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Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God
Russell Simmons, the original and eternal hip-hop mogul, is one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern American business and culture. When no one outside of inner-city New York had e…
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For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as o…
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My Soul to Keep (African Immortals, #1)
When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jess…
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In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented jour…
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The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO.

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This is the story of a boy and his weasel, a bird and a snake, India and the British Empire. Rudyard Kipling's dramatic tale, here excerpted from the greater volume of The Jungle Book, is the story of…
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Android Apprentice: Beginning Android Development with Kotlin 1.2
Learn Android programming with Kotlin!

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The Living Blood (African Immortals, #2)
Jessica Jacobs-Wolde's life was destroyed when her husband, David Wolde killed both their daughter Kira and Jessica herself--and revived Jessica with his healing blood. David was a Life Brother, membe…
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Bag of Bones
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Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving. Unable to write, and plagued by vivid nightmares set at the western Maine summerhouse …
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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
This is a book you will cherish for a lifetime, for within is pages are the secrets of making all your dreams come true. Based on natural laws that govern all of creation, this book shatters the myth …
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Blood Colony (African Immortals, #3)
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Acclaimed for seven novels, ranging from supernatural thrillers to historical fiction, which have garnered her a multitude of fans and awards, Tananarive Due now imagines the story of an ancient group…
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Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul
Jermaine Dupri has reached modern-day mythical status in the music industry. He is the power behindthe music of top artists including Mariah Carey,Usher, Lil Jon, and Janet Jackson.

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Dr. Dre: The Biography
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Born on February 18, 1965 to a sixteen-year-old single mom, Andre Young, AKA Dr. Dre, co-founded the notorious rap group N.W.A. The group was one of the most successful hip-hop groups of the late 1980…
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
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A timeless tale by the incomparable Kate DiCamillo, complete with stunning full-color plates by Bagram Ibatoulline, honors the enduring power of love.

"Someone will come for you, but first you must ope…
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The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future
For years Ryder Carroll tried countless organizing systems, online and off, but none of them fit the way his mind worked. Out of sheer necessity, he developed a method called the Bullet Journal that h…
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A Year Unplugged: A Family's Life Without Technology
In A Year Unplugged, Sharael Kolberg chronicles her family’s brave attempt to wean themselves from technology in an effort to reclaim quality family time. The Kolbergs decided to turn off their televi…
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Long Walk To Freedom (Volume 1: 1918-1962)
From his birth in a village on the banks of the Mbashe River in the Transkei to his politicisation and development as a freedom fighter, this first volume of Nelson Mandela's classic autobiography cha…
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An unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency from Bob Woodward.

Rage goes behind the scenes like never before, with stunning new details about early nationa…
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My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy
From one of the greatest rappers of all time, a memoir about a life almost lost and a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop’s Golden Era . . .

In this often violent but always introspective memoir…
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E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX
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The dark journey of a boy who became a man, the man who became an artist, and the artist who became an icon. A talent for rhyme saved his life, but the demons and sins of his past continue to haunt hi…
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Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap

In Diary of a Madman, Scarface shares how his world changed when he heard Run DMC for the first time; how he dropped out of school in the ninth grade and started selling crack; and how he began rappi…
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The 48 Laws of Power
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This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and co…
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For more than three decades, The Times Atlas of the World has earned international renown for the beauty and legibility of its mapping and its unparalleled detail for coverage of all parts of the glob…
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The Complete David Bowie
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The career of David Bowie has been one of the most colorful and intriguing in modern rock history. In "The Complete David Bowie, Nicholas Pegg chronicles the star's every move--from his first appearan…
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Born in New York in 1929, painter, photographer, film-maker and graphic artist William Klein is often cited as a tour de force of street photography; however, his influence is far more extensive than …
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The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire
The story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country.

In August 1765, the East India Company defeated the young Mugha…
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Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
"After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He quickly matured into one of the most fo…
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The Godfather (The Godfather, #1)
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The Godfather—the epic tale of crime and betrayal that became a global phenomenon.

Almost fifty years ago, a classic was born. A searing portrayal of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced read…
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California Crazy: American Pop Architecture
In this vivid new examination of a rogue architectural style, discover the roadside structures of California. Fresh discoveries and several pictorial essays explore how these buildings became synonymo…
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"If there was ever any doubt of a graphic novel’s ability to achieve a high level of storytelling, this book blows it away."—Newsday

"Astonishing in its scope, breadth and execution."—The Independent

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