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Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

CATHRYN JAKOBSON RAMIN · HARPERCOLLINS
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand - a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades - delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause harm,...
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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

An explosive, alarming history that finally confronts how American governments in the twentieth century deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide. Lauded by Ta-Nehisi Coates for his "brilliant" and "fine understanding of the machinery of government...
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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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Famous First Facts about American Politics, Second Edition: Print Purchase Includes Free Online Access

Hw Wilson · H. W. Wilson
Pages: 780
Format: Hardcover

Famous First Facts About American Politics covers the memorable elections, public figures, political parties, legislation and administrations that have contributed to the rich history of the United States. This is an essential resource for historians, students, scholars, librarians, and teachers...
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Future Sex

Emily Witt · Farrar
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single womanEmily Witt is single and in her thirties. Up until a few years ago, she still envisioned her sexual experience "eventually reaching a terminus, like a monorail gliding to a stop at Epcot Center."...
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Understanding the Department of the Interior

Don Philpott · Bernan Press
Pages: 327
Format: Print book

Understanding the Department of the Interior reviews many of the major issues handled by the Department of the Interior and impacting the U.S. today. The book aims to present the case, scientific and otherwise, for both sides of all the issues addressed. Areas covered include protection...
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The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

Patrick Kingsley · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. Intrepid and empathetic, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to bear witness to the largest forced migration since the end of World...
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A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System

T R REID · PENGUIN Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Bestselling author T. R. Reid voyages around the world to solve the urgent problem of America's failing tax code, unraveling a complex topic in plain English and telling a rollicking story along the way.The U.S. tax code is a total write-off. Overstuffed with loopholes and special interest...
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First Ladies and American Women: In Politics and at Home

Jill Abraham Hummer · University Press of Kansas
Pages: 269
Format: Hardcover

Unelected, but expected to act as befits her "office," the first lady has what Pat Nixon called "the hardest unpaid job in the world." Michelle Obama championed military families with the program Joining Forces. Four decades earlier Pat Nixon traveled to Africa as the nation's...
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Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

Joshua Davis · FSG Originals
Format: Hardcover

Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion pictureIn 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born...
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Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

Radley Balko · PublicAffairs; First Trade Paper Edition edition
Format: Book

The last days of colonialism taught Americas revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades,...
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Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online

Bailey Shoemaker Richards · Potomac Books
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

Cybersexism is rampant and can exact an astonishingly high cost. In some cases, the final result is suicide. Bullying, stalking, and trolling are just the beginning. Extreme examples such as GamerGate get publicized, but otherwise the online abuse of women is largely underreported. Haters...
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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Alyssa Mastromonaco · Twelve
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this. WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women,...
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Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

David A Nichols · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 385
Format: Hardcover

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch...
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Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

ALI H SOUFAN · W W NORTON
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A compelling, definitive account of how and why bin Laden's ideology keeps rising from the dead.When Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL, many prophesied al-Qaeda's imminent demise. In reality the opposite has occurred. Why?Watching the Arab Spring from his Pakistani safe house,...
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