Random House June 2015 Announced Drop-Ins

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    Between the World and Me Hardcover Ta-Nehisi Coates 9780812993547 $34.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jul 14, 2015
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    Hausfrau A Novel Paperback Jill Alexander Essbaum 9780812987294 $21.00 FICTION Aug 04, 2015
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    Hausfrau A Novel CD-Audio Jill Alexander Essbaum 9780553551587 $46.00 FICTION Mar 17, 2015
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    Series: Little Golden Book Star Wars: A New Hope (Star Wars) Hardcover Geof Smith 9780736435383 $5.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Jul 28, 2015
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    Series: Little Golden Book Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (Star Wars) Hardcover Golden Books 9780736435468 $5.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Jul 28, 2015
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    Series: Little Golden Book Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Star Wars) Hardcover Geof Smith 9780736435482 $5.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Jul 28, 2015
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    Series: Little Golden Book Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) Hardcover Geof Smith 9780736435444 $5.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Jul 28, 2015
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    Series: Little Golden Book Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Star Wars) Hardcover Courtney Carbone 9780736435420 $5.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Jul 28, 2015
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    Series: Little Golden Book Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars) Hardcover Geof Smith 9780736435406 $5.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Jul 28, 2015
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    Star Wars 48-Copy Little Golden Book Floor Display Undefined Various 9781101953853 $287.52 JUVENILE FICTION Jul 28, 2015
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    Series: Star Wars The Force Awakens (Star Wars) CD-Audio Alan Dean Foster 9780399567490 $51.00 FICTION Jan 05, 2016
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    The Brain The Story of You Hardcover David Eagleman 9781101870532 $37.95 SCIENCE Oct 06, 2015
    Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are “you”? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human?  In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, genocide, brai... + Read More
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    Skyfaring A Journey with a Pilot Hardcover Mark Vanhoenacker 9780701188665 $35.99 TRANSPORTATION Jul 22, 2015
    'Flight, like any great love, is both a liberation and a return': an airline pilot captures the wonder of flight for the modern traveller.     "One of the most constantly fascinating, but consistently under-appreciated aspects of modern life is the business of flying. Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book on the subject: a description of what it's like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. This is a man who is at once a technical expert - he flies 747s across continents -- and... + Read More
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    The Football Manager Bible Hardcover Iain Macintosh 9781780893532 $31.99 SPORTS & RECREATION Nov 24, 2015
    The ultimate user bible to playing Football Manager.     Football Manager doesn't need you. Football Manager will happily play on without you, carefully managing and tinkering with its teams, happily playing out an eternity of football whether you are there to watch or not. To play Football Manager, at least beyond your first assignment, you have to prove yourself worthy of Football Manager. And perhaps this is where the source of the addiction lies. From the first moment, the pressure is on. Your team, your tactics, your ideas, your strategy. ... + Read More
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    Death and Mr Pickwick A Novel Hardcover Stephen Jarvis 9780224099660 $39.95 FICTION Sep 01, 2015
    An extraordinary novel about an extraordinary novel -- Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers.      On March 31, 1836 the publishers Chapman & Hall launched the first issue of a new monthly periodical entitled The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Conceived and created by the artist Robert Seymour, it contained four of his illustrations; the words to accompany them were written by a young journalist who used the pen-name Boz.     The story of a sporting-cum-drinking club presided over by fat, loveable Mr Pickwick, assisted by his cockney ma... + Read More
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    No Lipstick in Lebanon A Story of Strength, Spirit and Survived Hardcover Paul Timblick 9781783521081 $31.99 FICTION Oct 08, 2015
    The fictionalised true story of one Ethiopian woman's ordeal working as a domestic servant in Beirut.     A chilling novel steeped in real-life horrors.      Meron Lemma couldn't know there was a fate worse than wasting away as a poor teenager in the Ethiopian slum where she was born.     Desperate to create her own destiny, and drawn by the irresistible possibility of earning real dollars as a maid in Beirut, Meron leaves her devout mother and family behind to join the many other Habesha migrants searching for a better life in the Middle East.... + Read More
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    Second-Hand Stories Hardcover Josh Spero 9781783521241 $27.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 24, 2015
    A unique memoir that celebrates not just one life, but all of the lives connected through the past ownership of second-hand books.Every second-hand book tells two stories: one within its pages and another of the life it lived before changing hands.Whether mundane or extraordinary, on a grand scale or intensely personal, every second-hand book conceals the story of its past life. Lives filled with love, loss, scandal and conflict, these are the intimate and incredible stories that author Josh Spero uncovered after tracking down the previous owne... + Read More
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    Heart of the Original Hardcover Steve Aylett 9781783520916 $16.99 SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 27, 2015
