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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Bandy X Lee · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health.This is not normal.Since the start of Donald Trump's presidential run, one question has quietly...
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Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

STEVEN STOLL · Hill and Wang
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

How the United States underdeveloped AppalachiaAppalachia -- among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America -- has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image arise and what exactly does it mean? In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll launches an original...
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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Jenna Bush Hager · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

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Prairie Fires: The Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder

CAROLINE FRASER · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie book seriesMillions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls -- the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great...
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Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism

BHU SRINIVASAN · Penguin Press
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next...
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Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television's Most Influential News Broadcast

JEFF FAGER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A history of 60 Minutes - the iconic American TV news broadcast - going behind the scenes of the most famous breakthrough stories of its remarkable fifty-year run to reveal the secrets of the program's success.Fifty Years of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from...
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Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Edward Struzik · Island Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

MASHA GESSEN · Riverhead Books
Pages: 515
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTIONThe essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy. Hailed for her "fearless indictment of the most...
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The Great Halifax Explosion

JOHN U BACON · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima: in 1917 a ship laden with the most explosives ever packed on a vessel sailed out of Brooklyn's harbor for the battlegrounds of World War I; when it stopped...
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The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America

Rebecca Fraser · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed historian and biographer Rebecca Fraser comes a vivid narrative history of the Mayflower and of the Winslow family, who traveled to America in search of a new world.The voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony is one of the seminal events in world history....
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The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South

John T Edge · Penguin Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A people's history of Southern food that reveals how the region came to be at the forefront of American culinary culture and how issues of race have shaped Southern cuisine over the last six decadesTHE POTLIKKER PAPERS tells the story of food and politics in the South over the last half...
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We Were Eight Years in Power: A Journey Through the Obama Era

TA-NEHISI COATES · One World
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"* - including the election of Donald Trump."We were eight years in power" was the lament...
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We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That are Funny, Complicated, and True

GABRIELLE UNION · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced." - Lena Dunham, Lenny LetterIn the spirit of Amy Poehler's Yes Please, Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender,...
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A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter

NIKKI GIOVANNI · William Morrow
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

One of America's most celebrated poets looks inward in this powerful collection, a rumination on her life and the people who have shaped her.The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations. She's been hailed as a firebrand, a radical, a healer,...
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Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived

ANTONIN SCALIA CHRISTOPHER SCALIA · Crown Forum
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

This definitive collection of beloved Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's finest speeches covers topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and his heroes and friends. Featuring a foreword by longtime friend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an intimate introduction by his youngest...
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