror films get under our skin, and why we keep coming back for more.Do you like scary movies?Have you ever wondered why?Nina Nesseth knows what scares you. She also knows why.In Nightmare Fuel, Nesseth explores the strange and often unexpected science of fear through the lenses of psychology and physiology. How do horror ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Billionaire's Apprentice

    The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund

    Just as WASPs, Irish-Catholics and Our Crowd Jews once made the ascent from immigrants to powerbrokers, it is now the Indian-American's turn. Citigroup, PepsiCo and Mastercard are just a handful of the Fortune 500 companies led by a group known as the "Twice Blessed." Yet little is known about how these Indian emigres (and children of emigres) rose through the ranks. Until now...The collapse of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Insight Cure

    Change Your Story, Transform Your Life

    by John Sharp MD ...
    Every person has a story, a personal narrative that informs their life, their decisions, and their way of thinking. But did you know that it also affects the wiring of your brain?Renowned psychiatrist and professor at Harvard Medical School John Sharp, M.D., offers an eight-step process to discovering your unconscious narrative and using your new insight to eradicate the "false truth" that has ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • The Wisdom of Insecurity

    A Message for an Age of Anxiety

    by Alan Watts ...
    Acclaimed philosopher Alan Watts shows us how—in an age of unprecedented anxiety—we can find fulfillment by embracing the present and living more fully in the now. He is "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (from the Introduction by Deepak Chopra).The brain can only assume its proper behavior when consciousness is doing what it is designed for: not writhing and whirling to get out ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said

    Wit and Wisdom from America's Finest

    by Dan Caddy ...
    The official tie-in book to the wildly popular Facebook page, featuring brand-new crazy, off-the-wall, outrageously funny, and downright “awesome” pearls of wisdom from real-life drill sergeants and instructors from all branches of the military.Sweat dries. Blood clots. Bones heal. Suck it up, buttercup.After his deployment in Afghanistan, Dan Caddy began swapping great drill sergeant stories by e ... Read more

    $15.49 USD $1.99 USD

  • Here, There, Elsewhere

    Stories from the Road

    From the acclaimed author of Blue Highways, PrairyErth, and Roads to Quoz, a dazzling collection of travel tales from the road.Here, There, Elsewhere draws together for the first time William Least Heat-Moon's greatest short-form travel writing. Personally selected by the writer, these pieces take us from Japan, England, Italy, and Mexico to Long Island, Oregon, Arizona, from small towns to big ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • American Rascal

    How Jay Gould Built Wall Street's Biggest Fortune

    The gripping biography of Jay Gould, the greatest 19th-century robber barons, whose brilliance, greed, and bare-knuckled tactics made him richer than Rockefeller and led Wall Street to institute its first financial reforms.Had Jay Gould put his name on a university or concert hall, he would undoubtedly have been a household name today. The son of a poor farmer whose early life was marked by ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Hidden Power of F*cking Up

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe Try Guys deliver their first book—an inspirational self-improvement guide that teaches you that the path to success is littered with humiliating detours, embarrassing mistakes, and unexpected failures.To be our best selves, we must become secure in our insecurities. In The Hidden Power of F*cking Up, The Try Guys - Keith, Ned, Zach, and Eugene - reveal their ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Einstein and the Rabbi

    Searching for the Soul

    by Naomi Levy ...
    Winner of the 2017 Nautilus Award in the Religion/Spirituality of Western Thought categoryA bestselling author and rabbi’s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi.“A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Everyone Can Bake

    Simple Recipes to Master and Mix

    Named one of the best cookbooks of the season byThe New York Times, **Chowhound, Eater,Food & Wine,Forbes, and more.Acclaimed pastry chef Dominique Ansel shares his simple, foolproof recipes for tarts, cakes, jams, buttercreams, and more “building blocks” of desserts for home cooks to master and mix as they please.<... ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Mortal Danger

    by Ann Rule ...
    series Ann Rule's Crime Files
    In this unputdownable true crime collection from New York Times bestselling author Ann Rule, discover fascinating cases of the spouse, lover, family member, or helpful stranger whose lethally violent nature, though masterfully disguised, can and will kill.The author of The Stranger Beside Me brings her brilliantly informed understanding of the sociopath to this riveting true crime collection. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • You'll See It When You Believe It

    The Way to Your Personal Transformation

    by Wayne W Dyer ...
    Wayne Dyer, psychotherapist and world-famous author of worldwide bestsellers Your Erroneous Zones and Pulling your own Strings, shows you how to improve quality of life by tapping into the power that lies within you and using constructive thinking to direct the course of your own destiny.With his proven techniques and using examples from his own highly successful experiences, Dyer will convince ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Linked

    Conquer LinkedIn. Get Your Dream Job. Own Your Future.

    The LinkedIn insider’s guide to how the new job search really works—and how to make it work for you.No one disputes that LinkedIn is the world’s biggest job market. So it’s about time that someone with the inside scoop explained how to make the most of it. Here, from two LinkedIn experts and former employees, is the definitive guide that demystifies the massive site and gives every reader—from the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $3.99 USD