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What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

David Wood · Little
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars. Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book,...
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Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

Matthew Stewart · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the National Book Award. Where did the ideas come from that became the cornerstone of American democracy? Not only the erudite Thomas Jefferson, the wily and elusive Ben Franklin, and the underappreciated Thomas Paine, but also Ethan Allen, the hero of the Green Mountain...
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Tribe On Homecoming and Belonging.

Junger Sebastian · Twelve
Pages: 168
Format: Print book

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin...
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Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal

Erik Vance · National Geographic Soc
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations...
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The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Good Sex, Bad Laws, and Changing Identities

Eric Berkowitz · Counterpoint LLC
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The act of reproduction, and its variants, never change much, but our ideas about the meaning of sex are in constant flux. Switch a decade, cross a border, or traverse class lines and the harmless pleasures of one group become the gravest crimes in another.Combining meticulous research...
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A.D.H.D. Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic

Alan Schwarz · Scribner
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society.More...
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Risk/Reward: Why Intelligent Leaps and Daring Choices Are the Best Career Moves You Can Make

Anne Kreamer · Random House
Format: Hardcover

A persuasive and eye-opening look at the importance of embracing risk in our working lives - and how to use it to achieve lifelong career success Some of us relish the chance to fly without a net, others . . . not so much. But no matter how adventurous we might be in our personal lives,...
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Unforbidden Pleasures

Adam Phillips · Farrar
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Much has been written of the forbidden pleasures. But what of the "unforbidden" pleasures?Unforbidden Pleasures is the singular new book from Adam Phillips, the author of Missing Out, Going Sane, and On Balance. Here, with his signature insight and erudition, Phillips takes Oscar...
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Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America's War on Fat

Susan Greenhalgh · Cornell University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In recent decades, America has been waging a veritable war on fat in which not just public health authorities, but every sector of society is engaged in constant "fat talk" aimed at educating, badgering, and ridiculing heavy people into shedding pounds. We hear a great deal about...
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The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

Anthony Gottlieb · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The author of the classic The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau. "Never has the story been told so well," said the New York Review of Books of Anthony Gottlieb's The Dream of Reason, an "endlessly entertaining and frequently...
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Labyrinths: Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl, and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis

Catrine Clay · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A sensational, eye-opening account of Emma Jung's complex marriage to Carl Gustav Jung and the hitherto unknown role she played in the early years of the psychoanalytic movement.Clever and ambitious, Emma Jung yearned to study the natural sciences at the University of Zurich. But the strict...
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Pleasurable Weight Loss: The Secrets to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Loving Your Life Today

Jena la Flamme · Sounds True
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

"The key to losing weight is not about enjoying less," teaches Jena la Flamme, "it's about enjoying more." This revolutionary insight has allowed thousands of Jena's students to lose weight without boring food plans, arduous rules, or punishing exercise. Why does...
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The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing

Gavin Edwards · Random House
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

This collection of the most epic, hilarious, and strange Bill Murray stories from the past four decades spotlights the star's extraordinary ability to infuse the everyday with surprise, absurdity, and wonder.No one will ever believe you.New York Times bestselling author Gavin Edwards, like...
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America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks

Ruth Whippman · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Are you happy? Right now? Happy enough? As happy as everyone else? Could you be happier if you tried harder?After she packed up her British worldview (that most things were basically rubbish) and moved to America, journalist and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman found herself increasingly...
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The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

Lisa J Miller · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BestsellerUSA TODAY BestsellerPublishers Weekly BestsellerIn The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows...
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