    Award-winning satirist and sci-fi writer Steve Aylett explores our professed desire and hidden revulsion towards originality.     "Force-fed with ideas until its liver explodes... this is a sizzling and hilarious manifesto where its author means every blazing word, and which makes a case for the caged-animal repetitive behaviour of our culture... Heart of the Original should be tattooed on the backs of all the limp re-imaginers currently crowding our TV screens, our multiplexes and our surviving bookshops. Probably the most astonishing thing th... + Read More
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    The Scarlet Sisters My Nanna's Story of Secrets and Heartache on the Banks of the River Thames Paperback Helen Batten 9780091959692 $15.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jan 26, 2016
    A granddaughter's search for her nanna's secret past -- a story of love and loss, poverty and survival.      'Oh my goodness -- another girl Mrs Swain!'Clara's normal iron composure broke and she screamed, 'No! That's not the bloody deal!'And that is how my nanna, Bertha Swain, entered the world.     When Helen Batten's marriage breaks down, she starts on a journey of discovery into her family's past and the mysteries surrounding her enigmatic nanna's early life. What she unearths is a tale of five feisty red heads struggling to climb out of po... + Read More
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    Ex Paperback Laurie Avadis 9781783520879 $18.99 FICTION Sep 22, 2015
    One of the wildest, funniest, and most violent books you’ll ever read—it makes Kill Bill look like Toy Story.Daniel is a survivor. But with his 32-stone psychotic police sergeant father concocting ever-more obscure methods of killing him and a mother who has abandoned the family to live out her life as a mermaid, he needs to find a way to save himself.Ex takes you on a riotous voyage down the Thames on the world’s largest and most deadly wooden potato. Along the way you’ll meet an outrageous array of characters including a flock of swearing duc... + Read More
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    Introducing George the Poet Search Party: The First Collection of Poetry Hardcover George the Poet 9780753556207 $21.99 POETRY Oct 27, 2015
    The first collection of poetry by 'the hottest name in spoken word' (Observer), George The Poet.     'The title is Search Party -- the idea being that we're all out here looking for something, and my poems are my way of finding myself.' A young black poet blending spoken word and rap; an inner city upbringing with a Cambridge education; a social consciousness with a satirical wit and infectious rhythm -- George The Poet is the voice of a new generation.     Search Party is a thought-provoking and deeply autobiographical collection. From the ove... + Read More
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    Saving Bletchley Park Hardcover Sue Black 9781908717924 $32.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 26, 2016
    The inspirational story of the campaign to save one of Britain's most critical wartime heritage sites, and the history behind what made it a place worth saving.     Imagine a Britain where the most important sites of historical significance are replaced with housing estates and supermarkets.     Imagine a Britain without Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and a team of codebreakers changed the course of World War II and where thousands of women inspired future generations with their work in the fields of computing and technology.Now imagine a gr... + Read More
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    Bernard Hinault and the Fall and Rise of French Cycling Paperback William Fotheringham 9780224100298 $31.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 24, 2015
    The definitive biography of France's greatest cyclist by the number one bestselling author of Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike.     Bernard Hinault is one of the greatest cyclists of all time. He is a five-time winner of the Tour de France and the only man to have won each of the Grand Tours on more than one occasion. Three decades on from his retirement, he remains the last Frenchman to win the Tour de France. His victory in 1985 marks the turning point when the nation who had dominated the first eight decades of the race they had invented suddenly... + Read More
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    Living on the Volcano The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager Hardcover Michael Calvin 9781780893273 $35.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 24, 2015
    This is a book about football managers, live and uncut.      A man punches the wall in a strategic show of anger. Another complains he has become a stranger to those he loves. A third relies on "my three a day: coffee, Nurofen and a bottle of wine." Yet another admits he is an oddity, who would prefer to be working in cricket. A fifth describes his professional life as "a circus". These are football managers, live and uncut. Arsene Wenger likens the job to "living on a volcano: any day may be your last". He speaks with the authority of being th... + Read More
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    A-Z of Hell Ross Kemp's How Not to Travel the World Paperback Ross Kemp 9780099590927 $15.99 TRUE CRIME Oct 27, 2015
    This is not one hell of a travel guide. This is a travel guide to hell.      Ross Kemp's fascinating guide of the worst places in the world.     Want to know where to discover the perfect sunset in Fiji? How about a tropical paradise in St Lucia, or one of the world's beautiful natural wonders in the Alps?      Well this is NOT the guide for you.     But if you want to know about being set on fire by neo-Nazis in Russia, or being attacked for a can of tuna in the Congo, buying crack cocaine in a Venezuelan prison for $1.20 or getting run over b... + Read More
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    Trust Me, PR Is Dead Paperback Robert Phillips 9781783520831 $21.99 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Nov 24, 2015
    An inside look at the demise of traditional industry and the roles that trust, truth and transparency play in modern capitalism and politics.     Robert Phillips spent twenty-five years at the top of the Public Relations industry, travelling the world to speak alongside Prime Ministers and CEOs (in between presenting naked in Finnish boardrooms saunas and trying to bring an end to the British monarchy). But then he quit his job as CEO EMEA of Edelman -- the world's largest PR firm -- for one simple reason: he no longer believed in what he was d... + Read More
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    Neither Nowt Nor Summat In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire Hardcover Ian Mcmillan 9780091959951 $31.99 HISTORY Oct 27, 2015
