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The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

NADINE BURKE HARRIS · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"An extraordinary, eye-opening book." - People

"A rousing wake-up call . . . this highly engaging, provocative book prove[s] beyond a reasonable doubt that millions of lives depend on us finally coming to terms with the long-term consequences of childhood adversity...
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Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing To Us

Will Storr · The Overlook Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

By the author of The Unpersuadables, this thrilling and ambitious book explores the mysterious power of the self and reveals the danger of our modern obsession with it.

We live in the age of the individual. Every day, we're bombarded with depictions of the beautiful, successful,...

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Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments: A Stone Reader

Peter Catapano · Liveright
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From the editors of the widely influential The Stone Reader comes the most thorough and engaging guide to modern ethical thought available.

Since 2010, The Stone -- the immensely popular, award-winning philosophy column in the New York Times -- has revived and reinterpreted age-old...
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Why Torture Doesn't Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation

Shane O'Mara · Harvard University Press, 2015.
Pages: 322
Format: Print book

Torture is banned because it is cruel and inhumane. But as Shane O'Mara writes in this account of the human brain under stress, another reason torture should never be condoned is because it does not work the way torturers assume it does.

In countless films and TV shows such as Homeland...

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A Companion To Marx's Capital: The Complete Edition

David Harvey · Verso
Pages: 768
Format: Paperback

The radical geographer guides us through the classic text of political economyIn recent years, we have witnessed a surge of interest in Marx's work in an effort to understand the origins of our current political and economic crisis.For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured...
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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Memoir About Anxiety

SARAH WILSON · Dey Street Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar transforms cultural perceptions of the mental health issue of our age - anxiety - viewing this widespread condition not as a burdensome affliction but as a powerful spiritual teacher that can deepen our lives.

While reading...

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Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Amanda H. Littauer · The University of North Carolina Press
Format: Print book

In this innovative and revealing study of midcentury American sex and culture, Amanda Littauer traces the origins of the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s. She argues that sexual liberation was much more than a reaction to 1950s repression because it largely involved the mainstreaming...
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The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity

Charles Taylor · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In seminal works ranging from Sources of the Self to A Secular Age, Charles Taylor has shown how we create possible ways of being, both as individuals and as a society. In his new book setting forth decades of thought, he demonstrates that language is at the center of this generative process.For...
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The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis

Martha C. Nussbaum · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From one of the world's most celebrated moral philosophers comes a thorough examination of the current political crisis and recommendations for how to mend our divided country.

For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books...
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Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time

Garry Wills · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

Shakespeare’s plays abound with kings and leaders who crave a public stage and seize every opportunity to make their lives a performance: Antony, Cleopatra, Richard III, Othello, and many others. Such self-dramatizing characters appear in the work of other playwrights of the era as well,...
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Strong As a Mother: How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and

Kate Rope · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Expert, practical advice for complete mental and physical maternal health

Kate Rope's Strong as a Mother is a practical and compassionate guide to preparing for a smooth start to motherhood. Everyone knows the secret to having "the Happiest Baby on the Block."...

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The Philosophy Book: From the Vedas to the New Atheists, 250 Milestones in the History of Philosophy

Gregory Bassham · Sterling
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

Philosophy explores the deepest, most fundamental questions of reality - and this accessible and entertaining chronology presents 250 milestones of the most important theories, events, and seminal publications in the field over the last 3,500 years. The brief, engaging entries cover a range...
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The Known, the Secret, the Forgotten: A Memoir

Joan Wheelis · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Crafted from slivers of reminiscence and reflection, Joan Wheelis's beautifully written memoir explores the intricacies of attachment and the perils of love and inevitable loss.

We glimpse the author's childhood in San Francisco and her relationship with her distinguished psychoanalyst...

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Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter

SCOTT ADAMS · Portfolio
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the creator of Dilbert, an unflinching look at the strategies Donald Trump used to persuade voters to elect the most unconventional candidate in the history of the presidency, and how anyone can learn his methods for succeeding against long odds.

Scott Adams - a trained...
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