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ROBBIN LEGERE HENDERSON – IMMIGRANT GIRL, RADICAL WOMAN: A Memoir from the Early Twentieth...

Commentator & Illustrator: Robbin Legere Henderson Book: MATILDA RABINOWITZ: IMMIGRANT GIRL, RADICAL WOMAN: A Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century Publishing: ILR Press (October 15, 2017) Synopsis...

LIZA MUNDY – CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers...

Author: Liza Mundy Book: CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II Publishing: Hachette Books (October 10, 2017) Synopsis (from...

SHAWN ASKINOSIE – MEANINGFUL WORK: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling,...

Author: Shawn Askinosie Book: MEANINGFUL WORK: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul Publishing: TarcherPerigee (November 14, 2017) Synopsis (from the...

PHIL PROCTOR – WHERE’S MY FORTUNE COOKIE?: My Psychic, Psurrealistic Pstory

Author: Phil Proctor (with Brad Schreiber) Book: WHERE'S MY FORTUNE COOKIE?: My Psychic, Psurrealistic Pstory Publishing: Blurb (September 19, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The hilarious, startling biography...

HARVEY FROMMER – THE ULTIMATE YANKEE BOOK: From the Beginning to Today: Trivia, Facts...

Author: Harvey Frommer Book: THE ULTIMATE YANKEE BOOK: From the Beginning to Today: Trivia, Facts and Stats, Oral History, Marker Moments and Legendary Personalities―A History...

ROBERT DALLEK – FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A Political Life

Author: Robert Dallek Book: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A Political Life Publishing: Viking (November 7, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “We come to see in FDR the magisterial, central...

FORD COCHRAN – TIMELESS JOURNEYS: Travels to the World’s Legendary Places

Director of Programming, National Geographic: Ford Cochran Book: TIMELESS JOURNEYS: Travels to the World's Legendary Places Publishing: National Geographic (October 24, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From Machu...

ROBERT W. MERRY – PRESIDENT MCKINLEY: Architect of the American Century

Author: Robert W. Merry Book: PRESIDENT MCKINLEY: Architect of the American Century Publishing: Simon & Schuster (November 7, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “A deft character study of...

NOAH FELDMAN – THE THREE LIVES OF JAMES MADISON: Genius, Partisan, President

Author: Noah Feldman Book: THE THREE LIVES OF JAMES MADISON: Genius, Partisan, President Publishing: Random House (October 31, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A sweeping reexamination of the...

DAVID BALDACCI – END GAME (Will Robie Series)

Author: David Baldacci Book: END GAME (Will Robie Series) Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (November 14, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci...

JOHN U. BACON – THE GREAT HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A World War I Story of...

Author: John U. Bacon Book: THE GREAT HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism Publishing: William Morrow (November 7, 2017) Synopsis...

BO DIETL: One Tough Cop!

Here is my Davenport Cleaners Halftime Show interview with Bo Dietl.  In addition to being a regular guest on "Imus in the Morning" for...

SCOTT C. ANDERSON – THE PSYCHOBIOTIC REVOLUTION: Mood, Food, and the New Science of...

Co-Author: Scott C. Anderson (with John F. Cryan, PH.D & Ted Dinan, M.D., PH.D.) Book: THE PSYCHOBIOTIC REVOLUTION: Mood, Food, and the New Science of...

NADIA LOPEZ – THE BRIDGE TO BRILLIANCE: How One Woman and One Community are...

Author: Nadia Lopez Book: THE BRIDGE TO BRILLIANCE: How One Woman and One Community are Inspiring the World Publishing: Penguin Books; Paperback edition (November 7, 2017) Synopsis...

NAAMA BLOOM – HelloFlo: The Guide, Period.: The Everything Puberty Book for the Modern...

Author: Naama Bloom Book: HelloFlo: The Guide, Period.: The Everything Puberty Book for the Modern Girl Publishing: Dutton Books for Young Readers (October 17, 2017) Synopsis (from...

