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The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence

Henry A. Giroux · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Updated and Expanded Edition edition
Format: Paperback

How are children—and their parents—affected by the world's most influential corporation? Henry A. Giroux explores the surprisingly diverse ways in which Disney, while hiding behind a cloak of innocence and entertainment, strives to dominate global media and shape the desires,...
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Paper: Paging Through History

Mark Kurlansky · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world.Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more...
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The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America

Jonathan Lyons · Bloomsbury Press; First edition
Format: Hardcover

Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries brought the Enlightenment to America--an intellectual revolution that laid the foundation for the political one that followed. With the "first Drudgery" of settling the American colonies now well and truly past, Franklin announced in 1743,...
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Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate

Gary J Byrne · Center St
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne exposes the truth behind Hillary, Bill, and their public facade.Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, Former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside...
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The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

Patricia O'Toole · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 768
Format: Hardcover

By the author of acclaimed biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Adams, a penetrating biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) . The Moralist is a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American...
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Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

Allen C. Guelzo · Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg July 13, 1863, which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier,...
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The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

Taylor Branch · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Taylor Branch, author of the acclaimed America in the King Years, introduces selections from the trilogy in clear context and gripping detail. The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes who achieved miracles in constructive purpose and yet poignantly fell short. Here is the full...
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The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

Mary Pilon · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable...
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The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

Edward Brooke-Hitching · Chronicle Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, invisible mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding,...
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The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles

GARY KRIST · Crown
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A vivid account of the creation of modern Los Angeles, a city born from the fantasies of strong-willed visionaries, from bestselling author and masterful storyteller Gary Krist. Now in paperback.Little more than a century ago, the southern coast of California was sleepy semi-desert farmland....
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Joe Gould's Teeth

Jill Lepore · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, the dark, spellbinding tale of her restless search for the long-lost, longest book ever written, a century-old manuscript called "The Oral History of Our Time." Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century...
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America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Steven Brill · Random House
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAmerica's Bitter Pill is Steven Brill's acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing - and failing to change - the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. It's a fly-on-the-wall...
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"All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz · Beacon Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native AmericansIn this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing...
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State and Metropolitan Area Data Book: 2013

Deirdre A. Gaquin · Bernan Press; 1st Edition edition
Format: Paperback

This edition includes: a complete listing and data for all states, metropolitan areas, including micropolitan areas, and their component counties; 2010 census counts and more recent population estimates for all areas; results of the 2012 national and state elections; expanded vital statistics,...
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