    A glorious ramble around Yorkshire from one of our best loved poets.     I'm going to define the essence of this sprawling place as best I can. I'm going to start here, in this village, and radiate out like a ripple in a pond. I don't want to go to the obvious places, either; I want to be like a bus driver on my first morning on the job, getting gloriously lost, turning up where I shouldn't. I'm going to confirm or deny the clichés, holding them up to see where the light gets in. Yorkshire people are tight. Yorkshire people are arrogant. Yorksh... + Read More
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    Interesting My Autobiography Paperback Steve Davis 9781785030710 $31.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 24, 2015
    The story of a British sporting legend for the first time, in his own words.     Steve Davis was just a rookie from Plumstead, south London, learning how to play from an old book his snooker-obsessed father had given him, when an encounter with Barry Hearn changed his life forever. With his backing, Steve began touring the country in a clapped-out car as an amateur. Challenging established professionals and winning titles, supported by his loyal following the Romford Roar, it wasn't long before he progressed to the world's stage.     By the eig... + Read More
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    Lambert's Railway Miscellany Paperback Anthony Lambert 9781785032219 $27.99 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Jan 26, 2016
    An entertaining miscellany full of fascinating railway stories, facts and tidbits, from the age of steam to the present day.      The world of the railways weaves a spell over many people. In this engaging book railway expert Anthony Lambert presents some of the best stories. From the early days come tales of financial skulduggery and worries that sparks from locomotives might ignite sheep's fleeces. But as the railway transformed the modern world, attitudes changed, and railways were opened to great rejoicing and even religious blessing. The p... + Read More
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    Unchosen The Memoirs of a philo-semite Paperback Julie Burchill 9781783521036 $18.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 13, 2015
    A hilarious and heartfelt memoir from Julie Burchill, the UK's most controversial journalist, on the great love of her life, the Jewish people.     What if your first love was not one person but an entire culture?     This is a loud and heartfelt celebration of one woman's relationship with the Jewish people. Growing up as a blonde, popular, West Country schoolgirl, Julie Burchill was the unlikeliest convert to militant Zionism but learning of the cruelty the Jewish people faced throughout history turned her into their biggest champion.      Fr... + Read More
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    Field Notes From the Edge Journeys Through Britain's Secret Wilderness Hardcover Paul Evans 9781846044564 $31.99 NATURE Oct 27, 2015
    One of Britain's foremost nature writers takes us on a journey through Britain's hidden wilderness.     In Field Notes from the Edge, the acclaimed writer of the Guardian's 'Country Diary', Paul Evans, takes us on a journey through the in-between spaces of Nature -- such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves -- where one wilderness is on the verge of becoming another and all things are possible.      Here, Evans searches out wildlife and plants to reveal a Nature that is inspiring yet intimidating; miraculous yet mundane; part sacred s... + Read More
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    Fat Planet The Obesity Trap and How We Can Escape It Paperback Dr. David Lewis 9781847947284 $25.00 SCIENCE Oct 27, 2015
    A fascinating, timely and extremely approachable account of the social and psychological causes for the global obesity epidemic -- and how we can overcome it.     Our planet is in the grip of an obesity pandemic.     More than a billion people worldwide are overweight and over 600 million are obese. We live in an obesogenic environment in which it is much easier to get fat than to stay fit. How has this come to be? Who is to blame? What can we do?In Fat Planet, Dr. David Lewis and Dr. Margaret Leitch examine the social and psychological causes ... + Read More
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    The Test My Life, and the Inside Story of the Greatest Ashes Series Hardcover Simon Jones 9780224100274 $41.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Jan 26, 2016
    Ten years on from the 2005 Ashes, the greatest series of all time, former England bowler Simon Jones takes you back to relive the drama on the pitch and inside the dressing room, and reveals the raw truth behind international sport.     Eighteen years, eight series, eight defeats. These are the facts. I look around the room. We're a young team. Strauss, Flintoff, Vaughan, the new guy, Kevin Pietersen. None of us remember England holding the Ashes. We are a generation that have grown up in Australia's shadow.      In 2005 Simon Jones took part i... + Read More
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    Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay The Dopsy Business of Popular Music Paperback Simon Napier-Bell 9781783521043 $18.99 MUSIC Oct 13, 2015
    The highly-acclaimed one-volume insider history of the whole damn music business.     Welcome to the music business, a world of greed, corruption, self-interest and fun...    This is the ultimate insider history of how popular music has evolved, not just as a creative industry, but as a business that has made people rich beyond their wildest dreams. From the printing of sheet music and piano rolls to the world of downloads and streaming, Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay is stuffed full of fascinating anecdotes -- but it is also a seriously insightful explor... + Read More
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    Series: News From News from the Clouds Hardcover Robert Llewellyn 9781783520572 $35.99 FICTION Oct 27, 2015
    In the final book of the News from trilogy, Gavin Meckler travels again through time and space to his third and final alternative future.     Gavin Meckler has slipped sideways in time again to a far more treacherous future than he has ever faced before.     Ever since Gavin left the world of 2011 and landed 200 years in the future, he has navigated the garden lands of Gardenia, escaped a world run by women in the Squares, and now finds himself in a floating city in the Clouds. In this possible alternative future, the planet is ravaged by a bru... + Read More


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