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Week of August 02, 2015
FICTION
#1  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 2)  
Go Set A Watchman
Click to search this book in our catalog   Harper Lee
#2  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 28)  
The Girl On The Train
Click to search this book in our catalog   Paula Hawkins
#3  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 64)  
All The Light We Cannot See
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The English Spy
 Daniel Silva
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#5  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 3)  
Code Of Conduct
 Brad Thor
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#6  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 2)  
Armada
 Ernest Cline
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#7  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Speaking In Bones
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#8  (Last Week: 8 Weeks on List: 25)  
The Nightingale
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#9  (Last Week: 9 Weeks on List: 6)  
The Rumor
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#10  (Last Week: 12 Weeks on List: 11)  
Luckiest Girl Alive
 Jessica Knoll
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NONFICTION
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Between The World And Me
 Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#2  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 12)  
The Wright Brothers
 David McCullough

Library Journal McCullough (John Adams; 1776) effectively blends impeccable writing with historical rigor and strong character definition in his biography of Wright brothers Wilbur, the abstract thinker and introvert; and Orville, the extrovert and hands-on doer. They had limited formal education, with the author instead attributing his subjects' success to industry, imagination, and persistence, as seen in their early enterprises as newspaper publishers, printers, and bicycle salesmen in Dayton, OH. Credit is also accorded to their widowed father, Bishop Milton Wright, as well as their sister Katharine for their support of "Ullam" (Wilbur) and "Bubs" (Orville). Highlights of McCullough's narrative include his discussions of the Wrights' innovative conception of wing-warping as a means of flight control; the brothers' first controlled, powered, and sustained heavier-than-air human flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, on December 17, 1903; the issuance of the Wright flying machine patent #821,393 on May 22, 1906; the Ohioans' ongoing search for markets abroad; and the elder Wright's perfect flying demonstrations at Le Mans, France, even as Orville was nearly killed in a similar performance before army brass at Fort Myer, VA. The author closes with the incorporation of the Wright Company, patent infringement suits filed against competitor Glenn Curtiss, and the deaths of Wilbur (1912), Milton (1917), Katharine (1929), and Orville (1948). VERDICT A signal contribution to Wright historiography. Highly recommended for academicians interested in the history of flight, transportation, or turn-of-the-century America; general readers; and all libraries.-John Carver Edwards, formerly with Univ. of Georgia Libs. Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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#3  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 6)  
Modern Romance
 Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg
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#4  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 5)  
Down The Rabbit Hole
Click to search this book in our catalog   Holly Madison
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Barbarian Days
Click to search this book in our catalog   William Finnegan
#6  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 42)  
Being Mortal
Click to search this book in our catalog   Atul Gawande
 
#7  (Last Week: 10 Weeks on List: 6)  
Sick In The Head
 Judd Apatow
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#8  (Last Week: 9 Weeks on List: 2)  
The Conservative Heart
 Arthur C Brooks
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#9  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 20)  
Dead Wake
 Erik Larson
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#10  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 3)  
A Full Life
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jimmy Carter

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