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Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America

ALISSA QUART · Ecco
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Squeezed weaves together intimate reporting with sharp and lively critique to show how the high cost of parenthood and our increasingly unstable job market have imploded the middle-class American Dream for many families, and offers surprising solutions for how we might change thingsFamilies...
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Devil's Mile: The Rich, Gritty History of the Bowery

ALICE SPARBERG ALEXIOU · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: "Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history, and she brings it all brimming to life here in the story of the Bowery, the most notorious street in America."A fascinating cultural history of New York City's...
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The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy

Anna Clark · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The first full account of the Flint, Michigan, water scandal, an American tragedy, with new details, from Anna Clark, the award-winning Michigan journalist who has covered the story from its beginningsWhen the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring...
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The Brink: President Reagan and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983

MARC AMBINDER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union.What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they sent mobile...
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Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

LYNN VINCENT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II - and the fifty-year...
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The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case against an American Icon

JOHN REEVES · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

History has been kind to Robert E. Lee. Woodrow Wilson believed General Lee was a "model to men who would be morally great." Douglas Southall Freeman, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his four-volume biography of Lee, described his subject as "one of a small company of great...
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The Price of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy

Jay Cost · Basic Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An incisive account of the tumultuous relationship between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and of the origins of our wealthy yet highly unequal nationIn the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison's bitterly personal...
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Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together

ANDREW SELEE · PublicAffairs
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A nuanced, story-driven narrative about the deeply intertwined business and cultural relationship between the United States and Mexico, and the need to tear down, rather than fortify, wallsA certain narrative about the relationship between the United States and Mexico has taken shape over...
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New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

JAMES BRIDLE · Verso
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world. In actual fact, we are lost...
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