DAVID BARCLAY MOORE: THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET

Author: David Barclay Moore Book: THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET Publishing: Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 19, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "The right story at the...

MARIA GOODAVAGE – SECRET SERVICE DOGS: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the...

Author: Maria Goodavage Book: SECRET SERVICE DOGS: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States Publishing: Dutton; Paperback edition (October 31, 2017) Synopsis (from the...

DANIEL SHUMSKI – HOW TO INSTANT POT: Mastering All the Functions of the One...

Author: Daniel Shumski Book: HOW TO INSTANT POT: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook  Publishing: Workman Publishing...

BRIAN KILMEADE – ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS: The Battle That...

Author: Brian Kilmeade (with Don Yaeger) Book: ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny Publishing: Sentinel (October 24, 2017) Synopsis...

SID ROSENBERG – YOU’RE WRONG AND YOU’RE UGLY: Highs and Lows of a Radio...

Here is my Davenport Cleaners Halftime interview with Sid Rosenberg, cast member of the nationally-syndicated "Imus in the Morning" radio program and co-host of...

JENNIFER EGAN – MANHATTAN BEACH: A Novel

Author: Jennifer Egan Book: MANHATTAN BEACH: A Novel Publishing: Scribner (October 3, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): LONGLISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION The daring and magnificent...

JACKIE MARTLING – THE JOKE MAN: Bow to Stern

Author: Jackie Martling (Foreword by Artie Lange) Book: THE JOKE MAN: Bow to Stern Publishing: Post Hill Press (October 24, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): For the first...

DANIEL GOLDEN – SPY SCHOOLS: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit...

Author: Daniel Golden Book: SPY SCHOOLS: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities Publishing: Henry Holt and Co. (October 10, 2017) Synopsis (from...

COLIN DICKEY – GHOSTLAND: An American History in Haunted Places

Author: Colin Dickey Book: GHOSTLAND: An American History in Haunted Places Publishing: Penguin Books; Paperback edition (October 3, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): One of NPR's Great Reads...

ERIKA L. SANCHEZ – I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER

Author: Erika L. Sanchez Book: I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER Publishing: Knopf Books for Young Readers (October 17, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): National Book Award...

NIC STONE – DEAR MARTIN: A Novel

Author: Nic Stone Book: DEAR MARTIN: A Novel Publishing: Crown Books for Young Readers (October 17, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Raw and gripping." —Jason Reynolds, New York Times...

SEAN CONNOLLY – THE BOOK OF MASSIVELY EPIC ENGINEERING DISASTERS: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based...

Author: Sean Connolly Book: THE BOOK OF MASSIVELY EPIC ENGINEERING DISASTERS: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based on History's Greatest Blunders Publishing: Workman Publishing Company (September 5, 2017) Synopsis...

ERIC METAXAS – MARTIN LUTHER: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

Author: Eric Metaxas Book: MARTIN LUTHER: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World Publishing: Viking (October 3, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “A new magisterial biography...

MICHAEL RAPAPORT – THIS BOOK HAS BALLS: Sports Rants from the MVP of Trash...

Here is last night's Davenport Cleaners Halftime Show interview with Michael Rapaport, the actor, director, podcast host, and author of THIS BOOK HAS BALLS:...

ROBEN FARZAD – HOTEL SCARFACE: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami

Author: Roben Farzad Book: HOTEL SCARFACE: Where Cocaine Cowboys Parties and Plotted to Control Miami Publishing: Berkley (October 17, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The wild, true story...

DEBORAH COPAKEN – THE ABCs OF PARENTHOOD: An Alphabet of Parenting Advice

Co-Author: Deborah Copaken (with Randy Polumbo) Book: THE ABCs OF PARENTHOOD: An Alphabet of Parenting Advice Publishing: Chronicle Books (August 29, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A wise,...

JOHANNA BASFORD: IVY AND THE INKY BUTTERFLY: A Magical Tale to Color

Author: Johanna Basford Book: IVY AND THE INKY BUTTERFLY: A Magical Tale to Color Publishing: Penguin Books; Clr Csm edition (October 10, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An...

