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The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Deborah Blum · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, who fought for changeBy the end of nineteenth century, food was dangerous....
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The Triumph of Empire: The Roman World from Hadrian to Constantine

Michael Kulikowski · Harvard University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The Triumph of Empire takes readers into the political heart of imperial Rome and recounts the extraordinary challenges overcome by a flourishing empire. Michael Kulikowski's history begins with the reign of Hadrian, who visited the farthest reaches of his domain and created stable...
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I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa

John Gibler · City Lights Publishers
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

Harrowing personal narratives describing how Mexican authorities disappeared, killed, and injured scores of students and others in a still-unsolved crime. "In Mexico, John Gibler's book has been recognized as a journalistic masterpiece, an instant classic, and the most powerful indictment...
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The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It

Richard Florida · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement...
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How the Right Lost Its Mind

CHARLES J SYKES · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Once at the center of the American conservative movement, bestselling author and radio host Charles Sykes is a fierce opponent of Donald Trump and the right-wing media that enabled his rise.In How the Right Lost Its Mind, Sykes presents an impassioned, regretful, and deeply thoughtful account...
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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

WILLIAM TAUBMAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 852
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the transformational world leader by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev.When Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, the USSR was one of the world's two superpowers. By 1989, his liberal policies of perestroika and glasnost...
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Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War

James Risen · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars,...
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Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

ZEYNEP TUFEKCI · Yale University Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements' greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti-Wall Street encampment, and a packed Tahrir Square, we must first comprehend the power and the weaknesses...
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What Happened

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 494
Format: Hardcover

"In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down." - Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What HappenedFor the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals...
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Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

Linda Greenhouse · Harvard University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In this timely book, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter trains an autobiographical lens on a moment of remarkable transition in American journalism. Just a few years ago, the mainstream press was wrestling with whether labeling waterboarding as torture violated important norms of neutrality...
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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Keeanga Taylor · Haymarket Books
Pages: 270
Format: Print book

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America....
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Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition

W. Fitzhugh Brundage · Belknap Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Most Americans believe that a civilized state does not resort to torture, and yet, as W. Fitzhugh Brundage reveals in this essential and disturbing study, there is a long American tradition of excusing as well as decrying its use.The pilgrims and merchants who first came to America from...
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Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us

Sara E. Gorman · Oxford University Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they cannot possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science...
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The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

Juan Cole · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole takes us inside the youth movements in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, showing us how activists used technology and social media to amplify their message and connect with like-minded citizens The New York Times in this rousing study of the Arab...
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Unlikely partners : Chinese reformers, Western economists, and the making of global China

Julian B Gewirtz · Harvard University Press
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

"Unlikely Partners" recounts the story of how Chinese politicians and intellectuals looked beyond their country s borders for economic guidance at a key crossroads in the nation s tumultuous twentieth century. Julian Gewirtz offers a dramatic tale of competition for influence...
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