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Rick

It's hard to identify Rick's taste in literature, but we can say this: it is broad. Check out Rick's list:




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How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465049899
Availability: Not in the stores. Ships from Warehouse 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books - October 6th, 2015

This is a thoroughly researched, highly readable history of a mammoth American pop culture phenomenon. There are plenty of fascinating stories-within-the-story that will delight hardcore fans but also interest those with a curiosity about Star Wars as a business enterprise. - rk


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One Red Paperclip: How to Trade a Red Paperclip for a House Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781632990518
Availability: Not in the stores. Ships from Warehouse 1-5 Days
Published: River Grove Books - July 24th, 2015

This reads like an amazing reality show. The author traded a paperclip for a fish pen. He traded the fish pen for a doorknob and the doorknob for a camping stove. Continuing to trade for a year, the final payoff was…a house! The interesting and sometimes wacky transactions that occurred along the way make this a story of truth that is stranger than fiction. - rk


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The Lost Symbol Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781400079148
Availability: Not in the stores. Ships from Warehouse 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor Books - October 19th, 2010

My personal favorite of the Robert Langdon novels (Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, Inferno). Though the scenario itself is far-fetched, while creating the book Brown researched some authentic oddities in our nation’s Capitol, such as hidden chambers and tunnels. You’ll Google some of those Washington, D.C. details that you’ll think are outlandish, but are actually true. - rk