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Rise and Kill First,  by Ronen Bergman -
The Talmus says:"If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first." This instinct to
take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired
into Israel's DNA. From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, protecting the nation
from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services,
and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the
most serious threats: targeted assassinations. Used countless times, on enemies large
and small, the targeted killing programs have been used as both responses to attacks
and preemptively. This is an inside account of those programs.
Wolf Boys, by Dan Slator -
At first glance, Gabriel Cardona is the poster-boy American teenager: athletic,
handsome, bright, and charismatic. But the ghettos of Laredo, Texas - his border town -
are full of smugglers and gangsters. It isn't long before Gabriel abandons his future for
the allure of juvenile crime, which leads him across the river to Mexico's most dangerous
drug cartel: Los Zetas. As the cartel wars spill across the border, Gabriel and his crew
are sent to work in the States. But in Texas, the teen hit men encounter a Mexican-born
homicide detective determined to keep the cartel violence out of his adopted country.
Now I KNow, by Dan Lewis -
Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the US had a plan
to invade Canada?And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon?
 Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivial, you're guaranteed a big
surprise within the pages of this book. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to
New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge
your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.
The Electric Woman, by Tessa Fontaine -
For three years Tessa Fontaine lived in a constant state of emergency as her mother
battled stroke after stroke. But hospitals, wheelchairs, and loss of language couldn't
hold back such a woman; she and her husband would see Italy together, come what
may. Thus Fontaine became free to follow her own piper, a literal giant inviting her to
"come play" in the World of Wonders, America's last traveling sideshow. How could she
refuse? Transformed into an escape artist, a snake charmer, and a high-voltage
Electra, Fontaine witnessed the marvels of carnival life, training her body to ignore fear
while learning how to keep her heart open in the face of loss.
Survival Hacks, by Creek Stewart -
This rough-and-rugged guide covers
everything from small-scale hacks, like
using sticks and rope to make a table,
to the big stuff, like creating a
one-person emergency shelter from a
trash bag or purifying dirty water using
a plastic bottle and the sun. Being
prepared can make the difference when
it comes to your survival in an
emergency;
Survival Hacks makes it a
lot easier.
The Truth About Animals, by Lucy Cooke -
Humans have gone to the moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to
understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing a viral
video of a romping baby panda or a picture of penguins "holding hands,' it's hard for
us not to project our own values - innocence, fidelity, temperance, hard work - onto
animals. So you've probably never considered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on
their mates, worker ants lay about. They do - and that's just for starters. Charming and
at times downright weird, this modern bestiary is perfect for anyone who has ever
suspected that virtue might be unnatural.