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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

Chris McGreal · PublicAffairs
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusionsThe opioid epidemic has been called "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine." But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of history. Driven by greed,...
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The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II

WINSTON GROOM · National Geographic
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin--the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders--aligned to win World War II and created a new world order.By the end of World War II, 59 nations were arrayed...
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American Dialogue: The Founding Fathers and Us

Joseph J Ellis · Knopf
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning author of Founding Brothers and The Quartet now gives us a deeply insightful examination of the relevance of the views of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams to some of the most divisive issues in America today.The story of history is a ceaseless...
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Before and After Alexander: The Legend and Legacy of Alexander the Great

Richard A. Billows · The Overlook Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

By the author of Marathon, an enlightening look at the historical context behind Alexander the Great, his accomplishments, and his legacyIn the arc of western history, Ancient Greece is at the apex, owing to its grandeur, its culture, and an intellectual renaissance to rival that of Europe....
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American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment

Shane Bauer · Penguin Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history.In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana....
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