Crown Archetype, $26
A broad recollection of the singer's life in music in the tumultuous '60s and the high cost it exacted in her personal life.
How the World Became Modern
W.W. Norton, $26.95
This year's National Book Award winner in nonfiction describes the world-changing rediscovery of a lost Latin classic.
10 Mindful Minutes
Giving Our Children and Ourselves the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress for Healthier, Happier Lives
The actress offers tips on teaching children how to cultivate an attitude of mindfulness in spite of countless daily distractions.
That Used to Be Us
How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28
The authors look at the challenges facing America in globalization, energy consumption, information technology and chronic deficits, and offer a call to action.
Random House, $26
Looks at Caravaggio, Rin Tin Tin and Ike's White House years are among the top picks.
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