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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

William Deresiewicz · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 245
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be - but aren't - providing.As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest...
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What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

E.D. Hirsch Jr. · Bantam
Pages: 528
Format: Paperback

"A revised and updated version of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know, Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education, with readings and activities in Literature, Mathematics, History, science, and the arts"--
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The Fracking Truth:America's Energy Revolution: the Inside, Untold Story

Chris Faulkner · Platform Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

The revolution has already begun. The fracking revolution, that is. The Fracking Truth is a primer on America’s ongoing energy revolution, but it’s also a call to action. The oil and gas industry has failed itself and failed the American public by doing a poor job of educating...
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Every Landlord's Legal Guide

Janet Portman · NOLO; Twelfth Edition edition

Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords the legal and practical solutions they need to rent residential property right. From move-in to move-out, this book covers a wide range of issues, including fair housing, repairs, sublets, screening for good tenants, and environmental hazards...
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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Kate Moore · Sourcebooks
Pages: 479
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller!"the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still." -- NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark dangerThe Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face...
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Code Check: An Illustrated Guide to Building a Safe House

Redwood Kardon · Taunton Press; 7th ed. edition

The Code Check series provides answers to all types of building code questions. The books are filled with essential information, yet are handy enough to take to the job site.
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Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

Cory Doctorow · McSweeney's
Format: Hardcover

In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow's Information Doesn't Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This...
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The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger

Elizabeth H Blackburn · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 398
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease...
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