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Getting High: Marijuana through the Ages

John Charles Chasteen · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 168
Format: eBook

This engaging book traces the global history of marijuana, reaching back thousands of years. Noted historian John Charles Chasteen follows the use of the drug since Neolithic times, which makes marijuana among the first domesticated plants. Surprisingly, though, only infrequently has it been...
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Spies in Palestine: Love, Betrayal and the Heroic Life of Sarah Aaronsohn

James Srodes · Counterpoint
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Sarah Aaronsohn was a twenty-first century woman in a nineteenth-century world. She and her siblings were born as part of the first wave of Jewish immigrants who fled the pogroms of Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1880s, settling in the province of Syria-Palestine. By the outbreak of World...
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The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

Michael Eric Dyson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 346
Format: Print book

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "A brilliant and complicated portrait of a brilliant and complicated president." - Salon Michael Eric Dyson dives deep into the true meaning of Barack Obama's historic presidency and its effects on the changing landscape of race...
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Data for the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You

Andreas Weigend · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Every time we Google something, Facebook someone, Uber somewhere, or even just turn on a light, we create data that businesses collect and use to make decisions about us. In many ways this has improved our lives, yet, we as individuals do not benefit from this wealth of data as much as we could....
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Classical Literature

Richard Jenkins · Penguin UK
Pages: 256
Format: Mass Market Paperback

What makes Greek and Roman literature great? How has classical literature influenced Western culture? What did Greek and Roman authors learn from each other? Richard Jenkyns is emeritus Professor of the Classical Tradition and the Public Orator at the University of Oxford. His books include...
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Own It: The Power of Women at Work

Sallie Krawcheck · Crown Business
Pages: 246
Format: Print book

A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have. Weren't women supposed to have "arrived"? Perhaps with the nation's first female President,...
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Finding Eden: A Journey into the Heart of Borneo

Robin Hanbury-Tenison · I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Pages: 269
Format: Hardcover

'One of Wanderlust's Books of the Year' and 'The Scotsman's Travel Book of the Year' "Sometimes it feels as though the whole planet has been so polluted and ravaged that there are no Edens left, but they are there to be found by those who step off the beaten...
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Tom Paine's Iron Bridge: Building a United States

Edward G Gray · W W Norton, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Tom Paine's political blueprint for the United States.In a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams judged the author of Common Sense as having "a better hand at pulling down than building." Adams's...
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Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

Ted Scheinman · FSG Originals
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancingThe son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined...
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Panic on the Pacific: How America Prepared for the West Coast Invasion

Bill Yenne · Regnery History
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over America - the war in Europe had hit home. But nowhere was American life more immediately disrupted than on the West Coast, where people lived in certain fear of more Japanese attacks. From that day until...
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The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

EDWARD L AYERS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

Amid the devastation of war rise the first stirrings of freedom in this absorbing, ground-level narrative by an acclaimed historian.Virginia's Great Valley, prosperous in peace with a rich soil and an enslaved workforce, invited destruction in war. Voracious Union and Confederate armies...
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That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know

Joanne Lipman · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

First things first: There will be no man shaming in That's What She Said. A recent Harvard study found that corporate "diversity training" has actually made the gender gap worse - in part because it makes men feel demonized. Women, meanwhile, have been told closing the gender...
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The Box Wine Sailors: Misadventures of a Broke Young Couple at Sea

Amy McCullough · Academy Chicago Publishers,
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Amy and Jimmie were not sailors. Their experience included reading a few books, watching a couple of instructional videos, and sailing once a week for a year. They were land-lubberly, middle-class twentysomethings, audacious and in love. All they wanted was to be together and do something...
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The Official Treasures of the National Football League

James Buckley Jr. · Carlton Books
Pages: 63
Format: Print book

The National Football League began in 1919 with a dozen franchises; now it has 32 teams in almost every major market across the nation. This living history of the NFL traces the sport back to its amateur roots, and describes the growth of pro football, decade by decade. Special features...
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ASVAB Core Review

Learningexpress. · Learning Express, 2016.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

This fully revised and updated guide offers comprehensive review and preparation for the ASVAB Core tests that comprise the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) : Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge. Performance on these tests determines...
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