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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Stephanie Land · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. "My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter."While the gap between upper middle-class...
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Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien"

Jeremy N. Smith · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This taut, true thriller dives into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker - a woman known only as Alien. When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school's tradition of high?risk physical...
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Henry's Men: And the Men Who Made Him

Tracy Borman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Henry VIII is best known in history for his tempestuous marriages and the fates of his six wives. However, as acclaimed historian Tracy Borman makes clear in her illuminating new chronicle of Henry's life, his reign and reputation were hugely influenced by the men who surrounded and interacted...
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None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed , and the Criminalization of Educators

Shani Robinson · Beacon Press
Pages: 256
Format: Audiobook

An insider's account of the infamous Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal which scapegoated black employees for problems caused by an education reform movement that is increasingly a proxy for corporate greed.In March of 2013, thirty-five black educators in Atlanta Public Schools were...
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Justice in Plain Sight: How a Small-Town Newspaper and Its Unlikely Lawyer Opened America's Courtrooms

Dan Bernstein · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Justice in Plain Sight is the story of a hometown newspaper in Riverside, California, that set out to do its job: tell readers about shocking crimes in their own backyard. But when judges slammed the courtroom door on the public, including the press, it became impossible to tell the whole...
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The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America

Tommy Tomlinson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Roxane Gay's Hunger, a searing, honest, and candid exploration of what it's like to live as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who decided he had to change his life as he neared the age of fifty weighing in at 460 pounds.When he was almost...
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Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

Andrew S. Curran · Other Press
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who, along with Voltaire and Rousseau, helped build the foundations of the modern world.Denis Diderot is often associated with the decades-long battle to bring the world's first comprehensive Encyclopédie into existence....
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Hitler's Pawn: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust

Stephen Koch · Counterpoint
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A remarkable story of a forgotten seventeen-year-old Jew who was blamed by the Nazis for the anti-Semitic violence and terror known as the Kristallnacht, the pogrom still seen as an initiating event of the Holocaust After learning about Nazi persecution of his family, Herschel Grynszpan...
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Queen of the World: Elizabeth II: Sovereign and Stateswoman

Robert Hardman · Pegasus Books
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Written by renowned royal biographer, Robert Hardman, and with privileged access to the Royal Family and the Royal Household, this is a brilliant new portrait of the most famous woman in the world and her place in it.On today's world stage, there is one leader who stands apart from...
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How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment?The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life

Sophie Hannah · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The first and only comprehensive examination of the universal but widely misunderstood practice of grudge-holding that will show you how to use grudges to be your happiest, most optimistic, and most forgiving self. Secretly, we all hold grudges, but most of us probably think we shouldn't,...
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