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NON-FICTION Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership • Madeleine Albright Making it all Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life • David Allen Who Goes First?: The Story of Self-Experimentation in Medicine • Lawrence K. Altman It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life • Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins Illusions: The Adventures of A Reluctant Messiah • Richard Bach The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It • Neal Bascomb Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine • R. Barker Bausell Selling the Invisible • Harry Beckwith Flight of the Buffalo: Soaring to Excellence, Learning to Let Employees Lead • James A. Belasco, Ralph C. Stayer The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander • Pete Blaber The Servant Leader • Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done • Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme • Richard Brodie First, Break All the Rules: What The World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently • Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google • Nicholas Carr Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President • Jimmy Carter Internet Marketing: Strategy, Implementation and Practice • Dave Chaffey The Family Nurse • Lydia Maria Child The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care • Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome H. Grossman, Jason Hwang House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street • William D. Cohan Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t • Jim Collins How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In • Jim Collins Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy—Until You’re 80 and Beyond • Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge Flow • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi The Case Against Israel’s Enemies • Alan Dershowitz Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies • Jared Diamond Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II • John W. Dower Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia’s Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War • Pete Earley Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life • Paul Ekman Thank God It’s Monday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love • Roxanne Emmerich The Story of Clif Bar, Inc.: A Journey Toward Sustaining Your Business, Brand, People, Community, and the Planet • Gary Erickson Civil War: Army vs. Navy, A Year Inside College Football’s Purest Rivalry • John Feinstein The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World • Niall Ferguson The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country • Howard Fineman 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History • Charles Bracelen Flood The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life • Richard Florida Rain: What a Paperboy Learned about Business • Jeffrey J. Fox Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist • Michael J. Fox From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Christ • Paula Fredriksen Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life • Stewart D. Friedman World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century • Thomas L. Friedman Scipio Africanus: Rome’s Greatest General • Richard A. Gabriel Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone • Eduardo Galeano Ernie Davis, the Elmira Express: The Story of a Heisman Trophy Winner, • Robert C. Gallagher Buddha or Bust • Perry Garfinkel The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook • Ina Garten How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day • Michael J. Gelb Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking • Malcolm Gladwell Outliers: The Story of Success • Malcolm Gladwell The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference • Malcolm Gladwell Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us • Seth Godin The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance • Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders • Emmanuel Guibert Welcome to Biotech Nation • Moira A. Gunn Letters of a Civil War Nurse: Cornelia Hancock, 1863-1865 • Cornelia Hancock The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason • Sam Harris God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything • Christopher Hitchens History of the Supreme Court • Peter Irons The Authentic Leader: It’s About Presence, Not Position • David Irvine and Jim Reger Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization • Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith Reward Systems: Does Yours Measure Up? • Steve Kerr Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant • W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, and Renee Mauborgne A Sense of Urgency • John Kotter Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II • Robert Kurson President Ronald Reagan’s Initial Actions Project • Arthur B. Laffer The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living • Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler Remember Every Name Every Time: Corporate America’s Memory Master Reveals His Secrets • Mark Lasswell This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession • Daniel J. Levitin Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood • Michael Lewis The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal • Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz Heroic Living: Discover Your Purpose and Change the World • Chris Lowney When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes • Cody Lundin and Russ Miller Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 • Marcus Luttrell Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela • Nelson Mandela West with the Night • Beryl Markham The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living: Native American Wisdom on Ethics and Character • Joseph M. Marshall III Developing the Leader Within You • John C. Maxwell Developing the Leaders Around You • John C. Maxwell Brave Companions: Portraits in History • David G. McCullough Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen • Christopher McDougall The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers • Keith R. McFarland Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence • Annie McKee, Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School • John Medina Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know • Meg Meeker Master Your Metabolism • Jillian Michaels Everyday Enlightenment: The Twelve Gateways to Personal Growth • Dan Millman Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results • Jack Mitchell Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories • Joseph Mitchell Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers • Geoffrey A. Moore Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance • Barack Obama Instant Turnaround: Getting People Excited about Coming to Work and Working Hard • Harry Paul and Ross Reck The Last Lecture • Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan • Nelofer Pazira Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes • Mark Penn A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference • Tom Peters and Nancy Austin No Limits: The Will to Succeed • Michael Phelps and Alan Abrahamson Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results • Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg History in a Glass: Sixty Years of Wine Writing from Gourmet • Ruth Reichl A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis • Pete Sampras, Peter Bodo, and Mark Deakins The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life • Alice Schroeder The Genie in the Bottle: 67 All-New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life • Joe Schwarcz House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty • Julia Flynn Siler Data Modeling Essentials • Graeme Simsion and Graham Witt It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business Is Driven by Purpose • Roy M. Spence, Jr. The Great Game of Business • Jack Stack The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry • Paul Starr Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities • Amy Stewart Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul • Stuart Brown Stuart and Christopher Vaughan The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t • Robert I. Sutton Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets • Nassim Nicholas Taleb Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything • Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams Quantum Success: The Astounding Science of Wealth and Happiness • Sandra Anne Taylor The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference • Linda Kaplan Thaler The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment • Eckhart Tolle The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court • Jeffrey Toobin Hiring The Best • Nick White Wooden • John Wooden Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress • Lee Woodruff Journey to Self-Realization • Paramahansa Yogananada The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life • Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander FICTION First Family • David Baldacci Thank You For Smoking • Christopher Buckley The Broken Window • Jeffery Deaver The Pillars of the Earth • Ken Follett Playing For Pizza • John Grisham The Appeal • John Grisham The Iliad • Homer On the Road • Jack Kerouac The Sign • Raymond Khoury Why Are We in Vietnam? • Norman Mailer Rhett Butler’s People • Donald McCaig Promise Not to Tell • Jennifer McMahon The Road • Cormac McCarthy In Other Rooms, Other Wonders • Daniyal Mueenuddin The English Patient • Michael Ondaatje The 6th Target • James Patterson Handle with Care • Jodi Picoult My Sister’s Keeper • Jodi Picoult Nineteen Minutes • Jodi Picoult Atlas Shrugged • Ayn Rand The Fountainhead • Ayn Rand Catcher in the Rye • J. D. Salinger The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society • Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows The Lord of the Rings • J. R. R. Tolkien Lincoln • Gore Vidal The Story Edgar Sawtelle • David Wroblewski The Shack • William P. Young

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