KEVIN COOK – ELECTRIC OCTOBER: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of...

Author: Kevin Cook Book: ELECTRIC OCTOBER: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever Publishing: Henry Holt and Co. (August 15,...

GARY MYERS – MY FIRST COACH: Inspiring Stories of NFL Quarterbacks and Their Dads

Author: Gary Myers Book: MY FIRST COACH: Inspiring Stories of NFL Quarterbacks and their Dads Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (August 22, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the...

PHILIP STEAD – THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE

Co-Author: Philip Stead (with Mark Twain and Illustrator Erin Stead) Book: THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE Publishing: Doubleday Books for Young Readers (September 26, 2017) Synopsis (from...

DEAN MILLER – WWE Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

Co-Author: Dean Miller (with Steve Pantaleo) Book: WWE Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Publishing: DK Children (October 3, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Fantastic facts, incredible information,...

TERRY VIRTS – VIEW FROM ABOVE: An Astronaut Photographs the World

Author: Commander Terry Virts Book: VIEW FROM ABOVE: An Astronaut Photographs the World Publishing: National Geographic (October 3, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A NASA astronaut and distinguished...

MICHAEL COLLINS – JOURNEY: An Illustrated History of Travel

Editorial Consultant: Michael Collins Book: JOURNEY: An Illustrated History of Travel Publishing: DK (October 3, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration,...

ADRIANA MATHER – HAUNTING THE DEEP

Author: Adriana Mather Book: HAUNTING THE DEEP Publishing: Knopf Books for Young Readers (October 3, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom...

DANIEL MCGINN – PSYCHED UP: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You...

Author: Daniel McGinn Book: PSYCHED UP: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed Publishing: Portfolio (June 6, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Closing the sale....

BRANDON WEBB – TOTAL FOCUS: Make Better Decisions Under Pressure

Co-Author: Brandon Webb (with John David Mann) Book: TOTAL FOCUS: Make Better Decisions Under Pressure Publishing: Portfolio (August 15, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): What do you do...

JARETT KOBEK – THE FUTURE WON’T BE LONG: A Novel

Author: Jarett Kobek Book: THE FUTURE WON'T BE LONG: A Novel Publishing: Viking (August 15, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “A brilliant re-creation of a disappeared New York...

JAN KARON – TO BE WHERE YOU ARE: A Mitford Novel

Author: Jan Karon Book: TO BE WHERE YOU ARE: A Mitford Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (September 19, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): #1 New York Times bestselling...

CHARLES TODD – A CASUALTY OF WAR: A Bess Crawford Mystery

Author: Charles Todd Book: A CASUALTY OF WAR: A Bess Crawford Mystery Publishing: William Morrow (September 26, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From New York Times bestselling author...

JOJO SIWA – JOJO’S GUIDE TO THE SWEET LIFE: #PeaceOutHaterz

Author: JoJo Siwa Book: JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz Publishing: Amulet Books (October 3, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from...

JASON FAGONE – THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES: A True Story of Love, Spies,...

Author: Jason Fagone Book: THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies Publishing: Dey Street...

RICH COHEN – THE CHICAGO CUBS: Story of a Curse

Author: Rich Cohen Book: THE CHICAGO CUBS: Story of a Curse Publishing: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 3, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A captivating blend of reportage...

TIM HARFORD – FIFTY INVENTIONS THAT SHAPED THE MODERN ECONOMY

Author: Tim Harford Book: FIFTY INVENTIONS THAT SHAPED THE MODERN ECONOMY Publishing: Riverhead Books (August 29, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A lively history seen through the fifty...

ROBIN COOK – CHARLATANS: A Novel

Author: Robin Cook Book: CHARLATANS: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (August 22, 2017) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The explosive new thriller from New York Times-bestselling author and...

DAVID PALMA – TAKING CHARGE OF CANCER: What You Need To Know to Get...

Author: David Palma, MD. PhD Book: TAKING CHARGE OF CANCER: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment Publishing: New Harbinger Publications (July 1,...
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