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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall J... Cover Art
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolut... Cover Art
Spirit Animals: Book 5: Against the Tide (Hardcover) ~ Tui T. Su... Cover Art
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances (Pap... Cover Art

1.  Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson (Hardcover) ~ S. C. Gwynne
From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee, he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country’s greatest military figures. His brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies. Jackson’s strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future. In April 1862 Jackson was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. By June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. He had, moreover, given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked—hope—and struck fear into the hearts of the Union. Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne’s hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.

2.  Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy (Hardcover) ~ Francis Fukuyama
The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama’s Origins of Political Order “magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition.” In The New York Times Book Review, Michael Lind described the book as “a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time.” And in The Washington Post, Gerard DeGrott exclaimed “this is a book that will be remembered. Bring on volume two.” Volume two is finally here, completing the most important work of political thought in at least a generation. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. He examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out. He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. And he boldly reckons with the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and entrenched political paralysis in the West. A sweeping, masterful account of the struggle to create a well-functioning modern state, Political Order and Political Decay is destined to be a classic.

3.  Spirit Animals: Book 5: Against the Tide (Hardcover) ~ Tui T. Sutherland
The adventure continues in this fifth book in the New York Times bestselling series. The sun is shining in the Hundred Isles, and yet the path forward seems crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled across the world, seeking a set of powerful talismans in order to keep them from enemy hands. Throughout their journey the young heroes have been hounded by pursuers, who always seem to know just where to find them. Now they know why. One of them is a traitor. As they steer the crystal blue waters of this tropical paradise, the team can't help but suspect each other. There's a spy in their midst, and before this mission is over, a deadly trap will close around them.

4.  The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances (Paperback) ~ The Oatmeal
Praise for #1 New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal: "All runners wonder, at some point or another, why we do what we do. Mr. Inman's explanation is the best I've ever seen. And the funniest. Because he is clinically insane." -Mark Remy, editor at large, Runner's World, author of The Runner's Rule Book "He runs. He sweats. He heaves. He hates it. He loves it. He runs so hard his toenails fall off. He asks himself, why? Why do I do this? Here, gorgeously, bravely, hilariously, is Matt's deeply honest answer." -Robert Krulwich, NPR "Finally! A voice that sings with the Blerches of angels!" -Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run This is not just a book about running. It's a book about cupcakes. It's a book about suffering. It's a book about gluttony, vanity, bliss, electrical storms, ranch dressing, and Godzilla. It's a book about all the terrible and wonderful reasons we wake up each day and propel our bodies through rain, shine, heaven, and hell. From #1 New York Times best-selling author, Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal, comes this hilarious, beautiful, poignant collection of comics and stories about running, eating, and one cartoonist's reasons for jogging across mountains until his toenails fall off. Containing over 70 pages of never-before-seen material, including "A Lazy Cartoonist's Guide to Becoming a Runner" and "The Blerch's Guide to Dieting," this book also comes with Blerch race stickers.

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The seminal trade paperback graphic novel, BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY, is now paired with a rubber replica mask of facial flesh worn by the Joker, a must-have for any true fan of Scott Snyder's groundbreaking work. This is the third in DC's series of book and mask sets, following the very popular V FOR VENDETTA BOOK AND MASK SET and the BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS BOOK AND MASK SET. After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum... This new collectors set collects the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. BATMAN VOLUME 3 will have repercussions that will affect the Batman universe for years to come! Collects BATMAN #13-17 and includes the Joker face replica mask in brand new packaging.
Batman: Death of the Family Book and Joker Mask Set (Paperback) ~ Scott Snyder
Sep 30, 2014

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September 23, 2014

  Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life (Hardcover) ~ Brian Wansink
  American Cornball: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny (Hardcover) ~ Christopher Miller
  Guardian of Guadalcanal (Hardcover) ~ Gary S. Williams CFP®
  Rebels of the Kasbah (Paperback) ~ Joe O'Neill
  ABBA: The Official Photo Book (Hardcover) ~ Jan Gradvall

September 30, 2014

  The Day the Streets Stood Still (Paperback) ~ JaQuavis Coleman
  Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions (Paperback) ~ Steve Corbett
  Frankenstein (Hardcover) ~ Mary Shelley
  Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored (Paperback) ~ Marcus J. Borg
  Anna Karenina (Clothbound Classics) (Hardcover) ~ Leo Tolstoy

October 7, 2014

  Pizza: Recipes from the Finest Pizza Chefs in Naples (Hardcover) ~ Alba Pezone
  Bent Larsen's Best Games: Fighting Chess with the Great Dane (Paperback) ~ Bent Larsen
  McSweeney's Issue 47 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) (Hardcover) ~ Dave Eggers
  Tarascon Ob/Gyn Pocketbook (Paperback) ~ Dr. Tamara L. Callahan
  Growing in Prayer: A practical guide for talking with God (Paperback) ~ Mike Bickle

October 14, 2014

  Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base Disorders (Clinical Physiology of Acid Base & Electrolyte Disorders) (Paperback) ~ Burton David Rose (Author)
  PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line and Its Ports of Call (Paperback) ~ Dave Marx
  Prelude to the First World War: The Balkan Wars 1912-1913 (Hardcover) ~ E. R. Hooton
  Tarascon Pharmacopoeia: 2012 Symptoms & Differential Diagnosis Edition (Paperback) ~ Mark A. Davis
  The Classical Moment: Selected Essays on Knowledge and Its Pleasures (Hardcover) ~ James V. Schall

October 21, 2014

  Shadowrun Runners Toolkit Alphaware (Paperback) ~ dftl
  Curing & Smoking: River Cottage Handbook No.13 (Hardcover) ~ Steven Lamb
  Trust: In Saint Faustina's Footsteps (Hardcover) ~ Grzegorz Gorny
  The Re-Enchantment of the World: The Value of the Human Spirit vs Industrial Populism (Philosophy and Cultural Theory) (Paperback) ~ Bernard Stiegler
  The Journey Within: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Wisdom of Bhakti Yoga: Unleashing the Power of the Soul (Hardcover) ~ Radhanath Swami

October 28, 2014

  As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Paperback) ~ Laurie Lee
  The Doomsday Project for Violent Power: America's Decline from Democracy to Empire since World War II (War and Peace Library) (Hardcover) ~ Peter Dale Scott
  Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified (Hardcover) ~ Jose Sanchez
  The Death Box (Paperback) ~ J. A. Kerley
  A Mountain Walked (Hardcover) ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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