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The Sociology Book

Christopher Thorpe · DK Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals?

The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their...

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Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords-- disabled from an assassination attempt in Tucson, Arizona-- and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership and more responsible gun control laws, despite being gun owners and staunch supporters...
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Right for a Reason: Life, Liberty, and a Crapload of Common Sense

Miriam Weaver · Sentinel HC
Format: Hardcover

“It’s time for a real, snarktastic, humor-filled look at what makes conservatism right. We conservatives have truth and rationality and logic on our side. We just need to remind ourselves why we are right, and we need that reminder delivered in a way that’s not a lecture,...
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So Here's the Thing . . .: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut

Alyssa Mastromonaco · Twelve
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? comes a fun, frank book of reflections, essays, and interviews on topics important to young women, ranging from politics and career to motherhood, sisterhood, and making and sustaining relationships...
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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Al Franken · Twelve
Pages: 406
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times Bestseller
"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." - Louise Erdrich, The New York Times p.p1 {margin:...
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Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found

GILBERT KING · Riverhead Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

"Compelling, insightful and important, Beneath a Ruthless Sun exposes the corruption of racial bigotry and animus that shadows a community, a state and a nation. A fascinating examination of an injustice story all too familiar and still largely ignored, an engaging and essential...
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Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, The Berlin Wall, and the Most Dangerous Place On Earth

Iain MacGregor · Scribner
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A powerful, fascinating, and groundbreaking history of Checkpoint Charlie, the famous military gate on the border of East and West Berlin where the United States confronted the USSR during the Cold War.

East Germany committed a billion dollars to the creation of the Berlin Wall in the early...
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The Hell of Good Intentions: America's Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

Stephen M Walt · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times-bestselling author Stephen M. Walt, The Hell of Good Intentions dissects the faults and foibles of recent American foreign policy -- explaining why it has been plagued by disasters like the "forever wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan and outlining...

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Them: Why We Hate Each Other--and How to Heal

Ben Sasse · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing American Adult, an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crisis facing our nation.

Our culture has always had tribalism. Different political parties, preferred media outlets, and shifts...

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Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities

Daniel Golden · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage -- and why that is troubling news for our nation's security.

Grounded in extensive research and reporting, Spy Schools reveals how academia has emerged...

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Slaves among Us: The Hidden World of Human Trafficking

Monique Villa · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

The horrific world of modern slavery is exposed in this book based on the first-hand experiences of victims of human trafficking.


Through the stories of three remarkable individuals who share how they fell victim to traffickers and how their bodies and souls resisted...

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Holding the Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon With Secretary Mattis

Guy Snodgrass · Sentinel
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An insider's sometimes shocking account of how Defense Secretary James Mattis led the US military through global challenges while serving as a crucial check on the Trump Administration.

For nearly two years as Trump's Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis maintained a complicated...
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