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Our Fall Nonfiction Collection

Find all the nonfiction reads you need to be in-the-know this fall. Explore political biographies of famous figures, historical accounts of life-changing events, and more.

Discover our fall book collections in every genre.

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    A Promised Land Book Cover Picture
    A Promised Land Book Cover Picture

    A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama

    In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
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    A Promised Land Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $45.00

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    Hell in the Heartland Book Cover Picture
    Hell in the Heartland Book Cover Picture

    Hell in the Heartland

    by Jax Miller

    This fall’s must-read true crime, Hell in the Heartland is the product of obsessive reporting from Jax Miller. As she investigates a 1999 cold case involving two missing teen girls and a rural Oklahoma community plagued by meth addiction and police negligence, she peels back the layers of context that made such horrific events possible. 

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    Hell in the Heartland Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Red Line Book Cover Picture
    Red Line Book Cover Picture

    Red Line

    by Joby Warrick

    In 2012, the race began to find and destroy Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons amidst a devastating civil war in Syria. Unlikely allies in the hunt were the U.S. and Russia, but an apparent victory only revealed Russia’s perilous motives. Warrick’s account reads like a harrowing thriller—made all the more harrowing for its reality.

    Red Line Book Cover Picture
    Red Line Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $29.95

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    Greenlights Book Cover Picture

    Greenlights

    by Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey’s memoir is far less interested in giving a play by play of the storied actor’s background than it is in offering candid insights into building a contented life—“catching greenlights,” as McConaughey puts it, toward a more authentic future. As philosophical as it is funny, and unique as the man who wrote it.

    Greenlights Book Cover Picture
    Greenlights Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $30.00

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    The Spider Book Cover Picture

    The Spider

    by Barry Levine

    The world may never know the full extent of Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes, but one thing is certain: his web of associates was vast. Veteran reporter Barry Levine digs into Epstein’s past, arrest, and mysterious death—including his relationship to Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of grooming the girls and young women Epstein abused—to discover how far the web might reach.   

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    The Spider Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Eat a Peach Book Cover Picture
    Eat a Peach Book Cover Picture

    Eat a Peach

    by David Chang and Gabe Ulla

    Celebrated chef and creator of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious bursts into the book world with a deeply moving story about otherness, mental health, and remarkable persistence, alongside a narrative about the vibrant yet flawed restaurant industry. If you thought you already adored David Chang, prepare to raise the bar. 

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    Eat a Peach Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    One Billion Americans Book Cover Picture
    One Billion Americans Book Cover Picture

    One Billion Americans

    by Matthew Yglesias

    With One Billion Americans, Matthew Yglesias makes a compelling case that the answer to many of the country’s troubles is radical population growth—more ingenuity and talent, he argues, would lead to prosperity. For sustainable growth, though, we need more generous policies when it comes to matters like immigration, education, and climate change. Yglesias shows us how it’s possible.

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    One Billion Americans Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    No Rules Rules Book Cover Picture
    No Rules Rules Book Cover Picture

    No Rules Rules

    by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer

    Since its start in 1998, Netflix has found extraordinary success, which founder Reed Hastings traces back to the organization’s unconventional approach to employee management and company culture. Through Hastings’s retellings of Netflix’s roots (including their missteps) plus hundreds of employee interviews, a portrait emerges of an inspired and innovative workplace—which just might be the future of business.

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    No Rules Rules Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    True Crimes and Misdemeanors Book Cover Picture
    True Crimes and Misdemeanors Book Cover Picture

    True Crimes and Misdemeanors

    by Jeffrey Toobin

    On its surface, the question at the heart of Jeffrey Toobin’s inquiry is a simple one: how did Donald Trump, the subject of years-long criminal investigations and the third American president to be impeached, get away with it all? Toobin’s authoritative account tells the historic story of our unsettling present.

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    True Crimes and Misdemeanors Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $30.00

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    The Man Who Ran Washington Book Cover Picture
    The Man Who Ran Washington Book Cover Picture

    The Man Who Ran Washington

    by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

    For a quarter-century, from the end of Watergate to the aftermath of the Cold War, no Republican won the presidency without his help or ran the White House without his advice. James Addison Baker III was the indispensable man for four presidents because he understood better than anyone how to make Washington work at a time when America was shaping events around the world. The Man Who Ran Washington is a page-turning portrait of a power broker who influenced America’s destiny for generations.
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    The Man Who Ran Washington Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $35.00

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    Grasp

    by Sanjay Sarma and Luke Yoquinto

    A groundbreaking look at the science of learning: how it works both in the mind and in the classroom, which teaching techniques are most effective, and how schools should (and absolutely should not) use instructional technology. This is an essential resource for teachers, anyone interested in cutting-edge research into learning, and parents considering the educational alternatives available to their children.
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    Grasp Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.95

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