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Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

LEILA JANAH · Portfolio
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Despite trillions of dollars in Western aid, 2.8 billion people worldwide still struggle to survive every day. We need a better solution. Founder and CEO of Samasource Leila Janah shows that poverty is a problem we can solve - not just hope to alleviate - by giving work. When asked if they'd...
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The Ranger Way: Living the Code On and Off the Battlefield

KRIS PARONTO · Center Street
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Former Army Ranger Kris Paronto, a survivor of the 2012 Benghazi siege that was subject of the book and movie 13 Hours, provides powerful, motivational tools for surviving and thriving to bring readers discipline, motivation, success, and peace to life....
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The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

Gretchen Anna Bakke · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The grid is an accident of history and of culture, in no way intrinsic to how we produce, deliver and consume electrical power. Yet this is the system the United States ended up with, a jerry-built structure now so rickety and near collapse that a strong wind or a hot day can bring it to a grinding...
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The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark

Trae Crowder · Atria Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The Liberal Rednecks - a three-man stand-up comedy group doing scathing political satire - celebrate all that's good about the South while leading the Redneck Revolution and standing proudly blue in a sea of red.Smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks confront outdated...
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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Edith Sheffer · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, aiming to treat those children, usually boys, he deemed capable of participating fully...
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The New York Times Book of Science: More than 150 Years of Groundbreaking Scientific Coverage

David Corcoran · Sterling
Pages: 540
Format: Print book

For more than 150 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of science news reporting. These 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. The varied topics range from chemistry to the cosmos,...
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The Illustrated Delaware River: The History of a Great American River

Hal Taylor · Schiffer Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Filled with 140 finely-crafted original drawings and paintings, this book is designed to guide readers as they explore the rich and diverse heritage of the historic Delaware River Valley. This waterway that defines the common borders of the states of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,...
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The British Empire: How it was built ? and how it fell

Piers Brendon · Connell Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

The sun never set upon the British Empire, its critics liked to say, because God didn't trust the British in the dark.   The joke was a backhanded tribute to the astonishing achievement of the inhabitants of small island kingdom off the European mainland.   Beginning in the 17th century...
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Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel

Francine Klagsbrun · Schocken
Pages: 848
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of Golda Meir: the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of our time. Golda Meir was a world figure unlike any other. Born...
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Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age

Leslie Berlin · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The richly told narrative of the Silicon Valley generation that launched five major high-tech industries in seven years, laying the foundation for today's technology-driven world.At a time when the five most valuable companies on the planet are high-tech firms and nearly half of Americans...
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The Classical World The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity.

Spivey Nigel.
Format: Hardcover

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Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for Today's Kitchen

BETTY CROCKER · Betty Crocker
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A captivating collection that celebrates the wonderful recipes from the Betty Crocker archives in a package that appeals to the modern cook​Betty Crocker Lost Recipes is the ultimate treasure for the most devoted Betty Crocker fans, as well as cooks who are interested in recipes...
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The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan

Samuel Kleiner · Viking
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation's desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific Sam Kleiner's The Flying Tigers uncovers the hidden story...
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College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Daniel Karpowitz · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 236
Format: Print book

Over the years, American colleges and universities have made various efforts to provide prisoners with access to education. However, few of these outreach programs presume that incarcerated men and women can rise to the challenge of a truly rigorous college curriculum. The Bard Prison Initiative...
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Operation Whisper: The Capture of Soviet Spies Morris and Lona Cohen

Barnes Carr · Foreedge
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

Meet Morris and Lona Cohen, an ordinary-seeming couple living on a teacher's salary in a nondescript building on the East Side of New York City. On a hot afternoon in the autumn of 1950, a trusted colleague knocked at their door, held up a finger for silence, then began scribbling a note:...
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