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THE LAST 100 DAYS by David B.  Woolner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An elucidating, poignant study of an elusive leader."
Though ailing, exhausted, and stretched to the limit, Franklin Roosevelt had a driving mission until the end. Read full book review >

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THE END OF ILLNESS by David B. Agus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A refreshing change of pace in the medical field, but by venturing beyond his field of expertise to pontificate on a wide range of subjects, Agus makes his otherwise intriguing narrative difficult to follow."
Oncologist Agus (Medicine and Engineering/Univ. of Southern California) predicts that the application of advanced technology for modeling complex systems will transform 21st-century medicine. Read full book review >

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Break Through to Yes by David B. Savage
NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2016

"A valuable volume for the senior leader of any group, business, or organization who wants to build a collaborative culture."
A book thoroughly examines the power of successful collaborations. Read full book review >

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THE CULTURE OF PAIN by David B. Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Without ideology, it is still an interesting but poorly organized book and no substitute for Elaine Scarry's The Body in Pain (1986). (Thirty b&w illustrations.)"
Drawing on history, art, literature, psychology, and medicine, Morris (Alexander Pope: The Genius of Sense, 1984) offers an extended commentary, profusely documented and illustrated, on the nature, function, and various meanings of pain in Western culture. Read full book review >

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A SHORT GUIDE TO A LONG LIFE by David B. Agus
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Useful but disappointingly commonplace tips."
In a follow-up to The End of Illness (2012), which explored how technological advances will transform medicine, Agus (Medicine and Engineering/Univ. of Southern California) restates time-tested but too often overlooked principles for healthy living. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"The birds are merely a nuisance; otherwise, this hardworking if glum and unambitious debut might just—but only just—keep a nostril above the flood of mediocre fantasy currently sloshing about."
First of a sword-and-sorcery series in which, a thousand years ago, Amarid and Theron founded a magical order whose new members become mages by acquiring bird familiars (necessary for the magic to work), staffs, and ceryll crystals, which focus and project the magic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2014

"Hope for the endurance of the human spirit in the face of tragedy."
Two psychologists provide a nontechnical exploration of how certain people not only survive trauma, but actually thrive after a traumatic experience. Read full book review >

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EPILEPTIC by David B.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"An unromantic, heartrending tale, wrapped in a cloak of nightmares."
Fantastical, gloriously illustrated graphic memoir of the French cartoonist's life, overshadowed by an epileptic brother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2016

"Visually appealing and engaging; may reduce the angst associated with embracing change."
In his debut, business consultant Winkelman offers advice on accepting and implementing change—both personally and professionally. Read full book review >

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LATTICEWORK by David B. Libby
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"An engaging novel about a man awakening to the reality of his society."
In this debut sci-fi tale set in a dystopian future, a low-level investigator's life is interrupted when he learns about the darker side of his technologically efficient world. Read full book review >

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THE LUCKY YEARS by David B. Agus
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Practical health information fortified with exciting news from the forefront of modern medical technology."
A pioneering oncologist explores the latest advancements in general medicine. Read full book review >