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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Nikole Hannah-Jones - One World
Format: Hardcover

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred...
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Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival

Tom Clavin - ?St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his 44th combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Tom Clavin's Lightning Down tells this largely untold...
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The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone

Edward Dolnick - Scribner
Format: Hardcover

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the world, attracting millions of visitors to the British museum ever year, and yet most people don't really know what it is. Discovered in a pile of rubble in 1799, this slab of stone proved to be the key to unlocking a lost language...
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Can We Talk About Israel?: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted

Daniel Sokatch - ?Bloomsbury Publishing; Illustrated edition
Format: Hardcover

"Can't you just explain the Israel situation to me? In, like, 10 minutes or less?" This is the question Daniel Sokatch is used to answering on an almost daily basis as the head of the New Israel Fund, an organization dedicated to equality and democracy for all Israelis, not just...
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Pandemia: How Coronavirus Hysteria Took Over Our Government, Rights, and Lives

Alex Berenson - ?Regnery Publishing
Format: Hardcover

The most important fact about the coronavirus pandemic that turned the world upside down in 2020 is that our response to it has been an epic overreaction driven by a disastrous confluence of public and private interests - all of them purporting to "follow the science." Since...
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A Terrible, Horrible, No Good Year: Hundreds of Stories on the Pandemic

Six-Word Memoirs - ?Six-Word Memoirs
Pages: Paperback??168
Format: Paperback?

The tenth book in the Six-Word Memoir series tells the story of a world we never expected to be in and can't stop talking about. Told through the lens of students, teachers, and parents around the world, A Terrible, Horrible, No Good Year offers hundreds of inspirational, playful, and profound...
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The 9.9 Percent: The New Aristocracy That Is Entrenching Inequality and Warping Our Culture

Matthew Stewart - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

In 21st century America, the top 0.1% of the wealth distribution have walked away with the big prizes even while the bottom 90% have lost ground. What's left of the American Dream has taken refuge in the 9.9% that lies just below the tip of extreme wealth. Collectively, the members...
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The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes: And the Unwritten History of the Trans Experience

Zoë Playdon - ?Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Ewan Forbes was born to a wealthy, landowning family, holders of a baronetcy, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1912. Assigned female at birth, his true identity was nevertheless clear even in childhood - and so, with the support of his mother, he was taken to European specialists and eventually...
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The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail

Ray Dalio - Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A few years ago, renowned investor Ray Dalio began noticing a confluence of political and economic conditions he hadn't encountered before in his fifty-year career. They included large debts and zero or near-zero interest rates in the world's three major reserve currencies; significant...
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The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III

Andrew Roberts - ?Viking
Format: Hardcover

Most Americans dismiss George III as a buffoon--a heartless and terrible monarch with few, if any, redeeming qualities. The best-known modern interpretation of him is Jonathan Groff's preening, spitting, and pompous take in Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway masterpiece. But this...
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