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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 23, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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3 new history books, perfect for hard times

When the news gets too hard to digest, I console myself by reading books of history, and these days I have been reading a lot of it. Part of it is a primitive "if you think things are bad now, consider the chaos of 1916" sort of consolation. Then there's that timeless principle that those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it, an often ignored truth first advanced by the philosopher George Santayana.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 16, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Sebastian Junger shares lessons on tribes and combat

What caused Colonial settlers to run away to join up with Native American tribes, and what does that have to do with recent combat veterans returning home to find themselves missing life in the war zone? Best-selling author Sebastian Junger explores the human need for the kind of strong, intimate bonds that can be found in tribal societies in his 2016 book "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging."

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So many books, so little time: 10 tips on how to get more reading done

We're halfway through the year already – yikes, more than halfway. How did this happen? And are you worried? Forget that nonsense about how the days are getting shorter – you won't notice that until sometime in late August, when the slant of the sun is suddenly a buttery gold and the shadows grow long. The real issue is this: Where are you with your reading goals?